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Classes / Relaxation
Guided Relaxation with Yogic Breathing
Healthy breathing is the foundation of all yoga techniques and sets the stage for a fulfilling experience in our asana, relaxation, and meditation practices. In this guided practice with David Goddard, explore how the five qualities of yogic breathing lay the groundwork for a deep and effective systematic relaxation. This combined practice of breath-shaping and relaxation can be used anytime you need to rest and unwind, and serves as an excellent preparation for meditation. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 14 mins
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David Goddard
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Talks / Wisdom
Pilgrimage: Awaken a New Reality
What makes a pilgrimage such a profound tool on the path of spiritual unfoldment? Ransom Hare explains the unique relationship between the sacred space within us and those outside of us. Learn how embarking on a transformative journey to sacred shrines, combined with practicing the three pillars of yoga—tapas (self-effort), svadhyaya (self-study), and Ishvara pranidhana (offering the fruits of action to the Divine)—can awaken a new inner reality and empower us to experience our relationship with the world in a new light. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Ransom Hare
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Articles / Wisdom
I Thought I Was Perfect
We are taught to value intellectual knowledge, but on the spiritual path experiential knowledge is more important, as this story from Swami Rama’s youth illustrates. He proudly thought he knew everything—until different sages tested him on four things that need to be mastered for spiritual attainment.
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Swami Rama
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Talks / Wisdom
The Grace of Prakriti
Prakriti (self-nature) is at the heart of yoga. Learn how cosmic Prakriti, whose nature is fulfillment, infuses our individual prakriti—every aspect of our body and mind—with the potential for fulfillment, and how yoga and ayurveda can help us tap into the grace of cosmic Prakriti to unfold this potential, allowing our life to blossom. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Articles / Meditation
The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra: Heal Yourself, Heal the World
Hailed by the sages as the heart of the Vedas, the maha mrityunjaya mantra can help you tune into the healing force that is always at work within you, supporting your growth, lifting you up in times of trouble, and reminding you of the higher aim of life. In this article, Rolf Sovik unveils one of yoga’s most powerful, nourishing mantras.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Compassion and Healing: A Doctor’s Perspective
Dr. Carrie Demers states that compassion is not about rescuing ourselves or others from the pain of suffering, but rather is the capacity to hold an empathetic space so there is room to heal. She explains how our efforts to simply push pain away are usually unhelpful, and how true healing begins when we can examine ourselves with compassion and see how our habitual actions may be affecting our health. Learn how she uses compassion to help patients move toward their own healing. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Dynamics of the Diaphragm
Join Bill Ryan for a look at one of the most important muscles in the body, the diaphragm. This umbrella-shaped muscle hidden in our torso is the primary muscle used to control our breathing, but its benefits extend much further than simply pumping oxygen in and out of the body. Discover how using the diaphragm rather than our chest muscles to breathe activates our parasympathetic nervous system, creating a relaxation response that calms the mind and leads us toward a healthier, happier life. Format: Video with audio download Length: 13 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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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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Articles / Holistic Health
Nature’s Healing Power: The Five Elements
Spending time in nature is good for our health. Modern science is confirming what yoga and ayurveda have long known: connecting ourselves with the five elements of nature—earth, water, fire, air, and space—nourishes us, bringing balance, healing, and a sense of well-being.
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Theresa Oswald, MD
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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
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Articles / Tantra
The Triune Body in Yoga Practice
According to the yoga tradition, a human being has three interpenetrating bodies—physical, subtle, and causal—each influencing the other. Every aspect of our yoga practice can shape and direct these three bodies to develop a foundation for powerful and lasting healing and awakening.
