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Articles / Wisdom
Raja Yoga: Eightfold Path to Healing and Nurturance
The great adepts worked out a plan for mastering the art of joyful living in eight simple and systematic steps known as raja yoga. These steps include a methodical practice for unfolding the potential that lies dormant in our body, mind, and soul. This is the most complete path for healing and nurturing ourselves at every level.
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Swami Rama
6
Classes / Pose Tutorial
Modified Bharadvajasana
Classical twisting postures can be challenging, particularly if we have tightness or other difficulties in the hips, sacroiliac joint, or lower back. Join Sandra Anderson to learn a variation of bharadvajasana (twisting pose named after the sage Bharadvaja) that offers the same key benefit of the classical posture: invigorating the inner fire at the navel center, which according to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, destroys all illnesses in the body. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Sandra Anderson
7
Talks / Wisdom
Ishvara Pranidhana on Pilgrimage: Meet the Divine Within
Embarking on a pilgrimage presents an opportunity to know and experience ourselves on a deeper level. Ransom Hare explains how Ishvara pranidhana (trustful surrender to the Divine) becomes a catalyst for inner transformation on our journey. Learn how trustful surrender dissolves our small sense of self so that we can be fully embraced by the divine within. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Ransom Hare
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Articles / Meditation
Advanced Meditation: How to Do a Purashcharana
Transform your life and transfigure your mind with the practice of purashcharana, a time-honored approach to intensifying your meditation practice. Rolf Sovik explains how to undertake a purashcharana from start to finish, including the prerequisites, how to overcome obstacles, and ways to deepen and enhance your practice.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Classes / Ayurveda
Daily Yoga for Kapha Dosha (All Levels)
When it is out of balance, kapha—earth and water—can lead to a sense of sluggishness, heaviness, and inertia. To balance a dosha, we need to cultivate the opposite. In this class, designed for daily practice, Sarah Guglielmi guides us through a sequence to build heat and cultivate lightness in the body—countering the cool, heavy qualities inherent in kapha. Format: Video with audio download Length: 39 mins
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Sarah Guglielmi
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Talks / Holistic Health
Why Breathe Through the Nose
Learning to breathe through the nose is the first step toward cultivating healthy breathing. As Bill Ryan explains, yoga science and western science agree that nose breathing is most beneficial for our health. Tune in to learn about the many benefits of nose breathing and discover ways to correct the habit of breathing through the mouth. Format: Video with audio download Length: 16 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Articles / Holistic Health
Fasting 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Cleansing
Spring is a time for renewal, so doing a spring cleanse can be a perfect jump-start to revitalize our health and energy. Find out if fasting is right for you, and learn tips on how to make your cleanse safe and rejuvenating.
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Carrie Demers, MD
3
Classes / Yoga
Relaxed Breathing Practice in Crocodile Pose
Our breath is guided by life-giving energy (prana), which has the intelligence to know where we need nourishment and where we need softening. Settle into a comfortable crocodile pose and follow along as Shari Friedrichsen guides you to gently shape and relax the breath—with every inhale bringing a fresh opportunity for nourishment and every exhale softening the grip of tension. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 3 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
9
Talks / Wisdom
Anandamaya Kosha: Bliss Body
Joy, happiness, delight, bliss—according to the yogic kosha model, all of these desirable feelings emanate from our innermost sheath, the anandamaya kosha (bliss body). In this talk, Sandra Anderson describes the anandamaya kosha and shares how our yoga practice can allow us to experience our innate inner blissfulness and tap into our highest reverence for all of life. Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Sandra Anderson
9
Articles / Wisdom
Finding Faith in the Spirit of Yoga
The practice of yoga begins with faith (shraddha). In this clear, thoughtful explanation of the concept of faith according to yoga, Rolf Sovik shares a moving story that illustrates the power of faith to sustain us through times of crisis, and offers various ways to cultivate our faith.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
58
Lectures / Wisdom
Balancing the World Within and Without
In this introductory segment, learn about the dynamics of joy and sorrow, how in different times and places the idea of joy expands and shrinks, and how our personal experience of joy is deeply affected by the joy and sorrow of the world around us. Here, Pandit Tigunait explains how the quest for happiness begins with discovering the conditions of our mind and their sources in our deeply-rooted samskaras and habit patterns. The session is replete with Panditji’s personal experience and anecdotes of ancient masters. Format: Video with audio download Length: 58 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
