We talk about our heart on two levels: the heart as a physical organ, and our metaphysical or ethereal heart. When you say your “heart is broken,” people understand that it isn’t the actual organ that’s broken, but that you’re in great emotional pain.
- March 1st, 2011
Meditation is often something thought of as a practice reserved for monks or the spiritual elite. Happily, this is far from the truth.
Learn to quiet the monkey mind and reap the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual benefits meditation has to offer.by Jill Englund
- February 1st, 2011
Iyengar Yoga was founded by B. K. S. Iyengar of India and focuses on body alignment and is known for its use of props to accommodate students of all abilities, promote deeper understanding of poses and allow for longer holds in poses for restorative work.Try these Yoga poses to help your circulation and support your heart health.
- May 1st, 2010
Vacation can mean different things to different people. You can tour foreign cities, soak up artistic culture, veg out at a beach resort, or relax at a spa. And while all of these are wonderful ways to spend precious leisure time, you can also use your vacation to take away something more than a tan or a ton of scenic photographs.Looking for a getaway that can change your life and your health? Consider a retreat that takes you way beyond the basic vacation.By Sally Wadyka
- October 1st, 2009
Here’s a shocker: One of the film industry’s most brilliant minds once felt anything but brilliant.By Cara McDonald
- September 1st, 2009
With summer coming to a close and shorter, darker days ahead, you might be wondering how to cope with the negative thoughts that often accompany the season’s change and can lead to depression. A recent study found that age-old meditative techniques and more modern cognitive therapy can help alleviate symptoms.By Ziba Kashef
Having problems “quieting your mind” when meditating?
- August 1st, 2008
I sat cross-legged on the living-room rug, closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and tried to quiet my mind. Alas, random thoughts persisted, flickering about like fireflies on a summer evening. After five minutes, I abandoned my Zen pose. I would have rather folded laundry or gone on a 3-mile run—anything with more tangible results.
How one woman learned to let go and welcome stillness.By Susan Lembo Balik