Category: Meditation

5 Tips on Getting Your Meditation Mojo Flowing

Ever sit down to meditate and feel like you’ve failed? Me too. Luckily, then I get this nice little voice in my head that comes from a great big source. It says, “There is no try. Only do.” Ha. But in all seriousness, Yoda was onto something. Meditation isn’t about trying. It’s about being. And…

Feb 25, 2011 · Read More · Comment (2)

review: Yoga Nidra from Hypnosis Downloads

I suppose if things start to feel really crazy, and your mind just absolutely can’t slow down, you might actually want to get that knocked out kinda feeling. As in, whammo, you’re down for the count. Ahhh, finally. I don’t know much about hypnosis, other than having watched a few classmates at my grade 12…

Sep 30, 2009 · Read More · Comment (1)

high technology gets the yoga high

There ain’t nothin‘ those Appleites won’t get their hands on. Well, if it’ll sell well. So the new Apple iPhone and iPod Touch application must be a sign that North American consumers are headed in a more peaceful, strong, joyful direction. (Stay with me here.)Oceanhouse Media’s “Bowls” application–a visual and aural replica of authentic Tibetan…

Apr 29, 2009 · Read More · Comment (2)

Yoga: Top 5 Ways to Work it Into Your Schedule

All of a sudden it’s bed time. And where did my yoga go? I love love love my days where I remember to add it in whenever I can. They flow, they feel snag-free, and I find myself singing and smiling and feeling pretty damn great, thanks! But how do we fit the yoga in?…

Feb 11, 2009 · Read More · Comment

Don’t Leave Home: Take a Vacation with Yoga

Take-Away TipIt really is possible. Take a walk in the early morning or early evening, when things are a bit calmer and quieter. Start by noticing:– The colour of the grass–not green, but grey, brown, bright green, light green, dark green– The notes in a birdsong, and how it differs from another’s– The different sounds…

Feb 4, 2009 · Read More · Comment

Home For The Holidays: Top 5 Tips For Keeping Your Cool

addthis_pub = ‘JoyForLife’;Holiday Helper“I don’t know exactly how it happens,” my friend, a yoga teacher, said, “But when I go home for the holidays, I lose it. I lose the person I usually am when I’m not there. I get cranky, stressed, argumentative….what’s the deal with that?” All I could do was nod. It happens…

Dec 19, 2008 · Read More · Comment

Stress Buster: Shut Eye

Power to the Pretend Nap Transit gets a bad rap: too noisy, too full, too many smelly people. The list could go on. But, at an Ayur Veda meeting last night, an insightful naturopathic doctor shared his tip for taking on the train (or bus, or skytrain, or trolley). “Say you have four stops to…

Nov 17, 2008 · Read More · Comment

Stress Buster: Mini Vacation

5-Minute Meditation 1. Begin breathing deeply. Settle your gaze on something directly in front of your eyes. Notice every detail of that something. Ridges, roundness, lines, blankness. 2. Close your eyes, keeping the image of the object in your mind’s eye. Keep breathing deeply. 3. Now your mind is settled enough to move on. Begin…

Nov 12, 2008 · Read More · Comment

Take-Away Tip: Listen for Peace

Sirens. Shouting. Honking. Motors running. Construction. Radios. So how the H do we find inner peace in all this city noise?! I’ve dreamt of building a soundproof room, with a skylight, big windows, cushions, drapes, yoga mats…ahhhh. Yeah, not gonna happen. But we can use the noise as a tool for peace. No, really. We…

Sep 16, 2008 · Read More · Comment

Stress Buster: Tapping into Truth

It’s about dropping out of our head and into our heart. About tapping into our true self, our deepest core, which is (though it’s tough to remember some days) happy and calm. The Sa-Ta-Na-Ma Meditation can be modified from what we do on the mat, and taken into our daily routine, anytime we’re walking. I…

Aug 13, 2008 · Read More · Comment
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