There are many disciplines, philosophies, and methods around meditation... some far more elaborate than others. But the 2 key questions to ask yourself are... 1.) Why do you wish to meditate? 2.) What's the fastest way to get there from here? Here's WHY Everyone Should Practice Daily Meditation There are so many benefits of meditation (even a short 10 minute session does great things), tho everyone is different and may experience different results. Here are some more commonly experienced … [Read more...] about Meditation 101 – How To Start Meditating Today
Yoga is all the rage these days. It seems to be everywhere you turn: books, DVDs, classes, etc. It’s easy to get started with a regular yoga practice, but why should you? You can probably think of the obvious ones: increased flexibility, looking better naked, etc, but what are the surprising benefits of yoga? 1. Yoga Promotes Increased Clarity We live in a busy world. We are inundated with a variety of messages from advertisers, political candidates, significant others, just to name a few. All … [Read more...] about 3 Surprising Benefits Of A Regular Yoga Practice
The benefits of yoga are seemingly limitless. For beginners, yoga poses can seem daunting and intimidating. Can I really bend like that? You can, but you don’t have to. At least not right away. Here are some super easy yoga poses for all you beginners out there. 1. Cat & Cow Yoga Poses You all know what a cat looks like, when it stretches. Do that. It’s called cat pose. Go from that into cow pose, where you arch your back the other way. Flow back and forth between the two multiple … [Read more...] about 5 Easy Yoga Poses For Beginners
Meditation is probably something you’ve heard of before. In today’s trying times, more and more people are using it to clear their minds, reduce stress, increase their state of calm and generally be more pliable and adaptive to all of life’s challenges. That’s great for them, but what about you? The proof is in the pudding. Is it right for you? What Is Meditation? You might have a lot of preconceived notions about meditation. It might seem a bit too, airy fairy and hippy dippy for you. You might … [Read more...] about Is Meditation Right For Me?
Yoga and meditation isn't just for hippies, new-age types, or models and movie stars, despite what you may think. You don’t have to be super flexible or naturally mellow to benefit from either practice. In fact, if you find that you’re often stressed out, or that you’re kind of out of shape, you might benefit even more from meditation and yoga. That’s because yoga and meditation can go beyond being a workout or a moment of solitude by serving to help you develop more inner strength and … [Read more...] about 10 Ways To Develop Your Inner Strength With Yoga & Meditation
Today is May 24, 2008, and it is the Saturday of the Memorial Day holiday weekend in the United States. Memorial Day is a holiday when U.S. citizens remember the military members who have died in order to protect and preserve the American way of life. I am an ex-U.S. Army soldier myself, so I have a special appreciation for those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice so that I could have the freedom and the opportunity to sit here, safe and secure in my home, writing this tribute to … [Read more...] about Remember What the Party is For