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simple, easy recipes for the vata dosha

Now that you understand the basics of the vata dosha, you must be wondering how you can incorporate vata foods in your diet. This post has a series of simple, easy, and delish recipes that calm the vata. The following

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transposing suffering to compassion

Last week’s meditation topic was the Buddhist practice of tonglen—a fundamental Buddhist practice since its ultimate aim is to project compassion and forgiveness towards all sentient life. I mentioned that we would focus this week’s discussion on such projection; however,

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yogic swimming exercise

The yogic swimming exercise is similar to performing Locust Pose (salabhasana) in yoga, except the arms will be laying out in front of you opposed to along your sides. Instead of holding up both arms and legs at once, you

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chapter vi: the two selves in man

Bhagavad Gita[1], Chapter VI: The Two Selves in Man[2] Continuing from Chapter V, in which Krishna explained to Arjuna that it was possible to live a life of renunciation while one simultaneously performed acts in the world, in this chapter, Krishna describes

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breathe deeper with yoga

Have you ever stopped and noticed your breathing? Is it quick and shallow or slow and deep? If you’ve never paid attention to your breathing, it’s likely that you do the former. But practicing yoga can help you learn to

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ayurveda for all

Ayurveda for long has been hailed as a system of herbal medicine, system devoid of side effects, system close to nature, system consisting of home remedies, system suited for chronic ailments or a system of slow healing. These perceptions of

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tonglen: meditation of self-acceptance and forgiveness

Last month, we focused on Buddhism’s Witness method of meditation. Witnessing is an excellent technique to begin meditation practice because its sole focus is on developing inner awareness, which is the primary goal of meditation in general. By the end

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devotional warrior (humble warrior)

Devotional Warrior pose, sometimes known as Humble Warrior, does not have a Sanskrit name as it is not a traditional yoga pose. The name seems to be associated with the act of bowing down, as if in reverence, while performing

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chapter v: the symbology of the lotus

Bhagavad Gita, [1] Chapter V: The Symbology of the Lotus             At the end of last week’s discussion, Arjuna was still unconvinced of Krishna’s divinity. It must, however, be emphasized that the warrior is not stubbornly or ignorantly denying the

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boost your bone strength with yoga

If you have weakened bones from osteoporosis, or if you simply want to keep your bones strong (who doesn’t?!), yoga can help you boost your bone strength. It’s never too early or too late to work on your bone strength.

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