(Blog) Prayer

(Blog) Prayer
In 2009, National Public Radio presented a five-part series on the brain and spirituality. Barbara Bradley Hagerty, the author of Fingerprints of God, explored the “science of spirituality”.  She shared how scientists are making serious attempts to better understand “spiritual experiences” – a fairly new field of study called neurotheology.  (barbarabradleyhagerty.com) What some of their research has shown is that... Read More

(Blog) The Way of the Warrior

(Blog) The Way of the Warrior
The Four-Fold Way: The Way of the Warrior Angeles Arrien writes that every culture has principles and practices for leadership. “Warrior” is an old term referring to leadership or stewardship.  She notes that there are three powers that comprise leadership (The Way of the Warrior): 1) the power of presence, 2) the power of communication, and 3) the power of... Read More

Resource: Pranayama & Your Nervous System

Resource: Pranayama & Your Nervous System
Your autonomic nervous system is the part of your nervous system that controls the functions of your body, such as digestion, heartbeat, blood pressure, and breathing, that are “involuntary,” meaning the functions that you don’t have to think about (see Anatomy Lesson post). The autonomic nervous system is also the part of your nervous system that sends you into Stress... Read More

Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindfulness & Meditation
  Learn To Breathe Slowly and Deeply I have been reading a lot of great articles in various magazines and journals, online as well watching TV specials on the topics of mindfulness and meditation. Some of them spend time comparing and contrasting mindfulness and meditation and even go deeper into the types of meditation – all very important, very interesting... Read More

The Four-Fold Way

The Four-Fold Way
The Four-Fold Way by Angeles Arrien (1940 – 2014) The late Angeles Arrien’s book, The Four-Fold Way, is an extraordinary and inspiring summary of her work, her practice and her teaching. Angeles was a cultural anthropologistwho spent her life learning from indigenous cultures – studying their spiritual practices, beliefs and symbols. She came to understand that among many native cultures... Read More