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Expansion Through Appreciation Expansion Through Appreciation Expansion Through Appreciation Expansion Through Appreciation


In celebration of International Friendship Day on July 30, here's a look at how appreciation is one of the best ways we can improve our...

The Eighth Limb of Yoga: Samadhi The Eighth Limb of Yoga: Samadhi The Eighth Limb of Yoga: Samadhi The Eighth Limb of Yoga: Samadhi


Samadhi, the last step in Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga brings you to be so completely and utterly present, that your mind, body and...

You Are Not Your Thoughts You Are Not Your Thoughts You Are Not Your Thoughts You Are Not Your Thoughts


It can be hard to separate yourself from the running commentary of your mind, but it is important to remember that you do not have to...

The Sixth Limb of Yoga: Dharana The Sixth Limb of Yoga: Dharana The Sixth Limb of Yoga: Dharana The Sixth Limb of Yoga: Dharana


Dharana, the sixth limb of yoga, is the practice of maintaining focus on something, as a means of making the mind stable and binding body,...

Light and Dark: The Spectrum of Human Experience Light and Dark: The Spectrum of Human Experience Light and Dark: The Spectrum of Human Experience Light and Dark: The Spectrum of Human Experience


Sometimes it can feel as though the world, and our lives, are in constant battle between good and bad and light and dark. But, in reality,...

Creating Freedom Through Playfulness and Creativity Creating Freedom Through Playfulness and Creativity Creating Freedom Through Playfulness and Creativity Creating Freedom Through Playfulness and Creativity


In today's structured society, most of us often feel like we're lacking freedom. Here's how to create your own freedom through play and...

What's My Dharma? What's My Dharma? What's My Dharma? What's My Dharma?


You've probably heard the word dharma before, but it's not always easy to know what one's dharma is. Here's a look at the history of dharma...

Feeling Empowered Through Practice Feeling Empowered Through Practice Feeling Empowered Through Practice Feeling Empowered Through Practice


As you practice any behavior, your neural pathways become stronger and more easily accessible. Here's how practice can help your intentions...

Replanting the Seeds: How to Heal Your Karma Replanting the Seeds: How to Heal Your Karma Replanting the Seeds: How to Heal Your Karma Replanting the Seeds: How to Heal Your Karma


You don't have to stay trapped by bad karma. Each one of us is capable of planting new karmic seeds and healing our negative karma. Here's...

The First Step of Yoga: Yama The First Step of Yoga: Yama The First Step of Yoga: Yama The First Step of Yoga: Yama


The five Yamas provide social codes of conduct that are necessary for a true understanding of the spirit of yoga. Here's an introduction to...

The Ripple Effect of Presence: Why Mindfulness Matters The Ripple Effect of Presence: Why Mindfulness Matters The Ripple Effect of Presence: Why Mindfulness Matters The Ripple Effect of Presence: Why Mindfulness Matters


Mindfulness teaches you to stay aware of your present moment, but this practice effects more than just yourself. Here's how mindfulness...

Awakening Through the Teachings of the Buddha Awakening Through the Teachings of the Buddha Awakening Through the Teachings of the Buddha Awakening Through the Teachings of the Buddha


We often hear stories of the Buddha or read inspirational quotes that he said, but many don't know what he actually aimed to teach. Here's...

Get Grounded This Earth Day and Try 'Earthing' Get Grounded This Earth Day and Try 'Earthing' Get Grounded This Earth Day and Try 'Earthing' Get Grounded This Earth Day and Try 'Earthing'


Learn how 'earthing,' or grounding, helps us feel energized and can restore our sleep pattern to a natural circadian rhythm.

Building the Foundation: Strengthening Your Yoga Practice Through Consistency Building the Foundation: Strengthening Your Yoga Practice Through Consistency Building the Foundation: Strengthening Your Yoga Practice Through Consistency Building the Foundation: Strengthening Your Yoga Practice Through Consistency


Sometimes the hardest thing is building a regular and foundational yoga practice. The yamas and niyamas can help us build up a consistent...

Grounding Through the Senses: Mindfulness Techniques to Help You get Grounded Grounding Through the Senses: Mindfulness Techniques to Help You get Grounded Grounding Through the Senses: Mindfulness Techniques to Help You get Grounded Grounding Through the Senses: Mindfulness Techniques to Help You get Grounded


Connecting with your senses can be one of the best ways to quiet your busy mind and to reconnect with your present state. Try these...

The Meaning of Moksha The Meaning of Moksha The Meaning of Moksha The Meaning of Moksha


To reach moksha all we need to do to find peace and purpose in this life is to remember that we are more than just a physical body. But how...

How to Be Mindfully Aware of the Authentic Self How to Be Mindfully Aware of the Authentic Self How to Be Mindfully Aware of the Authentic Self How to Be Mindfully Aware of the Authentic Self


When you live your truth in the present moment, you are living as authentically as you possibly can. Try this mindfulness practice and...

Decluttering: Calming the Outer Chaos to Create Inner Peace Decluttering: Calming the Outer Chaos to Create Inner Peace Decluttering: Calming the Outer Chaos to Create Inner Peace Decluttering: Calming the Outer Chaos to Create Inner Peace


Our outside environment mirrors our inside one. Taking the time and consideration to calm the outer chaos and clutter around you can help...

Cultivating Daily Practices to Strengthen Your Relationship to Yourself and Others Cultivating Daily Practices to Strengthen Your Relationship to Yourself and Others Cultivating Daily Practices to Strengthen Your Relationship to Yourself and Others Cultivating Daily Practices to Strengthen Your Relationship to Yourself and Others


Routines set the tone for your day. Here's how creating daily practices can support a conscious and consistent relationship to yourself,...