Doing a meditative body scan (practice 1) and practicing awareness of your breathing (practice 2) are ways of being with your body and with yourself in the present moment. They are excellent ways to relieve tension and stress. I invite you to bring awareness to your breath or every part of your body, to know it, learn from it, and manage whatever arises. Also, for those experiencing physical pain (or emotional pain that causes tension in your body), practice 3, a guided meditation on pain is helpful.
Sue Doherty, M.A., is an anthropologist, author, and certified mindfulness teacher through the University of California, Berkeley. Sue is currently specializing in intensive mindfulness & wellness coaching (daily basis) for those who have a mental illness or emotionally severe issues related to the CoronaVirus. Her services are available internationally through WhatsApp, email, Skype, or Zoom upon request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Read more →
The following interview with Amber and Meeshi Anjali, founders of GroovaRoo Dance™ and the magic behind 8 viral videos of babywearing dance, appears in Dancing with Your Baby–The Science of Nurturing Infant and Caregiver through Music and Movement [Available in paperback and ebook through Amazon]Read more →
This oral history of Dr. Thynn, conducted in August 2017, is a follow-up to our meeting at the end 2014, which appears at the end of this update and Q & A. Dr. Thynn moved back, after a two year hiatus in Santa Rosa, to the Sae Taw Win II Dhamma Center in 2014, which she established in 1998. It was, in her words: “the best thing I did for myself”. In this continuing oral history, she explains her decision, the period since her return, current happenings at the center, and answers questions about mindfulness practice in daily life.