Article Archive for Spirituality

The Benefits of Meditation
Buddhists, yogis and ayurvedic doctors have said for centuries that meditation improves health and well-being. Now scientists are...
Why and how to meditate
Meditation is an approach to training the mind, similar to the way that fitness is an approach to training the body. But many...
Plus the benefits of meditation
Silence befalls an ancient temple as rows of robed monks settle themselves, body and mind. Eyes closed, legs pulled up into Lotus...
Yoga and consumerism
Truly, one of the most interesting conundrums to practitioners of yoga is the relationship to stuff. We are an abundant society,...
Competition can be a path to personal and spiritual growth — if you strive together
Each Saturday my daughter straps on her shin guards and little-kid cleats — the ones with the pink shoelaces — and heads out to...
I don’t know too many people who speak Sanskrit as a second language, but most of the information that teaches about chakras...
An excerpt from 'The Five Levels of Attachment: Toltec Wisdom for a Modern World'
I began my apprenticeship into my family’s tradition in San Diego, California, when I was fourteen years old. My 79-year-old...
A debate is raging over whether December 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar, heralds a doomsday of apocalyptic proportions...
An excerpt from ‘No Storm Lasts Forever: Transforming Suffering Into Insight’
As a cardiologist for over a quarter-century, I dealt with life and death circumstances on a daily basis. I came to fully...
3 yoga poses to open up your root chakra
The root chakra is the first chakra and is located at the base of the spine. It is the root of your being and establishes the...