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Meditation, Yoga & Spiritual Growth Carnival – Edition #28

Welcome to the 28th edition of the Meditation, Yoga and Spiritual Growth carnival.

There were way too many submissions for this issue of the carnival (almost 70!).  Unfortunately, many writers submitted more than one entry, despite my request to them not to, and many others just sent unrelated or low quality articles, hoping to get a link from Mastery of Meditation & Yoga, due to it’s high traffic and high Google Page Rank.  So I had to reject quite of few of the submissions and hope writers will be more conscientious next time, but if not, there is always the delete button .  Well, the final version, containing the top self improvement and spiritual growth blogs, is ready below and I hope you do enjoy some of the great articles that it does include.

I was happy though that this edition got more Yoga related articles than are normally submitted, and I hope this indicates a trend for the future as well.  In addition, there is lots of great stuff on meditation, health, law of attraction, positive thinking, mind power, self improvement, happiness, diet, etc...

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Please link back to this carnival from your Blog, as well as submit the carnival to your favorite social bookmarking sites (Stumble Upon is preferred).  More link love the better for everyone :-).


Kara-Leah Grant presents How practicing yoga builds internal strength for day to day living posted at Prana Flow NZ, saying, "Everyone knows yoga makes you flexible, and it makes you strong, but yoga can also help build internal strength for dealing with the challenges of everyday life."

Kathryn presents Yoga Is About More Than The Physical posted at Diary of a Smart Chick, saying, "Thoughts on the stress management and meditation benefits of yoga."

Rob presents Yoga for Beginners: How to take those first steps into Yoga posted at Nutrition Highway, saying, "If you have been considering learning yoga or have recently begun a yoga practice, I hope to provide you with some useful and helpful tips in which may be helpful to you in using yoga for beginners." 

Andy FH presents Heart Chakra posted at Divine Magic, saying, "Cultivating and maintaining good posture is one of our modern challenges. In this lesson we will cover some pointers and techniques related to posture." 

Nick presents I’m hot for Bikram yoga posted at Yoga Training Online, saying, "By Julie Lawrence Bikram Yoga studio’s suggestion that you bring a towel to class is not to be taken lightly. I"

Madeleine Begun Kane presents A Fountain Of Face-Yoga Youth? posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.  

ITAKEOFFTHEMASK presents Balancing the Root Chakra for Health and Stability posted at


Simona Rich presents Deep Meditation Experiences posted at Personal Development Blog, saying, "Deep meditation is very different from other kinds of meditation. It requires quiet surroundings and proper posture. Posture is vitally important because it defines how your energy will move during meditation."

axel presents Zen Buddhism posted at axel g.

Burak Bilgin presents Clear Your Mind posted at Distiller’s Corner, saying, "Early morning is the most promising and enjoyable time of the day. This exercise will help you to clear your mind, and to enjoy your mornings and days again." 

Spiritual Growth

Akemi Gaines presents No More Life Lessons In The School Of Life posted at Yes to Me.

Perspective Shift presents Mysticism: An Introduction posted at Perspective Shift, saying, "An Introduction to Mysticism."

Celes presents Map of Consciousness posted at EmbraceLiving.Net, saying, "What is your level of consciousness? Guilt? Desire? Pride? Courage? Reason? The map of consciousness identifies 17 different levels of consciousness one can be at in a lifetime. It is an extremely critical tool for personal/spiritual growth."

Ross "Tolemac" Cotton presents Law of Attraction Methods and Techniques: Part 1 posted at Tolemac’s Metaphysical Blog.

Health and Wellbeing

Aparna presents Papaya for health and beauty posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming, saying, "Few people realize what a wholesome and nutritive fruit the papaya is. It has more carotene when compared to other fruits such as apples and guava, custard apple, plantains. The ripe papaya fruit contains large quantities of carotene. Papayas are high in ascorbic acid content (vitamin C) and the flesh is very high in vitamin A. There are also small amounts of calcium, iron, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin present in papaya. It is low in calories and sodium, and high in potassium. Papaya is a common man’s fruit which is reasonably priced and has a high nutritive value. This fruit is available throughout the year. Like the banana tree nearly every part of the papaya tree is said to be useful and of medicinal value."

