Vedanta Blog

  • Karma Yoga Reduces Anxiety

    “When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.” — Rumi Life is full of challenges, both big and small. Sometimes, just getting to work on a Monday morning can be challenging enough. Then, there’s getting through the working week. Other times we’re confronted with such extreme adversity that […]

  • Karma Yoga is the Key to Success and Happiness

    Karma yoga (Calmer yoga) is one of three ancient, spiritual practices that reduces worry, anxiety, fear, stress and depression. Yet it isn’t the type of yoga we’re familiar with. Karma yoga isn’t about breathing exercises or standing on your head. It’s about standing on your own two feet and working in a spirit of love and service […]

  • 7 Steps to be Happy at Work

    The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them. — George Bernard Shaw Do you remember the first day you started your job — how excited you were? How you woke up early, prepared yourself […]

  • 10 Things to STOP Doing to be Happy

    Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. — Carl Bard Imagine you’re 85. You’re looking back at your life, wondering what you’ve achieved. Then you ask yourself, “Am I happy?”  If your answer is “No,” then you’re probably regretting […]

  • Stress Ends where Peace Begins

    It was a perfect morning for a walk along the river. Nothing but blue sky, crystal clear water and sunshine. An ideal setting for reflection…… So I pondered about how almost everybody believes that the world causes them stress. And how they’re convinced that calm conditions creates peace of mind. I mean it seems logical. Calm circumstances, […]

  • Meditation

    How Meditation Can Work for You

    Editor’s note: In this article, “meditation” in inverted commas refers to the various types of “meditation” practiced today. Meditation without inverted commas refers to the ancient, traditional method of meditation, as taught in Vedanta, thousands of years before the advent of Buddhism. Worry, anxiety, stress and depression have sky-rocketed in Western society over the last […]

  • Busyness is an Illness

    Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. – Thomas A. Edison Today, being busy has become so mainstream that […]

  • Vedanta Changed my Life

    How Vedanta Changed My Life

    Ah, mid-life crisis! Don’t you just hate it! All the physical and emotional challenges that come with ageing—not that I ever had a problem with the number of birthdays, just with the number of wrinkles associated with them! Throw into the mix the kids leaving home, the death of my mother and the collapse of […]