I’m always uncovering little jewels in this town. Behold a turn of the century mansion with a public meditation labyrinth/magic contemplation garden. 2-miles from my house. The universe will provide 💆🏼♀️ . . . #ilovela #lamagic #lameditation #peaceawarenesslabyrinthgardens #laartist #koreatownla #midcityla #spiritualla #soundbathla #soundtherapy #mindfulness #insightmeditation #insightla #westadams #arlingtonheights #westadamsblvd
Where’s the lie? 🤷🏾♀️
Please join us for a daylong urban meditation retreat with Jill Davey on Sunday, December 3 from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Give yourself the gift of stillness, practice and wisdom. 🙏🏼 . Your practice will be supported with guided meditations, silence, dharma teachings and time for sharing and questions. We’ll alternate between seated meditation, walking meditation, mindful yoga, metta meditation and mindful eating. . Sliding scale: $25 (students, unemployed, retired) - $40 (regular fee) - $50 (supporter fee).
Every morning, my meditation app (Meditation Helper) sends me a notification that says "Bum on cushion". A reminder to meditate and also to focus on just sitting down and doing it, not on achieving anything or having any particular experience. Bum on cushion, sit there until the bell rings. That's it 💚 #meditation #meditationcushion #zafu #insightmeditation #insightmeditationcenter #meditationtimer #meditationhelper #spoonieliving #brainfog #chronicfatigue
If we create this avatar, this image we want others to see, something we must maintain at all times, we will attract people interested in that image. We will wonder why there’s no connection, why we’re never truly happy. That love is only directed towards that avatar, the real you is left without that love. Many of us do this our entire life. Poetry by Shel Silverstein. #rp @lewishowes
The first thing we notice, the first insight, the first awakening, is the awareness of our own busy mind. The realization of its mania. This is something to be celebrated! This is the first step in the process that frees us from ourselves.
Lovely vegan Japanese lunch with my favorite. Grateful to have friends like her in my life. #gratitude #vegan #chef #chefslife #privatechef #berkeley #slowfood #organic #glutenfree #fall #california #japanesefood #love #besties #yoga #ashtanga #oldfriends #veganchef #compassion #manifest #dreams #mindful #insightmeditation #eattherainbow #veggies #seasonal
Sophie is so excited for Yin Yoga today that she bolted up the stairs and jumped into bed right as Larsson left for work. She prefers 3-5 hours of nap time before she practices yin. What an overachiever. 💤💤💤 . If you can't spend the whole day relaxing in bed like Sophie here, how about one hour of rest? Join me for Yin Yoga (grounded poses supported by lots of props) and Mindfulness (calm your nervous system using your mind) at the @littleyogastudio today from 1:30-2:30pm. . Humans of all abilities, genders, races, sexualities, nations, religions, body sizes, and health are welcome here. ❤️💛💚💙💜✌🏻✌🏼✌🏽✌🏾✌🏿 #yogawithmaggie #boulderyoga
Balancing act. Why are cairns at the ocean so compelling? . When I came upon these three stone sculptures at Torrey Pines Beach at sunset last night, I was mesmerized — Nature freely offering its bounty in service to creative expression and connection to the elements around and within a human being. I witnessed and pondered and appreciated as I walked around the rocks and boulder holding them, looking for the most beautiful image to me and my iPhone. . I moved around a lot before my eyes locked on this image. I settled in, leaning up against another boulder supporting my back and slid down until I touched the sand. Some people stopped before walking past me, waiting for me to finish or wave them on, some of them smiling, some annoyed. And some walked or ran in front of the cairns and me, not noticing, or if they did, ignoring us (look at these stones long enough with soft eyes and they seem almost human). A balancing act for all of us as Nature had its way, setting the sun, flowing the tide and keeping time. . As I walked to my car, I glanced back at the stone silhouette, a mere speck in the distance now. I wondered how long these sculptures would last before someone or something knocked them down. I wondered what inspired the artist in that moment and how long it took them to find just the right spot, the right stones, the right order, to get them to balance one on top of the other. . When I got home and revisited my images, this one kept calling to me, asking me to go deeper. I went to the Snapseed app and starting trying different filters. I liked this sepia one but also really liked the original color image (swipe left). Back and forth, which one to post for greatest impact. And that’s when the deeper insight arrived. . Ohhhh. Thank you. I wondered what might be possible if we treated each other more often with the care and attention that it takes to build and balance a cairn or look for the perfect image, memory and app filter. . All this for me to remember we are all fleeting balancing acts of love and wonder and creativity. . “Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.” Thich Nhat Hanh. . #starsoftorreypines #walkingmeditation #mindfulness
We can confuse control with happiness while we are a collection of millions of organisms held together in empty space to allow The Universe, the cosmic consciousness that has brought the inanimate to life, to experience itself. Let go, live, breathe in each moment, be that vessel, thankful for the awareness to experience it all! Feel your body, notice your thoughts, acknowledge your emotions, and have the fortitude to show Life what it needs to see.