5
Talks / Wisdom
Discovering Our Inner Teacher Through Vairagya
In part two of The Inner Teacher series, we learned that abhyasa (practice) is the first step to discovering the inner teacher—our boundless inner wisdom. Here, Ishan Tigunait explains how the practice of active vairagya (non-attachment) brings us closer to this goal. Follow along to expand your understanding of vairagya and its role in helping us know and experience the teacher within. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Ishan Tigunait

COVID-19 Support

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COVID-19 Support / Inner Connection
Steering Through Chaos
This is not the first time that socio-political and economic forces have challenged humanity’s resilience. Now is the time to further nourish our trust in ourselves, and reflect on the deeper causes of chaos within and without. To restore our inner peace, safety and security in the world, we must learn the art of collecting the scattered pieces of our mind, and train it to hear and heed the voice of our heart. A thousand year old experience confirms that as soon as we conquer our inner enemies, the enemies in the outside world vanish. We are no longer victims of fear and insecurity. Confusion and chaos becomes history. Tune in as Pandit Tigunait explains how to steer through chaos by befriending your mind—becoming the sole creator of your destiny.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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COVID-19 Support / Inner Connection
Thriving in the Age of Kali Yuga
We are deeply steeped in the Kali Yuga, the dark age—it demands no proof. So much fear, anger, confusion, divisiveness, mistrust, lying, bullying—in one word, madness! Is this why we were born? Is this what we take with us? What a waste of the priceless gift that is this human life. Something has definitely gone wrong, both inside and outside us. The suffering caused by this “wrong” must be stopped. But how? Running away from the reality at hand is not a solution. The solution lies in the time-tested wisdom of Buddha and Patanjali, and with this livestream, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait shares with us how to put that wisdom into practice.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
Year Long Meditation Closing Ceremony
Join us in celebrating the conclusion of the Year Long Meditation! Our global group practice has inspired nearly 9,000 meditators from 136 countries to come together with one common intention—to heal and nourish our connection to collective consciousness. This intention is more important than ever before and is the key to bringing forward the best of ourselves so that we can be a force for positive change. In this celebratory closing ceremony, Pandit Tigunait shares his reflections about what we can take away from the Year Long Meditation as we move forward in our personal practice and in our quest to create a bright and peaceful future. The closing ceremony features a guided group meditation followed by a special prayer by Panditji to officially conclude the Year Long Meditation.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
The Power of Spiritual Community
Life is a journey to find the fulfillment our soul has been eternally seeking. As we progress on our path, we discover numerous sources of spiritual nourishment, yet often feel there is a deeper hunger that remains unsatisfied. The yoga tradition clearly tells us that spiritual community (sangha) can fulfill this longing. In this livestream we explore the role of inner connection, satsanga, service, and wisdom in creating spiritual community, and how this can nourish and protect us on deeper levels. Learn the art of using your personal practice to awaken a living experience of spiritual community, regardless of whether you are physically close to other seekers or able to practice together and share wisdom. The livestream concludes with a guided practice of shvasa-prashvasa pravahi pranayama. This unique preparatory practice for Vishoka Meditation brings a potent experience—the awareness of underlying pranic energy—that is the shared essence of spiritual community.
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Ishan Tigunait
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COVID-19 Support / Inner Connection
Tantric Techniques for Unleashing Pranic Elixir
We are in the midst of an unprecedented storm of fear and grief. It is time that we override this storm and attain freedom from worry, anger, anxiety, helplessness, uncertainty, political bickering, and self-righteousness. It is time to discover our pranic elixir, nourish our body and mind, and extend that elixir to nourish the larger world we are a part of. Ancient masters have given us the tools. In this livestream, Pandit Tigunait shares with you what these tools are and how to use them wisely and constructively. Tune in to learn the tantric techniques for recovering and upholding our collective and individual well-being.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Articles / Wisdom
Unconditional Gratitude: Finding Our Way in an Era of Fear
How do we retain our feeling of gratitude in the midst of a pandemic? How do we keep our gratitude and sense of interconnectedness from being swallowed up by fear, anger, selfishness, and isolation? Shiva Tigunait shares a Vedic mantra to remind us that we are guided and protected on every level by the divine forces, a mantra that calms our mind and fills us with hope.
