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...

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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Yoga For Balancing Your Doshas

Just as incorrect diet and lifestyle can create imbalance, so can the wrong yoga practice. Yoga must be done on an individual basis; we are all different in mind and body, your yoga practice...
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...
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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...