This article was originally featured at Into Mountains Over Streams.
Looking at Qi vs Prana
It is possible that each of these subtle energies are quite similar but some practitioners disagree. Qi, Chi, or Prana are not the only names of the fine, rather than gross, life force energies, however. It is also called kundalini energy, as well as Wilheim Reich’s orgone energy, the Egyptian’s cobra, as a symbol of Read More
In the yogic lifestyle we are often persuaded to go within. There are countless stories of mystics and holy men, sages and sadhus who retreat to Himalayan caves or deep forests, cloud-ensconced temples, or nooks in a receding crevasse to contemplate their place in the Universe. Understandably they were looking for answers that the world couldn’t provide them, and we are in no less a crazy world than 5000 year Read More
“Work in the invisible world at least
as hard as you do in the visible.”
Inaction is not acceptable anymore in a world that poisons our food, pollutes our land, air, and water and commits atrocities against, man, animal and nature that would be too horrid even to put in the most garish and bloodied film. But that’s just it. What we are looking at is the egoic conflagration of a consciousness b Read More
Religions aside, there are other reasons for vegetarianism. It has been a hotly contested fact, but many people attest that producing meat in quantities, which are high enough to feed western consumption rates is harmful to the environment.
“. . . Ancient human history, as recorded by archeological findings, points to the very earliest vegetarianism. Prior to the industrial revolution, very little, if any mea Read More
Finding Peace And Honoring the Infinite
“. . .In an ancient Sanskrit sloka, 12 different Shiva temples are referenced as holy places that compose the Jyotirlinga, or Temples of Lord Shankar. For those unfamiliar with Jyotirlinga, it is a sacred space that the essence of the Infinite can be worshipped, since most of us have a l Read More
The path of a yogi includes the practice of Santosha, a Niyama, or observation outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. It is one of the fastest ways to raise your thought-vibration to a higher level. Instead of focusing on what is lacking in your life, or a perceived absence of good, you focus on giving thanks, and cultivating true contentment for all that you do have. It’s a bit like New Read More