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When Fear Has You In Its Grip

Posted on 9/14/2017 by Kate Marolt in Fearless Kate Marolt Mindfulness

Let’s get real about fear. Fear has been on my mind and in my heart. All the ways in which we experience fear, are taught to deal with (or avoid) fear, false expectations around fearlessness, and so much more. I’ve been holding hands with fear a lot lately. Sometimes it’s a firm, solid hand hold, and sometimes it feels like fear is trying to break my fingers and crush my hand. It’s so interesting being a human. I’ve tried so many different things to get rid of fear- avoiding it, seeking it out, making choices based on it or in spite of it, saying a lot of positive affirmations, focusing on love and light, pretending it doesn’t exist- you name it, I’ve tried it.

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Mindful Meditation Therapy

Posted on 7/12/2017 by Nicole Clarke in healthy living Mindfulness Mental Health Alternative Therapies Being Present

Mindfulness refers to a state of consciousness characterized by acute awareness of the present moment. The state of mindfulness can help individuals become more aware of their emotions, thoughts and health. Mindfulness originated in Buddhist tradition, but the principles of mindfulness and meditation have been incorporated into modern psychiatric treatment since the 1970s. The state of mindfulness is primarily learned through time spent in meditation. By focusing on breathing and posture, individuals can learn the ability to enter a state of calm observation. This process allows them to gain improved awareness of external stimuli, as well deeper insights into their own feelings. Furthermore, research shows that mindful meditation can help heal damage to the brain caused by substance abuse. Learning more about the benefits of mindful meditation therapy is a huge advantage for those considering addiction treatment.

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15 Reasons Why You Should Add Yoga to Your Exercise Routine

Posted on 6/29/2017 by Matt Evans in Mindfulness Strength benefits of yoga Flexibility 15 Reasons Why You Should Do Yoga

You might be thinking, you already go to the gym, so why should you include yoga into your exercise routine, isn’t that just for relaxing? Although it is a fantastic way of finding some headspace and letting go of any stress in your body, yoga can dramatically improve your gym workouts. The perfect partner to any type of exercise, whether it’s cardio or weight training, it can boost your performance in the gym and enhance your overall fitness. The word itself actually means ‘union’, so think of yoga as the perfect union between health and fitness.

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50 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

Posted on 3/8/2017 by Jiten Kr in Benefits of Meditation benefits of yoga Mindfulness Improve Mood Relax

Yoga and meditation can be used as a healthcare tool for healthy living. You have heard that yoga meditation is helpful or good for health. But how it is good for health or it works really? There are also many controversial stories about yoga. So, you should know scientifically about yoga meditation. There are a lot of studies shows you the proof behind the every benefits of yoga meditation. These are the 100 benefits based on the available researches.

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Remedies For Cold Weather

Posted on 2/14/2017 by Lindsay Nova in self-care Practice Ritual Winter Detox Guide Winter Remedies Mindfulness detox Deep Breathing Meditation

By now, winter has long been settled into many parts of the world bringing colder temperatures. Winter can be hard on the body as it works overtime to keep your body warm and you may find yourself craving hibernation. Do you ever find your energy levels lower during the winter? Or do you always catch a dreaded cold every winter? You may be wondering how you can stay healthy to promote more energy, boost your immune system to fight sluggish energy and beat the winter blues so that you're ready to fling into spring.

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Anxiety Taught Me These Life Lessons

Posted on 2/6/2017 by Jessica Thiefels in Benefits of Meditation Anxiety Yoga Practice How to Deal with Anxiety Mindfulness Remember to Breathe

I’ve had anxiety since college and have been lucky enough to use therapy as a tool for managing it. As such, I’ve learned a lot about how anxiety manifests in my life and how to recognize as well as soothe it.

