Browse through any news channel today, and you realize that society is obsessed with the topic of COVID-19. This continuous blaring of updates about the statistics of infected and death, feeds the anxiety of a society that has been exposed to a wide array of apocalyptic movies. Chennai is a city with very high number of COVID-19 positive people and…… Read More.
Meditation – In the Time of Loneliness I am not loved by my loved ones. There is no one to bug me. I do not have a friend to meet. Loneliness is when you get these and many such thoughts, that just depict negativity. We always seek a close companionship that supports us in every possible way, celebrates our joys,…… Read More.
Seattle, Washington, March 12, 2020 We are the epicenter of the virus. School and college closures. Social distancing. Empty stores, churches, entertainment venues. Masks. Gloves. Furtive looks between bus riders. Walking on the side of the road to avoid contact with joggers, bicyclists. Wondering how long this will last. Drop in coffee shops, Starbucks closes. Still going to work for…… Read More.
Yoga is many things to many people. For some, it is just a physical exercise, while for others, it is their life’s greatest passion. Many practitioners enjoy the complex formulation and execution of breathing techniques and for others, it is simply a practical means of maintaining good health and wellbeing. Globally, the popularity of yoga in its many forms is…… Read More.
Meditation: A No Cost Holiday Package Who doesn’t like to travel? For some it is snowy mountains or forest treks that tempt them, for others the pristine beaches or the magnificent palaces and forts are a real draw. One thing is clear, the more you travel, the more you crave it – for the soul of a wanderer is always…… Read More.
The world is currently going through a strange and difficult period. For the first time in history, almost every corner of the globe has been hit simultaneously by a crisis. Indeed, some news reports suggest that we may be facing something of the magnitude of the 1930’s Great Depression, or perhaps even worse. In spite of the single, common source…… Read More.
“A dream that I state, to live free and meditate To become better and remove a trait, my dream to meditate To be yours, to relate, a wish to meditate Today I am doing great, because I love to meditate” Veterans of meditation often talk about their blissful experiences with meditation, their ability to meditate on-demand and how life-changing meditation…… Read More.
A couple of weeks back I had a rapid-fire session with my mentor who asked me a series of questions about my meditation practice: What is meditation? Why do you meditate? What is the benefit you get from meditation? She gave me a minute to think and, after introspecting, I responded: Meditation is the result of the continuous act of…… Read More.
I was always the happy-go-lucky kind, ever smiling and laughing. I could be around people but go into my own space even as a child, as if looking for something. My thirst for inner happiness began when I started rebelling against societal norms, against what I was taught a young Indian girl should be. I found shelter in reading self-help…… Read More.
It was a typical winter morning in Dehra Dun, a small town located at the foothills of the Himalayas in Northern India. The weak morning sun appeared every now and then from behind the clouds, doing its best to fight the cold. Having feigned a stomach ache, I skipped school for the day. I lay in bed, smarting from what…… Read More.
You could say I was an absolute chatterbox who loved to talk and share everything with my near and dear ones. I needed sound in my life, whether it was blasting music or TV noise in the background. I love to laugh, and I can even laugh even when you shout at me in anger. I’m considered happy-go-lucky despite my…… Read More.
“The heart is intuitive. It does not share the mind’s many limitations.” -Daaji, The Heartfulness Way I write this during a period of surprising struggle with myself over what seem to be multiple unnecessary concerns, blown out of proportion in my own mind. A few months ago, I sat down for my morning meditation with a positive outlook and…… Read More.