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Why do we chant Om in yoga classes?

Some questions have a single, straight-up answer. Others have several possible answers, and this question definitely falls into the...

Yoga and hypertension

One of my students asked me recently about what yoga can do for people with high blood pressure (or hypertension). I’ll attempt to answer...

Kirtan - the song of the heart

‘Bhakti is love for love’s sake … Love is natural to everybody.’ Swami Sivananda Kirtan is an ancient practice which cultivates a sense...

There are many ways up the mountain

These days there are many styles of yoga out there, including hot yoga, cold yoga, colour yoga, and more radical variations such as goat...

A lesson half-learned

Once there was a man who listened to an enlightened teacher explain the meaning of the Sanskrit expression Aham Brahm Asmi. He was told...