Create Your Own Loving Kindness Meditation

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 […]

What Is Yoga Nidra?

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 […]

Intention Setting 101

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 […]