Science & Spirituality

How to Prepare for the May 15th Total Lunar Eclipse: Dos and Don’ts Guide to Prayer, Puja, and Gratitude

When the gods and the demons churned the milky ocean in days of yore, nectar came out of it. Lord Vishnu assumed the form of Mohini, a charming lady, deluded the demons and distributed the nectar only among the gods. But Rahu had disguised himself as a …

Yoga, Nutrition, and the Ashram Experience: An Interview with Mona Sharma

And then the doctors say: Mona, if we go through with the surgery, you might have to wear a pacemaker for the rest of your life. That was when I decided: no more; that’s it. This is not my life. This is not my health, I know there’s a better way. And I knew that I had to get back home, home to my inner self, I had to return to the ashram.

Healing Ourselves: An Interview with Dr. Shamini Jain

A healer is essentially anyone who facilitates healing in another person. And honestly, it doesn’t necessarily just mean energy or spiritual healing. It is someone that believes in what they’re offering, that puts the patient first, that has a positive attitude. The healer isn’t actually doing any healing, it’s the person who is sick that is doing the healing, all the healer does is open up the pathways in the person’s body to facilitate that healing.

Art Of Self-Love with Dr. Shamini Jain

The workshop began with a dance of surrender to Durga. Shamini cleverly avoided inducing the anxiety of performance in our minds by bringing our awareness slowly into the interior: first, she asked us to move. The silence felt deafening, the eyes begged to remain open and the body felt awkward… finally, the music came.

The Science and Spirituality of Forgiveness

In a satsang presentation at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in March 2017, Dr. Fred Luskin spoke about both the science and spirituality of forgiveness — and why forgiveness is so necessary in our lives. Dr. Luskin is Director of the Stanford Forgiv …

What Makes Forgiveness So Powerful?

In a satsang presentation at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in March 2017, Dr. Fred Luskin spoke about both the science and spirituality of forgiveness — and why it is so necessary. Dr. Luskin is Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Projects and aut …

Good Vibrations at the Bahamas Ashram: Healing Connections with the Mystical Past

People visiting the Bahamas ashram, from visiting presenters to Sivananda devotees to yoga vacationers, often talk about its special qualities — with good reason. “For many years, when masters and healers came here, they all saw the same thing,” says S …

When Tech Meets Yoga: Sivananda Yoga Teacher Gopi Kallayil

  What do a Google executive and a yoga teacher have in common? They are embodied in Sivananda Yoga Teacher Gopi Kallayil, whose job as Chief Evangelist for Brand Marketing at Google has sent him throughout the world delivering the company message …

Lightning Dreamwork: Four Steps for Bringing Your Dreams Alive

In February 2015, Robert Moss shared his Lightning Dreamwork process with workshop participants. Here are the key steps, as described on his website www.mossdreams.com. Let’s suppose you are sharing a dream with one other person. We’ll call you the dre …

Raymond Moody on Grief

Grief, says Dr. Raymond Moody, is a blending of multiple feelings and emotions. “It’s not an illness,” he says. “It’s a normal spiritual experience that is felt in the case of loss, the process of coming to terms with the death of a loved one.” When hi …

Raymond Moody on Near-Death Experiences

Every time Dr. Raymond Moody addresses a group on the topic of near-death experiences, there are folks in the audience who stand up to talk about the friends or loved ones with whom they’ve shared experiences around death. “They’re always, always there …

Exploring Consciousness with Peter Russell

Please share what you do in 10-15 words: I seek to distill the essence of the world’s spiritual wisdom and present it in terms relevant to today. Why do you do what you do? I believe humanity is in a deep spiritual crisis and needs to find ways out of …

Nathan Katz PhD – Spirituality, Health & Neuroscience


Healing Chronic Pain with Dr. Paul Epstein

For many individuals with chronic pain symptoms, the healing process involves — not masking or getting rid of the pain — but actually opening to the pain, listening to the pain, seeing the pain as a teacher and guide, and engaging in a healing proces …

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