We are finding out, what we knew all along.
One plus of having this nice pine chest of drawers next to my meditation cushion is that it's great for hanging onto when I'm getting up all seized up from sitting crosslegged 😂 #meditation #insightmeditation #insightmeditationcenter #zafu #zazen #spoonieliving #hypermobility #hypermobilityspectrumdisorder #hypermobilitysyndrome #heds #EDS #ehlersdanlos
Not everything is in black and white. Not everyone is a pawn. Not everything is a game of chess. Not every moment is about planning the next thousand serious moves. Not all thousand serious moves are as real as they seem. Not everything that seems real is. Nothing is what we all end up as. Six feet under. Or burnt to ashes. Either ways, everything then must be an illusion under the sky. A dance. A drama. Unfolding every moment. And yet, we distort this moment with images from the past and fantasies about the future. And then, we chase life with those thousand serious moves. The life that is already always right here. #tarabrach #allmyrespect #insightmeditation #vipasanna #boulder #colorado #bouldermountainpark #hike #nature #moment #mountains #sky #scenic #diagonals #gorgeous #photography #photographers_of_india #seattlephotographer #writersofinstagram #writing #writers #eckharttolle #travel #naropa #naropauniversity #meditation #thousandseriousmoves #yoga
#thankyouforyourgift 🎁 #sweetheart ♥️@lany #spiritualbook #theartofliving #herbalteas #polanditem #chamomileteas #koperwloski #fenneltea #insightmeditation #introspection #with #tea #Iloveit #friendshipforlife #supporteachother #thanksforthelovelybook #instalike #motivatewithpositive #bookfans
Really honored to have been a part of the truly incredible teaching team for @jackkornfields fall insight retreat with @trudy_goodman, @christianewolfmindfulness, @springwasham, Gina Sharpe, Alexis Santos, Konda Mason, Teja Bell, and Tere Abdala Romano. There was so much genuine love and care that flowed between all of us. It’s deeply moving to participate in the unfolding of a retreat from this seat and to witness hearts and minds softening, opening, blooming in the midst of all the suffering we are collectively facing right now. Deep respect and gratitude for the Dharma and the incredible mentors and teachers I have now and have had along the way. Gorgeous 📸 @christianewolfmindfulness from the Dharma talk a few weeks ago...If you’ve never been on a silent meditation retreat, I’m offering a non-residential retreat this weekend locally in Benedict Canyon, Nov 11 + 12th. Registration Link in bio . . . . . #mindfulnessmatters #bethechange #compassion #love #community #dharma #insightmeditation #meditationretreat #spiritrock #wellbeing #healing #lovingawareness
Day 3: It is probably not okay to sing "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead" while trying to do a lovingkindness-based recovery meditation. Begin again. Begin again. . . . #motherlandthememoir #mothersanddaughters #memoir #amwriting #writerslife #meditate #writersofinstagram #love #meditation #30daysofmeditation #lovingkindness #shambhala #insightmeditation #thisislife #onthecushion #noteasy #breatheinbreatheout #babysteps @lionsroarbuddhism
Fear lays waste to one's best reserves. It foments rot in my stores of grain, eats away at my timbers. • David Rakoff, Half-Empty . . Day 2: Damn you, cushion. Damn you for quieting my brain, forcing me to be still, keeping me from running away, making me listen, opening my heart, facing my fear as I write the book of my life. You surly bastard of the mornings. . . #love #writerslife #writersofinstagram #motherlandthememoir #mothersanddaughters #memoir #soulfood #amwriting #fear #dailyquotes #breatheinbreatheout #30daysofmeditation #meditation #shambhala #insightmeditation #onthecushion @lionsroarbuddhism @shambhala_publications @mindbodygreen @mndflmeditation
Honored to be footnoted in @bernieclark7528 ’s latest article on meditation and to be part of the larger conversation of what we are actually doing when we meditate. Learn more about my take on a Yin approach to meditation - link in bio. #everydaysublime #yinmeditation
