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The Vedas tell us that the Soul is born with four desires – Dharma (purpose), Artha (the means to fulfill our purpose), Kama (the desire for pleasure and enjoyment) and Moksha (liberation). It was desire, in fact, that initiated the creation of the universe itself. In...

Tantra is as misunderstood in the West, where it’s become synonymous with sexual rituals, as in the East, where it’s considered magic alchemy. But Tantra is actually a vast science that encompasses wisdom from Ayurvedic medicine, Samkhya/Yoga philosophy, Vedanta, Jyoti...

The systematic practice of raja yoga, the “royal” path, consists of three components: tapas (austerity, or going against the grain of our conditioning), svadyaya (self-study, or self-inquiry to understand the conditioning and overcome it), and ishvara pranidhana (the u...

Link to course on OMstars, the yoga network.

Trauma field luminaries such as Peter Levine, PhD and Bessel van der Kolk, MD, among others, concur that trauma is in the body, not in the event – or in the story of the event. Trauma, they propose, is locked in the physiolog...

Once we engage on a spiritual path, and connect with the lofty ideal of enlightenment, it is easy to interpret our human emotions as representative of our lower mind and animalistic impulses. While, indeed, they are sourced in our desire to survive, reproduce and thriv...

November 10, 2019

In the last decade, the medical community has begun incorporating trauma-informed medical care by administering something called the ACE test. ACE stands for adverse childhood experiences, and research shows that higher ACE scores result in poorer health outcomes over...

November 10, 2019

What is Stress? Stress is primarily a physical response, although most of our stress today comes from stressful mental states (imagined vs. real threats) that trigger a stress response. When stressed, the body thinks it is under attack and switches to 'fight or flight'...

January 1, 2019

The Vedas tell us that the Soul is born with four desires – Dharma (purpose), Artha (the means to fulfill our purpose), Kama (the desire for pleasure and enjoyment) and Moksha (liberation). It was desire, in fact, that initiated the creation of the universe itself. In...

January 1, 2019

Have you ever wondered why most New Year's resolutions go by the wayside before January is over? Most of us are unaware of the resistance we face when we attempt to change our lives. This workshop will help you identify an intention that reflects your heart's deepest d...