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Khecari Mudra – the Revival of the Spacewalking Seal

Khecari mudra - the spacewalking seal

Khecari mudra is a yogic practice praised in Sanskrit yoga texts as one of the most potent practices of them all. Yet today, Khecari mudra is, for the most part, passed on in a simplified manner. Despite the renaissance of yoga, those who practice Khecari in its full form remain rare. But that is starting

What to do if you get frustrated while meditating?

Boat on a stormy sea - symbol of getting frustrated while meditating.

You have sat down to meditate, but your mind starts wandering quickly. You get angry at yourself for losing focus. In less than ten minutes, you are so frustrated and lost in self-criticism that you quit.  Have you ever been there? As beginners, many of us have. Frustration builds on a misconception of what meditation

How long do you need to meditate to get real effects?

Woman doing hand-mudra while meditating.

If you just started out meditating or are considering starting, you might be asking yourself how much you need to meditate to get real effects. Meditation is frustrating in the beginning. But the results do come fast enough, and they slowly get better and better. Read this article to understand how long time it takes

Review of the Three-Month course at Haa Course Center

Sparks at night representing the three-month sadhana retreat

The legendary three-month course at Haa International Course centre has taken place yearly for almost 50 years. During this yoga retreat, the most advanced practices from the Satyananda tradition are revealed during optimal conditions. If you read this, you might be wondering if this retreat lives up to its reputation and you might be wondering

Can you improve your concentration with meditation?

Man with beard meditating to improve concentration.

A lot of people want to strengthen their concentration. Many meditators say their practice gives them just that. But is it scientifically proven that you can improve your concentration with meditation? It turns out that more and more scientific studies confirm that meditation can help you to increase your capacity to concentrate. In this post,

What is the best way to learn pranayama?

Group learning pranayama.

If you have tried the original breathing exercises of hatha yoga, chances are that you have had an uncomfortable experience. The bliss-inducing breathing you expected might instead have felt like a near suffocation experience. The truth is that pranayama is both challenging and subtle and that you can easily miss the target. To avoid frustration,