I’ve just been meditating with Nayaswami Jyotish, the Spiritual Director of Ananda. He led a prayer, played a chant, and guided us into meditation. It felt like he was actually there.

In fact, we weren’t meditating together in person but through the new free Ananda Meditation app. I was watching his meditation video, “Expand Your Consciousness,” one of the 14 already published. (We’ll be adding new meditations every couple of weeks.)

So instead of an inspirational letter this month, we wanted to invite you to try this app. The guided meditations from long-time meditators are the centerpiece, but there’s a lot more that I think you may find valuable.…

In 2003, a man named Dave Bailsford became the performance director of British Cycling. The team had never won more than one gold medal in a single Olympic competition since 1908. But Bailsford had an idea about how to change that: the team could look at everything that affected their performance and improve each of…

Like a long-distance runner, meditators have techniques for warming up — including prayer, yoga postures, and chanting — and for cooling down, for example by easing their transition into daily life with simple activities. As athletes do, meditators should review their form and technique occasionally. These articles by Swami Kriyananda, Nayaswami Jyotish, and Nayaswami Bharat…

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