There Is No Cushion

There Is No Cushion

What is meditation really? In this month’s podcast, Kelly and I explore how meditation relates to the rest of your life. You’ll learn: How meditation can affect our lives both on and off the cushion The difference between meditation technique and...
Sound It Out

Sound It Out

This month’s podcast is a Q&A with my wife, Kelly, about the role of mantra and sound in meditation. Turn’s out we had so much to talk about that our conversation lasted 45-minutes! In it, you’ll learn: Why sound is the most effective tool for...
Grab Your Mind By Your Breath

Grab Your Mind By Your Breath

This month, instead of writing a blog post, I experimented with recording a podcast. In this 25-minute conversation with my wife, Kelly, we continue our exploration of meditation by discussing the following topics: The purpose of meditation The connection between...
The Art of Doing Nothing

The Art of Doing Nothing

Welcome back to our discussion on meditation. Last month, I asked you to commit to a daily practice of five minutes, sitting with your eyes closed and simply noticing your thoughts, emotions, and sensations. This style of meditation, known as vipassana, helps us...
Why Meditation?

Why Meditation?

My first exposure to meditation was in high school while training in the Japanese martial art of Ninjutsu. Interspersed between punching and kicking, grappling and throwing were practices of breath and awareness, which immediately captured my interest. It was the...
A Pound of Self-Care With A Pinch of Support

A Pound of Self-Care With A Pinch of Support

Lift your right arm. Seriously, stop reading this and lift your right arm right now. Close your eyes and do it several times. Have you ever paused to consider what’s involved in that seemingly simple movement? The sequence of activity is mind-boggling: electrical...