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Shiva Tigunait, PhD
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COVID-19 Support / Spiritual Community
Buddha & Patanjali’s Solution to a Pandemic
Drawing upon the time-tested wisdom of the Yoga Sutra and the Lotus Sutra, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait offers a yogic solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, which began as a health crisis and has grown into a humanitarian and economic crisis. This livestream offers us an opportunity to see this pandemic through the eyes of Buddha and Patanjali. Find out how their wisdom can help us to discover and utilize the spiritual resources inherent in all of us to overcome this crisis. Join us to find inspiration and support from the perennial wisdom of ancient masters.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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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 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

Meditations

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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Alternate Nostril Breathing to Soften Mental Tension
The practice of nadi shodhana—alternate nostril breathing—purifies the nadis (energy channels) by alternating the breath between the right and left nostrils. In this short guided practice, Shari Friedrichsen guides us to follow the flow of prana (life force) from each nostril to and from the center of the mind. Find a comfortable seat and settle into this practice to soften mental tension and access deep nourishment and cleansing. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 5 min
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Finding Ease in Breath & Body: A Guided Meditation
A systematic practice of meditation begins with cultivating a posture that is both physically and energetically supportive. Join Sandra Anderson for this brief guided meditation that will set you up to experience ease in the body and the breath. Use this short practice to infuse your day with an inner sense of effortlessness. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 3 min
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Sandra Anderson
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Guided Meditation: Luminous Gratitude
Take your meditation seat and bathe in inner luminosity as Ishan Tigunait guides us along the path of gratitude—gratitude for the willpower, knowledge, and self-effort that transforms our inner purpose into a meaningful life. Reconnect to the vibrant reality within—our innate essence of vitality and capacity—as you bask in the illumination which fills your entire space of consciousness. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 15 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Transcending Breath Awareness: A Guided Meditation
Settle into your body, and unite your mind with the effortless pulsation of each inhale and exhale. Free from distractions, allow breath awareness to transform into pranic awareness, and rest in the joy and sweetness that accompanies a clear, calm, and peaceful mind. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 16 mins
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Greg Capitolo
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Pranic Awareness Guided Meditation
Experience subtle waves of deep cleansing and nourishment washing over you as you cultivate pranic awareness in this guided meditation led by Ishan Tigunait. Deepen your sensitivity to prana and begin to feel pure vitality throughout every layer of your being—body, mind, and consciousness. Be subsumed into your own inner luminosity and rest in the space of your innate perfection. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 16 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Awakening to Infinite Potential: A Morning Meditation
Just as the sun rises to bring forth a new day, so too does the breath bring forward our inner luminosity and vitality. In this deeply nourishing morning meditation, experience how, with each breath, the pulsation of sankalpa—the power of intention—awakens us to our infinite potential. Inspired and empowered, embark on a new day, fueled by a deep sense of purpose. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 15 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Meditations / Mantra
Meditation on the Subtle Sound of Breath
The mantra so’ham is the subtle sound of our breath. When we tune into it we come in touch with the deeper dimension of our inhalation and exhalation: the nourishing and cleansing pulsation of prana (life force). Learn how to regulate and stabilize your breathing pattern with this mantra and access the healing vibration of your pranic body. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 5 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
10
Meditations / Breath & Prana
Restful Breath Awareness
When we focus our attention on the flow of the breath, it leads our mind to a quiet inner stillness. Tune into this deeply restful breath-awareness practice to experience the breath moving in the center of the body and then flowing serenely in the nostrils. Take a few moments to relax in the soothing ebb and flow of the breath. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 10 min
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Bill Ryan, PhD
5
Meditations / Breath & Prana
Awakening Pranic Awareness at the Face
Our prana (vital energy) moves with each breath. By feeling and following its flow, we take our awareness to a more subtle realm. This short meditation will help you experience the movement of prana in front of your face. Come in touch with the life force and let it guide you inward toward deeper dimensions of your being. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 5 min
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Shari Friedrichsen

Classes

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Classes / Pose Tutorial
Modified Bharadvajasana
Classical twisting postures can be challenging, particularly if we have tightness or other difficulties in the hips, sacroiliac joint, or lower back. Join Sandra Anderson to learn a variation of bharadvajasana (twisting pose named after the sage Bharadvaja) that offers the same key benefit of the classical posture: invigorating the inner fire at the navel center, which according to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, destroys all illnesses in the body. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Sandra Anderson
