With Tara Brach of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington
But it can be relaxing. Here is a look at the difference between mindfulness and relaxation, and a few tips to help you cultivate both.
Join me this Monday for the first of a four week course at the that will teach you how to find peace and reduce stress!
Do any of you use yoga or mindfulness to manage either your own grief or - if you are a teacher - your student's grief?
Off the cushion mindfulness is just as important as on the cushion mindfulness. Use this 5 minute guided mindful awareness break to pause and reset throughout the day!
I find these moments, when we’ve come to the end if a commitment or endeavor, very interesting. It is its own kind of challenge. Sometimes, in ending an intensive meditation retreat as we say goodbye to participants, we welcome them to the other intensive practice period, the one they are emerging into. The one that lasts a lifetime. We can view our whole life as a creative medium, our chance to live fully and brightly, instead of mechanically and bound to habit....http://goo.gl/tXKGz8
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This is an excellent article for anyone providing yoga to people who have experienced trauma.
Yoga and Buddhism have much in common and although they are two distinct paths there are lots of places of convergence.
New Year’s Day is a chance to begin again. But what we so often forget in our hectic lives is that every moment, every second, is a chance to begin again.
How do you make a living in the mindfulness sphere without turning it into a commodity? This reflection on spiritual materialism is a reminder for myself to live the practice rather than try to own it.
- St. Mary's College of MarylandArt History, 1996Focus on Pre-Raphaelite Art; Winner of the Vasari Prize 1996
- Hood CollegeThanatology, 2010The Study of Death & Dying
Heather Stang, MA is the author of Mindfulness and Grief,
a book based on the 8 week groups she developed. She earned a Masters
in Thanatology (Death, Dying & Bereavement) from Hood College in
2010, and is a mindfulness meditation instructor and Phoenix Rising Yoga
Her focus is on helping the bereaved stay healthy
and increase immune functioning through mindfulness based practices,
relaxation and expressive arts.
She currently serves as the Networking Chair for the Association of Death Education and Counseling, and is the founder of the Frederick Meditation Center in Frederick, Md..
- Frederick Meditation CenterFounder, 2014 - presentThe Frederick Meditation Center offers Mindfulness Meditation instruction, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and compassionate counseling. Visit http://frederickmeditation.com for class and retreat schedule.
- Mindfulness & GriefAuthor & Group Facilitator, 2010 - presentHeather is the author of Mindfulness & Grief, based on the 8-week program she developed and facilitates, which includes meditation, yoga and journaling exercises.