Sivananda Yoga Farm Podcast

By Swami Sitaramananda

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Talks and lectures on varying topics about Yoga and Yoga Life including finding balance and harmony, the power of positive thinking, non-violent communication and relationships, and understanding how the mind works and functions.

Episode Date
Vedanta & Emotional Health - Swamini Svatmavidyananda
01:39:40
Nov 30, 2022
Karma & Disease
01:08:46
Nov 28, 2022
Healing the Duality - Insights from the Bhagavad Gita
01:06:50
Nov 27, 2022
Gratitude on Thanksgiving
57:53
Nov 25, 2022
Positive Thinking Techniques
01:07:36
Nov 07, 2022
Holistic Health by Swami Sita
52:01
Nov 04, 2022
Service & Karma Yoga with Swami Narayanananda
47:57
Oct 15, 2022
Divine Mother Navaratri Celebration
46:43
Sep 30, 2022
Why Meditate with Swami Sita
39:39
Sep 19, 2022
32 Names & Forms of Lord Ganesha
01:33:12
Sep 13, 2022
Swami Sivananda Birthday Satsang
01:22:35
Sep 10, 2022
Identifying Karmic Conflicts
56:22
Sep 04, 2022
12 Areas of Karma and What to Do
49:21
Sep 04, 2022
Karmic Disease
57:40
Aug 19, 2022
Karmic Disease
Aug 19, 2022
The Purpose of our Human existence
56:51
Aug 12, 2022
Teaching Stories from Yogic Mythology
57:48
Aug 08, 2022
Yoga in Daily Life
45:21
Jul 31, 2022
Yogic ways to alleviate personal suffering
56:31
Jul 22, 2022
Guru Purnima and Swami Sivananda Stories
54:42
Jul 15, 2022
Prana, thought, and the senses
44:18
Jul 11, 2022
3 Types of Faith
53:36
Jul 07, 2022
Ego, Egoism, and Purification
46:37
Jun 28, 2022
International Yoga Day talk on 4 Paths of Yoga
30:54
Jun 24, 2022
Who am I ? - Yoga Farm 50th Anniversary Satsang
46:35
Jun 23, 2022
What is Self Transformation
01:04:30
Jun 03, 2022
Yoga of Balance with Swami Sitaramananda
51:41
May 14, 2022
Faith and Doubt
01:08:20
May 11, 2022
Yoga and Desires
01:00:06
Apr 28, 2022
Depression and how Yoga Helps
01:06:16
Apr 21, 2022
Yoga Philosophy Tool of Detachment
55:32
Apr 02, 2022
Relationship between Self and others
01:00:24
Mar 27, 2022
Questions and Answers with Swami Sita (Feb. 15)
57:00

1. What is dream? dream of death? and chasing? and how to think about it?

2. What to do when your willpower is so drained?

3. How do you keep puja from becoming routine?

4. I have past trauma that is being activated by a present event. I deal with this situation by reminding myself that we are no longer living in that oppressive/abusive environment and that now i am an adult that can take actions to protect and take care of me.

The problem I have is that I am trying to push away the feeling using spiritual bypass... I am trying to slow down to be present with this uncomfortable emotional pain... it has been several days and still the pain is present... the pain is less than before but I still feel the rage of injustice being activated so I push away the feelings. Do you have any suggestion to make it go away?

5. How do you protect your prana around unsattvic people?

6. Can you help me to understand the cycle of birth and death?

7. How do we find inspiration to keep going on the spiritual path?

Feb 21, 2022
Questions & Answers with Swami Sita (Feb. 7)
42:04
1. Why did God create all of this creation, this world, and samsara? 
 
2. Why do we fall back into self-sabotaging behaviors when we know there is another way?
 
3. What is the best way to help someone who wants to grow spiritually but has difficulty seeing the world from another point of view?
 
