New Moon in Sagittarius for 13 January 2021

The first new moon in 2021 rises in sidereal Sagittarius on 13 January giving us hope, joy, and opportunities for overcoming challenges for the new year. This sets the tone for the entire year.  Looking back, the first new moon of 2020 was in Capricorn, which governs infrastructure and routine. The global lockdown changed our …

Experience Deep Relaxation and Healing with Yoga Nidra Meditation

Meditation techniques like Vipassana, japa, and walking are found within Buddhist lineages. Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep, is related to the fifth limb of yoga, pratyahara where the senses are withdrawn. It can be done consciously when we take breaks from computers, phones, media, and other people. Yoga nidra is a guided meditation that relaxes …

Integrating Lessons Learned From 10-day Vipassana Meditation Course Into Everyday

After years of living as a businessman suffering from health challenges, S.N. Goenka turned to vipassana, which is part of Theravada Buddhism, to heal himself. The benefits of the technique changed Goenka’s life enough for him to leave the corporate world to study and teach what he learned. Since 1969, he has influenced thousands, if …