Going Deeper

9 Jan No Comments Sunder Luber Benefits of Yoga

What Is a Yoga Immersion? What about all these bios and labels about different styles of yoga? I understand that if you are considering a yoga immersion or retreat of some kind, it would be nice to have an understanding of what, and with whom, you will share this experience. I will try to bridge this understanding with some notes shared here. If you feel drawn to this sharing, I encourage you to honor your

A Thank You

2 Nov No Comments GoDaddySupport Uncategorized

A Yoga Village Offers a Form of Exercise and Meditation to the Community There is a lovely article on yoga village at http://www.floridastatehomes.com/articles/a-yoga-village-offers-a-form-of-exercise-and-meditation-to-the-community Our Thanks to Florida State Homes!

3 New Ways Kirtan Kriya Helps Keep Your Brain Sharp

1 Sep No Comments GoDaddySupport Benefits of Yoga, Uncategorized

An easy, low cost, side effect-free way to boost your brain power and help you be healthier and more spiritually attuned as you age would have a major impact on your quality of life and happiness. It would also reduce some of the staggering health care costs seen today. Recently The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), of which I’m the founding president and medical director, presented a summary of our innovative yoga meditation research

Yoga and Meditation Can Positively Affect DNA

1 Sep No Comments GoDaddySupport Uncategorized

Elaine Gavalas Author; Natural Health Expert Yoga and meditation are well-documented to have psychological, emotional and physical benefits for people at all stages of health, including cancer patients. Now breakthrough research reveals yoga and meditation can positively affect DNA. Telomeres, located at the tips of DNA chromosomes, shorten with aging and age-related diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. As telomeres shorten, cells age and die more quickly. Conversely, telomere lengthening can increase a cell’s

12-minute yoga slows cellular aging, improves cognitive function and reduces depression

1 Sep No Comments GoDaddySupport Uncategorized

12-minute yoga slows cellular aging, improves cognitive function and reduces depression Mar 13, 2012 Brian D. Lawenda, M.D. This remarkable study explored the effects of a convenient 12-minute, daily yoga practice on a group of psycho-emotionally taxed caregivers. What they discovered is truly amazing. In their study, the researchers compared two groups of study participants. The first group, the yoga group, were instructed to practice a chanting meditation, “Kirtan Kriya“, every day at the same time

Yamuna Body Rolling

30 Apr No Comments admin Uncategorized

     What if you could realize the benefits of your yoga class, gym workout, massage therapist and chiropractor all in one practice?      Yoga Village has invited Larry Bennett, a certified Yamuna Body Rolling Practitioner, to deliver a workshop introducing this Yamuna Body Rolling system on Saturday, May 21st.   It’s a totally different concept compared to traditional “fitness” regimes.  The concept is quite simple: your body weight sinks into a dense plastic ball

Major Athletes Who Do Yoga

24 Aug No Comments admin Uncategorized

Shaquille O’Neal, former NBA player LeBron James, forward for the Miami Heat Ray Lewis, linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens Victor Cruz, wide receiver for the New York Giants  Mike Krzyzewski, men’s basketball coach New Zealand All Blacks, rugby team Evan Longoria, third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays Kevin Garnett, forward for the Boston Celtics Vernon Davis, tight end for the San Francisco 49ers Kevin Love, forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves  

Paw in Hand: A Connected Energy

14 Mar No Comments admin Doga, Events

How a local animal shelter is giving new meaning to companionship The unconditional love, distinct intuitiveness and immense loyalty that make dog “man’s best friend” are some of life’s most rewarding experiences. In actively nurturing this special relationship,  there are plenty of ways to bond with your four-legged friend – jogging, playing fetch or teaching him or her a few new tricks, to name a few. Here in the Tampa Bay area, dog owners are

