Published: Wed, 20 May 2015 07:22:22 PST
Wed, 20 May 2015 07:18:32 PSTA healthy mind and a healthy body go hand-in-hand. Yoga is uniquely placed among all the exercise routines known to man because it helps not only our physical self but also our spiritual self.
Wed, 06 May 2015 20:35:54 PSTPeople who have Near Death Experiences often return with changed attitudes, often regarding consumption of meat. Some even come straight out and say The Smell of Meat Reminds Them Of HELL, and another even confirmed they were told No One Who Eats Meat Can Stay Here (in Heaven).
Wed, 06 May 2015 05:43:01 PSTThe only truth of this life is death. It is a certainty. It comes to all those that are born. We die a little each day and yet the thoughts of our mortality are far away from our minds. Death is something that happens to others.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 23:37:56 PSTBhakti Yoga or the yoga of devotion is one of the four yogic routes to God Realization. The other three are Hatha yoga, Raja yoga, and Karma yoga.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 23:32:16 PSTThe spiritual path is not easy. Sages have likened it to walking on a sword’s edge. There are many twists and turns on this path and the results do not arrive quickly.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:27:23 PSTThis system of Yoga, which translates into the Yoga of eight limbs, was propounded by Patanjali in around 400 CE. Modern gurus include K. Pattabhi Jois who trained celebrities like Madonna, Sting, and Gwyneth Paltrow in the system.
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:59:43 PSTPatanjali was a Siddha who lived around 400 CE. His Yoga Sutras are a collection of pithy sayings that form the basis of Ashtanga Yoga, or the Yoga of Eight Limbs. There are 196 sutras in all, divided into four chapters.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 23:07:11 PSTYogananda was an Indian spiritual guru who is credited with spreading meditative techniques and yoga, specifically Kriya Yoga, to the West.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:24:56 PSTReiki is a spiritual healing practice that is of recent vintage. While this form of alternative medicine has been practiced in Japan for centuries, it was in 1922 that Buddhist Monk Mikau Usui codified the rules and is hence considered the inventor of this practice.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:37:02 PSTMistakes committed during the practice of Yoga can negate any benefits that the practitioner may accrue. Each yoga asan has contraindications that one should be careful about. But there are few general cautions that we need to be aware of.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:35:07 PSTStillness of the mind that reflects our innermost thoughts can only be achieved in solitude, in a scenario where we are away from worldly distractions.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:09:52 PSTIn order to benefit from the power of OM, it is important to first get a clear understanding of what OM is. The Yog Vashisht describes OM thus, “Brahman is the Truth that is indicated as ‘Om.’”
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:46:14 PSTMantras, chanted by millions of Hindus for eons, have today spread across the world and are benefitting people every day.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:34:15 PSTIn our lives, we come under the influence of many teachers. Our earliest teachers are our parents. Then we go to school. Different teachers educate us on different subjects. The books we read also serve to teach us. Men, no longer in this world, reach out and influence millions through their words.
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 02:38:17 PSTIn order to understand how to meditate it is important to first understand that meditation is not the same as prayer.
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:04:11 PSTHindu scriptures place great importance on brahamacharya. The mind, soul, and semen form a trinity…the three pillars on which a seeker builds his edifice of spirituality. A crack or instability in one leads to the edifice coming crashing down.
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 07:40:41 PSTEnough anecdotal evidence exists to support the view that people with a spiritual bent of mind do lead more peaceful lives. A lot of us gain our initial grounding in spiritualism through organized religion.
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:07:17 PSTOf the seven psychic centers or chakras in the body, the muladhara chakra is the foundational one and is the spot where the Kundalini energy resides unawake.
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:59:34 PSTOne of the eternal mysteries that philosophers have grappled with is about what happens to the soul when we die. While religions such as Islam and Christianity take the view that humans are granted a single life and there is no rebirth, Eastern religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism are emphatic that a human life is but one of the many that the soul experiences in its journey to grow and live out accumulated karma.
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:28:08 PSTIt is true that for attaining balanced physical health and wellbeing, the body needs sufficient diet, exercise, and rest. However, what we tend to ignore or overlook is the health of mind and inner self that too demand nourishment and awareness. This is best overcome with simple chanting of ‘OM’.