4. Why are we judgemental and how do we remedy this way of thinking?
Feb 18, 2022
Yoga Philosophy Tool of Detachment with Swami Sita
48:52
Feb 14, 2022
Positive Thinking and Meditation with Swami Sitaramananda
58:57
Feb 07, 2022
Inspiring Stories from Indian Mythology with Swami Sita
56:00
Jan 24, 2022
The Yoga of Relationships with Swami Sitaramananda
01:08:50
Jan 17, 2022
Creativity & Yoga with Swami Sitaramananda
54:52
Jan 10, 2022
Health & Disease by Swami Sitaramananda
01:07:15

Diseases do not happen like right away, let’s say you are angry, you are resentful, it stays in the system for a long time; resentment is like rust, slowly, slowly it eats your body as it eats your mind; so then slowly slowly, after ten years of resentment, you develop some kind of problem, for example, problems on the liver, arthritis problem. Any physical health problem always has some kind of equivalence in the mind. If you are grieving, for example, you were crying, or you never really recovered for years, then you might one day have a problem with the lungs. Right now, our whole human community on earth appears to be sick.  We have the Corona virus which attacks our lungs and we have difficulty breathing.  Then you have to look at it, there is a meaning there, grieving, grieving, sadness; It is the lungs that are lacking joy, lacking energy; you cannot breathe, there's no air you feel suffocated.  This you need to read in yourself and also in the world, okay? People have lung problems from Corona virus and then they also have heart problems as one of the effects of the virus. The heart is the center, it pumps the blood everywhere, so if some problem occurs at the heart level, it is serious.

Jan 05, 2022
Awakening and Transformation - Christmas Holidays Satsang with Swami Sitaramananda
01:01:17
Dec 25, 2021
Being Love with Swami Sita
53:24
Dec 20, 2021
Managing Prana for Self Healing
01:06:04
Dec 15, 2021
Being Peace and Controlling the swings of the mind
01:05:30
Dec 13, 2021
Why Meditate Seeking beyond the Pattern of the Mind
36:04
Dec 06, 2021
Understanding the Mind with Swami Sita
01:11:40
Dec 01, 2021
Satsang on Meditation with Swami Sitaramananda
45:09
Nov 28, 2021
Self Healing: the Subtle link between body, mind, spirit
01:07:31
Oct 25, 2021
Four Qualifications of an Aspirant
38:15

The first level of knowledge is when you become a sadhaka, a seeker, a seeker after Truth. Somehow, you already know that you don’t know—that’s already significant. You are seeking for the Truth, seeking to know. But what are you seeking? There is sometimes darkness and sometimes light, and often, confusion when we embark on the inner seeking journey. It’s not a seeking outside. And you don’t need to come to the Ashram and do a Training Course if you can follow this guideline.

Oct 20, 2021
Life struggles, stress, and disease part 2 with Swami Sita
52:26
Oct 13, 2021
Life struggles, Stress and Disease with Swami Sitaramananda
50:11
Oct 11, 2021
Synthesis of Yoga - Combining the 4 paths with Swami Dharmananda
01:13:02
Oct 08, 2021
Six Virtues of a Spiritual Seeker
56:52

We have said how discrimination is the most important qualification to have, i.e., to know the difference between the Self and not-Self. The problem is that we get confused between the Self and the not-Self. In fact, the association of the Atman (the true Self) with the mind makes us think that we are the mind. Whatever the mind thinks, you think you are. This is a big problem, the biggest problem. That is why discrimination is the most important qualification.

Oct 06, 2021
What is Karma Yoga according to the Bhagavad Gita with Swami Jnaneswariananda
59:14

What is Karma Yoga according to the Bhagavad Gita with Swami Jnaneswariananda

Sep 27, 2021
Lives of Saints with Swamini Svatmavidyananda
01:00:06

Lives of Saints with Swamini Svatmavidyananda

Sep 24, 2021
Lessons on Selflessness with Fred Luskin
38:45

Lessons on Selflessness with Fred Luskin

Sep 22, 2021
Love is Service with Swami Ramananda
43:48

Love is Service with Swami Ramananda

Sep 20, 2021
Unity in Diversity with Swami Sita
01:00:04

Unity in Diversity with Swami Sita

Sep 17, 2021
What is Karma Yoga with Swami Sita
48:56

What is Karma Yoga with Swami Sita

Sep 15, 2021
Holding Your Life for the Service of Others with Swami Sita
36:25

Holding Your Life for the Service of Others with Swami Sita

Sep 13, 2021
Learning to Forgive with Fred Luskin
35:57

I was a mess because of it, a real mess. My closest friend in the world, at that time, betrayed me; I had no skills for how to handle that betrayal and how to suffer that kind of loss. I had no knowledge of how to move ahead in life, and I became bitter and mistrustful. I dimmed my sense of hopefulness and appreciation of my life. I spent a couple of years in inactive unhappiness because I was betrayed and abandoned and never saw it coming. I never saw it coming; I had no clue on God's earth, that this human being could ever, do this to me. But it was during this period, that I was so unsettled by things, that I learned a couple of things.

