If we listen to the stories of dancers, athletes, and performers, many of them will describe easily having a communion with their bodies. This is incredibly beautiful, and we can achieve it as well, even without a daily focus on our bodies. With an transformative experience of empathy towards my own physical form, I learned a lot about the process of achieving this communion.Read More
All of the blog posts are written by Arien Smith with the intention to heal, inform, and expand every reader. Three posts a week: Monday Mindfulness, Wednesday Yoga, Saturday Reflections.
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Living mindfulness is a branch of mindfulness based on transforming common and necessary acts into spiritual experiences. This type of mindfulness is some of the easiest to start with, since it requires little to no additional time to practice—perfect for the busy-body. This week, I’m focusing on how to turn some common chores into enjoyable experiences. From dishes to vacuuming, you can have a renewed and engaged experience!Read More
There are countless blogs, essays, and articles on the difference a structured morning can make on one’s life, and there’s a real reason they’ve been written. Just like how our egos resist beginning a mindfulness practice, we resist a morning routine too. We spend more time and energy resisting a morning routine than it would take us to start one.
It certainly does take some effort and consideration to begin a healthy morning routine, but doing so has much greater benefits for our focus, mental health, mood, and entire day. In this blog, I’ve listed a few ideas and some tips on how to start a morning routine.Read More
The weather is slowly becoming warmer, so it’s a great time to begin a walking meditation practice. Most of us have to walk around several times a week, minimum, so this meditation is easy to implement. All it requires is that you slow your walking pace a little and focus on the act a different way.
This meditation was inspired from a practice I read about a year ago, called “A Lotus Flower Blooms Beneath Each Step.” Expanding beyond the original concept to intensify the symbolic nature of flowers, this meditation is perfect for the beginning of Spring.Read More
Throughout every day, we have the opportunity for mindfulness and meditation. Often, the best of these opportunities hide within the most mundane tasks. When we perform regular tasks like taking a shower or bath, we often fall into an autopilot state. This apathy and detachment from the present moment is something that does not serve our spiritual practice, as it disconnects us from the very experience of living. Showers might not be the most enticing part of our lives, but they can be a wonderful experience of bodily care and sensory engagement.Read More