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The Yoga Worldview: Living with Purpose

Self-Discovery, Fulfillment & Desire: The Yoga Worldview

Human life is the ultimate gift. As Swami Rama, the founder of the Himalayan Institute, was fond of saying, “We are already divine; we simply need to learn to be fully human.” In this short video, Ishan Tigunait introduces the yogic worldview that life has meaning, and explains why yoga is the purposeful path of unfoldment and self-discovery.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 4 mins

About the Teacher

Ishan Tigunait

Growing up at the Himalayan Institute, Ishan Tigunait received his first spiritual lessons from Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and has continued his spiritual education for the past 30 years under the guidance of his father, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. Ishan serves as Executive Director of the Himalayan Institute and Chairman of Yoga International, and has been a driving force for the Himalayan Institute's humanitarian projects in Africa over the past decade. He also serves as Managing Director of Himalayan Institute India, and spearheaded the establishment of the Institute's newest campus in Khajuraho, India. Ishan's passion is sharing modern reflections on the ancient wisdom of the yogic and tantric traditions. As a Himalayan Institute faculty member, he leads the Institute's Yogi Living program as well as annual pilgrimages to India and the Himalayas. Holding a degree in computer engineering, Ishan worked for IBM before returning to the Himalayan Institute in 2006. He is an avid social entrepreneur, and is committed to sharing the transformational power of yoga to unleash our full potential.

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