45
Classes / Ayurveda
Daily Yoga for Kapha Dosha (All Levels)
When it is out of balance, kapha—earth and water—can lead to a sense of sluggishness, heaviness, and inertia. To balance a dosha, we need to cultivate the opposite. In this class, designed for daily practice, Sarah Guglielmi guides us through a sequence to build heat and cultivate lightness in the body—countering the cool, heavy qualities inherent in kapha. Format: Video with audio download Length: 39 mins
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Sarah Guglielmi
3
Classes / Yoga
Relaxed Breathing Practice in Crocodile Pose
Our breath is guided by life-giving energy (prana), which has the intelligence to know where we need nourishment and where we need softening. Settle into a comfortable crocodile pose and follow along as Shari Friedrichsen guides you to gently shape and relax the breath—with every inhale bringing a fresh opportunity for nourishment and every exhale softening the grip of tension. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 3 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
11
Classes / Relaxation
Systematic Muscle Relaxation in Shavasana
We all have habitual ways that we hold tension. Practicing systematic muscle relaxation helps us let go of the stress we accumulate in our daily lives and invites ease into the body and mind. In this practice, Sandra Anderson guides us to soften and release tension as we move our awareness throughout the inner space of the body. This relaxation serves as a complete stand-alone practice and as an excellent preparation for meditation. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 11 min
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Sandra Anderson
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Classes / Yoga
Yoga Class to Combat Sitting (Level 2)
We’re all familiar with the discomforts that can arise in the body and mind from sitting in front of our devices: a forward head posture, rounded shoulders, and an overall sense of sluggishness, to name a few. Through our yoga practice, we can begin to remove stagnation and help offset these undesired effects. Join Sandra Anderson for this level two class that uses classical yoga postures to reinvigorate the body and mind and counteract the effects of prolonged sitting. Format: Video with audio download Length: 51 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Classes / Yoga
Exploring the Bandhas
The esoteric focus of hatha yoga is the cultivation and redirecting of prana (subtle life energy). The bandhas (energetic locks) are one of hatha yoga’s most essential tools for accessing prana, revitalizing the body, and empowering the mind. The advanced practices of pranayama and meditation arise from the effortless and subtle application of the bandhas. In this 6-part workshop, explore the context and practice of the three major bandhas: mula bandha (root lock), uddiyana bandha (abdominal lock), and jalandhara bandha (chin lock), and take your hatha yoga practice to the next level! Format: Multiple videos with audio download Length: 1 hr, 19 mins
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Sandra Anderson
0
Classes / Yoga
Yoga to Strengthen and Uplift the Heart
Yoga teaches us how to retain the heart’s purpose and courage, restore its natural grace and beauty, and increase its strength as we go through difficult times. Join Shari Friedrichsen for this very special Valentine’s Day class filmed exclusively for Mission Members—a practice with specific asana, pranayama, relaxation and meditation techniques that reclaim the heart’s natural determination, clarity, and joy.
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Relaxation
Guided Relaxation with Yogic Breathing
Healthy breathing is the foundation of all yoga techniques and sets the stage for a fulfilling experience in our asana, relaxation, and meditation practices. In this guided practice with David Goddard, explore how the five qualities of yogic breathing lay the groundwork for a deep and effective systematic relaxation. This combined practice of breath-shaping and relaxation can be used anytime you need to rest and unwind, and serves as an excellent preparation for meditation. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 14 mins
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David Goddard
3
Classes / Yoga
Reclined Twist: Return to Balance
Restore balance to your mind and body as Shari Friedrichsen guides you through this short practice of breath-centered reclining twist. Let the breath nourish and soothe all of you—muscles, organs, thoughts, and emotions—each time you inhale. Release stress, tension, fear, and doubt as you exhale. Afterward, enjoy the feeling of refreshed and reintegrated energy. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 3 min
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Shari Friedrichsen

Lectures

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Lectures / Wisdom
Balancing the World Within and Without
In this introductory segment, learn about the dynamics of joy and sorrow, how in different times and places the idea of joy expands and shrinks, and how our personal experience of joy is deeply affected by the joy and sorrow of the world around us. Here, Pandit Tigunait explains how the quest for happiness begins with discovering the conditions of our mind and their sources in our deeply-rooted samskaras and habit patterns. The session is replete with Panditji’s personal experience and anecdotes of ancient masters. Format: Video with audio download Length: 58 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
66
Lectures / Wisdom
Fearlessness: Key to Self-Mastery
“Fear is the one thing that does not allow the human flower to bloom,” taught Swami Rama. We cannot fully enjoy life under the pressure of negativity and fear. According to the sages, animals and humans are driven by the same instinctual urges. But unlike animals, we have the power to examine and eliminate our fears through yogic techniques of contemplation and meditation. Watch this previously unreleased lecture from 1991, available exclusively on our Wisdom Library, as Swami Rama teaches us how all fears are under our control, and how conquering our fears makes us the true master of ourselves.
