Why Om?

Which of the following statements is not true?  Om is comprised of four sounds, A, U, M, and silence.  The sound OM, when chanted, vibrates at the frequency of 432 Hz, which is the same vibrational frequency found [...]

The Practice: Not Being Mean to Yourself.

February 01, 2019
Meditation is the time you spend being with yourself, in a kind and loving way. This sentence is easy to write but if I were truthful, practicing not being mean to myself is challenging when you realize that there [...]

The Path of Intimacy

January 24, 2019
A Meditation Style to Love It began one dark, cold morning. My meditation for today was to have my favorite morning beverage and savor the taste of the warm, sweet liquid as it flowed down into my belly. I wrapped [...]

Evolution of Your Buddhi Mind

April 19, 2018
Our brains have become larger over millions of years of evolution. With the increase in brain size, our jaws have had to become smaller. Bone from the jaw has been used to create a bigger brain. With the evolving [...]

Owning it with Wisdom and Self-Compassion

April 04, 2018
When I can be the witness, all manner of miracles occur – old wounds heal, the past reveals itself to be released, present dramas play themselves out without sinking emotional talons into my soft skin. The witness [...]

Ahum Idam

March 07, 2018
A Mantra Meditation for Balance Recently I have begun a meditation practice using the mantra Ahum Idam. I resisted this practice initially. It was a homework assignment from my meditation teacher Dr. Lorin Roche. [...]

Rituals

February 14, 2018
Rituals are a wonderful doorway into meditation. Pausing at an altar or drinking your favorite morning beverage with mindful awareness are both invitations to savor the moment. Many successful meditators use [...]

Ways to make yourself miserable during meditation

February 04, 2018
Forcing yourself not to think. Wear uncomfortable clothes and sit in an position that hurts Meditate longer than you want to. Suppress your emotions. Making yourself sit completely still Expecting yourself to [...]

Resistance and Yin Yoga

January 31, 2018
By Martha Piersma, RYT500, YogaMotion RYS200 Liaison and Co-Teacher Recently I was invited to teach yoga teachers a course on Yin Yoga. I became a yin convert in the year 2013. Being primarily a yoga student who [...]

The Dark Side of Yoga

November 30, 2017
By Martha Piersma, RYT500, YogaMotion RYS200 Liaison and Co-teacher, and Montana's only Certified Yin Yoga Teacher

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