Guru Mantra | Jivamukti Yoga

Guru Mantra

Guru is the remover of darkness: Gu means darkness, and Ru means remover. Darkness refers to what obscures the light of awareness ✨ ʈɦҽ ƥᎧɲɖ ❤ﻸ

Anyone who is engaged in serious yoga practice has come to yoga for the same reason—we’re fed up! That means we’ve had enough. Atha means “now.” But it’s m

Fed Up

Anyone who is engaged in serious yoga practice has come to yoga for the same reason—we’re fed up! Atha means “now.

Why Asana? | Jivamukti Yoga

Why Asana?

The practice of asana can bring us directly to enlightenment because the only thing that stands between us and enlightenment is our perception of ourselves and others

The Yoga Sutras are extremely compact. Each sutra (translated to thread), using the power of the Sanskrit language, is defined exactly with just enough wor

Back to Basics

The Yoga Sutras are extremely compact. Each sutra (translated to thread), using the power of the Sanskrit language, is defined exactly with just enough wor

Devotion to Shri Krishna | Jivamukti Yoga

Devotion to Shri Krishna

O Mahamantra Hare Krishna é uma linda oração

Remembering Goodness | Jivamukti Yoga

Remembering Goodness

It is important to reflect on the good things we have experienced in our lives. That’s how goodness gets strengthened, by remembering it. Remembrance is ve

The Sound of Yoga | Jivamukti Yoga

The Sound of Yoga

Science has recently caught up to what yogis of old had been aware of and passed down through the ages: that the world we see and experience is made of sou

The Reality of the Enlightened Mind | Jivamukti Yoga

The Reality of the Enlightened Mind

This sutra says that we actually create our own reality. That is how powerful we are! Embracing the wisdom of this sutra involves taking responsibility for

Creative Action | Jivamukti Yoga

Creative Action

Yoga practices are magical practices. Magic happens when there is a shift in perception—what you thought was real drops away to reveal a more expanded enli

A Mother’s Love | Jivamukti Yoga

A Mother’s Love

According to Hindu and yogic philosophy your first teacher and guru is your mother—the creation of your life is that guru.

Krishna, Buddha and What Is Universal Compassion? | Jivamukti Yoga

Krishna, Buddha and What Is Universal Compassion?

Sharanam means refuge. This beautiful initiation mantra from the Pushtimarg tradition in India invites us to seek refuge, particularly when we are driven b

What Is the Use? | Jivamukti Yoga

What Is the Use?

Thousands of years ago, as a way to encourage his students to realize how precious their lives were, the Buddha invited them to imagine a vast and deep oce

Behind the Facade | Jivamukti Yoga

Behind the Facade

For a brief time in ancient history there lived a great Egyptian pharaoh who was known as Akhenaten. He was married to Nefertiti, the most beautiful woman

What Is a Person? (The World in Which the Kestrel Moves) | Jivamukti Yoga

What Is a Person? (The World in Which the Kestrel Moves)

This sloka from The Bhagavad Gita asks us to reflect on the divinity, the holy nature, of all beings, which is omnipresent.

Someone to Talk To | Jivamukti Yoga

Someone to Talk To

My friend Sting, the world-renowned rock star who gives hundreds of concerts a year, once said to me, “I put on a better show when someone I know and love

In The Light of Love | Jivamukti Yoga

In The Light of Love

Yoga practices are magical practices. Magic happens when there is a shift in perception—what you thought was real drops away to reveal a more expanded enli

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