One, I was an emotional mess. That's good to know, if you are one. It saves you from inflicting harm upon yourself and other people unconsciously. At least, you gain a little more conscious awareness of how absolutely annoying and ridiculous you are. So, that was one advantage of the experience of realizing that I was a mess.

 

Two, I learned that there are experiences that many of us have, that we can't get over. They become part of our personality for a while. Like, I'm Fred, the guy who was betrayed; that’s how I started to define myself. That's how I started to orient myself. I developed a victim consciousness and I came to recognize that healing that victim consciousness is a choice; it can be an effective choice if you don't want responsibility for your life, and it gives you a place to avoid having to look too much at your own behavior. That doesn't mean that victim consciousness is terrible the whole time. One of the things that I've learned is: victim consciousness is really good for a period of time. It's a wonderful, useful, helpful tool of safe harbor. You don't have to look too carefully at you and your coping abilities; you can look at what happened and blame it on that. That's a really essential kind of safety net that is obviously wired into us as a species. So we don't have to take on, in full force, our own failures to cope, no matter what it is.

Aug 26, 2021
Journey of Self Development
35:04

To practice yoga is to feel that we are progressing

It’s not nice to feel stuck in life. If you feel that things are not moving and you are stagnant, the best way is to practice. Go back to your yoga mat, to your meditation cushion, to your diary, to your journal and try to renew your practice. What does it mean to practice? What to practice? And how do you develop yourself and not feel stuck?

Conscious practice is the key

The key is to be conscious in whatever you do. Self development has to come consciously. We call it yoga, we call it sadhana. Sadhana is a conscious practice. This is not something you do without thinking. Because the goal of all practices is to transform and renew yourself. Transform what? Transform consciousness. Transform the way you feel about yourself and about the world. You are growing towards physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Aug 25, 2021
Satsang on Fear and Anxiety with Swami Sita
47:34

So, it can happen any time the fear and the anxiety, fear, when you have something unfamiliar, when a situation is unfamiliar. Normally, you have a routine, you go to work, everything is orderly. Now everything changes your routine change. So then already that creates a certain kind of anxiety and then your imagination and when the mind is a very emotional have a lots of imagination. Yeah, how big the imagination in the mind. Very, very big. Yeah. So, the moment something you make or something unfamiliar, and the mind start to create different scenario and different imagination, yeah, and then you believe in it, because you believe in the mind.

Aug 19, 2021
How to find your purpose in life
50:17

The topic of today is about how to find your goal and your purpose in this life. Very often we find ourselves in transition, asking ourselves questions “What I'm going to do? What's my next step? I like this, I like that, but I like this too. I don't really know what to do”. Often times, we find ourselves in mild or severe depression, due to the sense of lack of direction and a feeling of meaninglessness. This is when we need to know about what our Dharma is. Dharma means your highest duty or your mission in life, the right thing to do. We can talk about Dharma only if we understand the word Karma. The reason why we do not understand our Dharma is because we are functioning out of Karma. The level that you can get out of your karma or be detached from your karma is the level that you understand your Dharma. People know what they like, but they cannot do it, they cannot fulfill it. They live life and always feel frustrated, or always feel that they want to do something, but never can really do it. The lucky ones are those who are able to do it, because of the circumstances of life and their inner motivations meet together and they feel fulfilled inside and outside. But you cannot blame the circumstances. If the circumstances are not favorable and you are not able to express yourself and fulfill your Dharma, you cannot blame the circumstances because it's also your Karma. You have to work it out. Every situation is just perfect for you to work it out. It might take a long time, but if you do the correct practice, then you'll be able to one day fulfill your Karma and Dharma both together. So, how to do this?

