Levitating Monkey: What first lead you to become interested in Ayurveda and studying at the American Institute of Ayurveda?
Arun Deva: It is interesting. As a child I was torn between many worlds. The Bollywood of Bombay (Mumbai now), my birth place. The camaraderie of a joint family
So, my best friend has continued to tell me that I need to do one of Deepak Chopra’s 21 Day Challenges. Having resisted for several years, I thought today was the day to break that cycle.
As I kicked today off with Deepak guiding me through my
Levitating Monkey: Tell us a bit about yourself. How did you first come to be interested in yoga.
Todd McCullough: I grew up in a small town in North Florida. I was fortunate to live out my childhood dream and play college football at the University
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
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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
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
LM: You have practiced as an intern Ayurvedic doctor in Kerala, India – how did you first get involved in Ayurveda?
A medically trained professional, integrating both eastern and western medical traditions for over a decade.