What is Vedanta?

By Shubhraji Shubhraji is a direct disciple of highly revered H.H Swami Chinmayananda and the founder of the Namah Vedanta Center for Spiritual Unfoldment. She is a teacher of spiritual studies and meditation techniques, which form part of the ancient Vedanta philosophy of India. She lives in the USA and travels widely throughout the US,…

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Sadhana Part III: What is the Purpose of Life?

By Krishna Chaitanya Krishna Chaitanya is founder of Yoga Vidya Retreats and a professional yoga trainer and spiritual teacher. His expertise is in the field of meditation, philosophy and psychology of Yoga-Vedanta. He lived and practiced for more than twelve years in some of the best ashrams in India and embraced the monastic life at the…

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Sadhana Part II: What is Yoga?

By Krishna Chaitanya Krishna Chaitanya is founder of Yoga Vidya Retreats and a professional yoga trainer and spiritual teacher. His expertise is in the field of meditation, philosophy and psychology of Yoga-Vedanta. He lived and practiced for more than twelve years in some of the best ashrams in India and embraced the monastic life at the…

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Sadhana Part I: An Introduction

By Krishna Chaitanya Krishna Chaitanya is founder of Yoga Vidya Retreats and a professional yoga trainer and spiritual teacher. His expertise is in the field of meditation, philosophy and psychology of Yoga-Vedanta. He lived and practiced for more than twelve years in some of the best ashrams in India and embraced the monastic life at the…

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Yoga in the Modern World

By Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani Dr. Ananda is one of our new guest writers. He is the chairman of the ICYER (International Centre for Yoga Education and Research) Ananda Ashram in Pondicherry, India. You can find more information about him in our guest writer post or on his websites:  www.icyer.com, www.rishiculture.org There is a modern trend found everywhere…

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The Sattvic Diet

Our diet, according to Ayurveda (Ayur = Life, Veda = Science), not only affects our bodies but also our mental makeup and disposition. Food items are therefore classified into three categories – Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic – depending on the effect they have on our mental and psychological constitution. The term ‘Sattvic’ comes from the…

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