What is Shakti Sadhana? An Overview of the Dasha Mahavidyas: The Ten Wisdom Goddesses…

With the holiday season fast approaching, our time will be filled with family and friend gatherings, office parties, and outings. Often times this can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, depleted – and basically, off centre. We may have the tendency to push ourselves outward, ignoring the feelings of needing down time for ourselves. Can you … More What is Shakti Sadhana? An Overview of the Dasha Mahavidyas: The Ten Wisdom Goddesses…

Kali Ma Blessings + Practice for this Full Moon Time

With this full moon shining bright, energy is high – and our shadow becomes illuminated. We sometimes tend to avoid this shadow – the parts of us we would rather put off. However, our Goddess practice – our Shakti Sadhana – is utilizing the wisdom of the Goddess to bring clarity to all aspects of our lives. … More Kali Ma Blessings + Practice for this Full Moon Time

Karma Yoga as noted in the Bhagavad Gita

Karma yoga refers to “discipline of action.” It is a form of yoga based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Sanskrit scripture from India that is widely used in jnana yoga, including Advaita Vedanta. Of the three paths to self realization, karma yoga is the process of accomplishing perfection in action. Many teachers impart that karma yoga is the most effective way to evolve spiritual life. … More Karma Yoga as noted in the Bhagavad Gita

Agni: Deity of Fire

Agni is the deity of fire, and the carrier of sacrifices to the gods. He is also a deity of divine knowledge, who guides humans to the celestial realm. More specifically, Agni is the messenger who transmits all the prayers and intentions of human beings/devotees to the gods. No spirit is accessible without the vehicle of Agni, and no divinity is without the presence of Agni. Not only does Agni deliver the offerings from human beings to gods, but he also brings the gods to the altar. … More Agni: Deity of Fire

Take Your Yoga Practice Outdoors

Consider taking yoga your practice into the serene outdoors, while complementing it with the tranquility of a nearby river, stream, or hillside. With the sweet melody of chirping birds, a cool breeze on your skin and the blessed sun shining down on you, it just makes perfect sense! Even five to ten minutes of outdoor activity greatly improves one’s mental well-being. … More Take Your Yoga Practice Outdoors

Ayurvedic Cleansing Herbs

Ayurveda – the Science of life which originated from India 5,000 years back – advises the use of particular herbs which purify the organs and restore the tissues. Some of the suggested herbs include triphala, ashwagandha, neem, brahmi, ginger, turmeric, and guggulu. These herbs improve the bodies’ detoxification tracts. They also carry supportive natural antioxidants … More Ayurvedic Cleansing Herbs

Rudraksha: The Holy Bead

The extraordinary properties and celestial powers of Rudraksha have been illuminated in the ancient Hindu Shastras such as Rudraksha Jabala Upanishad, Padma Purana, Shiva Mahapurana, Devi Purana and Bhagavat Purana. In the Shiva Mahapurana, Shiva told Parvati, “My love, any deity can be worshipped with the Rudraksha…Lords Shiva, Vishnu, Devi, Ganesh, Surya and other Gods … More Rudraksha: The Holy Bead