The bhagavad Gita: Karma Yoga #2

THE BHAGAVAD GITA: KARMA YOGA #2  Written by Estella Vall Simply put, one doesn’t get emotionally involved in the action being performed, becoming overly excited, upset or angry when the result of an action is not as expected. Gita also talks about “Meta-Karma Yoga”, which means not getting irritated, annoyed Read more…

The bhagavad gita: Karma Yoga #1

THE BHAGAVAD GITA: KARMA YOGA #1 Written by Estella Vall The Bhagavad Gita is one of the world-scriptures today. It guides the lives of people all around the world. Mahatma Gandhi regarded it as the “Mother”, to whom the humanity turned when in distress. The Bhagavad Gita, often referred to as simply the Gita, is Read more…

Meditation for health benefits #2

Meditation for health benefits #2 Written by Estella Vall Below, we talk about meditation health benefits mentioning different studies that have come out in the last few years to show that meditation produces measurable changes in our brain: A study from UCLA found that long-term meditators had better-preserved brains than those Read more…

Meditation for health benefits #1

Written by Estella Vall Meditation for health benefits #1 There’s a lot of evidence that meditation may do some good for those people who practice it on a regular basis, it can improve our energy, creative thinking, stress levels and even our success. The meditation-and-the-brain research has been active for Read more…

The power of now #2

Written by Estella Vall Only approach your past and future on the level of the present moment It’s easy to get stuck dwelling on the past. Or you might sit around waiting for the future to come along and save you. You hope that someone will find you, a great Read more…

The power of now #1

Written by Estella Vall “There is no better time than the present” predicts Eckhart Tolle, writer of the best-selling book The Power of Now: A guide to spiritual enlightment. The Power of Now has been recognized as one of the most influential spiritual books of our time. The book has Read more…

Ishvara Pranidhana

Ishvara Pranidhana – written by Sophie Nusselder – Success in the trance comes by complete surrender to God* – Iswara Paranidhana means ‘surrender’. Practicing yoga helpes us realize we are not the masters of this universe. There is a wisdom and strength where everything comes from. In all major yoga philosophies surrender (bhakti) Read more…

Svadhyaya

Svadhyaya – written by Sophie Nusselder- By self-observation, union with the desired deity is brought about*. Svadhyaya literally means’ self-study of scriptures. But it also has a broader meaning as ‘self-reflection’. In the former post I wrote Tapas is the key element of a yoga practice: it is the transforming heat that Read more…

Tapas

Tapas – Written by Sophie Nusselder- By practising austerities, impurities are destroyed and there comes perfection in the body and sense organs*. If you are a frequent yoga practitioner, you know practice demands discipline. When you practise every day you learn more about your body, heart, mind, and spirit. The discipline, Read more…

Santosha

Santosha – Written by Sophie Nusselder- Unexelled happiness comes from the practise of contentment* Santosha means ‘contentment’. It is a profound state of being that is worth pursuing. Cultivating contentment is a yoga practice. If you feel down or experience life as meaningless and sad, you can change that experience. I Read more…