Namaste is a word that has become extremely popular among new age spirituality and yoga practitioners. But did you know what Namaste means? Avid readers of LifeAdvancer will have probably at some point in their lives attended a yoga class (and hopefully, regularly) and heard this spoken at the end of a class, normally with palms together pressed to the chest with a slight bow of the head, but did you ever wondered what is the true meaning of the word Namaste? It is a
Most people in the West misinterpret what the Tantra yoga is about. Here are 5 ways Westernization has affected this yoga style. During the year I spent working on my yoga practice in Thailand I came into contact with some amazing teachers. Many of them were eager to engage in lengthy conversations about yoga practice, the current state of the “yoga industry” and how that industry has, in their view, changed yoga in general and Tantra yoga in particular. Being 26 and a relative newcomer
When you hear the word 'meditation,' you may think of people who have disconnected from mainstream society. Daily meditation may seem pointless. You may find it impossible to sit in a spot and do nothing. However, it has benefits for your happiness and health. So who should practice it? What Is Daily Meditation? Meditation stresses awareness of yourself and your surroundings. It means being in tune with the moment. Meditation guides your body to pay attention. It makes you focus on your breathing and feelings.
Unbalanced chakras can be the reason for emotional problems or physical ones. These essential oils can help balance chakras. Chakras are believed to be points of energy in the body that help us to regulate our bodily processes. There are seven chakras in the human body: Root Sacral Solar Plexus Heart Throat Third eye4 Crown The seven chakras are associated with certain locations on the body, interestingly when you look at the chakra chart, the positions on the body are located in glands and organs, influencing
Since time immemorial, people have perceived religion and spirituality as the path to a meaningful life. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche is a guide to leading an engaging and fulfilling existence. This thought-provoking book will help you see death as a new possibility instead of the end of the road. The lessons that you can draw from this book are endless. This article presents a few of them and offers a few thoughts that may complement them. About the Tibetan
Loving your hair is very important for the reasons you've probably never thought of. We are cutting it, we are dying it, we give it a perm, we are shaving, plucking and even lasering it. All this to get rid of the nasty, unhygienic, ugly hair(s), to make it look pretty and trimmed on our head. But what if we are fooled by a huge deception? What if our hair is not only beautiful in its natural way but can even enhance our life quality
Finding faith to cope with the stress you feel in your life is not always easy. However, finding resources and outlets for it is more important than ever, especially because stress affects both the mind and body. It can also lead to a number of emotional issues, such as anxiety and depression, and it may even prompt some people to abuse drugs and alcohol. If you feel overwhelmed by certain factors in your life that have affected your self-esteem and you want to work on
For more than 10 years, artist Ra Paulette has been working on his caves completely alone, with a dog as his sole companion. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could just leave all your worries behind and go to a place of peace and tranquillity, somewhere where none of the everyday troubles matter? Modern life is at times stressful and not easy to cope with, which is why almost all of us at some point felt the need to find our safe spot. A place