Category: Spirituality

Jivamukti Yoga: The Path to Enlightenment

There are so many different schools of Yoga and with so many different names, it’s difficult to keep up or to understand exactly what each style of Yoga is about. Ultimately all Yoga is drawn from the same source, just certain styles concentrate more on certain aspects of the practices. In this piece, I am...

People and Trees: An Intimate Connection
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August 18, 2017

Through the ages and in all corners of the globe, people have looked to trees to make sense of our lives, honoring their transcendental qualities in a variety of ways. How has our interconnectedness with trees manifested itself? The answers are many, but these pages present just a few examples. Culled from my own experience...

Yoga is Way of Life: A Deeper Understanding from The Bhagavad Gita

Yoga, when translated into English from its Sanskrit origins, means union. In yoga, the goal is to unite the body, mind and spirit–the ego and the authentic Self that is one with all of the creation. Isn’t just physical postures and movements… That’s only a small part of what yoga is in its full complexity....

Nada Yoga: The Yoga of Sacred Sound
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August 7, 2017

The beginning of a fascinating adventure and my initiation into the Nada Yoga tradition. The first time I went to India, little did I know that my life was going to completely change. I know, many people come back from India saying they transformed. It happened to me, too. At that time, I was a...

Pineal Gland: Is it Really The Seat of the Soul?

Some researchers call this gland the principal seat of the soul and some researchers call it just another part of your brain but what is it really? The truth is that the pineal gland is located in your brain but is actually not a part of your brain. The pineal gland is the “crown” chakra...

Bodh Gaya: The City of Enlightenment
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August 2, 2017

Situated on the bank of river Niranjana, in the Indian state of Bihar, lies the small town of Bodh Gaya. Bodh Gaya, or Buddha-Gaya as it was popularly called in the 19th century, is a sacred place for Buddhists all over the world. As this is where Prince Siddhartha became Buddha, the enlightened one. Of...

Reiki: Hands on Healing With the Energy of Life

Reiki is a traditional Japanese technique for healing, relaxation, and stress reduction. The healing energy of Reiki is transmitted through the palms of the hands. Some Reiki healers, then, practice the laying on of hands to transmit healing energy to others, while some healers practice a no-touch Reiki where the palms of the hands are...

Synchronicity: Does Everything Happen For A Reason?

Have you stumbled upon an old friend? Seeing someone doing the same thing or speaking the same words as you? Or maybe experienced an accident? Are you thinking ‘Oh! What a coincidence!’ or ‘I could skip accidents like this…’ Well, you shouldn’t, because every single coincidence brings a message to you. In fact, there are...

Yoga Nidra: The Art of Conscious Sleep

Yoga Nidra or Sleep Yoga is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Known as psychic sleep or the yoga of conscious sleep. In the Yoga Nidra practice, the consciousness is said to be resting in a state between wakefulness and sleep, sometimes referred to in modern psychology as the “hypnagogic...

What is Karma And What are the Effects of ?

Each of us creates our own karma. Our past thoughts, speech, and behavior have shaped our present reality, and our actions (and thoughts and speech) in the present will, in turn, affect our future. The Buddhist doctrine of karma is not fatalistic. Karma is viewed not only as a means to explain the present but...