Raksha Bandhan: An Opportunity for Divine Connection This article was published on The Speaking Tree, here. On the beautiful holiday of Raksha Bandhan, the holiday of love, brotherhood, sisterhood, friendship and protection, let us use this opportunity to… Read More

Digital Addiction It’s time to log off, writes SADHVI BHAGAWATI SARASWATI, from Parmarth Ashram, Rishikesh, referring to our increasing dependence and addiction to the virtual world This article was originally published on The Speaking Tree, here. Iwas speaking… Read More

Yoga and the Yoga Sutras This article was originally published on The Shift Network, here. The word “sutra” literally means a thread. In English, if you fall and hurt yourself and have to get stitches, the stitches are… Read More

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