Connect to your senses in order to group you. "I want you to find five things you can see, four things you can feel, 3 things that you can hear, 2 things that you can smell, and one thing that you can taste."
A reflection on breaking through my resistance to loving kindness practice and reaping the benefits on retreat.
"Developing comfort with discomfort is not the same as grinning and bearing it. ...We do not force ourselves to face them with stoicism and grit. No, we soften as these things enter our consciousness and acknowledge them. "
Wise Minds. Big Hearts. has an intern!
There are two questions that I think each person to should consider when evaluating their own digital technology use habits:
1. WHAT IMPACT DOES MY DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY USE HAVE ON MY WELL-BEING?
2. WHAT IMPACT DO THE THINGS I AM NEGLECTING, WHILE ENGAGED WITH MY DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY, HAVE ON MY WELL-BEING?
"It is easy to forget that yoga is not simply about wrapping yourself up into a pretzel shape or performing amazing feats of athleticism. Rather, it is about tuning into our bodies and becoming more familiar with our internal states. This can prove to be especially challenging for middle school students who are so outwardly focused and engaged socially and with peers."