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My days have been too busy. We have been organizing some art festivals in the village. Last Saturday, my church (the one TNE has been supporting through different building projects) had a talent show and we could enjoy of the beautiful voices and amazing hand made creations that members and community friends decided to bring. So I found myself sitting on the table, at the middle of this week and
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” ― Mark Twain I just gave birth to my first child, a healthy 21 inch 7’14 lb baby on May 4, 2016 at 6:21am. I never knew what it was like to muster everything I had to support another’s well being. Sure, I do service work, and I have
The cold winds are finally dying down and the flowers are starting to show their colors. Spring is here and the change of season seems to be all around us. But what does this mean for you? So the skies are a little bluer and the grass is a little greener… how does that affect your yoga practice? Other than not having to zip your coat up before leaving the
When Joshua, founder of True Nature Education and my boss, told me he would be in the Sacred Valley at the same time as me, I was shocked. What were the odds?! Of course I immediately accepted his offer to meet up at one of our stunning retreat destinations and see where True Nature Education would be holding their upcoming Peru yoga retreats. I arrived full of excitement and I was
Travel bloggers appear to be taking over the internet. Everyone is talking about global travel and it seems that #wanderlust has been trending for years. Instagram and Facebook are flooded with pictures of tanned travelers sipping cocktails in bikinis while lounging on white sand beaches with captions like, “Just another Monday afternoon!” But is it really all sunshine and daiquiris? Or is there another side to global travel? Read on
“This is what the path of Dharma is like. It’s not that you have to do all the practices. It is sufficient to take just one of them, whichever one you really have an affinity with, and through practicing that one alone, for the rest of your life, you will achieve enlightenment. Whichever practice you choose doesn’t matter; they are all valid methods for achieving enlightenment—if you practice. The key
Years ago, when I was backpacking near the Himalayas in Sikkim, I met a man. His name was Marshall. He had been traveling for several months all over Nepal and settled near the Holy Lake Katchipuri where I was also hauled up for a week’s stay. He was soft spoken,,stuck to himself mostly, and had this sort of zen quality to him that the other guests mistook as self-indulgent,
We have all seen the pictures. You know, the ones of smiling men and women in front of stunning international backdrops. The ones that make you think, “I should go there”. But when all we have is a pretty picture and some vague idea that it would be nice to travel, it is hard to justify the cost of the plane ticket and the effort that goes into planning global
A Global Service Project Paints Hope for the Future A note from Costa Rica Lindsay is a village leader in Costa Rica who partners with True Nature Education on multiple Karma Yoga projects. She was kind enough to share how one recent global service project from a TNE retreat genuinely touched the lives of those in need. The physical support was simply metaphor for the emotional support that was given.
There is a great need for global service projects in this world right now and our mission, as human beings is to pull together to make a difference. This action, known as, “Good karma,” in the yoga world, is meant to send out a positive rippling affect from one person, to the next, to the animals, to the plants, waters, skies, world, Universe. My path in yoga has encouraged awareness.
10 proven direct health benefits of meditation Meditation has been a saving grace for me. I am so happy to see that the health benefits of meditation are now being studied scientifically so that we have proof that it works for those who are skeptical. When I started meditating, it was out of sheer desperation to live and experience life differently. I had struggled with bouts of depression
When you hear the word meditation, what do you picture? If your answer is a monk in orange robes sitting in full lotus position somewhere in the mountains, we need to have a talk. Just because meditation has roots in many spiritual practices doesn’t mean it isn’t relevant today. Meditation has seen a major rise in popularity over the past few years, and for good reason. The benefits of meditation
“Do you have patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?” Lao Tzu Meditation is for everyone, not just the one who desires a deep understanding of who and what they are. A desire to learn how to meditate can simply come from a desire to slow down or decompress. The paths to learning how
If you are reading this article, you are probably at least vaguely aware of the benefits of meditation. Whether you are interested in using meditation to reduce stress, increase focus, or delve into spirituality, it is a worthy practice. According to Project Meditation, practicing meditation can help decrease heart rate, blood pressure, and anxiety. Meditation can also help improve sleep habits, self-confidence, and relaxation. It has even been proven to