Adela Andea and the New Bioluminescence

Romanian-born, Texas based artist Adela Andea creates complex light sculptures and installations using LED and CCL lights along with pulsing electrical components. Andea has said that she strives to create “futuristic eco-systems….that ebb and flow between organic biological forms and glowing technological systems”. Her oeuvre varies widely, but the work that resonates with me is […]

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Transcendent Music: Saito Koji – Guide

Silence certainly has its place in yoga and meditation, but I also love a good spiritual soundtrack. This Transcendent Music series will highlight high-vibration music that can be an enhancement to your practice. I will first introduce you to Saito Koji‘s latest fuzzwash fantasy, Guide. From Disquiet.com: “A new year calls for a stellar dawn, […]

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Why the Turban?

(photo by Paolo Roversi for British Vogue) I have always been drawn to headwear, especially when it is worn for a spiritual purpose. My best friend growing up was (and is) a devout Muslim, and I was always fascinated by her hijab and the connection it had to her identity. I also loved all of […]

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Yoga Basics: Savasana (Corpse Pose)

(photo courtesy of Sivananda Online) Savasana is about releasing the physical body. Yoga Journal has a good explanation of the subtleties of the pose, but all you really have to do is lie on your back, with your arms comfortably at your sides, palms facing up. Feet should be slightly apart. Let your breath come […]

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Yoga Basics: Long Deep Breathing

Break the habit of ignoring the breath. Just because we don’t have to expend effort to breathe, don’t take it for granted! The quantity, quality, and circulation of the breath creates the foundation for a vital and creative life. Mastery of the breath promotes health and vitality, assists in controlling the moods, develops concentration, and […]

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Operation Warrior Wellness: David Lynch Gives $1M to Teach Veterans Meditation

Legendary auteur, musician, artist, occasional nightlife impresario, and swoopy-coiffed inspiration David Lynch has just donated $1 million to his foundation’s Operation Warrior Wellness program, which offers courses in Transcendental Meditation to soldiers and veterans. This comes on the heels of a recent pilot study that explored the affects of Transcendental Meditation on Iraq and Afghanistan […]

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Yayoi Kusama: Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity, 2009

I experienced this iteration of Kusama’s Infinity Room at the Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea in 2009, and it changed my life. The piece was installed in the very back room. I approached this innocuous white cube, having absolutely no idea what might be revealed inside. I walked in, and stood motionless on a small platform […]

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