A Place Called Ananda, Health and Healing

The Spiritual Benefits of Juice Fasting

A few months ago my wife and I watched an inspiring documentary called “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” which prompted us to take on the challenge of an extended juice fast. I had no idea what to expect, except from what I had experienced doing Yogananda’s Nine Day Cleanse (also highly recommended!) many years ago. We opened our new juicer … Read More

Clarity Magazine, Health and Healing

How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality: A 10-Point Guide

Man has the independence and free will to live in the house of life with its three windows open or closed. When man closes the windows of life, he shuts out the three divine rays and finds himself living in the darkness of physical disease, mental disquietude, or abysmal soul-ignorance.

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All-Purpose Self-Healing Tool

Are the struggles of life getting to you? Use this healing prayer affirmation from Paramhansa Yogananda. Focus deeply at the spiritual eye, and repeat three times: “I will with my own will, which flows from the divine will, to be healthy to be well, to be prosperous and spiritual, to be well, to be well.”

A Place Called Ananda, Health and Healing, Spiritual Growth

Why Do We Send Energy to Others After Meditation?

How about — to affirm our underlying oneness with all beings. This may sound like quite a leap, but today I had an experience that brought this truth home to me in a very unique and unexpected way. Let me explain how. I never minded sending healing prayers after meditation when I first learned how to meditate.  I would take … Read More

Clarity Magazine, Health and Healing

Change Your Mental Picture, Change Your Health

Remember, your body changes constantly. If you will change your mental “picture,” the incoming cells will fit themselves to the new pattern.

A Place Called Ananda, Health and Healing, Spiritual Growth

Protect Your Consciousness

Our beloved friend, Nayaswami Maria, requested I blog about how I apply yoga teachings in the world as a householder and doctor living outside of Ananda Village. She said, “Those who read Ananda’s blogs have an abundance of information about living in spiritual community. Many people want to know how these teachings help folks in the ‘real world.’” Thus, this … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Health and Healing

A Time of Awakening

As you walk into Hansa Mandir, one of the first things you notice is a quote from Yogananda stencilled beautifully over the entrance that reads “The time for knowing God has come!” I must confess, for the past few years, I’ve thought “yes, yes, someday…” However, there have been positive changes in my life over the past few months that … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Health and Healing, Spiritual Community

The Surprising Consequence of Negativity

It was one of those days (a few months ago)…I was trying to deal with a disappointment about the way I felt I was being treated (whine whine whine), feeling a distinct lack of respect from someone that generally has the ability to push my buttons. Also that day I was fighting off the summer cold that was going around, … Read More