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Mantra Repetition or Japa Yoga

One of my fondest memories about having Sri Anandi Ma, an enlightened saint from India, visit my home in the summer of 2003, while doing public programs, was that I had the privilege to massage her feet almost every evening. Once I started rubbing her feet, my mind would immediately quiet down, and all I could hear was the mantra…

Om Aum - Traditional Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga: Eight Limb Yoga

Yoga means “union” in the sense of union with the Divine. In this sense, yoga is the path and goal of all human existence, that is, the realization of the Self as our true, inner nature. In the West, yoga has come to mean only hatha yoga or yoga postures (asanas). In fact, this is only one aspect of the…