Short video for those of us in the Tuesday night mindfulness meditation class.
patience in meditation practice Everything about our culture trains us from Day 1 to achieve prescribed outcomes by certain stages of our lives. If we don’t meet those standards, we are often given some sort of remediation. Think of schools these days! This concept gets more engrained and out of balance as we uncritically assume… Continue reading Meditation Obstacles
I heard the question on the flyer from meditation teacher, Tara Brach. It startled me and helped me better appreciate the power of mindfulness meditation practice. Mindfulness meditation is about awakening to what is and not turning away. It is a simple practice with powerful consequences. The practice is accessible, perfect for anyone living during… Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation Classes
Getting a good night’s sleep has been a challenge for me. Since I shattered my elbow three years ago, my sleep has not been quite the same. I often need to adjust myself during the night because I feel discomfort. Because of that, I’ve become much more aware of what can help me get the… Continue reading A good night’s sleep
This past month I created a challenge for myself: For five days a week run for 15 minutes, swim for another 15, do five Sun A and Sun B salutations, and finish with a 20-minute meditation sit. I did this not so much because I wanted to improve my physical health, but because I realized… Continue reading The Improvement Trap
Hi everyone. I hope that as you bump into this post you are feeling well. I wanted to share a short clip from last week’s community yoga class. We started with a grounding meditation, allowing ourselves to settle in and slow down. This basic meditation practice can go a long way. It is quite tame… Continue reading The Meditation Practice is Tame
If you soak a sponge in honey, you squeeze it and honey comes out. If you soak a sponge in vinegar, you squeeze it and vinegar comes out. David Nichtern A student sent me a message letting me know that our school food pantry was working with Miami Rescue Mission collecting women’s sport’s wear along… Continue reading Soaking a Sponge in Honey
I was thinking of my friend and mentor, Mac Smith, yesterday. He loved butterflies all the way to the end of his long and beautiful life. On one of my last visits with him he showed me around his yard and pointed out the caterpillars he was feeding and observing as they would soon metamorphose… Continue reading Happy Easter
I recorded this morning yoga practice to give a behind the scene look at what a regular yoga at 55 looks like for me. I have some limitations with my right arm and definitely noticing the changes that come with growing up. I share this because my practice may not look like the Instagram yoga… Continue reading Can you start a yoga practice later in life?