It can be easy enough to name personal and professional goals like, getting a praticular new position at work, loosing 5 pounds, learning to run or do yoga; however, it can be harder to identify the underlying reasons you set these goals. Understanding WHY you want to achieve certain goals […]
This practice is intended to build your ability to observe, recognize, and be grateful for life. This can be as simple as stopping to observe a beautiful sunset. You will need a journal (some kind of writing pad) to do this practice. At the end of every day (no exceptions) […]
Breathing is not something you need to think about. This is a good thing! As you are reading this post, your body is breathing itself without any effort or intervention on your part. For people with conditions which can make breathing difficult, like asthma, breathing does not always come without […]
The goal of Empowering Yoga and Meditation is not to control your life, but to stop letting life control you. Contact me if you are interested in freeing yourself.
You don’t have to believe everything you think.
Make a list of the things that make you happy. Make a list of the things you do in a day. Compare the lists. Adjust accordingly.
Before speaking, consider whether your words are an improvement upon silence. Swami Kripalu We can let the circumstances of our life harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder. You always have the choice. Dali Lama The […]
In 2010 the University of Maryland Medical Center examined over 80 studies about the health benefits of yoga and found that yoga equaled or surpassed other forms of exercise in reducing stress, improving balance, diminishing fatigue, decreasing anxiety, lifting mood and improving sleep. What’s not to like about results […]
The Society for Integrative Oncology recently released guidelines on the most effective natural adjunct therapies for breast cancer patients. Meditation got top marks for easing depression and improving quality of life during and after treatment. Yoga helped relieve depression and might improve sleep and ease anxiety. (source: Journal of the […]