Yoga is a discipline that is focused on striking a concord between one’s soul and body. It is the art and science of living healthy. The term ‘yoga’ has been derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ which means ‘to join’ or ‘unite’. Since the practice of this discipline ensures the union of one’s inherent consciousness with the universal one, its name makes perfect sense. According to spiritual scientists, an individual who witnesses this unification within their soul and body is able to achieve the final enlightenment or ‘Moksha’. These individuals are then free in every walk of life, so much so, that they can truly master their destiny. Continue reading “Principles of Yoga”
Confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling unable. Self-confidence is your perception of yourself, either positive or negative. It depends on a combination of good physical, emotional, and social health factors.
Being self-confident helps you perform better, project yourself, and achieve goals that you thought were unattainable. There are many factors that can affect your self-confidence at any stage of life, but there are two main ways to build it back:
Frank A. Clark once said, “A baby is born with a need to be loved and never outgrows it.”
Having a child is perhaps the most beautiful moment in a woman’s life. It’s almost as Cael Sandburg says “God’s opinion that life should go on.” But with the euphoria of giving birth to a new life comes in the responsibility of taking complete care of the baby until they can take care of oneself.
A crucial question that all the parents have to decide upon is whether they should share the beds with their babies or not. It’s quite a controversial topic since some encourage it while many discourage it too. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the US consumer product safety commission strongly advocate against bed sharing with an infant and is defined as sleeping on the same surface like a chair, sofa, etc. where the infant is also sleeping.
In the year 2013, a research conducted by National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA the percentage of newborns who share a bed with a parent, caregiver or a child has been doubled between 1993 to 2010 from 6.5% to 13.5 %. Medical News today reported from a study conducted by AAP, stating that bed sharing is the primary cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) which is, in fact, the leading cause of death among infants aged between1 to 12 months. Continue reading “Bed Sharing With Infant – A Constant Debate”
“The body craves material satisfaction. More, more, more, and more. We’re never satisfied. We never have enough. We always want more. We are trying to satisfy an inner emptiness, an inner craving. We’re trying to satisfy it with endless material consumption. But this is not the answer—this is to accept that we are the body, but it does not lead to happiness.” This simple but sublime truth was put forward by Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda, a world-renowned yoga spiritual teacher, during a video based on happiness.
Jagad Guru went on to say that “this drive, this desire for more sense flashes—more and more sense gratification—is a very big problem in third world countries. Everybody’s identifying ‘I am the body. Get more sense flashes. I’ll be happy. Therefore, I have got to go to those places where I’m going to get more sense gratification, where I’m going to get more sense enjoyment. Obviously, I can’t stay where I am. There’s nothing here, nothing’s happening here.’”
No work, no reward.
It’s an age old saying that no one pays attention to anymore. Society needs to realize that it is raising a generation of people that do not understand the simple concept of work vs. reward. The real happiness is harder to attain when there is no work involved in getting it.
As we have learned it is not so much about the destination as it is the getting there, the new generations must learn that just because they live in a world where almost everything is available with minimal effort (except money) this doesn’t mean they should only make the minimal effort. “Happiness” is available in an online order, a home delivery, or a phone call away. But as the bar for happiness is continually lowered via its easier and easier attainability, so the experience of happiness is continually dimmed. Continue reading “The Death of Happiness, Real and Apparent”