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Talks / Yoga Practice
Rivers of Consciousness: Three Nadis in Yoga
The life force (prana) that animates and supports our bodies flows in a complex network of countless nadis (channels of energy in the subtle body). Join Sandra Anderson as she discusses the three major nadis: ida, pingala, and sushumna. Learn how their unique characteristics shape our lives and practice. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Articles / Meditation
How to Reach Samadhi
In the state of samadhi, the mind is perfectly still and at peace. How do we allow this state to emerge in us? Pandit Tigunait explains how the first step is to train our mind to concentrate on a single object, and then how concentration leads to meditation and samadhi.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Head-Clearing Meditation
From the brain to our eyes, ears, nose, and mouth, our head is home to some of our most important organs. On a subtler level, it houses our thoughts, including our worries and negative memories. Shari Friedrichsen offers a guided meditation to soothe and clear the head. Take a moment to nourish, cleanse, and thank your center of perception, discrimination, and intelligence. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 6 min
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Shari Friedrichsen
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COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
Living Without Fear in the Era of COVID-19: Unleashing the Power of Healing and Service
COVID-19 is here. All of us have valid reasons to be concerned about the virus and its ramifications on many levels—health and well-being, social, and economic. The ethical and spiritual implications of this pandemic are beyond anyone’s comprehension. And yet, yoga gives us tools that will help us on every level. Now is the time to turn to the 5,000-year-old tradition of yogic wisdom and to put that wisdom into practice. By tapping into the pool of our inner healing force, we can eliminate fear and mobilize the time-honored power of service. Join Pandit Rajmani Tigunait on Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. EDT for this timely livestream, and become a force of global healing and positive change in these troubled times.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Articles / Meditation
The Real Meaning of Meditation
What is meditation? How does it work? Can meditation help us achieve genuine peace and happiness in today’s hectic, often chaotic world? Swami Rama explains the various aspects of meditation: how to turn inward, how to cultivate stillness, how to pay attention, and how to tell that we are making progress.
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Swami Rama
5
Talks / Wisdom
Hiranyagarbha: Golden Egg of Collective Consciousness
Whereas modern science holds that consciousness evolves from matter, ancient wisdom teaches the reverse: a self-luminous field of consciousness gives rise to everything we see. Ishan Tigunait explores this concept of seed awareness, known as the hiranyagarbha (golden egg). Learn how every inch of the universe is an expression of its purpose and radiance. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
72
Classes / Yoga
Moving with Inner Awareness (All Levels)
Regardless of your physical capacity, tuning into your inner experience during movement can take your yoga practice to the next level. In this well-rounded class, Bill Ryan leads us through opening and strengthening sequences, with guidance on observing the breath and the body. Complete with a systematic relaxation and a guided meditation, this session is an opportunity to build and channel inner awareness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 1 hr 12 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD
4
Articles / Yoga Practice
Pranayama and the Autonomic Nervous System
Can we consciously change our heart rate and other automatic, or involuntary, functions of our body? Swami Rama explains how pranayama—controlling the breath—enables us to bring all the processes regulated by our autonomic nervous system under our voluntary control.
