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What Happens When You Meditate for the First Time?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Meditation, Popular, Uncategorized | 0 comments

What Happens When You Meditate for the First Time?
By: Christina Sarich This article was originally featured on the Mind Unleashed There have been numerous studies detailing what happens to the brain in long-term meditators, but what exactly happens to people who meditate for the first time? Sara Lazar, a Harvard researcher, has gained quite some notoriety detailing how the brain actually grows grey matter when people meditate. Other studies have shown that medi Read More

Yoga Teacher Training Abroad: Picking the Best Place

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Popular, Yoga & Science | 0 comments

Yoga Teacher Training Abroad: Picking the Best Place
So you have decided to do yoga teacher training abroad? There are many great reasons for studying yoga in an intensive program in India or Bali or the many other locations you can find. At this point you have weighed the pros and cons and are ready to commit, but how do you know you have found the right place to go? School The most important thing to consider for your training is your school. There are thousands of Read More

‘Real’ Meditation Beats ‘Fake’ in Scientific Study

Posted by on Sep 3, 2016 in Breaking News, Meditation, Popular, Yoga & Science | 0 comments

‘Real’ Meditation Beats ‘Fake’ in Scientific Study
By: Chrisitna Sarich, Originally published at The Mind Unleashed The benefits of meditation have been touted for decades now, with seemingly a new scientific study coming out as fast as you can say ‘Aum’.  Harvard has proven that meditation rebuilds the grey matter in our brains in as little as 8 weeks, and according to University of Toronto psychiatrist, Steven Selchen, “There’s more than an article a day Read More

The Phenomenal Power of Yoga

Posted by on Sep 3, 2016 in Normal, Uncategorized, Yoga & Science | 2 comments

The Phenomenal Power of Yoga
By: Yogi Ashwini Editors note: In some parts of India yogis say ‘yog’ to refer to ‘yoga’. The meaning is the same. When we read the ancient Vedic texts like the Puranas etc, we come across human beings with supernatural abilities, exuding phenomenal strength. We hear of women with amazing beauty and radiance, which used to even attract gods. When we compare these beings with today’s people, they seem like Read More

Regrow Your Brain With Meditation

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Meditation, Normal, Popular | 1 comment

Regrow Your Brain With Meditation
This article was originally published at Natural Society. Please republish with credit to author, Christina Sarich, and a link back to this site. A team of researchers led by Dr. Lazar, a neurologist and instructor at Harvard medical school, has discovered that meditating for just 8 weeks can fuel grey-matter in the hippocampus and promote brain ‘growth’. More specifically, the practice of meditation can sp Read More

The Healing Power of Sound

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Mantra, Popular, Yoga & Science | 2 comments

The Healing Power of Sound
This piece was originally featured at The Mind Unleashed. Please visit this site for more inspiring articles. We can feel it when we turn on the radio and our favorite song happens to be playing, or when we sit quietly and listen to the rain. There is a palpable peace when we are absorbed in quiet and a different kind of rejuvenation when we hear the wind in the trees. There is no doubt that sound has subtle, but Read More

Living Like the Tortoise: Breathing to Double Your Life Span

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Popular, Pranayama | 1 comment

Living Like the Tortoise: Breathing to Double Your Life Span
This article originally appeared on The Mind Unleashed Is it possible for humans to live for 200 years, or even more? It seems improbable without some kind of freakish genetic modification, but this isn’t necessary according to ancient wisdom in the Bhagavad Gita, and the Tirukkural. Among vertebrates, the tortoise is one of the longest living animals on our planet. Unconfirmed reports talk of the tortoise living Read More