Buddhist meditation and Hatha yoga are excellent and renowned tools to develop mental strength and a healthy body. The meditation and yoga techniques presented here are suitable for beginners and will, if practiced correctly, improve your mental well-being and bodily health.
Meditation - Yoga - Buddhism
The Buddhism page offers at present articles about Dependent Origination, Karma, Merit, Non-Self, The Five Aggregates and Bhikkhuni ordination.
Buddhist monks with Avalokitesvara statue on Koh Samui, Thailand
Human life is a complex interaction between body, mind, social and natural environment. In order to live a healthy and happy life in tune with nature, the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual facets of life need to be balanced.
Asia offers tools like yoga and meditation which will help enjoying life in a more healthy body with a sound and content mind in tune with nature.
A trained body is less prone to injuries and even if weakness, sickness, and bodily discomfort cannot always be avoided, the spiritual development will help to deal with them more wisely, with less suffering of the mind.
A content and happy mind then does not feel the urge to constantly seeking pleasure outside ourselves, thus reducing our demands and the pressure on the environment and the resources of the planet.
The Yoga respective the Meditation pages of this website will offer techniques and exercises, articles and books to benefit body and mind.
The yoga part is suitable for people with normal health for their ages. The exercises introduced are designed for beginners including seniors; they are generally easy to learn and to do, fostering harmonious coordination of the breathing and bodily movements and prepare for more challenging postures.
The recently added Buddhism page offers essential and to some degree controversial topics viewed from a Theravāda-Buddhist perspective. At present four topics: 'Non-self and the Five Aggregates', 'The Here-and-Now Interpretation of Dependent Origination', 'Karma and Merit' and 'Bhikkhuni ordination controversy' are dealt with in some detail. They can be downloaded free of charge.