So.. I've been on a mini Insta hiatus. I know. . . For reasons I don't totally understand, I've been going through a rather intense dark night phase of practice lately. . . It's totally normal, just a part of the flow and cycle of how things go. I've been feeling a bit disconnected lately. . . I worry that part of it is trying integrate the influence work with my continued insight practices. However, I also feel they are highly compatible so I'm not sure it that's it. . . I did have a bit of a breakthrough this morning though. I saw very clearly how I was standing in my own way. That if I really set my mind to it, I could will myself into a deeper meditation. . . But it didn't feel like effort to go deeper, if actually felt like the LACK of effort. Like an allowing. Like just opening a door and stepping into a deeper state. . . And I felt I could go deeper than I could in weeks, with a concious control over the process like I've never had. Like a lucid dream where I will myself to fly or grow roots or have a giant ice cream cone. I've never had this experience in meditation before where I could so clearly see myself getting in my own way of falling in deeper. . . But the most interesting part, was that even in those deeper states... I felt myself still withholding, still not allowing an even further deepening and settling in. Even at my most stretched out I felt there was still a further deepening to explore beyond my next boundary. Like Russian dolls of conciousness. . . Horizontal here is the roses and thorns of horizontal growth, while vertical is roses and thorns of vertical growth. The thing that stands out the most to me is the magician. That effort, that fine line between trying to control and orchestrate the process, and just allowing it. That maybe all this dark night stuff is all about trying to force control over something that just wants to be softly and gently allowed in.
#vipassana #vipassanameditation #satipatthana #zazen #zen #insightmeditation #buddhistmeditation #funny #ego #buddhism #buddha #theravada #meditation #meditationtime #meditationtools #meditationteacher #meditationretreat #vipassanaretreat #zenretreat #comics #comicstrip #cat #buddhistmonk #buddhistpsychology #humour #buddhisthumour #smile #kitties
💫 Silent meditation retreat with Leela Sarti Nov 11-12 💫 Come join us this coming weekend and go deeper into meditation. A day retreat in silence at Norrtullsgatan 20. #silence #retreat #meditation #insightmeditation #vipassana #yoga #mindfulness #yogaforalla #mayallbeingsbehappyandfree #atmajyotiyoga #atmajyoti ❤️
Love this book from the beginning. "Feel.... your wired and magnificent human life." "Moving into Meditation" by Anne Cushman, who was Yoga Journal's editor in chief for years and my monthly mentor. #booknerd #annecushman #mentorship #mindfulness #startwhereyouare #relax #justbe #yogaanywhere #movementasmeditation #insightmeditation #beherenow #embracelife #buddhism
You know what it’s like when you clean the windows on your car, or your house. You didn’t realize how dirty they were! Until you’re like, “damn, I couldn’t see shit!” It’s like that. Pick a window🖼🤔🙏
INSIGHT MEDITATION TO FOLLOW YOGA PRACTICE A new meditation on @insight 'You Are Absolutely Necessary For This Universe' For yogis - John leads a direct insight meditation to be used directly after asana practice to help consolidate your physical practice. Recorded live on the first @yacai_yoga retreat, this audio captures the wonderful energy of practicing together, however there are some background sounds and apologies for the rumble of the A/C. http://insig.ht/gm_17068 #johnsiddique #authenticliving #yogi #yogalife #yoga #bhakti #bhaktiyoga #asanapractice #insightmeditation #presence #sacredness #lovingawareness #awareness #meditationforyogis
M E D I T A T E 💫 Woke up feeling crappy today, this meditation saved the day and got me moving - from my favourite app @insight, check it out for thousands of free meditations 🙏 . . . . . . . #meditatedaily #healingmeditation #healyourself #guidedmeditation #recharge #reconnect #insighttimer #insightmeditation #mindfulliving #begoodtoyourself #consciousliving #mindbodyspirit #innerpeace #healingtools #selfhealing #innerguidance #melbournehealth
SLOW LIVING LIGHT: it's the little things. ... On my way to work, I often see a somewhat eccentric looking lady cycling along on a bike with a homemade trailer. She often holds up traffic and the trailer really seems to slow her down. At Christmas her trailer is decorated with tinsel and Christmas lights. ... The other day I saw her stopped on the cycling path, energetically sweeping with a broom and dustpan she must keep in the trailer. As I went past, she explained that she was sweeping up broken glass so that other cyclists wouldn't get flat tyres. I saw her again this morning doing the same thing. ... It struck me as so wonderful. She's doing something to help out other people, such an effort with the trailer and the equipment but she does it and probably receives no recognition. Such a little action and it has such a big effect. ... After yesterday's post, I feel so grateful for the support and kindness. A wobbly moment for me but it's made me realise that just talking in this tiny part of the internet is making a tiny difference, certainly in my life. It's such a wonderful thing to share and realise the 'me too' moments. So thank you to all that follow, like and comment on my posts, it really does mean a lot. ... Special thanks to my Instagram buddies who were so so supportive yesterday: @sallytangle @michellemathiasyoga @a_little_bit_iklektik @mamalovesbristol they all have lovely feeds and are doing wonderful things 😍
