October 2011 – Activation Category

When an idea keeps coming to mind, we eventually need to stop and listen. The voice of our soul often speaks to us in repetition until we heed the call. When our soul comes knocking at the door of our mind, we need to open and hear what it is saying. That has been my experience since the early spring of 2011 regarding the idea of an online magazine. I was watching the success of my Ask Parvati blog rise and was pleased I was touching and communicating with peopleRead More
When we want to start something new, such as getting active, we need to ask ourselves, does this action come from a place of impossibilities or from the positive possibilities? Let us take a look here at what these two different states mean and how they affect our lives. Living in the Positive Possibilities Living in the Positive Possibilities is not about willfully conjuring up a state of mind to overcome adversity. (“I am feeling lousy but I must feel positive.”) Living in the Positive Possibilities is knowing that weRead More
The Various Kinds of Yoga Yoga is a 5,000-year-old life science and art. It touches upon many topics and areas of inquiry, such as herbal medicine, meditative and contemplative practices, ritual, chanting, astrology and sound – just to name a few. The yoga most commonly known in the West is Hatha yoga, a practice that cultivates the experience of a balanced and unified state of being through physical exercises. The Sanskrit word “yoga” means to join, to yoke or to unify. All yoga practices have the development of a harmoniousRead More
Meditation is very dear to me as it fuels my life and is the foundation of all I do. It is a deepening, ongoing process that continues to teach me the true value of life and love. In our active lives, meditation helps us step out of our business and see a bigger picture. I like to say that meditation is my medication: it’s my way of healing the neuroses of my mind. Our minds wander. They want. We can feel spontaneously happy then suddenly unhappy. Yet enlightened teachers tellRead More
Most of us would agree that when we are not feeling ill or don’t have pain, we think we are healthy. We don’t even think about it much and take it completely for granted that we wake up in the morning, are able to get out of bed and that everything works and functions as it is supposed to. Until it doesn’t. When something fails in the body, we go to a doctor and trust that he or she will tell us what is wrong with us and has theRead More
Have you toyed with the idea of improving your body for a while now? Whether your chief aim is to lose fat, improve your tennis swing, have more stamina in hockey or just feel better when your feet hit the floor in the morning, something has hit the fan to make you sense this time is different. This time, you will stick to your guns and make it happen. You must believe in yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself to make the needed changes in your daily habits, youRead More
For years I have been asked, “Which diet should I follow?” Macrobiotic, Diabetic, Paleolithic, Vegan, Vegetarian, South Beach, Specific Carbohydrate, Low Fat, Fruitarian, Atkins, Low Cal, Raw, 100 Mile, Blood Type, The Maker’s, Weight Watchers; the list goes on and on. I can understand why people feel so confused about this subject. I do not believe that there is one generalized diet that is good for everyone. We all come with our own specific medical background that we need to pay attention to in order to know what we shouldRead More
Elizabeth Lesser is the co-founder of the Omega Institute in New York, an institute that hosts workshops with spiritual leaders and yogis to help people on the spiritual path. In her book “Broken Open”, Elizabeth uses her own life story and those of others to show that through challenging times, “awakening” and positive life changes can occur. Elizabeth refers to the challenging times as the “Phoenix Process”, the transformational journey. It stems from the myth of a bird the Egyptians called the Phoenix. Understanding that the new can only beRead More
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein I will always see the summer of 2011 as yet another test of maintaining my faith and indestructible optimism. The Einstein quote exemplifies how I am facing my latest financial challenges and how I’ve taken steps to approach my problems using different thinking. I’ve discovered that daily, consistent meditation has helped me unearth an inner voice revealing answers I’ve been seeking. One of these answers came in remembering my firstRead More
My life-long love of music began when I was four years old and my parents sat me in front of a black-and-white Little Richard concert on the television. Growing up in the UK, I had access to great new music programs on the radio and on TV, like The John Peel Radio Show, The Old Gray Whistle Test, Top Of The Pops, Pirate Radio and Radio Luxembourg. TV personalities and personable DJs became my teachers. Like a sponge, I absorbed it all. I soon developed a keen ear for whatRead More