By: Christina Sarich
This post originally appeared at Waking Times.
Our genes have long been ballyhooed as either a death-sentence, or the Midas touch of genius, bestowing upon us pristine health and an agile mind, or the deterministic outcome of cancer, neurological disease, or various other birth ‘defects’, but what if there was something else helping to determine our fate? What if our genes were merely build Read More
Muir Woods San Francisco
“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” ~ Aldous Huxley, Music at Night and Other Essays, author of Brave New World
John Lane, painter, author and supporter of the Schumacher College in Devon, UK once pointed out that humans mix the gregarious and the solitary. We are not bees who fly in swarms nor solitary cats. Even when we spend time Read More
This article originally appeared on WakingTimes
Mantra yoga goes hand in hand with the Vedic sciences as well as Tantra, but it has been practiced in many forms by multiple cultures throughout the world. Gregorian chants are also a form of mantra, meant to elevate the consciousness. The Vedas (Rig Veda, etc.) themselves are mantras, and those who chant or sing them are said to achieve ultimate union with Supreme Co Read More
Finding Peace in Ancient Temples
“. . .The inner caverns are also expertly carved, and the acoustics were simply otherworldly. We felt inspired to sing the Gayatri Mantra while standing within such auspicious earth, and it reverberated like a million–year old love song to ourselves and the few other disciples sitting inside, offering incense to a carved Buddha’s feet, though the reverberations were simply Read More
Ganesha mantras are called siddhi mantras, The One with Perfection brings out higher powers inherent in your true Self.
The Elephant God is the manifestation of a protective force. Ganesha, also known as the prominent leader or Vinayaka, is the keeper of wisdom and worldly success. While the Hindus claim the Elephant God as their own, it is probable that he was around in aboriginal form as a Dravidian sun god, or Read More
Head, Heart & Hands
“There’s a Divinity that shapes our ends,
Rough-hew them how we will.” – Hamlet, Shakespeare
I call on my own guru’s wisdom, the founder of the Bihar school of yoga, to address this interesting question which has come up in the life of a dear friend, as well as my own. Swami Satyananda told us in his integral approach to yoga that, “we must use the qualities of head Read More