Posts Categorized: Mind

Tricks of the mind

Because we live in a world of a single light source, our brains have learned to trust shadows to help us identify what an object is doing or how it is moving through space. Which basically means we can trick our brains. Here’s a quick youtube video about it – interesting stuff

Transcranial direct-current stimulation

There’s a huge topic to be had here – can and should we use technology to hack meditation? Some die hards schooled in traditional ways will immediately say “no!” – the idea that you can shortcut your way to any sort of samadhi is just repulsive to them. Others will jump straight in and say… Read more »

The monkey mind and how to concentrate better at work

Nothing revolutionary here, except that more and more, western science is starting to examine, explore and test eastern philosophies. Still a useful article in that it holds some quick tips for helping concentration at work – checking in with the little zen though of where is my attention is my favourite, and perhaps the simplest… Read more »

Tai Chi increases brain size

Yes, you can increase the size of your brain according to a study from the University of South Florida and Fudan University in Shanghai. Practicing Tai Chi three times a week was found to increase brain volume and brought about improvements in memory.

Divorce your yoga teacher

Every now and then in your yoga practice it’s a good idea to stop and ask yourself “why?”. Why am I practicing? Answering this question honestly is a challenge. One of the most destructive reasons I’ve seen people practice is to please their teacher. The pursuit of recognition for your practice tends to cause people… Read more »