In our first Somatic Insights post, we briefly discussed the parts that make up our Autonomic Nervous System - the Parasympathetic and the Sympathetic Nervous Systems - along with their functions and roles for maintaining allostasis in the body. To delve deeper into the ways we can access and restore our physiology, we’re sharing a list of nine ways to tap into our Parasympathetic state and replenish mind, body, and spirit.
The spiritual significance of the Fall Equinox has transformed largely in order to adapt to modern eras, but even though rituals and practices have transitioned with the times, the overall, uniting tone of this season-shift has always asked us to find inner balance and return to our abundant, natural state of being.
The Spring Equinox signifies a time of rebirth and re-invigoration, inviting us into the light (literally) with newfound energy and aliveness. With the return of our sun comes longer, sun-filled days, more movement, and new beginnings — everything is finally in bloom!
Mindful Entrepreneur and co-founder of mindful writing app KYŌ, Marc Champagne, shares his perspectives on mindfulness at work, single-tasking and what he refers to as 'Mental Fitness'. I ask Marc about his views on the use of a phone and apps to stay mindful, how to minimize distractions and interruptions to a mindful practice. Together we explore how mindful writing can create a practice of awareness and intentional attention. We also delve into the role of mindfulness in entrepreneurship and fostering mindful teams.