Its might appear very strange and intriguing that Shiva Lingas get unearthed at construction sites or any place when people dig the earth up. There have been remarkable moments in Indian History where the Paramacharya Sri Chandrashekar Swamigal Himself has pointed to location where there were sure possibilities of an ancient Shiva Linga within the earth. To name a few would be the Shiva Linga unearthed at Madhya Kailash, Taramani Chennai and at the Shankara Matt at Thiruvanaikkaval Srirangam. The Shiva Linga at Shankara Matt is particularly beautiful. Its a Panchamukha Linga, though only four faces have been visibly sculpted into the shaft of the Linga, the fifth being more symbolic in nature. The characterestic features of the faces takes us way back to the late Pallava, early Chola era. The pointed features and benign appearance of each face, remarkably similar such that they seem to belong to the same person rekindles the imagination with the world of the ancients. … [Read more...] about Secrets Beneath The Garbha Griha
I live in a tiny rental in a neighborhood filled with million-dollar condos and mini-mansions. My party-planner and house-flipper neighbors make vastly more than I did when I was working 1.6 full-time with an MSW from the number one school of social work in the country. I absolutely value my education for its own sake and enthusiastically share that with my students, but I’m doing them no favors by letting them think they’ll move into one of those mini-mansions, or even a have an apartment without a roommate, just as soon as they get a psychology-related graduate degree. … [Read more...] about The False Promise of Graduate School
Relative to the security mindset, the 3 percent groups enjoying great financial health and physical health share a burning desire for better than average results. They see the benefits of change, growth, and success instead of the risks, sacrifices, and barriers. This mindset drives them to read what others won’t, do what others don’t, and thereby enjoy what others can’t. To a very large degree, this mindset exists in anyone willing to cultivate it and take action. Because of our innate tendency to conform, however, and our increasing technological exposure to the influences of an obesogenic U.S. environment, the path to excellent physical health becomes more difficult to choose with each passing year. … [Read more...] about Fit Dad, Fat Dad
"Emotion regulation using mindful-acceptance was associated with reductions in reported pain and negative affect, reduced amygdala responses to negative images, and reduced heat-evoked responses in medial and lateral pain systems. Critically, mindful-acceptance significantly reduced activity in a distributed, a-priori neurologic signature that is sensitive and specific to experimentally-induced pain. In addition, these changes occurred in the absence of detectable increases in prefrontal control systems." … [Read more...] about Does “Mindful Acceptance” Reduce Pain and Negative Emotions?
8. Peanut Butter Another popular myth that many people who work out believe is that consuming peanut butter, either with bread or added into shakes, will provide them with the required amount of protein and healthy fat for the day. While it is true that peanut butter is a great food for people who exercise, it is not ideal to consume it just before working out, as the fats in peanut butter also take a longer time to digest and may cut down your energy during work out. … [Read more...] about 14 Foods You Must Never Eat Before A Workout