Health and Lifestyle

What’s Wrong With Yoga in the Western Culture?

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imageFor hundreds of years, Western Civilization has been adopting features from other cultures and turning them into trends. America is a big market for everything. Zen Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, Feng Shui and Yoga are the best sellers.

In order to be sold, the original product must be modified to become more acceptable for the western consumer. Thus yoga has been significantly “improved” to match the taste of the west.

Western yoga has nothing to do with the Krishna’s teachings on yoga found in Bhagavat Gita, as well as american ‘yogis’ have little to do with exalted Indian ascetics who live in forests, cemeteries and cremation grounds like e.g. aghoris. Western yoga has nothing do to with serving to God and finding you Path to the Enlightenment. Look at the pictures below: Read the rest of this entry »

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Turning Negative into Positive: a Lesson on Maintaining a Positive Outlook

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I wake up in the morning and it looks like a nice day. I proceed with my routine, but suddenly notice that bad thoughts are germinating in my head and the waves of agitation sway over me. I know: I have to stop right away.

I read thousands books and articles on the importance of positive outlook, on fostering attitude of gratitude, on taming my monkey mind and such. As a result, I do know what to do, but my mind is not disciplined into doing it. For me, positive attitude is not a problem, but maintaining it IS. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Do I Feel Tired All the Time?

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Have you ever asked yourself a question: why do i feel tired all the time? Most likely you already know the reasons but feel reluctant to make any changes. If you do not have a clue or need a push to do the right thing, here you go! Be patient and read on.

Reasons can be many and it is up to you do detect yours. But before you even start reading and planning any changes, you have to do one important thing. Slow down. Most likely you are constantly in a rush and feel overwhelmed with job, co-workers, kids, relationship, friends, shopping, eating and watching lots of TV or spending too much time online. You are rushing because it is impossible to fit all your activities and responsibilities in 24/7. Slowing down, catching your breath and starting loving yourself and paying attention to yourself is the foundation for what I’m going to advise next. Read the rest of this entry »