We recently had the great fortune to talk with Marshall Govindan, (aka Satchidananda), about Kriya Yoga. Satchidananda is the President of Babaji's Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas, and a disciple of Babaji Nagaraj, the famed Himalayan master and originator of Kriya Yoga, as well as his late
Yoga, by definition, is about union and connection. Yoga is about the blissful state of being fully present and connected. In Sanskrit, the word ‘yoga’ is used to signify any form of connection.
In its highest sense, yoga means conscious connection of the individual self with
[caption id="attachment_3955" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Yogini, Sara Ivanhoe[/caption]
Levitating Monkey had the recent pleasure of talking with Yogini, Sara Ivanhoe. When she isn't teaching at YogaWorks in Santa Monica, Sara is at Loyola Marymount University, working toward a master's degree in yoga philosophy. A yoga teacher since 1995,
The dog days of summer have arrived, the downward-facing dog days of summer, that is! Thousands of New Yorkers celebrated the arrival of summer by participating in, The 2014 Solstice in Times Square: Athleta Mind Over Madness Yoga, this past weekend. Amid the hustle and bustle
[caption id="attachment_3923" align="aligncenter" width="239"] Yogi, Mark Whitwell[/caption]
We had the recent honor of talking with Yogi, Mark Whitwell. Mark is interested in developing an authentic yoga practice for the individual, based on the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, with whom he enjoyed
[caption id="attachment_3825" align="aligncenter" width="235"] Durga Das (aka David Newman)[/caption]
We had the recent pleasure of talking with Durga Das, a kirtan chant artist, sacred singer songwriter and a practitioner and educator of Bhakti Yoga - the Yoga of Love. David travels extensively sharing kirtan, devotional music and
As nature changes with the change of seasons, we too, are in a constant state of renewal. Spring always gets me excited, as it's a time to lighten up on all the layers of clothing we've been wearing over the past few months, it's a
[caption id="attachment_3660" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Judie Rhed Yim, Principal & Proprietor, Rhemedy By Rhed Therapeutic Massage[/caption]
LM: Your practice, Rhemedy By Rhed, offers therapeutic massage, providing a combination of massages including, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Massage Cupping, Lymphatic Drainage, Cranio Sacral, Hot Stones, Aromatherapy, Pre/Post Natal, Thermatherapy, Thai
While many think of yoga as a good form of exercise, it is also recognized for providing systematic and definite steps to realization of God-union, called the eight limbs of yoga. In the Yoga Sutras, the ancient sage, Patanjali recommends an 8-limbed system referred to as
LM: Can you tell our readers a little bit about how you started thinking about yoga and in particular, yoga for depression, along with what LifeForce Yoga is?
AW: I had a history of depression, myself. Having taken antidepressants for many years, I exercised irregularly, because when you