Six Week Mindfulness Series Nov 30 - Jan 4 | 6-7pm . Low Mood? Tense Body? Anxious Mind? . Struggling to keep up with the fast pace of the modern world? . Learn how to take control of your mind and gain energy back though an accessible, in-depth training in mindfulness. This series is a great way to get started with mindfulness training. . This multi-week course in mindfulness promotes stress reduction, health, self-awareness and well-being. This is a highly participatory, experiential and practical course includes: * Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices * Gentle stretching and mindful yoga * Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life * Group dialogue and small group exercises * Home assignments
Solo is an important aspect of going on wilderness retreat. It is the culmination of letting go. During solo we let go of technology, distractions, having to cary on conversation. It is a sort of death in a way. You are saying, "I will put everything in my life on pause, lay it down, in order to fully surrender to this moment." #soulo #solotraveler #insights #reflection #aloneinthewild #meditationretreat #wildernessquest #wildernessculture #outdoortherapy #adventurethebeyond #disconnecttoreconnect #insightmeditation #natureheals
SLOW LIVING LIGHT: uncertainty. I don't know about you but I hate being told what to do, it makes me bristle and usually want to do the opposite of what I'm being told. I've noticed that I've begun to do this in reaction to certain Instagram features, exhorting me to Live my Bliss or Be Mindful or whatever it may be. ... I started this account to explore the broad concept of Slow Living, to share experiences and to foster some sort of community in a world that seems to be going faster and faster. It was never designed to tell others how to slow down or what to do, rather offer an opportunity to reflect on what it could mean or look like in different lives. But I do wonder whether this lack of certainty is conducive to Likes on social media; would I be getting more likes if I had definitive advice or motivational phrases? ... Like everything in my life, I really don't know the answer to most of the questions I'm asking... all I know is that I don't feel remotely qualified to set myself up as an example or set out to offer advice or motivate other people to make the same choices as me. I feel like I'm just bumbling along, sharing my experiences in the hope that it may resonate with someone else. I derive a lot of comfort from finding other people's experiences similar to mine so I guess that's all I'm trying to do. ... I'm not sure what this rambling is for, maybe to convince myself that it's okay to be uncertain, to open up to that vulnerability of not knowing...? As always, if any of this resonates with you, I'd love to hear from you 😍
Mindfulness is not a renunciation of such trivialities. It is simply remembering to be aware of them. In that awareness, you will naturally begin to realize you are holding on to something without reason. Your grip will loosen, and things will fall on their own. Your only job is to be aware of these unguarded thoughts, these trivialities, these illusions you have hallucinated into reality. They are not real, they feel real, but they are not. They have no weight other than the weight you give them by allowing their unattended passage through your mind and eventually your spirit. When you become the watchmen of your self, your self is better for it, and eventually you begin to understand what exactly your self is and how much of it is wrapped up in nothing. Your only job is to be aware of it. You will then naturally clean house and make room for the world to enter, and all you have yet to see.
lovely, lovely book gifted by my lovely, lovely teacher, mentor, guardian, roommate and friend tom fantini. anyone who is interested in the life of ledi sayadaw and the spread of meditation amongst the laity- read this book, you will enjoy it thoroughly.
