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. 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),[…]

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 @RadiatingNutrition

5 Questions With Tara Smith 1.) Tell me about your personal journey with yoga and nutrition. Why is it important to you? In the beginning I used yoga as physical therapy to heal from horseback riding injuries, but as my practice progressed I used yoga as a mental escape from reality. Quickly I discovered the[…]

5Q Interview @San_Diego_HikYoga

  1.) Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you? Yoga is my moving meditation. I am a proprioceptive junky who loves working out. I first found yoga, 6.5 years ago when I was living in Rochester, New York, as a way to balance my endurance workouts and keep[…]

5Q Interview @YoginiElla

1.) Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you? My personal journey with yoga happened organically. I feel like yoga found me at just the right time, it helped me connect to my breath when I felt like life was making it hard to do so. In the end,[…]

5Q Interview @Stephanie_Strine

1.) Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you? I started practicing yoga as I got more competitive with soccer in high school. My tight muscles needed some sort of release besides massage and similar to most yoga journeys, the delicate aspects of my life needed release as well[…]

5Q Interview – Erika Lee

1.) Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you? I found my yoga practice going on 22 years ago now! Within the first 6 months I knew that my life would be forever changed by this amazing practice. Yoga has essentially sculpted my entire adult life and helped me[…]

Huffington Post – DTO’s Album ‘Nameless Energy’ Heals and Uplifts

There are many ways in which our minds process music. It can keep us awake or lull us to sleep, it can move us to tears of joy or sorrow, it can make us dance all night or head-bang until whiplash, it can blind us from reality or reveal the truth, and it can even[…]

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