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4 Factors for a Sustainable Meditation Practice
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4 Factors for a Sustainable Meditation Practice

Watch this excerpt from Session 3: Building the Habits That Nourish You of my self-study course Mindful Resilience. The full course includes meditations and exercises for each of the five sessions. Transcript: This month, we’ve been talking about mindful resilience and ways that we can be resilient, using mindfulness. And one of the ways that...

Your Body on Nonstop Stress
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Your Body on Nonstop Stress

In a Yoga Journal article I read not too long ago, the author outlined ideas on stress and the body, including how it affects our energy levels. Most experts agree that the adrenals play a pivotal role in maintaining everyday energy levels. Cortisol is your main stress hormone. In healthy individuals, cortisol runs on a...

Sunday Peace Meditation Circle
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Sunday Peace Meditation Circle

In support of the attendance to our Global Healing Response Meditation for Ukraine and Russia held Sunday, February 27, our Peace Meditation Circle is revived. The Peace Meditation Circle will be held on Sundays at 11:00 am Central Time. In this session, our focus is on world peace. We start with cultivating peace within ourselves...

6 Tips for Starting (or Restarting) a Meditation Practice
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6 Tips for Starting (or Restarting) a Meditation Practice

Perhaps this new year you made an intention to start or restart a meditation practice. Kudos to you for taking a step toward less stress and more calm! In this post, we’ll look at several factors in starting or restarting a meditation practice: Understand Your “Why” How to Start Small Scheduling Your Meditation Choosing a...

Winter Solstice 2021 Sound Bath
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Winter Solstice 2021 Sound Bath

Thank you for your donation to support Peaceful Wellness so we can provide this Sound Bath and other donation-based classes. What is offered is in the tradition known as dana (pronounced “dah-na”), a Pali word meaning generosity. Dating back to the time of the Buddha, there has existed an interdependence between those who offer the...

What is a Sangha?
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What is a Sangha?

This is a community of friends practicing together in order to bring about and to maintain awareness. The essence of a sangha is awareness, understanding, acceptance, harmony and love. It’s a community that holds us up, that supports our journey, and reflects truth to one another. This community supports the individual and the collective. Learn...

Restorative Yoga Prop Substitutions
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Restorative Yoga Prop Substitutions

If you don’t have yoga props, you can use the following: Home practice prop hacks• Bolster: Roll thick towels or blankets tightly together, or use a large folded-up pillow.• Strap: Use a belt, towel, exercise band, or jump rope.• Eye pillow: Try a clean sock! Put lavender tea bags inside of it for a calming...

Quiet the Mind
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Quiet the Mind

If your brain had a volume dial, what notch would it be at right now? 2? 5? 9? The level of “noise” in your head greatly affects your ability to both work and relax effectively. Practitioners of Eastern disciplines such as martial arts or yoga know the clarity, strength, and power can only come from...