A Glimpse of Kundalini Experiences

Posted on November 26th, 2014 in Enlightenment Experiences,Kundalini Yoga by Anmol Mehta

Journal Entry – 23 November, 2014

It has been a disturbing night, so a Sunday nap on the sofa was certainly warranted.  I doze off, despite guests visiting my ailing father, and the excitement around the house as my wife and son preparing for a mother and son dance. Delicious sleep was moments away.

Involuntarily, the internal buzzing of energy in the brain and body begins soon after.  I was quite familiar with it, the vibration of esoteric, sublime energy and the immense pleasure associated with it.  I welcome it and indulge.



How to Engage with the Mystery of Life

Posted on November 25th, 2014 in Spiritual Stories by Guest Author

Welcome to a new article by our regular contributor, Dr. Bina Nangia. Dr. Nangia is a long-time spiritual seeker who works with children.

 

  

When I was a kid, I loved reading mystery stories. It was the unknown which excited me completely. The characters in the story became me and I went along with their search, excitement, frustration and adventure.

Every move, every turn in the story took me closer to the mystery.

I read till I completed the book as it became difficult to put it down. Such was the power of the unknown, and its excitement to reach it.



Test If Your Thoughts, Words & Actions Are Spiritual

Posted on November 21st, 2014 in Emotional Mastery,Yoga by Kara-Leah Grant

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah writes about all kinds of things, from home practice and parenting to the etiquettes of yoga class and the ethics of yoga. In this article written in 2012, just after the John Friend scandal broke, she muses on how we determine what ‘right action’ is.

by Kara-Leah Grant 

 

Trying to take the right action in your life?

Forget the Ten Commandments.

Forget even the yamas or the niyamas.

Here instead is the Golden Litmus Test of Right Action.

Apply it to all your behaviour.

Everything you do.



Goodness Meditation for Self-Realization

Posted on November 18th, 2014 in Love and Relationships,Meditation,Personal Development by Anmol Mehta

We are born ultimately for one reason only, to awaken to the Truth.  Most all else we do is a waste of life, waste of precious time and energy.  But this is not what I want to go into today.  Today, for the benefit of those who have heard the calling, I want to present a different approach to the monumental task of moment to moment to awareness.



Why Spiritual Seeking Involves Walking the Razor’s Edge with Awareness

Posted on November 13th, 2014 in Spiritual Enlightenment by Guest Author

Welcome to an article by our new guest contributor, Dr. Bina Nangia. Dr. Nangia is a long-time spiritual seeker who works with children. This week she looks at how spiritual seeking is about dancing the razor’s edge.

by Dr. Bina Nangia

Image by Pau Molas

Spiritual seeking happens when it is meant to happen.

It definitely depended on thousands of things to co-ordinate in my life. When there is intense longing to ‘know what you don’t know’ the path begins to unfold.

With receptivity, every person, object, situation points to the direction of your seeking. Once on this path, the journey begins.



The Five Koshas Explained: How They Impact Your Yoga Practice & Life

Posted on November 10th, 2014 in Yoga by Kara-Leah Grant

This article is an edited extract from Kara-Leah’s second book, The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga. Find out more here.

by Kara-Leah Grant, author of The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga

 

Do enough research, and it seems we can find evidence that regular practice of yoga can positively impact everything from anxiety, depression, and panic attacks to thyroid conditions, sciatica and asthma. In fact, it could be said that yoga can positively impact anything that has to do with the functioning of our physical bodies, minds or emotions.



The Life of a Soul Warrior: Looking Back

Posted on October 28th, 2014 in Spiritual Stories by Guest Author

 Welcome to an article by our new guest contributor, Dr. Bina Nangia. Dr. Nangia is a long-time spiritual seeker who works with children. This week she looks at a warrior of the soul who is reviewing her life to date.

Today the warrior looks back.

She has so many times been afraid of going into battle.

She has said ‘yes’ when she wanted to say ‘no’ and at times failed in her spiritual duties. Every warrior of the soul must have suffered for the silliest reasons. At some times must have lied or betrayed someone in the past. The warrior now knows she must have at times even hurt someone she loves; for every warrior must have trodden a path that was not theirs.



Why It’s Important to be Flexible with Your Yoga Practice

Posted on October 1st, 2014 in Health and Wellbeing,Stress, Anxiety & Depression,Yoga by Kara-Leah Grant

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah intimately understands the psychology of maintaining a home yoga practice. Here she breaks down five ways to stay flexible and fluid even as your life shifts and changes so you can maintain a regular practice.

by Kara-Leah Grant

Author of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.

Life is busy.

Most of us are juggling some combination of work, family, socialising, passions & hobbies and health & well-being. Sometimes, despite our best intentions, the things that we know make us feel the best – like regular yoga practice – can be the most difficult to maintain.



Relax and Flow Like a River

Posted on September 18th, 2014 in Meditation by Guest Author

 Welcome to an article by our new guest contributor, Dr. Bina Nangia. Dr. Nangia is a long-time spiritual seeker who works with children.

The river does not even know its destiny and it is born. As a little trickle from the rain waters or the snow melting, it does not know. Creation has sent it forth and it is not even aware of its destination.

Somewhere there’s a knowing, but at that stage it’s all a mystery.

What will the river see, meet and experience?

The script is already there, now it only remains to unfold.



Does the Media Image of Yoga Stop People From Giving it a Go?

Posted on September 4th, 2014 in Yoga by Kara-Leah Grant

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah has written her second book, The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga. Pre-sales have just started, and you’re invited to be involved. Read more below. 

by Kara-Leah Grant, author of The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga

I’m in Auckland, New Zealand back in 1995, which seems a long, long time ago.

I’ve dropped out of my second year at University – ostensibly because my back issues and serious sciatic pain made sitting for lectures impossible , but there were other, deeper reasons too. (i.e. my habitual response when facing serious challenge – run!)



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