Kyoto: The Spiritual Heart of Japan

Kyoto: The Spiritual Heart of Japan

November 09, 2018

Kyoto is the former capital city of Japan, and one of the countries most important cities.  There are hundreds of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines within the city.

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What is Vinyasa Yoga?

What is Vinyasa Yoga?

October 27, 2018

The word “vinyasa” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way,” like yoga poses for example. In vinyasa yoga classes, students coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next.

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Does Mindfulness Make You A Better Communicator?

Does Mindfulness Make You A Better Communicator?

October 24, 2018

There are many scientific studies that cite the benefits of mindfulness training and meditation.  But does it help you become a better communicator?

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10 Common Myths About Meditation

10 Common Myths About Meditation

October 19, 2018

Meditation is not only for Buddhist practitioners, there are many meditation techniques for beginners.  These are 10 myths and misconceptions about meditation.

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6 Yoga Poses To Improve Your Flexibility

6 Yoga Poses To Improve Your Flexibility

October 17, 2018

A lot of people believe get turned off of yoga because they believe they are not flexible and could never reach the level of the experts.  That is not true at all, and if you just practice these 6 poses you will be pulling off the King Pigeon Pose in not time!

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Alternative Medicine: Reiki

Alternative Medicine: Reiki

October 13, 2018

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.

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What is Bikram Yoga?

What is Bikram Yoga?

October 12, 2018

Bikram Yoga is a pretty popular exercise with many benefits.  It is done in a heated and is done in a very specific sequence.

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The Benefits Daily Tai Chi

The Benefits Daily Tai Chi

October 10, 2018

The ancient art of Tai Chi is a mind and body exercise that originated in ancient China.  It has many scientifically backed benefits.

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10 Unusual Destinations In China

10 Unusual Destinations In China

October 05, 2018

There are well known destinations in China, like Beijing and Shanghai, but these locations are little less well-known.

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What is Karma?

What is Karma?

October 02, 2018

In religions such as Hinduism and Buddhismkarma is the belief that your actions in this life affect all your future lives.  

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The Benefits Of Children Meditating

The Benefits Of Children Meditating

September 30, 2018

If we were able to harness mindfulness and meditation from an early age, what would the world look like?  Teaching children how to meditate has numerous benefits as we will now see.

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Confucius on Gratitude

Confucius on Gratitude

September 29, 2018

In exploring the concept of gratitude, it is interesting to look at how this is reflected in the teachings of Confucius.  Is it different from other ancient teachings?  Does it still affect followers of Confucianism up to this day? 

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