These techniques have been carefully selected to help you establish a strong foundation in your meditation practice.
Quick – point to your adrenal glands.
Did you point to either side of your abdomen, right under your rib cage?
If not, we’ve got bad news: You have no idea where your adrenals are. And you might not know how important they are, either.
It’s the holistic anthem: “have you tried yoga?”
Every three minutes, people with chronic mental disorders, stressful jobs, busy families, and physical constraints are advised by yogis that stretching it out can change their entire outlook — spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally.
That statistic isn’t real, but it sounds likely, doesn’t it?
Now, yoga cannot solve everything.
But the insistent cries of yoga-believers aren’t unfounded.
The battle has long raged between larks and night owls — who is healthier, wealthier, and wiser? Who has more fun? Who gets more done?
Despite myriad studies and tons of scientific insights, the answer seems clear: merits are spread and divided across the two and only personal preference makes one better than the other.
Some studies show night owls outperforming morning larks in intelligence tests.
Others seem to confirm that night owls are more susceptible to developing rotten habits, like smoking and drinking.
Being grateful can be really difficult.
In light of a world where the cost of living has risen disproportionately to wage increases, basic healthcare coverage is just a hope for even the middle classes, and the news offers a deluge of depressing and isolating stories…
Remembering to be happy for what you have must be a deliberate effort.
And the marketing machine of the capitalist West drives this message home everywhere it can: what you have is not enough. What you are is not enough. What you need is to get more.
So this was going to be your year — the year you stop missing the Farmer’s Market by sleeping in on Sundays, the year you were going to stop paying $1.50 extra for organic food at the grocery store, the year you weren’t going to live on frozen veggies.
If you’re like lots of urban dreamers, you may have missed the mark this spring. But urban gardens are definitely still within reach — in fact, they’re trending.