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Watkins Wisdom: Cate Montana

  Watkins author, Cate Montana, answers some of our questions in the first installment of the Watkins Wisdom Speaks Series. Cate Montana is the author of Unearthing Venus: My Search for the Woman Within, also available in e-book,  and co-author of GhettoPhysics: Redefining the Game…

Rebalance your Solar Plexus Chakra

Today in our guide to Working with your Chakras the focus is on your solar plexus chakra, home of your sense of self and your digestive fire. If you are feeling short of stamina and drive, try Swami Saradananda’s juice fast, designed to rebalance the…
a guide to chakra meditation

Working with your Chakras

  Our chakras (energy centres of the subtle body) play a vital role in every aspect of life, including health, career and relationships. Here, Swami Saradananda, world-renowned expert in yoga and spiritual development and author of The Essential Guide to Chakras, gives some practical suggestions…

Treating Depression with Mindfulness Meditation

  How Mindfulness Techniques Can Help You Deal with Depression   'By accepting rather than resisting unpleasant feelings, we may find that they go away by themselves' Mindfulness may seem like a new therapy fad but in fact its origins lie in Buddhist teaching. Psychologist…

The Science Behind Mindfulness

by Sarah Silverton Mindfulness is not only a positive change of mind-set, it can actually change the shape of our brains. Neuroscience research over recent years has led to understanding that the human brain can change in both structure and activity (known as neuroplasticity) and…

Working with your Root Chakra

Today Swami Saradananda, author of The Essential Guide to Chakras takes a look at the first of your major chakras – the root chakra – and suggests an exercise that will help you reconnect with its energy. What is the root chakra? The root (muladhara)…
The healing power of mandalas

The Healing Power of Mandalas

From the profound depths of the tranquility of mandala meditation emerge insights that help us tap into and develop our innate healing power  Mandalas most often take the form of a circle - a shape that represents the self, the Earth, the Sun, the cosmos…