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Intentional Practice: A Guide to Discovering What You Really Want from Yoga

Posted on 2/6/2017 by Jesse Silkoff in Intentions Mindfulness Benefits of Meditation Sankalpa Practice of Seeking Live with Authenticity Self-Love Gift of Yoga

In our day-to-day lives, it’s all too easy to get caught up in what others want for us. Well-meaning or not, these “other voices” can stick in your head, and if you’re not careful, you won’t be able to recognize your own, at least not as readily. By now you probably know that yoga is about the process of listening to your wisest self. It starts by hearing our bodies— hearing the knee that is out of alignment, stopping yourself from forcing a joint that just won’t bend that way. But eventually, that act gives way to a deeper listening, one where you can hear your own, deepest wants.

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Flow Out of Autopilot

Posted on 1/31/2017 by Yoga Download in Yoga Inspiration Autopilot Consciousness Yoga For Skiers Yoga for Snowboarders Mindfulness

Are you awake? Or, are you going through the motions without really paying attention? Sleepwalking through life? When’s the last time you took the time to assess where your time and energy are flowing? Or not flowing, as the case may be.

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Mindfulness, Meditation, Mastery: Welcome To Your Mind

Posted on 9/28/2016 by YogaDownload .com in Yoga Sutras Benefits of Meditation Meditation Compassion Be Present Quiet the Mind Seat of Awareness Dhyana Practice of Medtation Mindfulness national yoga month

Meditation teaches us how distracted we really are. We just don’t usually notice because we are so distracted. Most of us generally have the same series of redundant thoughts circling around in our mind, over and over and over again. In our society, we are so focused on getting somewhere, getting what we want, the “if only” syndrome so to speak. If only we can just get this job, this house, this person, fill in the blank, then we’ll be happy. When we are operating from this mindset, we aren’t focused on the here and now.

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Mindful Eating Practices

Posted on 8/30/2016 by Martyn Williams in Yoga of Eating Mindfulness Creating a Habit mindful eating Healthy and Happy Slow Down Nourishment

Mindful eating is a powerful tool that can be used to control weight gain, assist weight loss, fight binge eating, and deal with several other eating disorders. There are currently a lot of unhealthy solutions regarding weight loss, ranging from unhealthy fad diets to questionable, chemical supplements. Mindful eating, on the other hand, is a simple attitude that results in being aware of your appetite and thus allows you to control portions and make healthy meal choices. By practicing mindfulness while eating, you engage all of your senses, particularly when choosing foods. This way you are able to choose foods that are nourishing as well as satisfying. You will remain well aware of your level of hunger and be able to choose foods without relying entirely on emotional cues or stimuli, which drive many people to impulse eating. Eventually, you will be able to decide the ideal time to start and stop eating and the ideal foods to eat.

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Love Your Body

Posted on 9/30/2015 by Jennifer Meek in Mindfulness Savasana yoga Body Practice

One day during savasana (the relaxation pose at the end of a yoga class) I basically ‘woke’ up. In that moment, I felt completely content, possibly for the first time in my life. I began to clearly see the suffering I was putting myself through in relationship to my body and eating.

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Life - Keep it a Discovery

Posted on 9/18/2013 by Celest Pereira in Mindfulness Passion Wonder

Life as a child carries with it so much wonder and magic. Everything is new and exciting, and in an attempt to understand unfathomable concepts our imaginations run wild. For these reasons life as a child is always a discovery and seldom boring. During these years our spirits soar and our creativity remains high. We are able to sing spontaneously and jump into puddles. We play with anyone who is willing, and forget about things like fashion and looks. We build sand castles and dance even when no music is playing. Life is rich.

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What Makes You Come Alive?

Posted on 4/9/2013 by Anitra Lahiri in Mindfulness

“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.” — Howard Thurman

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Themes to Create Your Mindful Year

Posted on 2/5/2013 by Diane Sieg in Mindfulness

A client of mine had some serious financial issues that were affecting virtually every area of her life, with a job she felt stuck in, the stressed relationships with her husband and children, and most important, her feelings of lack of self-worth. Every time she even thought about taking a positive step forward, she became paralyzed with shame and overwhelm.

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