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January 16, 2015
Light the Fire to Reduce Blood Sugar

In Chinese medicine, I’m metal. Cold. Flat. Hard. Smooth. Things can bounce right off of me. I don’t absorb them. According to Ayurvedic standards, I’m Kapha and Vata. Earth and […]

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November 15, 2014
Tuning in...with or without music

For many years, my personal practice was silent, and with my eyes closed. My sacred yoga space was sealed around me, along with my eyelids.  The beats and rhythms I […]

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November 7, 2014
About Indian Music: The Raga

It was a rainy night on August 15, 1969. Ravi Shankar was on the stage at Woodstock. He made twanging sounds on his long-necked string instrument. The long and slow […]

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October 15, 2014
Krishna Das, the Kirtan Guru

Krishna Das was a rocker who stumbled upon Kirtan (devotional chanting) in 1970. He sold all his possessions and remained in the Himalayas until 1973. Following his guru’s guidance to […]

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March 11, 2014
Krishna Das: The Long Island Kirtan Wallah

His first concert attracted only four people in a New York City yoga studio. Since then, he’s made Kirtan (devotional music) a bestseller, moving millions with his heartfelt vocals and […]

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February 14, 2014
Krisha Das: Singing and Living From the Heart

Many years ago, in India, Krishna Das came upon a wise old man that could tell the future. He told the kid from Long Island that one day he’d be […]

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February 10, 2014
Come Together without I Me Mine

The Beatles made an indelible mark on the music scene. Their passion for Eastern philosophies and Hindustani music was more subtle but ultimately groundbreaking for the Western world. Spiritual counselor, […]

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February 6, 2014
The Magic, and Science, of Mantras

Chanting is magical for many, and Deva Premal and Miten have been conduits for this meditative practice for decades. Their concerts and best-selling recordings have introduced millions across the globe […]

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January 30, 2014
The Best Form of Intoxication is Healthy and Free

When The Beatles made their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, in 1964, it changed the lives of an entire generation. As the Beatles found enlightenment in India, the search […]

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