For some of us, yoga is a little too much like meditation. There’s not enough cardio, we aren’t fighting gravity to overcome heavy objects and there’s a lot of slow talk and heavy breathing. Making time to attend class, or even turn on 12 minutes of YouTube, seems like the last thing we should be doing in a world full of deadlines and commitments. We can’t spend our time doing nothing. We need bigger, better, faster, more….
There are many paths in yoga, but they share common, historically rooted, spiritually oriented terms. From om to namaste, karma to dharma, understanding the language of yoga may help shed light on your own practice.
No matter where you are in your day, these yoga hints will help parents and kids feel calmer and better able to handle whatever comes your way.
In reality, though, you can practice mindfulness anywhere, anytime. A short meditation (even five minutes) can immediately calm your “monkey mind,” center and refresh you, and expand your capacity to navigate the seemingly endless push-and-pull of academic life.
The practice of Ayurveda creates balance for each of us in a unique way. It has the potential to revitalize your entire nervous system, leading to increased creativity, greater efficiency, success, and satisfaction in all aspects of your life.
Here are five simple ways to add Ayurveda into your life and tap into your creativity.
Tragedy and trouble find us all, sooner or later, even living in the most stable, wealthy, and just societies in history. What do the perennial wisdom traditions have to say about optimal living in difficult times?