57 Socrates Quotes for Essential Thinkers

57 Socrates Quotes for Essential Thinkers

Socrates is considered the father of Western philosophy. Born in 5th Century BC in Athens, Greece, Socrates had a profound influence on great thinkers at the time, including Plato and Xenophon who would themselves one...

Happiness Hacks: Doing these 9 Things Will Make You Happy

Abraham Lincoln once said, "Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be." While a good chunk of happiness is controlled by our genes, there are lots of things you...
The Dalai Lama's Guide to Happiness

The Dalai Lama’s Guide to Happiness

"For a happy life, physical well-being is important, but true wellness should include a happy mind." When the award-winning travel writer and editor at large for National Geographic, Costas Christ, met His Holiness the 14th...
Viloma Pranayama: Pranayama for Beginners

Viloma Pranayama: A Pranayama Breathing Technique for Beginners

Viloma pranayama is a simple pranayama breathing technique which can be practiced in sitting (sukhasana) or lying position (savasana). Viloma is a combination of two Sanskrit words Vi and Loma. Vi means negation and loma...
Benefits of Walking Meditation

Benefits of Walking Meditation: 7 Reasons to Try Mindful Walking

Walking meditation is a form of mindfulness meditation where you place your entire awareness in the process of walking. Thich Nhat Hanh believed that walking meditation is a “profound and pleasurable way to deepen our connection...
Loving Kindness Meditation

How to Practice Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta Meditation)

Loving Kindness Meditation is a popular Zen meditation technique which is practiced to develop compassion towards oneself and for all living beings. Loving Kindness Meditation also boosts our overall wellbeing and when practiced regularly, enhances happiness and helps us gain a...
Zen Meditation: Walking Meditation

Zen Meditation for Beginners: How to Practice Walking Meditation

This article was originally published on Soulful Arogya. In this article, you'll learn how to practice walking meditation, a simple yet powerful zen meditation technique.  "Let's take a walk." These are the words Steve Jobs used to...

5 Morning Habits That Will Keep You Happy All Day

A man once asked the Buddha, "I want happiness."  So the Buddha said, "First remove the 'I'. That's ego. Then remove 'want'. That's desire. Now you're left with just happiness." We desire happiness all the time. Like chasing...
5 Best Books on Zen Philosophy

5 Best Books on Zen Philosophy

When we first start practicing Zen meditation, there is this voracious curiosity to learn more about this fascinating philosophy. Luckily, there are several books that explore this vast subject in great detail. In this article, we’ve...
How to Practice Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)video

How to Practice Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

Bhujangasana is a yoga asana which is the seventh asana in the practice of Surya Namaskar. Bhujanga in Sanskrit means serpent or snake. The asana resembles a snake with its hood raised. Hence the term 'cobra pose' is...
A Little-Known Buddha Story Which Teaches the Importance of Mindfulness

A Little-Known Buddha Story Which Teaches the Importance of Mindfulness

The concept of Inner Peace is at the very core of Buddhist doctrine. Only when we have achieved inner peace can we hope to achieve world peace. This was Buddha’s message to the world. Here...