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Resources of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition

Readings and resources of the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Tradition.

Conquering Sleep: The Practice of Yoga Nidra

It was 10:00 P.M., and I was fading. Sitting in a meditative posture, I was doing my best to stay awake and listen to the words being spoken by Swami Veda Bharati, my meditation teacher, but my head kept drooping forward. Then I'd wake and pick it up, and it would droop again. Opening my eyes, I saw I was not alone in my drowsiness: Others in the room had lolling heads.
The conquest of sleep is an important practice in yoga, so much so that in the Bhagavad Gita, the hero Arjuna is called Conqueror of Sleep (Gita 2:9). But I was being conquered, not conquering.

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Gunda

Fear is an ever present companion in life. It has it's benefits and if there is too much, it can be an obstacle to growth.  In this personal article, Randall Krause tells how he began to work to overcome fear....

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