Mindful Movement

Yoga, exercise, mind-body well-being.

Gratitude Challenge – Day Sixteen: Willpower

Gratitude Challenge – Day Sixteen: Willpower

Today I am grateful for willpower – that tiny burst of energy that made me get off my bed and go for a short run, that tiny spark that led me to go to the local co-op to buy ingredients for avocado soup, as opposed to eating a bag of…

Gratitude Challenge – Day Twelve – music

Today I am thankful for good music, and the chance happening of hearing a certain song that lifts your spirit and changes your day.  Thank you providence!   What song makes you feel grateful and lifts your spirit? We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!

Ten Essential Yoga Poses

Got ten minutes? Try these basic yoga movements to help center yourself and feel mindful today. Thanks to Karen Fabian of bare bones yoga for share her yoga expertise with us. After completing the yoga, try sitting in silence for ten minutes.  Contact us at mindful hub.  Let us know…

Mindfulness During a Marathon

Mindfulness During a Marathon

On October 16, 2011, I ran my second marathon. The BayState Marathon is in Lowell, MA and, as it’s within an hour of my home, it’s a perfect one to run. I can drive up, run and then be home and showered afterwards with no need for plane travel or…

Mindfulness, Yoga, and Modern Medicine

Mindfulness, Yoga, and Modern Medicine

By contributing writer, Karen Fabian, Certified Baptiste Yoga teacher, founder, www.barebonesyoga.com. I was recently at a yoga training and the teacher asked for feedback on how a regular yoga practice has effected our lives. A woman shared how she was diagnosed with a severe case of Lupus and had to…

Treating Depression with Yoga

Treating Depression with Yoga

While yoga’s tremendous popularity in our culture largely focuses on the physical postures, there is a smaller group of practitioners focusing on the emotional and behavioral benefits of yoga.  A growing body of scientific evidence confirms that yoga can improve your mood, patterns of behavior, even job performance.  Amy Wientraub,…

The Science and Art of Yoga Nidra

The Science and Art of Yoga Nidra

The science behind yoga nidra is backed by the U.S. military. The art of yoga nidra makes it much more than your average body scan Listening to Jennifer Reis lead a yoga class ending with yoga nidra is like taking a mini Caribbean vacation.   Yoga nidra (which means “yogic…

Using Yin Yoga to Cultivate Mindfulness

There are times when sitting still for a session of mindfulness meditation seems like an impossible feat because of the physical tension stored in the body.   At these times a series of gentle and steady yoga postures can discharge physical and mental stress and prepare the body for meditation….