Tag Archive for: non-striving

Six Years of Ashtanga Yoga

In year six, the evolution of an Ashtanga yoga practice and the difficulties faced amidst a pandemic creates opportunities for insight and wisdom.

Mindfulness as Dialectic

The dissonance we feel around the apparent contradictions we encounter in life can cause much of our suffering when we are resistant to it. Taking a dialectical approach to our mindfulness practice can help us open to all of life's apparent contradictions and find greater freedom.

Being and Becoming

The practice of mindfulness releases us from the constant striving and inevitable suffering of becoming and makes space for being.

The Power of Paradox

Mindfulness practice is filled with paradoxes - things that seems absurd or antithetical at first glance, but upon closer inspection, turn out to be true. They provide powerful lessons that things aren't always as they seem and prompt us to look more closely at our experiences.

Non-Striving

Non-striving is one of the seven interdependent fundamental attitudes of mindfulness that are consciously cultivated during practice, according to Jon Kabat-Zinn in his book Full Catastrophe Living. Cultivating this attitude involves not…

Practice Makes Perfectish

Connecting with the intentions underlying our mindfulness is important because what we practice becomes stronger.