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Swami Rama
74
Lectures / Sacred Texts
Honoring the Call of One’s Conscience
Nothing in the world is worth losing our inner anchor. And yet, we often find ourselves caught in storms of negative thinking that harm our own faculties of discrimination and memory. What are the causes of this phenomenon, and how can we free ourselves from the grip of its bondage? In this satsang, Pandit Tigunait explains how the freedom we seek lies in reconnecting to and honoring the call of our own conscience. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hour 14 minutes
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Lectures / Sacred Texts
Conquering the Strongest Enemies of the Mind
Our quest for self-realization, as sincere seekers, begins when we recognize a need to improve our life and to identify certain mental tendencies that are causing us pain and problems. To progress on this path, we must apply antidotes that are qualitatively and quantitatively larger than the negative tendencies they address and that are applied at the right time. Listen to Pandit Tigunait’s satsang to discover tools from the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutra for implementing this process, and conquer the enemies of your mind! Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hour 16 minutes
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
77
Lectures / Sacred Texts
How to Calm Inner Turmoil
A mind free from inner turmoil is the source of happiness. But how do we free our mind from inner unrest—from the forces of raga (attachment) and dvesha (aversion) and the desire and anger accompanying them, which wreak havoc on our minds and bodies? Pandit Tigunait explains how cultivating an awakened buddhi (faculty of discernment) and practicing self-examination can prevent these disruptive forces from gathering momentum, and how focusing on gratitude and good fortune in the midst of life’s ever-changing circumstances allows us to remain free from inner turmoil. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 77 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Lectures / Wisdom
Reshaping Our Destiny: Karma & the First 3 Chakras
“We are responsible for our own fortune and misfortune. But there’s a way to modify our actions, undo what we’ve done, and reshape our destiny. We’re not helpless.”—Pandit Rajmani Tigunait Our karmas can bind us or grant us freedom—the choice is ours. How can we understand the mysterious forces of life, death, and karma, and take control of our destiny? In this powerful, never-before-seen lecture video from 1997, Pandit Tigunait explains how mastering our subhuman tendencies, especially fear and anger, allows us to erase binding karmas and give a new shape to our destiny. According to Sri Vidya tantra, our thoughts, emotions, and primitive urges all originate from the lower chakras. Understanding and working with the first three chakras (muladhara, svadhishthana, and manipura) is the gateway to freedom. When we work with these chakras through precise contemplative, meditative, and yogic techniques, we are able to disentangle rudra granthi—the karmic knot at the third chakra—and come into contact with the divine fire that destroys our subhuman tendencies. Watch this Wisdom Classic video, and learn more about how we can achieve karmic freedom by working with the first three chakras! Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 29 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
62
COVID-19 Support / Inner Connection
Steering Through Chaos
This is not the first time that socio-political and economic forces have challenged humanity’s resilience. Now is the time to further nourish our trust in ourselves, and reflect on the deeper causes of chaos within and without. To restore our inner peace, safety and security in the world, we must learn the art of collecting the scattered pieces of our mind, and train it to hear and heed the voice of our heart. A thousand year old experience confirms that as soon as we conquer our inner enemies, the enemies in the outside world vanish. We are no longer victims of fear and insecurity. Confusion and chaos becomes history. Tune in as Pandit Tigunait explains how to steer through chaos by befriending your mind—becoming the sole creator of your destiny.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
62
Lectures / Wisdom
Yogic Anatomy of the Mind
The mind is living power—shakti. It is a vast and unique field of energy. It is the gateway of consciousness. In this series of talks, delve deep into the yogic anatomy of the mind with Ishan Tigunait and discover its limitless capacity to empower your experience of the world, internally as well as externally. Exploring the mind’s most subtle aspects is a lifelong journey that will transform it into your greatest ally for continued growth on the path of yoga and all of life. Format: Multiple videos with audio download Length: 62 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
66
COVID-19 Support / Inner Connection
Thriving in the Age of Kali Yuga
We are deeply steeped in the Kali Yuga, the dark age—it demands no proof. So much fear, anger, confusion, divisiveness, mistrust, lying, bullying—in one word, madness! Is this why we were born? Is this what we take with us? What a waste of the priceless gift that is this human life. Something has definitely gone wrong, both inside and outside us. The suffering caused by this “wrong” must be stopped. But how? Running away from the reality at hand is not a solution. The solution lies in the time-tested wisdom of Buddha and Patanjali, and with this livestream, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait shares with us how to put that wisdom into practice.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Talks

