The Silent Mind

By Fabio Angeleri | Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga and Spirituality

3 Reasons I Think We Should All Do Yoga

This past weekend I was visiting with a group of women who were sharing about their battles with depression. My friend Cara turned to me and asked, …

Yoga

The Heart-Essence of Buddhist Meditation

Clinging to one’s school and condemning others<br>Is the certain way to waste one’s learning.<br>Since all dharma teachings are good,<br>Those who cling to …

Meditation

5 Reasons You (And Everyone Else) Are Having a Hard Time Meditating

Veteran ABC news anchor and self-proclaimed meditation evangelist Dan Harris is back with a second book, <i>Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics</i>, which has …

Meditation

Five Books to Begin Your Meditation Practice

With the growing awareness of the many benefits of mindfulness — enhanced emotional well-being, improved concentration and the reduction of stress …

Buddhism

The Breathing Technique You Should Try In 2018 For Less Stress & More Zen

When stress gets to the point of being truly overwhelming, it's easy to forget that the most natural and convenient way to relieve that anxiety lies …

Meditation

The Power of Meditation

In today’s busy world of working, networking, and the ongoing assaults of emails, texts, and family problems, we are saturated with the stress of psychological overload. Our minds are rarely at rest and our bodies are paying the price. You finish the end of a normal day and find that stress has …

Meditation

2 Myths That Get in the Way of a Regular Meditation Practice

In an era of fake news, nobody lies more to us than our own minds.<p>How else can we explain the common ideas that our lives were better in the good old …

Meditation

10 Mindfulness Researchers You Should Know

Since the early 2000s, research on mindfulness has been expanding rapidly. Here’s a look at 10 leaders in the field, what their research has shown …

Mindfulness

The Buddhist monk who went viral as 'the happiest man in the world' says you can learn to meditate in 5 minutes at a time

• <b>Matthieu Ricard, 71, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk who has been practicing meditation since his 20s.</b>• <b><br>Ricard has used his unlikely fame to teach others how to hone what he calls the "skill" of happiness.</b>• <b><br>He recommends everyone try compassion meditation, in which you focus on feelings of altruistic love</b> …

Meditation

The 3-Step Morning Routine That Changed My Life

Do you ever feel like you can’t get ahead during the day? Are you tired or sluggish and can’t seem to get energized? Are you constantly putting out …

Meditation

I Was A Meditation Skeptic …. Until I Tried To Make My Case

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ve been questioning whether some of our habits and</i> …

Mindfulness

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey 'resets' with 10 days of silence

The social network he runs is defined by its frenzied and near-constant babble, but Twitter's chief executive has embraced the total opposite, taking a 10-day vow of silence at the end of 2017.<p>Jack Dorsey has revealed that he had carried out a Vipassana meditation - an ancient pre-Buddhist …

Social Media

Deep-breathing exercises for a clear mind

Fill your lungs and empty your mind - deep-breathing techniques will help you keep a clear head<p>Breathing seems like something we do unconsciously, …

Mind

I Meditated Every Day For 30 Days To See If It'd Help My Stressed Out Skin & It Changed My Life

A little over a month ago, some seriously stubborn pimples popped up on my generally clear skin. These deep cystic babies appeared after an …

Meditation

The Perfect One-Minute Meditation

The holidays, and even this week before New Year’s, are a tough time to find time.<p>There’s the crunch of finishing work to take time off, gifts to buy and/or return, parties to attend and vacations to plan or head towards.<p>All this, plus time with the family beloved or not, can lead to a lot of …

Meditation

6 Ways to Get the Most From Meditation

Follow this advice and you'll always stay in the moment.<p>As someone who has performed stand-up comedy in front of 1,000 people and scaled a 20,000- foot mountain, I can tell you the only "must" that is critical to success in each is mindfulness.<p>Unless you stay "in the room" and react to every verbal …

Meditation

7 Reasons Why I Kept Trying to Meditate (Even After Failing Twice)

If thinking about your to-do list gives you heart palpitations, perhaps you need to change.<p>I tried meditating, and failed. I wasn't consistent, my schedule was hectic and I oftentimes hit snooze one (or two) many times. I didn't leave enough time to adhere to my meditation schedule that I planned …

5 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Bring More Mindfulness To Your Business

Practicing mindfulness can give you entrepreneurial superpowers and bring focus, clarity and growth to your business.<p>How do top entrepreneurs stay calm and focused while navigating exits, raising funding and running a business? The answer: mindfulness.<p>The promises of mindfulness have inspired major …

Here’s how to use mindfulness to make better decisions

A lot of the time you know what the smart thing to do is. But you’re still worried about how it might turn out. Or regrets about a past decision are …

How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

The science of breathing stands on quite ancient foundations. Centuries of wisdom instructs us to pay closer attention to our breathing, the most basic of things we do each day. And yet, maybe because breathing is so basic, it’s also easy to ignore. A brief review of the latest science on breathing …

Wellness

The mindfulness practice many highly successful people share

Tim Ferriss, self-help guru and author of <i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i>, has spent the past year interviewing professionals at the top of their field. He found …

Fit in my 40s: ‘If you breathe properly, it will improve skin, sleep, digestion, mood’

First, you must concentrate…<p>Esther Nagle is teaching me to breathe by Skype. If you breathe properly, filling your lungs from the belly to the throat, it will improve everything: skin, sleep, digestion, even impending Christmas stress. First, you must concentrate. “It’s not meditation – that has a …

After interviewing 140 people at the top of their fields, Tim Ferriss realized almost all of them share the same habit

• <b>For his new book "Tribe of Mentors," bestselling author and star podcast host Tim Ferriss sent 11 questions to 140 people at the top of their fields.</b>• <b><br>He found that regardless of industry, the vast majority of respondents had a mindfulness or meditation practice.</b>• <b><br>He meditates every morning for 20</b> …

20 Lao Tzu Quotes to Inspire Greatness and Instill Wisdom

Without a doubt, you’ve heard his name before.<p>Lao Tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher born around the fourth or fifth century B.C. and who authored …

Taoism

Top 10 Alan Watts Quotes you should Remember

Alan Watts is considered as the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West. He had an astonishing and an indescribable way …

Science says controlled breathing may help alleviate stress

For millennia it’s been understood—though not scientifically documented—that breathing deeply or simply paying attention to breathing can help …

Meditation and Mindfulness Tips to Combat Everyday Worries and Life's Big Questions

Meditation and Mindfulness Tips to Combat Everyday Worries and Life’s Big Questions<p>Anxiety. Stress. Feeling overwhelmed. Life is messy. Life is fun. …

21 Wise Buddhism Zen Quotes TO UNLOCK YOUR BLESSINGS

1. It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.<p>2. Hurricane Katrina …

What Happened When I Took a Vow of Silence

My heart is racing. An imaginary band tightens around my chest. I want to scream, but my mouth can’t produce sound. I want to run, but my feet feel …

Mind