At one point or another, nearly everyone I work with mentions the challenges of mindful eating. From busy schedules and on-the-go "meals" to technological distractions to the awkwardness of eating with others as we seemingly take five minutes for each bite, eating mindfully can be a difficult practice. And yet, it is one that most people who are interested in meditation, yoga—any form of holistic heath and body awareness—want to develop.
Around the world people have written stories about fantastical beings and happenings that have amazed and inspired us for thousands of years. The ancient myths from Egypt, Greece, India and indigenous cultures across the globe tell the stories of gods, goddesses, angels, archangels, fairies, spirit guides and star beings who lived fantastical lives. These stories about unseen magic hold within them the ancient archetypes which we experience in our life's journey, opening us up to perceiving more of the magic already around us everyday.
Rituals are actions steeped in life purpose and passion. They are ceremonies big and small that reminds us of a larger reality; they invoke a visceral understanding of universal paradigms like unity, connectivity, reverence and awe. In this way, rituals are our lifeline to the divine.
Being mindful of your own universal make-up, or how the Elements are scattered about in your unique being (your Prakruti, as we say in Ayurveda) is like a magic wand for successful dating.
Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word that translates to “the science of life,” originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. It's a practice that believes everything in the universe is connected and that health is achieved by understanding our uniqueness while staying in alignment with the rhythm of the nature.
There are a few simple things we can all do to apply this wisdom to our daily lives. The beauty of Ayurveda is that the small tweaks make a big difference. It's not about doing everything at once rather trying a few things over time.
Like courage, optimism and mindful presence can be cultivated, so too can our connection to intuition.Here are 10 ways to turn up the volume on that trustworthy inner voice...
If you've looked into meditation within the past five or six years, you've likely noticed that there appear to be many types with differing instructions, focus, posture, etc. I, too, have observed this and have been approached by an increasing number of people wanting to know how to choose what's best for them. So what's the deal?