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Sandra Anderson
10
Talks / Wisdom
Pranamaya Kosha: Energy Body
We are multidimensional beings, with consciousness at our core. Our pranamaya kosha (energy sheath) is the energetic force (prana) that rests between our body and mind, animating, supporting, and nurturing us and giving us life. Join Sandra Anderson to discover how yogic tools allow us to work with this pranic body by working with the breath, helping us expand our awareness of our mental and physical layers and improve our overall health and wellbeing. Format: Video with audio download Length: 10 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
Guided Meditation: Luminous Gratitude
Take your meditation seat and bathe in inner luminosity as Ishan Tigunait guides us along the path of gratitude—gratitude for the willpower, knowledge, and self-effort that transforms our inner purpose into a meaningful life. Reconnect to the vibrant reality within—our innate essence of vitality and capacity—as you bask in the illumination which fills your entire space of consciousness. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 15 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Transcending Breath Awareness: A Guided Meditation
Settle into your body, and unite your mind with the effortless pulsation of each inhale and exhale. Free from distractions, allow breath awareness to transform into pranic awareness, and rest in the joy and sweetness that accompanies a clear, calm, and peaceful mind. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 16 mins
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Greg Capitolo
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Pranic Awareness Guided Meditation
Experience subtle waves of deep cleansing and nourishment washing over you as you cultivate pranic awareness in this guided meditation led by Ishan Tigunait. Deepen your sensitivity to prana and begin to feel pure vitality throughout every layer of your being—body, mind, and consciousness. Be subsumed into your own inner luminosity and rest in the space of your innate perfection. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 16 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Awakening to Infinite Potential: A Morning Meditation
Just as the sun rises to bring forth a new day, so too does the breath bring forward our inner luminosity and vitality. In this deeply nourishing morning meditation, experience how, with each breath, the pulsation of sankalpa—the power of intention—awakens us to our infinite potential. Inspired and empowered, embark on a new day, fueled by a deep sense of purpose. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 15 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Meditations / Mantra
Meditation on the Subtle Sound of Breath
The mantra so’ham is the subtle sound of our breath. When we tune into it we come in touch with the deeper dimension of our inhalation and exhalation: the nourishing and cleansing pulsation of prana (life force). Learn how to regulate and stabilize your breathing pattern with this mantra and access the healing vibration of your pranic body. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 5 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Restful Breath Awareness
When we focus our attention on the flow of the breath, it leads our mind to a quiet inner stillness. Tune into this deeply restful breath-awareness practice to experience the breath moving in the center of the body and then flowing serenely in the nostrils. Take a few moments to relax in the soothing ebb and flow of the breath. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 10 min
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Awakening Pranic Awareness at the Face
Our prana (vital energy) moves with each breath. By feeling and following its flow, we take our awareness to a more subtle realm. This short meditation will help you experience the movement of prana in front of your face. Come in touch with the life force and let it guide you inward toward deeper dimensions of your being. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 5 min
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Head-Clearing Meditation
From the brain to our eyes, ears, nose, and mouth, our head is home to some of our most important organs. On a subtler level, it houses our thoughts, including our worries and negative memories. Shari Friedrichsen offers a guided meditation to soothe and clear the head. Take a moment to nourish, cleanse, and thank your center of perception, discrimination, and intelligence. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 6 min
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Meditations / Mantra
Universal Mantra Meditation
Mantra is a sacred sound that leads us to pure, silent awareness. The universal mantra so’ham can be practiced freely by anyone—it’s the subtle sound of our own breath. In this guided meditation, Bill Ryan helps us rest our mind in the sound so’ham flowing with the breath. Let the flow of sound carry you to an inner space of peaceful stillness. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 12 min
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Bill Ryan, PhD

