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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 […]

How to Treat an Expectation Hangover

Expectation Hangover

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 […]

Film Review: Awake-The Life of Yogananda

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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 […]

CD Review: Igniting the Beauty

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Brenda McMorrow White Swan Records  Brenda McMorrow’s Igniting the Beauty captures the sweetness of the sacred sound experience. The title itself speaks to the unique beauty we all embody, the beauty that ignites our heart fire when we chant and […]

CD Review: Jai Ma – Love is the Answer by Ashley Wynn

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Every year, thousands descend upon Los Angeles in the quest to follow their dreams, some of which manifest on a yoga mat or behind a harmonium. These were the dreams of Ashley Wynn, who was a heartfelt part of the […]

“Hari’s Lila” Shyamdas Live at Bhakti Fest Midwest 2012

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Mantralogy Records Shyamdas once said, “If you speak about that which is most sacred to you, it goes. Sometimes, it is best to not say a word.” Often, words fall short to depict that which makes our hearts beat, our […]

Donna De Lory: The Unchanging

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Spirit and devotion have always been prominent aspects of Donna De Lory’s music. On her new album The Unchanging, she beautifully builds upon this foundation. Crafted in honor of her father Al De Lory, who recently passed on, the album is heartfelt […]

Heart of the Universe

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Heart of the Universe Snatam Kaur and Peter Kater When I first learned about the Snatam Kaur and Peter Kater release, Heart of the Universe, I couldn’t wait to listen. For years, I’ve long been a fan of both these […]

Heart & Soul by the Kirtaniyas

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The Kirtaniyas is a group of four young and enthusiastic musicians who share their knowledge and respect for traditional kirtan music and have come together to bring a fresh sound to an ancient art. In their album, Heart & Soul, […]

Aykanna – Mother

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From “I am Woman” and “Adi Shakti” to “Jai Ma,” Aykanna blends sounds and genres from slow, sacred chanting to funky experimental beats to express the many dimensions of the divine feminine. Aykanna: soulful Sukhdev Jackson and Grammy-nominated percussionist Akahdahmah, […]

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