Aug 16, 2021
Accepting the Shift in Your Inner Motivation with Swami Sitaramananda
59:29

In this talk on Accepting the Shift in Your Inner Motivation, Swami Sitaramananda explains the traditional vedic society culture and we progress in our life from tams to rajas to sattva.  From brahmacharya to grihasta to vanaprasta to sannyasa.  From kama to artha to dharma to moksha.  From sudra to vaishya to kshatriya to brahmin.  And finally from believing ourself to be this limited body and mind to understanding we are in fact Atman, the infinite supreme reality.

Aug 08, 2021
Guru Purnima 2021 - Transition retreat - The Guru Tradition
01:13:20

Swami Sitaramananda talks about her experience and teaches about the meaning of guru in classical Sivananda yoga.

Jul 26, 2021
Guru Purnima 2021 - Transition retreat - Yoga of Relationships
49:48

According to Yoga, Everybody is your own Self. There is Only but the Self We have our karmic way of reacting and need to learn how to manage relationships. In Yoga we tune into your own true self rather than be influenced of other people. You can lose yourself People will manifest in your life that you need to work out karma with so you can revisit your own way of behaving and thinking.

Jul 26, 2021
Talk about Swami Sivananda's Mahasamadhi
49:53

Swami Sitaramananda gives a talk on July 14, 2021 for HH. Swami Sivananda Mahasamadhi. Swamiji says that to understand our purpose we must always start from yourself and know that we are looking to understand the topic at hand of the relationship of a teacher to student. To understand the concept of guru we must know what we are seeking for - looking for. We want to improve our life by finding peace, truth, knowledge, liberate from suffering.

Jul 22, 2021
Meditation in Daily Life with Swami Sitaramananda
01:15:12

Raja Yoga Quote: “In the beginning of your Sadhana, you will encounter various difficulties. You will not be conscious of any spiritual progress, but you will be conscious of your failures in your attempts in meditation, the resistance you meet, your defects and weaknesses.” – Swami Sivananda in “Sivananda Upanishad”

Raja Yoga is the path of systematic analysis and control of the mind. Compiled by Patanjali Maharishi, Raja Yoga is also known as Ashtanga Yoga, because its practices can be divided into eight limbs. Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and Mantra Yoga are all parts of Raja Yoga. The goal is to control the chitta vrittis, or thought waves, and thus attain the super-conscious state of mind, the final goal. Ashtanga Yoga – The eight limbs #1 Yamas – the restrictions Ahimsa – non violence, non injury. Vegetarianism is part of the practice of ahimsa. The great Indian saint Gandhi is famous for the practice of ahimsa Satya: truthfulness, not telling lies. Brahmacharya: chastity, sublimation of sexual energy. Asteya: non-stealing, non covetousness, lack of jealousy. Aparigraha: non-accepting of gifts or bribes. #2 Niyamas – the observances Saucha: purity (external and internal). Santosha: contentment. Tapas: austerity. Swadhyaya: study of religious scripture. Ishwara Pranidhana: worship of the Lord, surrender of the ego. #3 Asana – steady pose For spiritual pursuit, as for any other pursuit in life, a healthy and strong system is essential. A steady mind presupposes a steady body. #4 Pranayama Control of the vital energy #5 Pratyahara withdrawal of the senses from objects #6 Dharana Concentrating the mind upon either an external object or an internal idea, to the exclusion of all other thoughts. #7 Dhyana Meditation is defined as an unbroken flow of thought towards God to the exclusion of other sensual perception. #8 Samadhi super-conscious state Note that the Yamas and Niyamas constitute the ethical foundation of the Yoga practice, straighten out the mind, and help reduce agitations and restlessness. Asana, Pranayama and Pratyahara are external practices, while Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi are considered advanced internal practices. Even though there is an idea of progression in the practices, one doesn’t have to wait for ethical perfection before attempting concentration and meditation. In fact all the stages are involved together. For example, one cannot meditate if one doesn’t have good posture and possess a certain calmness of breath, thus achieving an inner focus at the exclusion of everything else.

Jul 19, 2021
FIX: How to stay Detached by Knowing the True Nature of the Self

To understand what means detachment, you need to know about the nature of the Self first, your true nature.  Your true nature is satchitananda. Sat means all the time there, is not coming and going. It's not like when you are born, then you exist. And then you die, and you finish. So, your spiritual nature or your spirit is always there, your consciousness or your true self is always there. So, this is a spiritual approach to life.

