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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Awakening the Mind (Long Version)
Through our meditation practice, we can awaken the mind’s innate power of perception. In this extended meditation practice, Ishan Tigunait guides us to follow the flow of our breathing, gradually refining our awareness to reveal the energetic pulsation that accompanies each breath. This inner awakening—a more refined, illumined awareness—then empowers us to discover deeper purpose as we move back into the world. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 12 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
6
Meditations / Breath & Prana
Awakening the Mind (Short Version)
In this brief guided meditation, Ishan Tigunait guides us to refine our awareness of the breath and describes how the space corresponding to the center of the forehead has the unique potential for inner awakening. The energetic pulsation of our breath activates this awakening—empowering us with a greater sense of clarity, vibrancy, and intuitive discernment. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 12 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
5
Articles / Wisdom
Antidote to Fear
According to the Yoga Sutra, fear is one of the five great afflictions affecting our mind and body. What are the true sources of fear, and how can meditation, accompanied by divine grace, help us leave fear behind as our mind and heart open and expand?
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Understanding Inflammation: Helpful or Harmful?
What is inflammation, and when is it helpful versus harmful? Join Carrie Demers to learn the natural function of inflammation and hear common causes of inflammation-related immune system malfunctioning. By implementing simple changes to our lifestyle, we can support a healthier, more robust immune system. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
73
Lectures / Wisdom
Reversing the Karmic Wheel
How can we recognize our negative samskaras and begin to reverse their grip on our mind? In this satsang, Pandit Tigunait relates the nature of samskaras (deeply rooted subtle tendencies) and shares yogic tools for helping us reclaim our freedom of choice. Once we loosen the grip of our negative tendencies, we can choose empowering actions that support our aim to embody the art of joyful living. Format: Video with audio download Length: 73 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
5
Articles / Wisdom
Guru Purnima: Honoring Our Teachers
On Guru Purnima day, we honor the teachers who have guided us on our spiritual path, and take a moment to reflect on their teachings. Here, Swami Rama reminds us of the deeper meaning of this special day.
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Swami Rama
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Talks / Holistic Health
Ayurveda for the Seasons: Summer
According to ayurveda, all of us are made up of the five elements—air, earth, water, space, and fire. As heat rises in the summer, imbalances related to pitta (the elemental energies of fire and water) can arise, leading to symptoms such as headaches and irritability. Tune in as Carrie Demers shares practical tips and yogic tools for pacifying pitta and staying healthy during the summer season. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
4
Talks / For Teachers
Mindful Languaging
As yoga teachers, we can use our verbal instruction to create a space where students can feel comfortable and supported throughout their practice. In this talk, Judy Moulton discusses the importance of using language with intention and shares tips for making our verbal instruction inclusive and accessible to all students. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Judy Moulton
78
Classes / Yoga
Experiencing the Benevolence of Breath and Prana
The sages tell us that the qualities inherent in our life force (prana shakti) are the qualities of the divine will itself. This experience manifests in our yoga practice as a sense of protection, inspiration, and purposefulness. In this dynamic guided practice, Greg Capitolo leads us through conscious, breath-aligned movement—the formula used by yogis to access and awaken the experience of prana shakti. The class concludes with guided nadi shodhana and aharana pranayama practices. Format: Video with audio download Length: 1 hr 18 mins
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Greg Capitolo
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Articles / Ayurveda
Agni Sara Variations to Support Digestion
When agni, our digestive fire, is strong and balanced, we experience physical and mental wellbeing. When agni is out of balance, we struggle digestively. Learn how to identify specific agni imbalances and how to apply the practice of agni sara (essence of fire) to address each of them.
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Judy Moulton
3
Talks / For Teachers
Refining Your Verbal Instruction
Communication is an integral part of teaching yoga. Considering and refining the craft of verbal instruction makes our teaching more skillful and helps us evolve as teachers. In this talk, Judy Moulton shares essential approaches for fine-tuning our language so that our teaching instruction can be rich, effective, and meaningful. Format: Video with audio download Length: 3 mins
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Judy Moulton
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Articles / Sacred Texts
A Lesson from the Srimad Bhagavatam
When our lives revolve completely around sensual gratification, trouble and suffering arise. This story from the Srimad Bhagavatam tells us the untrained mind and senses can never be satisfied, and reveals the nature of true contentment.
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Sandra Anderson

