Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week Lion’s Roar’s associate editor Lindsay Kyte looks at tuning into what your body really needs.
You don’t just practice mindfulness with your mind. You practice it with your body too. Yoga teacher and Buddhist Cyndi Lee teaches us how.
It’s less than we think. It’s far more than we know. It’s who we are but it’s not. Contemplate the deeper reality of the body.
“Mindfulness practice is simple and completely feasible, says Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. “Just by sitting and doing nothing, we are doing a tremendous amount.”
Being mindful of the body is a profound—though often overlooked—opportunity to deepen our meditation and develop our insight.
Melvin McLeod shares a little piece he wrote for the July 2013 “Body” issue on skiing as a practice of fearlessness and trust.
Meditation can present physical challenges, so in this excerpt, Charlotte Bell offers some guidelines on choosing a proper sitting position.
John Tarrant looks at the ambiguous power of the mind over the body with the examples of chronic fatigue and the placebo effect.
No, we won’t be haranguing you to eat your veggies, too, but this is some advice that will help meditators and non-meditators alike.
A panel discussion with Phillip Moffitt, Cyndi Lee, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Reggie Ray. Introduction by Anne Carolyn Klein.