The Practice: 5 Yoga Poses to Calm Your Mind

In today’s world, where people are prone to stress, anxiety, and depression, it’s more important than ever to search for ways to relax your mind. Relationships, work, school, and/or financial worries all take a toll on our bodies and minds, and yoga can be a welcome break from the pressures of everyday life. According to…

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Feel Better Today: Add More Tastes

By Dr. Harrison Graves, MD Have you ever eaten your way to the bottom of a bag of salt and vinegar potato chips only to find yourself feeling unsatisfied? Have you ever dug into to a pint of Ben and Jerry’s, only to find yourself still craving something that’s missing? Welcome to the American diet. In…

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Meeting Challenges with Love

By Sarah McLean What a challenging time on our planet. I don’t even watch the news because it is so disturbing. Instead, I keep on teaching peace. I pray. I meditate. I take inspired action. I try to remain peaceful because I know that peace is the way to garner the best perspective, to create…

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The first step to your spiritual success

My grandfather’s family lives in a remote village. More remote when I used to visit it as a kid. Almost a mile before we reached our grandfather’s house, there stood a handpost, at the intersection of three roads. We called the handpost, with a local name Kai Mara, which literally meant ‘a tree with hands’….

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Love Vs Ritual – Which one do you choose

Miracles happen in the realm of an absolute trust. – Raghavendra Devotees are strange people. They are eternally drunk. You don’t know what a drunk man does. It all depends on his whims. Similarly, devotees show their love in strange ways. Like a madman – you cannot predict. A devotee is so eternally drunk in…

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History of Bhakti movement in India

The Beginning Around 5th Century Before Christ, Bhagawan Buddha started teaching the principles of Buddhism. Around the same time, Vardhamana Mahavira was also teaching the Jain spiritual path. Common people were instantly attracted to these new religions and, a huge number started following these two masters. For the next 10 centuries, these two religions spread…

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