DHYĀNA: BE STILL. BE HERE NOW.

DHYĀNA: BE STILL. BE HERE NOW.

tatra pratyaya-eka-tānatā dhyānam When you focus your attention (psychic energy) on one object or when you fixate your mental suggestion on one idea and hold it there continuously without distraction, the result is meditation (dhyana).  PYS 3.2   Scientists...
NĀDA YOGA: UNION THROUGH SOUND

NĀDA YOGA: UNION THROUGH SOUND

anāhatasya śabdaṣya dhvanir-ya upalabhyate dhvaner-antargataṁ jṇeyaṁ jṅeyasya-antargataṁ manaḥ manas-tatra layaṁ yāti tad-viṣṇoḥ paramaṁ padam One hears the unstruck sound (anāhata śabda); the quintessence of that sound is the supreme object. On hearing that, the mind...
BHAKTI: WHAT WE WORSHIP

BHAKTI: WHAT WE WORSHIP

hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare Radha calls to Krishna, as “the one who has captured my heart, mind, body and soul, my everything, my all!” Krishna affectionately calls Radha, his beloved, the name Rama, which means...
BEYOND AHIṂSĀ: RESTRAINING & RELEASING

BEYOND AHIṂSĀ: RESTRAINING & RELEASING

sarve bhavantu sukhinaḥ sarve santu nirāmayāḥ sarve bhadrāṇi paśyantu mā kaścid duḥkha-bhāg bhavet May all be happy. May all be free from sickness. May all look to the good of others. May none suffer from sorrow. —Vedic Prayer Ahiṃsā, non-harming, is a practice that...
ABOUT ĀSANA

ABOUT ĀSANA

sthira-sukham āsanam The seat should be steady and joyful. YS 2.46       Āsana can act a vortex pulling into its practice kindness, devotion, stillness, beauty and self reflection. As we move our body and attune our mind through an āsana practice we are...
FINDING OUR FOUNDATIONS

FINDING OUR FOUNDATIONS

ॐ सत्यं ज्ञानम् आनन्दं ब्रह्मा ॥ Satyam Jñanam Ānandam Brahma Truth, Knowledge, Bliss, Absolute Yoga is a word that encompasses a very wide range. It can refer to practices as well as end results. There are yoga traditions that hail from the Himalayas and those that...