Entries tagged with “Relaxation”

10 Moves to Relax and Uplift Your Body

Feeling depleted, frenzied or stiff? 10 easy moves to relax your mind and uplift your energy

10 Instant Ways to Calm Yourself Down

If you’re easily overwhelmed, try these techniques to get centered.

10 Nighttime Routines for Peaceful Sleep

“How can you possibly start your day off bright-eyed and bushy-tailed if you don’t get a proper night’s sleep?”

12 Reasons to Yawn Every Day

Is a yawn simply a silent scream for coffee or is it something more? Understand why yawning is a spiritual practice, and how you can include more of it in your daily routine.

5 Apps to Quiet Your Mind

From meditation to mental health, try these apps to achieve stillness on the run.

5 Free Apps for Creating Healthier Habits

Turn your smartphone into a tiny health coach with these apps for better nutrition, mindfulness, and gratitude.

5 Self-Love Exercises

When I was a therapist, I met with many clients who nurtured others but spent a minimal amount of time offering love or care to themselves. A former client I’ll call Dave worked h…

5 Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

Yoga is an incredibly powerful tool for stress management. Try this sequence of five poses to calm down, relax, and recenter yourself.

7 Self-Care Practices to Support You

Self-care is about nourishing ourselves mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

A Body at Rest: Restorative Yoga Triggers Your Relaxation Response

I was having coffee with an old friend when I found myself interrupted—repeatedly—by a series of “helpful” reminders and messages from my smartphone. With each blrrpt, …

A Hidden Path to Stress Relief

Most of us have been unconsciously clutching the pelvic floor so consistently, and for so long, that we’re not even aware we’re stuck in an unnaturally frozen and weakened state.

A Weekend in a Hammock

I hate to say it was perfect, because I’m sure it wasn’t…

Aligning Yourself With Self

Begin to establish certainty and trust within yourself with this grounding guided meditation.

America's Most Spiritual Spa 2010: Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary

Even a first award requires a history. And any history of spiritual spas leads inevitably to the ancient Greek city of Epidaurus and the Temple of Aesculapius. As you may remember,…

Animal Dreamzzz

Kristen RaceAnyone who has ever suffered a bout of insomnia knows how frustrating it is to try to fall asleep when your mind is not ready; this is true not just for adults but also…

Anoint Yourself

Try ayurvedic self-oil massage to saturate your mind and body with love.

Calm Your Nervous System

Whether you are a first responder or simply stressed, try these affirmations to calm the nervous system.

Chronic Breath-Holding and How to Let It Go

Poor ergonomics can impair breath, while anger, pain, and frustration stemming from hyperfocus on our computers can bring on bouts of chronic breath-holding.

Create Your Own Tea Ritual

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” C.S. LewisBlending white and green teas with dried rose blossoms delights the eye and gives Meditati…

Cutting-to-the-Chase Meditation

This is my arrangement of a transcription of the conversation/dharma talk with Zen priest Sokuzan Bob Brown last Sunday at our local meditation group. Bob began by describing the b…