Meditating for Inner Knowledge

One of the translations of the word, Namaste, is “the light within me sees the light within you.” In other words, recognizing the inner strength in myself and seeing the same in others helps us recognize that there is no right and wrong, male and female, old and young, mean and kind, just people that…

Mindfulness App: 365 Happy Days

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Stand in the Place Where You Are

Start at the place where your own feet stand. ~Zen Saying I escaped by myself to my favorite spot along the greenspace with its tangled bouganvilla and bushes, its trumpet vine-laden live oaks, its scrub jays and grey squirrels, its hidden fall wildflowers that only shyly show their faces after the greenery has been observed…

Simple Breathing for Managing Moods

The Yogic practice of breathing, called pranayama, is an ancient method for mobilizing the body and mind toward balance. When we restrict the breath, we diminish our energy levels. When we relearn to breathe deeply, we allow our mind and body to utilize the nutrient-carrying and waste-removing power of oxygen in our blood. In Yoga,…

Mindfulness App: Sahaja Kids

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Mindfulness App: Smile More

Much has been written about the disconnect created by our constant ability to receive information. More than ever, carving out a space for ourselves to experience full presence while living with ready access to distraction is important for our well-being. Technology can also be a tool to help with mindfulness. For example, we can learn…