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Yoga Spirituality

Music and Spirituality

Sadhguru | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

Dear Sadhguru, How are music and spirituality connected? I would like to know how I can make playing a musical instrument into a meditative and a spir...

The Magic of Life

Sadhguru | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

There are two aspects to knowing life: pragna or samadhi. Pragna is the path of awareness. Samadhi is the path of abandon.

Yoga in America: Where Bowing to God Is Not Religious

Jill Lawson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jill Lawson

The concept of God is a shaky subject. Add to it the yoga-inspired faith in the God within us all, and you have a huge mess on your hands. Calling yoga non-religious isn't just about altering yoga to make a buck. It is to avoid starting a war.

How To Stop Obsessing Over Everything

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

If you follow these five steps and make them a part of your daily thoughts, all other aspects of your life will start to fall into place. Your mind will be freed up to see the endless possibilities that are available to you. Now this is called living.

Yoga: 3 Ways to Remain on the Path

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

Do you get overwhelmed by the idea of committing to a lifelong spiritual practice? When we think about this work in relation to our fast-paced lives, it can not only seem daunting to set out on this path but completely absurd.

Yoga: Preparing for a Different Kind of Marathon

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

If a marathon runner didn't consume a lot of carbohydrates the day before their race, then they may very well still make it to the finish line. But just like the long-distance runner benefits from a plate of pasta, the yogic seeker benefits from their own preparations.

Yoga: 6 Ways to Spread Sweetness

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

For it is only when we choose to follow the yogic path that we may enjoy its bounty, just as we must choose to spread the jelly to enjoy its sweetness.

Yoga: The Awakening of the Spirit

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

Most people in the West are familiar with the word "yoga." But this familiarity is typically based on images of lithe young people in studios or gyms contorting themselves into a variety of different postures of varying degrees of difficulty.

Are There Choices About Death?

Sadhguru | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

You need to understand this: Everything that you can experience is life. What you call "death" is also life. So, are there choices about death? There are, definitely.

Creating and Manifesting What You Want

Sadhguru | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

The reason why success comes so easy and naturally for one person and is a struggle for another is because one person thinks the way he wants to think and another person thinks against himself. There is a beautiful story in the yogic lore.

Modern Yoga Will Not Form a Real Culture Until Every Studio Can Also Double as a Soup Kitchen

Intent | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Intent

You can't ask a teenager to suddenly manifest a social service network that the churches have been mothering for generations. The churches have paid their mortgages through centuries of focused intention and tithing.

The Problem With Yoga

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

While the problem with yoga is that it is devoid of myth, its redemption lies in the fact that it will accept fully any myth we bring to it. When we find the mythologies that most resonate with us, we can use them as the container to hold our unfolding practice.

Is Life Unfair?

Sadhguru | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

The world is neither fair nor unfair. Everybody is in pursuit of their happiness. It is your business to learn and pursue what is yours.

Thoughts on Titans of Yoga

GAIAM TV | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
GAIAM TV

This film is about 25 of the most prominent modern figures who practice and teach yoga, meditation, and other mindful practices in the Western culture. They share stories of how they were introduced to yoga and how the practice has transformed their lives for the better.

Meditation: The End of Suffering

Sadhguru | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

Meditation is the first and the last freedom, because it gives you a gallery view of your own body and your own mind. There can be no suffering once this distance is established.

Is There A Universal Tool For Making Connections?

Ghylian Bell | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Ghylian Bell

Yoga emphasizes the concept of "intention," or mindfulness. We all too often forget to be purposeful in our everyday actions and conversations. By utilizing the language of yoga, we create a mind-body connection.

The Barking Dog Of The False Ego

Chris Fici | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Chris Fici

We have two dogs in our heart. One is our actual ego, our reality as spirit soul, and one is the false ego, or our false identification with our temporary material body. Whichever we one we feed the most becomes dominant in our consciousness.

Oiled in My Yoga Spandex

Jesse Aizenstat | Posted 03.09.2012 | Home
Jesse Aizenstat

The pill of ignorance that is offered in many American yoga studios is as dogmatic as it is silly. It's cafeteria-style theology -- for $15 bucks a session.

Why Sport Is Actually A Spiritual Pursuit

Sadhguru | Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

Being a sport means you are willing to play. Willing to play means you are involved or alive to the situation in which you exist, and that is the essence of life.

The 7 Chakras And What They Mean For You

Sadhguru | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

There has been so much talk about peace being the highest possibility. But for someone seeking their ultimate nature, peace is only the beginning; it is not the ultimate goal.

The Spiritual Process Of Overcoming Procrastination

Sadhguru | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

Most of your life and energies are spent on a tomorrow that never comes in your experience of life. Tomorrow is an idea for which we must plan, but we can never live it.

Does Spirituality Make You Special?

Sadhguru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sadhguru

In so many ways, the mind always wants to be special. That is the nature of the egoistic mind. Spirituality is not about becoming special. It is about becoming one with everything.

Don't Gauge Your Worth By Your Salary

Sadhguru | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

You must always gauge your worth in terms of the level of responsibility people are willing to give you, and whether what you are creating is truly worthwhile for yourself and for others.

From Anger To Compassion: The Power Of Yoga

Sadhguru | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

Yoga means to cultivate your energy in such a way that gradually it breaks the physical limitations and elevates you to the highest level of awareness, the flowering of human potential.

Rediscovering The Ancient Science Of Yoga

Sadhguru | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

In yoga, if you follow specific practices, only a certain result will happen. Whether a great yogi does it or an ignorant person does it, it does not matter. If one does the practices and spiritual disciplines properly, the results will arise.