What is the principle of tapas? You’ve read about the niyamas, and the tapas are one of them. the Sanskrit word “tap” means “to burn,” and the word “tapas” can refer to the fire within. That said, to cultivate tapas entails practicing discipline, commitment, and courage in one’s yoga practice. Practicing tapas, however, can run deeper than that.
LIFE IS GOOD.
LIFE COULD BE BETTER.
Two sentences that may seem contradictory, but in fact are not. To say that life is good simply means being able to appreciate what you have now and enjoy life’s moments without letting them pass you by. To say that life could be better does not automatically mean being unhappy, but simply acknowledging your desires and areas of improvements in your life.[Read more…] about 5 Ways to Enjoy the Good Life NOW
When all we hear are bad news and our own personal life isn’t so good either, it’s difficult to remain positive. Negativity can affect our mindset and moods without us being aware of it and can seep in unnoticed in almost every aspect of our fragile lives. Before we know it, our happy meter has dropped down.
So, here are five simple tips to remain positive in the midst of negativity that inevitably happens at some point in our lives.[Read more…] about 5 Simple Tips on How to Remain Positive in the Midst of Negativity
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost
The day I finished school I packed my bags, borrowed some money from my mother and got on a plane to the Himalayas. I needed a teacher. I needed someone who could help guide me in my life, help me to make sense of the world I was living in. And after a few months of frightening train rides, painful illness and agonizing angst I found my teacher. As I sat there in a crowd of students listening to his talk I picked up on a very stark theme – you must become your own teacher.[Read more…] about The Art of Taking Your Life as Your Teacher
Chinese philosopher, teacher, politician, poet – and so much more – Confucius has spread his teachings all over the world, although he probably didn’t realize just how much of an impact he would have in generations to come.[Read more…] about 11 Best Confucius Quotes
I’ve written several times on the Daily Mind about how I find it a constant challenge to maintain a positive outlook and keep negativity at bay. There are several tools I use in my daily quest to remain upbeat, and one of my favourites is visualization. Over the years I’ve learnt that visualization can be a powerful weapon in keeping stress and depression in check whilst training your mind to become more focused on the positive aspects of life. In this blog post, I’m going to share some of my favourite visualization exercises for aiding relaxation, beating anxiety and boosting self-confidence.[Read more…] about The Power of Visualization