The Yoga Hour: Living the Eternal Way offers inspiration, insights, and time-tested practices from the ancient system of Kriya Yoga—a philosophy and practice for spiritually conscious, fulfilled living today. This hour of dialogue with internationally renowned spiritual teachers offers keen insight into universal principles for enlightened living while touching the most practical aspects of our lives such as work, relationships, health, and diet. Even while emphasizing the practical, it speaks to our deepest yearnings to fully awaken to Self- and God-realization in this lifetime.

A powerful stream of inspiration to transform the way we live every moment of every day flows from the vast ocean of Vedic wisdom and is accessible to all. Every seeker who yearns to know the Truth and live in harmony with it will find The Yoga Hour to be a trusted place to listen, reflect, stretch the mind, and open the heart to what really matters.

The Yoga Hour Producer 

Vickie Martin, producer of The Yoga Hour, also teaches meditation and is a former attorney, yoga teacher, and schoolteacher. 

THIS WEEK'S EPISODE:

Breathe Easy with Pranayama     
Amy Wheeler, Ph.D.   

Breathing is essential to life, and unique in that breathing can either happen unconsciously or be controlled deliberately. Pranayama, or conscious breath regulation, is one of the eight limbs of yoga described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the primary text of classical yoga. Amy Wheeler, Ph.D., Professor of Kinesiology at California State University at San Bernardino, yoga therapist, and yoga teacher trainer, joins The Yoga Hour’s co-host, Dr. Laurel Trujillo, for a conversation about pranayama.

  • Find out about the proven health benefits of pranayama
  • Learn how pranayama can help you adjust your moods • Explore the effects of pranayama to calm and steady the mind
  • Tune in and begin to breathe easier!

Amy Wheeler, Ph.D., is on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Over the last 25 years, Amy’s life purpose has been to educate people in yoga, psychology and wellness. Amy has studied yoga and yoga therapy in India, Europe and the United States. During the past 15 years, Amy studied extensively in the T. Krishnamacharya Tradition. Amy has been certified as a yoga teacher, yoga teacher trainer and yoga therapist in this tradition. Prior to this, Amy completed teacher training certifications in several internationally popular styles of yoga and yoga therapy. Amy teaches Yoga Therapy at the Loyola Marymount University Yoga Rx Program, and is on the LMU Faculty offering one of the first Masters Degree Programs in Yoga in the United States.


UPCOMING EPISODES

  • 4/30/15 - Yoga Is for Everyone! (Yogacharya O’Brian and guest Matra Raj)
  • 5/07/15 - The Heart of Yoga: How to Improve Your Cardiac Health (Yogacharya O’Brian and guest Dilip Sarkar, MD)