Consumerism In Yoga, Or Who Owes What And To Whom

Recently one of my students came up with the following question: “I want to take part in a special Yoga Nidra program. It has two parts. During the first class, you can ask the Universe to take something away from your life. During the second one, you can ask it …

9 Tips On How To Teach Yourself To Wake Up Early

Most people believe that joining the ranks of night owls gives them a lifelong thumbs up for going to bed late. Keeping bad hours is usually followed by sleeping late or chronic sleep deficiency caused by continuous use of the alarm clock to rush to work. It is near to …

A Shortcut To Yoga, Or A Few Words On The Variety Of Yoga Practice

A classic in paraphrase: Yes, you will find a great variety of yoga, but it’s not a big deal. Trouble is that, in addition to the more or less conventional formal systems (Ashtanga-Vinyasa, Iyengar yoga, Swami Sivananda yoga therapy, Swami  Satyananda Saraswati Bihar yoga, Kundalini yoga, Dhirendra Brahmachari yoga, etc.), there is …

Dharana. Dhyana. Samadhi.

At the end of spring, I was fortunate enough to attend a satsang (spiritual lecture) of GuruJi DevDas ji Maharaj. While the Teacher clarified the special aspects of practice at the highest levels of yoga, I pondered over the ins and outs of translation. Years of translating experience proved that …