A fine balance

By Suma Varughese To attain balance in body, mind and spirit, is no small matter. It calls us to free ourselves of the pull and push of craving and aversion, and of the emotional and psychological needs that keep us in thrall, says Suma Varughese  A friend of mine still has not forgiven her father for an incident that happened many years ago. She was a college kid then, and while driving the family car, she had an accident

Freedom from fear

By Suma Varughese With fear receding from her life, Suma Varughese looks forward to a journey into increasing joy and love. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been deeply fearful. All sorts of fears would waylay me for I was deeply uncertain about my capabilities and my worth, and I quite frankly doubted my ability to get by in life.  I was sure I would plunge into doom head first, and that would be the end of me.

Finding balance

By Shameem Akhtar Balancing poses will ground you, enhance your self-esteem, and heal you of fear and anxiety, says Shameem Akthar While reading a book on brain plasticity and how it can be used to help those in trouble, I was not surprised to read that researchers have found that a sense of balance is strongly connected to self-esteem. In yoga, balancing poses are used to calm anxiety, hypersensitivity, depression and other

Walking the talk

By Punya Srivatsava Punya Srivastava interviews Sri M, a renowned spiritual teacher whose marathon Walk of Hope across the length and breadth of India is scheduled to begin on January 12th from Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu A small boy of nine meets a man at his doorstep for a few moments who announces himself as his guru and vanishes. At 19, that boy runs away from his home in Thiruvananthapuram, travels the length of the country,

The Mumbai magic

By Shivi Verma and Anusha Singhania The third Life Positive Expo, Mumbai, with its exciting exhibition area, powerful workshops and sublime discourses, left the attendees mesmerized and energized, say Shivi Verma and Anusha Singhania The third Life Positive Expo hosted in Mumbai on November 15- 16, 2014, was a smashing hit. The stalls buzzed with activity. Enthusiastic participants jammed the workshops. Celebrated facilitators

Take your glory and run!

By Vijayalakshmi Nadar Vijayalakshmi Nadar attends the inimitable Oprah Winfrey’s The Life You Want Tour, in Houston, USA, and comes away enthralled. “Every moment you have the choice to open up, to listen to the whispers and live the way your life is nudging you to live…to walk boldly on your life’s path,” -Oprah Winfrey The quote above was one of the opening lines at the Oprah Winfrey’s