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BEYOND CHATURANGA

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Well Healed in Newbury... When the husband and wife team of Beth and Mike Houlihan began mapping out a new home for their beloved Roots to Wings Yoga and Healing, they sought to build upon their longstanding commitment to "creating sacred and transformative space where folks could gather and connect safely in the pursuit of embracing their truest selves".  Yoga would be at the forefront of course, but they also wanted to build an oasis of consciousness and healing in support of other … [Read more...]

ESCAPE FOR THE DAY…

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SINGLE DAY RETREATS JUST NORTH OF THE CITY Just a short drive north of Boston tucked just off of a winding road tranquilly sits the Insight Meditiation Center of Newburyport.  Insight meditation or Vipassana is based on an ancient Buddhist Meditation tradition that is very much relevant today and experiencing tremendous popularity here in the west. The center’s schedule is brimming with programming designed to support steadying the mind, opening the heart, seeing clearly and moving forward … [Read more...]

Chopra Center: Primordial Sound Meditation

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Deepak Chopra created Primordial Sound Meditation in the tradition of Transcendental Meditation (TM), originated by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Both use the repetition of mantra to alter one’s consciousness and reach a state of restful awareness. Usually a mantra is given directly by a guru. With Maharishi’s permission, Dr. Chopra and his partner, the late Dr. David Simon, developed a way of ascertaining an individual’s mantra according to the time and date of their birth. Essentially, your personal … [Read more...]

Vipassana Walking Meditation

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Vipassana is a meditation technique that focuses on the deep connection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to physical sensation. This style traces directly to the way the Buddha himself practiced, and although non-sectarian, it is common to all Buddhist traditions. What we commonly call Mindfulness Meditation is rooted in Vipassana. Most people think of meditation as sitting quietly, but traditional Buddhist teachings identify four meditation … [Read more...]

Exercises to Refresh During Your Workday

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You may know this one: It’s 3pm, and the energy that’s kept you humming all morning is long gone...and so is the lunch you ate (probably at your desk) a couple of hours ago. You feel a lag in brain power, and head to the vending machine or corner café for a pick-me-up. Does this sound familiar? Thankfully, there are healthier ways to power up and reset. By Daisy Swan We are a busy bunch of workaholics. We work hard, juggle a lot, and find ourselves handicapped by omnipresent technology. … [Read more...]

Renewal Through Meditation

The idea that the mind can go deep enough to change the very patterns of the body, and therefore wipe away any mistakes, such as disease, has not yet been fully embraced by western medicine. Yet for more than 5000 years, Ayurveda – an ancient natural healing system originating in Ancient India – has approached the mind and body together. … [Read more...]

Life With You

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Imagine yourself at the end of your life looking back. Focus in on the sum total of the moments, days, years you doubted yourself. Then come back present and add up the years to date. This total equals the amount of time you have wasted not believing in who you are. Doubt is a powerfully dangerous habit. It creates a clear barrier between you and your essence; between you and your purpose; between you and love. Naturally there are many reasons we choose to not trust. … [Read more...]

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