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Yoga could slow the harmful effects of stress and inflammation

Stress accounts for between 60% and 80% of visits to primary care doctors. Chronic stress has been linked to accelerated biological aging, and …

15 Practical tips to help you understand your own mind

Understanding our own mind is not an easy, but if you can meditate well, you can. Our mind performs so many tasks that sometimes it can confuse you. …

5 things people get wrong about mindfulness - Mindful

Myth 1: Mindfulness fixes something that’s wrong with you<p><i>What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I do this? I’m so bad at it. I’m just bad altogether.</i> My <i>mind</i> …

Mindfulness

Why Time Feels Like It’s Flying By (and How To Slow It Down)

Our parents warned us about it, but it’s hard to understand until you experience it first hand: as you get older, time seems to fly. It catches you …

How Stress Affects Your Goals and Habits

Whether you like it or not, stress plays a significant role in your life.<p>Not all stress is bad. It can build resilience and enhance performance. Chronic stress, on the other hand, can wreak havoc on our brains and bodies.<p>It also has a profound effect on our behavior. Not just where we focus our …

Deepak Chopra shares 4 ways to be mindful like the most successful people on earth

"They are machines. There is no difference between you and your computer," the award-winning author and physician told Business Insider this week while promoting the new documentary he's in, "Mindfulness: Be Happy Now."<p>To combat this, people can practice mindfulness, or the art of being present. …

The psychological benefits of gratitude closely mirror those of meditation

Recently, I was watching television with my son when an ad came on for a cell phone company. The tagline for the ad said, “Get ready for Thanksgetting.”<p>“Wow.” My 17-year-old looked at me in disbelief. “It kind of seems like they are missing the point.”<p>I still am not entirely sure how we were …

Mindfulness

The Zen of Adult Coloring Books

I get it now.<p>I have never changed my mind about anything as quickly or completely as I changed my mind about adult coloring books. I found the trend mostly baffling and maybe a little dumb. But I saw some in a bookstore the other day and I immediately said to my friend, “Well, I'm not leaving here …

How to Live Your Best Life, According to a Roman Emperor

Marcus Aurelius has been read for 1800 or so years now and he’s arguably just as relevant today as he was when he was ruler of the Roman …

Biographies

8 Proven Ways To Overcome Work Stress

Do you feel like stress is preventing you from achieving your full potential in your work life?<p>When stress strikes, your brain enters ‘fight or …

5 Scientific Reasons To Practice Mindfulness Meditation

Living our best life requires an investment in our health. It requires a lifelong commitment to practices that keep the mind and body replenished and …

Meditation room helps staffing company employees focus

Every Monday morning at 11:30, a reminder pops up on Katie Buchta’s Outlook calendar: Meditation.<p>Buchta heads down the hall to a quiet room where …

Lifelong Practice: 8 Common Yoga Mistakes & How to Fix Them.

<i>Chatturunga</i> and <i>Asthang Purnam</i> (knees, chest, chin) are the most commonly repeated portion of vinyasa, ashtanga and some hatha yoga classes.<p>From …

12 Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes That Will Bring You Inner Peace

Thich Nhat Hanh, a writer, monk, spiritual leader that’s known as the ‘The Father of Mindfulness” has influenced countless of people around the world …

Meditation

Here's Why You Should Learn To Practice Mindfuless

Infographic courtesy Information Is Beautiful. Plus three short and relaxing guided meditations to help you get started.

5 mindfulness techniques to make you a better leader

That advice comes from Charles Francis, author of "Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple: Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace" and director of the Mindfulness Meditation Institute.<p>Sounds good — so how do you achieve greater mindfulness? Meditation is certainly one powerful way to do it, and it …

Thich Nhat Hanh Gives 5 Exercises To Master Mindfulness

Mindfulness<p>Our true home is not in the past. Our true home is not in the future. Our true home is in the here and the now. Life is available only in …

Meditation

Spiritual Fridays: 3 reasons why you should practise mindful eating

When the Buddha attained enlightenment, the first question he was asked, “How are you feeling?” His response was, “When I am eating a tangerine, I am …

Nutrition

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness

The Scientific Benefits of Mindfulness

Hundreds of mindfulness studies are published every year. The research has found that not only are mindful people more prone to wellbeing, but …

All Thoughts Are Energy - 4 Simple Ways Your Thoughts Can Change The World

By In5D on January 30, 2015 in Spiritual Awakening<p><b>In5D PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/in5d Add YOUR name to our In5D Wall of Gratitude with a</b> …

6 Surprising Reasons Gratitude Is Great for Your Health

<i>This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.</i><p><i>Count your blessings. Say “thank you.” Consider yourself lucky.</i> They’re directives our parents …

Happiness

5 secrets for staying positive from world's oldest yoga teacher, 96

Tao Porchon-Lynch is the Guinness-certified world’s oldest yoga teacher, but she's far too busy to rest on her laurels. At 96, she still teaches yoga everywhere from the New York City suburb where she lives to the island of Jamaica and the Kripalu Center in Massachusetts. That's in between winning …

Yoga

15 Damaging Myths About Life We Should All Stop Believing

<b>1. There is a single definition of success.</b><p>And it involves an established career, large house, acceptable body shape, marriage and annual holidays.<p>Everyone has their own path to walk in this life, and what brings true meaning and deep fulfillment differs for all of us.<p>Let go of your need to fit to …

Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment.<p><i>Huh?</i><p>So is it better to be unfocused or focused?<p>Let’s …

Mindfulness

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

5 Ways Modern Science Is Embracing Ancient Indian Wisdom

The embrace of Eastern philosophy and mysticism in the West has a long history, from the writings of "the first American yogi" Henry David Thoreau, to the Beatles' famous 1968 pilgrimage to India, to the current scientific interest in ancient contemplative practices like meditation and yoga.<p>The …

5 Reasons to Practice Mindfulness in 2015

Of all the ancient and modern practices designed to wake us up, why has the simple practice of Mindfulness and Mindful Meditation arrived at the forefront of our cultural sensibility?<p>Why is it taking hold so strongly in our American healthcare, academic and business institutions? What makes …