Brendan Mulcahy

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How Mindful Meditation Can Actually Change Your Brain

You may have heard Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Katy Perry talk about "mindfulness meditation," but new research has found it's not just a celebrity buzzword.<p>A new study published in the journal <i>Biological Psychiatry</i> discovered that mindfulness meditation, which focuses on breathing and …

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Here’s How To Tell If You’re Doing Chaturanga The Right Way

Chaturanga Dandasana, the nemesis pose of every beginner yogi, lays the foundation for a strong, solid practice. The Chaturanga is basically like a …

Buddhism and the Messiness of Everyday Thinking

I am sitting in the Forest Refuge dining hall eating my breakfast oatmeal. I'm 4 weeks into a 3-month silent meditation retreat. My mind, however, is anything but silent: I'm in a fierce argument with the estate of songwriter Jimmy Webb.<p><i>Papancha</i>. It's a Pali word often translated as "endless mental …

A 30-Minute Yoga Workout to Get Your Heart Racing

When your days are packed with work deadlines, dinners, and, let's be honest, Netflix and chilling, squeezing in a full-on yoga session sounds …

Restorative Yoga Is Like Adult Nap Time

Relaxation is just as important as exercise when it comes to your health.<p>The secret to a long, healthy life may have more to do with how much, how …

What if Schools Taught Kindness?

<b>Laura Pinger</b> and <b>Lisa Flook</b> of the Center for Healthy Minds share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.<p>Walking to class one day, one of us (Laura) saw a young student crying and waiting for his mother to arrive--he had split his chin while playing. When Laura got to …

How to Build a House Using Wooden Pallets

DIY wooden pallet creations are an increasingly popular trend, with projects ranging from building pieces of furniture to even making an outdoor …

20 of the Best Kettlebell Exercises of All Time

Kettlebells make your gym and home workouts exponentially better—we’d say easier, but that’s not really the case. An all-in-one fitness tool that …