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Swami Rama
5
Talks / Yoga Practice
Yoga & Stress
Everything in nature undergoes change—our lives are no exception. Yet we often struggle against the flow, regarding the unknown with fear and confusion. Sarah Guglielmi encourages us to see the wisdom and beauty in the cycles of transformation within and all around us, so that we can greet the next chapter with peace and openness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Sarah Guglielmi
65
Lectures / Sacred Texts
Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club, Part 3: Reversing the Wheel of Karma
From determining our lifespan to influencing how we think and act, our karmas (past actions and their fruits) powerfully shape our current experience. In the third session (sutras 2:10–2:17) of the Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club, Ishan Tigunait explores how the karmic wheel works and how the spiritual seeker can meaningfully engage with it. Find out how to harness its momentum and transform it into a force of liberation. To prepare for the next session, please read sutras 2:18–2:27 in Pandit Tigunait’s The Practice of the Yoga Sutra: Sadhana Pada. As you study, don’t forget to submit your questions to bookclub@yearlongmeditation.org. Ishan will be answering as many of them as possible in our capstone session. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 5 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Articles / Wisdom
The Yamas: Creating Harmony in Daily Life
It can be hard to change unproductive habit patterns. Yoga’s yamas (restraints) and niyamas (observances) help us to do just that. Learn how the five yamas alert us when our actions are out of sync with our spiritual aspirations and how they help us understand and manage the emotions driving our actions—allowing us to relate to ourselves and others in a more harmonious and balanced way.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Talks / Sacred Texts
Raga & Dvesha: Craving & Hating
If we do not choose otherwise, the twin forces of raga (attachment) and dvesha (aversion) run our life: we spend all our time and energy running after our likes and running away from our dislikes—yet we fail to find peace or happiness. Join Sandra Anderson to learn how you can rise above these two instinctive, habitual forces to cultivate greater equanimity and virtue. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Sandra Anderson

COVID-19 Support

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COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
Living Without Fear in the Era of COVID-19: Unleashing the Power of Healing and Service
COVID-19 is here. All of us have valid reasons to be concerned about the virus and its ramifications on many levels—health and well-being, social, and economic. The ethical and spiritual implications of this pandemic are beyond anyone’s comprehension. And yet, yoga gives us tools that will help us on every level. Now is the time to turn to the 5,000-year-old tradition of yogic wisdom and to put that wisdom into practice. By tapping into the pool of our inner healing force, we can eliminate fear and mobilize the time-honored power of service. Join Pandit Rajmani Tigunait on Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. EDT for this timely livestream, and become a force of global healing and positive change in these troubled times.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Articles / Meditation
The Real Meaning of Meditation
What is meditation? How does it work? Can meditation help us achieve genuine peace and happiness in today’s hectic, often chaotic world? Swami Rama explains the various aspects of meditation: how to turn inward, how to cultivate stillness, how to pay attention, and how to tell that we are making progress.
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Swami Rama
4
Articles / Yoga Practice
Pranayama and the Autonomic Nervous System
Can we consciously change our heart rate and other automatic, or involuntary, functions of our body? Swami Rama explains how pranayama—controlling the breath—enables us to bring all the processes regulated by our autonomic nervous system under our voluntary control.
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Swami Rama
11
Articles / Wisdom
The Yamas: Creating Harmony in Daily Life
It can be hard to change unproductive habit patterns. Yoga’s yamas (restraints) and niyamas (observances) help us to do just that. Learn how the five yamas alert us when our actions are out of sync with our spiritual aspirations and how they help us understand and manage the emotions driving our actions—allowing us to relate to ourselves and others in a more harmonious and balanced way.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
68
Classes / Meditation
Foundations of Meditation
When our body is comfortable and stable, our mind can flow peacefully inward toward a deep state of meditation. In this workshop, Luke Ketterhagen shares ways that we can refine our posture and breath to increase the length and quality of our meditative practice. Move through an exploration of sitting styles, a sequence of supportive asanas, and techniques of yogic breathing.Then tie it all together with a guided meditation, and experience the difference. Format: Multiple videos with audio download Length: 1 hr 8 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Classes / Yoga
Release Tension & Increase Awareness
When we are comfortable and stable in our physical and energetic body, we find it easy to direct our awareness inward. As our inner attention increases, we become even more firmly established in a luminous sense of ease. In this workshop, Judy Moulton leads us through practices that help us experience this relationship between releasing tension and increasing awareness. Join her in breath-connected movements and a systematic relaxation that serve as opportunities for deep self-exploration. Format: Multiple videos with audio download Length: 77 mins
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Judy Moulton
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COVID-19 Support / Emotional and Mental Resilience
Well-Being Meditation
A systematic practice of meditation is an opportunity for deep rest and nourishment. Leading us inward step-by-step, Rolf Sovik introduces techniques for releasing tension in our mind and body. Relax into a profound sense of well-being and awaken to the peace and joy already within you. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 15 min
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Articles / Holistic Health
From Chaos to Calm
Juggling our many responsibilities and activities, it’s natural to be stressed, right? According to Dr. Carrie Demers, by no means! In this article, she emphasizes that the choice is ours—to suffer from constant tension or to enjoy a baseline of calm. Reclaim your right to relax: learn three simple techniques to ease out of fight-or-flight mode and melt away the stress.
