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embracing all beings with compassion and forgiveness

This week’s article concludes the discussion on the Buddhist meditation method of tonglen, the preferred method of Buddhist bodhisattvas (see April 25th discussion). In the past discussions, we spoke about generating compassion and forgiveness for, initially, ourselves, and then, for

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secret of healthy living – dinacharya

In my previous post I had tried to give an insight into the scope of Ayurveda and here I continue to enumerate about some of the practices of healthy living. Here I begin with ‘Dinacharya’. Dinacharya outlines the activities of

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seated hip opener exercises

These flowing movements will open your hips, which can help with posture, back pain and alignment. They also help strengthen and stretch many parts of your body, including the sides, arms and chest. You hips are the foundation of your

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chapter viii: krishna is ‘All’

Bhagavad Gita[1], Chapter VIII: Krishna is ‘All’ Last week we spoke of how the Divine—Krishna, for our purposes—does not put evil thoughts into a person’s heart, but does however, constitute the power or energy that enables the evil action to

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yoga encourages meditation and its many benefits

Although not every class includes it, meditation is generally a large part of yoga. Meditation involves letting go of the outside world and going inward, often by focusing on something like breathing or sound at first. Meditation can help a

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pitta diet basics

We have talked about the basics of the pitta dosha in a previous post, now it’s time to delve deeper and understand the pitta diet. This post includes some really simple breakfast recipes that help keep the pitta balanced.  External

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surrounding family and friends with compassion and mercy

This month’s meditation topic is the Buddhist practice of tonglen, whose intention is to surround one’s self in loving compassion and acceptance, as well as absolute forgiveness, and then, to pass it onto others throughout the world. In the last

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tree pose (vrksasana)

Tree pose is a great weight-bearing and balancing pose to improve posture, alignment and bone strength. It is one of the first standing poses where you will be balancing on one leg only. You can start by holding a wall

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chapter vii: the two natures of god[2]

Bhagavad Gita[1], Chapter VII: The Two Natures of God Chapter VI concluded with Krishna’s assurance to Arjuna that when one attempts to know Him and consistently offers all fruits of labor to Him, the Highest-One, if s/he must return to this

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use yoga to prevent and treat headaches

If you experience bad headaches, you might feel like nothing can help you and that nothing could have prevented them, but yoga may change all of that. Headaches can have many causes, from stress, a tense back, shoulders or neck…to

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