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Forks Over Knives: Movie Review by Sujantra

Fork Over Knives Movie Review by Sujantra I’ve been a vegetarian for over three decades. It was a life choice that I made at age 18 on a camping trip. My friend and I didn’t have a camping stove so we decided to just pack up fruits, veggies, bee pollen and trail mix. I never […]

From the Founder: From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love In June of this year I did a meditation lecture tour in Scandinavia and Russia. I did a program called Let’s Meditate in Oslo, Norway; Helsinki, Finland; and St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. I had been to Scandinavia before but this was my first visit to Russia. I must admit I […]

May Yoga Story: Megan

From the Founder: Dharma – That Which Upholds

Dharma: That Which Upholds It takes great care and concern to create something. It also takes tremendous energy to maintain and sustain our creations. It is easy to destroy. We embrace our highest potential when we seek to create and sustain. Dharma Defined The concept of dharma is central to Eastern philosophy. It is the […]

From the Founder: The Positivity Road

The Positivity Road Always take The mind’s Positive thought-road. –Sri Chinmoy Each thought is a road, a journey, that becomes a reality. Through the power of thought we create the fabric, the texture, the mood of our lives. Positive thoughts inspire and uplift us to embrace the challenges of life. Negative thoughts drain our life […]

Yoga Story: Nathan

What first brought you to yoga? I had made a personal commitment to live a healthier lifestyle. I had recently quit drinking and was pleasantly shocked–and also a bit saddened–to realize how much extra money that move was saving me every month. One month of yoga membership was going to cost me about the same […]

Yoga Story: Patricia

What first brought you to yoga? I started DOING yoga when I was in high school. One of the girls on my swim team was into bikram yoga and she mentioned how great it felt, so I tried it! I really enjoyed bikram yoga because it helped to stretch out my muscles. I know I […]


Vishvamitrasana Perseverance Before becoming a great yogic sage, Vishvamitra was a powerful ruler. Legends say that on one of his military journeys, King Vishvamitra reached the hermitage of the great sage Vasistha. Vasistha opened his arms to Vishvamitra and his army, providing them with food and shelter. Vishvamitra was impressed by the amount of

From the Founder: Increasing Happiness

Increasing Happiness If you cannot claim others’ happiness As your own, Then you will not be able to enjoy Your own happiness unreservedly. –Sri Chinmoy As I meander through life I often wonder: what limits my ability to enjoy life? Everyone I know longs for happiness albeit through a wide variety of experiences and possessions: […]


Vasisthasana Patience and Will Vasistha was a great sage and teacher to Lord Ram, an avatar of Vishnu. Lord Ram had traveled the world and upon his return to his own kingdom, he had become disillusioned and depressed by the state of the world. The king feared Ram’s troubles and called upon Vasistha to converse […]