Do You Think Too Much? What Neuroscientists and Yogis Say

Most people think too much—it is human nature. The mind is a thought generator; it is constantly creating an endless stream of thoughts. It’s easy to become caught up in your thoughts, ruminating about the little things of life, attempting to avoid the bigger issues, and perhaps feeling powerless and doubting your ability to deal […]

How To Find Your Life Purpose – Your Dharma

How to find your life purposeFinding your life purpose comes from knowing your dharma, your true nature. It is a process of self-development that engages thinking, feeling, knowing, and doing. What is Dharma? We can translate the word dharma as any purpose that is harmonious, virtuous, and that supports all beings. The word dharma comes from the root dhar, which [...]

Ujjayi Pranayama – Yoga Breath, Psychic Breath

Ujjayi PranayamaWould you like to learn a technique that can change your life, that enables you to: Relax instantly, anytime and anywhere Stop thinking Calm your emotions Ground and center yourself Prevent overwhelm Become more present, aware and mindful Enter into deep states of meditation Set the foundation for psychological growth, strength and illumination Tune into […]

The Archetype of Initiation, Sacred Space, Ritual and Transformation

The word liminal: Derives from the Latin word Limin, which translates as threshold. A threshold is a boundary that marks a point of transition between one place and another, one state of being and another, or one object and another. Liminal space is the space between things. It’s the thing between the things. It’s the […]

Living in a Constant State of Stress Creates Disease

Medical research estimates stress plays a significant role in 90 percent of illness and disease. Stress can interfere with your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. – Centers for Disease Control The state of relaxation is a healthy, vital glowing state of body and mind. Unfortunately, few people experience this joyful, glowing, relaxed state. Many people […]

The Nine Nights Of The Goddess – Navarātri

Yoga and tantra provide maps and paths through the maze of complex existence. They aim to transform the body-mind from raw, mundane states of existence to refined, exalted states of experience and realization. Within many yogic and tantric traditions, certain seasons, months, and times of the day are given special importance. They are ‘auspicious’ times […]

Why Mindfulness Is Not Enough

Mindfulness is not enoughMany people come to us for therapy believing they cannot meditate.  They have tried a few simple mindfulness and breath awareness techniques; however, they tell us they couldn’t meditate because they couldn’t stop thinking. They either feel bored looking at their thoughts, which they had hoped would stop, or they become nervous because they could […]

How Does Meditation Change the World?

How Meditation Changes The WorldThe following story, called The Rainmaker, was told to the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung by Richard Wilhelm (1873-1930).[1] Wilhelm was a German sinologist, theologian, and missionary who lived in China for 25 years. He was fluent in spoken and written Chinese and grew to love and admire the Chinese people. He is best remembered for […]

Soul Vs Ego

If you want to find life purpose and live a full and healthy inner life, it is essential to bring your ego-mind into relationship with your soul-self. It is common for our sense of who we are, and our sense of life purpose, to be clouded by the natural tension between the soul-self and the [...]

Genetic Stress is Proven – Here’s How You Can Reverse It

Science has proven through epigenetics that we inherit stress from our ancestors and that we absorb our mother’s stress in the womb. It has also proven that what we do today has an immense influence on our genetic expression, whether it develops into wellbeing or disease. Both stress and relaxation are frequently misunderstood. It is often […]

Is Meditation Dangerous?

And How Long Should You Meditate For?One of our students recently wrote to us asking our thoughts about the possibility that meditation is dangerous. She quoted an article that describes the experience of people who had reported that engaging in mindfulness-based meditation resulted in the following negative experiences: strange, persistent and obsessive thoughts the sense of depersonalization extreme sensitivity and vulnerability […]

What is Shakti?

Shakti is the creative energy of the universe Anything that has Shakti is alive, luminous and desirable. Shakti is the essence of vibrant health, feeling good in your own skin and feeling that your life has meaning and value. When you have Shakti you have the energy to engage with life in meaningful ways. Shakti […]


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