Meditation

4 Ways Meditation Literally Changes Your Brain

4 Ways Meditation Literally Changes Your Brain

The human brain is the most complex of all known living structures. It controls our thoughts, our memory, our speech, and our movement, but perhaps its most amazing ability is to actually change and rewire itself at a cellular level. Let’s say you’re learning to play the guitar. While your conscious mind is trying to remember chord shapes and stings,…

5 Quick Mindfulness Exercises to Activate Each of Your Senses

5 Quick Mindfulness Exercises to Activate Each of Your Senses

Sometimes, the effort to embrace neutrality and minimalism can be a refreshing way of letting go and relaxing into a clean, restful atmosphere that isn’t overstimulating. In the wellness world, there is often an over-emphasis on “clearing,” “cleansing,” and “letting go,” when in fact what we might actually be craving is the opposite of that feeling.  Nourishment of the senses…

The Mental Game: 5 Ways Meditation Gives Athletes a Competitive Edge

The Mental Game: 5 Ways Meditation Gives Athletes a Competitive Edge

Some of the world’s top athletes are frequent meditators: Olympian and professional tennis player Novak Djokovic practices 15 minutes of mindful meditation a day, and other practitioners include A-list competitors like Lebron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Misty May, Tom Brady, and Derek Jeter. So what exactly does meditation do that makes it so popular among elite competitors? While the physical challenges…

Building Your Ideal Meditation Space

Building Your Ideal Meditation Space

If you’ve ever tried to start a mindfulness routine, you know that there’s no shortage of obstacles to engaging in a regular meditation practice. Knowing how challenging this commitment can be, one of the best things we can do is give ourselves the gift of a supported and personalized space dedicated to our meditation practice.    When we commit an area…