Wherever you go there you are

A while back I finished a book by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever you go there you are - Mindfulness Mediation in Everyday Life. I love Jon's low key style. The book which consists of very short chapters, most of them only a few pages long, covers different aspects of mindfulness and meditation. There are also practices... Continue Reading →

Milk and Sugar

Yoga and my spiritual development makes me change gradually what I eat. The two things I focus on at present is to eliminate or at least cut down on sugar and dairy. When it comes to sweets I do not like the concept of artificial sweeteners, I avoid them completely. Zen Habits has a great... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Google has a collection of company videos at YouTube. There are a lot of sessions worth watching. I came across Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn which is terrific. The workshop is an hour long but is well worth that time, it also includes a meditation session. Jon Kabat-Zinn talks about mindfulness and meditation, awareness, non-doing, beginner's... Continue Reading →

Appearances can deceive

I love this quote from The 5-minute Meditator, a book about 'spot meditations': A person in a Buddhist centre, sitting cross-legged with his eyes closed for an hour, may be completely unfocused and not meditating at all. He could be daydreaming, falling asleep or thinking about everything at random. Conversely, someone who is fully present... Continue Reading →

Scientists probe meditation secrets

When browsing the net about meditation I came across an article at BBC: Scientists probe meditation secrets. The article says that scientists are beginning to uncover evidence that meditation has a tangible effect on the brain. Research into the health claims made for meditation has limitations and few conclusions can be reached, partly because meditation... Continue Reading →

Five Steps Closer to Calm

I subscribe to the Daily Insight newsletter from YogaJournal. On May 5th it was about Five Steps Closer to Calm. It says: If it's hard for you to still your mind to meditate, the senior teachers at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health have developed a five-step approach that could help. Follow these steps and... Continue Reading →

The 5-minute Meditator

I have finished a book written by Eric Harrison and titled The 5-minute Meditator, I like it a lot. It is the perfect book for people who 'have no time to meditate'. The book has about a dozen 'spot meditations' lasting from half a minute to five minutes. Short meditations are just as effective as... Continue Reading →

Spirituality made simple

Over at Pick the Brain is an interesting post about Spirituality for Dummies. I fully agree that spirituality does not have to be religious. Having spirituality simply means believing in something greater than yourself. It can be incredibly powerful to have a sense of spirituality in your life, and very often it can haul you... Continue Reading →

Ki, Chi, Qi

When I started Key Coaching I picked the Kanji-character for Ki as my logo. It's a beautiful sign. I'm interested in Eastern philosophies and I like the concept of life energy. Qi, also chi or ki , is a fundamental concept of traditional Chinese culture. Qi is believed to be part of every living thing... Continue Reading →

Meditation for Beginners

ZenHabits has a guest post titled Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Quieting the Mind. Although a great number of people try meditation at some point in their lives, a small percentage actually stick with it for the long-term. This is unfortunate, and a possible reason is that many beginners do not begin with... Continue Reading →

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