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Book Review: Yoga and Body Image

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Edited by Melanie Klein and Anna Guest-Jelley Llewellyn Publications Some people assume that yoga is not for them, based on their perception of themselves or the portrayal of yoga in the West. It’s not until they find themselves on a […]

Book Review: Yoga for Warriors

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by Beryl Bender Birch Sounds True   In her new book, Yoga for Warriors, Beryl Bender Birch illustrates how yoga is as a healing tool for Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), the physiological response many veterans experience upon returning home from […]

CD Review: Doorways to the Infinite

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Doorways to the Infinite By Sally Kempton Sounds True Since the advent of the Internet, spiritual information is prolifically available. Discerning fools-gold from precious alloy takes a level of clarity only honed by deep inner work. What really liberates us […]

How to Treat an Expectation Hangover

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Life is full of surprises; unfortunately, they aren’t always the kind we would wish to experience.  What makes these unwanted surprises even harder to accept is our attachment to the way we expected things to happen. This particular brand of […]

Book Review – YogaLean: Poses and Recipes to Promote Weight Loss and Vitality—for Life!

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Book by Beth Shaw Ballantine Books   Most weight loss or weight management programs are courses of limitation and deprivation with an underlying feeling of, “I’m not good enough, so I need to lose weight.” Calorie restriction and increased calorie […]

CD Review: Unity by Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band

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  Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band White Swan Records  I fell in love with kirtan late in my practice. It was within the expansive studio of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, not long after Hurricane Katrina. Sean Johnson […]

Film Review: Awake-The Life of Yogananda


Counterpoint Films  LA Theatrical Release: October 17 Awake: The Life of Yogananda is a feature-length documentary about Swami Paramahansa Yogananda, the iconic Indian saint and teacher known for Autobiography of a Yogi. Through first-person narrative, powerful reenactments, archival footage, colorful […]

Book Review: Conversations with Ram Dass


Interviewed by Sridhar Silberfein Love Serve Remember Foundation/Bhakti Fest Since Bhakti Fest’s inception, Ram Dass has made an annual appearance through exclusive interviews with founder, Sridhar Silberfein, who travels to Maui each year and films their conversations. Known for their […]

CD Review: Finding Water

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By Daphne Tse Daphne Tse Music Daphne Tse is a firmly established singer/songwriter in the international kirtan and festival scene. Her new album, Finding Water, is likely the first-ever fusion of kirtan, Hawaiian rhythms and contemporary original music and it is a winning […]

DVD Review: Yoga Warrior 365

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by Rudy Mettia UDAYA Entertainment This is one gutsy yoga DVD. The box set contains 13 discs, which amounts to 36 pose tips and 13 hour-long yoga classes taught by ex-Marine-turned-yoga-instructor, Rudy Mettia. Most classes take place in a studio […]

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