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Carrie Demers, MD
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COVID-19 Support / Emotional and Mental Resilience
How Meditation Builds Resilience
What if you could learn to manage stress simply by shifting your perspective? Bill Ryan explains how our worldview informs our reactions to perceived threats and dangers in our life. He then shares some good news: by transforming our mind and nervous system through meditation, we can take charge of our essential outlook to lead a less stressful, more fulfilling life. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD

Meditations

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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Head-Clearing Meditation
From the brain to our eyes, ears, nose, and mouth, our head is home to some of our most important organs. On a subtler level, it houses our thoughts, including our worries and negative memories. Shari Friedrichsen offers a guided meditation to soothe and clear the head. Take a moment to nourish, cleanse, and thank your center of perception, discrimination, and intelligence. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 6 min
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Meditations / Mantra
Universal Mantra Meditation
Mantra is a sacred sound that leads us to pure, silent awareness. The universal mantra so’ham can be practiced freely by anyone—it’s the subtle sound of our own breath. In this guided meditation, Bill Ryan helps us rest our mind in the sound so’ham flowing with the breath. Let the flow of sound carry you to an inner space of peaceful stillness. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 12 min
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Seated Breath Awareness
As a vehicle of vital energy, our breath is our chariot on the road inward. In this tutorial, Greg Capitolo guides us through a breath awareness practice that serves as the foundation of meditation. Cleanse with every exhale, nourish with every inhale, flowing toward the most expansive, subtle dimension of your being. Format: Video with audio download Length: 13 mins
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Greg Capitolo
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COVID-19 Support / Emotional and Mental Resilience
Well-Being Meditation
A systematic practice of meditation is an opportunity for deep rest and nourishment. Leading us inward step-by-step, Rolf Sovik introduces techniques for releasing tension in our mind and body. Relax into a profound sense of well-being and awaken to the peace and joy already within you. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 15 min
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
15
Meditations / Mantra
5-Step Meditation
We may know that meditation involves various elements—such as breath and mantra—but not exactly how to coordinate them. In this guided meditation, Shari Friedrichsen weaves the strands together into a clear, concise process to purify and restore our inner world. Find a comfortable seat and reclaim your intrinsic luminosity. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 15 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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COVID-19 Support / Inner Connection
Breath & Body Awareness Meditation
In meditation, we collect our energy and attention from the external world into the center of our being. Sandra Anderson leads a brief, guided practice on this journey inward with elements of posture, breath, subtle centers, and body awareness. Close your eyes and connect with the fountain of nourishment within. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 6 min
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Sandra Anderson
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Breath-Focused Meditation
Maintaining awareness on the effortless flow of breath allows the mind to be more present with the experience of the body. Sandra Anderson leads a meditation practice designed to help you follow the breath as it enters and leaves the body, naturally drawing your attention inward and bringing a sense of inner sanctuary to your entire being. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 11 min
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Sandra Anderson
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Meditations / Mantra
Guided Meditation Using a Personal Mantra
A personal mantra—a mantra uniquely attuned to our individual nature and needs, received from a qualified teacher—unlocks a rich, lifelong meditation practice. But how do we make best use of this mantra, and where does it fit into our practice? For students who already have a personal mantra, Bill Ryan guides a complete meditation session, beginning with a relaxation and culminating in a focus on the mantra. Find a comfortable seat and allow pure consciousness to reveal itself. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 10 min
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Meditations / Mantra
Meditation Using the So’ham Mantra
A mantra provides a focal point and a resting place in meditation. The universal mantra so’ham (pronounced “so-hum”), meaning “I am That which I am,” can be used by every meditator and leads to clarity, peace, and self-realization. In this guided meditation led by Rolf Sovik, use breath and mantra awareness to awaken your inner observer—wise, pure, and free—and emerge with a renewed sense of lasting joy and a true self within. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 13 mins
