Silence and Sound Part 4

Home » Mint on Sunday » Silence and Sound Last Modified: Sat, Aug 27 2016. 11 37 PM IST Silence is an underrated tool in the arsenal of parenting When I don’t snap to judgement or bark out orders, it gives my kids the space to choose, decide and make mistakes Photo: iStock Shoba Narayan I am trying something that…

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Silence and Sound Part 3

MINT ON SUNDAY Home » Mint on Sunday » Silence and Sound Last Modified: Sat, Jul 02 2016. 11 35 PM IST My experiments with silence Keeping quiet improves sensitivity. Once you calm down your monkey mind, it is easier to pay attention Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint Shoba Narayan Before he died, my father-in-law gave me sage advice. I was a…

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Silence and Sound Part 2

MINT ON SUNDAY Home » Mint on Sunday » Silence and Sound Last Modified: Sat, Jul 16 2016. 11 29 PM IST The problem of embracing silence in an age of noise Most of us don’t know how to experience, process, use or embrace silence—it’s easier to just fiddle with our phones Photo: iStock Shoba Narayan The most exciting developments…

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So of course I had to write about yoga

Actually, my editor suggested that I write about yoga on yoga day. It is here and below It is a little disconcerting, but ask yourself this question: what unites India? I have tried asking this question in various forums. It is hard to agree on three or four things that form the value system of this…

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Yoga Journal

About Vishnu in the Yoga Journal Super Man Vishnu lives in luxury, but this Hindu god will abandon his opulent ways to take human form and save the world from evil. By Shoba Narayan In Indian films known as “god movies,” Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi, the pale-skinned goddess of wealth, are shown living in…

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Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal Parvati Power This Hindu goddess, consort of Shiva, proves that dignity and smarts prevail. By Shoba Narayan Parvati is one face of the divine female energy, often called Devi (the shining one) or Shakti (power), that many Indians worship as the power above all deities. The goddess is personified in many forms, including…

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Yoga Journal

Thanks, Naomi, for sending me these links in the Yoga Journal.  Wrote these pieces a long time ago.  Didn’t know they existed. Quite Contrary Kali is both a fierce warrior and a compassionate mother goddess, reflecting the range of behavior available to us all. By Shoba Narayan Many of the female deities in Hindu mythology…

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