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December, 2008

The Origin of Christmas

By: Dr Swami Gitananda What is the origin of Christmas? Where did it all start? Who is to be blamed? Blame it all on the Hindus. It’s time we took the blame rather than all the credit. It just so happens that the Hindus have been around for a long time. They’re rather an old [...]

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Are Yogis Communists? Are there similarities between yoga and communism?

Yoga and communism are rarely two words that find themselves in the same sentence. On the contrary, yoga has become so popular in the West, that it is now often identified as much with Americana as it is with its deeply communal Indian roots. … This ancient science has done much to satisfy our desires for [...]

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Yoga For Back Pain

A recent study on yoga for back pain was conducted at the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Institute, near Bangalore, South India. The study demonstrated the effectiveness of a short-term, intensive yoga program for sufferers of chronic low back pain (CLBP). … Eighty patients diagnosed with CBLB participated in the study. They were randomly placed into two [...]

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Krishna Avanti School

Imagine your child being educated through passages from the Bhagavad Gita. Imagine that the curriculum at their school includes harmonium and mridagam lessons, the instruments of Indian classical music … For Britain’s 1.5 million Hindus, that dream has become a reality with the recent opening of the first state-sponsored Hindu school in London. Krishna Avanti School [...]

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