Exercises category

  • The Inner Flame

    This gentle three-part exercise, called the Inner Flame is based on ancient techniques and when practiced twice daily (preferably morning and evening) supports harmonious living.

    === Part 1 ===
    The first part is a simple neck-exercise. Begin by sitting comfortably, with your back straight. Slowly and gently bend your neck forward, letting your chin touch your chest. Then bring your neck slowly back up so your chin is parallel with the floor. Repeat these movements three times, all the while


  • The Delicate Process of Silent Sitting

    So you’ve decided to try meditation. You find a comfortable seat and start to observe the cycle of breath. You notice the way the air is flowing, filling your lower abdomen on the inhalation; you notice the gap, the relaxed moment between the inhalation and the exhalation. Then suddenly a thought pops into your head. And a feeling of restlessness. After sitting just for a few moments, your mind is running even more—or at least you start noticing that your mind is running in all kinds of dire


  • Meditation for Non-Meditators: Flowering of the Heart

    If you want to enjoy the benefits of meditation, but find it difficult to sit quietly, you may find it valuable to work with a method that uses some gentle activity that gradually moves you towards quietness. One such method, developed by Bhashkar Perinchery is called the Flowering of the Heart and it helps to allow you to connect more deeply to your heart by consciously bringing your attention inward. The more consciously you include the heart in your connection to life, the more balanced, enri