Tagged as Meditation

Catastrophic thinking might not hit everyone all the time, but for those of us who have this tendency, it can feel like a nightmare when it does come. Our thoughts can be crushing, even when the scenarios we’ve spun are nowhere near grounded in reality. Catastrophic thoughts, or what some call intrusive thoughts, can take on a life of their own especially when we’re missing information or feeling emotionally...
June 21, 2021
Chronic pain can be utterly debilitating, but since life goes on it's vital to come up with ways to manage the pain while getting on with things. If the pain can’t be cured, adjusting to it and using methods (which vary by individual) to reduce it may contribute to a higher quality of life. Here are six ways to help some live better with chronic pain. 1. Reduce Life Stress - Stress has been proven...
June 21, 2021
Feeling down sometimes happens even to the best of us. It's just not that easy for many of us to stay positive all the time. However much we might wish e could. And negativity can feel soul-crushing. So why can't we just stay happy all the time? And even if not all the time how can we boost our positivity at least a little? - Feeling Negative is Common - Most people feel negative or down from time...
March 15, 2021
For those unaware, mindfulness and meditation encompass a collection of activities that are designed to help you collect your thoughts, slow down your thinking, generate awareness of your body, and hopefully enhance the speed of your recovery. No matter what portion of the journey you are on, - mindfulness and meditation - can significantly impact your recovery in a positive way. WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?...
October 9, 2020
Yoga and Pilates are both excellent workouts. Some of their combined benefits include improving core stability, gaining mental clarity, increasing flexibility, and building long, lean muscles. But which one is best for you? Here's how to choose. Yoga vs. Pilates: Similarities - Pilates is a specific exercise system that was created by a German anatomist in the early 1900s. Yoga, on the other hand,...
August 13, 2020
Do you sense the power of this present moment? - Amid the sacrifice and the fear, do you feel the undercurrent of possibility? - Would you like to be a part of the collective that will manifest a new way of being and living on this planet? Is it clear to you that we are on a threshold that will lead to more division and scarcity or more unity and abundance? - When you imagine into both the near and...
June 5, 2020
How old is your brain? Depending on how you treat it, your brain’s age and your physical age could be two vastly different figures. About 15 minutes a day of this one simple practice could make the difference between having an aging brain and having the brain of a 25-year-old. Research has shown meditation can alter brainwaves and benefit brain health. People who meditate may preserve areas of the...
May 12, 2020
Mindfulness, a concept practiced as early as the fifth century BC, has recently experienced a revitalization, perhaps an explosion, in our modern culture. But what is it exactly and why is it important? At its most basic, mindfulness refers to the practice of paying attention, being in the present moment and remaining open-minded. The practice itself has been linked with lower rates of depression and...
February 11, 2020
As a meditation teacher, by far the most common complaint I hear about meditation is “I can’t meditate, it’s just too hard.” - Many people come to the practice determined to find peace and joy but instead, all too often, meditation becomes a battleground, with each minute feeling like an hour to be struggled through. People feel bored, uncomfortable and often terrified to -sit alone with their own...
September 19, 2019
Meditation is one of those things that offers tremendous benefits to our health, but which we often need some assistance getting to. According to -Mindworks.org-, some of the health benefits associated with regular meditation include stress management, less anxiety, decreased depression, increased immunity, better sleep, better gut health and an overall sense of happiness and well-being. But it can...
September 17, 2019