Yoga at

Yoga Online A—K  Part 1

This is a compilation of profound content for anyone who wants to study Yoga, Meditation, or Chakras. There will be many more links once you start clicking on these. If you prefer a new window with each link (as I do), simply right click your mouse on top of the link and choose Open in New Window. If you use IE, just press the shift key at the same time you click the link. I prefer multiple sites open at the same time to return to where I started without relying on the BACK button. To make sure you don't lose this site, bookmark it before you leave! This page covers A—K, but the links from L—Z are also provided throughout this section.

(I created this site so many years ago, and have not added new yoga sites as links in 10 years. I just went through and deleted sites that no longer exist, or that were objectionable now. It is the end of January, 2018.)

If you run into a dead link, or want to submit a site for review/exchange, please contact me. Thanks!

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  KL  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z Chakra pages

I love here they've gone and done it again. They are so many articles here! This specific series opens with The Seven Major Chakras, and continues through to 0106b.htm, 0106c.htm, 0106d.htm. After that they go to Related Links (Aligning Chakras:, and on and on.) You can surf through their links and find as much on Chakras as on this site! That's A LOT. By doing this, you will begin to understand just how vast the subject of Chakras is. If you just click on, you'll come to their Yoga guide. Endless amounts of content on Yoga. It's great! If you are really serious about any of these subjects, this is a comprehensive site. You can study with Dr. Frawley from your own home. He even offers classes in Spanish. And when one thinks about how much it usually costs to study such subjects, it's really not that expensive. The average price for a complete course is $350, plus the cost of the books (which average $20 each). It is well worth the price.

Ananda Marga: the Path of Bliss

Free personal instruction in mantra meditation in centers throughout the world. Based on the teaching of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. Ananda Marga is a social and spiritual organization founded in India in 1955 by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti (P.R. Sarkar). The mission is to help individuals achieve complete self-realization and to build a social structure in which the physical, mental and spiritual needs of all people can be fulfilled. Ananda Marga contributes to the process of individual development by providing instruction in meditation and other yoga practices on a non-commercial basis.

Ancient Sanskrit Pictograph near Sedona?

Photograph by Jack Andrews This page changes Web addresses. If this link doesn't work, just type Ancient Sanskrit Pictograph near Sedona and you'll come to another page with the same information. There are images from Palatki ruins in Sedona, Arizona, a place noted for a large display of ancient pictographs and some petroglypyhs (well worth the visit). The article by Jack Andrews includes photographs he took (this one is copyrighted by him). For the uninitiated reader, pictographs are ancient symbols and images painted on the rocks and petroglyphs are ancient symbols and images scratched or incised into the rock surface. Great stuff. Mr. Andrews is a great storyteller, too. The AUM symbol is actually photographed in these ancient rock symbols in Sedona! Yoga in America way back then?

Ancient Vedic Gemlore

Gemlore logo The Gemological Institute of America, founded less than 100 years ago, stands as the paramount authority in the field of gemology. But about 5,000 years ago, a sophisticated system of gemology was recorded in the Sanskrit language in specific Vedic texts. This site includes summary translations of original Sanskrit texts from the Garuda-puranam (chapters 68-80), which pertain to the science of gemology. Due to its age, certain information may not be contemporarily relevant. But it is interesting to note the similarities between these ancient practices and modern methods of gem testing. So, as you can see, there is a lot more to Yoga than physical exercise! A great quote from this site: “A man wearing 14 mukhi Rudraksa becomes highly auspicious, like Lord Shiva. Anyone who wears even one Rudraksha seed is always admired like saintly men and deities and can even attain liberation.”

The Aura

This site is sort of fun. The mouse effect is different, that's for sure. There is a lot of information provided about the aura and how it relates to the Chakra system. For example, about the Root Chakra: “The etheric aura extends about two inches out from the physical body and is usually a shade of blue in colour. The shade of the blue relates to the physical condition and health of the physical body. In the etheric aura you feel all the sensations, both pain and pleasure.”

