Category Archives: Meditation

Yoga: The Practice of Being at the Crossroads

By Scott Moore, Conscious Life News

The CrossroadsThe crossroads is a magical place. It’s the place where the ethereal, spiritual, and philosophical meets the physical, real, and practical. Where these two roads intersect is the holy ground of transformation, it’s the place where we have to drop our one-track thinking and see the many roads. Practicing yoga means to be at the crossroads. Continue reading Yoga: The Practice of Being at the Crossroads

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Sandra Walter: Global Unity Meditations, Every SUNday

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SandraWalter.com, May 14th, 2017 – http://www.sandrawalter.com/global-unity-meditations-every-sunday/

Be the Ascension! Join thousands during the Unity Meditations each SUNday.

When: Every SUNday at 8:11am, 11:11 am, and 5:11pm Pacific Daylight Time

Where: Wherever you are, preferably in nature

How: Center yourself, breathe and set your intention to connect with all Unity Meditators. Open to serve as a pure conduit for peace, harmony, LoveLight and the acceleration of the Ascension. Meditate in stillness for 33 minutes, or use a guided expansion meditation, such as the Christ Light Activation (link below.)

Who: Everyone in Service to Unity Consciousness and Global Peace is welcome! Invite everyone to join in, the more hearts the better.

We have unified like this for a year, and the HUman Heart grid field is very strong. Healing, activation, amplification of visions and deep sensations of balance and peace are reported each week. Some very strong Gatekeepers hold space for the Higher realms to support us; participate to feel the Light!

Ganja Yoga: Greatest Thing Since 420 Behind the Bleachers, Or Not?

By Christina Sarich, The Mind Unleashed

Maybe you aren’t a California teenager from the 1970s that was doing hashish behind the bleachers in high-school, but you’d like to revisit the pleasant feeling that marijuana gave you – only like an adult.

Maybe you’re even going to dive in for the first time? There’s a new (well, rediscovered) way to get your ganja-high, and it doesn’t require you to take an intercontinental flight to Amsterdam or even a short puddle-jump to Colorado. It’s the reefer-infused yoga class.

It isn’t anything trendy or happening, and you don’t need a $100 pair of yoga pants from Lemony Lulu or some such company to practice. All you do is smoke (or vaporize) some pot before a yoga class. Dee Dussalt has even written about it extensively the book, Ganja Yoga: A Practical Guide to Conscious Relaxation, Soothing Pain, and Enlightened Self Discovery. Continue reading Ganja Yoga: Greatest Thing Since 420 Behind the Bleachers, Or Not?

The Breathing Wave: Yoga as Energy Medicine

By Parvati Devi, Wake Up World

Deepening your awareness of your breath is a vital key to unlock the alchemical power of Hatha Yoga. The breath is like a bridge to your inner and outer worlds. When you focus on its flow, your breath will gently, yet powerfully, dissolve any notions of being separate. Awareness of the breath will bring you to rest in a field of profound unity with all that is.

When the body is relaxed and healthy, its various rhythms (cardiovascular, craniosacral, respiratory, etc.) flow in a synchronous dance within the whole. Inherently linked to these body patterns, the breath rises and falls in response to a pulse of energy that moves through your spine. Continue reading The Breathing Wave: Yoga as Energy Medicine

8 Reasons Why I Meditate Daily – And You Should, Too!

By Tanya Rakhmilevich, The Alternative Daily, Thanks to Body Mind Soul Spirit

Ever since I can remember, I have struggled with anxiety. It has varied in severity throughout my life, but it has always been present — a weight I have carried and tried to manage, sometimes more successfully than others.

It helps to know I am not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, just over 18 percent of US adults struggle with anxiety lasting for at least 12 months. Just under 23 percent are estimated to be living with anxiety classified as “severe.” At times, mine has reached this level. As anyone who has struggled with anxiety knows, it can make day-to-day life very difficult, indeed. Continue reading 8 Reasons Why I Meditate Daily – And You Should, Too!

Experiments With Meditation Expose the Fallacy of Medicating Kids for ADHD

By Alex Pietrowski , Natural Blaze

Experts cannot agree on a single, simple definition of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but do agree that it causes unfavorable behavior in educational, professional and correctional institutions. Even the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the bible of psychiatric diagnosis, defines it using a multiple choice test for an array of behavioral symptoms, demonstrating its clinical ambiguity.

Is a mental illness, or a learning disability? Is it environmental, or hereditary? Is ADHD curable, or not? Continue reading Experiments With Meditation Expose the Fallacy of Medicating Kids for ADHD

Integrative Health: Learn The Mind-Body Benefits Of Yoga

By Dr. Joseph Mercola, mercola.com

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness,1 16 million adults in the U.S. had at least one major depressive episode in the past year, and it is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S.2

The diagnosis of major depressive disorder is more than feeling sad. Diagnosis requires a medical evaluation, and symptoms include both physical and cognitive functional changes.3 However this number pales to the number of people who suffer any form of depression.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nearly 24 million people experience some form of depression, costing over $210 billion in 2010.4 The financial burden included the cost of lost work, direct and indirect medical costs and suicide-related costs. Continue reading Integrative Health: Learn The Mind-Body Benefits Of Yoga

“Hygge”- 4 Simple Ways To Incorporate A State of Mind Practice Used For Centuries In Denmark Into Your Life

By Alexa Erickson, Collective Evolution

The concept of “hygge” (which is pronounced hoo-gah) is a restorative state of mind practiced for centuries in Denmark (by way of Norway). Usually translated into English as “coziness,” it’s about finding warmth and intimacy in everything you do.

Though very old, hygge is just now gaining traction outside of its origins. Perhaps because Denmark has topped the latest UN World Happiness Report as the second happiest country on earth, people are intrigued by the lifestyles its inhabitants enjoy.

With hygge meant to promote a feeling of contentment, its no wonder people around the world are interested in the concept as way to create more happiness, friendliness, and wellbeing in everyday life. Continue reading “Hygge”- 4 Simple Ways To Incorporate A State of Mind Practice Used For Centuries In Denmark Into Your Life

Relaxation Liberates Awareness

By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia

I imagine that some people may find it difficult to discuss relaxing.

They may be in pain. They may be in want. It’s hard to think of a subject like this at a time like that.

I was in pain for several months either from the operation or from arthritis in the knee. And it was hard to think of anything except the cessation of pain. Continue reading Relaxation Liberates Awareness

5 Scientifically Backed Reasons to Chant ‘Om’

By Christina Sarich, The Mind Unleashed

Let’s get this straight right up front. ‘Om’ chanting is not religious. It may be practiced by Hindus, and even co-opted in yoga classes all over the U.S. and Europe, but every single religion in the world has its own version of Om chanting, which I’ll detail more completely in a moment.

The chanting of ‘Om,’ or more specifically, Au, Oh, and Mmm is a scientifically-backed system of becoming more in touch with the infinite creative energy of the Universe. This isn’t a metaphoric energy, but a real, grab-a-hold-of-it-and-look-it-in-the-eyes energy which is absolutely alive and pulsating through everything. Continue reading 5 Scientifically Backed Reasons to Chant ‘Om’