Slow down.
Sense the moment.
Ancient wisdom for the present time.

Mindfulness, gentle Yoga, compassion, and the deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra. Tools for a beautiful life.

Whether you are new to meditation or looking for ongoing support for your practice, slow + sense offers resources and classes tailored to you.

These articles are answers to questions people often have when learning about mindfulness and compassion practices, and yoga. Please take what serves you and leave the rest. There cannot be a one-size-fits-all prescription for any practices. These articles offer general insights and suggestions. For personalized help, please see your teacher.

Read a variety of articles to help inspire your practice:


One Executive’s Experience: Meditate the Mind Awake

“To imply that one needs added pressure to function is like saying, ‘In order to get this project done, I’m going to need some additional hurdles.’” -Devon Domanski, Edge3 Team Building & Executive Coaching Mindfulness Training Toronto and slow+sense offer...

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Keep Your Meditation Practice Going

Over the years of my practice, and over the years of teaching mindfulness meditation to others, I see that one of the toughest parts of meditation is simply getting the practice started or keeping the practice up when you've been away from it for a while. Whether...

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When You Don’t Have Time to Meditate

I used to meditate all the time in bed. That was when I was raising my daughter, and I'd get her up and off to school, and then I would go back to bed and meditate. And then I would do the same in the evening, and that was very good for that period because I had so...

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What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness can be defined very simply as skilled focused awareness of the present moment. Mindfulness is also a vast field of information and philosophy, with roots in ancient wisdom including the contemplative traditions of Buddhism, Yoga, and many others....

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Self-Compassion & Empathy

We can nurture balance, wisdom, and strength during our meditation practice. We can also strengthen our ability to be compassionate to ourselves and others with specially developed compassion practices. Why Are Compassion Practices Useful? What we do more of becomes...

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Sitting in Meditation, Made Easier

I recently met Julie Jarvis of REALthings and we shared a tea that happily turned into a morning of connection. One of the many joys of honing a meditation practice is the opportunity to meet great people along the way. Julie has created cushions for meditation...

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An Easy Way to Sit Straight

When you’re sitting well you can feel your attention improve and your body find a more comfortable centre. We usually forget to sit up straight and find ourselves folded forward after a while. Often we then stick out the chest and raise the head and try to hold a...

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Breathing to Relieve Stress

Working with the breath is a key part of Yoga & Mindfulness. The breath affects the energy in the body as well as the physical body as a whole. When you breathe well you oxygenate the body and brighten up the mind. Whether you’re preparing to meditate or getting...

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How Mindful Yoga Helps

Mindfulness practice is the heart of Yoga. One of the fundamental principles of Yoga is to learn to work with your mind while you work with your body. To be mindful means to observe and become aware of what happens as you go through life, whether in a controlled...

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