my morning practice

my morning practice

Photo by Jonas Weckschmied on Unsplash   Every teacher was once a student. But somehow (prevalence of hierarchical authority and fixed mindset?), this fact fades from notice as soon as a teacher gains students’ respect. Or at least, I never thought about my teachers as students. It wasn’t until I started to teach myself, that… read more

try alternate nostril breathing – EMP #372

try alternate nostril breathing – EMP #372

Esther’s Everyday Meditation Podcast. Episode #372 on How to Practice Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing). Photo by Cassandra Hamer on Unsplash   EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE #372 Listen to “Ep 372 – How to Practice Nadi-Shodhana” What’s this episode include? I talk you through the steps of practicing the breathing technique known as “Nadi Shodhana”… read more

don’t think, just breathe

don’t think, just breathe

When it comes to the breath, I’m not a very disciplined yogi. Or at least, that’s what I think whenever I find myself next to an ashtangi who’s even 1:1 inhale:exhale purrs along steadily, pose after pose, sequence after sequence. In ashtanga yoga (**the modern style of asana practice, not the yoga sutra’s eight limbs),… read more

who are truth heroes?

Captain Marvel drawn by Dexter Soy in “Captain Marvel: Earth’s Mightest Hero,” writer Kelly Sue DeConnick   Who are truth heroes? Truth heroes are my kinda superheroes! I got into reading superhero comics because a) my husband shares from his 31,000+ piece library and b) I am a movement super dork! The action is phenomenal… read more

pain, mindset, and meditation – episode 223

pain, mindset, and meditation – episode 223

photo by sam manns via unsplash.com   EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE #223 Listen to “Ep 223 – Pain, Mindset, and Meditation” on Spreaker. What does it mean to remove pain? You have pain. And then you don’t. Et voila! Pain is removed. So why is it *rarely* that simple? Let’s dig deeper and look at… read more

why change your brain at all? – episode 216

why change your brain at all? – episode 216

photo by samuel zeller via unsplash.com   EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE #216 Listen to “Ep 216 – Why change your brain at all?” on Spreaker. How does meditation change our brain … and thereby change our behavior? I’ve been delving into this question over the past 8 “why meditate?” episodes on the podcast. I have… read more

I, me, mine and the brain – episode 209

I, me, mine and the brain – episode 209

photo by marion michele via unsplash.com   EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE #209 Listen to “Ep 209 – I, Me, Mine and the Brain” on Spreaker. What’s this episode about? What’s going on in the brain with our “I, me, mine” system when we meditate… Apparently, the objective of most spiritual systems and their practices is… read more

meditation and your sense of self – episode 202

meditation and your sense of self – episode 202

photo by miguel bruna via unsplash.com   EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE #202 Listen to “Ep 202 – Meditation and – WED” on Spreaker. What’s this episode about? Meditation may be able to help you develop your sense of self… or perhaps it’s just one sense of self. How? By developing your sense of self as… read more

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