A World of Yoga

Discover the 8 Main Yogas, learn how to meditate, walk the stages of the spiritual path, bring your body, mind, emotions, and spirit into harmony.


Pancha Yoga This is a wonderful site to click on just to listen to the beautiful Indian music! This site from The Ayurveda Center of Hawaii in Kauai, provides numerous pages on the science of Ayurveda. If you live in or travel to Kauai, this is the place to visit. Learn more about how Pancha Karma, a personalized, cleansing and rejuvenation program. Originally created for royalty to extend longevity, Pancha Karma encompasses the most potent healing modalities within Ayurveda. Ayurveda—more than 7,000 years old—is a comprehensive system of holistic healing and the science and art of appropriate living from India.

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   KL  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Bhagwan—aka OSHO

When I lived in Sweden and began to see films from India that my friends took of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, I wanted to go there. I wanted to have the experience. He was also in the same city as Iyengar. It never happened, but I read his books, watched and listened to him on films, and practiced his meditations on audiocassettes. Everything he taught brought about astounding results. Most people just called him Bhagwan, but few knew him as Osho. That is the name used now. This is just one meditation instruction at this site. There are many more. The Home page is OSHO.

One of my favorite meditations I learned from one of his many books (and that I taught my students in Sweden), is to do the following: 1) When you realize that you are awake in the morning—before you do anything else—stretch like a cat. 2) Then start laughing from your gut—even if there is nothing to laugh about. 3) Do this every morning. One day you might wake up and without trying, laugh from your gut. This is quite an exhilarating experience.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi This site is dedicated to one of my personal favorites, Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi. Included is an introduction, information on Bhagavan's herbal cures, advice for those visiting Sri Ramanasramam, and details about all publications. The complete list of books is available from the ashram, 4 complete books to download, the 'Mountain Path' Journal (1964/65) and 'The Maharshi' newsletters from 1991-2004. There are photographs, videos and prints. The photo archive, a tour of Sri Ramanasramam, staff photos, Arunachala and Sri Arunachaleswara Temple photos, examples of Bhagavan's handwriting, videos and prints available for purchase. In other words, everything about him! If you have an interest in chanting, keep trying with their page links. It was up when I started going to this site and I was able to listen to Maharshi chanting. The words are all there in Sanskrit to follow along. Unfortunately, I have been trying to get it ever since, but the MP3 file is no longer on their server. I hope this is remedied soon! Here is a direct link to the newsletters with all of his articles: The Maharishi.

Bhaktivedanta Institute—Advanced Studies in Consciousness & Science

The Bhaktivedanta Institute is in the forefront of the newly emerging scientific field of Consciousness Studies. In 1990, the Institute conducted the First International Conference on the Study of Consciousness Within Science, in which 14 major research scientists, including three Nobel Laureates, presented papers. In the San Francisco area, the Institute has conducted the world's only and longest-running colloquium on science and consciousness, and has pursued its own research initiative within the new field of consciousness studies. The world's first (and so far only) full-fledged graduate degree (MS/PhD) program in “Consciousness Studies” began in 1997, in collaboration with the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, one of India's foremost technological universities.

Bhrukta Rahita Taraka Rajayoga - New Yoga

It's a Yoga in which the practitioners do meditation with concentration and inner observation, which gives physical eternity to one who practices it with devotion, diligent faith, and utmost care following the rules and regulations. Sounds tough, but the site is very interesting.

