In Memory of Swami Veda Bharati

This article is in memory of Swami Veda Bharati, who passed away on July 14, 2015. When I met him in 1971, he was called Dr. Arya and he was the scholar in residence at the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy under the direction of Swami Rama in the suburbs of Chicago. As […]

Just Be Happy!

Here are two amazing quotes that tell us to just be happy! The first one if from Swami Satchidananda whose popularity among yoga students in the 1970’s was phenomenal. Seekers like Dr. Dean Ornish sought out this yogi above all others. He founded the world wide Integral Yoga Institute. I knew many of his followers […]

Gayatri Mantra

Swami Rama taught and now  Swami Veda Bharati teachs the Gaitri Mantra. The translation rendered by Swami Vivekananda on Wikipedia is, “We meditate on the glory of that Being who has produced this universe; may He enlightens our minds.” The basic meditation practices that I learned from Swami Vivekananda from the Chicago Vedanta Center, Swami […]

Mouth Yoga

When Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh talks about smiling in the present moment, he calls it, “mouth yoga!” Whenever he says this, we all laugh. Even though we have heard it many times, it still is funny. And here is a hilarious video on guess what? Mouth yoga! It is called, “Funny Face Yoga!” What […]

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

When I had my Ayurveda consult with Dr. Sarita Shrestha, I was told to learn the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra and chant it frequently. The sheet of paper that I got with it had the above graphic as well as the following text: The meaning of the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra The Sanskrit word maha means ‘great’, mrityu means […]

Yoga Is Calming the Modifications of the Mind

Swami Rama of the Himalayas died in 1996. He taught in Chicago when I lived there and his teachings are still with me today. He was one of my root teachers. The mantra he gave me served me well for many years. I even had one of my most powerful meditations ever using it. He […]

6 Steps Of Yoga Practice

Swami Veda Bharati, together with Swami Rama were my first yoga teachers in the early 1970’s. Swami Rama passed away in 1996 and Swami Veda Bharati is now the leader of the Himalayan Tradition of Yoga and Meditation in Rishikesh, India. Just over seven years ago, I re-established contact with Swami Veda Bharati through an […]

5 Sutras Of Yogi Bhajan

The 5 Sutras of Yogi Bhajan are wisdom teachings for the Aquarian Age. They are to be  released over a period of five years from 2013 to 2017. I believe that they have been released before. As stated in a previous article, Gabrielle Bernstein Awakens Your Authentic Power, Yogi Bhajan was responsible for introducing Kundalini […]

Total Transformation With Dr. Fabrizio Mancini And Christine Bullock

Do you meditate daily? Over 30 million people in America do. And do you know what daily meditation can do to you? It can… Boost intelligence and sharpen your focus Relieve stress and keep you calmer Increase your life span and enhance vitality Make you more compassionate and kinder Have you looking and feeling younger […]

Rajeev Kahn – The HinJew

My daughter told me about this incredible yogi who she met at the Mount Madonna Center near Watsonville, California. She then send me a link about Rajeev Kahn – The HinJew to an arcicle in The Hindu, Kahn do! – The Hindu. In The Hindu article, we learn that Rajeev is an actor, director, singer, […]

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