Actualize Yourself

Mark Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, received a brown box at the funeral of Steve Jobs. In the brown box was the last gift of Steve Jobs. It was a copy of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi. Mark Benioff had gone to Steve Jobs for advice when he was having major problems in his company. […]

What Is Your Energy Profile?

Carol Tuttle has an excellent program on Chakra Healing through Mindvalley that I am currently going through. She is a world-renowned energy therapist and also an expert in Reiki, Rapid Eye Therapy, and Tapping. In this video, she helps us answer the question, “What is your energy profile?” Your energy profile fits into one of […]

10 Things That Will Make You Happier

In an article on the Buffer blog, a productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business blog, Belle Beth Cooper wrote about 10 things that will make you happier. The article is titled, 10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science. She has done an excellent […]

How To Win The Race Of Life

Baba Hari Dass was not present yesterday at the Mount Madonna Center when my daughter received her diploma as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor after more than 400 hours of training. His spirit was there in the hearts of everyone who knows and loves him. Babaji is on silent retreat and has not spoke a word […]

Yoga for Stress and Pain

This very popular video presents hatha yoga pracitces for stress and pain. Michael is a Riel good teacher (pun intended)! Enjoy this video and experience relief from stress and pain. Neck exercises are a component of a daily exercise program that you can enjoy. Have you begun your daily morning meditation and exercise program? Maybe […]

Voluntary Control Over Involuntary States

Swami Rama of the Himalayas came to the United States in 1969. I met him in the suburbs of Chicago in 1970. He was my first “root” teacher and his teachings have been with me since then. He was a genuine yogi with extraordinary yogic powers. Swami Rama was invited to the Menninger Foundation in 1970 […]

The Most Beautiful Spiritual Poem

In my very first yoga class in 1970 with Dr. Arya, now Swami Veda Bharati, and Swami Rama of the Himalayas I learned a very important lesson. After teaching me to relax and to meditate, using practices I still utilize and teach today, he spoke about celebrating transitions. He talked about celebrations, like weddings, graduations, […]

Another Take On The Bodhisattva

Roshi Bernie Glassman delivered another take on the bodhisattva at the Sivananda Yoga Retreat from May 6-12, 2011. He delivered a dharma talk on “Becoming a Mensch.” What is a mensch? My dad used to point out that this person was a mensch. What did he mean? It was a person with the qualities of loving kindness, […]

Meditation Practices Could Change Everything

Flynn Coleman, a yoga, meditation and mindfulness teacher says in her recent Huffington Post article that meditation practices could change everything. Flynn is the founder of Samya Practice, an organization offering seminars, workshops and consulting to businesses, groups and individuals seeking balance and transformation. In addition, she gives back to the local and global community […]

The Science Of Yoga And Healing

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn spoke with Dr. Kelly McGonigal last night in San Francisco in the Herbst Auditorium on The Science of Yoga and healing. The conversation was both entertaining and exciting. I was extremely impressed by the humility of the speakers, especially Jon Kabat-Zinn. I had seen him speak twice before and didn’t get the same feeling. […]