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The Role of Discipline in Happiness (and Yoga!)

“Often people think discipline is against comfort. Ironically, it’s the discipline that brings comfort to one’s life.” —Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Yoga is what happens when you are in the moment, so totally at ease and in peace. So what is yoga? It is chitta vritti nirodaha—Yoga is stilling the fluctuations of the mind, …

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7 Reasons to Celebrate Guru Purnima

What is Guru Purnima? In western countries, we lovingly celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in appreciation of our parents. Similarly, for thousands of years in India, people have been celebrating Guru Purnima, or Master’s Day—a festival dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers to thank and honor them, especially those who’ve dedicated their lives to …

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What Headaches Can Do to Your Productivity

157 million—that is the number of workdays lost due to migraine. When relentless headaches come knocking, the days can become a blur. Along with the physical pain, the loss of ability to perform at work or participate in favorite activities can take a toll on our mental and emotional well-being, particularly when headaches are chronic. …

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Why Meditation is Food for the Soul

Meditation is the journey from movement to stillness, from sound to silence. The need to meditate is present in every human being because it is a natural tendency of human life to look for a joy that doesn’t diminish, a love that doesn’t distort or turn into negative emotions. Is meditation foreign to you? Absolutely …

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Dealing with Conflict: A Yogic Perspective

One of my favorite celebrities and actors, Jennifer Aniston won me over with a particularly powerful interview she gave Oprah Winfrey in 2005, a month after a very publicized separation, with tabloids filling up with irreverent stories on a matter that could not have been more personal. An epiphany that Aniston shared in the interview …

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