The ten major vows of a Bodhisattva

1. A disciple of the Buddha shall not himself kill, encourage others to kill, kill by expedient means, praise killing, rejoice at witnessing killing, or kill through incantation or deviant mantras. He must not create the causes, conditions, methods, or karma of killing, and shall not intentionally kill any living creature.  As a Buddha’s disciple, he […]

The Science behind Universal Vibrations of AUM/OM & Shankh (Conch Shell)

Conch shells have a significant place in Indian mythology. It is believed that if we hold a conch shell near our ear, the sound of the ocean humming gently resonates from within. It is actually the natural vibration or cosmic energy of the earth that gets magnified on entering the conch shell and keeps vibrating […]

Meditation’s Effects on Emotion Shown to Persist

Meditation affects a person’s brain function long after the act of meditation is over, according to new research. “This is the first time meditation training has been shown to affect emotional processing in the brain outside of a meditative state,” said Gaelle Desbordes, Ph.D., a research fellow at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging […]

What is Karma Yoga?

Karma yoga meditation is one of the four main yoga paths which include karma yoga, bhakti yoga, raja yoga and jnana yoga. All four yoga forms help the yoga practitioner to become aware of, to acknowledge and to accept the true wisdom of the Divine (union with Brahman). Karma yoga encompasses both physical and mental actions carried […]

LAND TO OCEAN- TAKE YOUR WORKOUT TO A NEW PLACE

1. Get out of your head and into the present moment. Step off land and allow yourself to be supported by a new foundation, the vast, wide-open ocean! Leaving the comfort of what you know and breaking into a foreign space is where change happens, freedom erupts, and inspiration is found. 2. The physical benefits […]

Seven Forms of Hermetic Meditation

The mind all by itself is capable of many amazing operations, some which have been reintroduced to Western audiences in just the last fifty years or so by the influx of Eastern spirituality and their various meditative techniques. Of course, all of these practices have been part of our own Western esoteric tradition for hundreds […]

Lululemon’s Fake CEO Ad Gets 160 Real Applicants

Judging by the recent ad seeking her successor, Lululemon CEO Christine Day had a tough job even before the infamous see-through yoga pants incident in March. According to the listing, which was posted to the company’s website on Friday, the next CEO of the $1.37 billion apparel chain must be able to hold a headstand for at least […]

Yoga + dogs = DOGA (London’s newest fitness craze)

You may have mastered the downward facing dog years ago but now it’s time for your dogs to hit the yoga mats because ‘doga’  – or ‘dog yoga’ if you don’t want people to ask you the awkward ‘what’s doga?’ question – has come to London. It is believed that ‘doga’ helps both owner and […]

Three ways yoga can improve your career

We’ve all heard about the benefits of yoga for reducing stress, but can it directly benefit your career? The founder and principal teacher of Adore Yoga, Nikola Ellis, says yoga has the potential to improve your confidence and performance in the workplace – and not just because it makes you feel less stressed. Traditional yoga and […]

How Yoga and Meditation at Work Are Boosting the Corporate Bottom Line

If you heard that something could: help 80% of the managers at work make better decisions make 89% of them better listeners reduce stress levels among all employees by a third, you and your bosses would probably be busting through doors, racing through aisles and clearing shelves to stockpile the stuff. But this isn’t a […]