Meditation is a simple, effortless process for some, but can feel like a daunting challenge for others. If you’re struggling to get over the hump of beginning a practice, start with some alternative activities—like playing music and coloring— that can incite a clearer state of mind. Here are some ideas.
Want to reap the benefits of a mindfulness practice, but can’t seem to sit still? Meditation is the most studied and well-known tool to for mindfulness, but it’s not the only one. You can practice doing anything with 100 percent of your attention to find a mindful state of being. Check out one of these non-traditional ways […]
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 […]
Yoga Nidra—known as yogic sleep—is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. I’ve heard that an hour of yoga nidra can be as restorative as four hours of regular sleep (although I could not find the research to back this up). The first time I […]
My fore into mindfulness did not start with seated meditation. Yoga was really the bridge for me. I was a total fitness fanatic, and because I was interested in being physically active, I could more easily “swallow” trying yoga than meditation, which was far too intimidating and uninteresting to me at the time. Connecting with […]
An intention is a guiding principle for how you want to be, live, and show up in the world—during meditation, yoga or any area of your life. Ask yourself, what matters most to you? Your answer could form a powerful intention, for which you can align your thoughts for your meditation—and the intention doesn’t need […]