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3 Tips To Keep Your Yoga On Track This Summer

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3 Tips To Keep Your Yoga On Track This Summer

Here are 3 simple ways to keep you from losing yoga this summer. 1. Start a good morning yoga session to keep you stretched out. Yoga is a great way to keep those muscles loose and moving this summer. We become just a little more active in the summer whether we’re running to the beach, playing in the water, or dancing the night away. Some of us trade our cars for bikes as well. Having a regular yoga session can keep you stretched out so you can get the most advantage out of your summer activities. It doesn’t need to be...

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Quick Stress Relief

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Quick Stress Relief

Ever wish a stress superhero could save you from traffic jams, chaotic meetings, or a toddler’s tantrums? Well, you can be your own stress-busting superhero. Everybody has the power to reduce the impact of stress as it’s happening and stay in control when the pressure builds. Like any skill, learning how to squash stress in the moment takes time, experimentation, and practice, but the payoff is huge. When you know how to quickly relieve stress, you’ll be able to stay smart, productive, and focused—no matter what life throws at you. What you can do Find something to look at that...

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Key Differences Between Yoga and Meditation

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Key Differences Between Yoga and Meditation

A lot of people aren’t really clear on the differences between meditation and yoga. We often hear people say “I’m meditating” or “I’m doing yoga.” Sometimes they are intending to suggest the same thing while other times they may be talking about drastically different things. First, we must understand the two words and where they come from. I’ll start with the word Yoga. Yoga is an ancient Sanskrit word, which basically means “union.” This union means the connection between soul (the individual) and Spirit (God or universe). Yoga is not only the word to describe this state of union but...

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The Meaning of the Word Buddha

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The Meaning of the Word Buddha

The term Buddha means “Awakened”. As he fully comprehended the Four Noble Truths and as he arose from the slumbers of ignorance he is called a Buddha. Since he not only comprehends but also expounds the doctrine and enlightens others, He is called a Samma-Sambuddha — a Fully Enlightened One. Before His Enlightenment he was a bodhisattva which means one who is aspiring to attain Buddhahood. He was not born a Buddha, but became a Buddha by his own efforts. Every aspirant to Buddhahood passes through the bodhisattva period — a period comprising many lives over a vast period of time....

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10 Reasons Why Buddhism Will Enrich Your Path

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10 Reasons Why Buddhism Will Enrich Your Path

The difference is that meditation is the very essence of Buddhism, not just the practice of a rarified elite of mystics. It’s fair to say that Buddhism is the most contemplative of the world’s major religions, which is a reflection of its basic nontheism. Buddhism is about realization and experience, not institutions or divine authority. This makes it especially suited to those who consider themselves spiritual but not religious. Here are ten reasons why: 1. There is no Buddhist God. Different schools of Buddhism have different views about who the Buddha was. Some say he was an ordinary human being...

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