YOGIC PSYCHOLOGY – INTRODUCTION

Have you ever thought to understand psychology through Yoga? Yoga is a vast science of the physical body, subtle bodies and the soul, exploring the origin of consciousness, and what causes changes in the field of consciousness. In this series of articles, DAAJI explains the fundamental basis of yogic psychology, which is the ancient science of Raja Yoga, discussed in texts like the Ashtavakra Gita, the Sangeetha Vashista, and which was first codified by Patanjali in his…

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THE POWER OF REST

JOANNE LAM is a personal health coach by day and thought-provoker by night. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she has since lived in the United States, the Netherlands, and currently resides in Canada. Here she explores the need for rest, and its role in her daily life. Remember a time when you could power through a day, a week, and a month with as little as two to three hours sleep a day? Remember a…

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YOGA AND MEDITATION CAN CHANGE YOUR GENETICS

DR PARTHA NANDI  explores the relationship between a healthy lifestyle and how it affects the expression of our DNA and resulting health. He especially focuses on the benefits of Yoga and other traditions – both the meditative practices and the physical movement – in achieving a healthier life. From a young age, I knew that I wanted to create a world full of Health Heroes. These are people who make their health a priority and commit to achieving greater…

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The principle of many

GAYATHRI PRAKASH speaks about the changes she has gone through after marriage – leaving her own family and living with her husband’s family, who have different traditions. Confronting her prejudices and expectations, she is learning acceptance and to see the beauty in diversity. Very often I wonder what life would have been like if my family were not on a spiritual path and us kids were not born into that way of life. Very often…

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INSIGHT OF THE HEART – PART 1

SAKI SANTORELLI is interviewed by AMIR IMANI as part of a webinar series about mindfulness, love, compassion and the way of the heart. Q: Today we are very delighted to have my dear friend, mentor and teacher, Dr. Saki Santorelli, with us. Saki was the Executive Director of The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health and Society at the University of Massachusetts, USA, for 17 years. I have been a witness to his deep contribution to bringing mindfulness…

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How can there be fatigue in compassion and empathy?

VICTOR KANNAN challenges the widely-held notion that compassion fatigue is inevitable in a life of service, especially the noblest of professions like education and medicine. How does fatigue develop and how can we avoid it? Why do we talk about the idea of fatigue in compassion and empathy in professional life? It seems to evince a pendulum swing from recognition to caution; recognition of the need for these qualities instead of just having the materialistic…

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