What is a yoga garden? This is a great question and for many I hope it might be a beginning of stepping into a greater quest. This is an inner quest that moves into [...]
Yoga for spiritual awakening is the least focus of yoga practice. When you search for the term “yoga” there are according to Ubersuggest over 300K searches per month. For the term “yoga for spiritual [...]
I wonder what the intention behind a search such as “chakras and emotions” is? I suspect there is the wish to explore what it means to heal emotionally. When I explore the seven chakra system I do so for the purpose of healing. I follow the view of the writer Colin Tipping – Radical Forgiveness - when he says, Quotation You can't heal what you don't feel – Colin Tipping – Radical Forgiveness. The writer spiritual teacher and mystic Carolyn Myss who has long been an authority on chakra healing says the reason people don't heal is because they block their emotional energy systems to a degree of up to 80%. Here is how I define the subject of “chakra and emotions.”
I wonder what people are searching for when they search for the term “Yoga for the heart chakra?” What can be understood by the intention of such a search. As a writer on the heart chakra (Awakening the Heart – 21 Ways to Follow Love’s Message) I want to share with you what I understand by this “Yoga for the heart chakra” enquiry. There are different ways to look at this enquiry.
Karma Yoga examples are demonstrated most clearly in the way you live your life. The person practicing authentic karma yoga is focused on a different way of living. They begin their day with a clear and heart felt intention. In this blog post I will share with you a quote from a poem that I love, and which forms the foundation for the path of Karma yoga which I step out onto each day.
A question that people search for is “What is Bhakti Yoga? Do you have to wear orange or white robes? Do you have to learn Sanskrit in order to chant mantras? Do you have to belong to a formalised religion where you are expected to give up sex and transcend the material world.
In writing about the subject of Bhakti Yoga for beginners I am interested in exploring Bhakti Yoga practices or series of practices that are not simply imported from an Eastern tradition. Bhakti as the Yoga path of Love is not Eastern. It is universal. There is much to be recommended from the teachings of the Bhakti Vedanta tradition without the need to study the teachings of the Upanishads.
One of the key spiritual practices to explore is leaning how to have an empty mind. For most people especially in the West this invitation appears to be not at all inviting. Yet it is the gateway to the Wisdom mind. You have to lean to go out of you mind to find sanity.
What does spiritual shadow work mean and why is it important for spiritual seekers to be aware of this darkness on the path. In the view of this writer far too few spiritual seekers are made aware of the challenge on the path that is the need for the integration of the shadow.