7 Times You Were Meditating (and didn't realize it!)

blog Oct 18, 2011

Lately, life at work had been really tough for Jane. There were mounting deadlines, disgruntled employees and a boss that was hard to please. She was physically and mentally spent, getting to a place of burn out. As the work day came to an end, Jane gathered her things and left her office. She got in her car in the underground parking garage, sat down and took a deep breath in, followed by a long breath out. She took a pause before starting the ignition.

Jane drove home in silence with no radio in the background and cell phone turned off. She chose to just be with her thoughts and allow them to float through her mind. She allowed herself, in those moments of silence, to just reflect on her day and get present to where she was and how she felt about it. Before she even realized it, Jane was home. The 45 minute drive home felt like only 5 minutes. But once she got home, she somehow felt clearer than when she left her office, lighter and even slightly refreshed. Jane might not have...

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You Take My Breath Away

blog Aug 18, 2011

Everyone breathes. True. But do we get the ROI or bang for our buck with every breath we take? Maybe these reminders on the basics and importance of breathing will refresh our breath (and memory)...!

Breathing...

  •     is one of the ways to get rid of waste products and toxins from our body.
  •     is the only means of supplying our bodies and its various organs with oxygen which is vital for our health.

Why is oxygen so vital?

  •     The brain requires more oxygen than any other organ. If it doesn't get enough, the result is mental sluggishness, negative thoughts, depression and, eventually reduced vision and hearing.
  •     Oxygen supply in our body reduces as we get older and when we make poor lifestyle choices (unhealthy eating, no exercise, stressful job.....etc., etc.....you get the picture.)
  •     It is essential for the proper and efficient functioning of the brain, nerves, glands and other internal organs...
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Namaste: What Does It Mean?

blog Jul 07, 2011

‘Namaste’ or ‘Namaskar’ is the Indian way of greeting one another. Namaste is the customary courtesy greeting to begin with and often to end with. It is not a superficial gesture or a mere word. It is used amongst friends or strangers and regardless of age or gender.

The Meaning of Namaste:

In Sanskrit the word is namah + te = Namaste which means “I bow to you”. The word ‘namaha’ can also be literally interpreted as "na ma" (not mine). It has a spiritual significance of dissolving one's ego in the presence of another being.

How to Namaste:

Bend the arms from the elbow upwards and face the two palms of the hands. Place the two palms together and keep the folded palms in front of the chest. Say the word Namaste and while saying the word bow the head slightly. You also gently close your eyes, as it were, to look into the inner spirit – yours and theirs.

Why Namaste:

Namaste could be just a casual or formal greeting, a cultural...

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