Since childhood, curiosity about personal transformation and spirituality has always been at the core of who I am/my existence. Transformation, emotional resilience, the supernatural, and the effect of individual choice on the human collective fascinate me. I believe that so much of who we are, our innate skillsets, and even the longings and interests that we have were determined before we got to earth. In that regard I know that so much of my connection to this work is—and always has been—above me. When you add in being an only child raised by a single mother in lower middle-class environments, who for some years was a latchkey kid, you can begin to see how natural it was for me to begin to dissect and investigate the world and myself.
The wellness movement has been taking hold for more than a decade. By increments, certain aspects of people’s lives have improved, while in others it hasn’t. Smoking is down, for example, but millions of people are stressed. Insomnia, overweight, anxiety, and depression remain at a troubling high level.
In the Latino community, there remains some taboo and confusion around meditation—but there doesn’t have to be. Here, wellness expert and certified Kundalini yoga teacher Karen Mendoza breaks down how Latinos can benefit, especially during these trying times, just by pausing, breathing, and meditating.
In honor of Suicide Prevention Week, I wanted to offer a collection of questions, statements, and inspirational bits of wisdom gleaned from my years of practice as a holistic and spiritually oriented psychiatrist. Review this list and make a mental note of the words and phrases that resonate the most. Repeat these to yourself when you need to reorient to a place of inner equilibrium—this week and always!
Hey there! Devi Brown here. I am Chopra Global’s Chief Impact Officer and for those enjoying the new Chopra app, mine is the voice that shares space with you each day in meditation. Having a daily practice has radically transformed my life, and I am so excited to share some of it with you here now. When we think about building or enhancing our mindfulness routine, it is so important to do things that make us feel good and rest within the four pillars of wholeness, touching on something nourishing for our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual selves.
Whether you have a day or a week, you can make your vacation time relaxing and at a lower cost by simply staying home. Next time you choose to intentionally vacation at home, consider trying out one these staycation ideas.
A daily dose of vitamin R can be one of the healthiest things to incorporate into your everyday life. Here are six relaxation techniques to try.