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD

Classes

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Classes / Yoga
Moving with Inner Awareness (All Levels)
Regardless of your physical capacity, tuning into your inner experience during movement can take your yoga practice to the next level. In this well-rounded class, Bill Ryan leads us through opening and strengthening sequences, with guidance on observing the breath and the body. Complete with a systematic relaxation and a guided meditation, this session is an opportunity to build and channel inner awareness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 1 hr 12 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Classes / Pose Tutorial
Agni Sara 101
The navel center is the home of the fire element and its power of transformation. In this short tutorial, Greg Capitolo guides us through agni sara, the master practice that unlocks and enlivens this important energy hub. Include agni sara in your home practice to awaken your inner radiance and dynamism. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Greg Capitolo
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Classes / Yoga
Exploring Breath-Movement Connection (All Levels)
Breath-connected movement helps us establish inner balance by integrating our mind and body. In this short class, Luke Ketterhagen leads us through a variety of postures and demonstrates how incorporating breath maximizes their benefits. Find out how you can strengthen, release, and open as you inhale and exhale. Format: Video with audio download Length: 38 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Classes / Meditation
Foundations of Meditation
When our body is comfortable and stable, our mind can flow peacefully inward toward a deep state of meditation. In this workshop, Luke Ketterhagen shares ways that we can refine our posture and breath to increase the length and quality of our meditative practice. Move through an exploration of sitting styles, a sequence of supportive asanas, and techniques of yogic breathing.Then tie it all together with a guided meditation, and experience the difference. Format: Multiple videos with audio download Length: 1 hr 8 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Classes / Yoga
Activate & Integrate (All Levels)
Through a balanced, well-sequenced yoga class, we not only activate, but fully integrate, the prana (life force) stored deep within our body. Ransom Hare leads us through a series of practices that alternately generate and distribute energy. Move through prayer, asana, pranayama, and meditation to awaken and absorb the strength that radiates from the core of your being. Format: Video with audio download Length: 1 hr 2 mins
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Ransom Hare
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Classes / Pranayama
Aharana & Samikarana Pranayama (All Levels)
The mind is deeply entwined with prana, our vital energy. Shari Friedrichsen introduces two gentle pranayama practices to harness and balance our energy, so that we can focus and stabilize our mind. Bring home your scattered energies with aharana and equalize them with samikarana—for a profound experience of inner peace and wholeness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 27 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Ayurveda
Ayurveda Essentials: Prakriti & Vikriti
Ayurveda is a science of holistic health that has served humanity for thousands of years. How can we begin to apply it toward our own healing? In this workshop, Sarah Guglielmi guides us through identifying our unique elemental makeup (prakriti), the imbalances that disturb it (vikriti), and the measures we can take to restore inner equilibrium. With these foundational insights, you will be ready to dive deeper into self-exploration and the study of ayurveda, to emerge with a lifestyle that brings out your inherent gifts and addresses your inborn challenges. Format: Multiple videos with audio download Length: 30 mins
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Sarah Guglielmi
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Classes / Yoga
Cultivating Pranic Awareness in the Body (All Levels)
Prana is the vital force that nourishes—and ultimately makes up—this entire universe. When we cultivate awareness of this energy in ourselves, we gain firsthand experience of the divine compassion and love flowing through us. Shari Friedrichsen leads a class on how to infuse our whole body and mind with prana. Travel with your breath from the perineum to the head—awakening, integrating, and appreciating this benevolent, healing force. Format: Video with audio download Length: 47 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
Quick Fix for Stiff Hips (All Levels)
To feel secure in our mind and body, we often clench around our hips. Yet, it is actually by releasing and opening this root area that we build a true foundation for stability. In a compact yoga class, Luke Ketterhagen leads us through a series of asanas for gently unwinding our hips, so that we can feel grounded and supported in all of our activities. Format: Video with audio download Length: 35 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen

Lectures

