Reflections on a challenging meditation: a year later

Over a year ago, I wrote about a challenging meditation experience I had. My practice today reminded me of it. I was fairly new to meditating at the time. When my freelancing work began to pick up, I found myself facing what I called a “butt-load” of resistance. The more work I got, the lessContinue reading “Reflections on a challenging meditation: a year later”

The Science Behind Wim Hof Breathing

“Let the body do what the body is capable of doing.” What if your body was capable of hiking mountains in shorts, running marathons barefoot in the Arctic circle, and holding your breath for minutes at a time? Wim Hof, also known as the Iceman, is a Dutch endurance athlete, adventure, and philosopher. His claimContinue reading “The Science Behind Wim Hof Breathing”

On Hiking as a Moving Meditation

“Let the body do what the body is capable of doing.” Wim Hof repeats this several times throughout his guided breathing exercise. Let the body do what the body is capable of doing. Stop fighting. Stop thinking. Stop resisting. Let the body take over, and simply do. Adriene Mishler, of Yoga with Adriene, says itContinue reading “On Hiking as a Moving Meditation”

A Meditation by Any Other Name…

Meditation is the art of doing nothing. I started meditating because I have a lazy streak. Left to my own devices, I don’t want to do anything. Unchecked, this leads to hours of aimless phone scrolling and frustratingly unproductive days. But with meditation, I have a structured way to sit and do nothing for aContinue reading “A Meditation by Any Other Name…”

Reflection on a Challenging Meditation

Alright let’s be blunt for a moment. Meditation is hard. When I talk about meditating, people’s responses tend to fall into 2 categories: That’s awesome for you, but I could never do that I should try that (implied: but I won’t) Look, I get it. I’ve already professed my distaste for doing hard things. WhenContinue reading “Reflection on a Challenging Meditation”