Taking things up a notch seems to imply working harder, self-deprivation and increased effort. What if, instead, it could mean finding ease in the work, indulgence and trusting your body’s resources? Can you imagine a physical workout with a clear mind and a happy heart? Can you imagine delicious, satisfying meals that fuel instead of… Continue reading How a Yoga Practice Can Take Your Health Up a Notch
Quite often people have experience with one type of yoga but not another, and as such they will base their overall impression of yoga on what they have seen. The truth is that yoga can be very different depending on who you learn it from and how they perceive yoga. Below are some common misconceptions… Continue reading 4 Common Yoga Misconceptions
Introducing Mala Beads A mala is a strand of beads, traditionally used for counting during mantra meditations. Malas can consist of 108 beads, 54 beads, 27 beads, 21 or 19 beads. Malas have been used since at least the 10th century as a meditation aid. They allow us to focus the mind on a single… Continue reading Mala Beads: Meanings, Significance and Uses
Did you catch this two minute (surprisingly inspirational) video by Trey Parker and Matt Stone? Entitled Music and Life, it features the voice of Alan Watts. Watts, who passed away in 1973, was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, who held both a master’s degree in theology and a doctorate of divinity.
How “spiritual” you are has nothing to do with what you believe but everything to do with your state of consciousness. — Eckhart Tolle
I’m beginning to think that if there is a purpose to life, it is this: to see everything more and more clearly. To penetrate to the truth of everything and know it fully, deeply. And that’s it, nothing else. It gives life a new flavor and savor to realize that. —by Tom Stine over at… Continue reading Is Seeking Truth the Purpose to Life?
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. –Dalai Lama