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

12
Meditations / Breath & Prana
Awakening the Mind (Long Version)
Through our meditation practice, we can awaken the mind’s innate power of perception. In this extended meditation practice, Ishan Tigunait guides us to follow the flow of our breathing, gradually refining our awareness to reveal the energetic pulsation that accompanies each breath. This inner awakening—a more refined, illumined awareness—then empowers us to discover deeper purpose as we move back into the world. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 12 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
6
Meditations / Breath & Prana
Awakening the Mind (Short Version)
In this brief guided meditation, Ishan Tigunait guides us to refine our awareness of the breath and describes how the space corresponding to the center of the forehead has the unique potential for inner awakening. The energetic pulsation of our breath activates this awakening—empowering us with a greater sense of clarity, vibrancy, and intuitive discernment. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 12 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
8
Meditations / Mantra
5-Step Meditation: A Guided Practice
To cultivate a one-pointed mind in meditation, we need a method that supports our inner journey. Beginning with physical stillness and culminating in an expanded awareness of the subtle sound of the breath, five-step meditation is a method that systematically stills the mind and draws it deeper inward. Tune in to learn the five-step meditation process and discover the benefits of a systematic approach to practice. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 8 min
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Judy Moulton
6
Meditations / Breath & Prana
Grounding Meditation
When we’re feeling ungrounded, it can be helpful to remind ourselves that the source of our inner support and stability lies within us. In this brief meditation, Judy Moulton guides us inward to feel the movement of the breath in the space of the pelvis. By allowing the mind to rest in this observation, we can reconnect to our own inner strength—and carry that experience with us into the rest of the day. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 6 min
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Judy Moulton
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Meditation to Nourish the Mind & Senses
Over time, accumulated experiences of stress and overstimulation leave us feeling depleted. How can we nourish our mind and senses? In this brief meditation, Judy Moulton guides us inward to access deep and lasting nourishment within. After re-establishing inner stability and support, we can extend ourselves back into the external world from a more renewed space. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 6 min
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Judy Moulton
5
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

Classes

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Classes / Yoga
Experiencing the Benevolence of Breath and Prana
The sages tell us that the qualities inherent in our life force (prana shakti) are the qualities of the divine will itself. This experience manifests in our yoga practice as a sense of protection, inspiration, and purposefulness. In this dynamic guided practice, Greg Capitolo leads us through conscious, breath-aligned movement—the formula used by yogis to access and awaken the experience of prana shakti. The class concludes with guided nadi shodhana and aharana pranayama practices. Format: Video with audio download Length: 1 hr 18 mins
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Greg Capitolo
22
Classes / Yoga
Yoga to Strengthen & Revitalize (All Levels)
Breath-connected asana can be a powerful tool for building strength in the body while calming the nervous system. In this class, Judy Moulton shares a practice for strengthening and revitalizing the entire body—a short, go-to practice for restoring balance in the mind, body, and breath. Format: video with audio download Length: 22 mins
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Judy Moulton
54
Classes / Yoga
Yoga to Calm and Quiet the Mind (All Levels)
It is the nature of the mind to roam from thought to thought. How can we begin to catch hold of its roaming tendencies? In this guided practice with David Goddard, explore cultivating steadiness and ease in both body and breath, and discover how practicing with this intention can infuse the mind with those same qualities—increasing an inner sense of calm and tranquility. Format: Video with audio download Length: 54 mins
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David Goddard
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Classes / Yoga
Chair Yoga to Re-energize at the Office (All Levels)
Many of us spend a lot of time in a seated position, which can lead to physical tightness and mental lethargy. In this class, designed to be accessible during the workday, Greg Capitolo guides us to stretch key muscles and joints using the support of a chair. Whether you’re tuning in for a few quick stretches or joining for the entire class, you can use this practice to infuse your day with more lightness and ease. Format: Video with audio download Length: 19 mins
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Greg Capitolo
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Classes / Ayurveda
Daily Yoga for Pitta Dosha (All Levels)
When the pitta dosha (the elemental energies of fire and water) is out of balance, we can experience too much physical and mental heat. Some of the symptoms of a pitta imbalance include excessive sweating, irritability, agitation, and mental intensity. To bring pitta back into balance through our yoga practice, we need to release heat and soften the tendency to grip and overdo. Join Sarah Guglielmi for this targeted practice that incorporates twisting postures, dynamic standing poses, side stretches, and a guided relaxation in savasana. Format: Video with audio download Length: 44 mins
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Sarah Guglielmi
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Classes / Pose Tutorial
Svastikasana: An Auspicious Posture for Meditation
Hailed by yogis as one of the foremost postures described in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, svastikasana (auspicious pose) is ideal for meditation and pranayama practices. In this short tutorial, Sandra Anderson teaches key actions for finding alignment in this pose. Gather any props that might be helpful and join along to find your perfect meditation seat. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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
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

