Tantra

By Anand Rudra | True tantra

The Difference Between Soulmates and Life Partners

Everyone wants to meet their Soulmate. In fact, one of the most common questions I receive in my readings and coaching sessions is- “When am I going …

Relationships

Is There “Instant” Enlightenment?

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD</i><p>Most people look upon enlightenment—whatever the term means to them-as remote, exotic, and unattainable without extreme effort. Enlightenment is the state a Tibetan Buddhist monk may reach after decades of mediation, or a yogi performing esoteric practices in a cave in the …

Consciousness

Hone Your Intuition: 12 Poses to Activate Your Third-Eye Chakra

We went behind the scenes at Yoga Journal LIVE New York to bring you this intention-honing wisdom and practice from master teacher Seane Corn. Want …

Yoga

Is Intelligence Genetic?

Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what extent it is genetic, are some of the most controversial questions in science. But now a new study …

Intelligence

Scientists Discover a Higher State of Consciousness

Neuroscientists from the University of Sussex made a pretty neat discovery as they claim to have just found evidence of a higher state of …

The Brain

How an Ancient Singing Tradition Helps People Cope With Trauma in the Modern World

Riitta Excell wore a pair of homemade wool socks: white with red floral patterns and rounded blue toes. Around her were women sipping tea and …

Papua New Guinea

Is mindfulness meditation good for kids? Here’s what the science actually says.

Meditation is meant to help students deal with stress. But the hype may be outpacing the evidence.<p>Welcome to <i>Show Me the Evidence</i><i>,</i> where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.<p>First period, 8:45 …

Mindfulness

A forgotten Darwinian theory upends everything biologists thought about the female orgasm

Richard Prum spends most of his time studying birds. But this year, the award-winning evolutionary ornithologist has also produced an unexpected feminist manifesto.<p>In his new book, <i>The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World—And Us,</i> Prum, an …

Evolution

The neuroscience argument against “living in the present”

There are plenty of advice columns, self-help books, and loosely spiritual twenty-somethings devoted to extolling the virtues of living in the present. The advice is intended as an antidote to life spent scrolling absentmindedly through twitter or planning next weekend, while failing to appreciate …

Mindfulness

The only place in the U.S. you can get a master's in yoga studies? Los Angeles

Ana Funes gathered her Westside yoga class in a circle on the floor. She bent her right knee and instructed her students to cradle their own “like a baby.”<p>But hers wasn’t the “namaste,” downward dog, Lululemon type yoga class as familiar to L.A. as breathing.<p>Funes is a philosophy professor at …

Education

25 Mindfulness Quotes to Keep You in the Present Moment

I’ve been studying eastern philosophy for a few years now and I honestly feel blessed with every lesson I learn. The greatest thing about practising …

Mindfulness

Try This Powerful Psychology Trick to Break Yourself From Negative Thought Cycles

Do you criticize yourself? Do you ever think you’re not good enough? Most people self-talk, however when that self-talk becomes negative, it can …

Mindfulness

Scientists Discover A “Breathtaking” Flash of Light Occurs at Moment of Conception

For the first time, researchers from Northwestern University have now demonstrated that when a human sperm first meets an egg a bright zinc spark can …

Biology

Are You Going Through a Spiritual Transformation?

At this time in humanity’s development many people are experiencing dislocation and confusion about their roles in society, their family and even …

Spirituality

Science Rediscovers and, At Last, Explains The Soul

The Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith has provided the long awaited, first principal, biological explanation of the human condition, our capacity …

Spirituality

The Dalai Lama Explains What Happens When You Die (And How You Can Be Prepared)

We can all agree that the fear of death is the most fundamental fear that all humans face in their lives. We may try to forget our uncertainty as to …

Buddhism

What Your Orgasms Say About Your Health

Sex doesn't always have to end in an orgasm. But it's nice when it does, and a lot of people equate good sex with the kind of reaction Sally had to her sandwich.<p>In reality, putting orgasms on such a high pedestal is actually part of the reason some women have such difficulty achieving them. “The …

Health

Picatrix: An Ancient Manuscript that Teaches How to Get Energy from The Cosmos

The Picatrix is an ancient Arabian book of astrology and occult magic dating back to the 10th or 11th century, which has gained notoriety for the …

Spirituality

Get moving, grandad! Exercise improves brain health in the over 50s

A recent meta-study suggests that regular exercise improves the functioning of the brain in people aged 50 and over. How does that work, and is it even surprising?<p>A recently-published study has provided strong evidence that regular exercise is very beneficial for the health and functioning of the …

The Brain

The Simple Reason Exercise Enhances Your Brain

Evidence keeps mounting that exercise is good for the brain. It can lower a person’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease and may even slow brain aging by …

The Brain

How to Transform Energy Using Yoga Science

© <b>By Leonard Perlmutter</b><p>You learned in grade school science class that energy can appear in either the potential or kinetic form. The electricity in …

Will Power

Meet Clara Tice, The Erotic Illustrator Who Scandalized 20th-Century New York

Give it up for the female gaze.<p><b>Warning: This article contains erotic illustrations that might not be appropriate for your workplace.</b><p>Clara Tice was an illustrator with an eye for the erotic.<p>Her drawings and etchings conjure explicit fantasies from the vantage point of a woman ― complete with nude …

Art

Human Emotion Physically Re-Shapes Reality. New Research

Three different studies, done by different teams of scientists proved something really extraordinary. But when a new research connected these 3 …

Genetics

Origins of Spirituality and Religion: 4 Astonishing Facts

In recent years, it has become increasingly more popular to distinguish between spirituality and religion. By definition, spirituality is “the …

Atheism

52 Good Morning Meditations that Will Calm the Chaos in Your Life

<i>It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.</i><p>The happiness of your …

Happiness

Metaphysical Senses: Clairsentience

Clairsentience is a metaphysical sense that relates to recurring physical and emotional feelings. This is known as clear feeling and signifies Divine …

Emotions

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down for 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Yes, yes, yes: It’s a Victorian-era Irish sex toy

This ‘ladies companion’ from an Anglo-Irish family is to be auctioned in Co Meath<p>8 minutes ago<p>It is difficult to describe Lot 475 in next weekend’s …

News (Ireland)

Physicists Claim that Consciousness Lives in Quantum State After Death

Does quantum mechanics predict the existence of a spiritual “soul”? Testimonials from prominent physics researchers from institutions such as …

Quantum Mechanics