To live your life with perspective, with a bigger idea of what life is, the purpose of life, and who are you. Then we can talk about detachment. If you do not know who you are, then we can’t talk about detachment because everything is action, everything is attachment, everything is involvement, everything is drama. So, we call the Battle of life, you are lost in the Battle of life. Sometimes you win something happened good and you are happy, and sometimes you have a difficult situation. For example, pandemic situation, you must close the business, stop everything, and things are disturbed. So, it's a big drama.

Jul 12, 2021
How to stay Detached by Knowing the True Nature of the Self
01:04:33

To understand what means detachment, you need to know about the nature of the Self first, your true nature.  Your true nature is satchitananda. Sat means all the time there, is not coming and going. It's not like when you are born, then you exist. And then you die, and you finish. So, your spiritual nature or your spirit is always there, your consciousness or your true self is always there. So, this is a spiritual approach to life.

To live your life with perspective, with a bigger idea of what life is, the purpose of life, and who are you. Then we can talk about detachment. If you do not know who you are, then we can’t talk about detachment because everything is action, everything is attachment, everything is involvement, everything is drama. So, we call the Battle of life, you are lost in the Battle of life. Sometimes you win something happened good and you are happy, and sometimes you have a difficult situation. For example, pandemic situation, you must close the business, stop everything, and things are disturbed. So, it's a big drama.

Jul 12, 2021
Vedantic Meditation - Opening for SYTAR 2021
29:05

Jnana Yoga meditation or Vedantic meditation is the practice of positive affirmations of the nature of the True Self and the Supreme Consciousness. It is meditation by positive thinking and by self enquiry, removing the veils of illusions to find the Truth that will set you free from false identification.

Jun 21, 2021
Yogic Meditation: Guidance & Practice
23:48

Meditation technique :

  1. Conditionning the mind, give instructions to be here and now. What is the mind? A lake, a drunken monkey, a wild horse, a shy lady, music record, a fast fan , a needle with petals, relationship mind and body, relationship mind and breath, relationship mind and senses. One thought at a time. Mind works with names and forms, works with association.
  2. Preparation: space time.
  3. Posture- erect and comfortable.
  4. Breath  – deep and long
  5. Breath rhythmical and calmer and calmer till breathe becomes imperceptible.
  6. Point of focus- 2 places of focus to choose from
  7.  object of focus- mantras. Learning about mantras
  8. observer/witness attitude
  9. detachment attitude. Not fighting with the mind.
  10. Return to focus, to the breath, let go
  11. Become silence and peace. Meditation is like an elixir or tonic renewing oneself.
  12. Meditator, object of meditation and act of meditation become one.
Jun 03, 2021
Be the Medicine with Lila Lolling
34:53

A devotional satsang that asks you to contemplate how you can be the medicine the world needs through your climate positive lifestyle actions and choices. Gain five simple tips to bring more healing to yourself, your community, and the world at large. This satsang is explores the power of collective prayer, love, and intention.

May 30, 2021
How to prevent future suffering?
01:03:07

Future suffering is predictable

The topic of today is how to prevent future suffering. It is a very important topic because nobody wants to suffer. This teaching comes from the teaching in the Raja Yoga Sutras of Patanjali from 2,000 years ago, where Patanjali Maharishi explains the nature of the mind and how the mind works. He said: “Future suffering needs to be avoided”.

The point is, how do you know about future suffering? The answer is, if you know how the mind works, you know about future sufferings. In fact, the mind is almost like a tape recorder. It registers all the experiences, all the impressions. These impressions registered in the mind are called the samskaras. The mind will reproduce what it has experienced. This means that what you reproduce in the mind is predictable, It is predictable, because it is is based on what you have experienced. Let’s say you have the experience of pain, due to somebody attacking you. 

May 30, 2021
The Role of Yoga in the Climate Crisis with Lila Lolling
34:00

During this satsang you will meet the co-founders of EcoYoga Life and how during Covid, their swadharmas were brought together to manifest a shared vision of yoga being a medicine for the personal and planetary imbalances of the modern world. They will share what it means to live an ecoyoga life, plant seeds on how to live aligned with Dharma, and how to establish a life connected to our mother earth. This inspired and practical talk is about initiating and actualizing the healing that need to happen for people and planet.