Lectures

73
Lectures / Wisdom
Reversing the Karmic Wheel
How can we recognize our negative samskaras and begin to reverse their grip on our mind? In this satsang, Pandit Tigunait relates the nature of samskaras (deeply rooted subtle tendencies) and shares yogic tools for helping us reclaim our freedom of choice. Once we loosen the grip of our negative tendencies, we can choose empowering actions that support our aim to embody the art of joyful living. Format: Video with audio download Length: 73 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
72
Lectures / Wisdom
Conquering Without a Fight
All of our outer conflicts begin with our own inner fight. How can we cleanse the impurities of our mind that create war within us? In this satsang, Pandit Tigunait explains how four specific virtues outlined in the Yoga Sutra can help us cultivate the peace we seek. By infusing the mind with friendliness, compassion, cheerfulness, and uninvolved observation, we can conquer our inner enemies and reclaim a pristine state of mind. Format: Video with audio download Length: 72 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
39
Lectures / Wisdom
Shaktipata: Transmitting Spiritual Energy (Part 1)
How spiritual energy is transmitted is one of the greatest mysteries of yoga and tantra. Shaktipata—the transmission of spiritual energy and grace from master to student—has fascinated seekers throughout the ages. But what exactly is shaktipata? Whose shakti is it, and how and why does it descend to us? And how can we tell when the experience of shaktipata is real? In part 1 of this two-part Wisdom Classic, available exclusively on Himalayan Institute’s Wisdom Library, Pandit Tigunait explains the mysteries of shaktipata in terms of a living reality of divine grace and protection that is transmitted from teacher to student and continues to unfold, bringing transformation and self-knowledge (and ultimately, enlightenment) to the recipient. Watch Shaktipata: Transmitting Spiritual Energy (Part 1), and learn how a single spark of shakti can ignite the force of transformation and illuminate our lives, driving away all darkness. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 39 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Lectures / Wisdom
Quieting the Noisy Mind
In this satsang, Pandit Tigunait shares time-tested, effective tools for eradicating the most potent cause of our inner unrest—the trick the mind uses for justifying its fight with itself—and guides us to recognize a single gift from divine providence that can nullify all of the causes of our inner conflict. By putting that one gift of divine providence into practice, we can build a solid foundation for lasting peace and happiness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 82 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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
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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
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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