Знаете, я рекомендую только то, что сама попробовала, а не вычитала где-то там в журналах.. 😎 Знания и практики - аналогично: прошла, пропустила через себя, увидела реальный результат в жизни - мои изменения 🎯 колоссальны, спросите у тех, кто меня знал раньше) . И вот реализовпнным опытом я и делюсь! С удовольствием и от чистого 💕!! ' #insightmeditation #meditations #kundalini #love #chocolate #tasty #girls #beautifulgirls #yoga #yogateacher #nice #blogers #ekb #waiting
Lie back, relax, and experience a whole new type of bliss during a 1:1 Sound Bath. Using Crystal Alchemy Bowls and Tibetan Singing Bowls, I intuitively create a “horizontal concert” that bathes you in pure vibrations of sound. Without any effort on your part, you’ll find yourself in slipping into a deep state of meditation and relaxation as your tension and stress melts away. ✨ Based on ancient healing techniques, a Sound Bath works on a cellular level to recalibrate your mind, body, and spirit. In addition to relief from chronic pain and migraines, benefits of a Sound Bath include improved sleep, reduction of stress and anxiety, as well as a renewed sense of well-being, calm, and happiness. Working together 1:1 allows for a distraction-free session where I can customize the experience to serve your exact needs and place bowls on the body for more precise healing. A 1:1 Sound Bath is like a deep tissue massage for your body, mind and spirit! ✨ DM me to book a private 1:1 Sound Bath to experience this balance and bliss for yourself! ✨💗🙏🏼💗✨ #thecoppervessel
Join us at Sky Meadow Retreat starting this Sunday for a five day, six night silent meditation retreat! This retreat begins on Sunday, November 5th at 7:30 pm, and ends Saturday, November 11th at 11:00 am. The rest of the details are below. Register at email@example.com if interested! - - - #skymeadowretreatcenter #insightmeditation #meditation #retreat #lookinward #sit #breathe #stay #meditationasmedicine #milessherts #consciouscommunication #beyondperception #meditationspace #meditationretreat . . . . 🙏5 full days of sitting and walking meditation/ schedule dictated by bell ringing each day. 🙏Cold breakfast and hot vegetarian lunch provided. 🙏Private room/ suite/ cabin for each participant (w/ three shared bathrooms) 🙏Group circle check in on day one, check out on final day. 🙏Optional nightly talks by Miles Sherts (Sky Meadow creator, author of Beyond Perception, and Conscious Communication) and other teachers 🙏Limited to 10 people, $750 all inclusive 🙏www.skymeadowretreat.com. 🙏register at office@SkyMeadowRetreat.com
Back on the cushion 😃. Today I'm starting a six week course with the Insight Meditation Center. A nice refresher. Starting with 10 mins a day, stop, bum on cushion! There are weekly talks and lots of resources and questions for reflection. #meditation #mindfulness #insightmeditation #vipassana #insightmeditationcenter
This place makes my food taste better. Grateful for the clarity and wisdom that comes with my meditation practice and listening to teachers steeped in experience. Love @insightla. And thank you to Trudy for her beautiful dharma talk. #chef #chefslife #privatechef #yoga #meditation #spiritrock #jackcornfield #insight #insightmeditation #buddhism #mindfulness #vegan #yogi #ashtanga #manifest #supportwomen #powerfulwomen #trudygoodman
Obwohl wir schon seit drei Tagen in Malaysia bei unserer Gastfamilie sind, gibt es hier einen kurzen Rückblick nach Thailand 😉Wer sich fragt, was genau ich eine Woche im Waldkloster gemacht habe, und wer etwas über Buddhismus und Meditation erfahren möchte, der wird auf dem Blog fündig (💻goofytravel.de) 🙏🏻. Wem ein Video von der traumhaften Natur im Norden Thailands lieber ist, der guckt auf Youtube 📺(auch goofytravel). Morgen gibt's dann das erste Bild aus Malaysia 😋 #weltreise #weltreisezuzweit #thailand #pai #maehongson #maehongsonloop #backpacking #travel #vipassana #meditation #achtsamkeit #buddhismus #waldkloster #watpatamwua #forestmonastery #nature #video #youtube #insightmeditation #reisen
We put up walls, box ourselves in our own minds, to prevent some wrong from entering again. But everything that is right is also blocked. Being open and accepting, in any and all feelings, will allow you to develop this skill; to explore and move among them with more ease.