May 29, 2021
9 Practices for Success in Meditation with Swami Sitaramananda
01:00:55

These 9 Practices for Success in Meditation comes from Patanjali Maharishi's Raja Yoga Sutras.  In this text, Patanjali outlines, 9 obstacles to our practice.  If we can overcome these 9 obstacles then we can have success in our meditation.  The following obstacles are: Disease, Mental torpor, Doubt, Indifference, Laziness, Craving for pleasure, Delusion, Inability to practice due to lack of concentration, Restlessness of mind due to distractions.

May 22, 2021
Satsang on the 5 Kleshas or 5 Causes of Suffering with Swami Sitaramananda
54:36

This recording is a satsang on the 5 Kleshas or 5 Types of Suffering with Swami Sitaramananda.  This teaching is taken from Patanjali Maharishi's Raja Yoga Sutras writted thousands of years ago.  It is commented on in the Meditation & Mantas by Swami Vishnudevananda.

The 5 types of suffering come from Ignorance, Egoism, attraction, aversion, and fear of death.  The only solution to this is Yoga which alleviates our suffering.  Sometimes we think "I am the only one suffering" - but in fact everyone is suffering.  The ancient sages knew this reason of why we suffer and give us specific yoga practices to help.

 

May 16, 2021
Skill in Action (Karma Yoga) with Swami Sitaramananda
43:06

This topic on Skill in Action (Karma Yoga) with Swami Sitaramananda is coming from the Bhagavad Gita which has teachings on the 4 paths of Yoga.  Specifically, Karma yoga is the yoga of action and teaches us that everything we do with our thoughts, speech, and body is action.  Karma is everything.

We are thinking all the time, so we should take time to consider this as an action.  All action has consequence and there is a karmic reason for our birth and for our specific situation in life  We should learn our lessons from this life as we experience the result of our past action.

May 14, 2021
Satsang on Unity in Diversity with Swami Sitaramananda

Unity in Diversity is a very important topic now a days with all the problems we see in the world. The tendency of people is to see themselves as different from others. In fact according to Vedanta philosophy with is something in common which is the Truth of our life.

To understand this we practice Vedantic Meditation according to the Advaita Vedanta philosophy of Adi Sankaracharya. According to this there is only one Reality which is Sat Chit Ananda. The Universe is an Appearance and in fact the individual and universe are One.

04:00 Vedantic Teaching of Sankaracharya

07:20 Nature is Sacred and Diverse

09:38 Vedantic Meditation

13:00 Universe is made of Names & Forms

18:49 Consciousness is our Essential Nature

23:48 Raja Yoga: Calming the thoughts

27:03 Turn the Mind Inwards

32:09 Realize your Atman

35:00 Seeing Unity is the Key

38:50 How to go beyond the Emotions

42:28 How relaxation allows you to go inside

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Apr 30, 2021
The Science of Pranayama with Swami Adi
01:18:38

Swami Adi Parashaktiananda is a dedicated Sadhak and Hatha Yoga practitioner and teacher, graduated from Sivananda Teachers Training Course in 2007 at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA. He took the first monastic vow from Sivananda lineage in 2011 and has been traveling yearly to Vietnam as Swami Sitaramananda’s assistant since then.  Swamiji has been teaching the Hatha Yoga classes for the Teachers Training Course and has also been traveling to Chengdu, China to help teach the Teachers Training Course there. He teaches a 7-day Hatha Yoga Sadhana course and the 14-day Sivananda Sadhana Intensive course, whose emphasis is on individual practice of pranayama. Swamiji took sannyas vows in 2017 and received the name Swami Adi Parasahktiananda.

Feb 10, 2021
Ayurveda and the Mind with Manas Kshirsagar
01:25:37

Manas Kshirsagar is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. He comes from a Rig Vedic Bramhin tradition with an extensive Ayurvedic background. He graduated from Aloha Ayurveda Academy and completed his BS in Health and Physiology from Maharishi University of Management. He is an acclaimed Wellness Consultant, and expected to complete his Masters program (Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine). He has worked as an Ayurvedic Consultant at MAPI and the prestigious Raj Panchakarma center in Fairfield, IA. He is a Health Educator, who is passionate about health and fitness. He has worked with clients of all age groups and specializes in Lifestyle Medicine. Providing a holistic approach to medicine, his philosophy of healing revolves around Diet, Yoga, Meditation, Detoxification, Nutrition & effective Stress Management.

