ॐ MEDITATION GUIDELINES ॐ
Step 1 Meditation: Become aware of the contact of your sit bones with whatever surface they are touching. Notice whether your pelvis is easily upright, or rolled under, or arched with the top tipped forward. Allow any tension around ... Read More
NeuroScience & the Brains of Trained Meditators & Mindfulness Practitioners:
A plethora of neuroscience research demonstrates significant and consistent positive changes in the brains of individuals practicing meditation styles from Buddhist meditation to more secular mindfulness based stress reduction techniques.
Science demonstrates 1) you can ... Read More
Good Science & Good Practice:
Let us first understand something about breathing ॐ. Breathing keeps us alive, but we rarely appreciate it, and the majority of people are not even consciously aware of their breathing. We are breathing continuously from the moment ... Read More
30 days ago, I decided that I was going to complete 30 Bikram Yoga classes in 30 days. I attended my final class today, and am feeling pretty proud of this accomplishment. Full disclaimer: this is not going to be ... Read More
I think that some people hear the word meditation and what they hear is “New Agey Psychobabble”. I did too. For a long time.
Then Science started speaking up. Persistent and innumerable anecdotal claims about meditation’s effectiveness forced researchers to take a closer look. The results are in. Meditation, and especially mindfulness ... Read More
Many studies support the positive impact the practice of gratitude has on mental health. I’ve made a short video of a fun gratitude exercise to improve your sleep, mood, and mindfulness. Enjoy!
Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D. is a leading researcher in gratitude. In multiple studies, he has confirmed that ... Read More
Does my insurance cover this?
Whether I meet a client online or in my office, this is one of the first questions clients ask me, usually after "are you licensed?" The answer is the same, and that is “I am not sure, but I know ... Read More