Classes

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Classes / Relaxation
Guided Relaxation with Yogic Breathing
Healthy breathing is the foundation of all yoga techniques and sets the stage for a fulfilling experience in our asana, relaxation, and meditation practices. In this guided practice with David Goddard, explore how the five qualities of yogic breathing lay the groundwork for a deep and effective systematic relaxation. This combined practice of breath-shaping and relaxation can be used anytime you need to rest and unwind, and serves as an excellent preparation for meditation. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 14 mins
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David Goddard
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Classes / Yoga
Reclined Twist: Return to Balance
Restore balance to your mind and body as Shari Friedrichsen guides you through this short practice of breath-centered reclining twist. Let the breath nourish and soothe all of you—muscles, organs, thoughts, and emotions—each time you inhale. Release stress, tension, fear, and doubt as you exhale. Afterward, enjoy the feeling of refreshed and reintegrated energy. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 3 min
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Relaxation
Relaxation: Guided Breath Awareness
Let your mind and body rest deeply in the tranquility of breath awareness in this guided practice. Softening into the nourishing inhale and cleansing exhale, observe how your body breathes without conscious effort. Allow disruptive thoughts and feelings to simply pass through your mind, and let the subtle sound of the breath, so’ham, anchor your awareness as your mind and body relax completely. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 10 mins
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Classes / Yoga
Gratitude, Grace, and Grit (All Levels)
It takes courage and determination to remember that divine grace always guides and protects us, no matter what. Keeping our connection to this inner and abiding support, we develop and sustain gratitude for our lives, our families, our friends, and our world, even in unusual and difficult situations. Join Shari Friedrichsen for this special 90-minute class which includes asana, pranayama, relaxation, and meditation to reclaim and strengthen your relationship with this ever-flowing presence of sacred energy.
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
From Physical to Nonphysical: Accessing Pranic Awareness
Stability in asana opens the door to healthy, diaphragmatic breathing; and healthy, diaphragmatic breathing then, becomes the bridge from physical awareness to nonphysical awareness to pranic awareness. In this practice, Luke Ketterhagen invites you to challenge yourself. Find the subtle balance between grounding yourself through working with the legs and pelvic region, and expanding your awareness through working with the abdominal region. Somewhere in the middle, you become more fully established in your own innate power. Format: Video with audio download Length: 49 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Classes / Yoga
Cat Cow: De-Stress & Soothe Your Nervous System
Mindfully move and breathe your way to less stress with this short tutorial for cat cow pose, led by Shari Friedrichsen. Experience how the smooth, gentle flow of breath-aligned movement in this pose stimulates the vagus nerve and subsequently allows the central stress response system to activate—signaling to the body and mind that it is time to rest, relax, and de-stress. Whether done as a stand-alone practice or incorporated into your daily asana sequence, cat cow is sure to soothe and nourish your whole being. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 5 min
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Pranayama
Kapalabhati for Purification & Revitalization (All Levels)
The practice of kapalabhati is one of the most efficient and effective pranayamas (breathing exercises) for dispelling the inertia, congestion, and stagnation that tend to build up in the body and mind. In this short tutorial, Sandra Anderson walks us through the essentials of this traditional cleansing practice. With the resulting enlivening of prana (life energy), our innate desire to know ourselves at the deepest level begins to blossom. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 3 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Classes / Ayurveda
Vata-Pacifying Practice: Nurture the Nervous System (All Levels)
As autumn moves into full force and winter follows closely behind, the ayurvedic season of vata emerges and takes center stage. Nourish and ground yourself with this vata-pacifying practice guided by Sarah Guglielmi. Through this slow flow sequence, with an emphasis on forward bends and twists, you’ll regain steadiness of body and mind—nurturing the nervous system and returning to a more harmonious state of balance, stability, and ease. Format: Video with audio download Length: 39 mins
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Sarah Guglielmi
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Classes / Yoga
