Asking For What You Want

Asking For What You Want

In order to ask for what you want, you first need to be able to articulate it. This is where practice comes in – stilling the mind in meditation helps us to see what is extraneous, and to get really clear on what is important in life.Read More

Ashtanga Yoga Cured My Depression

Ashtanga Yoga Cured My Depression

Depression is energy that has gotten stuck. The best way I know to unstick it its to move. Ashtanga Yoga is a fantastic way to get that energy moving. We have a veritable storehouse of chemicals in the body that can be released by yogic practice under the supervision of a qualified teacher.Read More

6 Smart Ways to Deal with Anxiety

6 Smart Ways to Deal with Anxiety

I’ve struggled with anxiety much of my life. I only discovered this recently when I finally identified a label for the overwhelming feelings of fear that have consumed me whenever life takes a big turn. When one phase falls apart to make way for another, instead of accepting change as a natural part of life,…Read More

Living in the Present Moment

Living in the Present Moment

If you worry too much about the destination, you may miss the present moment. Living in the present moment –without agenda, without goal–might just be the hardest practice there is. It’s easy to get caught up in modernity’s insistence on things happening in real-time, but the fact is some things require patience. Read More

Do you Need a Teacher to Follow a Spiritual Path?

Do you Need a Teacher to Follow a Spiritual Path?

The short answer is that the teacher is inside you. But you have to listen to the right voice. It is possible to mistake confusion as your wisdom voice. The outer teacher shows you how to follow a spiritual path so that you can discover your inner guru.Read More

Applied Mindfulness: Bringing Practice to Daily Life

Applied Mindfulness

Awareness leads to recognition of the interconnected nature of every aspect of our experience. We start to see how relaxing the body and deepening the breath affects our state of mind. Eventually we start to see how every thought, word and action sends out waves that affect the subtle details of our environment and relationships.Read More

Dealing with Your Inner Critic

Dealing with Your Inner Critic

You know that annoying issue in your life that you just can’t seem to get beyond? That habitual pattern you keep replaying, over and over, ad nauseam,  to the point that you wonder if you are simply doomed to this particular variety of suffering for the rest of your life? Yeah, that one. Your demon. The monster that…Read More

What is the Relationship Between Yoga and Meditation Practice?

What is the Relationship Between Yoga and Meditation Practice?

Essentially, yoga is about learning to master the posture of sitting meditation by preparing the system, and then guiding the mind to stillness. First you prime and purify the body using the breath and awareness, through the physical practices of yoga, then you sit still to observe what arises once the mental obscurations are no longer deceiving you about the nature of reality.Read More

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