Armpit (aka Axilla)

I (heart) body odor

7:55 am commuting to work during rush hour. Jump onto the A train. There’s a coveted corner seat – yay! I nestle my foot through one strap of my backpack (for security) and put it on the floor behind my legs so that I can meditate. I close my eyes. I inhale. I exhale. As…

Dreamy Waterfall

Guess How Many Thoughts You Have In a Minute?

The average person has 50 thoughts per minute!! Just notice the wondrous waterfall of your mind tirelessly generating thoughts just as effortlessly as your heart pumps blood — moment after moment after moment. This video “What Your Body Does in 30 Seconds” is an astounding overview of what’s happening inside you. Do not be dismayed…

Flor

Put a Trance on Me

Meditating and being in a trance are related states.In both meditation and trance, you: -Close your eyes -Still your body -Don’t do anything else -Cultivate focus When we meditate, we do one thing with all our mental ability and naturally enter a trance state during which many beneficial changes take place in our bodies: our…

A Daisy as Tall as a Tree

It’s not a figment of the imagination. It’s real, and it grows in the Andes in a place where evolution runs faster than the rest of the world. Espeletia uribei This fabulous fact — that evolution can run faster in different parts of the world — makes me want to listen to a happy song…

Blind Spot

Do You Know Where Your Blind Spot Is?

This cool video lets you examine your blind spot, the place where your optic nerve goes into your retina. Usually each eye can compensate for the other eye and we have the illusion of an unbroken field of vision. But it is just that, an illusion. [Thanks to Brown student Guillaume Riesen, from an insight…