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....

A Year End Self-Reflection of One Yogini's Yoga Journey A Year End Self-Reflection of One Yogini's Yoga Journey A Year End Self-Reflection of One Yogini's Yoga Journey A Year End Self-Reflection of One Yogini's Yoga Journey


The end of another year offers the opportunity for calm reflection on your yoga journey and spiritual path. Yogini Jade Lizzie shares with...

A Time for Reflection: Contemplate This Season for These Three Reasons A Time for Reflection: Contemplate This Season for These Three Reasons A Time for Reflection: Contemplate This Season for These Three Reasons A Time for Reflection: Contemplate This Season for These Three Reasons


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

The Nature of Fear & 5 Not-So-Scary Solutions The Nature of Fear & 5 Not-So-Scary Solutions The Nature of Fear & 5 Not-So-Scary Solutions The Nature of Fear & 5 Not-So-Scary Solutions


Fear is an unpopular emotion we are all familiar with, but have you ever wondered why we get scared? Learn about the evolutionary purpose...

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...

3 Yogic Techniques for Mental Muscle Building 3 Yogic Techniques for Mental Muscle Building 3 Yogic Techniques for Mental Muscle Building 3 Yogic Techniques for Mental Muscle Building


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...

6 Yogic Techniques for Being More Meditative 6 Yogic Techniques for Being More Meditative 6 Yogic Techniques for Being More Meditative 6 Yogic Techniques for Being More Meditative


Being meditative throughout the day is nearly impossible for most of us who live a modern life. However, working toward this state of...

Six Ways Sleep Can Be the Gift You Give Yourself All Year Long Six Ways Sleep Can Be the Gift You Give Yourself All Year Long Six Ways Sleep Can Be the Gift You Give Yourself All Year Long Six Ways Sleep Can Be the Gift You Give Yourself All Year Long


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,...

New Year, New Day, New Sadhana: How to Create Your Unique Morning Yogic Ritual New Year, New Day, New Sadhana: How to Create Your Unique Morning Yogic Ritual New Year, New Day, New Sadhana: How to Create Your Unique Morning Yogic Ritual New Year, New Day, New Sadhana: How to Create Your Unique Morning Yogic Ritual


Like every new year, every morning we also have a chance at a fresh start. Sadhana is a daily spiritual (and physical) practice that...

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...