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The Meaning of Namaste: Many Translations, One Universal Intention

The Meaning of Namaste: Many Translations, One Universal Intention

Stephanie Lucas – The literal translation of this greeting varies with each language; however, they are all pretty much saying the same thing…

By November 8, 2014 8 Comments Read More →
How Yoga Transforms Your Body

How Yoga Transforms Your Body

Infographic – Here are some of the ways that yoga transforms the human body and mind.

By October 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
How Yoga Heals The Diseased Heart

How Yoga Heals The Diseased Heart

Sayer Ji – The simple practice of Yoga is proven to heal the body, mind and spirit, and new evidence suggests that it also does wonders for heart health.

By October 20, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
The Ancient Science of Living From the Heart

The Ancient Science of Living From the Heart

Christina Sarich – “Remember the emphasis on the heart. The mind lives in doubt and the heart lives in trust. When you trust, suddenly you become centered.”

By October 13, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Can We Consciously Control the Immune System for Better Health?

Can We Consciously Control the Immune System for Better Health?

Anna Lemind, Guest Waking Times The results of a study conducted with the use of Wim Hof method suggest that a person can learn to consciously control his immune responses. Wim Hof is a Dutch world record holder who is famous worldwide for his ability to resist cold. For this incredible invulnerability to cold, he was […]

The Many Health Benefits of Pranyama Yoga Breathing

The Many Health Benefits of Pranyama Yoga Breathing

Carolanne Wright, Guest Waking Times Forget the detox pills, fasts and other painful cleansing techniques – instead, take a cue from the yogis of India and look to the breath. Using yogic breathing techniques, we can effortlessly detoxify, burn fat and increase metabolism. With the basic act of bringing in more oxygen, vitamins and minerals […]

New Research Confirms Multiple Benefits of Yoga on Your Body and Mind

New Research Confirms Multiple Benefits of Yoga on Your Body and Mind

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Exercise is one of the most important factors for optimal health, and there are countless ways to get your exercise each day. Even if you struggle with conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis (MS), or chronic back pain that limits your mobility, there are exercises that can help. In cases where […]

Developing Your Brain, Increasing Intelligence and Unlocking Your Potential

Developing Your Brain, Increasing Intelligence and Unlocking Your Potential

Brandon West, Contributor Waking Times Each and every one of our negative habits, be they thinking habits, behavioral habits, or emotional habits, we can condition ourselves out of by creating new habits through repetition. Not only does this have an effect on who we are and who we become, but it also has an effect on our […]

Theosophy and Meditation

Theosophy and Meditation

Julian Websdale, Contributor Waking Times One definition of Theosophy says that theosophical thought is ‘based on the direct and immediate experience of the divine’. Other definitions refer to a ‘mystical insight’ as the basis of theosophical teachings and beliefs. Those two statements refer to the same thing. The intellectual content of Theosophy is more than […]

ADHD Not a Real Disease, Says Leading Neuroscientist

ADHD Not a Real Disease, Says Leading Neuroscientist

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times One of the world’s leading pediatric neuroscientists, Dr. Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D, recently stated publicly that Attention Deficit/Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD) is not ‘a real disease,’ and warned of the dangers of giving psycho-stimulant medications to children. Speaking to the Observer, Dr. Perry noted that the disorder known as ADHD should […]

Cancer, Diabetes, Arthritis & Hypertension Can be Reversed Naturally

Cancer, Diabetes, Arthritis & Hypertension Can be Reversed Naturally

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease Waking Times Despite the medical model which relies on pharmaceutical intervention for every known illness, there are well over one hundred common diseases that can be reversed naturally. That’s the difference between treatment for profit and healing for wellness. Arthritis (both rheumatoid and osteo) diabetes (both Type I and Type II), […]

Can Yoga for Kids Reduce Violence?

Can Yoga for Kids Reduce Violence?

Kimaya Singh, Guest Waking Times With the recent spate of mass shootings, people have begun to ask what it will take to reduce violence, especially among kids or in places where they spend time. We know that violence does not just occur in random places sparked by uncertain things. It also takes place daily in […]

By February 7, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Top 5 Tips for a Naturally Healthy Winter

Top 5 Tips for a Naturally Healthy Winter

Alex Redmond, Contributor Waking Times It’s that time of year for making snowmen and snug duvet days watching your favourite films. Unfortunately this time of year is not always merry-making and fun, it’s also the season of colds, flu and general ill health. The good news is there are really simple, easy and natural things […]

By January 15, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
How to Tap Into the Healing Abilities of Your Chakras

How to Tap Into the Healing Abilities of Your Chakras

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times The human energetic body, also referred to as the pranic sheath or astral body, is an intricate network of 72,000 nadis that facilitate the movement of prana, the vital energy of the human body. The nadis, also referred to as astral tubes, astral nerves or meridians, come together in […]

By December 3, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
The Role of Toxins in Spiritual Advancement

The Role of Toxins in Spiritual Advancement

Christina Sarich, Staff Waking Times It is your birthright to grow spiritually. You will mature spiritually even if you try not to, since all experience, whether labeled ‘good’ or ‘bad’ facilitates our return to spirit. Practices like Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi-Gong, and other esoteric wisdom aim at expediting our growth instead of slowing it. It […]

By November 9, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga

Soren Dreier, Guest Waking Times I haven’t been writing that much lately. I decided to go stealth for a bit. So I contemplated a while under the Bougainvillea. Sometimes the best way to plug-in into the vastness of the universe is to go introvert, which pretty much could support the reality I subscribe to: It’s all […]

By September 14, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
You Are Not a Master – Yet

You Are Not a Master – Yet

Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times “You are not a being, you are a trembling — a continuous hectic activity. Patanjali’s asanas, postures, are concerned not really with any kind of physiological training, but an inner training of being, just to be — without doing anything, without any movement, without any activity, just remain. That remaining […]

Relaxation Response Practice Like Deep Breathing or Meditation Found to Alter Genes

Relaxation Response Practice Like Deep Breathing or Meditation Found to Alter Genes

Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times The well known and once Harvard doctor Herbert Benson who coined the term ‘relaxation response’ has been providing insightful research to explain what seekers and adepts have known for centuries, namely that practices which induce ‘deep rest’ like prayer, meditation, yoga, biofeedback, progressive muscle relaxation, and deep breathing produce very […]

7 Ways Yoga Can Help You Lose Weight

7 Ways Yoga Can Help You Lose Weight

Erin Schumacher, Guest Waking Times When you think of yoga do you think of sitting cross-legged in a yoga studio chanting ‘om’ for 60 minutes? When I think of yoga, I think of sweating, intensity, breathing heavy, a toned-body and weight-loss! There are many types of yoga and the style of yoga that I teach […]

By August 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Yoga as Integrative Medicine: Why Health Care Professionals Should Offer It

Yoga as Integrative Medicine: Why Health Care Professionals Should Offer It

Ginger Garner, Guest Waking Times In a 2002 study of people with chronic heart disease, more than 80% of patients used integrative medicine. (1)  Patients cited numerous benefits to the use of integrative medicine, including maintaining better health and sleep, boosting self-esteem, hope, and peaceful mind, and reducing anxiety, stress, and pain. The integrative therapies […]