Cleanliness Brings Forth Clarity

I got into meditation when I was in my early teens partly due to the stacks of spiritual books at home and my desire to read whatever I could get my hands on. When I was in 9th or 10th grade, I used to try and visualize myself from the outside. I would close my … Continue reading Cleanliness Brings Forth Clarity

Mindfulness and the Breath

I am studying a book by Thich Nhat Han about Mindfulness and its called the Miracle of Mindfulness and was published in 1975. Thich Nhat Han is a Vietnamese monk who is described as follows in his website : Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around … Continue reading Mindfulness and the Breath

Avoid multitasking and increase your focus

I was reading an article on the internet that referred to a research study done at Stanford which concluded that multitasking is bad for the brain. A few more clicks on Google, and soon enough, I had a collection of research studies that said the same thing – multitasking isn’t good for you! At first, this … Continue reading Avoid multitasking and increase your focus

Pomodoro technique – productive in 20 min

I know for a fact that when I am trying to complete a task, the last thing that I want is someone or something to distract me. But this is not always possible, even if you discount the unavoidable distractions - coworkers, the occasional email, or meeting, your crying baby, etc. Do you too? I … Continue reading Pomodoro technique – productive in 20 min

Observing my breath – 1

There is something super-natural in the act of breathing or in the breath - I don’t know how, what, where, or when for sure. But everything that I read and experience appears to indicate that the act of breathing holds the key to the universe. Let me cite what I am talking about. praNayama and … Continue reading Observing my breath – 1