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 Five Elements of Ayurveda and Yoga

Both Ayurveda and Yoga are based on the principle of the five elements. These five elements are referred to as the panchamahabhutas in Ayurveda or the tattvas in Yoga. Pancha means “five” and mahabhuta and...
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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...
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How To Stop Falling Asleep In Meditation

Falling Asleep during meditation is a common problem especially for people who are new to meditation. This happens because the state of sleep and the state of meditation share similar qualities; both meditation and sleep...
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Meditating On Compassion With Tonglen

Tonglen is a powerful technique for developing compassion and going beyond ego. Tonglen is a well-known method originating from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The name Tonglen means “giving and receiving” - it is a...
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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,...
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Riding The New Years Energy Wave

This holiday season I took part in a powerful 10-day meditation retreat. The first nine days were an incredible opportunity to go inward, reflect and deepen my meditation practice, but the real jewel of...
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Can’t Sit Still? Try This Walking Meditation

Walking meditations can be a great alternative to sitting meditation and are commonly used in Zen, Taoist, and Buddhist traditions. This walking meditation is an instrument to change something we do every day into an act...
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Tough/Generous and Charming/Manipulative Character Strategies

This article provides and understanding of the Tough/Generous and Charming/Manipulative Character Strategies of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: Psychopath/Sociopath Stage of Development: Phallic Stage (3.5 years to 6 years) Function Truncated: Autonomy Trauma Through: overpowering caregiver caregiver putting the child...
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The Practice of Attentive Walking

Attentive walking is a simple practice which combines exercise and awareness. Taking the time to walk in this way on a daily basis will help you become more acquainted with your body and senses. Individuals...
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