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Mindful Breathing

For many, mindfulness starts with the breath. When we think of meditation and mindfulness practice, the image may come to mind of sitting still and focusing on the breath. Althouth there are many forms of mindfulness practice, mindful breathing is a wonderful place to start. Working with the breath is one of the best technique for [...]

By |2018-12-11T08:09:45-07:00December 11th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Practicing Mindful Communication in Your Life

Practicing Mindful Communication in Your Life Mindfulness is not just for the meditation cushion where we are silent. We can bring it to daily life in many ways, engaging with the world with awareness and care. One way we can do this is through the practice of mindful communication. Like other aspects of our lives, [...]

By |2018-11-30T05:35:49-07:00November 30th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Spending Time Outside as a Mindfulness Practice

Spending Time Outside as a Mindfulness Practice Over my years of practice, most periods of meditation have taken place inside. I sit in my home, inside meditation centers, and in meditation halls on retreat. I'm not sure where or why this tradition started of sitting inside, but we really can practice wherever we are. Siddhartha [...]

By |2019-01-14T12:37:11-07:00November 11th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Mindfulness and Our Stories

Mindfulness and Our Stories We all have stories about ourselves. We are this person or that person, shaped by something we experienced in our lives, or prone to make certain mistakes. In many ways, these stories serve us. They keep us safe, give us a healthy sense of identity, and may help us see our [...]

By |2018-11-05T05:05:01-07:00November 5th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Start Meditating with these Four Easy Tips

One of the best things about practicing meditation is that you can experience many of its benefits in the first minute you start. It's not something that you have to practice for weeks and weeks to notice any changes. However, if you can keep it up on a regular basis, scientific research has found that [...]

By |2018-10-29T09:35:07-07:00October 29th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Working with the Daily Stressors of Work, School, Family, and Life

Working with the Daily Stressors of Work, School, Family, and Life For many of us, stress is a part of regular life. Whether we're studying for an exam, trying to take care of children, or working to meet a deadline for our job, we are faced with stress regularly. We try to find ways to [...]

By |2018-10-29T07:08:21-07:00October 23rd, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Investigating the Emotional Experience

Investigating the Emotional Experience In our meditation practice, it can be helpful to dive in and dedicate time to looking deeply at the emotional experience. So often, we focus on feelings in the body or thoughts arising in mindfulness practice, but not directly on the emotions arising and passing. Emotions are part of our experience, [...]

By |2018-10-15T13:56:20-07:00October 15th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments

The Benefits Of Using Meditation To Cope With Stress

The Benefits Of Using Meditation To Cope With Stress Life comes with its fair share of troubles, hard times and loss. Nobody is immune to life’s challenges, however, some of us deal with them better than others, our reactions under difficult circumstances being subject to how our individual bodies respond to stress. When you’re stressed [...]

By |2018-09-16T19:03:36-07:00September 16th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments

5 Steps to Create a Meditation Habit on a Daily Basis

5 Steps to Create a Meditation Habit on a Daily Basis Every good meditation or yoga teacher will tell you the same thing: it’s essential to develop a daily meditation habit, so you’ll really make this practice part of your life. When you first started meditating, you felt the effects of the practice right after [...]

By |2018-09-11T16:22:56-07:00September 11th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Creating Mindful Moments During Your Day

Creating Mindful Moments During Your Day Although when you think of mindfulness you may think of formal meditation, mindfulness is not just for meditation periods. Although we can gain great insight in formal sitting practice, most of us don't spend the day meditating. We can find ways to bring our mindfulness practice to daily life, [...]

By |2018-09-10T15:44:49-07:00September 10th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments