Mindful Movement

Yoga, exercise, mind-body well-being.

Quick Holiday Yoga

Quick Holiday Yoga

Check out this nine-minute mindful yoga routine that you can practice every day during the holiday season.  It will keep your heart open, your mind flexible and will help you face whatever holiday surprises you encounter in a thoughtful way.  Thanks to Karen Fabian from bare bones yoga for creating this…

Mindfulness can Enhance Athletic Performance

Mindfulness can Enhance Athletic Performance

Athletes not only have to train their bodies, but also their brains to achieve peek performance.  Professional athletes are always looking for ways to create a state of “mind over muscle” in competition.  Recent studies have shown that mindfulness practices can help athletes improve their sports performance by increasing focus…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 34 ~ Let go the habits that are holding you back

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 34 ~ Let go the habits that are holding you back

We all have them, habits that get in our way of reaching our full potential.  At it’s heart, mindfulness is about changing habits  –  habits of the mind that feed into unskillful action. In our mindfulness practice we work with unproductive, habitual thoughts – for this is the start of any…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 19 ~ A little bit of yoga, a big letting go

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 19 ~ A little bit of yoga, a big letting go

Welcome to day two of our letting go weekend retreat.  I hope you allowed yourself to let go of your regular weekend routine yesterday, even just a little, and took some time to use Karen’s letting go yoga suggestions.  If you missed yesterday, no problem!  It’s not too late to…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 18 ~ A weekend of letting go yoga

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 18 ~ A weekend of letting go yoga

If you have been joining us on the 40 Days of Letting Go journey you have probably noticed that “letting go” happens on many levels, including mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical.  The letting go process may bring up a lot of buried emotions, and take a lot mental energy as we work…

Quick Holiday Yoga

Check out this nine-minute mindful yoga routine that you can practice every day during the holiday season.  It will keep your heart open, your mind flexible and will help you face whatever holiday surprises you encounter in a thoughtful way.  Thanks to Karen Fabian from bare bones yoga for creating this…

On Marketing Mindfulness

On Marketing Mindfulness

We interrupt this themed blog series for important commentary!  I just finished reading an article from Tricycle.com entitled From Monastery to Marketplace in which the author (who himself is promoting a book about Buddhist Meditation and American Culture) is quite disparaging about lay people teaching, promoting and “selling mindfulness.”  While I…

Mindful Breathing Demonstration

Watch this short video with Karen Fabian of bare bones yoga.  These breathing exercises will make you feel instantly calmer, and they’re great to practice before a formal meditation session, or in a pinch if you are feeling agitated.  (NOTE:  Click on ‘playlist’ at the bottom of the video, scroll…