Buddhist Digital Library & Museum

Buddhist Tools (same site)

This is an astounding site with “123,591 bibliographies and 4,685 full texts” to wade through. There are language lessons in Tibetan, Sanskrit and Pali, a museum of Buddhism, Buddhist tools, Buddhist Institutions, and much more. However, it is a site from China, so there are all kinds of oddities for anyone who is not from that country. The English is not perfect, but who cares. There is a lot of legal stuff about copyrights all over the place, so I assume it is not a good idea to use a beautiful image of Buddha that they use on one page. I was forced to go with their logo,  which is also beautiful. But so much information on one site. If you want to learn about Buddhism, this is the place to start. And when you learn about Buddhism, you will learn about Chakras. In the same way that physical Yoga can open the Chakras, breathing and meditation can do the same.

Buddhist Psychology: A Review of Theory and Practice

This is a text-only site packed with pertinent research and study content. Silva Padmal of Current Psychology is the author of this article from 1990.

Buddhist Studies at Berkeley

This is definitely a site to visit if you are interested in Buddhism. The University of California, Berkeley works together with friends and partners, including: The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, The Department of History of Art, The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, The Group in Asian Studies, The Institute for Buddhist Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, The Institute of East Asian Studies, and The Stanford Group in Buddhist Studies. You could spend a long time clicking on all of the wonderful links on this site. You can also get information about events, like the annual International Buddhist Film Festival January through February.

Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library

The Internet Guide to Buddhism and Buddhist Studies. This site is comprehensive, including Tibetan Studies, Zen Buddhism, Pure Land Buddhism, Electronic Resources for the Study of Buddhist Texts, and on and on the Table of Contents continues. If you have any interest in Buddhist meditation, this is a good place to begin. There are many links on this site that I don't include here, because it's already been done on this site! It keeps track of leading information facilities in the fields of Buddhism and Buddhist studies. It is for serious research only, so design was not an issue.

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  KL  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Carlos Castaneda

The Four Yogas of Enlightenment. Yes, this is Carlos Castaneda. What an inviting face! This is a guide to don Juan's nagualism and esoteric buddhism, and includes information about one of my favorite authors. The New York Times wrote: “One can't exaggerate the significance of what Carlos Castaneda has done. . . ..” Read his first book, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yuaqui Way of Knowledge, then continue consecutively with all the others. There aren't many images available of Castaneda, so it's a real thrill for me to be able to place this image here. Someone e-mailed this to me. I have no idea who the photographer is, so can't give the credit. He's older here than when I met him in a cellar in Los Angeles so many years ago. Anyone who ever met Castaneda will never forget the power he exuded. He embodied what Yoga and open Chakras are all about, although he seemed to digress from this as he got older. Not sure the stories are true, but it seems he went slightly mad - if you believe what some people have written about him. That doesn't take away from the power of his works.

Edgar Cayce on Chakras

Not much needs to be written about Edgar Cayce. Most people have heard of him at least. Here are some interesting words from him about Chakras in a session about near-death experiences, although the title is about Astrology. Scroll down to find what Cayce wrote about Chakras.

The Chakras - A Monograph

By C.W. Leadbeater. The Theosophical Publishing House has done it again...This is by far my favorite site on Chakras. Everything is here. You can also view the Chakras through different images and illustrations (some of the best I've seen anywhere, and this dates back to 1927!).

“In order to clear away inevitable preliminary misconceptions, let it be definitely understood that there is nothing fanciful or unnatural about the sight which enables some men to perceive more than others. It is simply an extension of faculties with which we are all familiar, and to acquire it is to make oneself sensitive to vibrations more rapid than those to which our physical senses are normally trained to respond. These faculties will come to everyone in due course of evolution, but some of us have taken special trouble to develop them now in advance of the rest, at the cost of many years of harder work than most people would care to undertake.”

Keep this in mind. It's important. Seeing the Chakras or the aura (colors that emanate from the Chakras) is not what this is all about. Feeling them and thinking about them is enough. If you do not see them, do not think for a moment that is what this is all about.

The Chakras

This is a comprehensive site with thousands of pages. It is renewing pages and making changes, so there are going to be pages under construction, but there is more than enough to read about Chakras—all very good information. This site covers even more Chakras. My suggestion is to go to this site when you have some time on your hands to really read some fascinating details about other Chakras that are not usually mentioned.

