Meditation

The Art of Teaching Meditation

Photo by David Young-Wolff Millions of people want to learn to meditate, and yoga teachers may not be ready. In a typical 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, there might be as few as one to three hours of instruction in teaching meditation; the quality of meditation instruction in yoga studios tends to reflect [...]

By | December 31st, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

Meditation: Love and Train your Busy Brain

Photo of Marti Nikko Bradley by David Young-Wolff. Marti is meditating and wearing top by Balini Sports and pants by Bali Dog. The Sanskrit word Yoga, has a dynamic meaning that suggests joining things together for motion and power -- to get things done in the world. The first definition for yoga is [...]

By | December 29th, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

7 Questions to Transform Your Mind

Ora Nadrich is the author of Says Who? Portrait by Denise Malone. Styled by Keirstin Selvage   “Yoga is difficult for one whose mind is not subdued.” Bhagavad Gita To quiet the mind is to know our soul. Yet, how can we do this when we have approximately 40-70 thousand thoughts going through [...]

By | November 6th, 2016|Meditation|1 Comment

David Lynch, Meditation, and Yoga Gives Back

    Yoga Gives Back: How did you get involved with the practice of Transcendental Meditation? David Lynch: Sometime in the late 1960s or early 1970s I heard a phrase, “True happiness is not out there—true happiness lies within.” This phrase had a ring of truth to it for me. But it is a frustrating [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|Meditation|1 Comment

Meditation on the Ocean

Sunset over Santa Monica Photo by Jeff Skeirik/Rawtographer The word ocean is so beautiful that it is a mantra all by itself. Listen to the sound of it––Ooooohhhhh turning into shhhhnnnnn. It has a susurration* that lends itself to meditation, a variation on OM. The physical reality of the ocean is a great [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

Eckhart Tolle Living a Life of Presence

Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Power of Now and A New Earth. In this interview about Living a Life of Presence, he answers some of the most common questions from his readers and live audiences related to intuition, gratitude, and teaching young people mindfulness. LA [...]

By | July 10th, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

Fullness

Meditating with The Radiance Sutras One of the genius insights of yoga and meditation traditions is that we can pay attention to the flow of life through our bodies. We have the power to be intentionally self-aware at any time, in any place, in any way. Pranayama, asana, and meditation are practices designed to encourage [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

The Universe is Beautiful

Meditating with The Radiance Sutras Have you ever seen something so beautiful that you just wanted to fall down? That puppy was so cute I had to kneel down and grab him. We hiked through the forest and came upon a lake so breathtaking I had to sit down. She looked so marvelous that I [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

Delicious Rest

Looking for the ultimate feeling of rest? by Dr Lorin Roche   Did you know that certain forms meditation can give you a deeper rest than deep sleep? There are actually thousands of techniques that are all lumped together under the name “meditation,”with each one has different physiological effects. Some are not very restful. But, [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|Meditation|0 Comments

Quest for the Inner Elixir

We all experience life’s sweet moments. These are so magical that you feel suffused with vitality and gratitude, slightly high. These flashes may come after working hard pursuing your passion – you just did a hard yoga class perfectly matched to your skill level, and now you are on your mat happy and exhausted. You [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|Meditation|0 Comments