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
Have you ever thought, man, I need a vacation from my vacation!? Do you come home from a trip away exhausted and depleted, or renewed and refreshed? If the former is true, and you’d rather the latter, it’s time to get mindful about HOW you’re vacationing. … Read More Mindful Vacationing for a Better At-Home Life
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.
The joy of what Buddhists call “nature mind” is not exclusive to yoga and surfing. But what makes yoga and surfing both appealing, and what makes them complement each other so well, is that they are both conducive to the experience of nature mind.… Read More Unlocking Nature Mind through Surf and Yoga
Researchers from The Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, the University of California, San Francisco and Harvard Medical School studied the stress-reducing effects of a resort vacation, compared to the effects of that same vacation with meditation added. The results show that while both are beneficial, a meditation retreat can offer longer-lasting peace than… Read More The Benefits of Meditation while on Vacation