I wish all my friends, followers, and practitioners a very Happy New Year. I hope to be much more active this year with my writings and workshops and in updating the email subscribers to my website. My new year message on Thriveglobal is online here.
A leading Indian newspaper published an article on Mindful Living. Among the various Mindfulness coaches interviewed, it includes a section in the first portion about me. Check this out here.
Liberating art of witnessing your thoughts - part II Does it ever happen to you that you are working on an important assignment and you begin to think about something else….maybe about the upcoming holidays or about some recent argument with someone? Wouldn’t it be great if you could schedule a time when thoughts are … Continue reading Thoughts running your life? Watch them!
It’s one of those days when hundreds of thoughts course through my mind. Among them self-doubt, worries, past follies, perniciously seek out my mental energy. Feeding on each other and fueling emotions at large, these thoughts spiral on in my mind mostly painting a dark and bleak future. Then again, in the ever-changing landscape of … Continue reading The liberating art of witnessing your thoughts – Part 1
One of my American students, Michael Fogleman, who has trained in Buddhist meditation practices, conducted an interview for his site, Mind-Body-Attention. In this interview, we discussed about body-centered practices and mindfulness. I responded to some of Michael's precise questions on the practices that cultivate attention versus those that train us in awareness. Although it’s a … Continue reading Body-centered vs Mindfulness practices – An interview on attention, awareness & Free Mind
In my blog on ThriveGlobal, I explore into the modern day model for inner transformation. Although the concept remains ancient, its approach is changing where practice rather than beliefs or 'feel-good' spirituality is the foundation. Proper coaching rather than teaching is its practical application. Check this article here
Each kind of meditation has a different effect on the brain. Research studies on the effect of meditation on brain is proving that just “meditating” is not the solution to all our problems. In fact certain meditation practices can actually be worsening our harmful psychological tendencies even though they may feel good (Not all that … Continue reading Is your meditation practice helping you or worsening your negative patterns?
At a recent talk given for the WHO Mental Health Day, I gave a talk on rise of Depression in urban cities and how to deal with Depression using Mindfulness (talk given at Ashmayu Yoga, Bengaluru.) It is estimated that about 6 crore of Indian population are suffering from depression. Then there are those who … Continue reading Mindful Way to Overcome Depression
Thriive India conducted a short interview with me. We discussed about Mindfulness, its misconceptions, its transformative potential in every day life: Click here to read this short interview