2-to-1 Breathing for Relaxation & Detoxification (All Levels)
In 2-to-1 breathing, we lengthen the exhalation until it is twice as long as the inhalation. The effect is deeply relaxing and detoxifying. Greg Capitolo leads us step-by-step through the complete practice. Learn how to soothe and nourish your entire system by gradually and gently deepening your breath. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 11 mins
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Greg Capitolo

Lectures

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Lectures / Sacred Texts
Conquering the Strongest Enemies of the Mind
Our quest for self-realization, as sincere seekers, begins when we recognize a need to improve our life and to identify certain mental tendencies that are causing us pain and problems. To progress on this path, we must apply antidotes that are qualitatively and quantitatively larger than the negative tendencies they address and that are applied at the right time. Listen to Pandit Tigunait’s satsang to discover tools from the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutra for implementing this process, and conquer the enemies of your mind! Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hour 16 minutes
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
77
Lectures / Sacred Texts
How to Calm Inner Turmoil
A mind free from inner turmoil is the source of happiness. But how do we free our mind from inner unrest—from the forces of raga (attachment) and dvesha (aversion) and the desire and anger accompanying them, which wreak havoc on our minds and bodies? Pandit Tigunait explains how cultivating an awakened buddhi (faculty of discernment) and practicing self-examination can prevent these disruptive forces from gathering momentum, and how focusing on gratitude and good fortune in the midst of life’s ever-changing circumstances allows us to remain free from inner turmoil. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 77 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Lectures / Wisdom
Reshaping Our Destiny: Karma & the First 3 Chakras
“We are responsible for our own fortune and misfortune. But there’s a way to modify our actions, undo what we’ve done, and reshape our destiny. We’re not helpless.”—Pandit Rajmani Tigunait Our karmas can bind us or grant us freedom—the choice is ours. How can we understand the mysterious forces of life, death, and karma, and take control of our destiny? In this powerful, never-before-seen lecture video from 1997, Pandit Tigunait explains how mastering our subhuman tendencies, especially fear and anger, allows us to erase binding karmas and give a new shape to our destiny. According to Sri Vidya tantra, our thoughts, emotions, and primitive urges all originate from the lower chakras. Understanding and working with the first three chakras (muladhara, svadhishthana, and manipura) is the gateway to freedom. When we work with these chakras through precise contemplative, meditative, and yogic techniques, we are able to disentangle rudra granthi—the karmic knot at the third chakra—and come into contact with the divine fire that destroys our subhuman tendencies. Watch this Wisdom Classic video, and learn more about how we can achieve karmic freedom by working with the first three chakras! Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 29 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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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
62
Lectures / Wisdom
Yogic Anatomy of the Mind
The mind is living power—shakti. It is a vast and unique field of energy. It is the gateway of consciousness. In this series of talks, delve deep into the yogic anatomy of the mind with Ishan Tigunait and discover its limitless capacity to empower your experience of the world, internally as well as externally. Exploring the mind’s most subtle aspects is a lifelong journey that will transform it into your greatest ally for continued growth on the path of yoga and all of life. Format: Multiple videos with audio download Length: 62 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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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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Lectures / Sacred Texts
From the Tsunami of Worry to Clarity & Joy
In his recent satsang, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait explains how the quality of our thoughts, speech, and actions creates deep-seated samskaras (impressions) and habits in our lives. By watching the influence of samskaras on our current habits, and by observing how easily we are swept away in the “tsunami” of our untended, undisciplined mind, we create an opportunity to interrupt the momentum of vrittis (spinning thoughts). By incorporating the practices of abhyasa (consistent effort) and vairagya (non-attachment), we are able to take control of the forces currently propelling our actions toward worry and instability, and redirect them back toward the mind’s true, essential nature: clarity and joy. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 65 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Lectures / Meditation
