All posts in "Auras & Chakras"

6 Best Guided Meditations (YouTube Videos)

Guided meditation was one of the best ways for me to get started. In the beginning, I found that guided meditations were appealing.  They literally walked me through the meditation. I didn’t have to “do” anything but just sit there and let it happen. This seemed simple enough for a guy like me who can complicate things. After scouring countless meditations, […]


Auric Breathing: Body-Based Meditation

Guest Author: Written by Yonti Kristan, M.A. (exclusively for MM) Auric Breathing is a simple somatic (body-based) meditation. Like all somatic meditations it works by guiding you to focus on aspects of your sensory experience to produce relaxation and expand awareness. Auric Breathing uses the obvious tangible experience of physical breath as a doorway to […]


Pain is Certain, Suffering is Optional

“Am I good enough?” “What did I do to deserve this?” “People just don’t understand me.” How often do we hear this sabotaging narrative playing in our own head like a record? by Rushi Vyas While feeling sad, frustrated, or lonely are perfectly human emotions, does creating a narrative to go alongside them actually help […]


Chakras, Yoga, and Wizards

What have you heard about the chakra system? Versions of the story vary: Some say it’s an ancient and wise, Eastern conception of the body that has to do with human energy systems. Another group says it is a bunch of B.S., and since it cannot be physically measured by hard science we should ignore […]


Music That Alters Arousal States and Focus

Due to their similar effects on the brain, some practitioners have wondered if binaural beats can replace meditation. In a word, no. However… I’ve been aware of binaural beats ever since I first started to meditate back in college. At the time it was suggested to me that it would help me to meditate, or […]


Consciousness Shapes the Physical World

Consciousness, Prayer, & How Kind Thoughts Affect the World From time immemorial, the nature of consciousness and the mind-body connection—what it is, how it works—has been one of the ultimate mysteries. Now specialists across a diverse number of fields are discovering tantalizing clues about positive awareness, focused intention, prayer, and the mind-body connection, particularly how […]

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