Meditation for Ajna Chakra

I drew ideas from different meditation techniques (particularly, Tantric meditation) in order to create this guided meditation to re-awaken and re-balance the sixth chakra, Ajna. Ajna Chakra is located at the centre of the head, and its kshetram (or projection) is the point between the eyebrows. The glands linked to this chakra are the pituitary…

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A quest to (self)healing

A year and a half ago I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease where TPO antibody and thyroglobulin antibody get confused and start attacking the thyroid gland; time passing by, this reduces the ability of the thyroid to function properly and alters its structure. When the doctor gave me this diagnosis, I couldn’t…

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Backbends – On Love, part I

Backbends are the asanas, that is poses, belonging to the group purvatana. Purva means ‘East’, tana means ‘stretch’. Traditionally yogis practised asanas looking East, thus purvatana means “stretch of the Eastern, that is front, part of the body”. Backbends are exactly this, opening and stretching the front body without compressing the back body; this is why one should focus on bending…

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