One of the most powerful ways to engage your body and brain is so simple: Focus on one task at a time. Your brain can deeply engage, and your body's senses can fully experience your environment, other people and the situation at hand.
It is amongst the daily chores, to-do lists, dentist visits and parent-teacher meetings that I breathe, listen, remember and use the skills yoga has given me to find that peace and balance I'm looking for.
Here's a primer on how to understand guys. Whether you're single or married, this should help you relate better with half of the planet's population, leading to world peace and reversing global warming instantly.
Turns out that people aren't very good at thinking about two things at once. One study showed that when people were interrupted to respond to email or IM, it took fifteen minutes to resume a serious mental task.
The real challenge is to stay with mediation long enough to start noticing how incredibly engaging the process can be as whole new worlds of awareness and sensation open to us. It's anything but boring.