At the beginning of each meditation or yoga session, I am accustomed to setting an intention. Usually, a word will pop into my mind that reflects a quality that I am needing on a particular day or to meet some current challenge. I believe that our minds are quite powerful (although often underused), and the
My bet is everyone reading this blog has someone that they have not been able (or thought they even wanted) to forgive. But I would also bet that this lack of forgiveness has been fraught with suffering. Not only have you suffered from whatever happened in regard to the other person but you have suffered
I love yoga and I love teaching and sharing yoga with others. Why? The simple answer is: It makes me feel good and I think it will make you feel good too. The complex answer you will find below. If you don’t know a lot about yoga, you might immediately conjure up images of people
Most of us listen to our minds all day long without hardly checking in with the body from the neck down. This overinvolvement with the mind and under-involvement with the rest of your body can have significant deleterious effects. Listening to the Mind First of all, the mind has about 60-80,000 thoughts a day and
I always joke that I went to graduate school to get a Ph.D. so I could teach people to breathe. But, in fact, that is what I’ve done a lot of—from teaching breathing techniques in individual psychotherapy sessions to mindful eating programs and yoga sessions. My first experiences with the power of the breath were
I was recently out with some friends that I haven’t seen in many years. They sort of know I teach mindful eating, but my guess is that they have not read much on the topic. When we started to order food, one friend said she wanted to order the fries and wanted to know who
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Wake in the early morning, escorted by pastel shades of dawn. Sit in the consciousness of stillness and become poised to listen. Let yoga speak to you as the sun rises. There is no better way to awaken than moving your body on the mat and aligning your heart and mind to spirit. Sound enticing?
Tara Brach has given her life to helping people around the world understand and embrace their basic worth–quite challenging in the culture of “not-enoughness” that we live in. Her work is transformational and healing, and I am honored to be her friend and colleague. She was the co-leader of a three-year training program I completed
If you watch animals, you can see how closely connected they are to their internal signals showing them how to find food, how much they need to eat, when and where they need to rest, which other animals they can trust and which ones consider them as prey, and every other aspect of their lives.