Pura Tirtha Empul

Subhash Kak’s poem on the great Vishnu pilgrimage temple in Bali, Indonesia which illuminates through a confluence of the five elements.

Ayurveda & Yoga: Introduction & Tips

Joe Nazar, a yoga and Ayurveda practitioner, gives an overview of the sister sciences and provides some tips on how to implement them in daily life.

Shravan, Month of Shiva

Some quick facts about this auspicious 5th month of the calendar in the Indian tradition.

Remembering Annapurna

Beloo Mehra reminisces about her late mother who loved to cook and whose cooking fed not only the stomach but also the soul.

Rath Jatra 2017 in pictures

The Rath Jatra (Chariot Festival) is one of the most colourful, enigmatic and important festivals in India and one of the oldest of its kind. Here are a few glimpses from the 2017 festival that took place from 25 June to 3 July.

What is the Amarnath Yatra?

Ever wondered why the Amarnath Yatra is considered so significant and what it’s all about? If you’re Indian, then here’s what your grandparents knew.

Can a Banker be a Yogi?

Meet an undercover yogi working in investment banking. Scott Robinson ‘Yogibanker’ talks about balancing the two roles.

Attention! You’re Better than a Goldfish (Busting the Attention Span Myth)

Newsletter #4. Are our attention spans really deteriorating or is there just too much content on the internet and an incentive for the internet giants to promote marketing activity?

From a spiritual perspective, one might ask, who watches attention? How do we know that our attention is wandering? Obviously because something within us watches/witnesses attention and inattention. What is that? Are we not identifying with the wrong thing when we feel that we’re drifting when really it’s our attention that’s drifting? If we can observe our attention, then we’re not the attention but attention is just a tool we possess – a very intimate and powerful tool.

Yoga Day Countdown: Day #1, Yoga Day!

Continuing our countdown to Yoga Day 2017 with Hatha Yoga teacher Ambika Gupta’s yoga postcards from the gorgeous banks of Lac Léman, Switzerland! The asanas follow the progression of a yoga practice. Day #1, Yoga Day: Shavasana

Happy Yoga Day & Yoga for a Happy Day!

Did you know that yoga can change your genes and make you happier? And that’s not just for ‘Hindus’. LWP Founder shares the latest scientific information and reflects on yoga and its connection with religion.

And Now, Yoga (Yoga Day Special)

Newsletter #3 discusses the significance of Yoga Day being held at the summer solstice and also the importance of yoga in the world today. It is indeed time for yoga.

The Alchemy of Suffering and Freedom

In this artful piece, Shruti Bakshi and Subhash Kak contemplate the alchemy programmed into the game of life where suffering must be turned into freedom. The story of the churning of the ocean (Samudra Manthan) is used as a metaphor to understand the existential meaning of the suffering inherent life.

Shiva, the Grand Master of Yoga

As we count down to Yoga Day, David Frawley reminds us of Shiva as the consciousness inextricably linked with yoga and explains the many symbolisms of Shiva.

TalkingWise: Mindfulness in Business

Yes MBAs and business leaders do meditate! Isabella Convertini, career coach, business strategy expert and mindfulness teacher at Google gives us an insight into what mindfulness is all about and her personal journey into it.

How to Manage Your Mind

If you’re an over-thinker, this short clip might help. LWP gives you 4 easy ways of dealing with stress and anxiety. Anyone can do it! Why not check it out?

De-mystifying Kali

Nithin Sridhar helps us understand the meaning and significance of Goddess Kali who is often misunderstood and her symbolisms often misinterpreted.

A Song for the Neuroscientists (Avadhuta Gita)

Newsletter #2 with thoughts on the desultory attempts by scientists to understand and interpret mystical/spiritual experiences (e.g. Arun Shourie’s attempt in his recent book Two Saints). Includes a weekly round-up and other LWP updates.

Sanskrit, Science and Ecology

Can Sanskrit show us the way forward? Kiran Varanasi reminds us of the vital role Sanskrit played in the brilliance and endurance of the ancient Indian civilisation and how it can help transform civilisation once again.

“We Won’t Always Have Paris”

This first weekly newsletter (4 Jun 2017) by LWP discusses the global concern over environmental issues with the US pulling out of the Paris Agreement. A weekly round-up of LWP articles is also included in case you missed them during the week.

Yoga and the Environment

David Frawley reflects on the crucial role of Yoga in restoring our lost connection with nature. Concerned with the balance of the body and mind, Yoga and Ayurveda can also help us restore ecological balance and respect for other life on the planet- an urgent need of the hour.

