The one thing that is with us every moment we are alive is our Mind. Whether it is conscious or unconscious we have thoughts and programs always running while we are awake and while we are sleeping. We are aware of some and unaware of most of those thoughts, though we do have the ability to watch how we are thinking.
A meditation from the Buddist Mindfulness of Breath cannon, judging breath, is a great mindfulness activity. This engages the ever-present discriminating Mind with a simple exercise of judging your breath.
From our Buddhist friends here is another recipe for a Meditation you can play for years and years.
This is an old meditative technique. It is relaxing and helps to bridge the gap from your meditative sessions so that you can bring your seated meditative techniques out into the world of your normal waking states.
I am Calm… I am Relaxed…. Meditation Learning to relax is an amazing skill to cultivate. Study after study shows if you have the ability to relax then you can […]
Starting on Tueday mornings on March 3rd from 6:30 am -7:20 am I will be teaching a seated meditation and mindfulness class at Practice Works. We will be doing several […]
Qigong has several attributes used in different combination movement, breath and imagination and the magic ingredient a sense of play. The same way your mouth will water if someone starts taking about eating a juicy lemon you imagination has real affects over your body mind.
Then place the avocados in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Toast the bread and butter. When you plate the avocado, salt and pepper to taste, and place a little okra and chow chow on each plate. Serves two.
At first glance it may feel like throwing a thimble full of water on a forest fire. But listen, A habit of connecting with your deepest well of healing, many times throughout the day yields great intensity over time. Doing a 30 second Qigong routine 5-10 or more times a day will increase you resiliency, increase your patience
This Meditation should be a staple in your meditation routine. It helps to build the muscle of attention and it clarifies your thinking.
As Jack Black asked in Nacho Libre "would you like to come over for some Toast?" Well this is a bit more fancy than that! The key here is good ingredients, that is always the way to start if you want good food. Then you try and do very little to the ingredients so that the food retains all of its nourishing effects. This is a easy recipe and with the roasted tomato and the roasted garlic it has a lot of taste. I love Garlic so whole bits of roasted garlic are perfect for me, however if you are not trying to get rid of vampires you can use less of the roasted Garlic.
For 30 years I have been wanting to teach Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation on a regular basis. TaoMatrix will be a company that serves a special niche in the […]
Finding Your Meditative seat is the practice and application of seated meditation. Though the Mudra, or hand posture, can change this is the basic recipe for getting into a seated meditation routine. Holding the posture and keeping a light tension across the posture mirrors itself in how you should be holding your mind and the activity of the meditation.
This is one of my favorite Buddha bowls. Lots of good healthy ingredients, relatively easy to make and it tastes great!