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Articles / Yoga Practice
Quest for Unity
We have a drive for wholeness—for the inner experience of unity that is the source of all religions. Swami Rama explains why this unity is needed to move humanity forward and how religious doctrines highlight differences between us, sowing discord rather than unity.
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Swami Rama
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Talks / Sacred Texts
Unpacking the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Chapter 4: Samadhi
In the final installment of this Hatha Yoga Pradipika series, Sandra Anderson expounds upon the fourth chapter of this classic scripture: Samadhi. Learn how the practices contained within this profound text lead us towards the ultimate goal of hatha yoga: absorption with the infinite, and how the sacred union between breath and mind is the path to reach there. Format: Video with audio download Length: 13 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Breath Awareness Meditation (Long Form)
Learn how to connect to the subtle realm of your being with this guided breath awareness meditation. Balance and connect to the effortless flow of awareness that engenders a deep sense of calm and profound relaxation for the nervous system. Experience breath as the gateway to inner unfoldment and acknowledge the extraordinary potential of breath to awaken the mind. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 15 min
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Ishan Tigunait
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Classes / Pose Tutorial
Seated Parshvakonasana for Physical and Energetic Balance
Learn to activate and cleanse on a physical and pranic level with this accessible but powerful asana: upavistha parshvakonasana. Experience the relief from energetic stagnation while creating the container for an effortless breath and the balance of polarities. This modification of the classic Parsvakonasana is an opportunity to explore the posture in new and profound ways. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Sandra Anderson
4
Articles / Ayurveda
Lifestyle Tips to Support Digestion
A stressful lifestyle can disrupt and stifle our digestion. Judy Moulton offers lifestyle tips drawn from the ayurvedic practice of dinacharya (daily routine) to help us de-stress and create nourishing space in our life, so that agni, our digestive fire, can burn more brightly
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Judy Moulton
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Talks / Sacred Texts
Unpacking the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Chapter 3: Kundalini, Bandhas, and Mudras
In the second chapter of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, we learned about the shatkarmas (techniques for purification) and pranayama practices. In this fourth installment, Sandra Anderson delves into the third chapter and discusses the subjects of kundalini, bandhas, and mudras, and how they relate to our practice and spiritual quest. Tune in and take a deeper dive into this quintessential hatha yoga scripture. Format: Video with audio download Length: 11 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Articles / Yoga Practice
Concentration and Mindfulness: Cornerstones of Meditation
Does your meditation practice ever feel uninspired, like you are showing up for it but nothing is happening? Rolf Sovik explains how reviewing the two core features of meditation—concentration and mindfulness—can revitalize your practice, and he offers an illuminating review of each and how they come together.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
3
Classes / Pose Tutorial
Side-Lying Pose for Equalizing the Flow of Breath
A free-flowing breath through both nostrils is essential to experiencing a balanced flow of energy in the body. Join Sandra Anderson for this side-lying pose tutorial that can help shift an imbalance in nostril dominance to equalize the flow of prana (life force energy) in the nostrils and support a calm, inward-moving mind. Format: Video with audio download Length: 3 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Talks / Sacred Texts
Unpacking the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Chapter 2: Shatkarma and Pranayama
In the first chapter of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, we learned that the practice of asana is intended to activate, intensify, and redirect prana (life force energy). Here, Sandra Anderson relates key shatkarma (technique for purification) and pranayama practices introduced in the second chapter. Tune in to explore how these practices allow us to work with the subtle body and move us toward their goal of clearing and purifying the pathways of prana. Format: Video with audio download Length: 17 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Articles / Yoga Practice
Sri Sukta: Invoking Inner and Outer Prosperity
Sri Sukta—a cluster of 16 Vedic mantras—is one of the greatest gifts of the sages to humanity. Reciting Sri Sukta attracts the forces of health, peace, and prosperity while displacing conditions of emptiness, loneliness, and other forms of inner poverty. Learn about the three stages of practice.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
75
Lectures / Wisdom
Identifying the Toughest Hurdle
In the ongoing Art of Joyful Living satsang series, Pandit Tigunait sheds light on challenges we can face on the spiritual path. With lively and humorous personal anecdotes, Pandit Tigunait illuminates his own spiritual journey and shares his experience of confronting and identifying the toughest hurdle. Enjoy this profound exposition on how we inevitably have to face the parts of ourselves that prevent us from being established in our own true nature, and how we can begin to walk in the footsteps of the masters that came before us. Format: Video with audio download Length: 75 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
70
Classes / Yoga
Accessing the Subtle Force of Transformation at the Navel Center
The navel center is home to the pranic hub—a concentration of life force energy that fuels our inner transformation. Join Sandra Anderson for this level two practice that focuses on activating and accessing this area through asana and the master yoga practices of agni sara and nauli kriya. Class concludes with an extended pranayama practice that includes bhastrika, nadi shodhana, aharana, and samikarana pranayama. Format: Video with audio download Length: 1 hr 12 mins
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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

