Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness, an active state of attention to the present, and meditation are directly related to yoga. There are studies on yoga, meditation and brain connectivity, ways to spread the love with metta meditation, and meditation for when the going gets rough. On this page you’ll also find tips for how to change your brain through meditation and how to practice yoga with a beginner’s mind.


Change Your Brain through Meditation

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Western medical scientific research is finding ways to prove that meditation results in physiological changes. Beyond smoothing the never-ending waves of emotion and reaction, it actually, physically, changes the structure… Read More→

Yoga, Mindfulness and Urban Youth

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In a world ravaged by prejudice, injustice and glaring economic disparities, what difference could yoga or meditation possibly make? While it may be tempting to lapse into hopelessness or apathy… Read More→

Meditation: When the Going Gets Rough

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“Does meditation make things worse?” I typed into the Google search bar, curious about the enduring spate of unpleasantries that had emerged after attending my first meditation retreat. Post-retreat, I… Read More→

New to Yoga?

To get the most out of our site, we suggest you take some time to explore before jumping into the practice. Browse our yoga 101 section for general info on the history and types of yoga, then start exploring asanas the physical postures used in hatha yoga. Remember to breathe and always start your yoga practice with a brief meditation. If you are new to yoga, please read our Yoga for Beginner's page

Yogic Wisdom

In times of crisis, we often feel we don’t have the time or energy to practice, but those are precisely the times when the practice is most necessary. This is what we’ve been practicing for: the situations where the practice doesn’t come easily. When the winds of change reach hurricane force, our inner refuge of mindfulness, concentration, and discernment is the only thing that will keep us from getting blown away.
- Thanissaro Bhikkhu
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