Welcome to Big Shakti

Big Shakti combines ancient wisdom and modern healing science to bring you information and techniques that increase health, wellbeing and spiritual growth.

Our products include guided meditations such as Yoga Nidra, which are holistic; they relax, strengthen, illuminate and integrate body, mind, emotions and spirit.

This is due to:

  • The innate wisdom and potency contained in the knowledge and techniques we teach.
  • The many decades of our combined experience.
  • Our dedication to making authentic, enjoyable, high-quality products and learning tools.

Big Shakti is the ongoing creation of Dr Swami Shankardev Saraswati and Jayne Stevenson. Our work combines the essence and principles of Yoga, Meditation, Dao, Yoga Therapy and Yoga-Tantra.

Shakti means creative power. Shakti is your essence that keeps you alive and the world spinning. Our mission is to help you to maximize your Shakti so that you can find and achieve your purpose and live a long, healthy, joyful life.

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Take charge of your health and energy

Total health and wellbeing, involves managing stress levels, increasing energy, and developing emotional stability. It is also connected to living a meaningful and purposeful life.

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Accelerate and deepen your knowledge of yoga and meditation.

Our Learning includes flexible Online Courses, Lectures and Learning Blogs. We also host Online Seminars so ensure you get our eMagazine to hear about them.

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Living Well Dying Well

Living Well, Dying Well

Dr Swami Shankardev reflects on a powerful new book about the challenges of ageing and how we regard dying in our society.

I have recently read a wonderful book called Being Mortal and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande, a Professor in both the departments of Health Policy Management and the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. I found the book well written, lucid and riveting.

Professor Gawande describes the problem of ageing in our technically advanced world, in which we have achieved greater quantity of life but perhaps at the expense of greater quality of life. He examines the evolution of the nursing home and describes how, for many people, the experience of dying has become something abhorrent and something to be avoided in conversation because we have seen so many people endure distressing deaths.

Ageing, a taboo topic

Perhaps we are ageing and dying poorly due to the fact that we as a society are unable to discuss or deal with the subject of our own mortality and thus we are not taking intelligent steps to create a better old age and a better death for ourselves.


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