Lucid Practice

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27 Jan
2014

1/27 Destination: Golfito Bay, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Had a blast running and practicing on Golfito Bay the other day. Look forward to sharing more about the Osa Peninsula soon!

27 Jan
2014

Rare Footage: Seinfeld’s Recent Talk on Transcendental Meditation

Jerry has been practicing transcendental meditation for 41 years. Here are his insights. Enjoy and leave a comment below.

27 Jan
2014

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

Photograph by Danielle Lussier of Lucid Practice.  

26 Jan
2014

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

~ Anna Quindlen

25 Jan
2014

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Photograph by Danielle Lussier of Lucid Practice.

25 Jan
2014

The Pottery Process: A Revealing Behind the Scenes Look at One Potter’s Process

In this short video, Danners of Lucid Practice reveals her pottery process. Using several vantage points and no words, Danners briefly takes us into her world of pottery. Sometimes we take for granted the amazing pieces that are made from a slab of clay. Enjoy this video and leave a comment or question about the […]

25 Jan
2014

Yoga Blogger Interview: Tonya of Ultima Healing

Yoga Blogger Interview: Tonya of Ultima Healing Today is second week of our 8 week interview series where we’ll present interviews of 8 influential yoga bloggers. We ask 8 engaging questions and we release an interview every Saturday at 8am US EST. For our second interview, we were pleased to interview Tonya of Ultima Healing. We connected […]

23 Jan
2014

21 Meals With Tons Of Protein And No Meat

With at least 18 grams per serving, these meals prove vegetarians can have their protein and eat it too. Click to check out these vegetarian meals packed with protein.

23 Jan
2014

Derrick Coleman’s Reply to Young Fan

Derrick Coleman, who was discussed earlier here on LP, is a deaf fullback for the Super Bowl bound Seattle Seahawks. It is no surprise that he has inspired countless people around the country with his story, but read here to see how he responded to a young fan’s letter. It brought a huge smile to […]

23 Jan
2014

Carrying a Woman, A Short Zen Story

Carrying a Woman, A Short Zen Story Two monks were returning to the monastery in the evening. It had rained and there were puddles of water on the road sides. There was a beautiful young woman standing there, unable to walk accross because a large puddle of water. The elder of the two monks went […]

22 Jan
2014

Why meditate?

Why meditate? When you sit still and watch your thoughts rise and fall, without commenting, without criticizing or editing, gradually your mind, which before was a no-fly zone, becomes your inner neighborhood, a place you like to visit, a clean, well-lit garden, free of fear and tension. Via Dharma Forest  

22 Jan
2014

Suicide Prevention: How to Help Someone who is Suicidal

In April 2011 one of my best friends, Owen Thomas, committed suicide. I miss him more than words can describe. Earlier this week I heard another case of a Penn athlete taking her life.

22 Jan
2014

This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading

“There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil,” Bill Gates wrote this summer. That’s quite an endorsement—and it gave a jolt of fame to Smil, a professor emeritus of environment and geography at the University of Manitoba. In a world of specialized intellectuals, Smil is an ambitious and astonishing […]

22 Jan
2014

Bhante Henepola Gunaratana on the present moment

The present moment is changing so fast that we often do not notice its existence at all. Every moment of mind is like a series of pictures passing through a projector. Some of the pictures come from sense impressions. Others come from memories of past experiences or from fantasies of the future. Mindfulness helps us […]

22 Jan
2014

Live your life for you not for anyone else. Don’t let the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you from being yourself.

~ Sonya Parker

21 Jan
2014

1/21 Destination: Top of Juba hill, Juba, South Sudan

Juba is the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan. It also serves as the capital of Central Equatoria, one of the ten states of South Sudan. The city is situated on the White Nile and functions as the seat and metropolis of Juba County. (Wiki)

21 Jan
2014

sightsmap.com

Check out Sightsmap.com Sightsmap is a sightseeing popularity heatmap overlayed on Google Maps, based on crowdsourcing: the number of Panoramio photos taken at each place in the world. The goal of the site is to find and explore places interesting for tourism and sightseeing. The most popular places are shown on the map with an appropriate crowd-sourced name, attached links, […]

21 Jan
2014

‘Hand of God’ Spotted by NASA Space Telescope

The hand might look like an X-ray from the doctor’s office, but it is actually a cloud of material ejected from a star that exploded. NASA’s NuSTAR spacecraft has imaged the structure in high-energy X-rays for the first time, shown in blue. Lower-energy X-ray light previously detected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory is shown in […]

21 Jan
2014

5 Reasons for Yogic Breathing

Yoga is a science and breathing is a respiratory function essential for us to survive. When you combine the two, yoga and breathing, you reap amazing health benefits. Yogic breathing improves respiratory function, it cleanses the organs from toxins, increases blood circulation, and revitalizes the mind helping in decision making. Fitness Republic describes 5 great […]

21 Jan
2014

Frames of Life – beautiful footage from the Canary Islands (short video)

Frames of Life from Günther Gheeraert on Vimeo.

21 Jan
2014

Henri Nouwen on Patience

“Patience is a hard discipline. It is not just waiting until something happens over which we have no control: the arrival of the bus, the end of the rain, the return of a friend, the resolution of a conflict. Patience is not a waiting passivity until someone else does something. Patience asks us to live […]

20 Jan
2014

1/20 Destination: Rome, Italy

Via Imgur Rome is a city and special comune in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the homonymous province and of the region of Lazio. With 2.7 million residents in 1,285.3 km2 (496.3 sq mi), it is also the country’s largest and most populated comune and fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits.

20 Jan
2014

Stanford’s Distinct Training Regimen Redefines Strength + Flexibility

Training for sport competition is rapidly changing. Fifteen years ago almost every team was using weights as their main training focus. Today, training is about explosiveness, hip flexibility, and sport-specific (in some cases, position-specific) training. Greg Bishop wrote a great piece for the NYT detailing Stanford’s world class training program that includes weights, hot yoga, […]

20 Jan
2014

I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going (short quote)

“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still […]

20 Jan
2014

Meditation program a ‘game changer’ for rough schools

Here’s another arrow — or astra, if you will — in the quiver arguing for allowing yoga and meditation in schools and for kids and young adults. It is an Op-Ed from the San Francisco Chronicle. The author, David Kirp, is a well-respected professor at UC Berkeley who has a reputation for telling things like they are […]

20 Jan
2014

Tynan: Five Reasons I Recommend Japan to Everyone

Tynan compiles five reasons why he would recommend traveling in Japan. #5 was interesting, this is a great way to get around Japan as a backpacker or traveler: 5. It has the Almighty Train Pass The subways in Japan are around the same price as subways anywhere, but the inter-city trains, especially the bullet trains, […]

20 Jan
2014

The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment.

~ Eckhart Tolle