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Hand-washing as Meditation

It’s getting more and more disconcerting out there – dystopian even. As schools and businesses close to slow the spread of COVID-19, panic-buying depletes grocery store shelves, and we all double up on our hygiene practices, how can our meditation practice support us? This is part of what we were practicing for, right? Greater stability,Continue reading “Hand-washing as Meditation”

Mammogram Anxiety

I have “extremely dense breasts.” About 10% of people with breasts fall into this category, and for me, this means that I now have a mammogram and an ultrasound every year, instead of just the obligatory mammogram. When I first started getting mammograms, they’d always call me back for an ultrasound, and eventually, they agreedContinue reading “Mammogram Anxiety”

Three Steps to Mindfulness Meditation – Step 3: Re-placing Your Mind

The practice of meditation is simple. Find your seat; Place your mind on your object of focus; and When your mind strays, gently re-place it back on that object of focus. It’s simple, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. In the previous two posts, I focused on Step 1: Finding Your Seat, and Step 2:Continue reading “Three Steps to Mindfulness Meditation – Step 3: Re-placing Your Mind”

Three Steps to Mindfulness Meditation – Step 2: Placing Your Mind

The practice of meditation is simple. Find your seat; Place your mind on your object of focus; and When your mind strays, gently re-place it back on that object of focus. It’s simple, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. In the previous post, I focused on Step 1: Finding Your Seat. In this post I’llContinue reading “Three Steps to Mindfulness Meditation – Step 2: Placing Your Mind”

Three Steps to Mindfulness Meditation – Step 1: Finding Your Seat

The practice of meditation is simple. Find your seat; Place your mind on your object of focus; and When your mind strays, gently re-place it back on that object of focus. It’s simple, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Over the next three posts, I’ll focus on each of the steps in more detail. IContinue reading “Three Steps to Mindfulness Meditation – Step 1: Finding Your Seat”

Yoga Teacher Training Starts in Less Than a Month!!!

I got my book list this week, ordered everything, and I started my homework – a yoga class video with Swami Satchidananda (who brought Integral Yoga to the West and founded Yogaville, aka the Satchidananda Ashram in Virginia, which is the international headquarters for Integral Yoga). I committed to YTT back in April – rightContinue reading “Yoga Teacher Training Starts in Less Than a Month!!!”

Yellowstone, Airplane Germs, and Falling off the Yoga Wagon

It’s amazing how a vacation intended as a relaxing getaway can lead to so much exhaustion… but let’s start at the beginning. Jeff and I spent a week in Yellowstone National Park, and it was amazing! We dropped Rio off at her boarder’s house on Friday evening. She doesn’t seem to mind. It’s sort ofContinue reading “Yellowstone, Airplane Germs, and Falling off the Yoga Wagon”