104 Items Tagged

awareness

Is Your Mental Diet Bringing You Down?

What we put in our bodies runs deep. Deep into our veins, deep into the cells that make up “us.” This we know. We know that a teaspoon of sugar...

Paula Watkins, PhD
January 8 2014

Do You Hate Meditating? Try These Activities Instead

Do you want to run wildly from the thought of meditating? Training the mind or inducing a mode of consciousness to realize some benefit can seem...

Alice Nicholls
January 7 2014

5 Yoga Poses To Help You Live With Ease & Grace

Have you ever met those enigmatic human beings who seem to exude a calm, alert presence? They seem to live with ease and grace in word and movement....

Dani Marie Robinson
November 25 2013

Mindfulness Tips To Make Your Life Feel Magical

Mindfulness and acting have a lot in common, apparently. What would that be? Both of them require that we cultivate and refine our ability to do...

Paula Watkins, PhD
November 22 2013

Everyone Has A To-Do List. Here's How To Make It Part Of Your Meditation

Ah, those to-do lists. Thoughts about all the "stuff" we need to do are a special part of meditation — especially for us modern folk.

Paula Watkins, PhD
November 13 2013

3 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Savasana

Savasana (Corpse Pose) is really my favorite pose no matter how vigorous or mellow my practice ends up. I love when I can have a few extra minutes in...

Jasmine Pilar
October 30 2013

Why Having More Time Won't Solve All Your Problems

Time can be a sensitive issue. It can seem as scarce as water during a draught. We find ourselves grasping for more, trying to buy more, or hoarding...

Alena Gerst, LCSW
October 21 2013

6 Simple Ways To Get Happy NOW

There’s been so much funding pumped into studies on what happiness is and how to get more of it that the media has now dubbed it “the happiness...

Jude Bijou, M.A., MFT
October 12 2013

What Every Yoga Teacher Needs To Know About The SI Joint

I was working it in a pretty fast-paced vinyasa class. Things in my body freely opened. As for my earlier back pain, it was nonexistent. It was one of...

Sasha Voronenko
September 27 2013

14 Things I Wish All Women Knew About The Pill

When I was in my twenties, health was about fixing problems, not listening to my body.

Colleen Wachob
September 13 2013

15 Signs You've Stopped "Doing Yoga" & Have Become A Yogi

Yoga is becoming more and more popular. But how do you know when yoga has become a way of life for you? Here are 15 signs that your yoga practice has...

Ali Washington
September 12 2013

How Meditation Can Help Defeat Addiction

Before class begins, the meditation room is raucous; there’s laughter and friendly shouts as men and women joke and chat with each other. It’s hard to...

Amelia Edelman
August 16 2013

6 Ways Aerial Yoga Uplifts Your Body & Soul

Ten years ago, if you’d told the less playful, strictly occupational therapist version of myself that I’d someday be teaching an elevated yoga with a...

Lindsey Lieneck
July 24 2013

What You *Really* Need To Know About Meditation

The main purpose of meditation isn't just to relax. If you want to do that, best have a beer and put your feet up or have a hot bath. Meditation is...

Jain Wells, PhD
June 23 2013

The Best Ways To Overcome Emotional Trauma

Life presents so many things for which to be grateful. However, we'll all endure hardships over the course of our lifetimes. Pain is an inescapable...

F. Emelia Sam, DDS
June 14 2013

7 Tips For Bringing Mindfulness To Your Work Day

What if I told you that no matter how much you may dislike going to work and wish you were sunning yourself on a tropical beach, you actually have the...

Sharee James
June 3 2013

How To Create A Life Of True Fulfillment

I receive many questions from people who want to know how to experience more fulfillment, happiness, and meaning. They often express frustration that...

Deepak Chopra
May 23 2013

5 Unexpected Ways Meditation Will Change Your Life

We all know meditation can help us to relax and reduce stress by cutting out the continual white noise of our chattering mind. When I started...

Sharee James
May 22 2013

What My Dying Mother Taught Me About The Power Of Silence

From November of 2011 to February of 2012, I had a surreal experience. My mom was suffering advanced stage ALS, living past her life expectancy and...

Rebecca Butler
May 21 2013