You started the year with great intentions, boundless energy, and ambitious goals. Yet, today you may find yourself back at square one. And on top of that, you’re beating yourself up for the lack of progress. If you’ve veered off your path, it’s not too late to get back on track. Follow these two simple steps, including a meditation for self-compassion.
Sometimes you just don’t have time to meditate. When you find yourself in a mid-day slump, stressing out over an impending deadline, or waking up too late for your normal meditation practice, that’s when bite-sized meditations can save the day.
Trouble keeping yourself on track with meditation? You’re not alone. Finding self-discipline is one of the biggest obstacles when you’re getting started. Check out one of these strategies to find discipline with your meditation practice.
Want to quiet your mind? The So Hum mantra has a special meaning and is great for those new to meditation—find out why.
The Mettā, or Maitrī, meditation is a loving-kindness practice. Mettā is the Pali word, Maitrī is the Sanskrit word, literally translating to mean unconditional friendliness to oneself and others. The practice is ancient and stems from the Buddhist tradition of cultivating compassion. But really, a Mettā practice need not be affiliated to any religion, culture […]
When I was young, my mom had a terrible fear of flying. She would clench up on the way to the airport, gasp during the smallest air pocket mid-flight, and sigh with utter relief when we deplaned. Needless to say, we did not fly often. Looking back, I wish I had known what I know […]
“When people say to me, ‘I don’t have time to meditate.’ I reply, ‘Do you have time to feel like crap?’” ~Gabrielle Bernstein Our culture fuels the busy badge, where people proudly proclaim that they’re too busy to do the things they should and want to be doing. But the truth is—we make time for […]
You’re probably reading this because you need a break from the grind and you have an interest in furthering your yoga or meditation practice. Maybe you’ve just dabbled and want to learn more, or perhaps you’ve been practicing for years. Either way, a retreat is a great way to dive in, disconnect from the distractions […]
I’m a writer, so focus is the number one factor that determines my own productivity. If I can’t find focus or get into the writing and thinking mode, I won’t be successful. The problem is, finding focus is harder now than ever. Sometimes when I sit down to write, I find myself realizing that my […]
If you live in a civilization of any kind, you probably find yourself with space between moments and events in your day. And chances are, you’re not always happy when you have to wait in line at the grocery store, stop at a red light, wait for a friend “running just 5 minutes late,” or […]