When I first decided to start taking this meditation thing seriously 10 years ago, I wanted to find out what I was thinking that prevented me from having a clear mind. I knew from my study of Buddhist teachings that a cluttered mind was an obstacle to spiritual progress. I also knew from Western success-coaching that setting up the proper space and equipment is necessary to ensure follow-through. My plan was to start a regular meditation practice. So, the night before my fir
The kind of care you choose to receive is as invidual as you are. Outgoing or extroverted people like friends, hugs, and verbal encouragement. They go to public conferences, support groups, and seek reassurrance from others that they are not alone in their struggles. Community and group support is very important to extroverts. If you are shy or introverted, you may be drawn to reading self-help books, journaling, poetry, or meditation. Introverts may be drawn to the solit
Yours is a highly personal yoga practice, even when we practice in a group. The positive energy we get from a group can motivate and bolster our spirits, but when life gets in the way, we need to remember what we've learned to practice on our own. The only way to get the benefits of doing yoga is to DO the yoga, and sometimes that means getting a professional to design a sequence and support you in your efforts to practice it.
Private sessions are a good option when a g
If you're not used to belting out tunes, getting the sound "aum" out of your mouth can be intimidating and downright strange. I used to feel that way about it myself. I don't fancy myself a singer and I used to feel self-conscious about my ability to stay in tune for more than a few moments. But much in the way I love a strong resonant bass and singing bowls, I loved the way those vibrations made me feel inside! So I took a step to join in by humming along in a group yoga c