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What the Brain Reveals about Gratitude

Imagine you are on the run from a Nazi manhunt and are taken under the protection of a stranger. This stranger spends the winter providing you with …

The Brain

Why It’s Hard to Live in the Present Moment

Why is it so difficult to properly enjoy what’s right in front of us? And why are so many events easier to enjoy or savor <i>after</i> they’ve happened? In …

Mindfulness

Buddhism and the Nature of Things

Buddha Nature is a term used often in Mahayana Buddhism that isn't easy to define. To add to the confusion, understanding what it is varies from …

Buddhism

3 Little Things You Should Do Every Day Before Noon

<i>A good morning, and thus a good day, aren’t just experiences that magically happen—they are created consciously.</i>Most of us—of all ages and …

Productivity

Could we one day heal the mind by taking control of our dreams?

About 50 per cent of us will at some point in our lives experience “waking up” and being conscious while still in a dream – possibly, we may even be …

Consciousness

​Mindful Aging: What It Is And Why You Should Be Doing It

Mindfulness has infused itself into just about every nook and cranny of the wellness space. You can eat mindfully, breathe mindfully, and exercise mindfully. But did you know that you can also <i>age</i> mindfully?<p>Practicing mindfulness has been shown to ease feelings of stress, anxiety, and even …

Mindfulness

The Meditation Cure

A basic practice of Buddhism turns out to be one of the best ways to deal with the anxieties and appetites bequeathed to us by our evolutionary history<p>Much of Buddhism can be boiled down to a bad-news/good-news story. The bad news is that life is full of suffering and we humans are full of …

Meditation

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Who is the happiest man in the world?<p>If you Google it, the name "Matthieu Ricard" pops up.<p>Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally …

Happiness

13 Unexpected Life Lessons You Can Learn Just From Practicing Yoga

When I started practicing yoga during my sophomore year of college, it was purely a way to pass the time during a particularly rough time in my life, …

Yoga

How Silent Meditation Helped Me Succeed at Work

In this opinion piece, BCG’s Payal Sheth explains how a meditation technique transformed the way she thinks and engages with people.

Meditation

10 Ways to Majorly Reduce Anxiety in a Very, Very Stressful World

<i>Let's get real: life can be pretty stressful. Like, really stressful. Luckily, experts at YourTango have uncovered some great tips so you can cut down on all that anxiety and live a more balanced, healthy, and relaxing lifestyle. Here's what they found.</i><p>Instant calm and happiness.<p>Through the daily …

Wellness

5 Mindfulness Techniques That Will Improve Your Relationships and Make You a Better Leader

Greater mindfulness can make you a much more effective leader. It will give you better insight on both employees and customers, and help you make …

Mindfulness

10 Fitness And Health Benefits Of Meditation And Mindfulness

The advantages of these zen practices go beyond relaxation — they can help you in the gym, at work, and even in bed.<p>WE KNOW. YOU’D rather spend your …

Stage Five Of Qi Cultivation – Directing Qi

Our Body’s Innate Capacity To Heal<p>As our qi cultivation journey continues, I’d invite you to consider now what typically we take for granted: the …

Qigong

Five Zen Principles to Live By

Practical wisdom that instantly improves your life<p>I love practical advice that you can immediately apply to your life. And Zen, a school of Mahayana …

Buddhism

Seven Ways Not To Be A Resentful, Ungrateful, Entitled Turd

<i>“We always may be what we might have been.” ~ Adelaide Anne Procter</i><p><b>“I spend so much time and energy complaining and blaming – I mean, a lot of time and energy. It’s hard for me to imagine that it’s much fun for others to be around me. If anything does not go my way, I stew about it, find fault,</b> …

Happiness

Learn How to Practice Your Inner Smile With Taoism

One of the most well-known of Taoist neidan ( inner alchemy) practices is the "inner smile" - in which we smile inwardly to each of the major organs …

Yoga

Taoist Breathing Techniques: Abdominal, Reverse, & Vase

Have fun exploring these three simple breathing practices – all of which I’ve found to be beneficial in numerous ways. Things to remember with all of …

Yoga

50 People Share What They're Grateful to Do Every Day

At night, when you think about how you spent your day, how often do you focus on all the things you <i>had</i> to do?<p><i>I worked. I ran errands. I went to the</i> …

Love

How 10 Minutes Of Meditation A Day Changed My Life

Want to Be Happier and Improve Every Aspect of Your Life?Meditation is no joke. It’s the best way to improve your life and build a foundation for …

Mindfulness

Understanding And Practicing Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation has become quite a vital part of my daily routine, it's just as important as eating and exercising. Whilst the body needs looking after, so does the mind.<p>I recently wrote about an eight-week Mindfulness meditation course I completed that has provided me with meditation …

How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain

With the rise of managed health care, which emphasizes cost-efficiency and brevity, mental health professionals have had to confront this burning …

Happiness

There's A New Way to Use Meditation to Reshape Your Brain

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Meditation

Worried that my kids would only remember me as a stressed-out mom, I tried this.

I slammed a glass plate down on the wooden dining room table, where it shattered into tiny pieces that flew around the room. My husband and children stared at me, slack-jawed and wide-eyed. No one, not even I, could believe that I had just smashed a salad plate. But there I was with tears streaming …

Parenting

The Powerful Lifehack I Learned After 7 Days Of Silent Meditation

For years, many of my friends in Silicon Valley have sworn that silent meditation retreats are life-changing. I’ve been meditating for over a decade, so I thought I was decently well versed in what the practice could do for me: twenty minutes of deep breathing calmed me down and helped me …

At The Molecular Level: A New Study Examines The Deep Benefits Of Meditation, Yoga And Tai Chi

<b>Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us; they can 'reverse' the molecular reactions in our DNA</b> …

I Meditated Every Day Before My Workout For A Week And I Achieved The Impossible

As a yoga teacher, meditation is an extremely important part of my daily practice.<p>Essentially, meditation seeks to transform the mind in some way …

Fitness

5 Ways Mindfulness Can Help You Sleep Better

If you've been spending time scrolling through your social media feed or reading the news lately, chances are good that you've crossed paths with the word "mindfulness." The practice has recently become a major part of discussions regarding sleep, stress, and anxiety, and unlike quick fixes and …

Yoga and Meditation Can Change Your Genes, Study Says

Yoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness …

T'ai Chi

3 Easy Ways to Be More Mindful Every Day

Taking 5 minutes every day ends up being a lot more effective than 45 minutes once a week.<p><i>How can people experience/incorporate mindfulness in their daily lives? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</i> …