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COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
Living Without Fear in the Era of COVID-19: Unleashing the Power of Healing and Service
COVID-19 is here. All of us have valid reasons to be concerned about the virus and its ramifications on many levels—health and well-being, social, and economic. The ethical and spiritual implications of this pandemic are beyond anyone’s comprehension. And yet, yoga gives us tools that will help us on every level. Now is the time to turn to the 5,000-year-old tradition of yogic wisdom and to put that wisdom into practice. By tapping into the pool of our inner healing force, we can eliminate fear and mobilize the time-honored power of service. Join Pandit Rajmani Tigunait on Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. EDT for this timely livestream, and become a force of global healing and positive change in these troubled times.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
65
Lectures / Sacred Texts
Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club, Part 3: Reversing the Wheel of Karma
From determining our lifespan to influencing how we think and act, our karmas (past actions and their fruits) powerfully shape our current experience. In the third session (sutras 2:10–2:17) of the Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club, Ishan Tigunait explores how the karmic wheel works and how the spiritual seeker can meaningfully engage with it. Find out how to harness its momentum and transform it into a force of liberation. To prepare for the next session, please read sutras 2:18–2:27 in Pandit Tigunait’s The Practice of the Yoga Sutra: Sadhana Pada. As you study, don’t forget to submit your questions to bookclub@yearlongmeditation.org. Ishan will be answering as many of them as possible in our capstone session. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 5 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Lectures / Wisdom
Group Practice Beyond Cultural Boundaries
As world citizens living in diverse cultures, what do we seek to achieve through a global group meditation practice? Pandit Tigunait introduces the goals of the Year Long Meditation in light of the conflict and ecological imbalances facing all of us today. Find out how a large group of modern seekers, through self-transformative practice, can calm violence and alleviate suffering worldwide. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 6 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Lectures / Holistic Health
Self-Compassion As Spiritual Practice: Using Yoga and Ayurveda to Cultivate Kindness
Compassion is the ability to have empathy for another person’s struggle and pain. It arises out of a deep understanding of life and an acceptance of human foibles; and paradoxically, it invites the person to move through their pain. Compassion is part of the healing process. Applying this concept to ourselves is quite challenging! Many of us are self-critical even while trying our best to be loving and kind to others. And yet, self-compassion is the foundation of true empathy for others. Our capacity to see a larger picture helps us move away from reactivity and self-judgment, and respond from a place of kindness and understanding. In this livestream presentation, Dr. Carrie Demers and Judy Moulton will discuss what yoga philosophy has to say about cultivating compassion and kindness for ourselves. They will also explore key ayurvedic practices that can fit into our daily routine, providing a nourishing foundation for a deeper understanding of personal compassion and kindness. Tune in to learn both the philosophy and the practice of understanding and embracing the person closest to us—ourselves.
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Carrie Demers, MD & Judy Moulton
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Lectures / Sacred Texts
Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club, Part 2: The Five Roots of Suffering
Knowledge is power: understanding our suffering empowers us to free ourselves from it. In the second session (sutras 2:3–2:9) of the Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club, Ishan Tigunait delves into the five fundamental afflictions (kleshas) that stand between us and true fulfillment. Learn what they are and what you can do to rise above them. To prepare for the next session, please read sutras 2:10–2:17 in Pandit Tigunait’s The Practice of the Yoga Sutra: Sadhana Pada. As you study, don’t forget to submit your questions to bookclub@yearlongmeditation.org. Ishan will be answering as many of them as possible in our capstone session. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 3 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Lectures / Tantra
Timeless Secrets of Tantra & Yoga (Part 1)
In this never-before-released video lecture from 1987’s Path of Fire & Light seminar, Swami Rama shares timeless secrets of how we can begin to awaken this inner energy, or fire, in three stages: (1) understanding the flow of breath in our nostrils and learning to consciously direct it (sushumna application); (2) awakening kundalini and leading it to its highest dimension; and (3) attaining experiential knowledge of the absolute. Watch this fascinating video, and learn how you can start the inward journey by understanding the subtleties of the breath, the mind, and the first three chakras.
