Kundalini Yoga: Complete Series

The Yoga of Fire and Light. How to Enter the Transcendental.Kundalini is Sanskrit for the life force and refers metaphorically to the coiled serpent of energy that lies at the base of the spine. The ascent of the kundalini within our own body also refers to the soul’s return journey...

Perfecting the 8 Limbs of Yoga: Class 01 - Asana - The Awareness of Sitting

Asana is defined as sitting in a pleasing, steady and comfortable posture. Other asanas or yogic poses are designed to balance the bodily energies and cultivate the life force. Ultimately, Asana is meant to steady our relation to the Earth as the platform for meditation._________________________________________________________________Perfecting the 8 Limbs of Yoga...

Perfecting the 8 Limbs of Yoga: Class 02 - Pranayama - The Balance of Life

Air, life force, prana, chi, qi, all these interconnected terms are part of understanding the subtle relationship between breathing, mental state and our vital energy. Yoga teaches the art and sciences of bringing these subtle energetics into balance._________________________________________________________________Perfecting the 8 Limbs of Yoga also includes the following classes:01—Asana – The...

Perfecting the 8 Limbs of Yoga: Class 03 - Pratyahara

Pratyahara is the stage of yoga where the senses are withdrawn from their outer attachments in order to develop greater awareness of our consciousness. When this stage is reached, the seeker goes through a searching self examination. Sensory control and purification that are not only essential in yogic practice but...

Perfecting the 8 Limbs of Yoga: Class 04 - Dharana - Holding One-Pointed Focus of the Mind

Dharana is the Limb of Patanjali’s Ashta Anga Yoga that deals with the nature and control of the mind. It teaches the techniques of mental focus, one-pointedness, clarity and inner vision. The mind is the "king" of the senses and Dharana is the crown of knowledge teaching how to remove...

Perfecting the 8 Limbs of Yoga: Class 05 - Dhyana - The Art of Meditating & its Many Forms

The central limb of the 8 limbed Ashtanga Yoga is Dhyana, which means meditation. In China the word was pronounced CHAN, and in Japan it became ZEN. There are many kinds of meditations, each leading the practitioner to specific goals, powers and states of being. This class contains "The Secret"...

Perfecting the 8 Limbs of Yoga: Class 06 - Samadhi - The State of Meditative Sameness

Samadhi is the final stage of yogic consciousness and results in the ability to become completely absorbed in the objects of meditation. Through this skill, all forms of self-realization and perfection can be achieved. Samadhi is the final step of meditation in which the fruit of transcendental awareness becomes available._________________________________________________________________Perfecting...

Perfecting the 8 Limbs of Yoga: Class 07 - Yama - 5 Conscious Restraints for Yogic Action in the World

Yama is the Limb of Ashtanga Yoga that teaches correct action in relation to the world. This limb includes techniques for overcoming anger, mastering sexual energetics, learning trust, non-attachment, the art of aligning speech with action and many more important yogic lifestyle skills._________________________________________________________________Perfecting the 8 Limbs of Yoga also includes...

Perfecting the 8 Limbs of Yoga: Class 08 - Niyama - The 5 Observances of Individual Conduct

This limb of yogic action reveals the internal or personal actions and qualities that support and sustain individual practice. External and internal cleanliness, contentment, correct austerity, self-awareness and proper worship are just some of the important topics of this limb._________________________________________________________________Perfecting the 8 Limbs of Yoga also includes the following classes:01—Asana...

Perfecting the 8 Limbs of Yoga: Class 09 - A Summary of the 8 Limbs of Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga

Although the practices of Ashtanga Yoga are difficult and originally meant for practice in a pure and isolated environment, there is much in the 8 Limbs of Yoga that can empower our modern yogic lifestyle. This integration of all 8 Limbs summarizes their key points and gives strategies for living...

Perfecting the 8 Limbs of Yoga: Complete Series

The Secret Knowledge of Yoga & Meditation taught in the Vedas and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.Anyone who has been introduced to yoga soon learns that Asanas (postures) and Pranayama (breathing) are but two of it’s practices. Those two are actually part of the eight subjects that are known as Ashtanga...

Philosophy & Lifestyle of Yoga: Class 10 - Worship is All We Do

The Philosophy & Lifestyle of Yoga – The Secrets of the Vedas:Class 10 — Worship is All We Do_________________________________________________________________The Philosophy & Lifestyle of Yoga also includes the following classes:01—The Purpose of Yoga02—The Guru Relationship03—Souls Having a Human Experience04—Mahatma Serves Paramatma05—Omeopathy – The Cure for the Material Disease06—Smaranam – The Yogic...

Philosophy & Lifestyle of Yoga: Class 11 - Love & Separation: What To Do When Love Leaves

The Philosophy & Lifestyle of Yoga – The Secrets of the Vedas:Class 11 — Love & Separation: What to Do When Love Leaves_________________________________________________________________The Philosophy & Lifestyle of Yoga also includes the following classes:01—The Purpose of Yoga02—The Guru Relationship03—Souls Having a Human Experience04—Mahatma Serves Paramatma05—Omeopathy – The Cure for the Material...

Philosophy & Lifestyle of Yoga: Class 12 - The Inevitable Conclusion of Individuality

The Philosophy & Lifestyle of Yoga – The Secrets of the Vedas:Class 12 — The Inevitable Conclusion of Individuality_________________________________________________________________The Philosophy & Lifestyle of Yoga also includes the following classes:01—The Purpose of Yoga02—The Guru Relationship03—Souls Having a Human Experience04—Mahatma Serves Paramatma05—Omeopathy – The Cure for the Material Disease06—Smaranam – The Yogic...

The Bhagavad Gita: Ch 1 - The Depression of Arjuna

The Bhagavad Gita Illuminated by Jeffrey Armstrong  “The Bhagavad Gita is the core text embedded within the great Vedic epic, the Maharabharata. It is a spiritual and philosophical masterpiece that embodies the true essence of the Vedic world view through the conversation between the warrior Arjuna and his chariot driver,...

The Bhagavad Gita: Ch 10 - Vibhuti Yoga - The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita Illuminated by Jeffrey Armstrong  “The Bhagavad Gita is the core text embedded within the great Vedic epic, the Maharabharata. It is a spiritual and philosophical masterpiece that embodies the true essence of the Vedic world view through the conversation between the warrior Arjuna and his chariot driver,...