About Joyful Mind's Shakti Burke
My secret sauce is yoga and mindfulness ... and meditation.
Mindfulness is great coz it creates ease in our daily experience.
Have you noticed how, when life is difficult, you want to get rid of the blah stuff? We just want it to go away. The last thing we want to do it bring our attention to it.
Strange as it seems, Mindfulness reduces discomfort by bringing our attention to our experience in a particular way that is relieving and transformative.
The insights of positive psychology lend an extra dimension to age-old wisdom. I enjoy weaving contemporary material into my classes.
My own journey into Mindful Living began in the mid-1980's in response to a stressful episode in my life. Who would have thought cultivating the art of 'being present' would be so life-changing?
I soon became a passionate yoga and meditation teacher. Of course I’ve learned a lot since then and the journey continues.
In my personal life today I’m a contented wife, awe-struck mother, one of five sisters, student of Vajrayana meditation, writer, educator, innovator and firm believer that deep down everyone wants to see the glass half full, if not overflowing!
I’ve also worked in publishing, run a freelance picture research business in Sydney, lived in an Indian ashram, spruiked on the stall of a travelling fair, studied Sanskrit, made music video clips with kids and campaigned for action on climate change.
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