My Mom and I headed off for Paris earlier this week while visions of almond croissants danced in our heads. Only one problem, our travels ended in Chicago for a night because our flight was canceled due to “mechanical issues.” My mother is in great shape for a 90-year-old, but this was not going to
“Throw away your preconceived notions of a yoga retreat! You will not subsist on tofu or chant om all day and night. Instead, you will be challenged, loved, and laugh a lot in a peaceful and verdant setting with kind and caring people, joined together in a journey for self-awareness.” (D. Checkett, past participant) Join
If you think teaching mindfulness would be helpful for people in schools, hospitals, or in crisis mental health settings, first, I agree with you. Second, you’ll want to finish reading this blog about a wonderful organization called movemindfully® and what they’ve accomplished in the Twin Cities area. But most of all, learn about the resources
At the moment of the Buddha’s enlightenment, he reached down to the earth goddess to affirm his triumph over Mara, the destroyer. He had seen through the house of sorrow that he had built around himself. The first teaching given by the Buddha after his enlightenment was the Four Noble Truths, which lays out the
What do you do when you first wake up in the morning? My guess is many of you start checking your phone for the news, swipe through all your social media accounts, and then go to email. And your mind might immediately get caught up in obsessive, ruminative thinking about something that’s not going well.
My dharma talk before yoga class last week reiterated one of the tenets of Kripalu yoga philosophy which is about “the sacredness of the moment.” Of course, we hear about living in the present moment from many different spiritual traditions because it is the most profound way to live. In fact, it is the only
Hi Everyone, This is a short blog to let you know that I have ONE spot left in my yoga and mindfulness retreat January 28 – February 4, 2023. You can read all about it here https://lynnrossy.com/yoga/retreat/. Please email me at MindfulRossy@gmail.com if you are interested or if you know someone else who might be.
Research tells us that we are present about half of the time. However, my personal inventory of people over many years tells me it is much less than that. And the cost of living without being fully aware ranges from overeating/drinking to checking your social media whenever there is a moment without activity. Or how
I’m excited to announce that I’m one of the teachers in this September’s Mindful30, a 30-day online meditation challenge from my friends at Mindful. Mindful30 includes a full month of daily videos sent straight to your inbox, featuring mindfulness practices from me and other experts. This program is designed to help you build resilience, cultivate
Over the many years that I have practiced mindfulness, meditation, and yoga, what I have discovered is that the way you do one thing (whether it is eating, driving, yoga, gardening, etc.) is the way you show up for the rest of your life. For instance, if you are a distracted, emotional, quick eater, you