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The physiological science of compassion

The physiological science of compassion

Why meditate? Why practice yoga? Why exercise? The vagus nerve reveals a physiological science of compassion, better emotional health, plus physical benefits such as increased immunity. “If you have a strong vagal profile — which you can cultivate through exercise,...
Calm and rest yourself

Calm and rest yourself

Happify is at it again, with a sweet animation, narrated with excellent self-care advice. This time it’s How to Calm Your Worries and Sleep Better....
What happens at a chair yoga class?

What happens at a chair yoga class?

On Tuesday and Friday mornings we offer what we call “Gentle Yoga” here at Stream in Port Colborne. It’s a 60-min modified Hatha Chair Yoga class, that includes a series of postures refined to suit any ability, and with breathing exercises and guided...
No self, no issues

No self, no issues

In my experience, it is rare to find such a wonderfully clear and contained recording of a teaching on ‘non-self’ (anattā). You would be wise to set aside an hour, relax and enjoy this dharma talk given by buddhist teacher and author Fred Eppsteiner....
Letting grief be

Letting grief be

In this charmingly animated video Megan Devine of Refuge in Grief, explains how we can truly support and help to heal the pain of loss and grief. Instead of distracting from the pain and encouraging our friend or family member to cheer up, we can listen and...
Roll out your mat at home

Roll out your mat at home

If you’ve been missing your mat while the Stream studio is closed for this last week of August, here’s a lovely 20-minute practice you can do at home. Roll out your mat, and let it all go!     I adore Adriene. She makes wonderfully paced, simple,...