Contemplation




The Illusion of Perfection The Illusion of Perfection The Illusion of Perfection The Illusion of Perfection


Nobody is perfect. This old cliche holds more truth than you know. Here's why we need to let go of the illusion of perfection and love...

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,...

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...

Meditation & Mindfulness: What's the Difference? Meditation & Mindfulness: What's the Difference? Meditation & Mindfulness: What's the Difference? Meditation & Mindfulness: What's the Difference?


Mindfulness and meditation get a lot of attention, but what's the difference between these two practices? Here's what these two techniques...

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...

Stress vs Self-Care: How to Elicit the Relaxation Response Stress vs Self-Care: How to Elicit the Relaxation Response Stress vs Self-Care: How to Elicit the Relaxation Response Stress vs Self-Care: How to Elicit the Relaxation Response


Our bodies are equipped with an exceptional counterbalance to the toll of life’s stresses: the relaxation response. Here's how to trigger...

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...

10 Enlightening Quotes from Top Meditation Guide Sally Kempton 10 Enlightening Quotes from Top Meditation Guide Sally Kempton 10 Enlightening Quotes from Top Meditation Guide Sally Kempton 10 Enlightening Quotes from Top Meditation Guide Sally Kempton


Meditation is a common path most yogis choose to walk down. Sally Kempton is one of the leading mediation guides. Here are 10 of her most...

Mindful Consumption for a Joyful New Year Mindful Consumption for a Joyful New Year Mindful Consumption for a Joyful New Year Mindful Consumption for a Joyful New Year


We can use mindfulness like a second skin to help protect ourselves from absorbing negative nutriments. Learn how to mindfully manifest a...

Suffering & Sweetness: Understanding Duhkha and Sukha to Deepen Your Practice Suffering & Sweetness: Understanding Duhkha and Sukha to Deepen Your Practice Suffering & Sweetness: Understanding Duhkha and Sukha to Deepen Your Practice Suffering & Sweetness: Understanding Duhkha and Sukha to Deepen Your Practice


Understanding duhkha and sukha can help deepen your practice and help you learn to find contentment in the present moment.

Yoga Lessons Yoga Lessons Yoga Lessons Yoga Lessons


The lessons we learn from our yoga practice are powerful ones that can change the way we perceive our lives and the challenges we face....

Mother Nature Mother Nature Mother Nature Mother Nature


Take a look at how understanding the qualities of each of nature’s elements — earth, water, fire and air — can help us create more balance...

Yoga Sutras Yoga Sutras Yoga Sutras Yoga Sutras


Here are 10 insights into the role of concentration (dharana) in your development as a yogi, as inspired by the Yoga Sutras.

Spiritual Growth Spiritual Growth Spiritual Growth Spiritual Growth


Growing on the spiritual path can sometimes be a messy (or muddy) endeavor, but here are insights and practices to help you keep the faith...

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...

Contemplation Contemplation Contemplation Contemplation


Explore curiosity, questioning and contemplation. And get practical advice on how to connect with your innate inquisitiveness.

Purpose Purpose Purpose 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...

Silence Silence Silence Silence


Silence is your great ally. Here is what quiet has to offer you and how to make friends with silence.

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? Here are five best...