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That red light on your commute is an opportunity for mindfulness

Buy Photo<p><i>“Depression lives in the past and anxiety lives in the future. Alternately, calmness and peace of mind live in the present.” Psychology</i> …

Aura Is a Mindfulness App That Uses AI to Help You Meditate

It’s been recognized by Forbes, TechCrunch, and Product Hunt.<p>The new year usually brings about a new focus on physical health — but mental health …

5 Ways to Focus Your Energy During a Work Crunch

Work invariably ebbs and flows, cycling between steady states, where we feel more in control of the pace and workload, and peak periods, where the work crunch hits us hard. Unexpected setbacks, project sprints, or even vacations and holidays can create mayhem and tension. Maintaining focus and …

The Human Superpowers: Mindfulness, Focus, and Goodwill Building

We have two Pyrex measuring cups we use for cooking at home: one holds two cups and the other holds four cups. It would be ineffective for me to pour …

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Got Work To Do But Can’t Keep Your Mind On It? This Simple Skill Will Fix The Problem—forever.

You're reading Got Work To Do But Can’t Keep Your Mind On It? This Simple Skill Will Fix The Problem—forever., originally posted on Pick the Brain | …

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The Simple Trick Google Employees Use to Avoid Burnout That You Can Steal Right Now

Is work putting you in a rut? Before you hit a burnout, get back into the swing of things with a simple practice that's worked wonders for Google …

7 Must-Know Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Restorative Practice

In YJ's newest course, Restorative Yoga 101, Jillian Pransky, director of Restorative Therapeutic Yoga teacher training for YogaWorks and author of …

The One Question I Ask To Stop Negative Thoughts From Ruining My Day

No meditation needed.<p><i>This piece originally appeared on Shine, a free daily text service, and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>I like to think I’m an unofficial expert on negative thinking. It’s not unusual for me to start and finish the day ruminating on something that <i>could</i> go wrong–but most likely …

The key to a good night’s sleep? Stop trying so hard

Until this week, I had never realised the true extent insomnia had taken over my life.<p>My sleep anxiety had become so all-consuming, I’d race home …

Lucid Dreaming Meditation: A Guided Meditation for Deep Sleep

Allow yourself to step into a blissful and relaxing state of being with an incredibly beautiful lucid dreaming meditation. This lucid dreaming …

Here’s How A Month Of Zen Meditation Changed My Life

The Buddhist meditation practice is over 1,500 years old, but modern science says it has very real mental and physical health benefits.<p>On a trip to Japan last year, one of the places I visited was Kyoto, home to over 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. During one of my daily walks exploring …

How to Meditate While Driving.

There are many more ways to meditate then we initially think. And yes, I am entirely serious when I say that driving is one of them.<p>Meditation has …

Manifest Your Dream Career (Guided Audio Meditation)

So far in my career, I've taught 1500 students. Just one year left to go in their high school career, I focused our final projects on helping them follow their bliss into a dream career, whether that is the astronomical entrepreneurial path like that of Elon Musk or diving into the intricacies of …

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Unplug or Unravel: Seek Peace Over Anger Through Meditation

Recently I found myself angry, irritable and frustrated by the littlest interruption in my day. I had been so fixed on meeting an upcoming publishing deadline and launching a new course that I would get frustrated when I didn't get what I thought was enough done. I soon realized that my rigid …

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How Taming the Mind is Like Riding a Horse

In traditional descriptions, meditation is likened to training a horse. The sensations, impulses, and reactions in our bodies are like the untamed …

The Little-Known Downsides of Mindfulness Practice

As I pointed out recently, mindfulness practice has entered the mainstream of western culture to such an extent that 2014 was proclaimed as “The Year …

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How to Gain Clarity in Your Life

Henry David Thoreau famously wrote that most people (‘the mass of men’) live lives of quiet desperation. Most of us probably wouldn’t describe our …

Meditation

Adding this 10-minute exercise to your morning routine can help you focus for the rest of the day

"It's the first thing I do when I get up," Bryant told the Huffington Post. "I find that to be the best way to start the day. It gets me in balance before the busyness and hecticness of the day kicks off."<p>He's not the only one. Jerry Seinfeld gets up at 6:15 a.m. to meditate because it helps him …

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Daily Meditation: Feeling Lost

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a song by folk singer Sibylle Baier. With beautiful poetry, Baier describes …

5 Best Meditation Apps to Find Your Inner Calmness

There are numerous health benefits to mindfulness and meditation. Here's how you can achieve zen in less than 10 minutes.<p>The glowing trend of achieving mindfulness through technology and mobile apps couldn't have come at a better time. With National Relaxation Day coming this weekend (Saturday, …

20 Meditation Tips for Beginners

If you're new to meditation, then you might feel overwhelmed when trying to keep so many instructions in your head: <i>watch your breathing, calm your mind, keep your back straight...</i><p>To take the pressure off and allow your practice to unfold more naturally, here are 20 priceless tips to help you get …

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