It’s a powerful Monday with full moon and soland therefore seemed appropriate to be extreme.
Mindfulness is finally getting its turn in the spotlight and rightly so, check out this latest Times article. The practice of turning inwards and working out the mind with a few minutes of silence is proving to have profound affects on the mind, body, and emotions. As with many activities, training mind in a group setting provides support and creates and energetic force field that enhances the experience. With that being said I’m excited to announce my new class and project, Mindful Mala. Mala is a sanskrit word meaning “garland” and is commonly used to describe a string of 108Continue Reading >>
Whether you know it or not at some point in your life you have “meditated”, you have focused intently on something, you have been so consumed by the present moment that all other thoughts seem to cease, you have sat in silence staring at the wall noticing the thoughts in your mind and therefore you have meditated.
I recently finished up a year long series of psychology classes at Stanford University with Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist and yoga instructor I have followed and admired for years. I was psyched (no pun intended) to study with Kelly because she has intelligently meshed two philosophies near and dear to my heart: science and mindfulness. I can’t believe the day has finally arrived that researchers are studying, in a scientific manner, the effects of meditation and mindfulness… and showing statistically significant results of how mindfulness WORKS! Over the course of this last year we delved deep into the scienceContinue Reading >>