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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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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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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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...

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...
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How To Live In Harmony With The Daily Cycles

To maintain balance and health we need to live in harmony nature's daily cycles. There are times of the day that are more suitable than others for our regular daily activities such as waking,...
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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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7 Benefits Of Meditation For Seniors

According to the Population Reference Bureau the number of Americans 65 and older is projected to more than double from 46 million today to over 98 million by 2060 in the United States. In...

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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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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