Mantras

Mantras

“Mantra” is a Sanskrit word meaning “a tool for the mind.” Mantras can be very powerful if you are looking to deepen your meditation practice. The idea of a mantra is to connect you with a higher consciousness, deepening and broadening your mind and effects of...
Vedic Astrology Forecast, Mar. 22–Mar. 29

Vedic Astrology Forecast, Mar. 22–Mar. 29

Jupiter in Dhaniṣṭhā             Jupiter has moved away from Saturn into the next nakshatra, Dhaniṣṭhā, where Jupiter will stay until May 21. Dhaniṣṭhā literally means wealthy and complete. To the rishis and sages, wealth was a state of being moreso than a title based...
Vedic Astrology Forecast, Mar.15–Mar. 22

Vedic Astrology Forecast, Mar.15–Mar. 22

Monday-Tuesday, Mar. 15-16 Moon in Aśvinī Aum̐ aśvinīkumārābhyāṁ namaḥ “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Love this quote by Viktor...
Vedic Astrology Forecast, 3/8–3/15

Vedic Astrology Forecast, 3/8–3/15

Maha Siva Ratri, Thursday, Mar. 11             Maha Siva Ratri is a festival dedicated to the Lord Shiva, the cosmic creator and destroyer. Common practice is to stay up the whole night chanting mantras for Shiva, and offering fresh seasonal foods to Shiva. A Shiva...
How to Meditate

How to Meditate

There are many ways to meditate. Practices from all around the world offer us ways to meditate while walking, sitting, laying, standing, cooking—the list could go on—because meditation is available to us while we’re doing basically anything, all the time. The trick to...
An Uncomfortable Look At Getting Comfortable Sleep

An Uncomfortable Look At Getting Comfortable Sleep

Getting enough sleep is essential to our health. Countless legends tell us of ancient healers whose first response to being asked, “how can I heal?” went something like this: “sleep for three days and then come back to see me.” And for good reason: sleep helps the...