Leaning Into Discomfort – Guided Meditation

This guided meditation can help you lean into uncomfortable emotions, and is helpful if you’re feeling stressed, anxious, frustrated, sad, or any other feeling that you are finding lead you to discomfort. Being with those emotions can be important for coping, and this meditation allows you to safely explore those feelings. Before You Begin the […]

5-Minute Meditations: Breathing Space

This Breathing Space meditation can be used in moments of stress to quickly reground yourself to this present moment.

Try A 30 Day Yoga Challenge (Yes, Even Beginners!)

Driving home from a yoga class a few months ago I realized how peacefully happy I felt. The car tailgating me didn’t really bother me, and waiting in line to pay for my groceries felt more amusing than inconvenient. My legs and core felt strong, and my shoulders felt relaxed; I felt taller. I decided […]

5-Minute Meditations: Opening Up & Letting Go

[quote]The 5-Minute Meditations series was created to help us fit in time for meditation, relaxation, and looking inward – even when we’re busy. You guessed it, meditations are usually 5 minutes or less, meaning only .04% of your day. The 5-Minute Meditations series is a great introduction to meditation for beginners, and a helpful resource for more experienced practitioners.[/quote] This second […]

5-Minute Meditations: Thinking and Observing Meditation

This Thinking and Observing Meditation is the first in our new 5-Minute Meditations Series! [quote]The 5-Minute Meditations series was created to help us fit in time for meditation, relaxation, and looking inward – even when we’re busy. You guessed it, meditations are usually 5 minutes or less, meaning only .04% of your day. The 5-Minute […]

Take 5, Breathe and Be Happy: Easy Meditation

“I’ve got a peaceful, easy feeling…” Here’s how we ‘Take 5’ at Green Mountain to enhance it. We had the most beautiful snowstorm here in Vermont the other day.  I think we got nine inches of fresh, fluffy powder. It was a beautiful, quintessential Vermont scene. That next day in our Mindfulness 101 class, we sat […]

The Changes Mindfulness Meditation Brings

Being Okay with What Is We’ve been practicing bits of mindfulness meditation in many of my classes the last few months. Also in a more extended form in the weekly Wednesday 4 pm class on Meditation. I love being with women as they learn to meditate and move into mindfulness. Within the space of as […]

Seven Tips for Learning to Meditate

Today’s post on learning to meditate is by guest blogger Elesa Commerse, founder of Touching Earth, a Chicago-based mindfulness center. Elesa will be leading a workshop at Green Mountain from March 24-30, called Befriending the Body, Befriending the Mind.® Anything we do takes on enhanced vigor and purpose when we bring mindfulness to it. That’s […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Stir Fry as Meditation

Few things get my head straight like doing detailed knife work.  So when I'm having an off day, I will often turn to the vegetables in my fridge for clarity.  Executing brunoise (dicing things really small), chiffonade (cutting leafy things into thin ribbons), or even a simple julienne (slicing into strips) can force me to get my head out […]