April 28, 2021

Concentrating on one task, sensation, conversation, or emotion can be challenging. You may not realize it, but the challenge with focus really comes down to one thing. But, of course, it’s not quite that simple because that one thing is actually two — and you can’t really address them directly — but adopting a set of foundational practices can supercharge your focus!

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April 16, 2021

We are continually overloading our nervous system and the stuff between our ears, but give little thought to how we’re going to recharge these two vital systems — yet expect them to function optimally! But when we don’t recharge we negatively impact our ability to achieve our long term goals in a sustainable way. Pranayama can help you flip the switch from brain-drain to nervous system recharge.

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April 9, 2021

Stillness sounds great, in theory, but most of us get uncomfortable with it pretty quickly, immediately mentally or physically filling the void. Thanks to the demands of our families, our work, the little pings on our phones, and culturally-driven desire to achieve and not get left behind, most of us just can’t fathom the indulgent luxury of stillness. And yet, the rewards of seeking silence abound, and perhaps are not so luxurious after all — if you can let go and make stillness a part of your life.

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March 31, 2021

Meditation doesn’t need to be as complicated as you might think. The Japanese, in fact, have a number of practices that can help you integrate so-called moving meditations into your day, and one of the least well-known is Kinhin (Kin’ Yin’), or the practice of walking meditation. It’s special because it’s integrated into something that all of us already do: walk!

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