Where Weight Loss Begins

Does Yoga help you lose weight? Physically, it uses much less energy compared to hiking, cycling, and other health-promoting activities. So how did Yoga help Brandt, (then, a 30-year-old chain smoker struggling with an autoimmune disease and obesity) find his way to health only after he found Yoga? Explanations were found not in the movements he… Read more »

Four Practices for Spring Balance

Heavy and sluggish: These aren’t the words we normally associate with spring. But according to Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science, an out-of-balance constitution (or dosha) can leave you feeling lethargic when the world around you seems to be blossoming. Spring is the season of the kapha dosha–the water dosha–meaning that qualities of excessive water can accumulate… Read more »

Movement as Meditation

Meditation doesn’t have to mean sitting in silence. Physical movement can also bring the mind to a place of stillness—and for some, it’s easier than hours on a cushion. After all, anything that is done with one’s full attention and awareness is meditation: walking, writing, singing, or even playing (yes, playing).  Mindful movement is proven to quell… Read more »

Integral Yoga Key Teaching of the Month – March 2015

“Those who are of a joyful spirit are called spiritual people.” ~H.H. Sri Swami Satchidananda If you would like to share your thoughts, experiences or ask a question about this teaching, please join the discussion on Facebook.  

You Came Alone by Sri Swami Satchidananda

There are certain things you should do when the time is ripe. Don’t wait until you are too old and weak to do anything. When the body is young, do it.

Yoga & Medicine: Fasting & Diet

Animals naturally fast when they are sick–in fact, you cannot make them eat anything. This allows the body to correct problems by concentrating on eliminating toxic substances rather than digesting.