Chakra System Chart By Astrology

Astrology is a very informative and visual site about the Chakra system as it relates to astrology. Instead of writing about this myself, this site will cover that area until I actually sit down and finish my astrology section one day!

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  KL  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Daily Zen

This is a very beautiful, simple Website. It is also a meeting place for those who would reflect on these timeless koans, poems and quotes—and bring this deeper understanding into the actions and interactions of life. There are inspiring images with incredible words. This is the perfect site to take time out to meditate while you sit at your desk reading these words!

Danish Meditation Site

A site offering knowledge and divine inspiration from various non-commercial spiritual teachers. This has obviously been created by a Danish person with this url. There are a lot of very good Websites from Scandinavia if you know where to look. There is even music for meditation on this site.

Dharma Central

An online resource center dedicated to exploring the spiritual dimensions of Yoga. Articles, links and spiritual guidance. “Dharma Central is your guide to authentic Yoga spirituality. We are dedicated to bringing you the most authoritative, highest quality information about Yoga spirituality, meditation and self-realization available anywhere on the Internet today. If you are a seeker of Truth, let Dharma Central help you with your search.”


A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  KL  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Eclectic Energies

This site is about working with your energetic state. Assessing it, by using the I Ching or the chakra test, or tuning it, by doing chakra meditations, exercises or other techniques. It's very simple and easy to navigate. Nice work.

Essentials of Buddhism

This is the page of links provided on this site, which are excellent. The site itself is small, but simple and beautiful. These are great links about Buddhism, so I had to include this here.

Experience Your Self-Realization

Forget about the way this site looks, because this is a special place where you can watch a video by a teacher from India taking you through physical and mental meditations and exercises to open your Chakras. It's not too long, so it could be done several times a day to perhaps learn it. They also provide images with the sequences, if you want to print them out.

In Shri Mataji's own words: “Global unity of mankind can be achieved through this awakening that can occur within each human being, so that transformation takes place within us. By this process a person becomes moral, united, integrated and balanced. One actually gets the experience of the feeling of the all-pervading divine power as cool breeze. 'Know thyself' is the main theme of all the scriptures - it becomes evident and one reaches the absolute understanding of oneself.” These are excerpts of Shri Mataji on video teaching about each Chakra with exercises to open them.

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  KL  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Himalayan Institute

One of the greatest adepts, teachers, writers, and humanitarians of the 20th century, Swami Rama (1925-1996), founded the Himalayan Institute. Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D., is his successor. A regular contributor to Yoga International Magazine, and the author of 12 books, Tigunait holds two doctorates—one in Sanskrit and the other in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He also studied the languages of the Buddhist, Jaina, and Zorastrian traditions. In 1976, Swami Rama ordained Pandit Tigunait into Shankara's 5,000-year-old monastic lineage of the Himalayan masters.

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  KL  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

India Divine

The opening page: “In the Vedantic traditions sound is considered one of the most important principles of existence, as it is both the source of matter and the key to become free from it. One who can thoroughly understand the four stages of sound as explained in the Vedic texts can utilize this science to become free from the bondage of matter.”

This says it all. This is a very well-designed site, obviously created by a professional. Easy navigation. The information is intelligent, well-written, precise and provides endless how-to's for anyone who is serious about Yoga and everything that has anything to do with it. This page is about Laya Yoga—Meditation and Sound... Read this to get an understanding of how you should use the sounds given for each Chakra. This will help you enormously with this discipline. Wonderful content.


