How a Yoga Practice Can Take Your Health Up a Notch

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

Mala Beads: Meanings, Significance and Uses

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

Friday’s Flow: Dalai Lama, A Simple Thought for the Weekend

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2011 file photo, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gestures as he addresses the Mumbai University students in Mumbai, India. The Dalai Lama said Thursday, March 10, 2011, that he will give up his political role in Tibet's government-in-exile, shifting that power to an elected representative. The Tibetan spiritual leader, speaking on the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese control, said the time has come "to devolve my formal authority to the elected leader." (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)

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