7
Talks / Wisdom
Ishvara Pranidhana on Pilgrimage: Meet the Divine Within
Embarking on a pilgrimage presents an opportunity to know and experience ourselves on a deeper level. Ransom Hare explains how Ishvara pranidhana (trustful surrender to the Divine) becomes a catalyst for inner transformation on our journey. Learn how trustful surrender dissolves our small sense of self so that we can be fully embraced by the divine within. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Ransom Hare
16
Talks / Holistic Health
Why Breathe Through the Nose
Learning to breathe through the nose is the first step toward cultivating healthy breathing. As Bill Ryan explains, yoga science and western science agree that nose breathing is most beneficial for our health. Tune in to learn about the many benefits of nose breathing and discover ways to correct the habit of breathing through the mouth. Format: Video with audio download Length: 16 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD
9
Talks / Wisdom
Anandamaya Kosha: Bliss Body
Joy, happiness, delight, bliss—according to the yogic kosha model, all of these desirable feelings emanate from our innermost sheath, the anandamaya kosha (bliss body). In this talk, Sandra Anderson describes the anandamaya kosha and shares how our yoga practice can allow us to experience our innate inner blissfulness and tap into our highest reverence for all of life. Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Sandra Anderson
5
Talks / Wisdom
Discovering Our Inner Teacher Through Vairagya
In part two of The Inner Teacher series, we learned that abhyasa (practice) is the first step to discovering the inner teacher—our boundless inner wisdom. Here, Ishan Tigunait explains how the practice of active vairagya (non-attachment) brings us closer to this goal. Follow along to expand your understanding of vairagya and its role in helping us know and experience the teacher within. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
3
Talks / Wisdom
Svadhyaya on Pilgrimage: Renew Your Perspective
A pilgrimage gives us a unique, supportive opportunity to observe the unhelpful tendencies that hold us back from experiencing freedom and fulfillment. In this talk, Ransom Hare shares how a systematic approach to svadhyaya (self-study) can optimize the fruits of our practice. Learn how the skillful practice of self-study uplifts and renews our perspective on our journey, and ultimately leads us toward greater clarity, inspiration, and joy. Format: Video with audio download Length: 3 mins
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Ransom Hare
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Talks / Wisdom
Discovering Our Inner Teacher Through Abhyasa
In Who is the Inner Teacher, we learned that the inner teacher is a unique reality that can be experienced when we turn our minds inward. In this talk, Ishan Tigunait teaches us that the first step to discovering our inner teacher is abhyasa (practice)—defined in the Yoga Sutra as “the ardent effort to cultivate an inward, peaceful flow of awareness.” Tune in to hear how our yoga practice awakens us to—and helps us develop a meaningful relationship with—the teacher within. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Talks / Holistic Health
Biofeedback 101
As yoga practitioners, biofeedback can provide valuable insight into our physiology that can help advance our healing, support us in reaching our goals, and increase our awareness of the mind-body connection. In this informative talk, Bill Ryan discusses the history of biofeedback as a professional field and the contemporary uses of biofeedback techniques. Tune in to learn what a typical session looks like and how these therapies aid our self-regulation and resilience. Format: Video with audio download Length: 12 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Talks / Wisdom
Vijnanamaya Kosha: Wisdom Body
The vijnanamaya kosha, or wisdom body, corresponds to the executive functioning of the mind—our discrimination, intuition, and intelligence. Learn why working with this aspect of the mind is essential to any yoga practice, and discover how yogic tools allow us to improve its functioning so that we can move further inward to the center of our being—the core of consciousness itself. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Sandra Anderson
5
Talks / Wisdom
Tapas on Pilgrimage: Unveil Your Inner Radiance
A pilgrimage culminates with a sense of freedom and fulfillment, but not without facing challenges along the way. Ransom Hare discusses the role of tapas, our inner fire of transformation, which inspires us to overcome challenges and inner resistance we experience on our pilgrimage so that we can find the fulfillment we’ve resolved to seek. Discover how tapas, coupled with the right attitude, brings joy to this transformational journey and helps us shed the veil of darkness so our inner radiance can shine for the world. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Ransom Hare

Articles

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Articles / Wisdom
Raja Yoga: Eightfold Path to Healing and Nurturance
The great adepts worked out a plan for mastering the art of joyful living in eight simple and systematic steps known as raja yoga. These steps include a methodical practice for unfolding the potential that lies dormant in our body, mind, and soul. This is the most complete path for healing and nurturing ourselves at every level.
