How to Practice Breath Retention

“There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted. Then, there’s another way: a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity.” ~Rumi
 Kumbhaka is the Sanskrit word for this powerful type of breathing exercise, where you focus your attention on the pause at the top of the inhale and/or […]

It’s All About the Exhale

Oxygen is the most important element to us humans—far more important than even food and water. After all, we can go for days without water and some can go weeks without food. Humans can’t go more than a few minutes without air. What many people don’t realize though, is that there are different ways you […]

9 Reasons to Hit “Pause”

I’ve been a fast mover for as long as I can remember. My mind moves fast and my body follows. I get things done quickly, and finding efficiencies and shortcuts in work and life brings me great satisfaction. The thing I’m not good at is taking a break—or even just a short pause between moments. […]

1 Mindful Minute

Many people who are interested in meditation know it’s good for them and why … that’s why they’re interested in beginning a practice. But sometimes that’s not enough. Sometimes a 10-minute task—no matter how important it is—can feel overwhelming. If you’re one of those who think you don’t have 10 minutes to meditate during your […]