Author: Stillchemy

How to Practice Gratitude Daily and Transform Your Life

Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-occupation. – John Ortberg Gratitude is about taking a moment to acknowledge and appreciate the little things that are valuable to you. Big achievements are commonly celebrated but small joys that are...

How to Use Journaling as a Tool for Spiritual Growth

Journaling includes keeping a record of your thoughts, feelings, experiences, understanding and insights. It is a powerful tool to express yourself, gain mental clarity, release your emotions, cope with anxiety and stress, develop self-awareness, find peace and improve mental health. What are the real benefits of journaling? Why is...

Thich Nhat Hanh: Biography of the Father of Mindfulness

Founder of the Plum Village Tradition, key player behind engaged Buddhism and receiver of the title ‘father of mindfulness’, Thich Nhat Hanh. Let’s get an insight into his life and work through this biography. Life Story of Thich Nhat Hahn He was born Nguyen Xuan Bao, on October 11,...

The Life and Work of Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda: A Yogi’s Biography

Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian-American Hindu monk, the first major Indian guru to settle in the USA, and he was described by the Los Angeles Times as the 20th century’s first superstar guru. He has authored Autobiography of a Yogi, which has sold over 4 million copies and is...

Biography of Sri Ma Anandamayi: Life & Teachings

Anandamayi literally means ‘joy-permeated’ and so she was, always in a state of joy. She was believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Durga and a symbol of divine grace. Through her life and work, she exemplified service to humanity, great compassion for fellow beings and gratitude towards the...

From Mumtaz Ali Khan to Sri Madhukarnathji: The Biography of Sri M

An Indian yogi, initiate of the Nath tradition of Hinduism, student of Sri Maheshwarnath Babaji, receiver of Padma Bhushan, and author of several books on spirituality – Sri M. This writeup tells you more about his life and teachings. Life Story of Sri M Sri M was born on...

The Life of Mooji – Biography of an Advaita Zen Master

Live by the light of your own heart, but make sure this heart is silent and empty. – Mooji Born as Anthony Paul Moo-Young, in Port Antonio, Jamaica on January 29, 1954, Mooji is a spiritual teacher of Advaita. He gives spiritual talks, conducts retreats and says that his...

Detox Your Colon Naturally with Shankha Prakshalana Kriya

Traditionally known as the Varisara Dhauti, Shankha Prakshalana is a Dhauti Kriya of Shatkriyas and is among the 6 yogic cleansing techniques. It is a yogic process whereby toxins and foreign matter is removed from the digestive system, thereby achieving restoring and boosting digestive health. The term ‘shankha’ refers...

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Biography: The Life and Teachings of Gurudev

A yoga guru and spiritual master of world renown, Sri Sri Ravishankar has about 370 million followers worldwide. He founded the very famous Art of Living and the International Association for Human Values, two organizations working towards reducing violence, alleviating social problems and guiding people towards leading a stress-free...

Sri Ramana Maharshi Biography

Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world – Sri Ramana Maharshi Who was Ramana Maharshi? What was he known for? Was he an avatar? How did he get enlightened? Find answers to these and many more questions about him, in this biography of Sri...

Kainchi Dham Nainital: Your Travel Guide to Neem Karoli Baba Ashram

Nestled in the hills and trees with a river flowing by its side, stands a sacred, old temple called Kainchi Dham. It was established by Shri Neem Karoli Baba in 1964 in the Kainchi village located on the Nainital Almora road. Interestingly, the temple is between two hills that...

Ritucharya Principles: The Science of Eating as Per Seasons

What is Ritucharya in Ayurveda and why is it important in the present era? Simply put, ritucharya is the science of eating or rather adopting a lifestyle in accordance with the seasons. This Ayurvedic practice is based on the fact that our bodily systems function differently in different seasons,...

Life of Neem Karoli Baba: A Mystic’s Biography

A wise, old man seated on a wooden bench, covering himself with a blanket; interacting with those who came to meet, with a pat on the back, brief talk and a sense of humour. Such was his unassuming personality and behavior. The spiritual mentor of many Americans who visited...