Nurturing Our Spiritual Heart Through Meditation
How do we discover and nurture our spiritual heart? What can we do when our heart is weighed down by strain, stress, and emotional tension? The ancient yogis knew the meditative techniques to dissolve the burdens that weigh on our heart, and have gifted them to humanity. In this never-before-seen lecture video from 2008, Rolf Sovik teaches a time-honored technique of meditation that focuses on relieving emotional fatigue while redirecting—and uplifting—our emotions to serve our highest self. With gentle grace and humor, Rolf explains the subtleties of working with our emotions: focusing on the emotional experience at each of our three lower chakras, and finally meditating at our heart center—the key to our higher emotional life that blossoms into spiritual unfoldment. Bookended by two guided meditation practices, this unique lecture gives you the practical tools and knowledge you need to start your own meditation practice, or deepen your current one.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Lectures / Sacred Texts
Practice of the Yoga Sutra Book Club Q&A
How do we put self-surrender into practice? What is more subtle than prana? In this capstone session of our book club, Ishan Tigunait answers questions submitted by listeners on the second chapter of the Yoga Sutra. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of key concepts, receive guidance on personal practice, and find powerful insights that will help you fully connect with the ancient teachings of Patanjali. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 7 mins
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Ishan Tigunait

Talks

5
Talks / Wisdom
Pilgrimage: Awaken a New Reality
What makes a pilgrimage such a profound tool on the path of spiritual unfoldment? Ransom Hare explains the unique relationship between the sacred space within us and those outside of us. Learn how embarking on a transformative journey to sacred shrines, combined with practicing the three pillars of yoga—tapas (self-effort), svadhyaya (self-study), and Ishvara pranidhana (offering the fruits of action to the Divine)—can awaken a new inner reality and empower us to experience our relationship with the world in a new light. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Ransom Hare
4
Talks / Wisdom
The Grace of Prakriti
Prakriti (self-nature) is at the heart of yoga. Learn how cosmic Prakriti, whose nature is fulfillment, infuses our individual prakriti—every aspect of our body and mind—with the potential for fulfillment, and how yoga and ayurveda can help us tap into the grace of cosmic Prakriti to unfold this potential, allowing our life to blossom. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
4
Talks / Holistic Health
Compassion and Healing: A Doctor’s Perspective
Dr. Carrie Demers states that compassion is not about rescuing ourselves or others from the pain of suffering, but rather is the capacity to hold an empathetic space so there is room to heal. She explains how our efforts to simply push pain away are usually unhelpful, and how true healing begins when we can examine ourselves with compassion and see how our habitual actions may be affecting our health. Learn how she uses compassion to help patients move toward their own healing. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Dynamics of the Diaphragm
Join Bill Ryan for a look at one of the most important muscles in the body, the diaphragm. This umbrella-shaped muscle hidden in our torso is the primary muscle used to control our breathing, but its benefits extend much further than simply pumping oxygen in and out of the body. Discover how using the diaphragm rather than our chest muscles to breathe activates our parasympathetic nervous system, creating a relaxation response that calms the mind and leads us toward a healthier, happier life. Format: Video with audio download Length: 13 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD
10
Talks / Wisdom
Pranamaya Kosha: Energy Body
We are multidimensional beings, with consciousness at our core. Our pranamaya kosha (energy sheath) is the energetic force (prana) that rests between our body and mind, animating, supporting, and nurturing us and giving us life. Join Sandra Anderson to discover how yogic tools allow us to work with this pranic body by working with the breath, helping us expand our awareness of our mental and physical layers and improve our overall health and wellbeing. Format: Video with audio download Length: 10 mins
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Sandra Anderson
9
Talks / Holistic Health
Epigenetics: How We Live Impacts our Genes
A healthy lifestyle supports our body’s innate ability to heal itself and can deactivate genetic predispositions toward disease. The science of epigenetics explores how lifestyle affects the way our genes express themselves without changing our actual genetic code. Join Dr. Theresa Oswald to learn, for example, how physical activity and time spent in nature help to neutralize genetic tendencies toward obesity and heart disease, and how we need to make healthy lifestyle choices available in all communities. Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Theresa Oswald, MD
