The Power of Breathing Pranayama Practice

The Power of Breathing: Pranayama Practice

One may definitely overcome the obstacles to yoga (samadhi or the realization of wholeness) by the practice of pranayama.  – Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 1.34 Many people who begin to meditate have the idea that they […]

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self-surrender

Kriya Yoga Practice: Self-Surrender

The three strategies or practices of Kriya Yoga that Patanjali offers as the way to remove obstructions and cultivate superconsciousness are self-discipline, self-inquiry, and self-surrender. Self-discipline is practiced every day through intentionally joyful living, by […]

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Kriya Yoga Practice Self-Inquiry

Kriya Yoga Practice: Self-Inquiry

The three strategies or practices of Kriya Yoga that Patanjali offers as the way to remove obstructions and cultivate superconsciousness are self-discipline, self-inquiry, and self-surrender. Self-discipline is practiced every day through intentionally joyful living, by […]

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Kriya Yoga Practice: Self-Discipline

The three strategies or practices of Kriya Yoga that Patanjali offers as the way to remove obstructions and cultivate superconsciousness are self-discipline, self-inquiry, and self-surrender. Self-discipline is practiced every day through intentionally joyful living, by […]

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self-care

Self-Care: How to Get Centered and Stay Centered

Environment is stronger than willpower. — Paramahansa Yogananda A successful, thriving, spiritually aware life is best supported by a healthy lifestyle that includes a wholesome diet, sufficient rest, regular exercise, daily meditation, loving relationships, and […]

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meditation practice

Learn How to Practice Meditation

Four Stages to Meditation Practice There are four basic stages to meditation practice — like the four movements in a beautiful symphony, they flow together in a great concert of higher awareness. Within these four […]

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meditator's guide to advent

A Meditator’s Guide to Advent, Part 4

Another Way The wise men who see the star in the east, journey to worship the Christ child. Following this star and worshipping the Christ child mirrors an inner experience of superconscious meditation. In order […]

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meditator's guide to advent

A Meditator’s Guide to Advent, Part 2

Journey A significant paradox of spiritual awakening is that it is often spoken of, and represented as, a journey. We rightfully ask: Why a journey? Why must we journey to arrive at a destination we […]

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Meditator’s Guide to Advent

A Meditator’s Guide to Advent, Part 1

Cultivating Willingness As the holy days approach, I find myself at a familiar crossroads. In one direction is the strong, inward, contemplative pull that is natural to the season of kindling light in a time […]

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Connection Between Yoga and Prosperity

The Connection Between Yoga and Prosperity

In her award-winning book, The Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga, Yogacharya O’Brian discusses the connection between yoga and prosperity. The concept sometimes surprises spiritual seekers who may think of […]

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