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On better learning

India recently released a landmark revision of education policy emphasizing flexibility and a multidisciplinary approach. There will doubtless be many challenges and questions, but it is a substantive development indeed. Modern education has centered around standardization and measurements. Students cram for exams because everyone is gauged on their ability to answer the same questions… ...

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The guru is inseparable from the yoga path

On this auspicious day of Guru-Pūrṇimā, let us honor and meditate on the teachers who have brought us the wisdom of yoga through the ages. The guru is inseparable from the yoga path. We can learn mathematics without the personality of the teacher changing the subject. But yoga is different; it is not just… ...

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Emotions, inner balance, and ethical change

The Yoga Sūtra (I.33) presents a foundational practice famous in Buddhism too. It says: Practice love, compassion, joy, and equanimity toward living beings who are happy, unhappy, good, and bad, respectively. The most important practice in yoga is ahimsā, the first of the yama-s. Cause no suffering to all living beings, others or… ...

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A better world

This year, like none before in recent times, has shone a spotlight on inequality and discrimination. Even as a teenager, before the era of the internet, I recall reading enough biology to realize that we humans are all basically the same. In any meaningful parameter such as intelligence, emotion, or character, you are… ...

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Deeper & longer breath with sound

Please accept Functional Cookies to watch this video. Cookie Settings This is a fairly easy practice of about 17 minutes. We repeat each step only around 3 times; you can add more repetitions if you like. We will use a mild inversion, the downward facing dog, and chant the simple,… ...

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Peace Chants from the Vedas

Chanting holds the power to transform our body and mind in many ways. The mind becomes focused. The breath grows longer and steadier. The vibrations of the sounds influence the wellbeing of our body. Chanting can shift our energy towards activity or calmness. It can engage our emotions or… ...

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Deepen your exhale

Please accept Functional Cookies to watch this video. Cookie Settings This is a gentle practice of approximately 15 minutes. We repeat each step only around 3 times; you can add more repetitions if you like. You can also easily modify this practice to sit on a chair instead of being on… ...

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7 holistic keys to improve immunity

Please accept Functional Cookies to watch this video. Cookie Settings Improving immunity is a key to wellbeing especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In this video, Dr. Ganesh Mohan explains 7 strategies you can look into from a holistic perspective. For more videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel. ...

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Sustaining positive changes in life

Everyone dreams of being a better person, of making changes to their lives that will lead them to greater well-being, success, happier relationships. But change always seems to be happening tomorrow, not today!

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What are internal rewards?

Positive change is closely tied to motivation and reward. After all, we are unlikely to be committed to change without anticipating some desired outcome. There are a few simple yet useful ways to classify and understand that desired outcome.

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