This is my favorite site of all sites on Yoga. There are thousands of YouTube talks given by Sadhguru, and each one is very inspiring. What is Yoga? This is the definition here: “Yogic science not only provides knowledge about the underlying basis of metaphysical principles and ethical values, but it also provides the necessary tools to completely transform human nature. Its aim is to bring about perspectives beyond intellectual understanding, and to foster experiences that bring life into a new dimension of perception. The emphasis of yoga therefore is not on the external and perceivable areas of endeavour, which lead to bondage and limitation, but on the inner and intangible fields, which lead to freedom and perfection. It involves the alchemical transformation of a limited being into an unbounded one. Here are some great videos with Sadhguru:
Interview with Sadhguru and Deepak Chopra and
Sadhguru These two will get you started and then after you check out the Web site, you will be struck by his clarity and grace. He is for real.

B.K.S. Iyengar (Official Website)

Iyengar Iyengar has produced the definitive book on Hatha Yoga—Light On Yoga. An absolute must to include in your library. Another book (with a cover shot of Iyengar in his 80s now) is Light on Life. Iyengar played a vital role in my life with Yoga. I saw him once in London where he performed the Complete Yoga Breath on stage, and let us hear it with the use of a microphone. It was stupendous. After that, I had many dreams about him, and he was always a very old man, still teaching. Such is the case. He is splendid with his very thick white eyebrows and long white hair. His eyes continue to have that openness that only very enlightened people seem to have. It is a joy for me to have a link to any sites that feature Iyengar. I will search for more and include them here as I find them. I scanned this fantastic image of Iyengar doing the Kukkutasana from his book, Light On Yoga. And about himself, he says: “When I practice, I am a philosopher.” “When I teach, I am a scientist.” “When I demonstrate, I am an artist.” If you get his book, you will understand what he means. (While checking my links, this one didn't work the first time, but did the second time! So, if you don't get here right away, just know that they are working on the site and it might not always work!)

His book opens with the following prayer: “I bow before the noblest of sages, Patanjali, who brought serenity of mind by his work on Yoga, clarity of speech by his work on grammar and purity of body by his work on medicine.”

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  KL  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association (AMA)

Please click X on the advertisements (which are awful, to get to this article, Yoga-Based Intervention for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, that proves how specific Yoga exercises worked better than splints or any medical intervention for carpal tunnel syndrome. I have repeatedly told people this who said they were going to have surgery to remedy the pain. There are too many people who never believe you when you talk about natural methods.

I actually learned a lot about natural methods from my father, who was the head of the American Medical Association while I was growing up. He told me in the 1960s that there were four things that I should never forget if I wanted to live a long and healthy life:
  • Never take pharmaceutical drugs (I was and still am highly allergic to all of them). He never gave us drugs when we were sick.
  • Never smoke cigarettes or drink to excess. He had smoked before he became a doctor and made it his New Year's Resolution to quit. He smoked one cigarette each New Year's Eve!
  • Exercise a least 4 days per week. He walked to work at the AMA on Dearborn in Chicago from the train station every day, swam often, played tennis, golf, and never gained weight.
  • Eat and sleep well—as if my life depends on it—because it does... He always did this.

I tried to never forget this, but it wasn't always easy to stick to it. We all know what that is like. It's fun to see JAMA—of all publications—publishing something like this about Yoga. It's not what most people would think about with carpal tunnel syndrome, but here's medical proof (for those who need that). I include this for people who continue to not trust the benefits of Yoga, and for those who know to have something to show disbelieving friends!

Japa Yoga with Sivananda

This is an article excerpted from the book Japa Yoga. It explains in detail what Japa Yoga (repetition of any Mantra or Name of the Lord) is all about. He also explains about sound, practical aids to Japa, and much more.

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  KL  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Kripalu Yoga

This is a lovely place in the Berkshires surrounded by quaint small towns. What a place to be in the autumn when the trees explode with their brilliant colors in Massachusetts. Kripalu has very professional teachers and is quite well known worldwide. When I attended a Yoga Conference with hundreds of people in the mountains of Pennsylvania in 1993, Yogi Amrit Desai (the founder of Kripalu) was there with 8 other Gurus. I will never forget how they all treated him like a baby, he was so young compared to Dr. Mishra, Swami Satchidananda, Yogi Bhajan, and the others. It was an experience to have them all in the same room, together. A once-in-a-lifetime event for sure. In fact, many of them are gone now. So, I have always had a warm spot in my heart for him. He is no longer at Kripalu.

