Interbeing, Mindfulness, New Paradigm in Practice

5 Dynamic Meditations for Busy People

Do you have trouble sitting still sometimes? Modern life is super busy with a seemingly endless list of tasks, commitments, priorities, and responsibilities. The breakneck speed of technological development and the rushed pace of urban life create the perfect storm. In summation, many of us are currently more productive—and more stressed out—than ever. The human mind entertains… Continue reading 5 Dynamic Meditations for Busy People

The New Story

Lunation

Full moon intensity anxiety fulfillment Journey coming to an end Except there is no journey and no end Bubble baths pampering appreciation Playgrounds across North America Slides swings metal plastic then and now Leaves falling trees standing swaying Interpreting swirls in pumpkin chai lattes Bundling up stripping down East west north south above below Center… Continue reading Lunation

Communicating

Hearing & Listening (with Ashton Thébault)

What does listening mean to you? Is listening different than hearing?  Listening goes beyond hearing, to paying attention to a message and then noticing what is evoked in you. Listening is more than an auditory experience; it is an emotional experience, feeling the emotions go through you. What role does listening play in your music? Or in music in general?  My… Continue reading Hearing & Listening (with Ashton Thébault)

Communicating

Meditation on Sound

Sounds happen in the present moment, always. One of the simplest, ever-present anchors we can use in formal or informal meditation practice is sound. Start with nearby sounds: your breath softly (or not-so-softly) entering and exiting your nose or mouth, the sounds in the room, the sounds of any voices or music nearby. Move to… Continue reading Meditation on Sound

The New Story

From Objects to Subjects

What if students were the subjects and subjects were merely the objects? What if Art and Music were core classes instead of electives? What is Sex Ed. included discussions about intimacy and emotionally safe sex? What if P.E. was more than physical and taught mindbody awareness and cooperation over competition? What if Math equated to… Continue reading From Objects to Subjects

chakras, Hatha Yoga Practice

Rock Your Root Chakra (Yoga Playlist)

This playlist will rock your root chakra! Please share your favorite root chakra song in a comment, if so inspired. 1. Ganesh is Fresh by MC Yogi According to the Vedic texts of ancient Hinduism, Ganesh the Elephant God is the ruler of muladhara ("root") chakra. This fabulous tune for an upbeat yoga practice tells… Continue reading Rock Your Root Chakra (Yoga Playlist)