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Yoga

Love and the Yoga Sutra (2011, Singapore)

Deep down we all want to love, and to be loved. And it’s two kinds of love we want. First of all, we would like someone that we can spend our life with – someone who is all the things we are looking for, who will stay with us and always continue to be a joy. At the same time we hunger for a higher kind of love. We feel almost a responsibility to love everyone around us, but sometimes we don't know how we can. And there certainly seems to us that there is a big distance between the two kinds of love. We don't see how love for our partner could take us to that higher kind of love, for everyone around us. It's a surprise to hear that the Yoga Sutra, written almost 2,000 years ago, has an answer for finding both kinds of love.... Read More...
Chakras and energy channels

Great Retreat Teachings, Part 1: The Winds of Meditation (2011, Bowie)

The great meditation classics of India and Tibet describe a special type of prana, or inner wind, which we can learn to direct through our body in order to bring our mind out of this subtle wandering and return it to sharp, single-pointed focus. In these four days of teaching at Diamond Mountain Retreat Center, Geshe Michael Roach will take us on an exploration through the nature of these subtle meditation obstacles, and inner techniques to overcome them by moving the prana through our channels and chakras.... Read More...

Lady Niguma’s Yoga (Lambertville, 2010)

Lady Niguma is a woman yogi from India who lived a thousand years ago. She taught a special kind of yoga which removes the stress and trouble of modern working life at the same time that it keeps us young and fit. In this workshop Geshe Michael teaches us the history of Lady Niguma through stories, and gives an in depth presentation of her yoga and how it works. This workshop includes lecture, music, and a guided asana practice.... Read More...

Lady Niguma's Yoga (Lambertville, 2010)

Lady Niguma is a woman yogi from India who lived a thousand years ago. She taught a special kind of yoga which removes the stress and trouble of modern working life at the same time that it keeps us young and fit. In this workshop Geshe Michael teaches us the history of Lady Niguma through stories, and gives an in depth presentation of her yoga and how it works. This workshop includes lecture, music, and a guided asana practice.... Read More...

Lady Niguma Yoga Series Teacher Training (2010, Hong Kong)

Lady Niguma is a woman yogi from India who lived a thousand years ago. She taught a special kind of yoga which removes the stress and trouble of modern working life at the same time that it keeps us young and fit. In this teacher training at Pure Yoga in Hong Kong, Geshe Michael teaches the history of Lady Niguma through stories, and gives an in depth presentation of her yoga and how it works. This workshop includes lecture, music, and a guided asana practice.... Read More...

Lady Niguma Yoga Series Teacher Training (2010, Singapore)

Lady Niguma is a woman yogi from India who lived a thousand years ago. She taught a special kind of yoga which removes the stress and trouble of modern working life at the same time that it keeps us young and fit. In this teacher training at Pure Yoga in Singapore, Geshe Michael teaches us the history of Lady Niguma through stories, and gives an in depth presentation of her yoga and how it works. This workshop includes lecture, music, and a guided asana practice.... Read More...

Yoga of Lady Niguma Workshop (2010, Detroit)

Lady Niguma is a woman yogi from India who lived a thousand years ago. She taught a special kind of yoga which removes the stress and trouble of modern working life at the same time that it keeps us young and fit. In this workshop Geshe Michael teaches us the history of Lady Niguma through stories, and gives an in depth presentation of her yoga and how it works. This workshop includes lecture, music, and a guided asana practice.... Read More...

Mahamudra Thoughts and Winds (2005, New York)

Mahamudra thoughts are an ancient method of working on the clearing out the inner channels and chakras from the inside. The purpose of all mahamudra is to see emptiness, or ultimate reality, directly. When we do see emptiness directly, all of our inner winds or prana are concentrated in the central channel of our inner body. Since the inner winds and our thoughts are linked together like a horse and its rider, we can bring the winds to the central channel if we bring the thoughts there: wherever the rider decides to lead, then the horse must follow. Later we will work from the outside, to bring the wind-horse to the central channel, which will also help the rider arrive there.... Read More...

The Principles of Yoga: The Connection Between Breath and Prana

There’s a yoga body, there’s a light body. On the way to your light body, it’s fine to want to look good. That’s a yoga body. We work on the asanas day after day, to wrestle ourselves into the yoga body: lean and strong. But if you know one simple trick, you can make the whole process happen much, much faster. Faster to your light body, and faster to what you were meant to become.... Read More...