Compassion & Self-Compassion Tips

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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.

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These articles are answers to questions people often have when learning about mindfulness practices and Yoga. Please take what serves you and leave the rest. There is no one-size-fits-all prescription for any practices. Here we offer general insights and suggestions. For personalized help, please see your teacher.

A compassionate and non-judgmental view is essential to cultivating the practices of mindfulness and Yoga. These articles are offered to inspire you and bring you greater understanding through the contributions of many others who have walked along the same paths.

What is Mindfulness?

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....
Self-Compassion & Empathy

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...
Breathing to Relieve Stress

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...
How Mindful Yoga Helps

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...
Be Mindful & Slow Down Your Yoga

Be Mindful & Slow Down Your Yoga

You can benefit from slowing down your yoga. You don’t need to move at a snail’s pace. We’re talking about slowing things down just enough that you can focus your mind on what you’re doing. Much of the time we are moving with a sense of rushing. This...