Hinduism

4 Sacred Trees of Nepal

4 Sacred Trees of Nepal

Do you know the 4 sacred trees of Nepal? In a country of ancient spirituality and rich greenery, it’s no surprise that the two have combined. Here in the land of the Himalayas you’ll find the most sacred trees in Hinduism, and in the world. […]

Why We Pray to Ganesha Before Mantras

Why We Pray to Ganesha Before Mantras

Why do we always start mantras praying to Ganesha? There is a very mystical reason! Mantras are a part of spiritual practice. Especially when using the Sanskrit language, chanting mantras are one path towards Samadhi and work wonders for spiritual healing, awakening and worship. In […]

Navratri – 9 Nights of the Goddess

Navratri – 9 Nights of the Goddess

Navratri – 9 nights of the goddess. How does it feel to you? Traditionally, it is one of the most important festivals in Hinduism and follows the story of how the supreme shakti, Goddess Durga, defeats demons and uses her goodness to overcome evil. Astrologically, […]

The Powerful Symbolism of Lord Shiva

The Powerful Symbolism of Lord Shiva

Have you ever wondered what all the symbolism of Shiva meant? Maybe you’ve felt drawn to Lord Shiva’s powerful energy but not sure why? As the father of yoga and a strong symbol of masculinity, consciousness and transformation, Shiva is celebrated around the world, so […]

Shakti Power: Hinduism’s 3 Goddesses

Shakti Power: Hinduism’s 3 Goddesses

Alongside Hinduism’s trinity of Gods, we have the Goddesses who rule beside them – they say that behind every great man is a great woman! These leading ladies have a number of other incarnations and names, but for now let’s learn the basics. Who are […]

The Mystery of 108

The Mystery of 108

What’s so important about the number 108? If you google 108 you’ll find tons of sources giving examples of 108 in science and religion, from the number of beads in a mala to the stairs up to a temple, from Hinduism to Buddhism, India and […]

Balancing the Sun and Moon

Balancing the Sun and Moon

Astrology, psychology, alchemy, hatha yoga. What do all these have in common? The path to enlightenment is paved with ambiguity. Even if we know what “enlightenment” is, do most of us really know how to get there? Sure, we’re told meditation, yoga and self-inquiry will […]