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  • V-Shaped Cushion for Sitting Support

    Most people learn pretty quickly that comfort is crucial when you practice sitting meditation. Maintaining your natural spinal curves in meditation is the key to ease in sitting. The key, even if your hips are very flexible, is making sure your pelvis is higher than your ankles.

    You can accomplish your perfect sitting position in many ways—by sitting on a Zafu, a Zen Pillow, Meditation Bench or a V-Shaped Meditation Cushion. Depending on the structure of your hip joints—which is unique to all of us—the V-Shaped Cushion may be a great, supportive choice for your sitting practice.

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  • Mindful Skills for Law Enforcement

    Recently I had a wonderful opportunity to work with new police recruits. Self-care and resiliency skills are imperative in our world. What better way to serve than to teach yoga, breathing and meditation skills to law enforcement officers? I don’t pretend that it’s THE answer to what has been happening in the United States, yet I do believe that it’s a beginning.

    I think of the adrenaline that flows when we feel our life is threatened, that fight-or-flight reaction that has helped humans survive. This happens on a regular basis for law enforcement officers who walk the beat, the...

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  • Mindful Eating, a Habit to Savor

    On every silent Insight Meditation retreat I’ve attended—at The Last Resort in Southern Utah, or at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California—meals have always been always been the most reliable source of daily pleasure. This is partially due to the expertise and caring of the people who plan and prepare the meals, which are always wholesome, flavorful and prepared with love.

    Another reason retreat food brings such pleasure is that it’s not up to me to plan the menu, buy and assemble the ingredients, and prepare the food. I love to cook, but I also love to be...

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  • How Mindfulness Can Help Your New Year Resolutions Stick

    Mindfulness for a New Year
    I want to say at the outset that I’ve never been big on New Year’s resolutions. It’s not that resolving to change old habits and develop new ones is not a worthy endeavor. It is, and I think it’s the most important work of our lives. It’s just that doing it simply because it happens to be the beginning of a new year seems a bit forced to me. I get the logic: new year=clean slate. But just because the calendar has turned over doesn’t mean we’re necessarily ready to change along with it.

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  • 4 Ways to Cultivate a Meditation Practice

    4 Tips for Committing to Meditation Practice
    Meditation ain’t easy. It’s arguable that it’s a whole lot harder than yoga asana practice. When you’re practicing asana, your mind has plenty of sensations to occupy itself. When you sit, sensations are more subtle. It’s hard work to zero in on what’s actually going on moment to moment when it at least appears that there’s not a whole lot happening.

    People often tell me they can’t meditate because when they try, their minds spin off even more than they do in daily life. I tell them that’s not a sign of...

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  • How Do You Find a Yoga Mentor?

    What is a Yoga Mentor?
    A few weeks ago I got to revisit the retreat center that became my spiritual home in 1986. I don’t remember how many retreats I’ve attended there, but I do remember there were some 10-day, a 21-day and four 30-day silent retreats. In addition I’ve sat a five-day and at least three seven-day retreats. I’ve also spent up to a dozen weekends there in retreat.

    You’ve probably never heard of the place. It’s called The Last Resort, and is nestled in the mountains east of Cedar City, Utah. If you haven’t heard of it...

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  • Just Sitting

    Just Sitting
    Our lives are so busy, so rushed. Sometimes it’s hard to find a moment to sit still.

    It’s one of the reasons that I love yoga. The moment I unroll my mat and sit down, the strains of my day seem to melt away. (Writing in my journal provides the same sanctuary from the daily rush of life.)

    But sometimes just sitting isn’t easy.

    Even though I’ve set my foundation and closed my eyes, my thoughts may keep racing, speeding ahead to what I have planned for the rest of the day, or backtracking to...

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  • Why Practice Yoga and Mindfulness?

    What Does Mindfulness Have to Do with Anything?
    Patricia has been coming to my yoga classes for more than 15 years. Last week while we were in the midst of practicing a quadriceps stretch at the wall she said, “I have to say how much I appreciate the work we do in this class.”

    Patricia and her husband had spent the previous week hiking in Glacier National Park. They met a friend there whose back problems prevented him from hiking at all. He spent the entire week indoors at the lodge looking at his devices, she said. When she...

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  • A Meditation for Abundance

    The Goddess Lakshmi

    A Meditation for Abundance
    Often people ask me how they can create more abundance in their lives. My experience is that the Universe answers our requests so it’s important to be very specific about what we want an abundance of in our lives.

    After doing some asana (maybe some sun salutations) and pranayama, take a seat, make sure you sit in a comfortable fashion where your spine is upright and you’re not likely to slouch. Set your intention or sankalpa. Commit to the practice and decide what your focus of abundance and...

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  • How to Choose a Meditation Cushion

    Zen, Zafu and V-Shaped Cushions

    How to Choose the Right Meditation Cushion—Zafu, Zen or V-Shaped
    People sometimes chuckle when I tell them that sitting meditation is physically rigorous. But it’s true. When you sit still and tune into your body for any length of time, you’re likely to become uncomfortable. And sitting for long periods in the same position will at some point start to make you antsy.

    Even in my hour-long meditation classes, people sometimes experience physical difficulties. That’s when I work with them to find the best sitting position and the best support...

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