Well-being

How to Create a New Year’s Intention Candle
In many ways, New Year’s resolutions are ritualistic. They invite us to get grounded and go inward to ask ourselves what it is we want to call into our lives, plus what healthy habits or practices we might use to do so. With 2022 right around the corner, many of us might be experiencing a more reflective state of mind...
Try This: A Reiki Meditation to Balance Earthly & Heavenly Energies
Just as the chakra system maps and encourages the balance of our Root chakra, and Crown chakra energies, Japanese energetic anatomy also depicts the balance of Earthly and Heavenly energies coming together at the heart center for harmony and balance. In Eastern philosophy and Reiki teachings, students are encouraged to cultivate their tandens, or “oceans of energy”. When they are...
Healing Through the Sense of Touch
A foundational principle in Ayurveda is that the senses and sense organs are the gateways to the mind and body and that we can use the sense for healing. Although for centuries this was a difficult concept to understand from a Western medical perspective, we are now validating this ancient observation with modern science.The Importance of Our SensesSurvival is dependent...
Embodying Gratitude Through Asana
Coming to my mat has always been a space to surrender, a space where I take time to connect with myself. It was on my mat that I first learned what it felt like to embody gratitude as a way of being rather than an external expression. So frequently gratitude is expressed outward, where we thank those around us or...
Breathwork for Balance: How Pranayama Cultivates a Clear, Calm Mind
Breathwork and pranayama are having their moment in the sun right now. The practices of pranayama, which date back at least 5,000 years to the time of the Hindu Vedas and Upanishads, are being used to treat anxiety, depression, cardiac disease, and now COVID brain fog as well. Modern breathwork teachers such as Wim Hof, Dr. Konstantin Buteyko, and others,...
7 Steps to Thriving in Times of Change and Uncertainty
Change is an inevitable aspect of our journey through life. Whether anticipated or unexpected, big or small, good or bad, change has the potential to leave us feeling disoriented and anxious.In these moments of uncertainty, it can be difficult to recognize the opportunities for growth and self-discovery available to us.Here are seven powerful steps to embrace change as a catalyst...
Leading With Curiosity to Embrace Infinite Possibility
The world is full of potential and infinite possibility, when we are guided by curiosity we feel it in every action and interaction. Think of the wonderment in a child’s eyes, they show us that even what we might view as mundane is an opportunity to create something new. Everything they do, see, and interact with is exciting because there’s...
How to Change Your Life: The Chopra Coaching Certification Program
As the saying goes, “teach what you most need to learn.”As a coach since 2003, the director of a mindfulness and performance program for UC San Diego Health’s Center for Mindfulness, and the developer and director of the Chopra Coach Certification program, I’ve met a lot of folks over the years and found this to be true time and time...
Use Your Superpowers to Build a Better World
Happy 2021 everyone! As we move into this new year, we naturally become more intentional about the vision we have for our higher selves and the life we want to create. I've always believed in the superpowers we all have inside of us, and that once you know your superpowers, you have the ability to consciously use them to build...
Six Authentic Ways to be of Service to Others and Ourselves
This year, as we honor Martin Luther King, Jr., we face many uncertainties that may keep us from centering ourselves in his message of peace and social transformation. Among these uncertainties, a deadly pandemic that keeps us from our families, jobs, and places of worship, and a political system that has been bent to its very foundation. The good news...
Resting in the Self
With all the stressors and issues in your life it can be difficult to give yourself permission to relax. Follow our simple relaxation tips to find peace in the self.
Shifting from Work-Life to Life-Work Balance
Work-life balance—a phrase that we hear used all the time. It’s something that almost everyone I speak to seems to be struggling with. However, if we’re honest about this, we aren’t struggling with work-life balance because, for many people, the balance is nonexistent. We’re actually struggling with getting life back into the phrase.But what if you reversed the order and...
Give Yourself—and Your Employees—Permission to Be Well
Being well may not be fully under your control, but you can push yourself—and others—in the right direction. The secret? Granting permission.
Well-Being, Activism, and How to Create Lasting Personal and Collective Change
It can be difficult to access your self-care practices when you don’t feel very Zen, or during times of intense conflict and emotional disturbance. When there are very real outside issues in the world that need to be addressed, how do you still make space for renewal and, at the same time, take action to create change?Your self-care practices and...
7 Ways to Cultivate Charisma
Charisma is a quality we would all like more of and yet have a difficult time defining.Often described as that “something special,” the “x-factor,” or even simply having “it,” we can typically point to charisma when we see it but find it challenging to put into words. Charismatic people are certainly likable but their influence runs much deeper. Often described...