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Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

Meditation

Give and take

There are three kinds of danam…Sattvic, Rajasic, Tamasic<p><b>Further</b> on, in Chapter 18, Krishna speaks about <i>`danam, ’</i> meaning charity or sharing. Again, …

Freedom from desire

The eighteenth chapter, `<i>Moksha SanyasaYogah’</i>, starts with a question from Arjuna who asks,`I want to know the truth of<i>sanyasa</i> and</i> …

Of tyaga and knowledge

Knowledge which enables you to see the whole universe as one all-pervading awareness would be considered Sattvic.<p><b>In</b> the fourth verse of the 18th …

Of will power and won't power

Tamasic pleasures…pleasures like laziness, the pleasure you get out of being indolent, sleeping the whole day are tamasic in nature.<p><b>Further,</b> in …

No type-caste-ing

<b>In the 41st</b> verse of the 18th chapter, after having discussed everything about <i>sattva, rajas and tamas</i>, Krishna talks about the famous or infamous …

Surrender-the road to freedom

Break free…know that you are this limitless awareness.<p><b>Continuing</b>, Krishna says, it is your own inner nature (<i>sattva or rajas or tamas)</i> that prompts …

The role and the whole

<b>In</b> the last verse of the teaching of the <i>Gita</i>, the 66th verse, Krishna says,<p><i>Sarva dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja</i><p><i>Aham tva sarvapapebhyo</i> …

The Gita: a summing up

The post uploaded a few days ago was the last post on the <i>Bhagavad Gita.</i> Before wrapping up, I would like to enumerate below the key teachings of the</i> …

Astronomers capture supermassive black hole as it eats passing star

<b>(CNN) —</b> A star, caught in the grips of a supermassive black hole.<p>The immense gravity slowly strips the stellar material from its parent, forming a disc of gas around the black hole as it converts gravitational energy into electromagnetic radiation, producing a bright source of light visible on …

Universe