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What is Flow?

Have you ever had one of those amazing conversations where time disappears, new ideas blossom, and you're so caught up in the moment, you don't realize you're the last two in the restaurant, with the staff itching to close? This is called flow.

Posted by Anna | Sep 14, 2020

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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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Right Practice is a Fountain of Youth

A great practice to take us into our elder years includes sociability, connection to a group, the chance to raise our mood, and raise our heart rate, so that blood rushes to our brain, neurogenesis kicks in, and fresh neurones are born. Read more...

Posted by Anna | Sep 03, 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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Go Within & Find the Inner Strength (Like Katherine Dunham)

“Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” ― Katherine Dunham Katherine Dunham was a professor, activist, writer. But most of all, a dancer. And she knew a thing or two about inner strength.

Posted by Anna | Aug 18, 2020