Posts Tagged 'mindfulness'

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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Yoga Tips for Insomnia

Yoga Tips for Insomnia

Many of my clients come in for one thing or another, but one common denominator I am finding is that EVERYONE has insomnia. Either they have trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep or sleeping long enough to feel refreshed. Good sleep is a prerequisite for good health. Yoga can help with these simple techniques and tips:

1. Turn off your screens. Turn off your phone or set it to silent. Turn off the TV and computer and give your eyes a ...

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Meditation Can Prevent Fear

Meditation Can Prevent Fear

This week we are delving into the second shield of the Ego: Our beliefs and how we translate them in our spoken, written or artistically interpreted world. This shield “represents how we use beliefs of all kinds to give us the illusion of certainty about the nature of reality.” (Pema Chodron, The Places that Scare You)

How do we react when our beliefs are challenged? Do we dig in deep, certain that we are correct because we feel a certain way? One of the ...

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#30Crows 30 Day Conquer Your Fear Challenge!

#30Crows 30 Day Conquer Your Fear Challenge!

The First #yearwithoutfear Conquer Your Fear CHALLENGE!

Crow Pose is a pose I’ve been afraid of for a long time! I took a bodacious header in it 13 years ago when I started, and have been challenged ever since. To overcome my fear, I am doing 30 crow poses in 30 days – click the links below to see my videos documenting my progress! Tag me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to join me!

LIFTOFF!

FREEDOM!

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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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