1 in 3 adults fails to get sufficient sleep for optimal health. Either we lie awake at night sleepless, or awaken throughout the sleep cycle, never falling into the deep restorative state we need for optimal health.
Sleeplessness is part of a cycle with no beginning. Thus, we could insert a solution at any point along this continuum. What we do during the day, or even when we first wake up is just as likely to impact our sleep as what we do in the hour before bedtime.
We take a look at a practical, 5-step morning routine for more restful nights.… Read More A Brief Morning Practice for More Restful Nights
A personal, at-home yoga and/or meditation retreat is easy, affordable, and benefits both mind and body. All you need is 24-hours or more to yourself, and a home retreat plan. Learn more about the benefits of a home retreat and why you should schedule one ASAP.… Read More 4 Reasons to Schedule a Home Retreat
We might equate the practice of isvarapranidhana with ‘let go and let god.’ In truth, the layers of meaning here have limitless depth. We explore isvarapranidhana in body, speech and mind with the following 60 minute yoga flow.… Read More YouTube Yoga Class: Meditation & Movement on Isvarapranidhana
In this loving kindness, or maitri meditation, we send healing positive vibes to healthcare workers, those who are sick, and all those affected by Covid-19.… Read More Maitri Meditation in Response to Covid-19
This year in year in my yoga classes, and in my personal life, I approached New Year’s Resolutions from a yogic perspective, that of sankalpa. How does a yogi set their New Year’s resolutions? We explore. … Read More Sankalpa: How Yogis Make their New Year’s Resolutions
The Tibetan Buddhist tradition organizes laziness into three types. The first is procrastination, the second is the laziness that comes with being too busy, and the third is the laziness of low-self esteem, or lack of faith.
Each one of us has all that we need to live the life we dream of. If you’re reading this blog, that dream life likely includes the freedom to travel and surf the world, and the spaciousness to meditate daily.
So why aren’t you?… Read More Buddhist Antidotes to Laziness, so You Can Surf More and Work Less
I try time and time again to convince people to meditate, and when I do, I hear a whole bulk of excuses as to why meditation is not for you. Sorry! Wrong! Meditation is for everyone. Allow me to debunk your excuses with this little blog.… Read More Five Common Misconceptions About Meditation
Happy people don’t hurt others. If and when we are happy with a pure type of happiness that’s nestled in contentment and an inner sense of wholeness, we have no need to hurt others. When we experience pure happiness, our actions vibe with our open-hearted energy. This is the type of happiness that’s reached through the practice of meditation, and if everyone could calmly abide in this state, well then the world wouldn’t need saving.… Read More Yes, Meditation Can Save the World. Here’s How.
I recently returned from a trip to Spain where I participated in a Mindfulness Yoga retreat, toured a bit around Valencia, and then took off into the Pyrenees for a few days of hiking through Posets-Maladeta Natural Park. It was close to a three week adventure, and although part of me yearned for those three weeks to never end, the lessons are in the ending.… Read More How Travel Teaches Letting Go, and Why It Matters
I’m still practicing both surfing, and meditation. I’ve progressed from having no idea what I’m doing to having a little bit of an idea. And having just a bit of an idea is tough. What the mind logically knows, the body cannot yet perform.… Read More Surf Daily. Meditate Daily.