Warren presents How to be Happier – 10 Scientifically Supported Ideas posted at, saying, "Your ideas about how to become happier are probably wrong. Happiness isn’t to be found in the circumstances of our lives, but in the actions we take day-to-day. Here are 10 techniques, tested in scientific experiments, that you can use to become happier."

Personal Development

Caterina Christakos presents Instant Hypnosis Induction posted at Trance You Out.

Robinis presents Making The Most Of Life posted at Let’s Live Forever!.

Michael Miles presents Let your subconscious do the work posted at Effortless Abundance.


Homespunhealers presents I AM Rich!!! posted at HomeSpunHealers, saying, "This article is about the power of Gratitude and what it creates in our lives."

Brain Blogger presents How Many Babies Is Too Many? posted at Brain Blogger, saying, "Like many of you, I have watched as the world has been captivated by the birth of the octuplets to Nadya Suleman. To say that this case has opened heated debates on the ethical and psychological issues related to in vitro fertilization (IVF) would be a gross understatement. What makes this case especially newsworthy is the fact that Ms. Suleman not only has a total of 14 children, all with the help of IVF, but is also single and unemployed."

Applying the Law of Attraction presents Making Positive Eating Choices with the LOA posted at Applying the Law of Attraction Membership Library, saying, "The Law of Attraction can bring abundance into every aspect of your life. What if having too much is your problem? For people who are overweight, too much of a good thing became excess pounds."

Bill Urell presents Am I Stupid, Or Is This List Of The 18 Most Addictive Drugs All Mixed Up? posted at Addiction Recovery Basics, saying, "It is probably my point of view that is mixed up, because as an addiction treatment professional, I look at drugs from the point of view of which are most difficult to treat."

Will Edwards presents How You Can Walk Through a Storm with Hope and Optimism in Your Heart posted at Self Growth, saying, "There are many times when life gets us down. Life is hard, finances are tight or a relationship breaks up. We’ve all been there and we are left wondering where God was throughout these difficult times. Why did God not help us in our hour of need?"

Paula Kawal presents A Step Beyond Forgiveness posted at Journey Inward Productions, saying, "This article is an Archangelic teaching about taking a step beyond forgiveness with the people that have hurt us most in life."

Britannica Blog presents Top 10 Myths About Anorexia posted at Britannica Blog, saying, "There are many misconceptions about anorexia, and I highlight the ten most common myths in this article."

Patrick Meninga presents The Complete Guide to Beating Addiction Drawn on the Back of 5 Business Cards posted at The Spiritual River, saying, "Everything you need to know about beating addiction, drawn on the back of 5 business cards."

Janet Thaeler presents Life Goals: Mark O. Haroldsen – Ignite your Passion for Living posted at Mark O. Haroldsen’s Blog | Ignite your Passion for Living Mark O. Haroldsen – Ignite your Passion for Living.

Erin Pavlina presents Isn?t there a less painful way to learn spiritual lessons? posted at Erin Pavlina’s Blog, saying, "Why do our spirit guides feel the need to drop us on our asses so painfully in order to teach us the error of our ways? Surely there is a less painful way to learn."

Will Edwards presents How to Heighten Your Creativity posted at Making a Difference, saying, "Read essays, articles, or books on creativity and you will more than once you will read that you can heighten your creativity and create new ideas by reading magazines that you wouldn’t typically read. The suggestion is to go to your local newsstand and pick up magazines you wouldn’t ever read and read them for ideas, connections and trends."

