Hi. I did it on purpose. Did you even notice the absence of a post yesterday? If you did, did you meditate anyway? I did that because the path of meditation is the path of personal freedom. If you are interested in learning to meditate, and following this blog, then you are surely interested in […]
Hi! Today’s lesson is easy: keep doing exactly what you’ve been doing up until now. One of the great lessons of meditation is to overcome aversion to boredom and repetition. So, keep going. More tomorrow.
Digital detox day on the one-month introduction to meditation.
Good evening. Today’s post comes a little late as I have been working flat-out at the amazing SHA Wellness. Yep, I actually earn my living as a yoga and meditation teacher. Not bad, eh? Yesterday, I asked you to co-ordinate breath and steps. We will stay with this same technique today, but start lengthening the […]
Good morning, how did it go yesterday? It is an interesting exercise to count steps vs breathing, no? What did you notice? Did you just make a mental note, or did you take the time to journal it? When I first started doing mindful walking, I noticed: The rhythmic nature of both things and, The […]
January is the month of resolutions and there is no better resolution you can make – and keep – than fitting meditation practice into your life. I have seen some meditation guides that seem to propose a “new” activity every day. This, to me, does not compute. Meditation is about choosing your path, sticking to […]
In installment 2 of my Spanish-English Yoga dictionary, I am going to look at the legs. Check back to installment 1 for arm movements. Feet together = piés juntos Feet slightly apart = piés ligeramente separados Bend your knees = doblar ó flexionar las rodillas Lift your heels = levantar los talones Stand on your […]
I was musing, today, on the difference(s) between doctors and therapists. One of the most rewarding things about working at SHA Wellness is the amazing colleagues I interact with on a daily basis. Once you listen to a therapist and ask “how did you get here?”, you get the most beautiful stories of redemption. Many […]
Today was just one of those days. Feeling narky, out of sorts, with too many troubling thoughts running around my head. I wasn’t in dire straits, just a little off-colour. It happens to all of us, even yogis. Difference is, we yogis have tools to work with when things seems askew. Mindfulness, deep breathing and […]
It is an open secret in the yoga world that most of us arrive here after trauma or trouble of one sort or another. In fact, I have heard said since my earliest days in this strange world of integral healing “people arrive at yoga when they are tired of suffering.” I think it’s true. […]