Though for us moving toward the Winter Solstice light is now diminishing, yoga philosophy suggests there is a light within that never wanes.
The practice of yoga asana, the practice of meditation, the practice of writing: In each of these, commitment and repetition coalesce into ritual, and ritual both holds and creates meaning. In our lives. About ourselves. In the world.
Even momentarily concentrating on healthy solutions rewires psychological patterns to receive and share healthy sexual love in the present. Here are three meditations with the themes of sexual confusion, kissing, and foreplay for you to ponder and practice this week.
Only you know, deep inside of you, the path and the way that is best for you. When you do the above, you will have such clear and consistent access to your truth you'll never need to ask anyone else what to do or where to go next.
Set yourself up for success by having your own back no matter what. That means that you need to be compassionate, kind and patient with yourself. That way you are creating the space for yourself to thrive, flourish and align with your true capacities.
Meditation isn't a one-size-fits-all kinda thing. I always recommend that you start somewhat loose. Commit without overcommitting or feeling like to you have to force it.
Recently, after a trip from a New York City Persian restaurant Elena realized she had she could use to make a delicious and healthy meal for four.
At the beginning of every year, we try to start anew. Why wait? End the year with an early bang and ride smoothly into 2014. There's nothing like getting a head start.
What if, before selecting a gift this year, you asked yourself, "Is it possible to give something that goes far beyond appearances, something that has the possibility to touch a heart and feed a soul?"
In short, you want to get on the path to loving yourself. Do things for yourself that feel good. When you feel good, you radiate goodness. Everyone else wants to be around you and you do not lose yourself in relationships.
It's important to remember that perfection does not exist, and when we stop beating ourselves up for mistakes or derailments we can get back to feeling awesome, energized and exuberant lickety-split.
I woke up yesterday morning and for some reason I felt an urge to sit on the side of my bed and immediately began to meditate and pray. I usually go i...
So many of us live in a constant state of reactivity and uneasiness, trying to control things that are far outside our control. But what if there could be an alternative? What if we could find peace and calm right now, even amidst all the chaos of life?
If we all walked around holding a beautiful mantra in our mind, imagine what kind of "spiritual transformation" we would be creating collectively.
In recovery, we've entered this whole new world -- often a world people don't completely understand -- and those outside the circle can feel daunted by the task of trying to get how we now tick.
As I listened to my grandmother's tales of the past, brave heroes and stubborn children, compassion and tolerance, I paid them little mind. Little did I know they would become so much more.