Paula Kawal presents Are You Listening? posted at Journey Inward Productions, saying, "Have you ever considered speaking to your chakras and getting their meaning directly? I’ve experimented with this before while experiencing symptoms, which wrote about it in my post “Gotta Question? Ask Your Body…” but this exercise is more about asking the chakras to explain how they currently function for you in your life."

Will Edwards presents Success vs. Happiness posted at White Dove Books, saying, "Like a lot of Americans, I was raised in a school system that tried to motivate me with some fear. "You better get good grades, unless you want to dig ditches for a living." Or, "you have to have a goal or a career, or you’ll just float through life," as if our worth as humans and are happiness was only determined by achieving some constructed measure of success."

Majestic Vision presents 10 inspirational quotes posted at, saying, "Thank you for reading this material/post"

Sandra Rodrigues presents My slightly ‘mental’ daily exercises posted at Motherly Marketing, saying, "I wanted to have these accessible to you somehow in this site, so I decided the best way would be to have a page dedicated to it in case you need the resources without feeling like I am just putting on the site to generate commission from affiliate links. Actually is more to give you the chance to go and get them in case you need and most of these are for free anyway, unles you want to go ahead and get the paid package."

Nancy Miller presents Learn to Look Baby Beautiful – Pregnancy Feel-Good Tips posted at Ultrasound Technician Schools.

Lucky Balaraman presents Put the Screws on Your Daily Schedule posted at Calm and Cool.

Will Edwards presents The Death of Time Management posted at Inspiration, saying, "There is no such thing as Time Management – it is a complete misnomer! You simply cannot manage time. Systems that claim to give you extra hours in the day are just methods of self-delusion. High-performing individuals get 24 hours in their days; and so too do low-performing people. So forget the whole idea of Time Management; what you really need is Self Management; and, in this article, we will consider what that means."

Paula Kawal presents Are You Asking Spirit to Help or to Mind Read? | Paula Kawal posted at Journey Inward Productions, saying, "Sometimes we are in obvious need of help but are completely unable to articulate it even to ourselves…these are usually the times when we just wait for someone else to notice our predicament and offer a hand. I call this looking for a mind reader."

cody butler presents OverComing fear And Overwhelm. posted at Dream Life Coaching Blog. Ask your questions., saying, "5 tips of dealing with and overcoming fear and overwhelm."

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of meditation, yoga and spiritual growth carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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6 replies
  1. David Rogers
    David Rogers says:

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  2. Sunil Mehta
    Sunil Mehta says:

    I appreciate involvement of people in the field of spiritualism & meditation. The route to actual meditation involves involvement of senses because these are the only tools for human beings to start with. Hence any technique or process such as pranayama, hatha yoga, gnana yoga, bhakti yoga, nama yoga or karma yoga deal with senses primarily. Only with senses getting dormant (either by exhaustion or reaching its culmination point) in this process, consciousness swaps and become forefront and the endeavour ends. This will be the last human endeavour by human being, and everything that follows is auto stage and part of consciouness and super consciousness living.

    The purpose of conveying is this that one can choose either a level of above mentioned activities so that there are strong possibilities of going beyond senses and experience satori (initial bliss) or one can simply understand fundamentals of meditation (most important) and senses and sit for meditation every day and experience the same bliss.

    Only if people look forward for stimulations and excitement and processes, then one needs to really understand Meditation.

    Understanding Meditation is most fundamental process for each.

    It is individual choice.

  3. Perspective Shift Chris
    Perspective Shift Chris says:

    This is an amazing and very extensive carnival. I’m honored to be a part of it. I appreciate it a lot. There are so many good posts in here, I’m glad you decided to go through with it despite the many desperate attempts at getting more than one article submitted. I really enjoy this site, keep up the good work!

  4. Robin
    Robin says:

    Thanks for doing this – and including my post! I know what you mean about people submitting unrelated articles – I started a carnival but had to abandon it because none of the submissions were on topic! (intuition) – so thanks for persisting.
    Cheers – Robin (letsliveforever)


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