Meditation

From Pranayama to Pratyahara

Pratyahara, one of the eight limbs of Patanjali’s yoga, is an integral part of meditation. Pratyahara is a withdrawal of the senses from the outside world and is the start of the process of going within. Once this phase has been mastered one is ready to enter the next phases of Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and eventually winding up in… Read more →

The art of doing nothing

When was the last time you did absolutely nothing?  That’s no tv, no internet, no reading, no talking on the phone, no socializing, no working, nothing! Chances are you are trying very hard to recall the last time you really did nothing. If you have tried to meditate and have found that you can’t sit still or that you can’t clear… Read more →

Can you meditate?

Can you meditate? I sometimes hear people make the following statement: ‘I can’t meditate…’ usually followed by one of the many reasons why they believe it’s not possible, such as: ‘I don’t have time,’ ‘I can’t sit still,’ or ‘my mind is too busy.’ Often we create our own barriers to meditating and part of the issue is that we don’t realize… Read more →

Bedtime meditation

Are you unable to fall sleep easily at night? Are you often finding it difficult to wake up in the morning? Chances are you answered ‘yes’ to at least one of these questions. In today’s ‘busyness’ culture we are experiencing information overload and are confronted daily with countless tasks on our to-do lists both in our professional and personal lives. If you haven’t… Read more →

Reiki

I have been practicing Reiki since I received my first initiation in India in 2011. I returned in 2012 to complete the master level of certification. The attunements were incredibly powerful and transformative experiences. Now I find it rewarding to give Reiki and very meditative to practice on myself. Each session teaches me something new. Reiki is a healing technique where the… Read more →

Reiki Mantra

Just for today, I will let go of anger.  Just for today, I will let go of worry. Today, I will count my many blessings. Today, I will do my work honestly. Today, I will be kind to every living creature. Please follow and like us: Read more →

What’s Your Style?

What style of yoga do you teach? What style of yoga do you practice? I often get asked these questions. When I say that I teach ‘Akhanda’ style of yoga, if I get a perplexed look or a ‘what?’ I will explain briefly that it draws from Hatha and Akhanda is the name my teacher (Yogi Vishvketu) has given to this… Read more →

The wisdom of trees

Meditation is available to anyone and it’s much more than sitting quietly in lotus pose on the yoga mat. We can start to remove barriers created in our minds about meditation by getting creative and finding alternative ways to reconnect with ourselves to find internal peace. For some that might be watching the sunset or listening to the sound of… Read more →