I think of meditation as “non-reactivity training,” when we take a pause to observe the reaction we are having before taking an action. -Karah Pino
I had the opportunity to sit in Vipassana meditation last month over Thanksgiving. It had been three years since my last course which was during my pregnancy. Motherhood has been an amazing challenge and finding ways to meditate throughout the day has been difficult, so I was thrilled at the opportunity to revitalize my practice… Continue reading Responding to A Call to Wholeness with Attentive Awareness: an Homage to SN Goenka
Follow Link for Video For many, meditation is key for fighting stress, finding peace Meditation is a mind-body practice that’s existed for thousands of years, yet it still attracts people looking for solace, healing and spiritual enlightenment today. Verna Sausman of Louisville was among those who gathered at a recent meditation session at Wellness 360… Continue reading For many, meditation is key for fighting stress, finding peace Video
Difference between Tai Chi & Qigong Often at retreats and from students the question arises; “What is the difference between qigong and tai chi?” In this article we will explore this question, understanding that this is a more complex matter than it seems, and cannot be fully answered in a few simple sentences. This is… Continue reading The Difference between Tai Chi and Qigong
Techniques to help clear and open your mind. This 3 hour intensive is chock full of tips for starting a meditation practice. Gain a quick overview of different kinds of meditation styles so that you can discover for yourself the benefits of meditation and choose the type best suited to you. On Campus. Please note:… Continue reading Unwind your Mind – Meditation Classes next week on the UW campus May 9th
Responding creatively to stress. Instead of reacting to situations with our old instincts, we can learn to respond thoughtfully and creatively. When we practice observing our own reactions, we can better understand the nature of our old instinctual patterns. After allowing our initial, instinctive reaction to pass by, we then have more time to choose… Continue reading “Unwinding the Mind” Meditation Technique: Responding creatively to stress by Karah Pino, MAcOM
In the video below, Dr. Joe Parisi leads a six-minute mindfulness meditation that will help you de-stress and unwind. In the meditation you will be prompted to use your breath to become more present. Follow along, then let us know in the comments how you feel once you’ve finished this soothing exercise. Mindfulness Meditation: Dr.… Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation: Dr. Joe Parisi’s Introductory Exercise For Stress Relief (VIDEO)
Techniques to help clear and open your mind. Practice watching thoughts and feelings like children on the playground of your imagination. This 3 hour intensive is chock full of tips for beginning a meditation practice. Gain a quick overview of different kinds of meditation practices so that you can discover for yourself the benefits of… Continue reading Unwind your Mind at the UW in 2013 – Only 1 class on campus winter quarter!
The results of a research study from San Francisco State University came out in July of 2012 that asked the question: “What is the best meditation?” Meditation practitioners around the world would say: “The meditation I do!” and as it turns out, the research shows that it is absolutely true! The study followed people who… Continue reading The “best” meditation is what works for you! by Karah Pino, MAcOM
Introduction to Meditation Here’s the Introductory track on the Unwind your Mind Meditation Instruction CD with transcript below: Unwind your Mind Intro Transcript: It’s time to unwind your mind. Find yourself a quiet place to sit while I explain a little about these techniques to clear and open your mind. We all struggle with stress,… Continue reading It’s Time to Unwind your Mind!