• VIPASSANA MEDITATION

    Embracing Loving Kindness: Reflecting on Our Journey + Introducing Vipassana Meditation

    Reflecting on Loving Kindness Meditation Over the past eight weeks, we’ve embarked on a beautiful journey together, exploring the practice of Loving Kindness (Metta) meditation. This practice has guided us to cultivate a deeper sense of compassion, empathy, and unconditional love, not only for ourselves but also for others. It’s been heartwarming to witness the transformation and growth within our community as we collectively open our hearts. Let’s review Metta before we head into our next technique – Vipassana meditation. Benefits of Loving Kindness Meditation The benefits of Loving Kindness meditation are profound and far-reaching. Many of you have shared your experiences, highlighting the following: Buddhist Teachings on the Benefits…

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    Free Online Meditation Classes at BPY

    Set the Tone for Your Day in 7 Minutes: Join Our Free Online Meditation at Balanced Planet Yoga In a world that’s constantly buzzing with activity, finding moments of tranquility can seem like an elusive dream. Yet, amidst the chaos, it is possible to create space to check-in and create some calm in the storm. One such place is here, at Balanced Planet Yoga, where we meet weekday mornings on Zoom at 730 am to start our day with a community guided free online meditation. We have been going strong since January 1st, and if you are looking for a better way to start your day, you may have just…

  • Mandukya Upanishad and Yoga Nidra

    Yoga Nidra & The Mandukya Upanishad

    The Mandukya Upanishad is one of the shortest but most profound texts in the Upanishads, the ancient scriptures of Hinduism. It is considered to be one of the primary texts on the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, which is focused on non-dualism and the ultimate reality of the universe. The Upanishad consists of only 12 mantras, but these mantras provide deep insights into the nature of reality and consciousness. The Mandukya Upanishad stands out for its unique focus on the nature of consciousness and the exploration of the self. Interestingly, there exists a powerful and transformative practice known as Yoga Nidra, which draws inspiration from the principles elucidated in the Mandukya…

  • BPY Welcomes Beginners

    If you’re a beginner at yoga postures [asana], you may wonder where to start. Yoga is an ancient practice that has become popular worldwide because of its many benefits for both the mind and body. It’s a great way to reduce stress, increase flexibility, build strength, and improve overall well-being. It is important to remember that there is so much more to yoga than the postures, and the benefits of regular practice extend well beyond being able to hold any pose. That said, here are some tips to get started with the physical side of yoga as a beginner. Balanced Planet Yoga hosts two beginner yoga classes on its weekly…