The Health Benefits of Yoga and Meditation
Energy Healing | Health | Yoga

The Health Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

Yoga is an ancient practice that has been a daily activity in parts of Asia for more than 5000 years. Records show yoga was developed by the Indus-Saravati culture of northern India and was included in the Rig Vedas, the oldest of the sacred texts known to exist.  The actual meaning of yoga is disputed….

Yin-Yang and the Five Elements
Energy Healing | Health | Self-Development

Yin-Yang and the Five Elements

Ancient sages in China developed the Yin-Yang principle as a philosophic means of interpreting natural phenomena. The idea is based on the theory that everything is composed of Qi (energy) and five elements which they classified as wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each of the five elements symbolically represent aspects of the human psyche,…

Should Mindfulness Meditation Be Taught In School?
Meditation | Mindfulness

Should Mindfulness Meditation Be Taught In School?

Several years ago, I was staying with my father and a news item came through the TV: 350 UK schools are introducing mindfulness meditation to adolescent children at school. My father’s response to this announcement was: “Well, I’ve never heard anything so bloody stupid.” As a meditator myself, I was all for the initiative. I…

The Hindu Science of Yogic Breathing
Energy Healing | Self-Development | Yoga

The Hindu Science of Yogic Breathing

Yogic breathing exercises have been practised in India and further afield for thousands of years. Deep breathing is known to improve the efficiency of oxygen exchange in a way that benefits the mind and the body. Medical research shows the yogi science of breath reduces the stress response in the body and delivers more oxygen…