Stormy Life

Try this Equanimity Practice to Find Stillness in the Storms of Life

What is Equanimity? Equanimity is a state of mind that allows us to find balance in our lives and to accept and appreciate things as they are. It is an essential practice in today's chaotic...
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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...
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Controlling Emotions With Yoga

The science of anatomy states that emotions are a production of our brain and our mind. An emotion arises simply for the sake of survival. An emotion is a short-lived mental fluctuation, but when...
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How To Get the Most Out of Your Vedic Astrology Reading

Vedic astrology, also called Jyotish astrology, is an ancient science based on the Vedic scriptures of India. Astrology charts are based on the date, time, and place of birth. A horoscope is like a snapshot...
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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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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...

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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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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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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