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The Koshas: 5 Layers of Being

If you’re a typical health-conscious Yoga International reader, you've probably already exercised today. Whether you went for a brisk walk, played some tennis, or worked out at the gym, you recognize the importance of keeping your physical body in shape. But have you exercised your subtle body yet? Or your causal body? According to the yoga tradition, every one of us…


Added by Bijay Raut on July 9, 2014 at 3:15am — No Comments

Be in the Center, Be in the Spine - A Poem by Bijay Raut

Be in the Center,

Be in the Spine,

There is Everything,

From Worldly to Divine,

Live with Detachment,

Live with Joy,

Everything is God's Leela ("play"),

Detach and Enjoy!…


Added by Bijay Raut on April 12, 2014 at 9:41am — 1 Comment

Why Meditate?

During most of our waking life our minds are engaged in a continuous internal dialogue in which the meaning and emotional associations of one thought trigger the next. We hear a snippet of music and suddenly we’re thinking about the first time we heard that song with an old boyfriend or girlfriend and how that relationship ended. If we’re still holding emotional pain…


Added by Bijay Raut on March 23, 2014 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

"In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world."


"Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye -- the result of a fall brought on by…


Added by Bijay Raut on March 20, 2014 at 11:03pm — No Comments

10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon

by Marc Chernoff

You know how you can hear something a hundred times in a hundred different ways before it finally gets through to you?  The ten truths listed below fall firmly into that category – life lessons that many of us likely learned years ago, and have been reminded of ever since, but for whatever reason, haven’t fully…


Added by Bijay Raut on February 26, 2014 at 3:24am — No Comments

Does a Good Leader Have To Be Tough? - by Deepak Chopra

In modern business and government, leaders are expected to behave in a peculiar way. Success depends on adopting the model of warfare.

To describe someone as tough, ruthless, a winner in the battle for supremacy - these are compliments. We've become used to toughness as a desirable attribute for success. What's peculiar about this…


Added by Bijay Raut on February 13, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy

Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so.

It’s easy to think of happiness as a result, but happiness…


Added by Bijay Raut on January 20, 2014 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Mindfulness: 5 Simple tricks to Stay Relaxed and Stay Alert

Most of us go through our lives generally thinking about the past or worried or anxious about what is to come in the future. In this we lose the very precious essence, which is, this very moment. Practice of Mindfulness basically teaches us how to live this moment and be aware of everything that is happening around us NOW.…


Added by Bijay Raut on January 19, 2014 at 12:57am — No Comments

Paramahansa Yogananda - Interview of a Yogi

by Ritu Khanna

An unusual 'interview' with the great master — Paramahansa Yogananda

American journalist Horace Greeley, editor of the New-York Tribune, interviewed Brigham Young, the…


Added by Bijay Raut on January 11, 2014 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

The ‘Busy’ Trap

by Tim Kreider, from Opinionator - The New York Times

If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are. It’s become the default response when you ask anyone how they’re doing: “Busy!” “So busy.” “Crazy busy.” It is, pretty obviously, a boast disguised as a complaint.…


Added by Bijay Raut on December 11, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big

"Most people aren’t lucky enough to have a flexible schedule. I didn’t have one either for the first sixteen years of my corporate life. So I did the next best thing by going to bed early and getting up at 4: 00 A.M. to do my creative side projects. One of those projects became the sketches for Dilbert."

- Scott Adams

Energy, not…


Added by Bijay Raut on December 10, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Dharma - The Science and Art of Living in Harmony With the World

Sanatan Dharma - the path to Wellness, Personal Growth, Spirituality, and Evolution.

"To align oneself to Dharma or try to know the true nature of it, is one of the ways of describing the Higher Goal in life."

"When God created the universe, He endowed it with order, with the laws to govern creation. Dharma is God’s divine law…


Added by Bijay Raut on December 10, 2013 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Top 7 Tips for How to Be Happy

1.) Let go of negativity.

  • Learn to forgive and forget.

  • See every challenge as an opportunity for further growth.

  • Express gratitude for what you have.

  • Be more optimistic about…


Added by Bijay Raut on December 3, 2013 at 1:35am — No Comments

How to Become a Great Leader

by Deepak Chopra

Leadership is a hot topic and will always be one. We seem to linger in a perpetual leadership vacuum. Today's Presidents and CEOs, generals and coaches, don't stand in comparison with the great leaders of the past - or so we are told - and in times of crisis, people cry out for someone who can show them a way to escape the looming threat.

How to Become a Great Leader

There’s a general myth that…

Added by Bijay Raut on November 30, 2013 at 12:07am — No Comments

How to Handle Difficult People

by Deepak Chopra

The path to success can be derailed by clashes with difficult people, and even if the clash isn't disastrous, it can make your life very unpleasant. Everyone has a store of coping mechanisms that we resort to when we find ourselves in stressful situations.

How to Handle Difficult People

Difficult people force us to fall back on our coping mechanisms. Some of us placate, others…

Added by Bijay Raut on November 29, 2013 at 1:55am — No Comments

The Miracle Is Worth The Wait

Yamagata University Craft-Pal 2006 » by simo100)


Added by Christopher Stewart on September 16, 2013 at 10:13am — No Comments

Mother Of Pearl

Natural Abalone with conical pearl » by Worldexplorer82)

« Mother Of Pearl» was the last song written in the location where the music for the « The Abode Of The Blessed » EP was composed. Yet, arguably, considering the clear stylistic and thematic distinctions…


Added by Christopher Stewart on September 2, 2013 at 7:51am — No Comments

Perfect Magic

Spirit of the Night » by John Atkinson Grimshaw)

« Perfect Magic » is the 9th opus penned for the « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project. It was completed on February 6, 2013, and is the first new piece to follow the compositional rush that…


Added by Christopher Stewart on August 19, 2013 at 7:46pm — No Comments

A Tide Of Positive Change

Wave » by Mark)

The 23rd song written for the « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project is entitled « A Tide Of Positive Change » and was completed on March 24th, 2013.

The aim here was to come up with an inspiring and energetic song that…


Added by Christopher Stewart on August 8, 2013 at 9:03am — No Comments

To Kill Your Demons

Painting created in Year 12 Painting at Albany Senior High School » by Mosborne01)

« To Kill Your Demons » was completed on March 10, 2013, and is the 20th song written for the henceforth entitled « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project.

Basically, the…


Added by Christopher Stewart on August 2, 2013 at 8:09am — No Comments

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