Talks

6
Talks / Holistic Health
Understanding Inflammation: Helpful or Harmful?
What is inflammation, and when is it helpful versus harmful? Join Carrie Demers to learn the natural function of inflammation and hear common causes of inflammation-related immune system malfunctioning. By implementing simple changes to our lifestyle, we can support a healthier, more robust immune system. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
6
Talks / Holistic Health
Ayurveda for the Seasons: Summer
According to ayurveda, all of us are made up of the five elements—air, earth, water, space, and fire. As heat rises in the summer, imbalances related to pitta (the elemental energies of fire and water) can arise, leading to symptoms such as headaches and irritability. Tune in as Carrie Demers shares practical tips and yogic tools for pacifying pitta and staying healthy during the summer season. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
4
Talks / For Teachers
Mindful Languaging
As yoga teachers, we can use our verbal instruction to create a space where students can feel comfortable and supported throughout their practice. In this talk, Judy Moulton discusses the importance of using language with intention and shares tips for making our verbal instruction inclusive and accessible to all students. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Judy Moulton
3
Talks / For Teachers
Refining Your Verbal Instruction
Communication is an integral part of teaching yoga. Considering and refining the craft of verbal instruction makes our teaching more skillful and helps us evolve as teachers. In this talk, Judy Moulton shares essential approaches for fine-tuning our language so that our teaching instruction can be rich, effective, and meaningful. Format: Video with audio download Length: 3 mins
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Judy Moulton
3
Talks / For Teachers
Cues for Physical & Energetic Stability
To experience physical and energetic stability in asana practice, we need to become aware of the three main parts of the spine—the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical regions (lower, middle, and upper spine). In this talk, Judy Moulton shares cues for helping students cultivate spinal stability and explores how these refinements can lead to a rich and fulfilling experience of yoga practice. Format: Video with audio download Length: 3 mins
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Judy Moulton
4
Talks / For Teachers
Awakening to the Subtle Body: The Three A’s
The goal of yoga is to experience ultimate freedom and lasting fulfillment. How can we distill this goal into our yoga classes? In this talk, Judy Moulton explores the three A’s of teaching—a formula for guiding our students to move beyond physical alignment to access a more subtle and fulfilling experience of their yoga practice. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Judy Moulton
5
Talks / Wisdom
Creating a Relationship Between Our Inner and Outer Teacher
In the final segment of The Inner Teacher series, Ishan Tigunait shares ways we can cultivate a relationship between the inner teacher—our divine essence—and our outer teachers. When we remember that all of us are guided by the same inner teacher, we can find the nurturance, inspiration, and guidance that keeps us moving forward on our path. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
6
Talks / Yoga Practice
The Power of the Pelvis
Like the root of a tree, the pelvis—the home of our physical and energetic root—helps us access strength, stability, and deep nourishment from within. In this talk, Judy Moulton shares yogic tools for consciously accessing these benefits in our yoga practice. Grab a block and tune in to explore profound yet straightforward ways you can begin to unlock the power of the pelvis. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Judy Moulton
7
Talks / Yoga Practice
Vishoka Meditation Essentials: So’ham Pranayama
In the previous segments of this series, we learned how the first three foundational practices of Vishoka Meditation—crocodile pose, sandbag breathing, and nadi shodhana—deepen our connection to the breath and its subtler counterpart, prana (life force energy). In this talk, Shari Friedrichsen relates how the practice of so’ham (pronounced “so hum”) pranayama builds on this foundation and draws us further inward, where we can rest our mind in the experience of the subtle sound of the breath. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen

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Articles / Wisdom
Antidote to Fear
According to the Yoga Sutra, fear is one of the five great afflictions affecting our mind and body. What are the true sources of fear, and how can meditation, accompanied by divine grace, help us leave fear behind as our mind and heart open and expand?
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
5
Articles / Wisdom
Guru Purnima: Honoring Our Teachers
On Guru Purnima day, we honor the teachers who have guided us on our spiritual path, and take a moment to reflect on their teachings. Here, Swami Rama reminds us of the deeper meaning of this special day.
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Swami Rama
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Articles / Ayurveda
Agni Sara Variations to Support Digestion
When agni, our digestive fire, is strong and balanced, we experience physical and mental wellbeing. When agni is out of balance, we struggle digestively. Learn how to identify specific agni imbalances and how to apply the practice of agni sara (essence of fire) to address each of them.
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Judy Moulton
3
Articles / Sacred Texts
A Lesson from the Srimad Bhagavatam
When our lives revolve completely around sensual gratification, trouble and suffering arise. This story from the Srimad Bhagavatam tells us the untrained mind and senses can never be satisfied, and reveals the nature of true contentment.
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Sandra Anderson
2
Articles / Wisdom
Serving Nature as a Way to Heal
Within us we hold the seeds of disease as well as its cure. In this engaging story, Pandit Tigunait learns how we can pay off our karmic debts and heal ourselves by serving various aspects of nature.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Articles / Meditation
The Science of Mantra
The mantra is like a bridge on which meditators cross the river of life and eventually reach the other shore—the state of highest consciousness. Swami Rama explains how mantras help us to penetrate and fathom the various levels of the mind so we can attain the deepest states of meditation.
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Swami Rama
5
Articles / Holistic Health
Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
The quality of our sleep affects almost every aspect of our health, yet many of us have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. Dr. Theresa Oswald offers simple techniques and lifestyle tips for getting a good night’s rest.
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Theresa Oswald, MD
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Articles / Yoga Practice
Beginner’s Guide to Bandhas
The three yogic locks, or bandhas, are fundamental practices of yoga. Learn the importance and benefits of these locks—throat (jalandhara bandha), stomach (uddiyana bandha), and root (mula bandha)—and how to combine them in a simple technique that can easily be integrated into your asana practice.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
14
Articles / Wisdom
Freedom on the Field of Action: The Path of Karma Yoga
Through the practice of karma yoga—serving others selflessly and lovingly—we gain the power to transform ourselves and the world around us. This is a path of inner freedom that leads us to the ultimate goal of yoga: the state of self-realization and perfection.
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Swami Rama

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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