Yoga for PTSD:War to Peace

Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) is not restricted to war veterans. Yoga meditation is proving to be very effective according to the article "War to Peace" in the the latest available online issue of the magazine Australian Yoga Life. It describes how trataka, full yogic breath, ujjayi pranayama, Yoga Nidra, sankalpa (positive affirmation) have helped... Continue Reading →

Swami Satyadharma on Pratyahara

This 18-minute clip, Swami Satyadharma on Pratyahara, is highly recommended. Swami Satyadharma, a direct disciple of Swami Satyananda answers a question on pratyahara (sense withdrawal) as part of a yogic studies course in Australia. Her answer goes to the heart of meditation. She is an engaging speaker. Our Wednesday group will find the message familiar... Continue Reading →

Hatha Yoga Protects Brain from Depression

According to a June 24, 2011 article "Yoga Protects the Brain from Depression" in the British newspaper The Telegraph, those who practice hatha yoga three times a week have higher levels of the amino acid GABA. This amino acid is essential for a calm state of mind and helps ward off depression, according to the... Continue Reading →

The Restless Mind and Meditation

What is the mind? Are we a manifestation or a projection of the mind? How do we deal with the constant river of thoughts? The practice of antar mouna (inner silence) helps unlock the mind. In the article Know Thyself in Yoga International, you will find the basis and steps of the practice of inner... Continue Reading →

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