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Superconscious Living Exercises

Superconscious Living Exercises Practice these rejunevating exercises by Swami Kriyananda together with Shurjo and Narayani from Ananda India. The Six Exercises 1) Walk vigorously in place before meditating. Affirm, “I am awake and ready! I am awake and ready!” 2) Extend your arms vigorously out to the side, then in front, then high above the head, affirming, “I am positive! … Read More

Health and Healing, Spiritual Growth

Running in Tune with Truth

How can we exercise in a way that will put us in attunement with Truth, so that we will achieve physical health, fitness, and joy as efficiently as possible? For years, I had a spiritual dharma, a life’s duty, to discover how universal, nonsectarian spiritual principles could be applied to advantage in exercise and sports training. I had many theories about … Read More

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How Are We Affected By Diet?

Our diet affects our disposition to a great extent. It affects our state of mind either favorably or unfavorably, and whatever affects our state of mind affects our disposition. All food has a relationship to the mind. To have a healthy brain as well as a healthy body, it is necessary to eat the proper food. The human machine is … Read More

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How Can I Calm My Anxiety?

There are two causes of nervousness: physical and mental. Physical causes are usually the result of over-eating or improper eating. All nerve cells are built from the food we eat. Nervousness is the root cause of all diseases which affect mankind. Most people experience it but very few people understand the overall bodily damage it can cause. Fear, worry, and … Read More

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What Should I Eat?

All foods have one of three qualities. Some foods have spiritual qualities, some have activating qualities, and some have evil qualities. Since the expression of a person’s soul is dependent upon the condition of his body, and his body is dependent upon food, it is desirable to know not only the physical but also the spiritual and psychological effects of … Read More

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How Can I Feel Rejuvenated?

Rejuvenation means to live fully and to prolong youth to the end of your days. Some people have good bodies to start with, while others have always been sickly. This is due to past karma. You must know how to rejuvenate the body not only through proper diet, but through energy, by developing will power. You can bring energy into … Read More

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How Do I Receive Divine Healing?

Perfect health is given by God but disease is man-made. God wants His children to enjoy health and happiness, but they create disease and sorrow by breaking His laws. God is harmony. When man, who is made in God’s image, leads a disharmonious life, he hurts himself. God does not punish man. Man punishes himself when he reaps the results … Read More

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Is There a Way to Overcome Sorrow?

Being made in God’s image of joy, we were not meant to suffer pain. Pain first appeared in man as a way to warn him of the advent of inharmonious sensations detrimental to the body.  Later, instead of proving itself to be a friend or a guide, pain turned out to be a veritable torturer, causing mankind’s tears to flow. … Read More