Feb 08, 2021
Part 2 - Vastu for a Happy House with Olga Mandodari
01:54:00

Olga Mandodari Sokolova, is a certified Vaastu Shastra Consultant. She studied at the International Institute of Mayonic Science & Technology in Chennai, India under Dr. V. Sthapati Ganapati, a world renowned traditional architect of Southern India who relies on Vaastu principles in his projects. Ms. Sokolova earned her MS degree in Civil Engineering from the Architectural University of St. Petersburg, Russia and Associate of Arts and Associates of Applied Science in Interior Design from the Montgomery College, Rockville MD, USA and received Ph.D. from The Open International University for Complementary Medicines, Colombo, Sri Lanka affiliated with The International Institute of Integral Human Sciences, Montreal, Canada.

Feb 07, 2021
Vastu for a Happy House with Olga Mandodari
01:29:10

Olga Mandodari Sokolova, is a certified Vaastu Shastra Consultant. She studied at the International Institute of Mayonic Science & Technology in Chennai, India under Dr. V. Sthapati Ganapati, a world renowned traditional architect of Southern India who relies on Vaastu principles in his projects. Ms. Sokolova earned her MS degree in Civil Engineering from the Architectural University of St. Petersburg, Russia and Associate of Arts and Associates of Applied Science in Interior Design from the Montgomery College, Rockville MD, USA and received Ph.D. from The Open International University for Complementary Medicines, Colombo, Sri Lanka affiliated with The International Institute of Integral Human Sciences, Montreal, Canada.

Feb 05, 2021
1-hour Yoga Class for recovering Covid patients
01:00:52
Jan 29, 2021
Teaching Yoga to Covid patients
28:22
Jan 22, 2021
Sivananda Yoga Asanas and Pranayama Class with Focus on forward bending variations
02:04:33

Sivananda Yoga Asanas and Pranayama Class with Focus on forward bending variations taught by Swami Adiparashaktiananda.

Dec 31, 2020
How to increase self awareness with Swami Vashistananda
01:35:43

Swami Vashistananda comes from the Namboodri lineage in Southern India, Kerala and has been a long-time teacher of bhakti and vedanta in the Sivananda organization ever since. He has been at the Yoga farm since October 2014 and does ceremonies at all the ashram temples and shrines.  Swamiji teaches with much inspiration and humor.

Dec 31, 2020
"Wisdom Therapy" - Shani Robins
02:32:57

Shani Robins, Ph.D. pioneered the field of Wisdom Therapy TM in 1998.  He is a licensed Psychologist (PSY18795) by the California Board of Psychology and is the founder and director of the Wisdom Therapy Institute since 2000. He is an instructor at Stanford University Medical School’s Health Improvement and BeWell Programs and the Director of Clinical Training at Sofia University (Institute of Trans-personal Psychology). Dr. Robins received his B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from UCLA in 1989, his M.A. and Ph.D. in Cognitive Experimental Psychology from U.C. Santa Barbara in 1996, completed a 2-year National Institute of Mental Health Postdoc at U.C. Irvine in 1999 and a Ph.D. re-specialization in Clinical Psychology in 2002.  He has published and has given numerous clinical workshops, invited talks, scientific conference presentations, and corporate consultations nationally and internationally on Wisdom Therapy TM and its relationships to cognition’s, emotions, stress reduction, relationships, work place effectiveness, coping, emotional intelligence, performance, and organizational consulting.

Dec 22, 2020
“Tibetan Buddhist Way of Meditation” – Anam Thubten
01:26:06

“Tibetan Buddhist Way of Meditation” – Anam Thubten

Dec 16, 2020
Building and Maintaining Strength the Ayurveda Way
01:18:53

Our general ability to resist disease involves a conjunction of internal and external factors. Ayurveda emphasizes both prevention against and rapid recovery from diseases. Pathogenic factors flourish around particular imbalanced factors of our body-mind system. Ayurveda lifestyle recommendations help us acquire stronger immunity over time, while also protecting our innate strength through all periods of our life. This contributes to our overall physical and mental integrity allowing us to cope with various stressors that arise in our everyday life.