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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Breath Awareness Meditation (Long Form)
Learn how to connect to the subtle realm of your being with this guided breath awareness meditation. Balance and connect to the effortless flow of awareness that engenders a deep sense of calm and profound relaxation for the nervous system. Experience breath as the gateway to inner unfoldment and acknowledge the extraordinary potential of breath to awaken the mind. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 15 min
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Ishan Tigunait
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
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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
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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
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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

Classes

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Classes / Pose Tutorial
Seated Parshvakonasana for Physical and Energetic Balance
Learn to activate and cleanse on a physical and pranic level with this accessible but powerful asana: upavistha parshvakonasana. Experience the relief from energetic stagnation while creating the container for an effortless breath and the balance of polarities. This modification of the classic Parsvakonasana is an opportunity to explore the posture in new and profound ways. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Sandra Anderson
3
Classes / Pose Tutorial
Side-Lying Pose for Equalizing the Flow of Breath
A free-flowing breath through both nostrils is essential to experiencing a balanced flow of energy in the body. Join Sandra Anderson for this side-lying pose tutorial that can help shift an imbalance in nostril dominance to equalize the flow of prana (life force energy) in the nostrils and support a calm, inward-moving mind. Format: Video with audio download Length: 3 mins
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Sandra Anderson
70
Classes / Yoga
Accessing the Subtle Force of Transformation at the Navel Center
The navel center is home to the pranic hub—a concentration of life force energy that fuels our inner transformation. Join Sandra Anderson for this level two practice that focuses on activating and accessing this area through asana and the master yoga practices of agni sara and nauli kriya. Class concludes with an extended pranayama practice that includes bhastrika, nadi shodhana, aharana, and samikarana pranayama. Format: Video with audio download Length: 1 hr 12 mins
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Sandra Anderson
15
Classes / Relaxation
Body Awareness Relaxation
Reconnect with yourself and experience profound rest with a full-body awareness practice guided by Ishan Tigunait. This body awareness relaxation supports resilience and autonomic nervous system regulation, leading to a sense of grounding and inner balance. Give yourself the gift of self-nurturance and heightened personal awareness. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 15 min
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Ishan Tigunait
5
Classes / Pose Tutorial
Forearm Downward-Facing Dog: Find Your Equilibrium
Weight-bearing inversions allow us to strengthen and redistribute energy to the upper body, which is often underutilized in our daily lives. In this short tutorial, Sandra Anderson guides us through the forearm downward-facing dog pose, and she shares key actions for optimizing its benefits. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Classes / Yoga
A Practice for Nourishing and Protecting the Mind
The yogic scriptures tell us that the forces of nourishment and protection preside over the archway at the openings of the nostrils. Focusing on this energetically charged space anchors our awareness in the present moment and helps us cultivate a peaceful, inward flowing mind. Join Shari Friedrichsen for this complete practice that includes breath training and movement for cultivating our sensitivity to prana (life force energy). Class concludes with multiple rounds of alternate nostril breathing and the practice of so’hum pranayama. Format: Video with audio download Length: 78 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
Yoga for Self-care and Stress Relief
By aligning our movement with the pace of our breath, we simultaneously impact the body, mind, and nervous system. Join David Goddard for this targeted practice that is designed to relieve residual tension in the nervous system and increase resilience and flexibility in both body and mind. Roll out your mat and join along to bolster an overall sense of well-being. Format: Video with audio download Length: 22 mins
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David Goddard
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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
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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