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Swami Rama
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Lectures / Wisdom
History of Group Practice
Just what can we accomplish through a group meditation? In this installment of Spirituality & the Dynamic Force of Change, Pandit Tigunait expands our vision of group practice and its fruits by introducing precedents from the scriptures. Take a voyage to the distant past—starting before the formation of the Ganges or the invention of the wheel—with stories that will amaze, delight, and inspire you. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Lectures / Sacred Texts
Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club, Part 1: Transformative Power of Kriya Yoga
We seek peace and freedom with a disturbed mind and limited body. How do we move ahead? In the first session (sutras 2:1-2:2) of the Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club, Ishan Tigunait explains how kriya yoga—the threefold force that unlocks the dynamic power of yoga—propels our practice forward, enabling us to transcend our limitations and experience our unbounded potential. To prepare for the next session, please read sutras 2:3-2:9 in Pandit Tigunait’s The Practice of the Yoga Sutra: Sadhana Pada. As you study, don’t forget to submit your questions to bookclub@yearlongmeditation.org. Ishan will be answering as many of them as possible in our capstone session. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 57 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Lectures / Wisdom
Group Practice for Influencing Collective Consciousness
The Year Long Meditation is a large-scale group practice that aims to benefit collective consciousness. In this satsang, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait explains how a laser-focused purpose, a well-considered plan, and an inspired, unified body of participants are the indispensable ingredients of an effective group practice. Listen and discover what it means to take part in a collective, purpose-driven spiritual endeavor. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 48 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Talks

7
Talks / Yoga Practice
Rivers of Consciousness: Three Nadis in Yoga
The life force (prana) that animates and supports our bodies flows in a complex network of countless nadis (channels of energy in the subtle body). Join Sandra Anderson as she discusses the three major nadis: ida, pingala, and sushumna. Learn how their unique characteristics shape our lives and practice. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Sandra Anderson
5
Talks / Wisdom
Hiranyagarbha: Golden Egg of Collective Consciousness
Whereas modern science holds that consciousness evolves from matter, ancient wisdom teaches the reverse: a self-luminous field of consciousness gives rise to everything we see. Ishan Tigunait explores this concept of seed awareness, known as the hiranyagarbha (golden egg). Learn how every inch of the universe is an expression of its purpose and radiance. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
5
Talks / Yoga Practice
Yoga & Stress
Everything in nature undergoes change—our lives are no exception. Yet we often struggle against the flow, regarding the unknown with fear and confusion. Sarah Guglielmi encourages us to see the wisdom and beauty in the cycles of transformation within and all around us, so that we can greet the next chapter with peace and openness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Sarah Guglielmi
8
Talks / Sacred Texts
Raga & Dvesha: Craving & Hating
If we do not choose otherwise, the twin forces of raga (attachment) and dvesha (aversion) run our life: we spend all our time and energy running after our likes and running away from our dislikes—yet we fail to find peace or happiness. Join Sandra Anderson to learn how you can rise above these two instinctive, habitual forces to cultivate greater equanimity and virtue. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Sandra Anderson
6
Talks / Wisdom
Moksha Shastra: Liberation Teaching
So far in the Peace in Your Life series, Rolf Sovik has led us through an exploration of the forces that bind us and those that free us. Now, in the final installment, he provides concrete ways we can apply this wisdom to our daily life. Learn the timeless principles of moksha shastra, the teachings that leads to liberation and upliftment. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
7
Talks / Wisdom
The Wisdom of Nature’s Cycles
Everything in nature undergoes change—our lives are no exception. Yet we often struggle against the flow, regarding the unknown with fear and confusion. Sarah Guglielmi encourages us to see the wisdom and beauty in the cycles of transformation within and all around us, so that we can greet the next chapter with peace and openness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Sarah Guglielmi
9
Talks / Sacred Texts
Asmita: The Distorted Self
At our core we are a spark of divinity, limitless in our knowledge and power. So how do we come to identify with our limited body and perspective? In this talk Sandra Anderson addresses asmita, the process of creating an ego, which we then take great pains to defend. Learn how this afflicting tendency constricts us—and how we can use yoga to expand instead. Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Talks / Ayurveda
