by Conni Kunzler
Ayurveda translates as “science of life.” A holistic medical system, Ayurveda is a science of self healing with the goal to relieve diseases of body and mind, restoring wholeness. It encompasses healing methods that include diet, herbs, exercise and life-style changes, pranayama (breathing) and meditation, yoga asanas, etc...
Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: This is a nice article where incorporating of Ayurveda lifestyle is said to be self healing technique with the goal to relieve diseases of body and mind, restoring wholeness. Conni Kunzler relates this to encompassing of healing methods that include diet, herbs, exercise and life-style changes, pranayama (breathing) and meditation and yoga asanas. Please have a read.
by Jon Rhodes
Most people who experience meditation before hypnosis are surprised at how similar they seem. Both disciplines share many almost identical techniques, such as breathing and visualization exercises. For instance the ‘Progressive Relaxation’ technique is frequently used in both disciplines...
Editor's Note from Karen Branch: Good explanation of difference & similarities between hypnosis & meditation.
by Jon Kabat Zinn
Reviewed by Diane Renz, LPC
I was first introduced to Jon Kabat Zinn’s work in the field of Mindfulness through the required reading in the curriculum for both my graduate and post graduate degrees in Contemplative and Transpersonal Psychology at Naropa University. I consider myself very lucky to have received an education which put Mindful Awareness at its core, subsequently informing the efficacy of my work, as my “doing” arises out of my “being”, and my “knowing”, out of my “not knowing”, (as Jon would say)...
by Alanna Zabel
I attended the Burning Man Festival a few years ago in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. A high percentage of Burning Man attendees spend massive amounts of time and energy creating projects and pieces for this extravagant show and tell. I noted a particularly yogic theme central to this festival: that which rises must pass away. This is also the core teaching of a Buddhist meditation technique called Vipassana...
by Ann Logsdon, EdS
Developing intuition doesn't require years of practice or complex meditative routines. These easy strategies tell how to improve intuition...
Editor's Note from Sophia Hansen: Ann describes how we can develop our intuition even if we have busy schedules or are easily distracted. Her techniques are simple, no-nonsense and potent.
Intuition & Symbols
by Robin Monro
Yoga therapy in its present form is a new discipline, created by the marriage of traditional yoga with modern medicine. It is a specialization of yoga, which tailors yoga practices to the individual needs of people with health problems. It employs simple postural, breathing, relaxation and meditation practices, taking into account medical diagnoses and holistic factors. It emphasizes mind–body integration, extended awareness and the cultivation of a sense of harmony with the rest of life. It is applicable to many chronic conditions and can be used in conjunction with other complementary therapies. Prior experience of yoga is not required...
by Ilchi Lee
As a rule, many trees around a mountain make it good for meditation. In Fay Canyon (in Sedona, Arizona), there are many trees emanating a sacred energy. In a canyon like this, I shed the thought that I am looking at the trees and think instead that the trees are seeing me. Focus not only on yourself, but on the trees...
Editor's Note from Jodi Chapman: In this article, excerpted from the book, The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart, Ilchi Lee reminds us that connecting with nature will lead us to our inner wisdom.
Editor's Note from J. Stewart Dixon: Here's a FUNNY FUNNY video by Mike Jenkins about all our neurotic expectations of enlightenment. I chuckled all the way through. I bet you will too...
Mike's website: www.nothingsayingthis.com
J. Stewart Dixon's All Things Healing www.BLUECOLLAR-ENLIGHTENMENT.com series: What enlightenment looks like in ORDINARY FOLKS. Many of my spiritually awakened friends and I are in this category. We do not have the eloquence of Adyashanti, the mass appeal of Eckhart Tolle or the motherly sagacity of Gangaji or Ammachi. We are ordinary, imperfect and quirky human beings and we are spiritually awake. This is what enlightenment looks like in ordinary people and dare I say that this is probably what it will look like in YOU...
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