How Can Meditation Help Me With This Problem?

I cannot even count how many times my meditation practice has saved me: from living with cancer (over 10 years now) to surgeries, heart break, anxiety, depression – you name it.

Each day when I sit on my cushion, even if my dogs are on my lap and it’s hard, I can set myself up for a better day. How? 


First – check in with what is true. The great sages of classical yoga knew that the root of all our suffering is Avidya (wrong knowledge). What is this great misunderstanding that we have? It is feeling alone and separate. It is the feeling that we are not a part of the whole. 

Our practice helps connect us to source—the source that lies inside of each of us, no matter what religion or spiritual orientation. 


I believe when we practice being part of the whole, it takes us out of our misery and sets us down steady and balanced in ourselves, as our own best friends, ready to step up to our own aid.

Second – you can use different techniques for different issues. The ancient Tantrics developed a variety of techniques to use for different problems... 


Need healing? Need grounding? Need to give up a habit? Need to forgive? Need to change? Need to lose weight, make more money, find your partner, feel whole, de-stress? 

There is a meditation for that! When we have enough techniques in our tool box, we can face anything. 

Most traditions agree that consistent practice makes all the difference. But, wait, there’s more! While jumping on a guided meditation app might help a little, actually working with a qualified meditation teacher who can personalize your practice to your individual needs is key. Just listening and drifting off into dreamland will not affect change. But you can. You can learn to change how you see. This is mighty!


For example, a student recently mentioned that she was anxious, out of sorts and could not find her way. To just sit and try to watch her breath at this point would possibly cause even more anxiety! A beautiful guided visualization might help for a few minutes. But the practice that helps the most is one that helps her find her own capacity for steadiness. Coupled with breath practice – she has a winning combination.


I advocate for YOU. I hope that you will consider jumping in for my upcoming meditation immersion. Come see what all the great benefits are about – and yes, meditation can help with that problem! 


xoxo, René


Looking for a light dessert that’s easy to make and Ayurveda-approved? 

Consider trying these baked pears!โ 


Baked Pears are:โ 

๐Ÿ Calming, comforting, and can relieve restlessness.โ 

๐Ÿ Soothing for the gut.โ 

๐Ÿ Cooling and break up mucus (hello, flu season).โ 

๐Ÿ High in fiber and help with elimination.โ 

๐Ÿ Sattvic, Prana, and Alkalizing.โ 

๐Ÿ Pacifying for all three doshas.โ 



What you need:โ 

Medium Bake pan





Maple Syrup (Optional) 




To make baked pears, preheat your oven to 350F. Lay halved pears down on a baking dish and coat the bottom with water. Sprinkle the pears with a bit of cinnamon and cardamom, then bake until tender. You can eat them right out of the oven with a drizzle of maple syrup, or keep them in your fridge in an airtight container for a few days - eat them on oatmeal, yogurt, or on their own!โ