Breathing meditation is be trendy right now, but might not work for everyone. If you struggle with it, read more for alternative meditations!
Today was the first day of a one week retreat on the precious human life with my favourite lama, and we discussed the origin of suffering (spoiler, its ignorance).
If fear was meant to warn us of danger, anxiety is fear gone mad. Biology might explain trauma response, but why do we emotionally hold on to fear?
How do you create intimacy: does it come naturally to you, do you have to make time for it or do you fear it? And can you find it within yourself?
Our world doesn't lend itself to patience. With social media, Amazon Prime and Google, it's not surprising I expect immediate results for everything else, most of all healing.
For months now I had been watching my screen time steadily creeping up, from scrolling on social media to binge watching series on Netflix. Enough was enough!
In the mind-body school of trauma, movement is a staple to recovery. Often we associate bodily sensations with danger, so we disassociate. But gentle movement therapy can help!
Two years ago in a Nepalese lake town, I got a lotus flower tattooed on my left wrist. Finally, I got my other wrist tattooed with the dharma wheel.
We talked about not relaxing with meditation, exercise being uncomfortable and finally getting tired of fidgety during yoga. Why is that and how can we help it?