Everyone and his dog meditates now, don't ya know? What started off as an esoteric practice associated with gurus and hippies has now become so cool and commonplace that you can carry it around on your new shiny iPhone and talk about it freely on a night out.
Manifestation is supposed to be effortless but we often get in the way of our own innate power to create. If we can train our minds to expect miracles then our experiences will radically change for the better. We just have to bust that resistance!
The more you practise, the deeper you go, you begin to break patterns in life that no longer serve you, you find a deeper peace in life as you take your practise out of the hot room and all the alignment you find in the yoga, you bring to your daily life.
"What is reli-gion?" Shaykh Babikir asks, his thick Sudanese accent curling the word out over his bottom lip. "Man creates
New age spiritual language has become a bog of well meaning terms that in effect mean whatever you need or want them to need, or, in fact, nothing. As much as we all want to be the light, find our truth and let it all go, whilst mantra-ing our ass down to the local yoga dojo, it's sometimes not that simple.
Maintaining a yoga practice whilst on the road and being mama to a little toddler is not easy to say the least but it is possible. Just like that impossible yoga posture it requires patience, courage and a little bit of determination.
Yoga is not a pick-n-mix, you cannot take the fitness aspect, asana, and ignore the aspect of jnani, self knowledge, or bhakti, doing selfless service for others. We cannot afford to pay no heed to how our daily consumerism, and lack of resistance toward consumerism, propels the impoverishment of brown bodies in the East
This symbol is the Japanese character "DÒ" (pronounced doe). "DÒ" refers to practice as a way of life. The closest (and rarely used) word in the English language for one who lives according to this principle is "practic." The definition of practic is "a person concerned with action or practice, as opposed to one concerned with theory."
When we begin to consciously realise that self-esteem is vital to our emotional and psychological wellbeing we often start with the physical form, for instance we might start going to the gym to improve the outward appearance of our bodies or take up yoga but there is often a deeper self underneath the physical body that is trying to emerge.
Anger significantly increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke in the hours immediately following a flare up, according to findings of Harvard Medical School researchers. So what's to be done about it?