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The Yoga Tradition – An overview

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All yoga systems as we know them today, developed within spiritual traditions derived from the ancient Vedas. The Vedas are the oldest and most authoritative religious scriptures o...

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The steward of human psychology

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Moving across from the outermost physical side to the inner layers of our body-mind constitution, each interior aspect becomes subtler than the one before. An increase in subtlety ...

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Intellect is the foundation for healthy mind and relationships

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The primary foundation of our emotional and mental health is the intellect. A keen and steady intellect contains within itself the stamina to resist the pressures of the ego and it...

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Common remedies for fatigue

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Fatigue, also referred to as tiredness, is not a disease but our natural psycho-biological warning system. Fatigue alerts us of an underlying weakness in our body and mind that nee...

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How to stop being possessive and start living

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We pin our happiness on people, things and circumstances. Admittedly, their presence in our life does contribute to the joys of life. Yet, it seems our relationship and interaction...

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18 Quotes that will make you rethink what love means

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What does the word “love” mean to you? I find it fascinating that these quotes on love that I have collected from different thinkers appear to be analogous in describin...

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Living in the awareness of Isha

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The Ishavasya Upanishad (īśāvāsya upaniṣad) declares that the universe we perceive is a manifestation of the Absolute Reality alone – ‘pūrṇāt purṇam-udacyate’. Wh...

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5 Quotes to remind us – it is not yet the time to give up

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Many successful people have dealt with numerous setbacks before they achieved success in their pursuits. Sometimes failure can overwhelm even the most tenacious person and giving u...

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Skills for life and living

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I had previously written about the importance of training the mental faculties and personal development in education. Unfortunately our education system today does little for the p...

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30 Quotes of Swami Vivekananda on personal achievement

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World renowned Hindu spiritual leader and monk ‘Swami Vivekananda’ is a beacon of inspiration and wisdom to millions. His speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religion...

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Personal development in education

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The ability to grasp, reason, organise and apply knowledge in our lives has enabled us humans to create civilisation and to advance human desires and aspirations. This ability howe...

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Three tricks our mind plays that knock us off course

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I am realising that my own mind is a more cunning saboteur of work than any other person that I ever knew. At one moment I can be full of enthusiasm and making resolutions to use t...

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Why focus on actions and not on the fruits of actions?

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Everything that happens to us happens in the present moment. Past and future moments are simply a creation of our mind recollecting and projecting from our memory while casting a v...

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You are the sum total of your mental-impressions

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Physical actions are only a manifestation of thoughts in your mind. Every physical action and the result you experience are in fact an extension of a sequence of mental processes. ...

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Surya Namaskara for All

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Do not despair if you have insufficient time to practice different yoga asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing technique), japa (chanting) and dhyana (meditation) daily. Sury...

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Simple morning rituals for detoxification

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Ayurveda teaches that both nourishment and detoxification are equally important to maintain a healthy body. Most of us are familiar with the ideas of nourishment for the body. Howe...

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Mind factors into Karma

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Effect is determined by the nature of cause. So the result of action is determined by the nature of action. Actions have no existence apart from the mind. Action is only an extensi...

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Constitution of the Panchakosha model

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  There is a unique human body-mind constitutional model in the Vedas. The Hindu sages imparted spiritual wisdom to their students using the model as a methodology to guide th...

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Prenatal Samskaras

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Over the years as I read and research Hindu scriptures I became convinced that the science of personal growth can be applied during the prenatal development of a child. I kept noti...

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The Power of Thought

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A thought is a thing, just like matter and energy. In Hindu philosophies like Vedanta and Yoga, a thought is technically defined as vritti (literally, ‘a vortex’) which...

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