"Namaste" banned after complaints, but lessons will continue.
There's a tangible energy that resides in a room where people come together to practice, and it ebbs and flows between each session. It fluctuates as the days pass, as emotions are brought into the room and released.
I'm a happy person. I like life. And yes, I have suffered and known horrors that are so beyond the beyond that I too could shun all variation of happy thoughts. But right now, my mind works, my body's not failing me and I'm doing OK -- so I make a conscious decision to see things in a positive way.
To keep myself on a path of happiness, I've been practicing at cultivating some of this awareness everyday. And that's the best part -- it's only a direction. I'm always practicing, so there's no failing, only opportunities to improve. Here are five methods that I've incorporated into my day in order to become more in touch with myself.
According to a retired Catholic bishop in Nebraska, practicing yoga is not just a great way to relieve stress and build strength -- it's also "an occasion of serious sin."It might sound ridiculous, but it is so easy to sin during yoga. Here are 10 of the most common yoga sins you might not even know you're committing.
Growing up in the United States in a family that had moved from India was often confusing for me. Conflicting signals assaulted my mind as I grew up, and gave me little respite in my struggle, especially as a teenager, to find my own identity and define myself.
As Lent begins, some LGBTQIA students have been holding prayer vigils throughout southern California on conservative Christian campuses where they are either still enrolled as students or are alumni.
Social gestures are important to feel welcome, express trust, show gratitude, and conclude visits with a hopeful tone. Find the best way between you and your doctor to have these feelings, but do not increase your risk of infection in the process.
Love is the natural medium that carries messages, that flow incessantly and silently, bringing us together, conveying what is often unspoken -- the message from our hearts to others and to the world -- allowing life to continue and flourish in all our relationships.