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Reflecting your life

1. Sit quietly, close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths, relaxing a little with each exhalation

2. Imagine that you're at the end of your life and death is quickly approaching.

3. Reflect on your life as you watch it replay before your eyes like a video.

4. As you reflect, choose two things you've done that you feel good about now.

5. Look deeply at what makes these moments memorable-at the qualities of mind and heart you brought to them.

6. Notice how these… Continue

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on February 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on February 15, 2011 at 10:56am — 1 Comment

Warmth and Comfort with Oilmassage

Ayurveda oil massage

Vata possesses the qualities of ‘cold’ and ‘dry’, and it can therefore be

balanced through warmth and moisture. A full-body massage in the morning

is one of the most pleasant Vata-balancing measures. Try it for

yourself! To do this, you massage the whole body with warm, ‘ripened’ sesame oil

or with Vata massage oil… Continue

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on November 24, 2010 at 10:15am — No Comments

Warmth and Comfort (Daily Routine)

Ayurvedic daily routine

In winter, the metabolism and the physical strength are stronger for

healthy people than at other times of the year. For this reason you can

now be more physically active. However always take care not to exhaust

yourself, rather maintain a healthy balance of activity and rest. In

addition to sufficient sleep, the regular practice of Transcendental

Meditation is a key to deep inner regeneration and… Continue

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on November 24, 2010 at 10:14am — No Comments

Warmth and Comfort


In winter, because of the cold weather outside, the inner ‘Agni’ – the digestive power – is

normally stronger than at other times of the year. Therefore you can now

eat more heartily, and include richer food. If our diet is too light,

the strong digestive fire will eat up the body tissues and Vata will go

out of balance. Wind and cold likewise have the effect of increasing

Vata dosha. This is easier to understand when one… Continue

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on November 24, 2010 at 10:12am — No Comments

Miso Soup

I think just about everyone loves a steaming hot cup of miso soup! With a soothing and mild flavor, miso soup is light and "brothy", not the type of soup that is a meal on its own, so serve as an

appetizer. Miso soup is a quick, easy and light soup and is a staple of

Japanese cuisine. This basic recipe is a simple version of the classic

miso soup you'll find…

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on October 25, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments


In autumn, we naturally internalize the vital life force of the external

elements—earth, wind, sky, fire and water—and release what we no longer

need. Fall is also a natural time to examine and choose to—or not

to—let go of old, perhaps inappropriate, thought forms and patterns as

well. Exploring our breath teaches us about the natural cycles of

receiving and releasing that balance our lives. Root yourself in the

gentle wave of your…

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on October 18, 2010 at 9:54am — No Comments

Kapha recipes: Ginger Garlic Soup

Ginger Garlic Soup

  • It balances Vata and kapha
  • It cleanses the system
  • It digests the ama (undigested …

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on August 27, 2010 at 9:39am — 3 Comments

Sweet darkness

When your eyes are tired

the world is tired also.

When your vision has gone

no part of the world

can find you.

Time to go into the dark

where the night has eyes

to recognize its own.

There you can be sure

you are not beyond love.

The dark will be your

womb tonight.

The night

will give you a horizon

further than you can see.

You must learn one thing,

the world was made

to be free in.

Give up all the other…

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on August 16, 2010 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

Follow faith, not feeling today

Even when we know the right thing to do, it can be difficult to do it if we don't feel like it. We may feel like lying in bed much longer then we should, even when we aren't sleepy anymore. Sometimes we know we ought to keep our mouth shut, but we don't feel like it.

The way to victory is a narrow path that requires discipline regardless of our feelings. Sometimes it may look to narrow to even squeeze through. But victory comes by obeying god's…

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on July 31, 2010 at 10:58am — No Comments

Rest a bit!

An exercise to help you let go of control is to spend a day or a
substantial part of a day doing nothing - absolutely nothing: not
speaking, not watching television, not listening to music, not reading,
eating little or nothing. Watch the mind in its restlessness. Soften
your belly and surrender.

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on July 25, 2010 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Be aware

The more meditation you do, the more you get in touch with yourself
naturally. You become more aware of what you are doing on a
moment-by-moment basis.

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on July 8, 2010 at 7:12am — 1 Comment

Being aware...

Sit quietly, letting one hand rest lightly on the other, eyes closed.
What do you experience? Is there a mental image of your hands? Is there
an awareness of different sensations? Take some time to investigate
and distinguish the different levels of experience through your senses
and the concepts you assign to them.

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on June 22, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Gatha for arriving home

Gatha for arriving home: I have arrived, I am home, in the here and now.
I am solid, I am free. In the ultimate I dwell. My mind can go in a
thousand directions. Now I walk in peace. Each step a warm breeze.
With each step, a lotus blooms.

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on June 4, 2010 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Just 30 seconds

When you do not even have two minutes, you will find that just 30

seconds of meditation a few times a day can transform your experience

of life. If you simply pause long enough to remember to be aware of

your breathing and say, "I am breathing freely, this quick expansion

into full breath awareness will awaken your whole-body consciousness.

You transform your day when you are aware of your breathing. It does

not matter what…

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on May 19, 2010 at 9:14am — No Comments

Being aware of our feelings

Know you are breathing in. Know you are breathing out. Be aware of a

pleasant feeling arising. Hold this feeling as though it was your most

precious child. Smile with joy at your happiness. Then be aware of an

unpleasant feeling arising. Be aware that you dislike this feeling.

Hold this feeling as though it was your most precious child. Smile with

compassion at your suffering. Be aware of the feeling arising and


Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on May 18, 2010 at 9:22am — No Comments

Meditation before going to sleep

Do a prayer meditation at night in a darkened room, going to sleep
immediately afterwards. Raise your hands toward the sky, palms up, head
up. Feel energy flowing into your arms and then to your body. You will
feel one with the earth. Then bend and touch the earth. Repeat this
six more times so each of the chakras can become unblocked. Then go to

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on May 12, 2010 at 10:18am — No Comments


Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment,
are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a
hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving
your own evolution. ... Deepak Chopra

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on May 12, 2010 at 10:15am — No Comments

Hildegards Heart Cookies

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on May 9, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments


Think of a situation in which you acted badly or inappropriately. Note
how your actions affected the other people involved. Take full
responsibility for your actions. Breathe in the responsibility, pain,
and other negative emotions involved in the situation. Breathe out
forgiveness, understanding, and compassion. Breathe in and out this way
for some time.

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on May 7, 2010 at 9:50am — No Comments

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