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Would You Wear the 'God Helmet'?

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Rea Nolan Martin

If a region of the brain can be stimulated to reach Oneness through prayer, meditation, fasting, hallucinogenic plants, drumming, chanting, dancing, or rituals of any kind...then why can it not also be reached through applied science?

The Meaning Of 'Om'

Kripalu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Ommm. It's often the first and last sound in your ears in a yoga class. But what does it mean? Perhaps you've heard it defined as "the sound of the universe" -- but what does that really mean?

Unclogging the Path to True Happiness

Caryn Chow | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Caryn Chow

Awareness can come at any time, at any price, but for an expedited path to true happiness, my money's on meditation.

Breaking the Heart Open

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

If you feel pain and heaviness in the heart, know that the only way to the other side, is by going through it. Not by trying to control or manipulate what arises. But by feeling what comes up and staying with it.

Yoga Therapy, Krishnamacharya and Desikachar: An Interview With Sonia Nelson

Rowan Lommel | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Rowan Lommel

"We all need a means to help us access an inner intelligence that is clear and calm and from which we can relate to and function in this world where there is so much confusion and agitation."

The Real Meaning Of 'Om'

James Brown | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

When I started doing yoga, I loved most of what happened in the classes. One thing I did not love, though, was the chanting of "om." None of my early teachers could explain what it meant or why we were doing it.

Names Can Never Hurt Me

Doug Binzak | Posted 12.01.2012 | Religion
Doug Binzak

Our defenses, our armor, our shields go up, and in this constriction we can get very fixated on our "rightness" and their "wrongness"

For Relaxation, Try Chanting the Chakra Vowels!

Claudia Ricci | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Claudia Ricci

We were certainly in the know about stress reduction and relaxation. And yet, I realized in those last days of class that I hadn't yet shared with my students one of my favorite ways of eliminating stress: chanting.

It's All About HU

Ellen Whitehurst | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact
Ellen Whitehurst

Choose Hu.

What Is Spiritual Light?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Light conveys both an absence of darkness and a quality that will help us to see -- and understand -- more clearly. The light of wisdom will guide us through troubled times and challenges.

Chanting For Health (VIDEO)

Everwell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

An ancient type of group chanting called Kirtan is giving participants a deep sense of well-being. No singing skills or religious beliefs are required...

Chasing The Spirit Through Song

Krishna Das | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Krishna Das

We are always who we are. We are not what we do. These practices give us the strength to love totally and completely. But we have to to create pathways for the love to flow to our own hearts.

Do Mantras Really Work?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Mantra meditation is like spiritual food; it awakens your creative process and nourishes your spirit, while habitual or agitated thinking patterns are released.

Are Some People Natural-Born Meditators?

Priscilla Warner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Priscilla Warner

I've listened faithfully to meditation CDs, chirping birds and delicate raindrops. I've stared into pounding surf and scented candles. But the other day, I was forced to confront the fact that my husband is a natural.

Going to the Mat: Confessions of a Yoga Guinea Pig

Nicholas Rosen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nicholas Rosen

The stretching and breathing, when coupled with a meditative, focused intention, can make you feel pretty damn good, even if the whole thing is choreographed to a Kanye West track.

Chanting: A Wallet-Friendly Exercise In Body And Spirit

nytimes.com | SARA ECKEL | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As with meditation, the intent of chanting is to calm and focus the mind, relieving it from its usual chatter -- grocery lists, money worries, petty a...

What Sounds Help You Tune Into Your Best Vibes?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

I recently learned that sound does not go through a thinking process. Sound actually connects to the emotional component of our brain. Sound vibrations also reverberate through our bones.

Prayers of the People for Our New President

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cathleen Falsani

Prayer doesn't necessarily change God, but it has the power to transformour hearts and minds.

Music For Meditators

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

For many people music can be a great way to help them focus or even to heal. The right music can relax us or actually evoke brain wave frequencies associated with meditative states.

"Drill, Baby, Drill" Remix Contest at Wired Science

Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Burdick

In recognition of the baffling popularity of the chant "Drill, baby, drill" at the Republican National Convention, Wired Science has put out a call for creatively remixed videos involving the chant.