Kevin Beckford (Chiggsy)

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Blindsight: the strangest form of consciousness

Some people who have lost their vision find a “second sight” taking over their eyes – an uncanny, subconscious sense that sheds light into the hidden depths of the human mind.<p>When Daniel first walked into London’s National Hospital, ophthalmologist Michael Sanders could have had little idea that he …

Why you should perform your most important habits in the morning

What do you do with this time?<p>The most important thing.<p>If you have a project you want to happen (let's say you want to write a book), this is the time to form a habit that will make that project happen.<p>A morning writing habit will get the book done. Simply wishing for the book to get written, or …

Tantra: The Experience of Transformation.

I’d like here to give just a brief introduction to tantra.<p>The first thing to understand is that Buddhism has broad and far-reaching array of …

Breathing Meditation 101

Workshop<p>The Way of Awareness<p><i>Sep 16 - Sep 21 2018</i>• <i><br>Rhinebeck, NY</i><p>Campus accommodations are limited/sold out for this program. Please see our list of …

Chelsea accused of 'warehousing' players

PFA chief Gordon Taylor has admitted he is "worried" by Chelsea's "warehousing" of players with 33 of their squad out on loan.

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

What is the purpose of Yoga?

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? The rise of mind control

Ahundred electrodes are pressed tightly against my scalp and a mixture of salt water and baby shampoo is dripping down my back. The goings-on in my slightly agitated brain are represented by a baffling array of graphs on a screen in front of me. When I close my eyes and relax, the messy spikes and …

Neurophilosophy

What science says about meditation: it improves your focus and emotional control

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced by Buddhists for thousands of years. But today, in our electronic, distraction-filled world, the ancient practice seems to be having an unlikely moment of trendiness — so much so that it's the focus of a new app that recently garnered a New Yorker …

Mindful Recovery: How to Add Meditation to Your Routine

<b>Zhan zhuang, or standing meditation exercise, has been used as a method of relaxation and health cultivation for thousands of years.</b> The earliest …

Meditation

Urban Mindfulness

Buddhism has been increasingly incorporated into psychotherapy. Why? How does it further our understanding of what it means to be human? In this …

The Varieties of Religious Therapy: Buddhism

The Varieties of Religious Therapy (VRT) is a blog series featuring representatives from twelve belief systems discussing how they integrate faith …

Why Indian philosophy is incomplete without atheism

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>It is noteworthy that the vedas form the basis for the three schools of thought.<p>LIFE<p>| Commonsense Karma | 5-minute …

4 Ways to Meet Your Future Self

ooking ahead in time and feeling a sense of connection to one’s future self can impact long-term financial decision-making, converting a consumer …

Tongue Health

We are excited to bring you another post in a comprehensive series on the practice of Ayurveda. ‘Ayurveda Life’ is a weekly series of posts from some …

What We Think We Become: The Magic-Free Meaning.

“All that we are is a result of what we have thought. What we think we become.” ~ Buddha<p>I want to take a moment and summarize what, specifically, the …

What is Walking Meditation?

Today I would like to talk about <b>Walking Meditation</b>, explain what it is all about, go through the benefits and suggest a simple but very effective …

Meditation

Krishnamacharya's own asana and pranayama practice Plus Krishnamacharya's Life saving practice.

Following on from the previous two posts, the first on the 120 photos of Krishnamacharya demonstrating asana aged 84 and the second asking how he …