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I AM YOGA: Integrative Amrit Method Yoga: An approach to the practice of yoga that uses self-discovery as its essential focus. The practice of I AM Yoga is shifting from your head to your heart, from your mind to prana, from thinking to feeling, from doing to being,...read more
Enjoy this 90 minute gentle yoga class! All you need is: Comfortable place to sit – Chair or Cross-Legged Floor space in front of you The intention to allow yourself this time for you This practice draws your focused attention to body, breath and mind, using seated...read more
A 20-Minute I AM Yoga Nidra Practice with Veda Lewis Take a break from stress, worry and fear. Yoga Nidra allows you to move below the mind, into stillness. From this deeply relaxed place, it is possible to begin to release all that is troubling you. And PS: 20...read more
Welcome Veda’s Gentle 60-minute class! Please sit in a comfortable chair, without arms, to begin your practice. We will move from seated relaxations and seated warm-up stretches to carefully guided gentle Amrit Yoga postures. If you plan to stand up for these, you may...read more
A Guided 20 Minute I AM Yoga Practice with Veda Lewis Simple and easy. Use this experience to break the momentum of stress, give yourself a stretch, and return to what needs to be done with a renewed sense of well-being- in just 20 minutes! (recorded at Level 1...read more
This simple 10 minutes exercise has the power to change the way you understand yoga, prana, energy and meditation. This practice is referred to as Chitta-Prana meditation - "mind following energy" and was described by His Holiness Swami Kripalu as the "highest...read more
Yoga Nidra Intention Worksheet (We recommend completing this exercise before doing the meditation to gain the maximum benefit and understanding!) Intention is a mental organizing device to bring about cognitive/behavioral integration creating an alignment between what...read more
There is a reason stress is at epidemic levels in the West and I believe this is why: We don’t know how to stop. Our waking hours have taken over our sleeping hours. Even our sleep and rest is in service of doing more, rather than being more. We don’t sleep to be...read more
Headline: American Yogi, Amrit Desai, brings American students to yoga seminar at Malav Kripalu Samadhi Mandir Summary: Yogi Amrit Desai, one of few living closest disciples of Swami Kripalu who has taken his teaching to over 40 countries holding seminar here at Malav...read more
Malav Ashram is a Holy Site in the heart of Gujarat where the famous saint, Swami Kripalvandandaji spent over twelve years in Sadhana. Before his Mahasamadhi, he asked his disciples to be buried in a specific field located in Malav due to the sacredness and serenity...read more
Change is not just the force of destruction but also the force of creation. Underlying the forces of opposites is the integration that is inherent in change. Change has neither ups nor downs. It is neither good nor bad, neither right nor wrong. All opposites become one through change.
Change is not just the force of destruction but also the force of creation. Underlying the forces of opposites is the integration that is inherent in change. Change has neither ups nor downs. It is neither good nor bad, neither right nor wrong. All opposites become...read more
Knowing yourself is not the same as knowing about yourself. Whatever you know about yourself is a mental construct. Your entire past, your age, profession, acquired conditioned thoughts, feelings, self-image and karma body with all its content is not you. You are the...read more
Your ego, is constantly creating and re-entertaining your pre-programmed perceptions of the past. This impedes the flow of energy throughout the chakras, and deprives the body of the self-healing, self-balancing power of prana.
By Shri Amritji and Bill Eager Chakra is a Sanskrit word which translates as "wheel”. Chakras are energetic power centers that both take in and distribute energy throughout the body. There are seven major chakras that correspond to the nerve plexus and endocrine...read more
You can’t enhance or diminish what is present; you can only acknowledge and embrace it. But ego-mind will fight with, run from or attempt to modify what is present. The mind, conditioned by social norms and personal likes and dislikes, lives in dualistic conflicts in...read more
The greatest opportunity for transformation as individuals and as a planet comes in moments of crisis. While times of prosperity and stability promote only superficial shifts, crisis shakes the foundation of safety and comfort we are accustomed to, calling for...read more
Yoga Nidra is the marriage of science and spirit- a transformative technique whose powerful healing qualities transcend all aspects of your being.
Meditation. The very word invokes scenes of serenity and tranquility, beckoning us to a mystical place of awareness and all knowing. But how many of us actually reach that state during hours of sitting on our cushion? For most, meditation is as elusive as any esoteric...read more
Breath meditation is a powerful technique to bring what you think, feel and do into harmony and balance. Automatic breathing in and out is a biological process. When this same action is done with total awareness, that same breath is one that brings life-initiating,...read more
As long as you judge yourself, you believe you are that. As long as you judge people, you are believing that is who you are. Judging yourself manifests in the judgment of other people. There is no difference.
Self-concepts drive your perceptions and evaluations of people, places and things. Your perceptions are limited to “I am not good enough as I am.” That’s not true nor is it real. That is your conditioned past, that you identify with, that was programmed into you....read more