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Swami Rama
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Articles / Meditation
Advanced Meditation: How to Do a Purashcharana
Transform your life and transfigure your mind with the practice of purashcharana, a time-honored approach to intensifying your meditation practice. Rolf Sovik explains how to undertake a purashcharana from start to finish, including the prerequisites, how to overcome obstacles, and ways to deepen and enhance your practice.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Articles / Holistic Health
Fasting 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Cleansing
Spring is a time for renewal, so doing a spring cleanse can be a perfect jump-start to revitalize our health and energy. Find out if fasting is right for you, and learn tips on how to make your cleanse safe and rejuvenating.
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Carrie Demers, MD
9
Articles / Wisdom
Finding Faith in the Spirit of Yoga
The practice of yoga begins with faith (shraddha). In this clear, thoughtful explanation of the concept of faith according to yoga, Rolf Sovik shares a moving story that illustrates the power of faith to sustain us through times of crisis, and offers various ways to cultivate our faith.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
7
Articles / Wisdom
Attachment, Expectation, and Desire: All for a Muffin
In this humorous story involving a much-anticipated banana muffin, Irene Petryszak looks at how attachment and desire lead to anger, and how worldly objects—beguiling but impermanent—can never bring us the lasting fulfillment that we find within ourselves.
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Irene (Aradhana) Petryszak
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Articles / Meditation
Svadhyaya: The Power of Self-Study
Practicing svadhyaya (self-study) helps us identify and remove obstacles to our spiritual growth. Learn how the two key aspects of svadhyaya—japa (mantra repetition) and scripture reading—engender inner awareness, a positive outlook, and clarity in setting our priorities.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
5
Articles / Wisdom
Antidote to Stress: Practice and Non-Attachment
In a world full of reasons to feel stressed, how do we stay calm and centered? Using an example from daily life, Sarah Guglielmi shows how applying the foundations of yoga—practice and non-attachment—helps us overcome stress.
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Sarah Guglielmi
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Articles / Meditation
Purashcharana: Discovering Our Self-Defeating Tendencies
A special meditation practice called a purashcharana (step forward) illuminates the unlit corners of our mind, enabling us to see and conquer self-defeating tendencies, even as these tendencies attempt to hijack our practice. In this engaging story, Swami Rama discovers that when we fully commit ourselves to the practice, it bears the optimal fruit.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Articles / Meditation
Signs of Progress in Meditation
How can we tell if we are making progress in our meditation practice? Pandit Tigunait describes the signs that show we are moving forward and offers suggestions on how we can further deepen our practice.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Courses

$449
Courses
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
$299
Courses
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
Courses
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
Courses
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
Courses
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
Courses
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
$79
Courses
Samkhya Philosophy
Yoga, tantra, and ayurveda are all rooted in Samkhya philosophy, and its concepts are essential in understanding the context for study and practice. In this mini-course, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait describes the major ideas of Samkhya, one of the six classical Indian schools of philosophy, and the oldest formulation of the ideas of even older revealed texts. Study questions and notes will help you assimilate the basics and expand your grasp and application of all aspects of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Tantra.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
$299
Courses
Awaken Kundalini Shakti
By making skillful use of that aspect of kundalini shakti which is already awake, we can further awaken our kundalini and heal negativity in the depths of our mind and heart. This course will expand your understanding and experience of prana shakti (the kundalini energy that is already awakened) and provide tools for concentrating and focusing it to further awaken kundalini shakti.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
$99
Courses
Meditation on the Chakras
Chakras, the centers of subtle energy along the spinal column, play a dynamic role in the practice of meditation. They govern regions of human anatomy, sectioning the body into distinct organ systems and anatomical functions. They embody themes of human spiritual development, ranging from primitive human drives to trustful surrender to God. They symbolize various forces of divinity, manifesting in mantric sounds and yantric geometrics. And they act as reference points in meditation practice—centers of concentration and purification. Cultivating sensitivity to these energy centers enables you to explore new dimensions of inner life.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD