Category: Yoga, Meditation + Mantra

Gemological Astrology

The focus of MetaJuju jewelry is to bring the elemental energy of nature into your life at the most essential level: your physical being, throughout your day. Natural, untreated gemstones possess vibrational energies paralleling the archetypal influences represented in astrology. By reading the natal charts and also anticipating planetary movement, we can use gemstones to […]

Earth: Get Grounded

The influence of Earth is expressed in the material: Earth is the energy of solid matter, of rules, of structure. Earth energy is important for good physical health, and also mental health. Earth energy in the Root Chakra fuels our sense of security, the foundation of our happiness. It helps us be ‘grounded’ or calmed […]

Yamas and Niyamas

The Yamas and Niyamas are two of the Eight Limbs of Yoga. They are considered the most basic element of Yoga, the first and most critical practice. To call them ‘dos and don’ts’ is a gross oversimplification, but not exactly wrong. Niyamas are essentially practices which will help us relate to ourselves, and Yamas are […]

Meditation Practice

It’s the new year but any time is a great time to recommit to a meditation practice. Meditation is such an interesting paradox-I find that most people are worried about ‘doing it wrong’ but that is impossible to do, in my opinion. If you sit down to meditate, that is what you are doing even […]

Excellent Meditation Guide

Gabby Bernstein is awesome because she’s a totally normal person who meditates. Really-I love her combination of New York and new age in every post. Today she put out this wonderful guide to beginners meditation-there is really something here for everyone, starting with a one-minute breathing meditation. Check it out!  

The 8 Limbs of Yoga

The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali is a widely read and respected compilation of hundreds (if not thousands?) of years of Yogic Philosophy. It is actually a volume of aphorisms meant to be contemplated individually and as a whole in an exploration of Hindu philosophy. It is in the Yoga Sutras that we find The Eight […]

Sat Nam

Sat means ‘truth’ and Nam means ‘identity’. The mantra Sat Nam is one of the most commonly used mantras in Kundalini yoga. It translates to mean, basically, ‘truth is my identity.’ Nam is a ‘seed mantra,’ meaning that as a seed has all of the information to grow into a mature tree, the word Nam […]

Om Mani Padme Hum

Om Mani Padme Hum Literally Translated, the words of this Hindu mantra mean “OM, the jewel in the lotus, HUM.” OM is probably the most common sound you will find in Hindu mantras. It’s not really translatable but sometimes considered the sacred sound that was the first sound in the Universe. HUM, similarly, has more […]

Shiva Mantra

Om Namah Shivaya The literal translation is “Om and salutations to Shiva.” However, it is understood to be a recognition of Shiva, the Hindu God of transformation, inside yourself. When you chant ‘Om Namah Shivaya,’ you are addressing your own divine powers within. Chant ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ 108 times with a mala. Greet your potential […]