The best way to avoid pain and dysfunction is to prevent them; consciously choosing how we move can help us do that.

Working mindfully

Recently, I spent nearly three weeks at the Village Zendo’s summer meditation retreat. While on retreat, my day started around 4:30am and ended around 10pm with lots of meditation, working on the cleaning crew and, when we were not in silence, intense group discussions. During one such discussion, a longtime practitioner commented on our demanding retreat schedule, saying “If it was easy, it wouldn’t be worth it.” Working hard... or hardly working? That comment made me think about [...]

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