Sep 04, 2020
Evolution of Consciousness in Humanity with Dr. David Frawley D. Litt. (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)
01:56:48
Today humanity stands at a critical stage in its civilizational development. Will we develop the inner awareness to handle our complicated and artificial information technology, or will we become dominated by the very equipment and machines we ourselves have created? We are losing our organic connection to life and our true Self. 
 
Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology and Vedanta provide us the wisdom and insights for a new awakening to our eternal spiritual calling. We will explain the evolution of consciousness in humanity and how we can take it forward at both individual and collective levels according to the inspiration and guidance of the ancient Rishis and Yogis who are our inner gurus.
Aug 15, 2020
Vedanta Applied in daily Life with Swamini Swatmavidyananda
01:36:14

Vedanta is the knowledge of oneness. It reveals that everything in this universe is non-separate from a single conscious, all-knowing and all pervasive being, Īśvara. What ramifications might this teaching have for our daily lives, especially in contemporary times, marked by global pandemic and domestic unrest? How can we harness the powerful vision of the Upanishads to grow spiritually and abide in the glory of the self? These and other questions will be addressed in the two talks on this subject.

Aug 13, 2020
Yoga guidelines for thinking and feeling
02:13:29

During this webinar we will:

  1. Understand what thought is, and how it works
  2. Breathe and relax and Visualize Self
  3. The 3 levels of mind – how to move from lower mind to higher mind
  4. Practice of conversion of thoughts
  5. Practice of cultivating virtues and eradicating vices
Jun 03, 2020
Breathe and relax! Live in the world and out of the world!
01:23:10

The topic of today is highly philosophical, yet practical. It is essential to understand it so we know what to do to be healthy and free. Please be ready during this presentation to be able to do 6 practical breathing and relaxation lessons. Make sure you have space to lie down, and that your room be ventilated.

May 26, 2020
Vastu and Earth Care part 2
01:34:36

It is said that if we design and build structures not aligned with Nature’s grid of energy then we actually create dissonance not only in Nature of the Earth but also in the Cosmic Grid of Energy.

May 26, 2020
Overcoming the Negative Effects of Artificial Living
01:14:22

There has never been a time in our human evolution where we have fallen so deeply into an artificial life. Industry and technology have perpetuated our separation from where we were first born, Mother Nature. A recent study showed that the average person in a developed country spends 93% of the day inside (home, office, car, etc). This forced separation from the natural world is leaving us stressed, diseased, isolated, and numb. During this workshop we will take a good look at the current Techno-addiction and learn simple tips to limit screen time and begin to live your life more fully.

May 26, 2020
Ahimsa, love, animal compassion and vegetarianism
01:18:28

This topic of ahimsa and vegetarianism in not a new topic. In the context of the Covid 19 crisis and the eco yoga conference, it is good to revisit the question of cruelty to animals and to encourage vegetarianism as a way of life that will bring peace and healing to the earth and to us in general.

We will be talking about spiritual, ethical, health and environmental reasons for vegetarianism 

May 26, 2020
The role of yoga practitioners in the climate crisis with Lila Lolling
30:14

Lila will address the critical role that yoga practitioners have in reducing the climate crisis and birthing a new way of being. Right now the Earth needs our compassionate and immediate action. She is asking us for our active hope and an open heart to begin to model a lifestyle that proves all life is sacred, one of yoga’s founding principles. Therefore it is our dharma, our duty, to create and maintain a life of harmony inside and out.

May 26, 2020
The Yoga of Sound with John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D.
01:12:17

This workshop is based on a special sound healing protocol developed by Dr. John Beaulieu to help with anxiety and panic during the Covid 19 Pandemic.  Dr. Beaulieu will present the evidence-based science of the protocol and its relationship to Yoga practices. Everyone will have access to the protocol and learn how to use it for themselves, family, and friends.

May 26, 2020
Vastu Shastra and Care of the Earth
01:20:29

It is said that if we design and build structures not aligned with Nature’s grid of energy then we actually create dissonance not only in Nature of the Earth but also in the Cosmic Grid of Energy.

May 24, 2020