Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Kerri Connor, author of the new Wake, Bake & Meditate.
As I sit down to write this blog, I am on day 14 of sheltering in place. The same conditions that entitle me to a medical cannabis card in my state are the same conditions that put me into a high-risk category for the corona virus. At this point, 21 states have been closed down and President Trump is expected to attempt to re-open the United States by April 12th. By the time this blog appears online, there will have been many more changes, more infections, and more deaths as the past few weeks have already shown us.
I point this out, so it is clear, I am aware of where we are at in
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jilly Shipway, author of Yoga Through the Year and the forthcoming Yoga by the Stars (December 2020, and available for pre-order in May!).
During the uncertainty of the current COVID-19 crisis, many of us are looking for ways to support our spiritual and mental health, alongside safeguarding our physical wellbeing. Walking Meditation is one of the best ways I know to relieve stress and calm an anxious mind. It's ideally suited for those times when you want to meditate but don't want to spend more time sitting still. It's also a way of getting some gentle exercise. Many people find it's a way of freeing up their ideas and of magically
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by A. Paul Miller, author of The Mindful of Calm.
As we lead up to the holidays and start to think about our Christmas lists and what we want to put on them, it is a good time to reflect on what we already have and for what we should be grateful already having. Let me share an experience with you that I always remember when I get the urge to want more.
Several years ago, while visiting a friend in the hospital who was recovering from a stroke, he mentioned how much we can take our health for granted. I suddenly found myself telling him about this experience I had previously had.
An evening spent ironing: yay!! The wardrobe was empty, and I
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Kavitha M. Chinnaiyan, MD, author of the Heart of Wellness.
As a long-term meditator, I constantly recommend the practice to anyone who'll listen. Meditation has undisputedly changed my life, by clearing the lens of my perception and creating a sense of deep, unshakeable peace, even during times of unrest. As any meditator knows, an effective practice necessarily leads to periods of tumultuousness, including pain, confusion, and darkness. I call this the "washing-machine" effect, otherwise known as purification.
Meditation works on our bodies and minds in innumerable ways; its objective effects occur via the autonomic nervous system