Ra Ma Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology

Guru Jagat officially swung open the barn doors to Ra Ma Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology on April 19. Did I say barn door? Yes indeed! The entrance into the yoga room is defined by a sliding antique barn door, hand-crafted and designed by Guru Jagat with repurposed wood. This independent Kundalini studio, [...]

By | May 28th, 2013|Studios|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 am pregnant and am having trouble figuring out which herbs [...]

By | June 7th, 2012|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Teacher profile: Tony Giuliano

By Melissa Hoon Photos by Tai Kerbs & Martin Rusch It might be surprising to hear that seven years working at the legendary Los Angeles music venue Largo provided a training ground for the instruction of Yoga. But for teacher and Yoga at the Raven co-owner Tony Giuliano, this was exactly the case. From working [...]

By | March 6th, 2012|Teacher Profiles|1 Comment

Gratitude for the Inner Flame

Meditation by Dr. Lorin Roche A Meditation with The Flame Mantra from the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra I hate winter. Always have. Let me count the ways: There is less daylight. You have to wear more clothes - more than just surf shorts and a T-shirt. Sunset happens while you are still inside at work. Other [...]

By | January 19th, 2012|Meditation|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 design, longs to be in the rhythm of giving and receiving. In [...]

By | January 19th, 2012|Meditation|0 Comments

Nourishing Breath of Creation

A meditation on the rhythm of breathing inspired by The Radiance Sutras, a new translation of the vijnana bhairava tantra bharita: nourished, full, filled with Beloved, show us how incarnate beings can know infinity. This is the request of Devi, The Goddess who is The Energy of Life, to Shiva, her eternal and inseparable partner. [...]

By | December 20th, 2011|Meditation|0 Comments

Can’t Get No Satisfaction

Meditation by Dr. Lorin Roche A meditation on satisfaction and dissatisfaction inspired by The Radiance Sutras, a new translation of the vijnana bhairava tantra Tripti-yoga – “satisfaction” - (Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, p 454) Keith Richards said something the other day on the radio that really struck a chord in my heart. He was talking about [...]

By | November 12th, 2011|Meditation|0 Comments

Ayurveda Q & A

  Q. I’ve heard a lot about sesame oil and its benefits in Ayurveda. Why is it used so much and how can I incorporate sesame oil in my daily life?   A. Sesame oil comes from the tiny oval shaped sesame seed (Sesamun indicum); we all are familiar with this seed that sits on top [...]

By | April 13th, 2011|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Walk in Wonder

A Meditation On Wonder From The Radiance Sutras, A New Translation Of The Vijnana Bhairava Tantra There is a feeling we all know -- a mixture of surprise and delight, caused by perceiving something marvelous, and we want to stay there, drink it in, and know more. It’s called wonder, and the body responds -- [...]

By | April 13th, 2011|Meditation|0 Comments


Celebrating Hanuman–The Embodiment Of Service Many of us have heard the term the “monkey mind” – the mind that hops from one thing to another, never at peace, wanting, worried, curious, with all kinds of random thoughts racing around in our head allowing us no peace. Our modern culture has turned nurturing and feeding that [...]

By | April 12th, 2011|Spirituality|0 Comments