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The Surrender Experiment Book Review

 

Let Go and let God. Ishvara Pranidhana. Kneel before the Lord. Surrender to Source.

Different forms of spirituality or religion emphasize the importance of surrendering to something greater than yourself with the promise that when we choose to follow the lead of a Higher Power, our lives will open in ways we never could […]

By | January 25th, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Ayurveda Q & A

Ayurveda has been practiced in the US for only about 30 years, yet it is one of the systems of medicine native to India and is thousands of years old. Readers are invited to submit questions for “Ayurveda Q & A” to [email protected].

Q: I have suffered […]

Dr. Parla Jayagopal has an M.D. degree in Ayurveda from India and works as an Associate Professor at American University of Complementary Medicine; he teaches clinical doctorate courses and schedules consultations at the university clinic in Beverly Hills. Dr. Jay also serves on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM). Reach him at (310) 550 – 7445. Visit: aucm.org or ayurveda-caam.org for more information.
By | March 7th, 2012|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Take a Stand in Eternity

A meditation on seeing God everywhere
inspired by The Radiance Sutras, a new version of the vijnana bhairava tantra

Minds wander. That’s what they do. Attention is dynamic by nature, always on a Quest.

Hearts are always looking for love. The heart, by […]

Dr. Lorin Roche began practicing with the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra in 1968 as part of scientific research on the physiology of meditation. He has a PhD from the University of California at Irvine, where his research focused on the language meditators generate to describe their inner experiences. He is the author of The Radiance Sutras and Meditation Made Easy. With his wife, Camille Maurine, he wrote Meditation Secrets for Women. A teacher of meditation for 46 years, Lorin’s approach centers on how to customize the practices to suit one’s individual nature. Lorin’s Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher Training begins in April, a 200 hour certification program registered with Yoga Alliance: meditationtt.com. Lorin and Camille will be at Esalen with Margot Anand and Shauna Shapiro for Beyond Tantra: Science Spirit and Sexuality, March 20-25.
By | January 19th, 2012|Meditation|0 Comments

George Harrison: The Quiet Beatle was a Not-So-Quiet Yogi

George Harrison displayIn the 200 years that Eastern spiritual teachings have been filtering into American life, the disseminators have included great artists as well as gurus, scholars, and scientists. We have absorbed the principles of Hinduism, Buddhism and other Asian traditions through the poems of […]

By | December 8th, 2011|Music|1 Comment

We Are The Champions

 

 

Yoga On The Road To The Olympics…

  For some people, it’s puzzling: “Yoga is not a competitive sport,” they say. For others, the road to the Olympics is paved with determination and the desire to see the practice become a fully integrated part of one […]

By | April 12th, 2011|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Serving The Inner And Outer Environment

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Speaks On Consciousness And Our Ecology

“We have always used the water of holy rivers like the Ganga and Yamuna to purify ourselves, but today we have reached a point where we have to purify this water.” — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

For […]

Dr. Lorin Roche began practicing with the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra in 1968 as part of scientific research on the physiology of meditation. He has a PhD from the University of California at Irvine, where his research focused on the language meditators generate to describe their inner experiences. He is the author of The Radiance Sutras and Meditation Made Easy. With his wife, Camille Maurine, he wrote Meditation Secrets for Women. A teacher of meditation for 46 years, Lorin’s approach centers on how to customize the practices to suit one’s individual nature. Lorin’s Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher Training begins in April, a 200 hour certification program registered with Yoga Alliance: meditationtt.com. Lorin and Camille will be at Esalen with Margot Anand and Shauna Shapiro for Beyond Tantra: Science Spirit and Sexuality, March 20-25.
By | April 12th, 2011|Meditation|0 Comments

Life Is Messy; Clean It

Handling The Broom

Four hours north of Mexico City is a town called San Miguel de Allende. In the mornings, if one stays long enough to numb to the sounds of barking dogs, crowing roosters and the all too occasional cohetes (fireworks), the whisper of a […]

By | March 26th, 2011|Green Living, Spirituality|0 Comments

Mahasivratri: The Night Of The Yogi/Yogini

One day of each year, millions observe what is considered the most sacred vortex of time to be blessed in transformation and grace. For thousands of years, yogis, saints, sadhus, and householders in India have observed this moment, the MahaSivratri by staying up all night […]

Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.
By | March 26th, 2011|Spirituality|0 Comments

Sitting Down With: David Newman/Durga Das

Stay Strong

For the past seven years, David Newman (also known as Durga Das) has been traveling the world with his wife Mira and other band members (including beloved LA-based musician Philippo Franchini) sharing the art of kirtan (call-and-response devotional singing) live and with albums like Lotus Feet and his newest, titled To Be Home.

Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.
By | February 22nd, 2011|Interviews|0 Comments

Ayurveda Q & A

Ayurveda has been practiced in the US for only about 30 years, yet it is one of the systems of medicine native to India and is thousands of years old. Readers are invited to submit questions for “Ayurveda Q & A” to [email protected]

Question: Are there any Ayurvedic dietary or herbal recommendations for a chronic and sometimes […]

By | February 22nd, 2011|Ayurveda|0 Comments