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Eastern Spirituality

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

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

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 »

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 See more »

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

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

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

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 »

Tai Chi

Tai chi is an ancient martial art that has be refined over centuries across many cultures and philosophies. Learn about tai chi and its origins. See more »

What Is Tai Chi?

Tai chi is a form of soft self-defense that applies the principles of Taoism. Learn more about tai chi and how it can improve your heath. See more »

Chi Kung Exercises

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