Ankit Desai

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How to Find Your Zone Through Meditation and Samadhi

Have you ever known what someone will say before they say it or been able to predict future events?<p>Yogic texts suggest that through an advanced state …

Meditation

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

The brain learns completely differently than we've assumed since the 20th century

The brain is a complex network containing billions of neurons, where each of these neurons communicates simultaneously with thousands of other via …

Machine Learning

The ultimate abs workout to get ripped and burn abdominal fat

Thomas Barwick / Getty<p>Thomas Barwick / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 5-6<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>This heavy-duty series of workouts is meant to be a set of …

When meditation slips into mind chatter

Staying focused is not easy for most of us, but these practical aids to prayer can help.<p><b>Katrina,</b><p><b>My particular struggle with prayer is staying</b> …

Healing Meditation: Guided Meditation for Body Healing

“Your body possesses the innate capacity to heal itself. Science has proven, beyond doubt, that the contents of our thoughts and emotions directly …

Train Your Breath to Multiply Your Fitness

<b>Prepare to get weird.</b> Wherever you find yourself while you’re reading this, stop and notice where you feel your breath. Your nose? Your chest? Your …

Yoga

Understanding and Using the Simple Present Tense

The present simple tense is typically one of the first verb tenses that new English students learn. It is used to describe action that takes place on …

Language

Mindfulness matters: 4 ways to be more present in your life - TODAY.com

You may be hearing the word “mindfulness” a lot lately and wondering what it's about. Mindfulness simply means being grounded and present in your day-to-day. Instead of worrying about what’s going to happen or what’s already happened, you’re rooted in what’s actually happening.<p>Most people think …

Mindfulness

Using Drugs to Enhance Reality - How I Came To Krishna Consciousness

<b>How I Came To Krishna Consciousness</b><p><b>http://krishna.org/how-i-came-to-krishna-consciousness/</b><p><b>April 6, 2009 by acarya-dasa</b><p><b>Back in the days when I used to</b> …

A Meditation on Anxious Emotions

This practice involves deep investigation into the causes of anxious feelings. Through this practice, you can discover the story lines that tend to …

Mindfulness

This Easy Meditation Method Will Help Calm Your Anxiety

Clear my mind—seriously? If you're an anxious-type, and you've ever tried to meditate, you’ve probably asked yourself this question (while trying …

Meditation

Pick your practice wisely — meditation's benefits depend on its style

Focusing on your breath won’t make you nicer<p>Not all meditation is created equal, according to a new study. And if you’re looking to meditate to improve something specific, you should pick a practice that focuses on the thing you’d like to improve.<p>Many studies have been done to show the benefits of …

Mindfulness

How Guru Jagat helps you get your groove back in a techy and complex era

Guru Jagat may be the new model for a thoroughly modern, multimedia yogi and the fresh, female face making the Kundalini yoga tradition increasingly popular.<p>In her new book, "Invincible Living: The Power of Yoga, the Energy of Breath, and Other Tools for a Radiant Life" (Harper Elixir), Guru Jagat …

Yoga

How to meditate when you can’t sit still

I want to meditate. I really do. Everyone from celebrities to fitness instructors to neurosurgeons tell us it’s the answer to all that ails us. Having trouble at work? Meditate. Struggling with health issues? Meditate. Want to find your purpose in life? You guessed it: Meditate.<p>Although growing …

Meditation

The Seven Major Chakras

Study of the Chakras<p>The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. If we were able to see the chakras as many(psychics, in fact, …

6 Tips to Reduce Your Daily Stress and Anxiety

There are two major reasons that for several decadesmore Americans become stressed, agitated and anxious — which in turn increases their daily …

Mindfulness

How to Be Mindful While Reading

“Reading is so much a part of our everyday lives that we take it for granted – text messages, the banners that run across our televisions, the ads that pop up. And yet, reading can be a crucial opportunity for mindfulness — the ability to be in the present moment, aware while withholding judgment, …

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How to Breathe Your Way to Inner Calm

<b>“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” ~Etty Hillesum</b><p>Today I’d like to discuss something …

Mindfulness

Science Says This is What Happens to You When You Overthink Everything

Ruminating isn't the same as problem-solving.<p>Whether you beat yourself up for a mistake you made last week, or you fret about how you're going to succeed tomorrow, overthinking everything can be debilitating. Your inability to get out of your head will leave you in a constant state of anguish.<p>Of …

Mental Health

We May Already Have the Pills We Need to End Memory Loss

A Global Problem<p>Neurodegenerative diseases produce the symptoms of dementia by causing cells in the spinal cord and brain to die. Loss of these cells …

There's Only One Thing You Need to Know About Death, According to Buddhism | HelloCare

I think we can all agree that the fear of death is the greatest fear we can face. How can we wrap our minds around the mystery of the great unknown? …

Spirituality

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Hidden Secret to Not Giving a F*ck

If you’ve read ideas on Ideapod, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh.<p>It’s a …

What Happens When We Die, According to Buddhism

If you grew up in the west, you were probably taught that when we die we will either go to heaven or hell. Buddhism, however, offers a different view …

This Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh Will Help You Let Go of Hate and Become More Compassionate

If you’re anything like me, you’re bothered by all of the uncertainty and tension in politics. Since the election of Donald Trump, there seem only to …

25 Alan Watts Quotes That Will Make You Re-Think Everything

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

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