Lectures

75
Lectures / Wisdom
Identifying the Toughest Hurdle
In the ongoing Art of Joyful Living satsang series, Pandit Tigunait sheds light on challenges we can face on the spiritual path. With lively and humorous personal anecdotes, Pandit Tigunait illuminates his own spiritual journey and shares his experience of confronting and identifying the toughest hurdle. Enjoy this profound exposition on how we inevitably have to face the parts of ourselves that prevent us from being established in our own true nature, and how we can begin to walk in the footsteps of the masters that came before us. Format: Video with audio download Length: 75 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
50
Lectures / Wisdom
Shaktipata: Transmitting Spiritual Energy (Part 2)
Shaktipata—the bestowing of spiritual energy—is the divine spark that lights our way toward enlightenment. The mysteries of shaktipata are endlessly fascinating. But shaktipata is very often misunderstood, leading to disappointment and disillusionment. In part 2 of this Wisdom Classic from 1991, remastered and available exclusively on our Wisdom Library, Pandit Tigunait beautifully and clearly answers a modern seeker’s questions about shaktipata: How is shaktipata given from teacher to student? How can we as seekers prepare ourselves to receive this gift of divine grace and guidance? Is there such a thing as false or harmful shaktipata? Is mass shaktipata possible? How can we tell when we’ve found a true master? Watch Shaktipata: Transmitting Spiritual Energy (Part 2), and discover how understanding the inner workings of shaktipata—especially the roles of both master and shishya (disciple)—can accelerate and deepen our spiritual quest. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 50 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Lectures / Wisdom
A Time-Tested Vision of the Sages: Elixir for Life in the 21st Century
A thousand-year-old tradition summarizes its findings: our personal healing, rejuvenation, and upliftment and that of the larger world go hand-in-hand. How we embrace these findings, how we practice them, how we accelerate our growth, how we hear and heed the calling of our soul, and how we become a light to ourselves and to others is the pressing call of the times. Delivered on the 50th Anniversary of the Himalayan Institute, this message is Pandit Tigunait’s gift to all those who wish to make this world a better and more beautiful place.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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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
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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
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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
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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

Talks

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Talks / Sacred Texts
Unpacking the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Chapter 4: Samadhi
In the final installment of this Hatha Yoga Pradipika series, Sandra Anderson expounds upon the fourth chapter of this classic scripture: Samadhi. Learn how the practices contained within this profound text lead us towards the ultimate goal of hatha yoga: absorption with the infinite, and how the sacred union between breath and mind is the path to reach there. Format: Video with audio download Length: 13 mins
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Sandra Anderson
11
Talks / Sacred Texts
Unpacking the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Chapter 3: Kundalini, Bandhas, and Mudras
In the second chapter of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, we learned about the shatkarmas (techniques for purification) and pranayama practices. In this fourth installment, Sandra Anderson delves into the third chapter and discusses the subjects of kundalini, bandhas, and mudras, and how they relate to our practice and spiritual quest. Tune in and take a deeper dive into this quintessential hatha yoga scripture. Format: Video with audio download Length: 11 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Talks / Sacred Texts
Unpacking the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Chapter 2: Shatkarma and Pranayama
In the first chapter of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, we learned that the practice of asana is intended to activate, intensify, and redirect prana (life force energy). Here, Sandra Anderson relates key shatkarma (technique for purification) and pranayama practices introduced in the second chapter. Tune in to explore how these practices allow us to work with the subtle body and move us toward their goal of clearing and purifying the pathways of prana. Format: Video with audio download Length: 17 mins
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Sandra Anderson
14
Talks / Sacred Texts
Unpacking the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Chapter 1: Asana
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika contains a wealth of information for the modern student of yoga. Unpack the first chapter of the text here with Sandra Anderson, as she highlights key takeaways—the yamas and niyamas, supports for a yogic lifestyle, and “the first part of hatha yoga”—asana. Format: Video with audio download Length: 14 mins
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Sandra Anderson
12
Talks / Sacred Texts
Historical Overview of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is among the most influential texts on the practice of hatha yoga. In what context did the text originate, and how can we make the best use of its teachings? In the first talk of this series, Sandra Anderson introduces the historical context of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika—the context from which modern yoga practice evolved—and she elaborates on how verses from the first chapter of the text offer us a glimpse into the scope and power of hatha yoga vidya (knowledge). Format: Video with audio download Length: 12 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Talks / Holistic Health
Getting Protein in a Plant-Based Diet
Does eating a plant-based diet mean we have to sacrifice protein? In this engaging talk, Theresa Oswald shares some commonly consumed vegetables that contain up to six grams of protein per serving. Tune in to learn a variety of tips for eating a diverse, plant-based diet—without sacrificing protein! Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Theresa Oswald, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Importance of a Daily Routine
According to ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, establishing a daily routine is essential to achieving optimal health. Tune in to hear Carrie Demers discuss the benefits of building structure around the four key areas of our lives—diet, movement, sleep, and rest. Learn why building stability in these areas can do wonders for your life and your health. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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

