A Free Course for You! A Month of Mindfulness

A Free Course for You! A Month of Mindfulness

Would you like to develop a daily mindfulness practice?

We live in a world that is increasingly fast paced and full of distraction. It's not easy to sit down and develop awareness, especially when there are a million other things calling for your attention.

I created this free course for you to learn about mindfulness and integrate it into your life. Join A Month of Mindfulness and receive guidance on setting up a home meditation practice, along with guided meditations and mindfulness exercises.

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Are you trying too hard in your practice?

Are you trying too hard in your practice?

Whether we are practicing asana (the physical movements of yoga), or seated meditation, our experience arises through the filter of our sustained attention. The ancient yogis understood that through a deliberate cultivation of this attention, practitioners could experience the natural mind as radiant and clear. Yogis use the eight fold path as a way to cultivate this sustained attention and as a way influence being and behaviour. Through teachings and practices, the eight fold path gives us the tools to recognize ourselves as pure and radiant awareness.

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The key postures you need to know to meditate without pain

The key postures you need to know to meditate without pain

There are many postures available for the practice of meditation. Meditation can ultimately help you to let go of unwanted tension and gripping, but in order to experience this deep state of calm it first requires you to release the habitual (and often unnoticed) tendency to have an agenda during practice. This means letting go of what you perceive to be the "best" and most "yogic" posture and actually finding something that works for your body.

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The most important thing to use during your yoga practice

The most important thing to use during your yoga practice

Connections between how we feel and the state of our breath have been demonstrated for thousands of years within yogic teachings and the ancient medical systems of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine. Today there are endless western medical studies that further prove the positive effects of smooth and unrestricted breathing on physical and psychological health.  Breathing affects respiratory, immune, nervous, and hormonal systems. It alters digestion, moods, energy levels, and sleep. It can cause us to explode in reactive behavior or help us remain calm and centered under pressure.

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Finding Joy in the Simple Moments

Finding Joy in the Simple Moments

Developing a practice in which you aim to feel the breath in your lungs, the warm sun on your face, and the brush of air on your skin allows you to experience the divine every day. The sacred is all around us when we take the time to pause and notice. When we meet the simple moment with wholehearted attention we find this truth.

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4 Guidelines for Mindfulness Practice

4 Guidelines for Mindfulness Practice

The practice of mindfulness helps to strengthen the mind so that we experience increasing presence in our lives. Instead of abandoning ourselves when we encounter difficulty, we are fully awake. Mindfulness also strengthens and re-programs the nervous system so that we experience a lesser degree of struggle during physical, mental, or emotional challenge. We train the mind to reduce resistance and contraction when events don't go according to plan.

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