Vajra Ben Ashara at his retreat center in Goa.

Vajra Ben Ashara: The Dunagiri Foundation

The dunagiri foundation for Himalayan herbal research and yogic studies preserves the rare and endangered plants of the Himalayas and empowers the village people to harvest and process them. The Yog has talked to founder Vajra Ben Ashara. Vajra Ben Ashara, you are the founder of the Dunagiri foundation in the Himalayas and the Samata […]

An ayurvedic and a vegan perspective on dairy.

Ayurveda vs. Veganism: Milk and Dairy

Ayurveda traditionally recommends milk and dairy to be crucial elements of healthy nutrition. Vegans on the other hand argue that the renouncement of animal products is healthier, more fair and ecologically beneficial. Is Ayurveda and veganism compatible at all? Milk: a Youth Elixir? In the original sources of ayurveda, cow milk is praised as a rasayana, […]

S.O.S. Yogabutt! 8 Steps Remedy for the most common yoga injury.

S.O.S. Yogabutt Remedy in 8 Steps

You are a yogi? And you recently feel a twitch in your butt? You might have „Yogabutt“, an injury of the hamstring. It’s one of the most common yoga injuries. Here is what you can do to heal it. Keep Practicing – But Don’t Cross the Edge Injured yogis often stop practicing. But the pain […]

Guru Strotam Mantra

Guru Strotam

Source: Vmission, 12.07.2014 Transliteration, Word-Meanings and Translation by Swami Atmananda   Akhand-Mandalakaram vyaptam yena characharam. Tatpadam darshitam yena tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. Agyan timir-andhasya Gyananjan Shalakaya. Chakshur-oonmeelitam yena tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. Gurur-Brahma Gurur-Vishnu Gurur-Devo Maheshwarah. Guru-sakshat Para-Brahma tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. Sthavaram jangamam vyaptam yat kinchit sacharacharam. Tatpadam darshitam yena tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. […]