Yoga and America Part 3: Taking Practice to the Next Level

January 1, 2014    BY Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

To take yoga to the next level, we must put meditation back into yoga. Meditation is the spirit of yoga, says Panditji, and without it, yoga has reached a dead end. He explains why: While modern medical science has made great advances in healing, meditation can reach where medical science can’t. Body and mind can’t be separated. Real healing must include the mind, emotions, and consciousness. Meditation helps us gain mastery over our inner and outer worlds, Panditji emphasizes, and he urges us not to throw away that aspect of yoga that makes us whole human beings.

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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait
Spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute, Pandit Tigunait is the successor of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Lecturing and teaching worldwide for more than a quarter of a century, he is the author of fourteen books, including his recently-released The Secret of the Yoga Sutra, and his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker. Pandit Tigunait holds two doctorates: one in Sanskrit from the University of Allahabad in India, and another in Oriental Studies from the... Read more>>


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