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Mindfulness

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…

How to Meditate On Mandalas

As we rest our gaze upon a mandala, the mind becomes as still as the surface of a pool of water... Here's a brief guide from mandala illustrator Lisa Tenzin-Dolma on how mandalas, stunning and complex images, can help focus the mind in meditation. The…

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

  Probably the single most influential text on yoga, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are thought to have been written between 200BCE and 200CE.   Despite the importance of this work, its author remains an enigma – almost nothing is known about his life. Patanjali's Yoga Sutras consist of 195…