Best Self Magazine

The Sacred Pause: The Art of Activating Healing Energy

The Sacred Pause, by Travis Eliot. Photograph of bird feather by Daiga Ellaby

Photograph by Daiga Ellaby

Soothing our nervous systems through yoga, meditation and the sacred pause

Modern life moves at a frenetic pace. Though technology was intended to make our lives simpler, it seems the consensus is quite the opposite. We are constantly bombarded by text messages, emails, phone calls, and countless other forms of stimulation that can actually have a perilous cumulative effect upon our health and wellbeing. In fact, over 90% of the people walking into a doctor’s office are there due to a stress-related issue.

There is no greater enemy to our health than stress. Yoga and meditation practices provide us with a means to step away from

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Best Self Magazine

Best Self Magazine6 min read
So Much More: One Woman’s Journey of Healing and Revealing Through Life’s Storms
_______ Over 1500 days ago, I thought I was going to die. I not only received a dreaded diagnosis that felt like life had dealt me a poor hand of Texas hold ‘em, but on top of that, it was like I had won the grand prize in one of the rarest death swe
Best Self Magazine3 min read
Discovering the Real You (Spoiler Alert: There’s More to You than You Think)
— This might be different advice than you are expecting to hear about discovering the real you. My first questions are: which ‘real you’? Who you are now? Or who you were ten years ago? Or the person you will be ten years from now?  I believe you mus
Best Self Magazine6 min read
Life After Miscarriage: The Healing Power of Non-Sexual Physical Touch
_______ It’s a plus! We’re pregnant! I ecstatically shared the proof from three tests with my sweetheart at the beginning of this year. I even took snapshots of three pink pluses, my evidence. Yet, truth be told, even within that happiness, I had th