Contemplation





Practicing Aparigraha (Non-Attachment) Practicing Aparigraha (Non-Attachment) Practicing Aparigraha (Non-Attachment) Practicing Aparigraha (Non-Attachment)


Just like we practice asana and pranayama in yoga, we must also practice aparigraha, or non-attachment. We can relate aparigraha to being...

RAIN, a Technique for Mindfulness RAIN, a Technique for Mindfulness RAIN, a Technique for Mindfulness RAIN, a Technique for Mindfulness


RAIN is an acronym for a mindfulness technique that teaches us to get fully present with the strong emotions that arise. Learn this...

Vanquish Your Doubts With Faith Vanquish Your Doubts With Faith Vanquish Your Doubts With Faith Vanquish Your Doubts With Faith


Doubt is one of the 5 hindrances of reaching Nirvana. And we all have doubts; it's part of being a thinking human being. But what happens...

Forget Happy, 'Be Content' Instead Forget Happy, 'Be Content' Instead Forget Happy, 'Be Content' Instead Forget Happy, 'Be Content' Instead


We all want to be happy yet how many of us ever get to a place where we feel happy all the time? No one does! That's because happiness...

Dissolving Resistance Dissolving Resistance Dissolving Resistance Dissolving Resistance


Resisting what's happening in our lives is a sure way to increase our suffering. Learn how contemplation and meditation can help us...

The Freedom in Letting Go The Freedom in Letting Go The Freedom in Letting Go The Freedom in Letting Go


Letting go can be a challenge, especially if what we are trying to let go of is painful. Learn about the benefits of surrender and finding...

The Meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum The Meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum The Meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum The Meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum


Buddhism's most popular mantra is Om Mani Padme Hum. The reason lies in the profound blessings it brings. Learn the power behind this...

Guided Meditation for Finding Your Life's Purpose Guided Meditation for Finding Your Life's Purpose Guided Meditation for Finding Your Life's Purpose Guided Meditation for Finding Your Life's Purpose


Often we think of desire as a negative. Learn how to turn your desires into a positive tool for transformation and discover your life's...

Taking Silence Breaks Throughout Your Day Taking Silence Breaks Throughout Your Day Taking Silence Breaks Throughout Your Day Taking Silence Breaks Throughout Your Day


Making time for silence is a simple way to reconnect to yourself throughout the day. Silence refocuses the mind and calms internal chatter....

Why Contemplate? Why Contemplate? Why Contemplate? Why Contemplate?


There are many types of contemplative activities, but the end goal is the same: to reconnect with our true Self. Discover which...

How to Open Your Mind How to Open Your Mind How to Open Your Mind How to Open Your Mind


What is open-mindedness and why is it important to our happiness and well-being? Find out how to open your mind and the benefits it brings

Choosing the Best Translation of the Bhagavad Gita Choosing the Best Translation of the Bhagavad Gita Choosing the Best Translation of the Bhagavad Gita Choosing the Best Translation of the Bhagavad Gita


The Bhagavad Gita is a must-read for all yogis, but with so many translations out there, which version should you read? Yogapedia has...

The How and Why of Strengthening the Mind The How and Why of Strengthening the Mind The How and Why of Strengthening the Mind The How and Why of Strengthening the Mind


Yoga can strengthen our bodies, but what about our minds? Learn the tools to strengthen your mind and why it's an important part of your...

The Art of Mindfulness The Art of Mindfulness The Art of Mindfulness The Art of Mindfulness


How do we practice mindfulness in a sea of constant change? Learn about some daily practices you can do to help connect with the present...

Sleep Is a Treasure Sleep Is a Treasure Sleep Is a Treasure Sleep Is a Treasure


We spend about a third of our day sleeping (well, we should be anyway). In a fast-paced modern world this may seem like a waste of time,...

Sadhana Revisited Sadhana Revisited Sadhana Revisited Sadhana Revisited


Every morning we have a chance at a fresh start. Sadhana is a daily spiritual, and also physical, practice that connects one with one's...

Trusting the Practice of Meditation Trusting the Practice of Meditation Trusting the Practice of Meditation Trusting the Practice of Meditation


If you are like most people beginning a meditation practice, all manner of discomfort and distraction will show up when you stop and try to...

How to Choose Love Over Fear With Each Thought How to Choose Love Over Fear With Each Thought How to Choose Love Over Fear With Each Thought How to Choose Love Over Fear With Each Thought


Every choice is directed by one of two states of consciousness – love or fear. Learn how to change your consciousness away from fear and...

How to See the Ego for What it Is How to See the Ego for What it Is How to See the Ego for What it Is How to See the Ego for What it Is


Judgment and guilt are just a couple of signs that our ego has taken over. Learn how the ego causes us undue suffering and how to put it...