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Enjoying a Silence Flooded Trance

By Sujantra McKeever Here at our yoga studio in San Diego I hear an endless stream of music designed to create a calm and peaceful environment for yoga and meditation. I listen carefully because when I find the right music for leading a yoga class or meditation class it is an invaluable find. Monk Party […]

How Essential Oils Can Enhance Your Next Yoga Class

Written By: Rachel Krechnyak I rub my hands together and breathe into them deeply as if the soft, fleshy cave that they have formed is a slice of freshly baked pie; although this time the smell isn't of warm cinnamon apples or tart aromatic cherries that usually waft out of a tantalizing baked dessert. The enveloping fragrance is of citrus, remi

The Original Mother’s Day

Written By: Sujantra “She is the giver of form.” –Prasna Upanishad The most ancient of Indian yogic texts are contained in the Upanishads. They are made up of stories many centered around the quest for understanding the mysteries of life. In one of these writings, the Prasna Upanishad, Kapabandi asks his teacher Pippalada how

The Power of Truth

Written By: Sujantra In the ancient yogic texts it is written: “Truth alone triumphs.” We are taught as children to tell the truth and never to lie. Being truthful aligns with our sense of what is right and proper and resonates with our conscience. When we lie we never feel quite right about it. When we speak the truth we feel aligned wit