Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Bihar School of Yoga When people think of yoga, they think about asana (physical postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques). If meditation is directly associated with yoga, it might be a repetition of a mantra, or some short guided visualization, or deep relaxation. Serious meditation is associated with Buddhist practices, not “yoga.” This... Continue Reading →
When a sixth grader in the three-part teen meditation series I recently did at the library said I had to read Buddha at Bedtime, it just had to be done. Em (not his name) told me he meditated every single day because meditation recharged his batteries--he had also developed various strategies that he ought to write down.... Continue Reading →
When I read "Pelvic Exercises for Men, Too" by Roni Caryn Rabin in The New York Times this morning (July 14), I thought that yogis have been doing some pelvic floor exercises for centuries--and more than just Kegel. It is an essential part of every class I teach. The article refers to the book Male Pelvic Fitness by Dr.... Continue Reading →
The 80-minute guided meditation CD Breathe Fully Live Free: Meditations to Release Anxiety and Fear is now available at Whole Foods Princeton, Ridgewood, and most other Whole Foods stores in New Jersey, lower Connecticut, and Long Island. It is also on CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon (see links on Mahasri Yoga). The CD includes some... Continue Reading →
Breathe Fully Live Free: Meditations to Release Anxiety and Fear is now available for downloads on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby.
So many readers come to this blog searching for answers on surya namaskar. There is a whole book, a small one, devoted to this series of poses. Surya namaskar, or sun salutations, is one of the most popular flows of yoga asana. There are perhaps as many variations as there are teachers. Many questions come up... Continue Reading →
Is there anyone without some fear? With the experience of fear comes a constant search for a way out of it. There is no instantaneous relief. But the enlightened Ones state there is a path to freedom from fear. First we must understand our fears and their source. Then the fear is transformed with love—love... Continue Reading →
Here is a partial list of books I went through to understand anxiety and fear. Some of the books have been reviewed on http://www.mahasriyoga.com.Helpful in alphabetical order1. Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddhaby Tara Brach2. Man's Search for Meaningby Viktor Frankl3. Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning (not an easy read)by Viktor Frankl4.... Continue Reading →