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Relax After Playing Tennis

The title of the video is “Relax After Playing Badminton [Yoga with Briohny] Arm Balance Poses.” What should you do if you are a tennis player (like me)? The video information states, As yoga combines several techniques used for stress reduction, it can be said to provide the combined benefits of breathing exercises, stretching exercises, […]

The Zen Teachings of Bagger Vance

A few nights ago, we re-watched The Legend of Bagger Vance in which Rannulph Junuh, played by Matt Damon learns the Zen teachings of Bagger Vance, played by Will Smith. Junuh is in a golf tournament with two top players in Savannah, Georgia and has fallen 12 stokes behind. Bagger Vance gives Junuh the following […]

The Rhythms of Life

According to Martha Beck, the rhythms of life can be described in two phases, “rest” and “play.” However, we often find ourselves unable to either rest well or play to our hearts’ content. This is because we spend a lot of our work time neither resting nor playing! We don’t enjoy our work, yet, when […]

Guided Meditation to Relieve Anxiety and Depression

This guided meditation to relieve anxiety and depression is narrated by Michael Sealey. These are the types of tracks I listen to in the afternoon after a strenuous workout playing tennis for about an hour and a half or more. Michael’s voice is very soothing and he makes it easy to help you relax and […]

How to Tap into Your Inner Pilot Light

If you have been following Lissa Rankin, MD and know how to tap into your inner pilot light, you can skip this article. It is based on an email I received from her last Thursday which contained 30 suggestions on how to tap into your inner pilot light. I’m just going to list them here […]

More on the Teaching of Impermanence

These words of wisdom from Sam Harris gives us more on the teaching of impermanence. It has to do with how the mind flits from one thing to another in a meditation session – some what like a video game! “Having spent years observing my mind in meditation, I find such sudden transitions from happiness […]

Mindfulness Reconnects Us With Our Center

These words of wisdom from George Mumford teach us how mindfulness reconnects us with our center and the space between stimulus and response. His work with athletes is quite well known. “Think about the eye of a hurricane, or the calm still center in the middle of a cyclone. No matter how intense the storm […]

Treat Meditation Like Music You Can Dance To

These words of wisdom from the great Alan Watts teach us to treat meditation like music you can dance to. Almost all of us like music and, if you are like me, you love to dance. We could say that meditation doesn’t have a reason or doesn’t have a purpose. In this respect it’s unlike […]

One Thing You Can Do About Mindful Consumption

Here is one thing you can do about mindful consumption: turn off your TV:)! Mindful consumption is the subject of the Fifth of the Five Mindfulness Trainings. It reads, Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful consumption, I am committed to cultivate good health, both physical and mental, for myself, my family, and my society by […]

A Purification by Wendell Berry

This poem, A Purification by Wendell Berry, was posted on the Order of Interbeing Yahoo group recently by a friend of mine. I was touched by its spirit of spring and beginning anew. As you may know spring is a very important time for me and each year I celebrate the vernal equinox. My celebrations […]