Fruit and Toasted Almond Stuffing

31 Oct No Comments admin Recipes, Side Dishes

Combine a mixture of apples, almonds, dried cherries, vegetables, bread and spices and Voila! Enjoy this delicious vegetarian addition to your Thanksgiving dinner. 12 cups oatmeal bread or whole-wheat bread cubes ¾ cup almonds, coarsely chopped 5 Tbs. olive oil 1 large red onion, quartered and thinly sliced (2 cups) 2 celery stalks, sliced (1 cup) 2 large apples, peeled and diced (3 cups) 3 Tbs. fresh sage, cut into thin strips 3 Tbs. chopped fresh

Spotlight On Amrit Yoga: The Seven Integrative Principles

8 Oct No Comments admin Amrit, News

In Amrit Yoga you learn to integrate all limbs of Ashtanga Yoga from the very beginning. Even through the earlier stages,  the attention is on the practice of physical postures, you begin to cultivate the internal focus that includes pratyahara and dharana. In later stages, you deepen your practice by integrating pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), dharana (concentration) and dhyana (meditation), the componets of Raja Yoga. These seven principles and the techniques associated with them

Chickpea Peanut Butter Cookies

20 Aug No Comments admin Desserts, Recipes ,

These delicious cookies will naturally satisfy any sweet tooth, without gluten, flour, oil or eggs.  1 1/4 cup chickpeas smash in food processor 2 TBS. Vanilla 1/2 cup plus 2 tbs. natural peanut butter ( this is a must) must use natural or organic etc. 1/4 cup honey or agave 1 tsp. baking powder Pinch of salt 1/2 cup chocolate chips (or dates, peanut better chips, raisins etc.) Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips in

Yoga Village Adi Shakti India Tour

16 Jun No Comments admin Events

Adi Shakti India Tour October 2013 Let Mother India Awaken Your Soul Join Vanita Hall and Sunder for a Yogic Journey to Mother India 14 Days Land with additional 4 Day option at OSHO retreat center http://www.shaktitour.com October 18th to 21st Amritsar- Adi Shakti Primal Power-Golden temple, Jalya Valla baugh, , sights. Shopping, eating. This important Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal with more than 100,000 visitors on week days alone and

Creamy Guacamole Gazpacho

10 Jun No Comments admin Recipes, Soups ,

The flavors of lime, cilantro and avocado combine in this creamy gazpacho. The cucumber contributes a light crunch 3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted 2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock 1 bunch scallions, chopped Juice of 2 limes 1 tsp. ground cumin ⅛ tsp. hot pepper sauce, or more to taste 2 large ripe tomatoes, chopped 1 cup chopped cucumber 2 Tbs. chopped cilantro ¼ cup dairy or soy sour cream, optional Put 2 avocados, vegetable

Yoga for Pregnancy

22 May No Comments admin Pregnancy

Whatever activity a pregnant woman engages in, her baby will receive the energy from. So when a woman practices yoga during pregnancy, her baby receives the same calm, soothing, balancing energies that mom feels during a class.

Speaking Of Kundalini: The Adi Mantra

31 Mar No Comments admin Speaking of Kundalini ,

At the beginning of every Kundalini yoga class, we tune-in together with the Adi Mantra, a chant whose words are “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo.” The Adi Mantra provides a pivotal moment at the start of a yoga practice that tells the mind to put the to-do list on hold, forget the time, and completely let go, so we can have a full experience of yoga. According to Webster’s, “tune in” means “to adjust a

Asparagus and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

19 Mar No Comments admin Main Dishes, Recipes

Give this simple fifteen minute recipe a try. It makes for a great dish, whether your entertaining guests or dining in. Are your taste buds ready? 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces salt and pepper to taste 2 (10 inch) flour tortillas 4 ounces herbed goat cheese 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, fresh cilantro sprigs, for garnish Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a

The Subconscious Mind

29 Feb No Comments admin Speaking of Kundalini ,

Did you know that everything we see, hear, do, touch, or feel gets stored in our subconscious mind? Yes, everything! Think about that: every single experience, movie, thought, feeling, photograph, relationship- everything is stored in the subconscious mind. Wow-it must be getting pretty crowded in there! Now imagine the subconscious mind as a giant garbage can, with all of those experiences and emotions constantly being dumped in, forming a big heap. Over time, it creates

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