(Concentration and cultivating inner perceptual awareness) Concentrate. When you can focus the mind on japa, using a mantra and mala beads to help silence the mind. Last month you learned to control your senses by turning inward to become more aware of your mind. Dharana is...

The other night I facilitated a Dharma Talk, a time where people come together to share insight on spirituality and learn. One of the topics that came up was aging and how awful it can be. Why do we hate aging so much? The big...

I have been urging my husband to go with me to a place I think is “Heaven on Earth,” the Himalayan Institute in Pennsylvania, for some time. It is a place that I go to at least once every year. Like food feeds our bodies...

There is a misconception that yoga is for mainly females but it's something that should be done by men too, especially athletes. There are 5 ways all athletes may benefit from doing yoga.: 1. Core Strength- Most athletes ignore building up their core strength, but it is...

Want to do something that can benefit your career? Yoga is the answer. I'm sure you're asking at this point: "How the heck can yoga help me when I'm working?" To answer your question, yoga directly affects your job performance. Yoga has been proven to scientifically improve...

You always hear about how meditating is good for your mind, but you don't really know why and know? Here are 4 big ways that meditation affects your brain: 1. Increased grey matter/cortical thickness in key areas- • Anterior Cingulate Cortex: There is an increase in grey...

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States every year. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking are key causes of heart disease. Increased blood pressure and cholesterol levels result from stress, anxiety,...

Forget fad diets, turn to yoga to trim that fat! Most people imagine that yoga is something gentle and mindful, not a form of exercise that will help shed excess pounds. But it’s also a fantastic way to get, and keep, the body you want. There’s...

If you habitually do not get a good night's sleep, chances are that you may be aging faster than you should be, in addition to not feeling well and confused thinking. When we sleep, our body repairs on a cellular level and removes toxins. It...

The first time I was at Omega teaching there was a special session by someone who heals with gong music or gong vibrations. As he started to play I could feel the vibrations go up my right leg and work up my body slowly relaxing...