Here are links to various resources sorted by topic (will be updated regularly).
A. Yoga Practices:
Over the last two decades, I have tried many meditation techniques. The Deep Meditation technique I was led to was the best thing that could have happened on my spiritual journey (which is why it happened, of course!). The anonymous author and creator of this system, Yogani (an American spiritual scientist) has been my guru and mentor for many years. The Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) system is what I teach in my courses, with few modifications. In addition to the free and extensive lessons, AYP has a strong community of like-minded people from around the globe, participating and supporting one another on the well-moderated and amicable forums.
2. Swami J
This website is a rich collection of writings by Swami Jnaneshvara on the practices pertaining to yoga. His elucidation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are my absolute favorite. Swamiji has the unique gift of taking difficult concepts and making them simple to understand.
One of my favorite teachers of Advaita Vedanta, the path of non-duality.
Countless seekers and sages have been influenced by this great sage of India. Maharishi’s teachings touch and transform lives on a daily basis.
There are a few teachers and authors that have the ability to transmit their magnificent presence through their words. Paul Brunton (PB) is one such sage. His writings are exquisite, the “Shruti” (divine messages directly conveyed) that the Vedas have come to be known as. No matter where one is on the spiritual path, PB’s writings are sure to aid in greater growth and understanding.
Written by my dear friend Anurag Jain, these dialogues reflect the maturity and understanding of a contemporary yogi. Based on the teachings of Sri Aurobindo, Anurag and his wife Shikha have dedicated their lives to the betterment of the community through the Neev Public School for underprivileged and at-risk children. Like Gandhi, Anurag’s life is his message.
This blog is a bold and magnificent endeavor to bring Sri Aurobindo and The Mother’s teachings to a broader community. Sandeep, the author of this blog, excels in his ability to express the extensive teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in simple language and to compile them from various sources. It is a blog I often turn to for wisdom and inspiration.
B. Heart Health
The American Heart Association works tirelessly to educate physicians and laymen alike about heart disease. The many risk stratification tools are immensely useful to assess oneself effectively. The AHA also performs the noble act of funding much-needed research of scientists and physician-scientists at all stages of their careers. I have been fortunate to have received funding from AHA for my research as well.