In these times of economic and social uncertainty, Yoga and Ayurveda practitioners and schools have faced numerous unpredictable challenges, and often a significant decline in their revenues. After the global shutdown following the initial Covid outbreak, many Yoga Studios had to close, and many were not able to reopen again when the lockdowns were relaxed. Ayurvedic schools and practitioners have faced similar challenges and reductions. There has been continued interest in Vedic knowledge at the level of individual study and practice, but it remains at a reduced level in terms of public activity. Even today many Yoga and practitioners of Ayurveda struggle to make their ends meet by their practice alone. This situation makes people wonder whether Yoga and Ayurveda can still provide a viable career for those dedicated to them. David Frawley and U. Mahesh Prabhu try to answer these important questions and presents ways to address the challenges.

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Learn the Unmistakable Connection between Yoga & Psychology with Dr Frawley's latest online Video Course

Yoga Psychology & Yoga Sutras

Our goal is to teach you the view of the mind and consciousness in the deeper Yoga tradition, particularly the Yoga Sutras, as connected to the broader field of Vedantic knowledge. This is the field of Raja Yoga, the deeper Yoga tradition, not simply any asana based yoga. This yogic view of mind and consciousness reflects the views of Vedic psychology and Vedic counseling overall. It is part of the Vedic tradition and its teachings of the Rishis that go back to the dawn of history. We will examine key points of the Yoga Sutras and its traditional connections with Yogic and Vedic teachings. It reflects my study of Sanskrit from the Rigveda to Yoga and Vedanta Shastras. We will also mention the related Ayurvedic view of the mind, and the views of Ayurvedic psychology, which we have discussed in our other books and teachings.

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Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

As Explained by Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)

In this short video course, we will explore the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali in their core essence. This consists of the first sixteen of its nearly two hundred Sutras, which provide the foundation for the entire text. If you know and understand these sixteen Sutras, you will understand the meaning and goal of the Yoga Sutras overall. An in-depth examination of the first sixteen Sutras is necessary for illuminating all the subsequent Sutras. These sixteen explain what Yoga is, its goal (Kaivalya), its view of the workings of the mind (chitta) and how to transcend these to the state of Self-realization, the meaning of Samadhi, Nirodha, Purusha and what the practice of Yoga (abhyasa) consists of, notably relative to discrimination (Viveka) and detachment (Vairagya). Yet we have tried to present this essence of the Yoga Sutras in clear and relevant terms today, so that the contemporary reader, wishing to view Yoga at a deeper level can access to it in an authentic manner.

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The Vedic Secrets of the Nakshatras

In this special four-hour video course, Dr David Frawley examine the Nakshatras starting from their ancient Vedic roots, exploring their qualities, energies, spiritual powers and deities, including much material not available in existing texts. It will also correlate the meanings of the Nakshatras with the constellations and fixed stars.

Yogini Shambhavi guides the American Institute of Vedic Studies and offers her own consultations, retreats, training programs and personal instruction, particularly in the field of Shakti Sadhana. Yogini Shambhavi is one of the most important women gurus coming out of India today and holds many sacred traditions of the Himalayas. She is most noted for her Mantra Shakti.

TOPIC IN FOCUS: DOSHAS

Dual doshic types can complicate Ayurvedic treatment. We provide a few simple rules for dealing with these that can make treatment more effective.

This is the first of our three articles on management of the three Doshas of Ayurveda in our difficult world situation today and helpful lifestyle, attitude and behavioral changes to consider.

This is the second of our three articles on management of the three Doshas of Ayurveda in our difficult world situation today, and helpful lifestyle, attitude and behavioral changes to consider.

This is the third of our three articles on management of the three Doshas of Ayurveda in our difficult world situation today and the necessary lifestyle, attitude and behavioral changes involved.

Many of us strive to periodically reset our bodies and their organic functioning to allow for proper rest and renewal. This provides new energy and a new enthusiasm to start new actions and take us beyond the limitations of old patterns and inertia.

The same process is necessary for mental health and psychological wellbeing, extending to the development of higher consciousness. We should learn to reset our minds daily to free ourselves from bad habits, negative emotions, and mental inertia that keeps us down or limits our mental acuity and emotional happiness.

We should periodically empty our minds of their residues of conditioned thinking and memory blockages, including any obsessions and compulsions, in order to stimulate new creativity, original thinking, and a deeper Self-awareness.

The Light of the Vedas

Special Audio Podcast Series by

Dr David Frawley

American Institute of Vedic Studies
American Institute of Vedic Studies
Beyond all Addictions through Yoga and Vedantic Practices
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  • Beyond all Addictions through Yoga and Vedantic Practices

    Beyond all Addictions through Yoga and Vedantic Practices

    Aug 23, 2021 • 12:16

      Addictive Nature of the Mind   There is a simple way to overcome all addictions, but not easy. It …

  • Psychological Immunity and How to Measure it

    Psychological Immunity and How to Measure it

    Apr 14, 2022 • 10:15

    We all know the importance of physical immunity. This is our ability to resist disease, ward off pathogens, endure the …

  • Prana

    Prana

    Aug 19, 2020 • 5:38

    The meaning of Prana from the breath to the Universal Life Energy and their interconnection

  • What is Ayurvedic Healing ? - Video

    What is Ayurvedic Healing ? - Video

    Jul 24, 2020 •

    An introduction to our Ayurvedic Healing approach, as in Dr. Frawley's classic book Ayurvedic Healing: A Comprehensive Guide and our on-line Ayurvedic Healing course. Ayurveda is India's traditional natural healing system that arose out of Yoga and the Vedic sciences in ancient times and has been continually updated throughout the…

  • Yoga and Ayurveda View of the Mind: Audio

    Yoga and Ayurveda View of the Mind: Audio

    Mar 28, 2020 • 15:44

    Yoga and Ayurveda View of the Mind Audio In modern medicine brain, mind and consciousness are equated, with the mind …

  • Consciousness, the Ultimate Power of Knowing and Healing

    Consciousness, the Ultimate Power of Knowing and Healing

    Sep 5, 2021 • 11:47

    Modern physics is searching for a unitary field of consciousness to explain the coherence of the laws of nature. Such …

  • Vegetarianism and Hinduism - Audio

    Vegetarianism and Hinduism - Audio

    Jun 4, 2016 • 7:36

    Dr David Frawley a.k.a. Pandit Vamadeva Shastri discussion vegetarianism in the Hinduism.