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Meditation

Finding Balance During the Pandemic Pandamonium

Finding Balance During the Pandemic Pandamonium

Last week I found myself lost mid-sentence several times. I noticed my breathing was shallow. I have committed to meditating 20 minutes each morning and it has been helping to relieve the my stress and fears about the future. Even as recently as yesterday, I felt too agitated to do sitting meditation and did walking meditation instead. As a long time meditator, I’ve been surprised by my own lack of balance.

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Vippassana Breath Meditation

Vippassana Breath Meditation

This is one of many ways to practice meditation. This is particularly effective in quietening the mind and grounding the body.Once you have assumed a comfortable sitting position, take the first few moments to sweep through the body with the intention to relax. Soften...

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Movement Therapy

Is Your Life Aligning Your Body? Simple Lifestyle Changes That Make You Feel and Look Great

What’s Wrong With The Chair?

Back pain is epidemic in America. It costs us over $4 billion each year and, aside from the common cold, keeps more people away from work than any other single cause. Diverse evidence from many cultures shows that sitting has been associated with numerous problems:...

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Sleep Therapy

Six Ways to Improve Your Sleep and Meditation

Six Ways to Improve Your Sleep and Meditation

Winter is a great time to get some extra beauty sleep. With the longer nights and cold temperatures, our bodies are designed to slow down and regenerate. Sleep and meditation compliment each other. Meditation helps us slow down so we can relax and experience deeper sleep, and sleep helps our meditation by optimizing our ability to focus and thus reach that magical silent peace of deep alpha and theta brain waves.

Pillow Therapy: How To Turn Sleep Into Yoga

Pillow Therapy: How To Turn Sleep Into Yoga

It's sort of a standing joke - sometimes people cheer when it's time for the last part of the yoga workout - Shavasana - that is, laying down to relax, breath and let the mind release.  There usually is no pillow and very little padding. This is a chance to feel the...

Small Space Living

Eight Steps to a Clutter Free Life

Eight Steps to a Clutter Free Life

Lessons from a Tiny House Guru By Patrick Clark People often ask me how I got myself to fit into a 184 square foot tiny house (8’ x 23’). The answer is, by changing my paradigm about how I think about space, stuff and redefining what quality of life means to me. It...