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sri mrityunjaya mantra... March 22 2017

the sri mrityunjaya mantra (shri-mrityun-jaya) is one of the more potent of the ancient sanskrit mantras. it is considered one of the strongest healing mantras and is a call for enlightenment, and a practice of purifying the karmas of the soul at a deep level. it is also said to be quite beneficial for mental, emotional, and physical health. it may seem intimidating because of the sanskrit language, but it is not...

gayatri mantra meditation... March 22 2017

the gayatri mantra (GUY-ah-tree) is one of the most widely known and beneficial of the ancient sanskrit mantras. gayatri is a mantra of physical, emotional, and mental healing, purifying the subtle karmas, protecting from the onslaught of obstacles, and of spiritual awakening or self-realization. it is also one of the easiest sanskrit mantras to learn if it is taught right.  the mantra itself reads:   Om Bhur Bhuva Svaha Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo...

om mani padme hum meditation... March 22 2017

“om mani padme hum” is an ancient sanskrit chant commonly associated with tibetan buddhism, invoking the quality of compassion. chanting is known as “mantra yoga”, where we use the power of vibration to create internal harmony and raise our consciousness. the meaning of this mantra is widely known.  “om” represents the fundamental vibrational energy that pervades this whole universe, a representation of the divine energy. it is a stand-alone mantra that...

can't sleep? try "so hum" meditation by rachel h.... March 20 2017

one of the most famous quotes by the dalai lama says "sleep is the best meditation."  but how do we sleep when the mind is racing and won't quiet down?  we worry, think about work, and toss and turn because the mind is restless and jumps from one thought to the next.  i often experience this when working on new designs, so i always turn to "so hum" meditation. the sanskrit...

what is a mantra + how do i practice mantra yoga?... March 15 2017

the word mantra means "to transcend the thinking mind."  mantras are sanskrit words or seed syllables that are sung, chanted, or mentally repeated with the use of a mala, in order to cultivate an energetic that is supportive to the body/mind, and to aid the mind in concentration during meditation.  for example, have you ever noticed that your tone and words create a certain energetic in your environment?  have you...

the meaning of mala beads + how to use them for meditation... March 07 2017

we love to wear our yoga, from tees to tattoos to jewelry that expresses our devotion. malas, strands of 108 beads plus a “guru” bead traditionally used for meditation and prayer, are the newest trend in wearable yoga, with designers making mala necklaces that combine gemstones with potent energies and sacred meaning to infuse your practice. there are many theories behind the significance of the number 108, which has long...

Transcend Your Holiday Stress... November 20 2011

During this time of year, the stress of the upcoming holidays can seem daunting to some of us.  Here are a few tips that may be useful for finding that balance needed to have a healthy and happy holiday season. First, whenever you begin to feel stressed, irritable, overly tired, or unsettled...stop yourself and breathe.  Take a few moments to recognize your mental and physical reactions.  The key word here...

Passing Thoughts... September 11 2011

By Sean Murphy Having thoughts arise during meditation is normal, but are you clinging to these thoughts rather than simply watching them drift by? When I was a child, the process of thinking fascinated me. I would choose a thought and trace back the chain of association that led, link by link, to its starting point, absorbed by its unpredictable twists and pivots, until at last I had come to...

What are the Health Benefits of Yoga?... September 08 2011

You've probably heard that yoga is good for you. Maybe you have even tried yoga and discovered that it makes you feel better. But what are the specific health benefits you can expect to enjoy from doing yoga regularly? Physical Benefits Flexibility: Stretching your tight body in new ways will help it to become more flexible, bringing greater range of motion to muscles and joints. Over time, you can expect...

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