Meditation Monday: Yoga for Mental Health

It is a well known fact that exercise is beneficial for stress relief, anxiety and  depression, but yoga is one of the best. Yoga combines strength and flexibility exercises with meditation and relaxation…a winning combination if you’re fighting depression or anxiety. 5 Reasons to use Yoga for Mental Health (1) Yoga slows down breathing and…Read more »

Meditation Monday: Foot Soaking Meditation

Imagine coming home from a long, very stressful day at work, sitting down and in 15 minutes, your stress, anger, frustration and negative energy from the day is gone. I recently discovered a foot soaking meditation technique, designed to draw stress and negative energy out of the body, through the feet. It is said to…Read more »

Meditation Monday: Candle Gazing

Candle gazing is also known as Trataka or concentrated gazing, and originated as one of the 6 cleansing techniques in Hatha Yoga. Candle gazing is said to have many benefits, including: (2) Improves eyesight and vision. Improves concentration, intelligence and memory. Excellent method as preparation for mantra meditation. Enhances self-confidence, patience and willpower. Develops greater work efficiency…Read more »

Meditation Monday: The Butterfly – Kids’ Meditation

Today’s Meditation Monday is geared toward kids. Meditation has several benefits for kids** including: Higher IQ Lower academic stress Better grades Improved focus Lower depression and anxiety Lower addiction and destructive behaviors Less missed school Improved health Happier Improved brain function Today’s meditation is short, 7:14 and a perfect way to introduce kids to the practice of…Read more »