Krishna Das

“When we see the beauty of our own being we are seeing the beauty of the Being that is the One of which we are all a part. And when we turn towards that One, love is the natural reaction of the heart.” Chanting (Kirtan) is a part of the path of Devotional Yoga. Here you can join the kirtan email alert list get details when downloads of live audio kirtan and workshops become available. This site is also fun to look at. Great design with Flash. If you have never heard Krishna Das chant, you are really missing one of the most beautiful voices in the world.

Krishnamurti Foundation of America

Krishnamurti “It is the truth that frees, not your effort to be free.”
—Krishnamurti. Annie Wood Besant, a very famous woman activist and Theosophist from the turn of the 20th century, sponsored Krishnamurti along with other Theosophists as early as 1929. They believed he was the new Christ. It's an interesting story worth reading at Wikipedia.

In the mid-80s, I drove to Ojai in California to listen to Krishnamurti speaking the truth. He was brilliant. Perhaps a bit too intellectual for some people. For anyone who is very mental and likes to think things through, Krishnamurti is the perfect fit. Another site to check out is the history of Theosophy and Krishnamurti: Buddhanet on Krishnamurti.

Kundalini Gateway

Crystal Chakra There is too much on this site to list, and it's good. But I suggest you take a look at the image on the home page to understand it even better. I've never seen such a a great image as this one of the Chakra system. There are facts about the meaning of Kundalini and the Chakra system (spelled on this site as cakra). The images on this site are much larger and give you a wonderful visualization to bring to mind when you are doing the healing visualizations in the Chakra Series on my site.

Kundalini Research Network

“The Kundalini Research Network is an international group of health care professionals, researchers, scholars and individuals interested in the transformative power of Consciousness, known in the Yogic tradition as Kundalini. For thousands of years the awakening or unfolding of Kundalini has been sought and experienced in one way or another by mystics of every religious or spiritual tradition. Yet, in this modern era, itís profound importance often goes unrecognized. The Kundalini Research Network is dedicated to exploring and supporting this remarkable facet of our humanity.” There is no need to write anything. This site has already explained itself—perfectly.


Kundalini Shakti and Chakras

This site has a lot of great information about the divine force of Kundalini and what the Chakras are all about. The site needs work, but the content is what is important. You can learn a lot about the Chakra system here. (I changed their image by adding the colors of the Chakras.)

“This chapter shall increase your knowledge about the Kundalini Shakti. No life is possible without it because it is nothing else but the cosmic life force coming from God that keeps all beings alive. No awakening of the Kundalini Shakti is possible as it is always flowing to a certain extent. What people often call the awakening of the Kundalini Shakti is a sudden reduction of resistance to its flow caused either by certain "accidents," special spiritual practices aimed at awakening the Kundalini Shakti, or more often just as a result of conscious spiritual development.”

Kundalini Yoga

Chakra systemAnother great how-to site with detailed instructions for Kundalini Yoga. This site has page after page of exercises you can do. One of my favorites is this breathing technique to energize your body and mind. It's called 4 Part Breath Meditation. What a service these people have done with this site. Thank you. To see all the classes they offer, go to this page of classes.

Yoga Online—L-Z

DISCLAIMER: Links contained on this site are merely for your convenience. We do not endorse or support the individuals, companies or organizations. Nor are we responsible for the content, graphics or services available on the hyperlinks. Our goal is to provide easy access to Websites to people who are interested in Yoga and Meditation, and we hope that you will find them useful and enjoyable. If you run into a problem with any of these Websites, please contact them directly, not us. Thank you very much.

Return to Yoga Home Page About Us | Sitemap | |Contact us | © 2018