Cultivating Clear Comprehension

Cultivating Clear Comprehension

Cultivating Clear Comprehension One of the benefits of practicing mindfulness is that you develop the ability to make wise distinctions in both thoughts and actions. Like many people who study hatha yoga in the United States, I practice a Buddhist form of meditation...
Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing Practicing doing the right thing in small ways builds the potential to do the right thing in big ways. On March 16, 1968, Chief Warrant Officer Hugh Thompson, a US Army helicopter pilot, and two crewmen were flying a reconnaissance mission over the...
Establishing a Daily Home Practice

Establishing a Daily Home Practice

Establishing a Daily Home Practice An attitude of surrender is a prerequisite to making a commitment to a daily yoga and meditation practice. Forty-one-year-old Kim Knorr-Tait awakens each morning between 5 and 5:30 a.m. There is no alarm; she just wakes up. The first...
Forgiveness Practice

Forgiveness Practice

Forgiveness Practice You may feel that you can’t possibly forgive, but it is your intention to forgive that you are cultivating in forgiveness practice. Repeating these phrases at a steady pace builds your concentration and attention. Forgiveness Practice To...
How to Meditate

How to Meditate

How to Meditate Mindfulness meditation begins with learning to concentrate your attention on an object, typically the breath, which enables you to notice how your mind is reacting to what it is experiencing. 1. Start by sitting in a chair or on a zafu (meditation...