7 Amazing Shiva Chants/Songs

Here’s LWP’s recommendations for chants, mantras and songs of Lord Shiva curated by us from YouTube. Each one is different in style and mesmerizingly wonderful in its own way.

Recipe: Summer Chickpea and Mint Salad

A wholesome chickpea and mint salad with a honey-yogurt-lime dressing to give you that boost of nutrition while leaving you feeling light on hot summer days.

Yoga and Pranayama to Keep You Cool Through Summer

As the summer heat rises and air-conditioning gets a disapproving look from doctors (for being dehydrating among other things), it’s simple yoga and pranayama to the rescue. Restore your calm and cool with these easy exercises recommended by LWP.

Art, Cosmology and the Divine | Part V

In Part V: Krishna’s Dance, Subhash Kak explains how the stories of Krishna, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, reflect a harmony between materiality and spirit.

The Living Ganga

Recently back from a trip to the Himalayas, the birthplace of the river Ganga and on the occasion of World Water Day, I take the opportunity to write about the river Ganga, the life-giving Mother of India.

From Paris with ‘AUM’: my experience of the globalisation of yoga

After 3 years in Paris, one is generally expected to be dripping with the smugness that comes from being able to correctly pronounce ‘Champs Elysees’, to rattle off a dozen cheese names without a pause, to wear simple dark t-shirts costing a small fortune and if one has lived sincerely, to even smell of macarons…

Soldiers & Spirituality – Part 3

Part 3 of the interview in which GD Bakshi tells us what it takes for a soldier facing death on the frontline, to overcome his fears and do his duty.

4 Paths of Yoga

A short and simple video explanation of the 4 paths of yoga (Karma, Jnana, Bhakti and Kriya) and how the 4 need to come together for a person to become meditative. Video by the Isha Foundation.

Yoga Day Countdown: Day #2

Continuing our countdown to Yoga Day 2017 with Hatha Yoga teacher Ambika Gupta’s yoga postcards from the gorgeous banks of Lac Léman, Switzerland! The asanas follow the progression of a yoga practice. Day #2: Naukasana

Yoga Day Countdown: Day #3

Continuing our countdown to Yoga Day 2017 with Hatha Yoga teacher Ambika Gupta’s yoga postcards from the gorgeous banks of Lac Léman, Switzerland! The asanas follow the progression of a yoga practice. Day #3: Gomukhasana

Yoga Day Countdown: Day #4

Continuing our countdown to Yoga Day 2017 with Hatha Yoga teacher Ambika Gupta’s yoga postcards from the gorgeous banks of Lac Léman, Switzerland! The asanas follow the progression of a yoga practice. Day #4: Ardha Matsyendrasana

Yoga Day Countdown: Day #5

Continuing our countdown to Yoga Day 2017 with Hatha Yoga teacher Ambika Gupta’s yoga postcards from the gorgeous banks of Lac Léman, Switzerland! The asanas follow the progression of a yoga practice. Day #5: Shashankasana

Yoga Day Countdown: Day #6

Continuing our countdown to Yoga Day 2017 with Hatha Yoga teacher Ambika Gupta’s yoga postcards from the gorgeous banks of Lac Léman, Switzerland! The asanas follow the progression of a yoga practice. Day #6: Bhujangasana

Yoga Day Countdown: Day #7

Continuing our countdown to Yoga Day 2017 with Hatha Yoga teacher Ambika Gupta’s yoga postcards from the gorgeous banks of Lac Léman, Switzerland! The asanas follow the progression of a yoga practice. Day #7: Ashvasthasana

Yoga Day Countdown: Day #8

Continuing our countdown to Yoga Day 2017 with Hatha Yoga teacher Ambika Gupta’s yoga postcards from the gorgeous banks of Lac Léman, Switzerland! The asanas follow the progression of a yoga practice. Day #8: Trikonasana

Yoga Day Countdown: Day #9

Continuing our countdown to Yoga Day 2017 with Hatha Yoga teacher Ambika Gupta’s yoga postcards from the gorgeous banks of Lac Léman, Switzerland! The asanas follow the progression of a yoga practice. Day #9: Katichakrasana

Yoga Day Countdown! Day #10

Counting down to Yoga Day 2017 with Hatha Yoga teacher Ambika Gupta’s yoga postcards from the gorgeous banks of Lac Léman, Switzerland! The asanas follow the progression of a yoga practice. Day #10: Tadasana

Recipe: Vegetarian Eggs on Toast!

This recipe is to make sure veggies don’t miss out on the yumminess of scrambled eggs on toast! It’s a remarkably simple cheese-on-toast – the Indian way!