Yoga Nidra + Meditation

The Navel Chakra located on the sacrum low back and navel is called Swadhistana meaning 'inner dwelling place' in Sanskrit. Activating the Navel Chakra with breathing, mudras and posture practice is important because among other things, it is the feminine self-nourishing vitality that helps balance overwork, overthinking, and being over active. Navel Chakra practice can help bring you back into harmony, calm and cool grace within yourself. I hope you...
Numerous studies have provided evidence that Metta Loving-Kindness meditation has the ability to restructure the brain in a positive way. Metta means 'positive energy and kindness towards self and others' in the Pali language from northern India and closely related to Sanskrit. Engaging in this easy and simple practice requires only a few minutes of your day and can shift your perspective. Simply find a calm space, sit quietly, and...
ZIBA KASHEF interviewed me for this informative article on non-sleep deep rest and yoga nidra for Yoga Journal. Both these practices can reduce stress, achieve deep relaxation, and induce sleep. However, despite their similarities, non-sleep deep rest (NSDR) and yoga nidra are not the same. Let’s break down the differences. In these stressful times, our bodies need rest more than ever. NSDR and yoga nidra are both tools that can...
"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." Often we may tend to get down on ourselves and become critical if we think we are 'wasting time'. I love these words of wisdom that were amazingly enough on my bag of Buddha Tea last night! It helped me to realize that the activities we engage in are important; but perhaps even more important is our state of mind-body-heart in any...