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Taking Tension Out of Attention

Illustrations by Nomoco“You need to concentrate harder!”How many times did I hear this phrase—or some variant of it—during school. My second grade …

Meditation

7 Ways Mindfulness Can Unlock Your Authentic Self

<i>It's not about raising the bar by expecting more out of yourself, your family life, or the world you live in. It's about totally removing the bar, setting yourself free to live a more joy-filled and satisfying life.</i><p>Over the course of our busy lives, in between family, work, and dinner parties, we …

Where Meditation, Flow, Neuroscience & Spirituality Meet.

Think about when you are at your absolute best, doing something you enjoy. Do you have to think about it, or does it just <i>flow</i>?<p>If you know what I’m …

10 Amazing Benefits Of Meditating Every Morning

My morning routine has been the same for years: I wake up at around 6 a.m. in eager anticipation of my first meditation of the day. I start by …

Meditation

5 Powerful Ways Mindfulness Meditation Will Change Your Life

Years ago, I bought a book on a whim. Little did I know that it would completely transform my life and lead me on the path I tread today.That book …

Mindfulness

How To Meditate For Beginners: The 3 Ingredients You Need to Succeed

If you want to learn to meditate, there is a seemingly endless variety of practices, paths, and techniques to choose from. But in the end, all you …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

Consciousness

Science Shows Meditation Can Keep the Brain Young (and Guide for Beginnners)

Plenty of scientific studies have shown that physical exercise is a powerful tool to slow down the effects of aging. Among other benefits, regular …

Meditation

The Role of Meditation in Mental Health

Meditation has traditionally been associated with Eastern mysticism but science is beginning to show that cultivating a “heightened” state of …

6 Breathing Exercises to Relax in 10 Minutes or Less

Over-worked, under-slept, and feeling pressure like <i>whoa</i>? There are plenty of ways to find calm—without investing in a 90-minute massage. Turns out …

Yoga

Why Meditation & Visualization Aren't The Same (And How To Use Them)

You often hear the words <i>meditation</i> and <i>visualization</i> used interchangeably, but they’re really not the same thing. Meditation and visualization affect …

The Power of Meditation: Sit Your Way to a Happier Life

<b>“While meditating we are simply seeing what the mind has been doing all along.” ~Allan Lokos</b><p>People around the globe have practiced meditation for …

The Ultimate Guide to the Eight Limbs of Yoga

The Eight Limbs of Yoga are the yogi's guide to living. From how to conduct yourself, to Asana practice, to the ultimate connection with the …

Yoga

Yoga for Bedtime

Need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep?<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close your eyes and rest your hands on …

9 Eternally Vital Life Skills (That They Don’t Teach You in School)

You can't navigate the human experience without these.The post 9 Eternally Vital Life Skills (That They Don’t Teach You in School) appeared first on …

6 Signs You're Meditating All Wrong + What To Do Instead

I remember the first time I tried to meditate and thought, “This is so not what I thought it would be!”<p>I had a very clear image in my mind of what …

Meditation

I do this simple meditation on my walk to work each morning and it's had a huge impact on my life

Meditation has had a huge effect on my life in many small ways. ABC news anchor Dan Harris said it best in his amazing book on mindfulness, it sort of makes you "10% happier." And that's wonderful. I'm only a few months in and can't say I'm 10% happier, maybe 5, but I'm on my way!<p>My regular form of …

Meditation

Practice Meditation, Then Repeat Daily

Let's talk about the stuff you might do every day: brush your teeth? Change your underpants. Make the bed. Eat. Brush your hair. Wash dishes. Most daily routines are of necessity, it seems. But are they really? In our human history, there existed periods of time in which a person might have only …

The Process Of Meditation - How To Deepen Your Practice

[<i>Originally published as a guest post on HighExistence.com (slightly adapted version)</i>]<p>“I’ve been meditating every day for 20-30 minutes, for the past …

Meditation

Think You Don’t Have Time to Meditate? Try This

A few months ago, I walked into my favorite cafe, Subia’s in downtown Jersey City, and it was as bustling as ever. People were chatting, music was …

Meditation

Can't Sit Still? 3 Styles Of Meditation To Help You Develop A Habit

It is said that the Buddha gave 84,000 different kinds of teachings to meet the needs of every kind of being. In the same spirit, an individually …

The Power of Presence: 3 Simple Ways to Harness Mindfulness

We hear a lot about being mindful - not just within spiritual circles - but more and more in the work place.<p>What exactly is mindfulness?<p>Simply, mindfulness is awareness of the present or the ability to be present in all aspects of our lives. It's a honing of the mind to focus on what is happening …

Mindfulness

Meditation, Literally Reshaping Your Brain

Mediation’s been around for centuries. It’s considered a corner stone for mental health by numerous eastern religions, but meditation isn’t a …

Meditation

The Meditation You Can Do Anywhere

The first meditation I ever learned was also the most powerful. It consisted of just sitting with the breath. I was six years old. My parents are …

10 Creative Meditation Techniques

March 23, 2015<p>Quick and Easy Meditation Techniques<p><b>by Regina Chouza</b><p>A quick Google search will yield dozens of reasons to meditate, whether it’s stress …

Meditation

How to Connect With Your Inner-Guide and Why it Matters

David James Lees, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>In this teaching I’ll introduce you to the Taoist understanding of the <i>Inner-Guide</i> and why it’s so important to …

Morning Meditation

For some months I have returned to a meditation practice, a bum shoulder keeping me from yoga. My teacher's words murmuring to me, "Bring yoga into your life in whatever way you can," I creep downstairs in the dark, huddled into a purple fleece robe, slippers on my feet, and take my place in the …

Yoga