Embrace Your Strengths, Honor Your Challenges
In some situations we are in our element, while in others we may feel more like a fish out of water, depending on our natural gifts and challenges. According to ayurveda, our personal qualities stem from the unique proportion of the five elements in our constitution—earth, water, fire, air, and space. Join Sarah Guglielmi as she explains how each element shapes our vulnerabilities and strengths. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Sarah Guglielmi
5
Talks / Wisdom
Triangle of Yoga
Is it really possible to be free of pain and sorrow? According to the sages, it is—through perseverance on the path of yoga. In this video, Rolf Sovik introduces the key components of yoga practice using the concept of a simple triangle. Let this memorable image help you build a strong foundation for your quest for lasting peace. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD

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Articles / Meditation
How to Reach Samadhi
In the state of samadhi, the mind is perfectly still and at peace. How do we allow this state to emerge in us? Pandit Tigunait explains how the first step is to train our mind to concentrate on a single object, and then how concentration leads to meditation and samadhi.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Articles / Meditation
The Real Meaning of Meditation
What is meditation? How does it work? Can meditation help us achieve genuine peace and happiness in today’s hectic, often chaotic world? Swami Rama explains the various aspects of meditation: how to turn inward, how to cultivate stillness, how to pay attention, and how to tell that we are making progress.
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Swami Rama
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Articles / Yoga Practice
Pranayama and the Autonomic Nervous System
Can we consciously change our heart rate and other automatic, or involuntary, functions of our body? Swami Rama explains how pranayama—controlling the breath—enables us to bring all the processes regulated by our autonomic nervous system under our voluntary control.
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Swami Rama
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Articles / Wisdom
The Yamas: Creating Harmony in Daily Life
It can be hard to change unproductive habit patterns. Yoga’s yamas (restraints) and niyamas (observances) help us to do just that. Learn how the five yamas alert us when our actions are out of sync with our spiritual aspirations and how they help us understand and manage the emotions driving our actions—allowing us to relate to ourselves and others in a more harmonious and balanced way.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Articles / Wisdom
Three Tips for a More Spiritual Life
What does it mean to be spiritual? How do we begin to bring more spirituality into our daily life in a simple way? Judy Moulton offers three practical tips to help us connect to something bigger than ourselves and expand our limited view of who we are as we create a richer, more meaningful way of living that opens the door for deeper exploration and personal nourishment.
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Judy Moulton
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Articles / Meditation
Meditation: More Than Mental Concentration
Is meditation simply focusing the mind on an object—a mantra, yantra, or image? Is this what brings lasting transformation? Pandit Tigunait explains that meditation is a complete science of self-knowledge requiring much more than mental concentration, and why we need persistent self-study and a conducive lifestyle to make meditation truly transformative.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Articles / Wisdom
The Sage from the Valley of Flowers
The Valley of Flowers in the Himalayas is noted for its extraordinary natural beauty and spiritual vibrancy. Swami Rama relates his adventures as a young man traveling through this valley—how the intoxicating fragrance of its wild flowers disoriented his mind, and how he learned a valuable lesson from Gudari Baba, a sage with a mysterious healing blanket, who guided him on the journey.
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Swami Rama
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Articles / Meditation
Do You Meditate?
Meditation leads to the simple pleasure of knowing one’s self. In this engaging story, Rolf Sovik relates how his teacher, Swami Rama, first inspired him to meditate, and how over the next 30 years taught and guided him, and countless others, the systematic method of meditation that leads to deeper experience of inner life—the highest knowledge.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Articles / Sacred Texts
Unveiling the Mystery of Consciousness: Mandukya Upanishad
The wisdom of the Mandukya Upanishad lies at the heart of every yogi’s journey. Condensed into just 12 mantras, this wisdom allows us to unveil the mystery of the four states of consciousness, including the pinnacle—turiya. Ishan Tigunait explains how to approach this sacred text so as to unlock our extraordinary inner potential.
