If you’ve been practicing yoga and/or meditation for any period of time, you may have noticed that every single practice is a different experience, and I think that’s worth mentioning. Even practitioners who’ve been meditating for decades will tell you … Continue reading
This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Sara Ivahoe’s Yoga Nidra workshop at the Southeast Yoga Conference. I wasn’t quite sure what I was in for, as I had not experienced a yoga nidra practice, but when it comes … Continue reading
I’m not quite sure why, but I’ve been on a nostalgia kick lately comparing life to Play-Doh, Cookie Monster, and children’s books. So, it should come as no surprise that I stand write before you and venture into the world … Continue reading
Most days when I meditate, the experience is unremarkable. I sit in silence and allow my brain to defrag like a bogged down hard drive. A flurry of thoughts typically arises like a snowstorm and one by one the snowflakes … Continue reading
As a child, when a nightmare would wake me from sleep, I couldn’t easily shake it. In fact, if I tried to fall back asleep, it was as if I was right back in the nightmare exactly where I’d left … Continue reading
True happiness is found in simple, seemingly unremarkable things. But to be aware of little, quiet things, you need to be quiet inside. A high degree of alertness is required. Be still. Look. Listen. Be Present…. – Eckhart Tolle … Continue reading
There are as many ways to meditate as there are breaths. There’s walking meditation, sitting meditation, transcendental meditation, journey meditation, vibrational meditation, body scan meditation, guided meditation, and the list goes on. In fact, these are just the types … Continue reading
Whether you have the luxury of a whole room to dedicate to nothing but yoga, or you’re a city dweller with just enough space to lay down a mat, carving out space for your yoga can help set the tone … Continue reading
Meditation can relieve pain, by activating multiple brain areas, according to an April 2011 study in the Journal of Neuroscience. Fadel Zeidan of Wake Forest University and his colleagues scanned people’s brains as they received uncomfortably hot touches to the leg. When subjects practiced a mindful meditation technique that encourages detachment from experience while focusing on breathing, they reported less pain than when they simply paid attention to their breathing.
Read more on Meditation and Pain, from Richard Brunner’s blog Therapy and Wellbeing.
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Have you ever wondered about how much information you actually take in during a given day, and what happens to it? I’m not talking just about the computer content you consume at work, but everything. As you read this, you’re … Continue reading