Meditation has come a long way since it first became popular in the West during the 1960s. Some of the most popular and effective methods are now backed by scientific evidence, showcasing the benefits meditation has on the body and our mental health. While meditation has been around for ages, only recently has it become […]
Little strokes fell great oaks.” –Benjamin Franklin When I opened my eyes this morning, I looked over at the corner of the room and took a deep breath. It was the corner near the fireplace, where for the last two weeks, I sat, crossed my legs, and closed my eyes for twenty minutes of mindful […]
A picture of some of my older yoga books…it’s hard to stack up Kindle yoga books…It’s been quite a long time since I last posted about the yoga-related books I’ve been reading. There’s no doubt that my reading habits have certainly shifted the last few years. I used to always have a book on its way […]
It’s difficult to pick up a magazine or scroll through our social media feeds without seeing a mention of either mindfulness or meditation. Sometimes it can be confusing, as the terms seem to be interchangeable. Here is a simple explanation on the ways that they are separate, similar, and synchronize together. We can start with […]
Most of us would love to make meditation a part of our lives. Unfortunately, when we actually get around to trying it (rather than just reading or thinking about it), we feel distracted, think we’re doing it wrong, or feel like we just can’t spare the time. It’s a real mental battle just to push the […]
Travelling is addicting. I recently read that serotinin—that’s the happy brain chemical—is released when we experience something new. Even receiving new emails is apparently enough to kick it into gear. No wonder we love being on vacation! New-ness around every corner! Serotonin overload!
It’s not always easy to practice mindful awareness when the day starts to get hectic. A pleasant hour on the yoga mat early in the morning can quickly become a long lost memory once we put the keys in the ignition and hit the gas pedal. It seems like the busier the day gets, the […]