Source: - San Diego Union Tribune. By Jeanette Steele Aug. 6, 2017 2:20 PM In the middle of a prescription painkiller overdose crisis in the United States, a San Diego VA study finds that veterans with chronic pain would be well-served to put down the pills and pick up a yoga mat. After six months of twice-a-week yoga sessions, San Diego veterans reported a significant drop in back pain — one of the signature complaints of a demographic that suffers higher rates of chronic pain than the general population. Also, the number of patients in the study on opiate-based pain pills dropped from 20 percent to 8 percent. It’s a potentially important finding, as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs weans its members off of long-term addictive painkillers such as hyd
Source: Facebook - Isha Foundation https://www.facebook.com/IshaUSA/videos/10155962478079146?sfns=0 There have been numerous explanations of Karma prevalent in Hindu society through the ages, and the one that classifies Karma as an overly simplistic, if somewhat fearsome ‘Reward and Punishment’ formula has gained maximum traction with lay people over centuries. While a serious seeker of Jnana Yoga or a diligent sadhaka of Raja Yoga, or even a pious devotee of Bhakti Marg may begin to unravel the layers of the profound and unrelenting theory of Karma with an inner, esoteric understanding, ordinary folk with their concerns of worldly duties and responsibilities, are often left groping for a deeper understanding of Karma and how it impacts their lives in a real way. In this video, Sa
Source: - 'Best Documentaries' YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QYOiRsKAyg The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity.
Source: - Rajiv Malhotra Official YouTube channel. This is an important video by Rajiv Malhotra on Indic Inner Sciences and how they have been appropriated by the West to create a whole host of practices with Western perspectives and yet no credit given to India at all in the end. Those of you who do American-style yoga or "mindfulness meditation", please understand where these practices really originate from - Hinduism/Buddhism. There is the danger of the digestion of Indic technology from Inner Sciences into Western practices that would be and (some) are already trademarked or copyrighted exclusively to the "originators" of knowledge who merely did the following: 1) studied the knowledge 2) picked out what was acceptable to the Western/Christian mindset 3) took that acceptable knowledge ...