breath

“A four-second pause—the time it takes to take one breath in, one breath out—can be powerful enough to subvert a poor decision and replace it with a smarter one.” —Peter Bregman

This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged...

What: Perhaps the most widely recognized type of meditation, breathing meditation utilizes your breath as the object of concentration.

Types: Various types of breathing meditation are practiced in Buddhism...

Yoga is simple. It only takes a little attention, a little practice every day, and soon we realize we have developed a regular practice. We meditate for ten or fifteen minutes every morning; we do a regular asana practice. We use the breathing...

The particular challenge we have in this era of human evolution is the incredible fast pace and 24/7/365 constancy with which new information and energy becomes available to us, and the incredible speed it is transmitted and...

It’s 8:55 a.m. and the subway from Brooklyn into Manhattan is paused on the bridge. I’m late for yoga class, a not so unfamiliar feeling, but this morning I don’t want to be late.

I’m attending class with a teacher I’ve “known” for years,...

In 2006, Rodney and I had the privilege of taking a few classes with B.K.S. Iyengar. When it came time for headstand, I informed the yoga master that I didn’t do...

Thich Nhat Hanh says, "Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity." 

Studies have shown that breathing techniques can also boost your health by helping to ...

We live in a culture of stress and overwhelm. Most people are juggling work, friends, family, health, travel, and that's if all is well. 

Here's a pretty typical scene:

“It’s just after 10 a.m. on a Tuesday and I am racing down...

You probably don’t talk up your own awesomeness on a regular basis—if ever. Most of us, especially women, have been taught to see anything more than “quiet” confidence as boasting. In many cases the brighter we shine, the more negative reactions...

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