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Meditation and Self-Awareness in Family Life

Why does meditation help so much with regulating our emotions—whether we’re young or old? In this short video, Luke Ketterhagen describes how his teenage daughter used meditation to calm her anger and step back from it, rather than just reacting. He shares three practical steps for applying this kind of self-study (svadhyaya) in your own life. Discover how you and your loved ones can use this yogic observance (niyama) to learn more about yourselves—together.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 6 mins

About the Teacher

Luke Ketterhagen

As a young boy, Luke had a very strong desire to help others and live a healthy lifestyle. After graduating magna cum laude from Marquette University with a degree in biomedical sciences, Luke immersed himself in the studies and practices of the Himalayan Tradition through residential programs at the Himalayan Institute. His stay of over seven years in residence fueled Luke’s passion to share this knowledge. He has opened yoga studios and launched programs at centers and retreats from Venice, CA to the Hudson Valley; from Dallas, TX to Fond du Lac, WI. Luke and his family live in Westchester County, NY where he specializes in hatha, meditation, and the yogic lifestyle. In addition to teaching retreats and certification programs at the Himalayan Institute, Luke teaches locally, nationally, and internationally and leads spiritual excursions.

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