If you are one of the 27 million people in the United States who practice Yoga, it is almost certain that you have performed a Surya Namaskar or two! This rhythmic, breath-focused moving meditation serves as more than just a workout but is also an homage to the sun. It’s an excellent way for beginners to introduce themselves to an alternative style of meditation through the synchronicity of breath and body to help soothe and quiet the mind.
If you struggle with a constant barrage of feelings, thoughts, and sensations interrupting your life, you’re not alone. A little-known practice called NSDR can help and is something you can do daily that will improve your cognitive function, brain plasticity, sleep, and vagal tone. And above all, it will just make you feel better.
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.
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!
We live in a world of tea lovers, but have you ever wondered about its history and why it’s so popular? More importantly, are you missing out on a special opportunity every time you make a cup?
Uncertainty is having limited knowledge about an event, person, occurrence, or topic, and its future. In our busy minds, that means it’s difficult to control things, plan things, or calculate what is to come – which if you’re the average control freak, is a bit nail-biting. This meditation can help.