Meditation and the Mind (Part 1)

One of the biggest challenges to maintaining a consistent meditation practice is learning how to manage the mind. The mind can be the doorway to the inner peace of deep meditation, or it can be an obstacle. A restless mind can be a formidable foe to meditation practice. My teacher would say “the mind can be your best friend or …

Meditation and the Mind (Part 2)

In the first part of this article we discussed the four aspects of the mind and the importance of managing these aspects. We also talked a little about breath awareness as a tool for preparing the mind for meditation. Now let’s talk further about the breath and describe the foundation for all yogic breathing practices. The Yogis approached spirituality as …