Mindful Yoga & Yoga Nidra Tips

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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 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.

The heart of Yoga, including Yoga Nidra, is mindful awareness. These articles are offered to help you develop your own asana and contemplative practices.

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....
Sitting in Meditation, Made Easier

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...
An Easy Way to Sit Straight

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...
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...