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How to Decrease Anxiety Using Somatic Experiencing [Video]

How to Decrease Anxiety with Somatic Experiencing (Transcript) Somatic experiencing is a form of therapy that is a mindful skill set in tracking sensations in the body. The way to do that, accompanied by mindful breath work, is to initially…
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Trust Your Instincts: Using Feelings as a Guide

Understanding how to use feelings as a guide may be the key to unlocking a more fulfilling life. It sounds like a simple task: to notice what you are feeling, use that information to identify your needs, and take an action toward getting your…
Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation
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The Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation [Video Blog]

The difference between Mindfulness and Meditation can be confusing. Both practices focus on cultivating “presence” and on enhancing our attention and awareness, but there are some differences. The practice of meditation usually involves…
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Five Building Blocks of Mind-Body Wellness [Video Blog]

The same lifestyle factors that contribute to our physical health also impact our mental health. This video blog presents five essential building blocks of mind-body wellness, along with tips on how to incorporate these into your everyday…
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5 Self Care Tips in 5 Minutes or Less!

Do you wish you could take better care of yourself, but don’t feel like there are enough hours in the day?  Finding time for self-care may feel impossible in a world full of distractions and when there is always more to be done. Yet there…
ways to cultivate your creativity

7 Ways to Cultivate your Creativity

Spring has finally sprung in New York City! After the overcast skies, heavy sweaters and stagnancy of winter, this season of color, vibrancy and growth never fails to stir my creative spirit. From a scientific perspective, creativity can…
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How to Relieve Stress by Deep Breathing

One of these simplest ways to calm yourself down when you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or scared is to focus on your breathing. It sounds so simple, yet we tend to forget to do it in the heat of the moment. Can breathing actually affect our…
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Meditation: My Mind Won’t Stop!

In meditation classes, newer practitioners often ask the question, “How do I quiet my mind?” Following a practice, new students often comment, “My mind won't stop!” Meditation is a practice of calming the body and mind using breath…
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Be Present This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time of year when families, friends, and communities come together across cultures to celebrate. It is a time when we begin to see many images of joyous celebration, feasting, spending, and comfort. Coupled with that…
how to start your own meditation practice

5 Easeful Steps to Start Your Own Meditation Practice

As a yoga teacher, one of the most common questions I receive is how to start a meditation practice.  So many people have heard about the incredible benefits of meditation and the choice to meditate seems easy, but beginning a practice at home…