Photo by Danielle Rippingale

I have spent the past few weeks doing intensive yoga sadhana at my ashram in Tamil Nadu.

Rising before 4am every morning, eating pure sattvic vegetarian food (no salt, spices, etc.), doing yoga asanas (postures), and learning advanced pranayam (raising prana—vital energy—through different yogic breathing techniques) has been a challenging but wonderful experience.

Although very difficult, these practices bring you to face yourself and connect you with the divine flow of the universe.

Om Shanti,