Consciousness


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...

A Guided Meditation on the Universal Self A Guided Meditation on the Universal Self A Guided Meditation on the Universal Self A Guided Meditation on the Universal Self


Try this guided meditation on connecting with your true Self and you'll find connection with a power far greater than you could have ever...

Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodha: Patanjali's Definition of Yoga, Explained Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodha: Patanjali's Definition of Yoga, Explained Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodha: Patanjali's Definition of Yoga, Explained Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodha: Patanjali's Definition of Yoga, Explained


Learn the meaning of Patanjali's famous definition of yoga and how to practice it.

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...

Shiva and Shakti: The Nature of These Divine Masculine and Feminine Energies Within Us All Shiva and Shakti: The Nature of These Divine Masculine and Feminine Energies Within Us All Shiva and Shakti: The Nature of These Divine Masculine and Feminine Energies Within Us All Shiva and Shakti: The Nature of These Divine Masculine and Feminine Energies Within Us All


The union of the divine masculine and feminine energies is Shiva and Shakti in consort. Learn about the qualities of each energy and the...

Consciousness Consciousness Consciousness Consciousness


Learn how asking the question, 'Who am I?,' is a profound spiritual practice that can lead to a greater vastness of consciousness.

Ego Ego Ego Ego


Judgment and guilt are just a couple of signs that our ego has taken over. Learn how to confront your ego and take back control of your...

Kundalini Awakening Kundalini Awakening Kundalini Awakening Kundalini Awakening


A kundalini awakening starts with a question. Learn the philosophy behind awakening, the practice of Kundalini yoga and signs you may be...

Love Love Love Love


Learn how to connect to love within your own being and how to choose love as the guiding force for your life.

Ong So Hung: A Heart-Opening Mantra Ong So Hung: A Heart-Opening Mantra Ong So Hung: A Heart-Opening Mantra Ong So Hung: A Heart-Opening Mantra


Learn the meaning of this Sanskrit mantra as well as how it can help meet you wherever you are in your spiritual journey, bringing you...

Why Empathy Is Essential to Your Well-being Why Empathy Is Essential to Your Well-being Why Empathy Is Essential to Your Well-being Why Empathy Is Essential to Your Well-being


By practicing perspective-taking of others' struggles instead of just our own, we can cultivate understanding about them and ourselves....

How to Open Your Mind to a Healthier and Happier Life How to Open Your Mind to a Healthier and Happier Life How to Open Your Mind to a Healthier and Happier Life How to Open Your Mind to a Healthier and Happier Life


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 you'll...

The Art of Mindfulness Is a Masterpiece of Moments in the 'Now' (5 Tips on How) The Art of Mindfulness Is a Masterpiece of Moments in the 'Now' (5 Tips on How) The Art of Mindfulness Is a Masterpiece of Moments in the 'Now' (5 Tips on How) The Art of Mindfulness Is a Masterpiece of Moments in the 'Now' (5 Tips on How)


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...

Peace and Unity: Paramahansa Yogananda's Wishes for the World Peace and Unity: Paramahansa Yogananda's Wishes for the World Peace and Unity: Paramahansa Yogananda's Wishes for the World Peace and Unity: Paramahansa Yogananda's Wishes for the World


Born this day in 1893, Paramahansa Yogananda would go on to popularize India's ancient wisdom, including Kriya yoga, in the West. Also...

Finding Center: An Exploration of the Bandhas Finding Center: An Exploration of the Bandhas Finding Center: An Exploration of the Bandhas Finding Center: An Exploration of the Bandhas


On our quest to find our center, our true nature, we come across many paths to lead us there. Here is one such path through the practice of...

The Path to Liberation Starts With Our First Step Off the Mat The Path to Liberation Starts With Our First Step Off the Mat The Path to Liberation Starts With Our First Step Off the Mat The Path to Liberation Starts With Our First Step Off the Mat


Liberate yourself from man-made ideas that you're 'not enough' through study of yogic philosophy of inner freedom and following these...

Bhakti Yoga: How the Path of Devotion Connects Us in a Disconnected Modern World Bhakti Yoga: How the Path of Devotion Connects Us in a Disconnected Modern World Bhakti Yoga: How the Path of Devotion Connects Us in a Disconnected Modern World Bhakti Yoga: How the Path of Devotion Connects Us in a Disconnected Modern World


Bhakti is one of yoga’s four main paths to self-realization. As the path of devotion, Bhakti yoga can help connect us to our community, to...

Yogapedia Interviews Deepak Chopra on Family, World Peace and Collective Consciousness Yogapedia Interviews Deepak Chopra on Family, World Peace and Collective Consciousness Yogapedia Interviews Deepak Chopra on Family, World Peace and Collective Consciousness Yogapedia Interviews Deepak Chopra on Family, World Peace and Collective Consciousness


Our founder, Sharleen Oborowsky, had the opportunity to interview Deepak at an intimate event in Alberta, Canada. The interview is profound...

Dharana and Dhyana: Misconceptions of Meditation Explained Dharana and Dhyana: Misconceptions of Meditation Explained Dharana and Dhyana: Misconceptions of Meditation Explained Dharana and Dhyana: Misconceptions of Meditation Explained


As much as the yogic concepts of dharana and dhyana seem so similar, so, too, are they different. Separating them as stages in a process,...