How Transcendental Meditation Can Provide Balance

How Transcendental Meditation Can Provide Balance Regardless of How Busy Your Schedule Many of us face an overwhelming list of tasks we need to fulfill on a daily basis. From dealing with stress to being unproductive, there are a number of strategies that we can all subscribe to. However, none of them are arguably as effective as Transcendental Meditation (TM). While skeptics may be quick to point out that this practice should be reserved for hippies back in the 60s, transcendental meditation has undeniable merits. These three prominent public figures attest to the fact just how TM can truly contribute to self-improvement in so many ways. Arianna Huffington Arianna Huffington is one of the busiest women on the planet. During her long and illustrious career she established one of the biggest digital media companies in the Huffington Post, and has now become a champion of health and wellness. Huffington has credited TM for her success, and argued that meditating should…

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How to Awaken Your Soul and Live a Soul Fulfilled Life

Guest post by Child of Gaia You are living in a world filled with distraction; your daily work routine, social life, meeting with friends, watching movies or television, listening to music, supporting the family, cultivating relationships and more. Although all of these aspects of life are valuable as part of your daily living and growth, it is important to stay aware of the overall balance. What percentage of your day is a distraction and what percentage of your day do you sit and reflect with pure silence, stillness and presence? ‘Where did it all go?’ It can be so easy to get caught up in the daily distractions and not allow yourself to have this precious time of balance and introspection to deeply connect with your Heart, Soul and Divinity. To have these moments of stillness and introspection is to give yourself the opportunity to become present with life. If you were to live your life filled with distraction from…

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The Root Chakra

The Root Chakra aka Muladhara Earth Element Colour Associated with the Root Chakra: Red Root Chakra Affirmation “I am safe in the world around me. I belong in this world, and am a part of Gaia (mother-earth). I am at peace with my surroundings, with the people and the events that occur.” The Root Chakra is the foundation of our body, being the first chakra, and it is what keeps us grounded. It is located at the base of the spine, near the tailbone. It is what connects us to the physical world. There are a number of ways in which we can nurture our Root Chakra. As part of a balanced life, it’s important to give time and energy to ensuring your chakras are cleansed and opened. The Root Chakra should always be the first chakra you attend to. If you find yourself feeling confused or uncertain, it may be time to open and cleanse this important chakra. Yoga,…

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The Throat Chakra – Introduction to the 7 Chakras

Throat Chakra aka Visshuddha Metal or Ether Element Throat Chakra Affirmation: “I speak freely and with confidence. It is now safe for me to express my feelings and to create the life I desire. Everything I do is an expression of Love.” The throat chakra is the first of the higher chakras which enhances your spirituality aspects. It is what propels you to seek your truths and find them. The throat chakra also enables you to express yourself freely. You find your voice and accept the intimate parts of yourself that make you unique when this chakra is at its optimum. The throat chakra links you to your integrity and honour. You speak the truth but you also listen intently to others, allowing them to feel safe and loved in your presence. If you’re especially negative or experience an excessive amount of self doubt, this chakra may need cleansing. Yoga poses that strengthen the chakra are: Sarvangasana, Halasana, Matsyasana, Simhasana The throat…

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Meditation Tips for Beginners: Guided Meditation

Guided meditation is a little bit like having your hand held, it’s helpful for those who are new at meditation or have some intimidating emotions that need to be addressed. You can attend a live guided meditation or listen to a recorded version. The range is vast as any form of meditation can be voice guided. With a gentle voice, guided meditations assist you in relaxing through breathing and often involve visualisation. Guided imagery is one of the common practices where you are lead to think and visualise about certain images, states of mind or affirmations. These meditations often include seeing yourself as relaxed, confidence and in the place you want to be. You experience real feelings of happiness as though what you’ve visualized is real. This can be a powerful manifesting tool for obtaining what you want in your life. Within guided meditation, there is space for healing, self-improvement on all levels, practicing forgiveness of yourself and other and…

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