I was in Thailand earlier this month. The first thing I wanted to see after arriving in Bangkok was the magnificent “Reclining Buddha.” This amazing work of golden art is so large it takes at least 10 minutes to walk around it. I took much more time to walk around it. I was so struck […]
No time to meditate? (Sigh.) Think again, my friend! Here’s how you can work magic in just 1 little minute. No timer is required. Do it anytime, anywhere….when you’re alone in the stairwell, the elevator, stuck in traffic, while the kids are occupied with something besides you….. Eyes closed, unless open feels better. Note […]
In Sanskrit, Yoga Nidra means “Sleep of the Yogi.” As a practice, it’s about learning to fall into deep states of rest without getting sleepy or spacing out. The practice is not something we create, but one of using natural states of mind we are very familiar with. What is this experience like? Here’s one […]
One bit of positive feedback I hear about my classes is that they unify the physical with the meditative experience– both during and after the practice. So, in this issue I’d like to shed some light on an aspect of practice that helped me unify these two seemingly opposing parts of the self.
As we know, meditation practice involves training in methodology and deepens with practice. Ultimately, though, meditation is a state of freedom. We always have permission to explore, to let it run loose.
WHAT IS YIN YOGA? The yin tissues of the body are the deeper, more hidden fascia, connective tissues and their joints. These delicate tissues require a safe form of conditioning such as stretching/ stillness. The so-called “Yang” tissues, a more common focus in Western exercise, are the larger, more external and visible muscles and ligaments […]