Day 39- Mental Hygiene

“Meditation is mind without agitation”. Stress causes agitation (I think we all experience a bit these days ;)) and Meditation allows us to take charge of our own nervous system and emotions. Today’s first was an on the spot decision and proved to be quite smart. I was driving up to San Francisco from SiliconContinue reading “Day 39- Mental Hygiene”

Day 16 – The Five Minute Miracle Daily Guided Meditation

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein  Today’s First – Took 5 minutes during a busy work day to close my eyes, hold the face to the sunlight and delve into a 5 minute guided meditation via youtube.  At first I was having trouble quieting theContinue reading “Day 16 – The Five Minute Miracle Daily Guided Meditation”

Day 65 – Be Still

The unplanned ‘firsts’ have proven to be the most valuable lessons 🙂   Today’s first: spontaneous 5 minute outside seated meditation.  Need to do this more.  MOVEMENT IN STILLNESS. Challenging for me.  My nature is to flow.  But wow, the power of being still.  There is an essence within, a knowing, something so prevalent atContinue reading “Day 65 – Be Still”

Day 41

Yin Yoga Class at Yogaworks (with teacher Diana Estey) Initially called “Daoist” yoga , yin yoga targets the deep connective tissues of the body (vs. the superficial tissues) and the fascia that covers every cell of  the body; it helps regulate the flow of energy in the body.  Yin Yoga postures are more passive, mainly performed on theContinue reading “Day 41”

Day 32

Tour of Mayacamas by the GM –  Mayacamas Ranch, a Generocity Resort, is Northern California’s premier exclusive-use group retreat center for companies, non-profit groups, weddings, and families.   Set on a hilltop ridgeline above the town of Calistoga in Napa, CA and surrounded by spectacular 360-degree views, Mayacamas Ranch provides an awe-inspiring, natural setting forContinue reading “Day 32”

Day 19

Sunday a.m. Dharma talk at Green Gulch Zen Center Most of the folks there were immersed in a 3 week meditation retreat, Sunday’s lecture open to the public. Main nugget the monk drove home was about how our encountering fellowship while on the quest for our ‘truth’ is in essence the truth itself.  that inContinue reading “Day 19”