In episode #58, Mary shares a meditation from Kristen Neff's book, Fierce Self-Compassion. The meditation is titled, Breathing Yin & Yang.
In Ancient Chinese philosophy, yin and yang is a concept of dualism, describing how opposite forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world.
Yin represents grounded Earth energy: It is receptive, cool, dark, and tied to the moon, the oceans, and the shade. It is usually associated with feminine energy.
Yang represents the sun: It is light, expansive, and usually associated with masculine energy.
When we balance the opposing but complementary forces of yin and yang in our modern lives, we can achieve more vibrant and sustainable health.
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Yoga is a journey. It invites us to explore our heart's desire while connecting our mind, body, and spirit. It inspires us to be present with where we are in life right now. Your yoga practice can last a lifetime.
Mary shares the many benefits of yoga in this podcast episode. Listen to the variety of physical, mental, and spiritual benefits experienced once you roll out your yoga mat or sit down to meditate and breathe.
You can practice yoga online with Mary. She offers weekly mixed-level, gentle, and chair yoga classes. She also teaches a weekly yin class. You can take a look at all of her offerings on her online studio website: studio.mary-mccarthy.com
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There are many ways to meditate. Bringing your awareness to the center of the mind, also known as the 3rd eye center, can help bring stillness to the mind and break the distractions or thoughts racing through your consciousness.
Take a moment to pause and feel light radiate from the center of the mind. You will leave this meditation feeling a deeper sense of peace and ease.
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Be sure to check out my updated website launching Wednesday, October 6, 2021.
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti (peace)
Welcome to season #4! I am kicking off a new season at the start of a new season, fall. Fall brings the start of many shifting seasonal transitions. First, it is back to school, then comes weather changes and shorter daylight hours, and finally, we begin to move into the fall and winter holidays.
My business is also going through a transition. Over the past few months, I have been working with a team of professionals to help me create a new website and online studio. Running Robots will host my website and hey, Marvelous will host my online studio. My new website (same URL: www.mary-mccarthy.com) will look and feel different. I am so excited (and nervous) to share these changes with all of you! In addition to my online classes, I am now offering individual and group wellness coaching, online courses, and presentations on a variety of wellness topics. Make sure to check it out and follow me on Instagram and Facebook for special sneak peeks before the big reveal.
In this episode, I share seven tips on how you can successfully navigate transitions with resilience and grace. Whatever it is that you need, offer the gift of self-compassion and loving-kindness to yourself and take time to listen to the subtle, intuitive messages from your everyday life guiding you along the way.
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A term known as "languishing" has been coined by a sociologist named Corey Keyes. Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It is the neglected middle child of mental health. An antidote to this "meh" attitude is a concept called, "flow." We can move from languishing to flourishing when we give ourselves blocks of uninterrupted time inviting ourselves to be present in the moment. A regular yoga and meditation practice can give us opportunities to practice present-moment awareness.
Click here to read the New York Times article on Languishing.
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This episode wraps up season #3. Mary will begin season #4 later this summer after she has launched her updated website and online class platform with Namastream.