Posts Tagged 'happiness'

Practicing Compassion: A highly effective technique for happiness

Practicing Compassion: A highly effective technique for happiness

Compassion meditation, often called “Metta” or “Lovingkindness” meditation is a key element in living a contented life. Compassion can be defined as the conscious recognition and acknowledgement of another sentient being’s ability to feel pain, joy, love, sadness, grief, happiness or any other emotion or experience. Practicing this meditation increases your ability to be compassionate to yourself, a soft gentle feeling that turns inward and can start to decrease the volume of negative or critical thoughts. This can ...

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10 Ways to Decrease Pain with Yoga

10 Ways to Decrease Pain with Yoga

My goal as a yoga teacher is first and foremost to help you deal with pain, and fully experience joy. All else comes from that. In my recent Freedom from Pain workshop, we went over 10 tools you can instantly use to free yourself from pain on a daily basis.

1. Breathe in through your nose, and out through your mouth. Sound amazingly simple? It is. When we do this type of breathing it does a few things. First, it brings ...

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Choosing Happiness in the New Year

Choosing Happiness in the New Year

So we made it. Through the holiday kerfuffle. Now that the meals are done, the pounds are gained, the visits returned from and we’ve begun to recover from the whirlwind that is the holidays. New Years resolutions are on the mind – losing weight, exercising, eating better, diets, etc. But what if all those resolutions were just mind candy – goals invented by corporate america to keep us unhappy, purchasing and seeking outside of ourselves what might actually already be ...

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