Monday Mantra – Nov 27th – Dhanyavad

Monday Mantra for November 27th: Dhanyavad As we return from Thanksgiving weekend, it is important to keep the spirit of gratitude alive in our minds and hearts. Acknowledging and expressing moments of gratitude helps us to cultivate a deep sense of appreciation, connection, and meaning in life. Dhanyavad is a Sanskrit word which translates to “gratitude”;[…]

Monday Mantra – Nov. 13th – Sat-Nam

Monday Mantra for November 13th: As a common closing mantra to Kundalini yoga sessions around the world, “Sat-Nam” is a Gurmukhi Sikh phrase which roughly translates to “Truth is my Name”: Sat: Truth Nam: Identity or Name While most mantras we are familiar in the West are written in Sanskrit, Sat-Nam is unique in that[…]

Monday Mantra – Nov. 6 – Modeh Ani

Monday Mantra for November 6, 2017:   “Modeh Ani” In this week’s Mantra for the Moment we take a departure from Eastern spirituality and instead shift focus to Judaism, the oldest of the monotheistic Abrahamic religions. While mantra recitation is not an integral aspect of Judaism in the strictest sense of the word, many Jewish practitioners recite[…]

Oct. 23 – Monday Mantra – Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

Monday Mantra for October 23, 2017: “Om Shanti Shanti Shanti” Translation: Om: The sound of the Eternal Universe Shanti: Peace “Om Shanti Shanti Shanti” is an invocation of Peace in one’s life. Chant this mantra three times to embody peace in one’s mind, body, and soul.

Oct. 16 – Monday Mantra – Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha

Monday Mantra for October 16, 2017:   “Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha” Translation: Om: The sound of the Eternal Universe Tare: To evoke the Divine essence of Tara Tuttare: Liberation from the eight fears* Ture: Liberation from the disease of suffering Soha: To “Hail!” to the Divine presence of Tara within oneself   Known as the[…]

Oct. 9 – Monday Mantra – Om Ami Dewa Hrih

Monday Mantra for October 9, 2017:   “Om Ami Dewa Hrih” Translation: Om: The sound of the Eternal Universe Ami: Infinite, limitless light Dewa: Illuminated Deity of Buddha nature Hrih: With self-respect and dignity Also known as the Amitabha Mantra, “Om Ami Dewa Hrih” is recited to the Buddhist Diety Amitabha, who embodies pure discernment[…]

Oct 2. – Monday Mantra – Om Vajrapani Hum

Monday Mantra for October 2, 2017:   “Om Vajrapani Hum”   Vajrapani is an enlightened Buddhist deity, or Bodhisattva, who embodies the infinite energy of the liberated mind. Through recitation of the mantra “Om Vajrapani Hum”, one can learn to access the boundless and fiery energy which Vajrapani emits. Along with Manjushri (embodiment of Wisdom),[…]

Hemalayaa and DTO Turn it Up at Transformational Festivals

“So what’s the deal with these transformational festivals? Is it just a free pass to do drugs and have sex everywhere or is there an actual purpose underneath it all?” Asks the concerned mothers and resistant millennials to festival enthusiasts all over the globe. The answer is obvious once you step foot onto your first[…]

Honor the Divine Feminine with DTO and Hemalayaa at Shakti Fest 2017

Introduction Music festivals have had a strong presence in American popular culture since the 1960s. 450,000 people attended Woodstock in August of 1969, signaling a shift in the cultural milieu. It was a coming of age for a generation of individuals fed up with mass consumption, war, and their own underrepresentation in society. Festivals, communal[…]

5Q Interview @kbaycock

5Q Interview @kbaycock! Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you? Growing up I always jumped from activity to activity, I would get bored or didn’t feel truly passionate about what I was doing. That really changed for me when I found yoga. I’ve been practicing for almost 3[…]

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