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The Bottom Line is Mindfulness

Mass mindlessness causes great suffering for ourselves and other living beings. Maintaining a personal mindfulness practice may be one of the most important things we can do to liberate ourselves and the world from the tyranny of our own unexamined minds.

Four Years of Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga

2019 marked year five which you can read about here. Every year I reflect on my practice. It all started when I was asked to write about it for my yoga shala's blog. I figured it might be helpful to look back and see what I've discovered…

Finding Your Seat: Choosing a Meditation Posture

One of the most common questions I get from clients and students regarding meditation is about posture. We can get very caught up in wanting to do things “right”, so its not surprising that this quickly becomes an issue in the practice. As…

Yoga Asana: A Moving Mindfulness Practice

For many people in the US, yoga is a wonderful entryway into the mindfulness and meditative practices. The use of movement makes it very accessible to those of us who struggle with restlessness and difficulty concentrating. In fact, asana (body…

A Secular Sacred Space

The Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness Peace Pod, our practice room, is a secular, sacred space. Most meditation and yoga teachers will tell you that it is important to reserve a special space for regular practice. It doesn’t have to be big…