Developing compassion for oneself and others, is an important personal tool for maintaining happiness and calm, particularly during stressful times. Pema Chodron, beloved meditation teacher, leads us through the practice of Tonglen in this beautiful practice.
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Some of you have joined me at Port Perry Flow Yoga for our six-week “Movement and Meditation” classes. If you are interested in cultivating your home practice in Tai Chi QiGong, and would like a visual reference to some of the movements we have been practicing together, please enjoy this video. The lovely, flowing music and movements of Master Wing Cheung cultivate a sense of peace and relaxation in the practitioner.
Tai Chi Qigong is a gentle, accessible practice that can be practiced by anyone, regardless of age or existing health issues. It is a joy to do, and deeply relaxing. Enjoy!
Carl Rogers once said, “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I can change.” A paradox indeed – and many of us fear that this kind of radical acceptance will de-motivate us from growing and evolving.
But it turns out to be just the opposite. When we can give ourselves love and tenderness for the light and the dark aspects of our nature, we provide fertile ground for positive change.
One of the best ways to uplift your mood and boost your happiness set point, is to “Take in the Good”. Watch Dr. Rick Hanson tell us why, and how, we can develop an “attitude of gratitude” for the blessings and abundance in our lives.
Forgiveness of self and of others is key to freeing ourselves from negative emotions that are often rooted in the past. When we “re-play” stories of people or events that hurt us, we continue to injure ourselves.
Watch this video by Dr. Jack Kornfield, on “What Forgiveness Means”