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  1. Take Time to Relax — July 29, 2014
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Why did Gandhi and Jesus die by violence?

Q: In the Raja Yoga Sutras, it is said that by performing samyama – the combined, simultaneous practice of dhāraṇā (concentration), dhyāna (meditation) and samādhi (union) – on ahimsa, or non-injury, violence no longer exists in the presence of the practitioner. If that is so, why did Gandhi and Jesus die by violence? Answer: Look at the life of Mahatma …

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A Good Day for Peace

The conclusion of our February Yoga for Peace symposium on February 11 coincided with a flurry of diplomacy around the world. One of the presenters, Joshua Goldstein, an interdisciplinary scholar on war and peace, wrote to us point out the headline: ‘Big Day for International Diplomacy Around the World.’ He noted these unexpected developments: China …

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Jivana Heyman: Making Yoga Accessible to Everyone

Please share what you do in 10-15 words: My goal is to make the powerful teachings of yoga accessible to everyone. Why do you do what you do? I feel so blessed to have found these life-changing practices, which have provided me with a peace and joy that I didn’t think was possible. Teaching is …

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If You Want Peace, You Have to Create a New Movie

Q: What is the best response to world conflict, to interpersonal conflict? Answer: In the context of the law of karma, I’m going to say something very strong, which is that we are personally responsible for conflict in the world. We always say, “Bush is responsible,” or, “Obama is responsible,” but this is not true …

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Teaching Yoga and Relaxation to Children, by Mira Binzen

“Why practice yoga?” I asked the children at the beginning of our yoga class at Bloom Yoga Studio last week. “How do you think it helps you?” Hands shot into the air. A six-year-old boy wearing new Harry Potter glasses went first. He stated matter-of-factly, “Yoga clears your mind and relaxes your body.” All the …

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Travel Yoga: Essential Tips from Julie Lusk

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Making flight arrangements for your next trip to the Bahamas? Plan ahead so you can travel smart and stay balanced. Holistic health specialist Julie Lusk shares this excerpt from her e-book on Travel Yoga to help make your air travel more peaceful and healthy. (Reprinted with permission)   Traveling by plane: Air travel can be …

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Reaching Teens Through Yoga with Charlotta Martinus (Chandrika)

  Please share what you do in 10-15 words: I run a company called TeenYoga, which trains yoga teachers to work with teens in creative and inclusive ways, following the main principles of yoga.   Why do you do what you do? Because I have two teenage sons who I feel have been very misunderstood …

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Inspiring Ashram Upgrades

Garden Bathrooms

The next time you visit us, you will notice a few improvements: the temples have been repainted, walkways have been repaved, 24 tent huts have been added, the Garden bathrooms have been expanded, there are new picnic tables, and the gardens have new plantings. Here are a few photos. Welcome and enjoy!

Without Giving, Our Practice Can Stagnate

Over time, sadhana, or spiritual practice, can become mechanical, or it can start feeling heavy and serious. How does one remain inspired and light?

 Answer: It doesn’t matter what we do, the mind gets used to it, and if this happens in our spiritual practice we should not be indifferent, because it is a real …

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Jeffrey Armstrong: Bringing Vedic Wisdom to the World

  Jeffrey Armstrong is a scholar of Eastern teachings who has spent 40 years studying and practicing Vedanta, Raja Yoga, Tantra, and mantra, initiated into these mysteries by masters. He is also the author of several books, including The Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar.    *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  …

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