This blog offers quick peeks into mindfulness meditation and tips for daily practice.  Brought to you by Andrea O’Connor &  www.hotyogaBVT.com  Hot Yoga Burlington, VT

Andrea is a yoga teacher, mindfulness guide, energy worker & graduate student at the University of Vermont and Dartmouth College.

Mindful Moments: A Thousand Peaces – the mantra

…actually the mantra is .. “Make me into a thousand pieces. Throw away what gets in the way of my loving all beings”. This is a mantra I used hour after hour, through the days, of many seven day silent meditation retreats over the pas ten years For now,  it’s a nice reminder for [...]

By |2021-12-29T15:18:06-05:00December 29th, 2021|Categories: Mindful Inspiration|Tags: , , |0 Comments

This Way: That Way

Sometimes we react in one way. But other times, that way. Sometimes it’s with frustration and irritation; and sometimes with empathy, kindness and wisdom. And it can be the same type of situation. Practice “that way” with this 4-minute mindfulness.

By |2021-10-26T12:05:49-04:00October 26th, 2021|Categories: General, Mindful Inspiration|Tags: , |0 Comments

Mindful Moments: Attunement

Attunement is the kinesthetic and emotional sensing of others knowing their rhythm, affect and experience by metaphorically being in their skin, and going beyond empathy to create a experience of unbroken feeling and connectedness by providing a reciprocal affect and/or resonating response. This is a delightful communication skill that actually comes naturally to all of us [...]

By |2021-10-22T13:17:23-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Categories: Mindful Inspiration|Tags: , |0 Comments

Challenge As Adventure

NEW! A four-minute mindfulness voice memo exploring the adventure of challenge. Recent challenge  –  I (Andrea) balanced on a ladder, handing things up to Bill, as he was  dressed in a hazmat suit, googles, mask, gloves, hood and up in the dirty, dusty beams and rafters with piles of fiberglass to insulate our new studio [...]

By |2021-09-28T11:01:30-04:00September 28th, 2021|Categories: Mindful Inspiration|Tags: , |0 Comments

3 Steps to More Peace

These are my take aways from a talk by Dan Grossman.  He spent a year as a resident at MAPLE and he shared what he learned at the Sunday Sit in Burlington on Oct 12.      Sit with simple truth    Move in the moment of now    Take a break from worry [...]

By |2018-10-18T20:42:28-04:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Mindful Inspiration|0 Comments

3 Steps To Evolve Your Brain

Mindfulness can strike at any time and make the day better. Once I was walking up the street , discouraged about a writing project. Out of nowhere came the thought that I’m just a vulnerable human being doing my best. This brief meditation opened a pool of knowing that sent warmth through my body [...]

By |2018-10-11T14:27:43-04:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Mindful Inspiration|0 Comments

#1 way to manage conflict. Lose!

Thoughtful Thursday October 4, 2018 #1 way to manage conflict. Lose. HOW CONFLICTS ARISE Often little or big conflicts arise in my day because I’m holding onto beliefs, opinions, or perceptions. These are Rumi’s ideas of wrong doing and right doing. In my small life sphere, my beliefs can lead to minor conflicts with [...]

By |2018-10-04T10:19:59-04:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Mindful Inspiration|0 Comments
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