Polly Liontis

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8 Alternatives to Cremation – Eco-Friendly Ways to Dispose of our bodies after we’re gone

I know this is a topic many people avoid, but it’s important to me, so I did some research to find a meaningful and mindful way of disposing of my body when I shed this physical body. I would love it if you would read this article I had published[…]

Buddha’s Lesson on Hair Dye

Dear Friends, I am so excited! I just published my first article on Elephant Journal. I have a favor to ask of you – would you read it, heart it if you like, and share it with your friends? https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/the-yoga-teachers-weird-question-to-dye-or-not-to-dye/ I would be so grateful! Love to all! Polly

WHAT’S IN A WORD?

At the beginning of 2016 one of my mentors encouraged me to choose one word for the year, one word to guide me along the path, one word as a beacon to light the way. True to form, I struggled with overcomplicating the task at hand and with my ever-present[…]

SO WHY IS THE BUDDHA LAUGHING?

People ask me if Spirituality needs to be so serious. Are you kidding me? The Buddha was known for his joy, his laughter, his smile, and his big Buddha belly (which in the culture at the time was a symbol of abundance on all levels and especially generosity of Spirit!!!).[…]

WHAT DOES “NAMASTE” TRULY MEAN?

Do we truly think about the meaning of the Sanskrit word, “Namaste”? You hear it in TV commercials, you see it on the tank shirt worn by the lithe, beautiful yoginis in yoga class, and your Yoga teacher says it at the end of class. So what does it mean?[…]

THE MIND: YOUR BEST FRIEND OR YOUR WORST ENEMY?

The Mind… The Mind… The beautiful, terrifying Mind… You know that experience when the mind is racing, out of control, dragging you along like a dog on a leash? That’s your “Monkey Mind”. Yes, your Monkey Mind. And we all have it. It’s the reptilian part of the brain, and[…]

YOUR INNER BUDDHA IS WAITING!

Welcome to my new blog – Jumpstart Your Buddha! I want to know what makes your heart sing, what gets you laughing, what fills you with a sense of contentment, and what unleashes that smile from ear to ear! I can’t wait to hear from you and I’ll be sharing what[…]