Still it is hard to find actual words to describe all of the beneficial effects that those 10 days of meditation had in me... Yet it is also nice to be back in the "real world". Mostly I love how now I feel like I can actually slow down and go about my vacation without thinking a lot or stressing about my further plans on this journey in South East Asia. I am grateful that this little center on the Doi Suthep Mountain exists and repeatedly welcomes people from all over the world to teach them about mindfulness in such an intense and helpful way 🙏😌❤️ #mindfulness #vipassana #retreat #meditationalretreat #insight #buddhism #mindfulliving #selfreflection #peace #peaceful #happymind #doisuthep #doisutheptemple #doisuthepmountain #meditation #insightmeditation #powerofnow #now #mindfuljourney
One ceremonial evening I asked the stars, the moon, the void, this simple, life changing question. An answer was immediately returned to me; to see the power in others. Name yours 👇 Even if just a guess..
Last morning back in my other home in Northern California assistant teaching for @jackkornfield’s fall insight retreat @spirit_rock ...so happy to have had so much time with Dharma friends new and old. Returning to LA inspired to begin my last class sessions for 2017 @insightla. Upcoming: New Buddha’s Path Class Series Tuesday Evenings, starting Nov 7th: The Heart of the Dharma: Wise Intention 7:15 - 9:15pm. Wednesday mornings starting Nov 8th Daytime Basics of Mindfulness 10:00 - 11:45am. Non Residential Weekend Retreat: The Heart of Gratitude Nov 11th+ 12th Benedict Canyon. #justsit . . . . . #spiritrock #insightmeditation #lovingawareness #meditate #retreat #silentretreat #wellbeing #metta #mindfulness #thisismindfulnessnow
Annie Nugent speaks TONIGHT following an open sitting at 7:00pm. . Her teaching “aims to reveal how our lives are opportunities to develop a clear understanding of the Truth.” . #annienugent #buddha #buddhaquotes #buddhaquote #buddhism #dharma #dharmatalk #eastworks #insightmeditation #insights #inspiration #meditation #mindful #mindfulness #opensitting #onlinesangha #pioneervalley #peace #peaceful #quiet #refuge #sangha #silence #silent #truth #vipassana #virtualsangha #westernma #westernmass
📵 Offline and on retreat until December 🤐 - I'm a few hours away from a 6-week meditation retreat without phone or internet access. Since I also rarely check my IG messages, it's always better that you email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). I resurface from retreat in December, after which I'll be slooooooooowly responding to emails. - If you like to plan in advance, you can plan on practicing with me at the following times upon my return: • Wed. Dec. 6 7:30-8:30 PM Meditation at @naadayoga (by donation) • Thurs. Dec. 7 7:30-9 PM Meditation for #truenorthinsight in Griffintown (by donation) • Sun. Dec. 10 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM Mediation Day of Silence at @naadayoga ($75) • Fri. Dec. 29 - Mon. Jan. 1 Rituals for Renewal Retreat with @andrewbathory (prices start at $395, info: dawnmauricio.com/retreat) - December yoga classes can be seen here: dawnmauricio.com/#schedule - If you prefer not to wait, visit dawnmauricio.com/meditation for a list of ways we can practice together virtually. - Sorry (not sorry) for the inconvenience. Thanks for bearing with me!
Watching for the signs || The important things sometimes come together at just the right time. Seen yesterday during an afternoon walk in #westsussex . We spent a day in meditative silence: no words, no books, no phones, no computers. Just being. So freeing to slow down and watch rainbows appearing through sun and cloud ☁️ 🌈 . #mindfulness #sati #sacred #meditation #silence #vipassana #insightmoments #insightmeditation #rainbow #shhhh #slowdown #slowlife
Mindful Everyday Perfect 10 - Meditation is far from perfect in terms of what we imagine it will be, however, what we sit with is perfectly imperfect as it is. Today, practice the Perfect 10 by counting your breaths as a means of holding your attention in this exact moment, in this breath. Find a seat and soften into the roots of your position. Take a moment to notice the overall feeling tone of your body, energy, breath, mood and thoughts. Then turn your awareness to the natural breath - the inhales, the exhales and the turns of the breath from in to out and out to in. Once that becomes familiar, start to count the breath: Inhaling 1, Exhaling 1, Inhaling 2, Exhaling 2…etc. Simple. Yes, but…in the four parts of the breath there are flashes of thoughts and feelings and things that tickle your senses and you will be tempted to bring those things into your awareness. So…when you get snagged by thoughts, begin again and again and again. Keep the resolve to stay present. Don’t wage war on this meditation. Simply give time and attention to this exercise. Leave judgement and loathing out of this. If this were easy, it would be called Perfect 100. Do what you can and know that every moment that you are present is time invested in bulding up your abilty to focus and be present at will. Happy Mindfulness! #Perfect10meditation #counttoten #focus #presence #meditation #mindfulness #mindfuleveryday #GSO #inquirewithin #mindbodyfitnessyoga #insightmeditation
