Coming together in wisdom to make life a celebration

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Archive for December, 2013

Taking Care of Your Lower Back through Yoga

Krishan Verma Krishan Verma Dec 30, 2013 at 10:25 PM PST

Taking Care of your Lower Back.
Here are a few useful tips and exercises:

1.   Manage your weight and stay within your ideal weight range.
Carrying extra body weight is hard on your back and your weight-bearing joints. Determine the ideal weight range for your height and body frame, and strive to …

Letting Go of Perfectionism

Maya Yajnik Maya Yajnik Dec 30, 2013 at 5:22 PM PST

Meditation has made me a calmer and happier person . The daily practice has allowed me to slowly let go of some strong tendencies in my mind that cause worry and fear. For example, it has helped me let go of perfectionism.

I used to be very concerned about doing …

What does Yoga Mean to Me!

Krishan Verma Krishan Verma Dec 24, 2013 at 1:24 PM PST

With the regular practice of yoga, I have benefited so much – physically, mentally and spiritually. My body has become healthier, stronger and more flexible. I have been able to cure chronic pains in my knees and neck and I have learned how to take care of physical pain …

Slow the Seed to Success

Raj Raghunathan, Ph.D. Raj Raghunathan, Ph.D. Dec 11, 2013 at 12:12 AM PST

The Slow Turtle Wins the Race to Happiness and Success!

The Slow Turtle Wins the Race to Happiness and Success!

My students and I just spent about ten days in Ghana, gaining insights into this wonderful country’s political, economic, and …

Taking Personal Responsibility for your Happiness

Raj Raghunathan, Ph.D. Raj Raghunathan, Ph.D. Dec 11, 2013 at 12:11 AM PST

Personal Responsibility

Personal Responsibility is Crucial for Happiness-Maximization

 As those who have embarked on the quest for happiness know quite well, a crucial milestone on the path involves taking personal responsibility. Taking personal responsibility means not …

3 Measures of Spiritual Progress – Part 1

Patti Montella Patti Montella Dec 10, 2013 at 3:42 AM PST


I know if I’m progressing with weight every time I pack my suitcase. Either it’s a breeze because all my clothes fit, or I’m in hell because nothing does and I have to make a  mad dash to the store before it …

10 Ways to Make Life a Celebration

Daniel Moss Daniel Moss Dec 9, 2013 at 8:08 PM PST

What makes something a celebration? Why do you so enjoy a party, playing sports, making love, eating your favorite food, or listing to your favorite band? Doesn’t a lot of it have to do with your state of mind in that moment? What if you could have that state …

Humanity & Humility

Devan Batavia Devan Batavia Dec 9, 2013 at 8:04 PM PST

Meet Alfred Duncan.  Mr. Duncan is a senior officer at the Tower Street Prison in Jamaica where I was lucky to teach my first course called Prison-SMART (Stress Management and Rehabilitation Training).  Recently, the Art of Living Foundation recognized Mr. Duncan for his tireless efforts in serving …

Like a baby in the cradle…be happy

Anuraag Agarwal Dec 3, 2013 at 11:03 PM PST

Recently I became a father and after the initial wave of congratulatory notes and “so cute” remarks came the deep realization that I had no clue of what needed to be done with this little angel who slept happily in my lap.  It also occurred to me how …