Relaxation Response vs Stress Response

The relaxation response triggered by yoga and meditation counters the stress response. When the mind-body has repeated experiences of stress, the stress response triggers faster as a survival mechanism and the stress hormones, over time, cause health problems. Stress may contribute to, or exacerbate, some of these familiar health problems: anxiety * arthritis * constipation *... Continue Reading →

Meditation Groups In Ridgewood

In compiling this list, Ridgewood's hidden diversity has become apparent in the number of private meditation groups that offer oases of peace--from Centering Prayer to Vedanta and Zen/Buddhist teachings to Yoga meditations.  These are quietly welcoming communities that practice, and keep alive, the ancient traditions of meditation in a contemporary society. Some do not charge... Continue Reading →

Yoga Nidra At Benson Henry Institute

Yoga Nidra is being taught at the Benson Henry Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital. These are Satyananda-based Yoga Nidras. The hospital is also a center for MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) programs established by Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn. As I am doing the Teaching Company's Mind Body Medicine Guide by Dr. Jason Satterfield at the... Continue Reading →

Awareness Of Fear That Dissects Us

The sun shines over all life without distinction The water flows with no attempt at prejudice The earth holds us all without labels The tree gives fruit and shade without judgement The breath flows from one to another giving life to all The sky covers us with the umbrella of infinite space Rich or poor,... Continue Reading →

Happiness Book List And Resources

Here is the wanted list! The books are in no particular order: some were more relevant than others. The teachers I go back to and read frequently are Bhante Gunaratana and Thich Nhat Hanh. The Dalai Lama's words are always wise. Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein also provided valuable insights. Tibetan Buddhist practices are much... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