Category archives for: Body Mind Spirit

Shiva – The Cosmic Dancer

By Kanaka Ramakrishna The Worship of Shiva as ‘Mahayogi’ and ‘Pasupati’ as found in the  Indus valley civilization in the north west of India 5000 years ago, was later integrated into the early Vedic Aryan civilisation as ‘Rudra’, and later as ‘Shiva’. Though the worship of Rudra by the early Aryans started the proper foundation […]

Sleep well with the help from Vastushastra

By T. SELVA One of the biggest challenge of almost every individual is getting a quality sleep every night. Most of us go to bed but how many of us really get a decent snooze? Getting an adequate number of hours of slumber is important for our body, mind and spirit; and this regime is required […]

The Happy Pill

By Devaki Parthsarathy Many people ask me why I am so happy all the time. For a bright and chirpy “Good Morning” I receive a rather dejected, “So what’s so good about this morning?” or “Can I have the happy pill you’re on?” or “In a couple of days it will be a good morning […]

Five simple truths I learned over 50 years!

By Devaki Parthsarathy Half a century, five decades, fifty years…and life, by now, has most certainly left its imprints on me.  Do I exude grace or resentment? Probably a little bit of both.  What I do know is this process we call “life”, with its finely woven blend of struggle and ease, has brought me to a […]

The power of Rama’s name

  By Kanaka Ramakrishna What is in a name? A rose would smell the same by any other name. Once the name is given to an object, the association is inevitable. ‘Rama’ is not just a name. It has deep significance, its own glory, power and strength. As soon as the name is mentoned, the […]

Here lies one who spared neither men nor God: Khushwant Singh

Kushwant Singh (2 February 1915 – 20 March 2014) was an Indian columnist, novelist, writer and a journalist. Excerpts from Kushwant Singh’s book: ‘The Low-down on life, death & most things in-between.” Penguin Death is rarely spoken about in our homes. I wonder why. Especially when each of us knows that death has to come, […]

Australian First: Essential help for women with endometriosis

Women with endometriosis will now have better access to information and support with new resources from one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit health organisations for women. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health has released four new resources that will help women and health professionals recognise, diagnose and manage one of women’s most common but widely misunderstood medical […]

Vipassana, a much needed meditation technique in today’s world

Vipassana Meditators who have benefited from this ancient art of observing life and cleansing old samskaras creating an environment in the devotee of ‘anichha’ that is equanimity, stand up by it with total conviction. In ancient language of ‘Pali’ Vipassana means ‘to see things as they really are’. It is a technique of self-discovery which […]

Hurry and register for ‘Yoga – Science of Infinite Possibilities’ conference at Western University Campus, 1-3 October 2016

              A three-day International Conference presented by Vedanta Centre, Sydney and S-VYASA University of Yoga Sciences, Bengaluru, India is being held in the University of Western Sydney from October 1-3, 2016. It is part of the Festival of India being celebrated September – November 2016. It is being organized on a […]

The eyes have it

By Dr Sunder Das There are many expressions in the English language, which relate to the eyes, like ‘apple of one’s eye’, ‘an eyesore’, ‘see eye to eye’, ‘give the eye’ and so on. Out of all the anatomical references current in day-to-day conversation, the eye seems to be mentioned four times as frequently as […]

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