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Qigong Exercises

Qigong means the skill of developing your body’s energy. Qi or Chi means energy. Gong means skill. It is of a Taoist origin. There are several qigong poses that you could choose from to practice. Most of the time the exercises are standing and the rhythmic breathing is emphasized. In the morning you could try [...]

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Meet the Lord Ganesh

Part I. Who is the Lord Ganesh / Ganesha ?The Lord Ganesh is a son of Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva in Hinduism. He was created out of the dirt of Parvati so that he could guard her mother’s room when she is bathing, to not let anyone come in especially the Lord Shiva [...]

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Buddha Statues Meaning: Shakti Buddha / Shiva-Shakti/ Yab-Yum

This posture of the Buddha is symbolic of the union between the feminine and masculine principles of creation. The male is Shiva (Yab, father, inactive, consciousness) and the female Shakti (Yum, active, power as manifest in matter.) This form of tantric sexuality is a reenactment of the creation ritual in cosmos as it is also [...]

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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a form of natural therapy, a technique of applying gentle pressure on reflex points on the hands and on the feet with the purpose of stimulating the healing process in the body (2). It is a safe modality of holistic healing that even a pregnant woman can undergo. It is done through massage of [...]

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Ayurvedic Medicine (Ayurveda) : Cordyceps

Cordyceps Sinensis on a caterpillar’s end Cordyceps sinensis (C. Sinensis) is a fungi living on a caterpillar and is said to cure 21 kinds of sicknesses in Sikkim, India in the Himalayas (2). In China, it is also used as herbal medicine and its active ingredients or components are extracted and cultured in the laboratories (3). [...]

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What is a Himalayan Rock Salt (Halite)?

Himalayan rock salt is a salt mined in Pakistan near the Himalayas and is sometimes pink, reddish, off-white, or transparent in color (2) It is used as seasoning, table salt, bath salt, and salt lamps. Himalayan rock salt contains 84 trace elements and iron that’s why it is considered as a healthy substitute for traditional [...]

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What is an Incense?

Incense is French for encens or encensen originally from the Latin word incensus which means “to cause a passion or emotion to become aroused” (1). It is indeed true because for every incense scent, there is a corresponding purpose for it. For example lavender and chamomile scent is for relaxation and good sleep, while rose [...]

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Using Tibetan Singing Bowls for Sound and Vibration Healing

The Tibetan Singing Bowls can be used to take away sickness in our body through vibrational sound healing (1). When  we are out of tune in terms of our vibrations emanating from our physical, “mental, emotional, and subtle bodies”, we develop illness. When we use the singing bowl and make a relaxing sound out of it, [...]

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The Powerful Bodhi Seed Mala

The Bodhi Seed Mala is a mantra meditation bracelet used by Buddhists or anybody who wants to wear it. Bodhi seeds are from the famous bodhi or bo tree where Siddharta Gautama Buddha achieved enlightenment or “bodhi.”“A mala made from bodhi seeds accomplishes all dharmas.” - Rinpoche GyatrulIn Buddhism, there are Three Jewels where the [...]

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Happiness Is

Happiness is “mutuality and generous altruism” (1). According to Matthieu Ricard, joy can only be a form of happiness if its nature is inherently good and both or all people involved are joyful. In his book he teaches how to develop happiness using the Buddhist and Cognitive Psychology Teachings.The true cause of happiness is internal. [...]

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