Pratyahara – The Most Important Step In Meditation

Pratyahara is the fifth element within the Eight Limbs of Yoga Pratyahara is the withdrawal of the senses. When the mind is focused on things outside of us, the senses pull the mind in many directions. They can direct you toward … Read More

Who Am I? Self Inquiry Through Yoga

Yoga is not about getting to know the postures. It is about getting to know yourself. Gary Kraftsow Physical practice What we know as Westerners to be yoga, is more of a physical practice. Of course it is linked somewhat … Read More

Practice being in the now

Mini-meditation Divorce coach Lisa Gabardi, PhD, uses this exercise to help her patients acknowledge the here and now. 1. Notice when you’re obsessing, lost in a rage, swamped with sorrow, or in a fear loop. 2. Close your eyes and … Read More

Model mindfulness for kids

Author and educator Susan Kaiser Greenland has worked with children and families using mindfulness and meditation for more than two decades. Here, she offers guidance to help children cope with family challenges, such as divorce, throughout their lives. It’s important … Read More

Ayurveda: What Everybody Needs to Know About This Ancient Healing Technique

Ayurveda is a term that gets used a lot in the yogic community. It is a multi-faceted concept that can sometimes be difficult to absorb and apply to our own lives. This handy guide will help bring light to the … Read More

Costa Rican Flag

The flag of Costa Rica was officially adopted on September 29, 1848. The blue and white are the original colors used by the United Provinces of Central America, while the combined red, white and blue are modeled after the colors … Read More

The Oropendola

The bird is called the Oropendola (often, and understandably, misspelled as “Oropendula”). It’s a largish bird that looks black from a distance but is actually dark brown, with bright yellow tail feathers. There are two species of Oropendola: the Crested … Read More

Top 7 Yoga Asanas For Seniors

1. Tadasana (Mountain Pose) Tadasana or the Mountain Pose is the basis of all asanas. All the other yoga poses are variations of the Tadasana. You can practice Tadasana at any time of the day and not necessarily on an empty … Read More

GODDESS GARDEN CONFERENCE CENTER

The conference room is designed for a 100 souls to enjoy the spectacular view of the rainforest. It has a stage for artists or speakers to perform. We offer the newest audio and video system. For your comfort, it is … Read More

AYURVEDA TRADITIONAL INDIAN MASSAGES

The Ayurvedic massages are part of the Indian traditional medicine and have existed for thousands of years. They are known as an efficient holistic approach to improve the general state of health. At the Goddess Garden we have John Jairo … Read More