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
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Ayurveda oil massage
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 —
Ayurvedic daily routine
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 —
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
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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 Continue
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 —
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… Continue
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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 —
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
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… Continue
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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… Continue
Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on July 31, 2010 at 10:58am —
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 —
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
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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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on May 19, 2010 at 9:14am —
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 —
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 —
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
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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.
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