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Eastern Spirituality observes spiritual practices with Eastern roots. Learn more about topics like Feng Shui, Tai Chi, Taoism or reincarnation.

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What Is Tai Chi?

Tai chi chuan means "perfect boxing," and it refers to a martial art based upon the philosophical principles of Taoism. At its highest levels, tai chi chuan is also part of a Taoist spiritual discipline that seeks to elevate the mind and purify the body.


Energy and Space: The Feng Shui Quiz

Energy and Space: The Feng Shui Quiz

Feng shui is an ancient art that is meant to help bring harmony into an environment. Test your knowledge of feng shui with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Ultimate World Religions Quiz

The Ultimate World Religions Quiz

Religions are in no short supply in the world. Learn about some lesser known traditions, and test your knowledge of the big ones at HowStuffWorks. See more »

India's Karni Mata Rat Temple

India's Karni Mata Rat Temple

India's Karni Mata temple is home to 20,000 rats. Learn why there's more to Karni Mata's story than just a rat temple in this HowStuffworks gallery. See more »

How Yoga Works

How Yoga Works

Yoga is big business in the U.S. But what are the breathing exercises, meditation and poses of yoga all about? Learn about yoga and yoga health benefits. See more »

Name That Style of Yoga

Name That Style of Yoga

Can you name styles of yoga? Take our 'Name That Style of Yoga' quiz at Discovery Fit & Health to test your knowledge. See more »

10 Deities Who Like to Party

10 Deities Who Like to Party

Do you know the top 10 deities that like to party? Check out the 10 deities that like to party in this article from howstuffworks.com. See more »

Did the Beatles introduce yoga to the Western world?

Did the Beatles introduce yoga to the Western world?

The Beatles may have had a hand in introducing the Western world to yoga. Find out how much of an influence the Beatles had in introducing yoga to the West. See more »

How the Dalai Lama Works

How the Dalai Lama Works

The Dalai Lama is a religious and political leader who stands for compassion and the freedom of Tibet. Learn about the role of the Dalai Lama. See more »

How Reincarnation Works

How Reincarnation Works

Reincarnation is the concept that the soul, or some aspect of the soul, is reborn into new lives. Learn about the concept of reincarnation in Eastern religion. See more »

How Karma Works

How Karma Works

Karma is the central concept in many Eastern religions, but how did the word become part of Western culture? Find out what karma is and how karma works. See more »