4
Talks / Wisdom
Prana: Pulsation of Consciousness
According to tantra, prana is something much deeper than just an energy capacity of the body. It is the pulsation and manifestation of consciousness that allows us to be aware of consciousness itself. Learn how this understanding can transform our relationship with yoga, making prana the centerpiece of our asana and meditation practice and allowing prana to lead us to the subtle experience of our very essence—consciousness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
5
Talks / Wisdom
The Origin of the Himalayan Tradition
Since the beginning of time, our quest for lasting fulfillment and freedom has propelled humanity’s journey forward, individually and collectively. Ishan Tigunait explains how the Himalayan Tradition was born the moment that quest turned within, and how its great experiential wisdom—the shared experience of countless seekers over time—has been passed down to us in an unbroken flow. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
4
Talks / Wisdom
The Three Universal Conditionings of the Mind
Our understanding of life depends on what the mind allows us to experience. Learn how yoga practices and principles help us transcend the mental conditionings of time, space, and cause and effect, allowing us to experience a more beautiful and meaningful reality. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Ishan Tigunait

Articles

7
Articles / Wisdom
I Thought I Was Perfect
We are taught to value intellectual knowledge, but on the spiritual path experiential knowledge is more important, as this story from Swami Rama’s youth illustrates. He proudly thought he knew everything—until different sages tested him on four things that need to be mastered for spiritual attainment.
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Swami Rama
14
Articles / Meditation
The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra: Heal Yourself, Heal the World
Hailed by the sages as the heart of the Vedas, the maha mrityunjaya mantra can help you tune into the healing force that is always at work within you, supporting your growth, lifting you up in times of trouble, and reminding you of the higher aim of life. In this article, Rolf Sovik unveils one of yoga’s most powerful, nourishing mantras.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
7
Articles / Holistic Health
Nature’s Healing Power: The Five Elements
Spending time in nature is good for our health. Modern science is confirming what yoga and ayurveda have long known: connecting ourselves with the five elements of nature—earth, water, fire, air, and space—nourishes us, bringing balance, healing, and a sense of well-being.
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Theresa Oswald, MD
7
Articles / Tantra
The Triune Body in Yoga Practice
According to the yoga tradition, a human being has three interpenetrating bodies—physical, subtle, and causal—each influencing the other. Every aspect of our yoga practice can shape and direct these three bodies to develop a foundation for powerful and lasting healing and awakening.
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Sandra Anderson
5
Articles / Sacred Texts
Eternal Knowledge: The Wisdom of the Upanishads
The timeless teachings of the Upanishads guide us to the highest wisdom—the knowledge of our true identity. Swami Rama explains how coming to know ourselves as the Self of all, or Brahman, frees us from self-created misery and infuses our heart with love for all.
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Swami Rama
4
Articles / Sacred Texts
Yoga Sutra: Timeless Manual for Inner Unfoldment
Attempting to practice yoga without knowing the Yoga Sutra is like trying to run a country without knowing its constitution. Learn why this timeless text—a manual for experiencing our inner divinity—lies at the heart of yoga.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
9
Articles / Wisdom
A Prayer for Peace
In the yoga tradition, peace is invoked by reciting a mantra known as a shanti patha, with the goal of creating harmony in our environment, with fellow beings, and within our own soul. Learn a peace invocation from the Yajur Veda that is cosmic in scope, rich in imagery, and sonorous in its Sanskrit cadence.
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
4
Articles / Wisdom
How to Experience Your Intrinsic Divinity
The soul is pure and divine, but it can only experience its intrinsic divinity when the mind is clear, calm, and still. By working with the mind, yoga takes us directly to the cause of our inner disturbance and clears the way for us to discover our divine nature.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
7
Articles / Wisdom
Yogic Meal Blessing
Saying grace before meals helps us reconnect with both our inner being and the greater unseen world that nourishes and supports us. Sandra Anderson offers a variety of ways to express our appreciation, including a traditional verse from the Bhagavad Gita used by monks and yogis that allows us to calm our mind and settle it closer to the center of joy and gratitude.
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Sandra Anderson

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