Instructing somebody to meditate -- to release or dis-identify with his or her thoughts -- is like trying to instruct somebody to instantly sneeze, or like telling someone just not to think, when the mind but built to do little else but that.
"Sharing the boundless gifts of yoga and meditation not only pays respect to the generosity of those who have diligently practiced and cared enough to teach others, but is also a valuable way of life, through which we can help others help themselves."
Even momentarily concentrating on healthy solutions rewires psychological patterns to receive and share healthy sexual love in the present. Here are three meditations with the themes of privacy, revenge, and integrity for you to ponder and practice this week.
Mindfulness, something once practiced only in more closeted meditation circles, has recently become a greater mainstream interest. Perhaps for this reason, research on mindfulness meditation has increased considerably over the last decade.
As we Tweet, post, like, share, and pin, are our brains registering our digital frenzy and shapeshifting accordingly? Preliminary research suggests yes.
Practicing yoga has changed me, made me calmer, less anxious, more equanimous. It's given me a physiological way to deal with trauma that was otherwise unavailable to me, and as a teacher, I now have some tools that I can share with others who've experienced trauma.
It really does sound like an infomercial, doesn't it? Emerging research suggests a relationship between the practice of meditation and genetic changes. Let's consider the evidence.
My friend Michelle is driving with me to the doctor. We are awkwardly chit-chatting, bouncing erratically from topic to topic unable to resolve or complete our fragmented thoughts as if zipping through our own personal Flipboard apps in our heads. I'm already mentally exhausted.
Silence, retreat, and meditation are the main ingredients many are discovering to find and live in the heart of awareness. Silence naturally washes the noise within us. We find inner stillness that is at the center of our heart.
Meditation is the new American pushup for the brain; it's a tool that helps us check in with ourselves throughout the day. It's a practice that should be embraced by all American corporations as a way to stay calm, focused, and productive through the day.
Today I decide to let the universe guide me with its eternal wisdom. Today I pray that I learn to let go -- even if it is just for a moment.
It's worth considering how we might define wisdom for ourselves. What does this look like in the context of our day-to-day life, how do we experience it and how do we know when we are and when we're not connected to our wisdom?
Nine months ago a seed was planted. Ok people, not THAT kind of seed. I didn't do any baby making, but I did start a journey that has changed my life for the better, similar to how becoming a mom made me see the world a bit differently.
There is no need to waste energy feeling negative about traffic, even the worst traffic in the nation. On the contrary, it can be a chance to feel better and happier, if you have the right meditative skill.
Even momentarily concentrating on healthy solutions rewires psychological patterns to receive and share healthy sexual love in the present. Here are three meditations with the themes of sexual footprint, positive self-talk, and perfection for you to ponder and practice this week.
Do you have the sense that life is speeding up the older you get? If so, you're not alone. Can there be a reason for this perception? I've discovered three scientific theories that shine a little light on this mysterious experience.