James Markulla

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SEMrush vs Moz: Which SEO Tool is Better? [Refreshed for 2018]

For about 8 months after starting Startup Cafe (my agency business), I thought I could get away with using free SEO tools to advance my business as …

Ingenious Shirt Uses Recognizable Icons to Help Break Language Barriers When Traveling

Traveling is a fantastic way to learn about the world, but it's made significantly harder when there's a language barrier. ICONSPEAK wants to ease your frustrations with their ingenious solution: a shirt that displays common (and therefore recognizable) icons across the world. Simply point to a …

Tap Water

5 Things to Do in the Morning That Will Keep You Happy All Day

<i>A man once asked the Buddha, “I want happiness.”</i><p><i>So the Buddha said, “First remove the ‘I’. That’s ego. Then remove ‘want’. That’s desire. Now you’re</i> …

Happiness

Vipassana Meditation: Everything You Need to Know

Meditation is a complex activity. It takes time, composure, energy and a free mind.<p>In a rapidly modernizing world, most of what we call as human …

Meditation

A Quick Guide to Zazen Meditation

One of the more notable practisers of Zen Buddhism was a monk named Kodo Sawaki – or “Kodo the Homeless” as he was nicknamed for his refusal to take …

Meditation

Sanskrit Yoga Terms: 15 Words Every Yogi Should Know

The practice of yoga is incomplete without a basic knowledge of Sanskrit yoga terms.<p>Known for its profound clarity and beauty, Sanskrit is one of the …

Yoga

Happy Brain Chemicals: Everything You Need to Know

What is happiness and where does it come from? The answer is simple: happiness is a product of our brain.<p>To be specific, it is a product of four …

Happiness

Hui Neng's Quest for Enlightenment: A Zen Story

Hui Neng was a Chinese Buddhist monk who is counted among the most prominent masters of Chan Buddhism (Zen Buddhism). The Platform Sutra, one of the …

Meditation

Loving Kindness Meditation: A Zen Technique to Boost Compassion

Loving Kindness Meditation is a popular Zen meditation technique which is practiced to develop compassion towards oneself and for all living …

The Beginner's Guide to Chakra Meditation

Chakras are the energy centers in our body. Chakras (meaning wheel in Sanskrit) represent the meeting points for the different energy channels in our …

Spirituality

Zen Reflections: The Story of the Monk and the Scorpion

The practice of metta meditation or loving kindness meditation is deeply rooted in the Buddhist philosophy. With regular practice of loving-kindness …

The Ultimate Guide to Walking Meditation [Infographic]

<i>Walking meditation is a form of meditation where you put your entire awareness on walking. In this article, we’ll explore the roots of walking</i> …

5 Minute Breathing Meditation to Cultivate Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation, when practiced regularly, has several benefits. Reducing stress, anxiety, and helping one cope with depression are just a few …

Meditation

Osho Quotes: 34 Powerful Quotes That Will Make You Appreciate Life

Osho was an Indian mystic and spiritual teacher who had a profound influence on the Western New Age movement. As a public speaker, he attracted …

Spirituality

Yoga 101: How to Do Bhujangasana? Cobra Pose Technique and Benefits

<i>In the Yoga 101 series, we will be exploring the techniques and benefits of different yoga asanas as put together in Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. In</i> …

Yoga

How to Do Tadasana? Mountain Pose Technique & Benefits

This is a part of the continuing Yoga 101 series of articles where we will be exploring different beginner and intermediate level yoga …

Yoga

How to Do Trikonasana: Triangle Pose Technique and Benefits

Stand in Tadasana.<p>Inhale deeply and with a jump, spread the legs sideways 3 to 3.5 feet. Raise the arms sideways, in line with the shoulders and …

Yoga

Patanjali's Eightfold Path of Yoga

This article is an introduction to Soulful Arogya’s Yoga 101 series where we explore steps and benefits of beginner and intermediate level yoga …

Yoga

10 Health Benefits of Green Tea (No. 9 is Incredible)

A few weeks back, we published a post on the side effects of green tea and who must avoid it. This time we will explore the health benefits of green …

Tea

Oatmeal Water Diet: What is it and How Can it Help You Lose Weight

When you’re planning to lose weight, there is no better food than oatmeal. Not only does it reinvigorate you, it also suppresses hunger and revs up …

Easy To Follow Low-Carb Diet Plan and Menu

A low-carb diet is a popular weight loss diet where you eat fewer carbohydrates and a higher proportion of fat.<p>One follows a low-carb diet by …

Nutrition

Ayurvedic Breakfast Recipe for Weight Loss

It’s important to start your day with a healthy breakfast to amp up your digestive power (<i>agni</i>). The Ayurvedic Breakfast recipe aims to do just that. …

Breakfast

5 Worst Foods to Eat for Breakfast

Breakfast is, as they say, the most important meal of the day, provided you eat something healthy.<p>Unhealthy breakfast, on the other hand, can be far …

Breakfast

Beat your addiction to sugar with these sure fire tips for success

Chances are you’ve already finished your Easter eggs .<p>And while you might well be on a sugar high, you are probably wracked with guilt about the …

3 Zen Short Stories with Incredible Depth

Zen stories are ancient words of wisdom from Zen masters, originating with the Buddha himself. The stories are often amusing and humorous, but at the …

Meditation

An Incredible (Yet Rare) Buddha Story Guaranteed to Inspire You

The concept of Inner Peace is at the very core of Buddhist doctrine. Only when we have achieved inner peace can we hope to achieve world peace. This …

Meditation

An Amusing Zen Story that Reflects its True Essence

<i>“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”</i><p>These are the words spoken by the reputed Zen master, …

Meditation