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5 Powerful Consciousness-Raising Practices

Consciousness can be described as the awareness you have that you are living, breathing, thinking and living, but it is more than this – it is also the subconscious and super conscious aspects of ourselves – the parts of us that know what we don’t...

5 Meditation Tips from 5 Masters

We all get stuck on our meditative paths sometimes, even if we’ve been practicing for years, and those who are just beginning a meditative practice can use some of the same encouragement. Here are five meditation tips from five different meditation masters to keep you...

Breathing Technique To Improve Your Meditation

Breathing is the language of consciousness. Consciousness is housed in the center of every atom in your body. Your body responds to your breathing signals, connecting the brain and body response. To reach the state of awareness, a state of being necessary for meditation and to experience presence,...

How Stress Affects Your DNA And What To Do About It

Moving down into the microscopic level of our genes, we can see how much stress affects our DNA. Recent research suggests that stress can alter our chromosomes and affect our DNA permanently. Minimizing stress has an opposing, beneficial effect. We all know that stress can be damaging,...

Illusion of Mind

Preparation (Visualization) is the Key to Success

As the acting coach Constantin Stanislavakin likes to says, “Rehearsals are the work. Performance is the relaxation.” When Yo-Yo Ma, the famous cellist, steps into the green room just before a performance, he isn’t sweating. He just chills out. He’s spent countless hours rehearsing every musical...

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Five Mindfulness Techniques to Try During the Busiest Times

The hustle and bustle of this time of year can make it extremely difficult to stick to meditation practice, but not when you’re armed with these five mindfulness techniques that you can practice no matter how busy your life becomes. Make Meditation and Yoga Your...

What Being Yourself Really Means

We have heard many times, people saying, or even ourselves sometimes, that we want to be ourselves. But what does that really mean? Does that mean being of some kind of gender? Being a woman, a man or transgender. Does that mean being from certain nationality? From...

Are You Happy With Your Body? Yoga and Meditation May Help

A recent survey of young British women found that of the 2,000 interviewed, only 8 percent were happy with their bodies. A whopping 90 percent of the teenage girls interviewed thought they needed to lose weight, were already on a diet, or were simply “unhappy”...