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Articles / Yoga Practice
Quest for Unity
We have a drive for wholeness—for the inner experience of unity that is the source of all religions. Swami Rama explains why this unity is needed to move humanity forward and how religious doctrines highlight differences between us, sowing discord rather than unity.
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Swami Rama
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Articles / Ayurveda
Lifestyle Tips to Support Digestion
A stressful lifestyle can disrupt and stifle our digestion. Judy Moulton offers lifestyle tips drawn from the ayurvedic practice of dinacharya (daily routine) to help us de-stress and create nourishing space in our life, so that agni, our digestive fire, can burn more brightly
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Judy Moulton
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Articles / Yoga Practice
Concentration and Mindfulness: Cornerstones of Meditation
Does your meditation practice ever feel uninspired, like you are showing up for it but nothing is happening? Rolf Sovik explains how reviewing the two core features of meditation—concentration and mindfulness—can revitalize your practice, and he offers an illuminating review of each and how they come together.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Articles / Yoga Practice
Sri Sukta: Invoking Inner and Outer Prosperity
Sri Sukta—a cluster of 16 Vedic mantras—is one of the greatest gifts of the sages to humanity. Reciting Sri Sukta attracts the forces of health, peace, and prosperity while displacing conditions of emptiness, loneliness, and other forms of inner poverty. Learn about the three stages of practice.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Articles / Wisdom
Maya: The Cosmic Veil
What is maya and how does it create our reality? In this humorous story, Swami Rama’s master vividly demonstrates the nature of maya, cosmic illusion, and how we become entrapped in it. He then explains how we can break through this veil of illusion to gain ultimate freedom.
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Swami Rama
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Articles / Ayurveda
Looking at Diet Through the Lens of Digestion: An Ayurvedic Perspective
What kind of diet is healthiest for us? According to ayurveda, healthy food is food we are able to digest well. Learn ayurvedic dietary tips to help you strengthen your digestive fire (agni) so that you can start expanding the range of foods you’re able to eat comfortably.
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Judy Moulton
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Articles / Yoga Practice
5 Simple Yoga Practices to Bring You Lasting Peace of Mind
Silence is calming, refreshing, and restorative. It cleanses and quiets our mind and heart. Rolf Sovik offers five simple yoga practices to reconnect our body and breath, and center our mind in a peaceful, nurturing silence.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Articles / Wisdom
Fearlessly Facing Our Ghosts
In this charming story from his childhood, Pandit Tigunait describes how he overcame his fear of ghosts, learning to stand and face them with the help of a set of prayers. This story illustrates how, with proper guidance, fear can be transformed into faith and inner strength.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Articles / Yoga Practice
Meditation Is Not What You Think
Meditation is not thinking. It’s a systematic method of training the mind to go beyond thought, gradually transforming our life into a joyful, peaceful experience. Learn how meditating with patience and the help of a mantra brings fulfillment in life and fearlessness in death.
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Swami Rama

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