Yoga and the Sustainable Development Goals The Indian sage Patanjali gave us the eight limbs of yoga, or what are called “ashtanga” yoga.  They include, of course, all of that which we currently identify as yoga: the physical… Read More

I Click, Therefore I Am This article was originally publishing on The Speaking Tree, here. ‘Clicking still-lifes of self but no life in my self,’ writes  Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati from Parmarth Ashram on the banks of the Ganga… Read More

From Selfie to Self – Shifting from Screen Life to Real Life ‘However, as I looked out, even though the lights were on in the hall, I could not find a pair of eyes with which to connect.’… Read More

Thriving in the New Year – From New to You ‘That true self is not new of course. But it is new to us. It is new to our experience of our selves.’ This article was originally published… Read More

#MeToo: An Eastern Perspective Could Meditation Help Sexual Abuse Survivors to Heal? This article was originally published on Uplift, here. Living in an ashram on the banks of the Ganges, in the foothills of the Himalayas, it sometimes… Read More

Diwali – Let the Divine Lamps Dispel the Darkness of Our Ignorance Diwali is a glorious holiday. It is a holiday filled with continuous festivity, revelry and celebration. Even sworn enemies embrace, and hostilities melt as we share… Read More

Yoga: For Ourselves, For Our Planet This article was originally published on The Shift Network, here. The Early Days As our car pulled into the driveway, my dad checked the mailbox. “Did it come? Did it come?” I gasped excitedly…. Read More

A Tragic Irony: America’s Funding Cut To UNFPA Could Lead To MORE Abortions In India Trump administration has justified the move saying it’s to prevent ‘coercive abortion’ in China. This article was published on The Huffington Post, here…. Read More

Trump’s Victory Is A Wake-Up Call To Look Inward This article was published on The Huffington Post, here. This election has been, for many of us, a wake-up call. Not the joyful wake-up call of birds on your… Read More

6 Incredible Lessons I’ve Learned In My 20 Years In India This article was published on The Huffington Post, here. Twenty years ago I moved into Parmarth Niketan ashram for one week. It was the second week of… Read More