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Clouds in Sky

Today I improved this animation for you guys, so it's more heartfelt and less busy. We've talked about how meditation is the practice that helps all practice. So, I hope this GIF inspires you to meditate.

Posted by Anna | Sep 10, 2020

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Wild Beast

Sometimes getting myself to practice is like wrestling a wild beast. Why is there such resistance? And how do we overcome this struggle? I think part of the problem is that real practice is just difficult. By definition, to grow in skill... Read more

Posted by Anna | Sep 09, 2020

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Talisman

Sometimes, the mind is dark and confused, and full of intrusive thoughts. But what if there was a simple way out? Something anyone can do, straight away, to restore clarity? That’s the wonder of exercise. You can use it like a talisman.

Posted by Anna | Sep 05, 2020

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What Path Will You Forge?

Everybody loves Shavasana. That brilliant bit at the end of yoga class. Everyone in Corpse Pose. Relaxing each part of the body, limb by limb, and also the mind. We are training ourselves to let go. To stop clenching so tightly to the moment.

Posted by Anna | Sep 03, 2020

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7 Ways Exercise Helps Your Brain (Learning This Changes Everything!)

Neuroscience shows aerobic movement is as effective as Prozac in treating depression (but without side effects). Exercise restores chemical balance to help treat anxiety and ADHD. And it releases what some call "Miracle-Gro for the brain". Read more.

Posted by Anna | Aug 31, 2020

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Meditation is the Master Key for Learning

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh When we meditate, we get ready to learn. It's a meta-practice: a practice that teaches us how to practice.

Posted by Anna | Aug 23, 2020

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Practice Means Play: 3 Simple Steps for Turning Stress Into Excitement

“This is the real secret of life - be completely engaged with what you are doing, here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” Easier said than done, right? 😅 Sometimes we’re anxious, not engaged. How do we make the switch?

Posted by Anna | Aug 09, 2020

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Fall in Love With the Process: 4 Ways to Build Habits You Enjoy

James Clear is a genius when it comes to finding the joy in habits. No more feeling guilty. No more rigid discipline. Instead, he wants us to make simple changes to our physical space, so we can trigger a change in behaviour. Here's how:

Posted by Anna | Aug 06, 2020

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Deep Practice: Seeking the Sweet Spot (Where Reach Exceeds Grasp)

One book changed my outlook on practice forever. Daniel Coyle’s The Talent Code. Coyle taught me about myelin. It’s this white stuff in your brain. Einstein had a tonne of it. If you want to get better at a skill, you have to learn about myelin.

Posted by Anna | Aug 04, 2020