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Enshrouded by darkness, I sit cross-legged on the dirt ground in the sweat lodge, focusing on the only source of light emanating from the hot, glowing rocks before me. Water is poured over the rocks and soon I feel the steamy moisture creep onto my skin, into my nostrils, and into my lungs, making... Read More
The eighth and final step in Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga is samadhi. The word samadhi literally means “putting together” and is often translated as “integration” or “absorption.” The eighth limb is the practice of the entire program (the other seven limbs) as well as the final attainment of... Read More
Big businesses are smart. They’ve read the studies. They understand that time spent meditating means balanced workers who get things done. And they get that putting the mental health of their workers first increases both creativity and focus. The Benefits of Mindfulness in the Workplace There are... Read More
Planning a vacation? Good idea. Taking annual vacations is not only a fun way to learn about a new place and connect with loved ones outside of the daily grind, but it’s also a great way to reduce stress and it’s good for your health. If you’re feeling burned out, pair your time off with an event... Read More
More than in the past, people are recognizing the value of having inner peace. This represents a shift away from an earlier value system that put the highest priority on consumerism, career success, competition, and unending distractions. But wanting inner peace is only the first step. Actually... Read More
If you’re getting into the swing of things this season, chances are you may be interested in doing a little gardening. You may be aware of the nutritional benefits of gardening your own food; however, you may want to consider the positive effects that gardening can have on your consciousness. Just... Read More
“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” ― Phil Collins  The path of the teacher, although an often underrated and overlooked occupation, is a truly noble path. Indeed, the ability to teach others effectively is one of the most valuable and vital skill sets you could ever... Read More
Ganesha is one of the most distinctive Hindu deities with his large elephant head and pot-bellied human body. He plays a dual role of a supreme being powerful enough to remove obstacles and ensure success or create obstructions for those whose ambition has become destructive.   Ganesha is an... Read More