Category: mindfulness

How Meditation Helps

Lake meditation

A growing body of research is showing that there are many physical and mental health benefits to practicing meditation. Mindfulness (vipassana) meditation is useful in managing pain and distressing mood states. According to the National Institute of Health’s National Center for Alternative and Complimentary Medicine (NCCAM) “there’s evidence that [meditation] may reduce blood pressure as well as symptoms…

Yoga for Wellbeing

Yoga is a multi-faceted practice designed to unite the mental, physical and spiritual. The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali defines yoga as “the stilling of the changing states of the mind”.  Devotion to practice strengthens the body-mind connection and helps build insight and awareness. The physical practice, called asana, is only one limb of yoga. It was originally meant to…

Compassionate Self-Care

Pink Lotus

Most of us would never consider neglecting our children or pets.  That would be cruel.  We also know what happens when we neglect important relationships.  They wither and fade away.  Neglect our car, it malfunctions and dies.  Neglect our schoolwork or jobs, our performance suffers and we fall behind.  But, what about neglecting ourselves? Many…