Five Mental Benefits of Yoga

Even if you have never tried yoga before, you could probably make a good guess at what the physical benefits are, but what about the mental side of things? (If you want to recap, you can check out some of my top physical benefits of yoga here). Let us continue our exploration of what else… Continue reading Five Mental Benefits of Yoga

Five Physical Benefits of Yoga

But first, a note on the Illusion of Separation Yoga is a holistic practice, by which I mean that practicing yoga reveals the interconnected nature of your being, from the muscles and connective tissue to your thoughts and feelings, your emotions and memories, and even the unified field of awareness (often referred to as cosmic… Continue reading Five Physical Benefits of Yoga

Impermanence, the end of Suffering

I recently returned from a Vipassana course, which is an ancient Buddhist meditation practice, preserved by monks for millennia and brought into the modern world. 10 days of noble silence - no talking, no eye contact, no phones, not even a pen and paper. 10 hours of meditation a day, sitting upright from 4.30am to… Continue reading Impermanence, the end of Suffering

Chakras: An Explanation

Many websites will explain a chakra as being a 'wheel' of energy, or a series of spinning vortices. To the uninitiated, this can seem ludicrous, illogical, or downright false. Let me start by saying, that the only way to determine whether or not a chakra is real, let alone what one is, or how they… Continue reading Chakras: An Explanation

Beginning from Emptiness

"Begin from a place of emptiness" During pranayama practice (or breathwork) we often start by emptying our lungs. This can be a great way of expelling stagnant air from our system, creating space, and preparing us for receiving fresh energy. I feel that starting from a place from emptiness holds an even deeper meaning, and… Continue reading Beginning from Emptiness

Corruption of Svadhishthana

Balancing any chakra is a tricky business. But the second chakra, has to be one of the trickiest. Governing pleasure, creativity, and sexuality, the orange-hued, and watery world of Svadhishthana has certainly kept me on my toes. It takes a great deal of awareness to help this area flow openly, and I am somewhat inspired… Continue reading Corruption of Svadhishthana

‘Troll King’ – a short story

“I can see it’s VR, but what makes it unique? It’s all been done a jillion times.” Snorfglorp looked at the game store attendant behind the counter. It was a blo-Bhumb. Notoriously rude - and flatulent. “Arcade survival,” he wheezed, its bulging eye fixed on Snorfglorp’s last remaining credit. On the game’s cabinet was an… Continue reading ‘Troll King’ – a short story

Quantum Karma

In the spirit of blending popular science with philosophy, this week's post is an experiment that you can perform anytime, anywhere. Let's start with a simple hypothesis: How we think directly affects what happens to us. It might seem like an obvious conclusion. Thoughts precede action => action precedes behaviour => behaviour precedes fate. It's the old… Continue reading Quantum Karma