Understanding the Significance of Cows in Indian Culture

The cow is a highly revered animal in India and considered a sacred animal. Cows give milk which is a very nourishing drink. Their dung and urine are of medicinal value. Bulls (the male counterparts of cows) toil in the farms and are among the most coveted helpers of...

The Power of Moringa: Why it’s a Superfood Worth Knowing About!

Moringa is loaded with vitamins and minerals, is known to reduce blood sugar and cholesterol, and restore hormonal balance. It nourishes the skin and hair, it helps treat asthma and anemia, it reduces inflammation, and it can be of help in preventing cancer. Isn’t it amazing how the humble...

Oil Pulling: A Simple Practice with Incredible Benefits

What is oil pulling? How does it improve your oral health? Is oil pulling beneficial for your teeth? What are the health benefits of this Ayurvedic practice? This writeup delves into the science of oil pulling and its amazing advantages. Introduction to Oil Pulling What is oil pulling? It...

6 Sadhguru Quotes on Shiva

Here are 6 powerful quotes by Sadhguru that encapsulate the timeless wisdom of Shiva, revered as the Adiyogi and the source of yoga....

Dinacharya: A Daily Routine to Restore Your Body’s Natural Rhythm

What is the concept of Dinacharya and what is its sequence? The word literally means daily routine and it is a concept in Ayurveda that enlists self-care activities to carry out at the beginning of the day and before bedtime, so as to improve or optimize your health. Dinacharya...

Kolam or Rangoli Art: Science & Significance

Kolam or Rangoli is an artform that has been used to decorate entrances since ages. Traditionally, females in the family used to draw kolam designs using rice flour, and this was practiced daily in the morning as well as on special occasions like festivals or religious events. Today, white...

21 Benefits of Consuming Pure Ghee Daily

Since ages, pure ghee has been a part of Indian food culture and it is an integral part of many Ayurvedic treatments. Ghee is an important element of the diet prescribed by Ayurveda, as according to this branch of medicine, pure ghee has several health benefits and should be...

18 Ways Sunlight Can Benefit Your Health

He is the supreme source of heat, light and energy for all the earthlings.In his presence there is light and joy, he adds colour to life.In his absence, everything seems dull and dark.Seeing him, our eyes close and the head bows down, humbled by his godly existence.He is accessible...

Science and Health Benefits of Yoga Nidra 

Yoga nidra or Yogic sleep is a meditation technique and a yogic practice in which the practitioner rests in savasana (corpse pose) and traverses through the 5 layers of self (or panchamaya kosha). Yoga nidra gives you a sense of wholeness; and anyone irrespective of their age or gender,...

Mangoes: Nutrition, Benefits, Dos and Don’ts

Come summer, and we start waiting for this brightly coloured, royal-looking fruit that is an amazing combination of taste, fragrance and texture. In its ripe as well as raw forms, it has multiple culinary uses. It can be eaten raw or savoured ripe. Extract its juice, drink it; cut...

Quotes on Health and Healing by Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra’s wisdom reminds us that our thoughts, feelings, and actions are all intertwined. He encourages us to approach pain with compassion and to use our words to uplift others. He also emphasizes how our beliefs can impact not just how we feel but also how we age. Chopra...

19 Deepak Chopra Quotes That Will Empower Your Journey to Fulfilling Relationships

The following Deepak Chopra quotes emphasize how our relationships mirror our inner selves, urging us to embrace authenticity and acceptance in intimate connections. He sees these interactions as avenues for personal growth, where we recognize ourselves in others. Deepak Chopra also talks about the power of positivity, noting that...

Top 10 Reasons Why Dark Chocolate Is a Healthy Indulgence

“Dark chocolate is therapy in a wrapper”, they say, and so true that is; as it has multiple health benefits that range from promoting heart health to improving brain function, among others. It is a treat to all your senses, owing to its refreshing aroma, appetizing appearance, velvety touch,...

Jeevarasam: Benefits, Usage and Basic Care Instructions

If you hold the water you drink with gratitude and reverence, health and equanimity will be a natural consequence. – Sadhguru Jeevarasam is an oval-shaped burnished metal container 2.25 inches in diameter, 2.5 inches high and weighs about 900 gms. It is filled with energized vibhuti that’s consecrated at...