Capturing The Uncaught Mind

This technique to calm the mind comes from the Buddhist tradition and was introduced to me by my teacher Sahajananda, founder of Hridaya Yoga. Capturing the uncaught mind is a good technique to use...
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Meditating On The Essence Of Christmas

Year after year I would dread the approach of the holiday season. The stress and chaos that accompanies this time of year always overwhelmed me and I began to see Christmas as a materialistic,...

Character Strategies of Body-Centered Psychotherapy

“The entire world of past experience (is) embodied in the present in the form of character attitudes. A person's character is the fractional sum total of all past experiences.” ~Wilhelm Reich Character Strategies form in the...

Nasal Cleansing With Neti

Neti or “jala neti” means "cleansing with water." It is an ancient technique used in both Ayurveda and Yoga for nasal cleansing. Neti is a salt water solution flushed through the nasal passage using a...
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The Importance of Self-Care

Self-care is about identifying your needs for your physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual well-being and taking deliberate action to meet those needs. Self-care includes taking the time to do activities that nourish you; it also...

Nasal Cleansing With Nasya

An effective Ayurvedic remedy for nasal cleansing is nasya.  Nasya is one of the five purification methods in panchakarma therapy and is also commonly done as an Ayurvedic treatment on its own. You can...

Industrious/Over-focused and Expressive/Clinging Character Strategies

This article provides and understanding of the Industrious/Over-focused and Expressive/Clinging Character Strategies of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: Rigid Stage of Development: Phallic Stage (3.5 years to 6 years) Function Truncated: Acceptance and Approval Trauma Through: rejection from the caregiver...
Enlightened Walking

Is Walking the Way to Enlightenment?

Walking can be a form of mindfulness meditation, especially the practice known as attentive walking. The natural rhythm of one foot, then the other - this automatic, yet biologically complex process - gets the blood...
Ray of light in a winter forest

Winter Solstice: How to Celebrate the Return of Light

The winter solstice marks the longest night of the year. The winter solstice falls around December 21st in the Northern Hemisphere and June 21st in the Southern Hemisphere. The winter solstice is a turning point...
Spiritual Sleep

Can Your Spiritual Health Affect Your Sleep?

When was the last time that you woke up in the morning feeling refreshed and ready for the day? If you don’t get enough sleep it can affect your mental health and wellbeing. Between 15-18%...
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