by Kara-Leah Grant The last time we had Swami Muktidharma on YLB, he shared the story of dreaming about his guru before meeting him. To our western minds, it sounds magical and mystical. But in the world of yoga, and yogis, it's commonplace. Yoga deals with many different layers of reality, and indeed, is a way of seeing clearly what reality actually is, beyond our limited sense of the material world. It's that ability to see deeper, and wider, that makes sitting in the presence of Swamis … [Read more...]
Check out The Yoga Lunchbox's interviews with some interesting yoga related folk - you'll find wisdom and entertainment from a mixture of musicians, writers, scientists, healers, Swamis, and more....
by Kara-Leah Grant He's arguably New Zealand's most famous born and bred yoga teacher, yet he doesn't have the profile down under that you might expect. That could be set to change with the release of his second book, The Promise of Love, Sex and Intimacy. Endorsed by heavy-hitters like Deepak Chopra, and Ram Dass, The Promise also comes with a phone app, designed to help people do their daily seven minute practice. Mark maintains that seven minutes practice is enough to make lasting … [Read more...]
by Kara-Leah Grant When I received an email from Yoga teacher Samar Ocean Wolf Ciprian describing a healing and self-care technique she was using as 'Yoga for the Organs', I was intrigued. This Mayan method talks about realigning the uterus, steaming the vagina and soaking the penis! For one, I had no idea the uterus could get out of alignment, and I'd never heard anyone doing anything like that with genitals. I had to talk to her. Plus, then I read through the testimonials on her … [Read more...]
Yes, we here at YLB have snagged the lovely Swami Karma Karuna for our next video interview. (See below) In this interview we talk about: How Swami Karma Karuna became a swami The Satyananda yoga tradition and it's role in her life The role of women in the spiritual evolution of humanity, and the sacred feminine The relationship of tantra and yoga How we get trapped living within our senses, and how yoga helps us to get beyond that What life is like at Anahata retreat A … [Read more...]
By Kara-Leah Grant, author Forty Days of Yoga It's no secret I love kirtan. So I jumped at the chance to do a Skype video interview with Melbourne-based, Kiwi-born Kirtan artist Chakradhyan. He's a Satyananda yogi, and part of the growing Melbourne Kirtan scene. He also helped organise Melbourne Chant Festival in March of this year. Anchored by international Kirtan artist Dave Stringer, this three-day festival attracted the most vibrant of the Australian Kirtan scene, proving that this … [Read more...]
by Kara-Leah Grant Late last year, Sivananda Yoga Teacher and Reference Point Therapy Healer Ben Ralston published a short article on Elephant Journal enthusiastically sharing the story of one of his clients, Profound Healing: Depression and Thyroid Function. Eighteen months after he'd seen her for one Reference Point Therapy healing session, this client was still experiencing total transformation from long-lasting depression, plus she'd never needed the thyroid surgery she'd had … [Read more...]
Two weeks ago, The Yoga Lunchbox published a text interview with Swami Samnyasananda, a consultant neurophysiologist who specialises in research on sleeping. He sounded like such an interesting guy that we then lined up a Skype interview with him too. The Swami is coming to New Zealand in May and June this year, and will be touring around the North Island giving talks and doing private consults with people about how to use breathing and pranayama to help with various health … [Read more...]