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Ishan Tigunait

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$149
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Learn How to Meditate
Have you studied meditation but need a review of the fundamentals of practice? Are you striving to bring meditation practice into your daily life? Or do you meditate daily yet remain uncertain about the effectiveness of your practice? This workshop will reinforce your meditation skills and give you confidence in your ability to meditate at home.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
$449
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Yoga Sutra Master Course
The four-part Yoga Sutra Master Course, taught online by Pandit Tigunait, uses the blueprint of sadhana defined in the Yoga Sutra to give the modern yogi all the tools needed to build a life of freedom and fulfillment. Each of the four segments includes approximately eight hours of content, accompanied by a downloadable guidebook and lecture notes.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
$99
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Fire and Ice: Yoga to Balance the Extremes
This seminar will provide the tools and means to temper our internal weather. Our practice is a means of bringing the cooling balm of compassion and the warmth of kindness where it is needed, and of allowing us to recognize and open to the places within where we are frozen or inflamed. A core principle of yoga is that the external world is a reflection of our internal state. As we heal ourselves, our sense of well-being reflects outward into the world through our discernment, compassion, attitudes, and relationships. Our personal healing is the first step toward healing the world around us.
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Shari Friedrichsen
$149
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Tantra: A Foundation for Practice
Discover how your yoga practice is related to the esoteric, exotic, and comprehensive world of tantra, and take your practice to the next level. In lecture and practice sessions, we’ll explore the key concepts and practices of Living Tantra, including the pivotal role of prana shakti in tantra and in yoga practice.
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Sandra Anderson
$299
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The Mystery of Willpower and Trustful Surrender
The Tripura Rahasya is a dialogue between two great masters, Dattatreya and Parashurama. These two masters embody a vast range of human experience, and their dialogue answers such compelling questions as: Why do some of us succeed in life while others struggle in vain? Why do some of our intentions bear fruit and others remain barren? Why do some of us meet a teacher and receive guidance while others don’t? Why do some of us have a clear mind, sharp intellect, indomitable will, and unwavering conviction in Divine Providence, while others lack these essential tools?
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
$199
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The Healing Art of Meditation
Learn how to face your problems calmly and how to give your health the appropriate amount of attention. Meditation and its companion practices constitute a healing art. They restore internal balance, remind us of our spiritual priorities, and offer a wide variety of techniques to help us regain our innate sense of hope and optimism. In this seminar, we will explore the fundamental concepts of sickness and health, and employ basic strategies that are meant to lead you back to the path of healing.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
$299
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Saundaryalahari: Wave of Beauty
Saundaryalahari is one of the most profound tantric texts of the Himalayan Tradition. Despite the fact that this scripture has dozens of commentaries, the deep meaning of the mantras, and especially their application, requires direct interpretation and guidance from a teacher ordained in the tradition
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
$699
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Living Tantra: Unlock the Power of Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation
Living Tantra™ is designed to ensure that distance does not come between the student and the teacher. Why is Tantra so important in the 21st century? How can Tantra compliment the study and practice of Yoga, Ayurveda, and other forms of health and healing? Why are promises made by texts and teachers of all traditions not being fulfilled? Tantra has answers to these questions, and can provide the tools and means necessary to ensure these promises are fulfilled.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
$299
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Milestones in our Spiritual Quest
In the course of our spiritual journey, it is helpful for each of us to pause from time to time and ask ourselves: Where do I stand in my personal quest? Am I satisfied with my progress? What is preventing me from overcoming my current limitations? The answers to these questions will serve as a guide to a meaningful and fulfilling future. The masters of the lineage have mapped out the entire path, established clear milestones, and offered techniques to help us reach our goal in a timely fashion. Some of these teachings and techniques are shared only after formal initiation.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD