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Does Energization Cause a Loss of Appetite?

Nayaswami Maria

Question from dimon: Does regular practice of the energization exercises result in the decrease of appetite? Is the energy received or felt during energization similar to the energy obtained through food? Recently my appetite has decreased “a lot” but my health is still good. Should I force myself to eat a little more or just go with the flow? I am perfectly fine…

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Need for Physical Strength and Health

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ashutosh: Is it true that physical strength is an important requisite for spiritual realization as claimed by statements like नायमात्मा बलहीनेन लभ्यः (Mundakopanishad) and “You will understand the Gita better with your biceps, your muscles, a little stronger.” (Collected works of Swami Vivekananda, Volume 3)?

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When Medicines Don’t Cure

Gurupriya

Question from Suvi: I lost my younger brother a month back. He was only 37 years old. He was in the hospital and faced multiple organ failures. He had become physically weak which we as a family did not realize. He had been through a lot of emotional turmoil in the last few years and got into excessive drinking to sort of cope…

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Yoga Techniques for Social Anxiety

Badri Matlock

Question from martin: Is there a particular method that has been proven to alleviate or eradicate symptoms of social anxiety?

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Fasting

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Sukhmandeep Singh: For how long should I keep a fast and how should I break it?What are the spiritual benefits of fasting?Why is it advised to fast on certain days such as ekadashi,solar eclipse etc.?

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Bless Your Space

Mary Kretzmann

Question from Devika: When we go to a new place like a hotel or someone else’s home do we need to protect ourselves from unwarranted energies? What is the way to do that? Generally when we go out in crowded areas also how to protect oneself. Can japa be done at anytime and any place? My friend told me that mentally you shouldn’t…

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Mantra for self love

Gurupriya

Question from Kristian: Greetings. I have problems with something I don’t understand. Are you aware of the mantra, that can be repeated in the mirror and say ‘i love myself’ ?? I think i overdid it and i feel like as if my head is going to burst. Other people think that i am on drugs because my pupils are getting big, but…

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Hormonal Lethargy

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Petals: I have a hormonal problem due to which I don’t feel like doing anything. I do something, be it gym, job, going out, etc. I leave it soon. Everybody in my family shouts at me and calls me lazy and useless because of this. NO one understands me. I feel lonely and weak. What to do?

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Food for Healthy Body, Mind and Soul

Gurupriya

Question from Daniel: Hello! I take charge of cooking for my family. In Chile we have very harmful food habits, we eat breakfast white bread with butter and jam, egg or cheese, along with an instant tea or coffee and then we repeat it in the snack (in Chile you do not usually dine in the afternoons). It worries me, because I know…