Art of living is to be Awake and Awareness in the every present moments. ตื่นรู้ และรู้สึกตัว เท่ากับมีสติในปัจจุบันขณะ คือศิลปแห่งการดำรงชีวิต #missile #welovemissile #missilebangkok #missileoriginal #awakeandawareness #ring #insightmeditation #blackeyelens #blackeyemacro #92 .5 #sterlingsilverjewellery
When we immerse into the now, we realize our infinite selves and feel the oneness of all things. We shed the illusion of separation and the feeling of oneness makes us want to better ourselves and the world. So we stole time back to be free and remind the world of infinity. #timebanditlilly #mastery #innerguidesquad #meditation #insightmeditation #art #leaders #buddha #relax #intuition #heartchakra #thirdeye #allignment #homeostasis #cool #calm #collected #catalystcouncel #yogiclife #sacredlife #kabbalah
“Three Unchanging Things”, new today on The Art of Turning Toward ~ What do you do with an anxious mind? You bring it to an open field of silence and let it breathe ~ Link in bio👆Thanks for visiting! . #processpainting #processarts #creativefreedom #creativity #creativepractice #intuitivepainting #meditation #mindfulness #insightmeditation #selfdiscovery #intuition #artheals #therapeuticart #theartofturningtoward
SLOW LIVING LIGHT: another birthday, another cake, this one a chocolate sponge filled with skittles. No frosting to cover my mistakes. Could be a metaphor for my life... ... After four birthday cakes in three weeks, I've reached my sugar limit. Now time to go sugar free to re-establish some balance. After eight years of sugar free experiments I realise that it's more like a pendulum swinging rather than a straight line. I don't want to stick to a purely sugar free regime all the time, I used to think this was the only way and if I 'slipped' and had some sugar then somehow I had failed. Not the most helpful attitude and definitely not kind to myself. ... But for now, some time off from the sugar overload to realign and then to see what happens. So, yes, a definite change for myself and more in alignment with the Buddhist principle of 'the middle path', not too much and not too little. So much kinder. ... Have you experimented with going sugar free? I'd love to hear your experiences... or is sugar free not even an option? Again, I'd love to hear from you... 😍
"Everybody needs to take some time, in some way, to quiet themselves and really listen to their heart." ~ Jack Kornfield . . Dieses Wochenende widme ich yintensiven Vorbereitungen. ;-) In den nächsten 3 Wochen übernehme ich die meisten der #Yin Klassen bei yogafürdich in #Friedrichshain und mitte November steht mein erster #workshop zum Thema #slowdown an. Daher liege ich heute und morgen zum Testen meistens als #butterfly #swan oder#viparitakarani auf meinem Wohnzimmerboden rum. :-) Hier alle Yin-Termine in der Übersicht: 25. Oktober: 9 -10h bei yfd 26.Oktober: 16.30 - 17.30 bei yfd 1. November: 9 - 10h bei yfd 2. November: 16.30 bei yfd 8. November: 9 - 10h bei yfd 12. November: 11.30 - 14h Slow Down Workshop (#InsightMeditation , Yin Yoga und #YogaNidra ) in der Kungerkiezinitiative 15. November: 9 - 10 bei yfd Bei Interesse an dem Workshop meldet euch gerne. . . . . . . #yogajourney #yogaeverydamnday #yogaberlin #yogalehrer #instayoga #yinyoga #balance #meditation #jackkornfield #yogaphotography #yogisofinstagram #feedup #namaste
Best of any song is a bird song in the quiet But first you must have the quiet. 🦋 Wendell Berry Meditation immersion begins today, location: @sageyogaboise . . . . #idahodoherty #joy #easeofbeing #sageyogis #natureistheportal #meditation #immersion #insightmeditation #wisdom #seeingclearly #presence #senseofplace #journey #purpose #awakening #wendellberry
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In tonight’s meditation class I had Elevation in the diffuser. Just love this Joyful Blend! #elevation #doterraelevation #essentialoils #doterra #doterralife #doterraoils #doterraessentialoils #doterralove #meditate #meditation #peace #insight #insightmeditation #joyful #be #tranquilmeditation #tranquil_meditation @tranquil_meditation @doterraau @doterrascience