mindfulness

Posted by Guest Scribe on June 23, 2013 in Yoga
Cover Photo by George Mihaly Life has a way of making sure we’re exactly where we need to be, I’ll scribble in my tent after waking at one a.m. with the lessons from my first standup paddleboard (SUP) yoga class coming to me fifteen hours after the class I’m about to take. Lesson #1: It’s hard to be fully present when playing catch-up.  This is not only my first attempt at SUP Yoga but also...
Posted by Guest Scribe on June 20, 2013 in Mindfulness
For many of us, our yoga practice begins as something we do.  We flow through asana and call it our ‘yoga practice’.   Honestly, real yoga practice is flowing through all the messy, uncomfortable situations with the same power and clarity you flow through Surya Namaskar A nine times in a class.  Hopefully, with a clear mind, an open heart and smooth breath. Wouldn’t that be...
Posted by Guest Scribe on June 16, 2013 in Mindfulness
For the months leading up to my grandmother’s death last month and at the funeral, I carried a piece of watermelon tourmaline.  I had also given her a piece of tourmaline and rose quartz, which she held as she went to sleep and kept by her bedside.  This is a stone that gives off a soft, loving energy and a confidence, even in dire situations. Why?  Life is full of stress. ...
Posted by admin on June 10, 2013 in Community
Have you ever felt too small to make a difference?  The concept of community change can be daunting – let alone the audacious aspiration of world change -- and at times it seems too big an issue to tackle. But if we decide to opt for a passive instead of proactive attitude every time a challenge seems too large great, how will change ever be accomplished? You’ve heard it before, but Margaret...
Posted by Guest Scribe on May 30, 2013 in Mindfulness
For many of us, the emotions that hold the tightest grip on our hearts are disappointment, resentment, blame and anger. They place a stranglehold on our happiness and the only person who can release them is YOU!  Although forgiving someone (or ourselves) can happen in an instant, my experience is that it is usually a much more lengthy process requiring great patience, trust, persistence and...
Posted by Karina on May 22, 2013 in Mindfulness
"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so." ~ William Shakespeare Leave it to ol' Bill to have been hip to the notion of neuroplasticity back in the days when he was penning Hamlet by candlelight (around 1603). Indeed, artists often presaged concepts that were touted as scientific "discoveries", as Jonah Lehrer's eye-opening collection "Proust was a Neuroscientist" makes clear...