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Meditation Meditation Meditation Meditation


Incorporating a daily meditation into your yoga asana and spiritual practice will have a profound impact on your life. Learn the benefits...

A Tale of Unexpectedly Unplugging, Freaking Out and, Finally, Reconnecting With My Inner Wisdom A Tale of Unexpectedly Unplugging, Freaking Out and, Finally, Reconnecting With My Inner Wisdom A Tale of Unexpectedly Unplugging, Freaking Out and, Finally, Reconnecting With My Inner Wisdom A Tale of Unexpectedly Unplugging, Freaking Out and, Finally, Reconnecting With My Inner Wisdom


For the modern yogi, unplugging from technology can be a challenge. Find out how one of Yogapedia's editors managed to do it and live to...

Meditate Meditate Meditate Meditate


We asked yogis, meditation experts and experienced adventurers to share their unique and inspiring experiences about where they’ve...

Mindfulness Mindfulness Mindfulness Mindfulness


Being more mindful doesn't have to be an appointment in our calendar. Here are 8 ways to practice it at any and every moment.

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...

Non-attachment Non-attachment Non-attachment Non-attachment


Non-attachment (or aparigraha) is not detachment. Learn more about this Buddhist and yogic principle, and how to practice it.

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...

5 Sacred Mantras to Jump-start Your Japa Meditation Practice 5 Sacred Mantras to Jump-start Your Japa Meditation Practice 5 Sacred Mantras to Jump-start Your Japa Meditation Practice 5 Sacred Mantras to Jump-start Your Japa Meditation Practice


Japa meditation is the use of mantra chanting in order to still the mind and open the path to enlightenment. Here are five sacred mantras...

Sage Smudging: How to Cleanse With This Healing Herb and Sanctify Your Spiritual Practice Sage Smudging: How to Cleanse With This Healing Herb and Sanctify Your Spiritual Practice Sage Smudging: How to Cleanse With This Healing Herb and Sanctify Your Spiritual Practice Sage Smudging: How to Cleanse With This Healing Herb and Sanctify Your Spiritual Practice


The ritual of burning sage is a powerful way to purify and clear negative energy from your environment. Learn the science behind this...

Silence Silence Silence Silence


Silence is a practical (and spiritual) means of improving well-being, finding clarity and re-engaging with the world around you.

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...

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...

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...

Seek and Ye Shall Find: The Genuine Seeker's Experience on the Spiritual Path Seek and Ye Shall Find: The Genuine Seeker's Experience on the Spiritual Path Seek and Ye Shall Find: The Genuine Seeker's Experience on the Spiritual Path Seek and Ye Shall Find: The Genuine Seeker's Experience on the Spiritual Path


Have you ever caught yourself thinking about life's deeper meaning? Or asking yourself, 'Why am I here? What's my purpose? Does God exist?'...

Grounding Through the Chaos: How to Recover From the Holidays With Yoga Grounding Through the Chaos: How to Recover From the Holidays With Yoga Grounding Through the Chaos: How to Recover From the Holidays With Yoga Grounding Through the Chaos: How to Recover From the Holidays With Yoga


Holidays can bring a slew of chaos, pressure and sometimes even suffering. Grounding practices are a soothing remedy used to recover and...

Overcoming Loneliness Throughout the Holidays Overcoming Loneliness Throughout the Holidays Overcoming Loneliness Throughout the Holidays Overcoming Loneliness Throughout the Holidays


Although seemingly similar, loneliness is a negative emotional state, whereas being alone is a physical state in which one can find...

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,...

Getting Grounded: What It Means and How to Get It Getting Grounded: What It Means and How to Get It Getting Grounded: What It Means and How to Get It Getting Grounded: What It Means and How to Get It


You often hear about getting grounded. But what does that mean and how do you get it? Learn what this term means and four techniques to...

Lights Out: 3 Benefits to Practicing Yoga in the Dark This Fall Season Lights Out: 3 Benefits to Practicing Yoga in the Dark This Fall Season Lights Out: 3 Benefits to Practicing Yoga in the Dark This Fall Season Lights Out: 3 Benefits to Practicing Yoga in the Dark This Fall Season


You've heard of dining in the dark -- practicing yoga in the dark offers the same affect on the senses, but includes bonus self-improvement...