Swami Jnananand discusses the negative effects of alcohol on the human body and mind, as well as the dangers that alcohol use presents to persons on the spiritual path. He provides insights about the incompatibility of alcohol ingestion and the practice of yoga, as well as several yogic methods to overcome the alcohol habit.
Swami Jnananand talks about the health dangers of refined sugar versus the health benefits of moderate use of unrefined sugars in fruits, vegetables and raw honey.
Swami Jnananand talks about the dangers of salt, for health and for progress toward self-realization.
Swami Jnananand sets the record straight on the topic of Tantra Yoga.
Swami Jnananand reveals several little-known facts about the early life of his guru, Swami Kailashananda, aka Yogi Gupta, and how he was the largely hidden force behind the rise of hatha yoga, live foods and healthy living in America during the second half of the twentieth century.
A wide-ranging interview during Swami Jnananand's month-long workshop at Sani Yoga in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Topics discussed include Swami Kailashananda's early life in India and the almost 60 years that he spent in America transmitting the divine knowledge to his disciples, Swami Jnananand's early introduction to yoga by Swami Kailashananda's eldest disciple, the goals and benefits of yoga, Swami Jnananand's personal yoga practice, how yoga has something for everybody and brings the broadest vision to its sincere practicioners, a taste of KYAAM during the workshop courses at Sani Yoga, description of courses in psychic development, yoga foods, sandhya vandan and meditation, an overview of the goals of KYAAM and how it is designed to allow students the time to acclimatize to yoga practice, and how yoga improves one's ability to visualize and build. This is an extract of the full interview, which can be found at Progressive New Mexico.