What Is Mindfulness? 
Meditation | Mindfulness

What Is Mindfulness? 

Mindfulness is one of those buzzwords associated with meditation. When you mention meditation – or mindfulness – to some people, they instantly repeal it as spiritual bullshit practised by pretentious creatives and people who believe in fairies. But this is merely an opinion, and often ungrounded. When I hear people demolishing meditation, they have seldom…

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….

Symbolic Meaning of the Four Directions
Self-Development | Shamanism

Symbolic Meaning of the Four Directions

Wise sages that crafted esoteric symbolism used nature to explain the secrets of life. The wisdom behind the veil of ancient symbolism in the four directions reveals the true nature of man.  It made sense for priests to use elements of the natural environment to teach initiates about man’s connection with universal energy. Nature harbours…

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…