Meditation + Yoga

 

Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation

Mindfulness of Breathing is a widely practiced meditation designed to cultivate a fuller awareness of the present moment. By focusing intently on each breath or cycle of... Read More

 

What Is Loving Kindness Meditation?

Introduction Loving Kindness Meditation is a form of meditation based on mantras and exercises that promote healthy feelings of love towards oneself and the universe in general.... Read More

 

The History and Origin of Meditation

Meditation helps heal the mind, balance the body, and restore the spirit – all wonderful pathways of finding peace in modern life. Meditation practice, however, goes back... Read More

 

Unique Meditation Exercises

“Meditation means I have to sit still, shut my eyes, and breathe in complete silence… right?” Silence and deep breathing are essential to many meditation traditions, but that... Read More

 

Mindful Breathing Meditation

Number of breaths we take   You’re doing it right now- breathing, that is. In fact, by the time you finish this article, you’ll have already taken about 10-15 breaths (if... Read More

 

A to Z of Meditation

Meditation is a practice that restores our health, energy and overall sense of wellness. It has been shown to improve our emotional connections with those around us and it... Read More

 

6 Physical Benefits of Meditation

There is nothing like meditation for calming the mind and nurturing the human spirit. Consistent practice increases our powers of awareness, improves our intellectual... Read More

 

Pranas and Upapranas

The Vedic texts state that all living entities are sustained by the life-giving force called Prana. The concept plays a central role in ayurveda and yoga and their holistic... Read More

 

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga originated in the 15th century, and is credited to the Indian sage, Swami Swatmarama. Literally, ‘Ha’ means ‘sun’ and ‘tha’ means ‘moon’. It also refers... Read More

 

Meditation 101

You’ve likely seen meditation portrayed in movies and television as people sitting cross-legged with their heads down in silence. But what exactly are they really doing? Is... Read More

 

Meditation and Mindfulness

The simple precepts of meditation and mindfulness are the essence of the Buddha-nature that lives in everyone – but how do you peel away the layers that envelop the Buddha... Read More

 

The Joy of Repetition - Sound as Meditation

Prince once sang “There’s joy in repetition, there’s joy in repetition.” Though in pop song format, his lyrics could be taken to reflect an ancient idea: the repetition of sound can help to take us to a meditative, blissful state of mind. Read More

 

Meditating with the Ocean

At the beach, the boundaries between sand, sea and sky become blurred. It can be hard to tell exactly where one ends and another begins.  Read More

 

 
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