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

    Aug 25, 2021 • 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. 

Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is a recipient of the prestigious Padma Bhushan award, the third highest civilian award granted by the government of India, “for distinguished service of a higher order to the nation,” honoring his work and writings as a Vedic teacher, which he received in January 2015.

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.

Self-remembrance is one of the key practices of meditation in the Vedantic tradition. Self-remembrance grounds us in our eternal reality and in our prime purpose in life, which is to realize who we are in our inmost essence beyond all outer changes of time, place or action.   Self-remembrance is

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  Mahadevi, the Great Goddess, has many names and forms in Jyotish, the Vedic astrological science of light. These range from her overall cosmic influence to specific associations with planets, signs, Nakshatras and phases of the Moon. In Hindu thought, the Goddess is the Mother of the Universe from whom

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Shakti, the intrinsic grace of the Divine Mother Goddess, holds the supreme power of spiritual, psychological and bodily well-being. Connecting to Shakti we can unravel all the energies of healing – both for healing ourselves and healing others. These begin with the very air through which we live.   Drawing

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Following Ayurveda along with Yoga  helps us gain complete harmony and balance in body and mind so that we can discover our true Self that is one with all. Most people today practice Yoga, particularly asana and pranayama, for health benefits as the primary factor, extending at times to mantra,

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Ojas is the ultimate resort of strength, patience and endurance for body and mind. Ojas is cultivated in Ayurveda for disease prevention, deep healing, rejuvenation and longevity. It is cultivated in Yoga for inner strength, determination and vitality, steadiness and focus of mind and prana for higher meditation practices.  

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Ma Durga is the protective form of Shakti, burning up all ignorance, as her fiery nature energises our highest motivation. The following article is by Yogini Shambhavi Devi The Devi-Mahatmya (Greatness of the Goddess) glorifies the Mother Goddess as the embodiment of the Earth, in which she sustains, nurtures and

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In Vedanta the Self or Atman is commonly defined as space (kham, akasha). That space (akasha) is further defined as bliss (Ananda). What is the nature of this space that is the Self?    Our inner Self holds the entire universe in the small space within the spiritual heart (Hridaya).

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  Concentration and Meditation   To reach the meditative state, concentration is required first. A scattered, distracted, and inattentive mind cannot truly meditate, even if one sits silently for long periods of time. As the Yoga Sutras teach us, one must first develop the one-pointed mind (ekagra chitta) in order

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Shiva as the Drinker of Poison Shiva is the great ecstatic deity of Yoga, the supreme Lord of the highest inner energy and transformation. He has the deepest experience of bliss (ananda) as his constant state of being. He is the foremost drinker of the Soma, the amrita or mystic

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American Institute of Vedic Studies
American Institute of Vedic Studies
Inner Self-Awareness and the Mind-Body Connection
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Whatever you bring into your mind, you also bring into your physical body. What your mind does, affects both your psychology and your physiology. If the mind becomes afraid, for example, the body contracts in fear which affects our internal organs. If the mind becomes angry, the body also seethes

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The Rigveda is the oldest of India’s ancient Vedic texts, extending back to 3000 BCE or earlier. It is our doorway into the mind of the ancient Rishis and sages who were said to have created the paths to higher Consciousness at the beginning of this world age. Today in

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We will explore the extensive relationship and vast interconnections between Yoga and Ayurveda, focusing on the Yoga Sutras. This examination extends to important issues of Yoga sadhana, Yoga therapy and Ayurvedic healing. Yoga, Ayurveda and related Vedic disciplines have more connections than usually acknowledged, particularly in the West. We cannot

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