Children are innate experts when it comes to mindfulness. Have you seen the focus a five-year-old brings to building a sandcastle or drawing her favorite place? How about the complete joy that a trampoline elicits for a group of seven-year-olds? It’s clear they know how to let go of distractions and be in the moment.Read More
Mindfulness, an imperative component of the yoga practice, is a tool that emboldens mental focus, physical awareness, and conscious breathing. When the mind starts to wander, or when the breath becomes shallow and quiet, there are four yogic techniques that can be effortlessly integrated into the skillful art of running long distance!
One of the most awe-inspiring aspects of yoga is the way in which it nudges you toward greater discovery—not only by making visible previously hidden aspects of your own character but also by illuminating areas of your relationships that could be explored and further strengthened. The practice of yoga emboldens one to be fully present, a skill that’s a catalyst for conscious relationships. The natural effect of the practice leads your heart to open and makes you more available to authentic connection.Read More
Outside of yoga classes, when someone is described as “grounded” it usually means that they’re sensible and well-balanced. To be grounded is to be in touch with reality and not to get “carried away.” And in yoga, we have the same idea.Read More
Balance poses are excellent gauges of how present you are—suddenly falling over can be a “gotcha!” indicator of a wandering mind. Try out Vasisthasana (Side Plank Pose) or Vrksasana (Tree Pose), and notice if you are veering to one side. If you're feeling precariously balanced in a pose (or in life), focus on pushing your standing leg and/or hand down into the earth. Then observe how grounding down and narrowing your attention allows your body and mind to remain steady in the now.Read More
Mindful breathing truly has the power to transform our human experiences. Here are 5 examples of everyday experiences that mindful breathing has the power to transform…Read More
In Patanjali’s Eight-Limbed Path, there are the Yamas. The Yamas are universal practices that relate best to what we know as the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” The first Yama limb of the Eight Limb Path is Ahimsa (non-harming or non-violence). Ahimsa focuses on one’s ethical standards and sense of integrity. This Yama emboldens you to examine your behavior, speech, actions and generally how you conduct yourself within your daily life.Read More
Your brain and mind have a spiritual purpose, which is to seek the truth and a spiritual connection. To realize your full potential, you must listen to the mind as it helps you make meaning of your human experiences. Instead of viewing your mental chatter or whimsical thoughts as unruly or problematic, take the time to practice embracing and investigating your thoughts; This will prove to be more constructive, positive, and beneficial for your well-being.Read More