The Silent Mind

By Fabio Angeleri | Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga and Spirituality

How to meditate

Meditation as a spiritual practice is essential for your spiritual development and increased alignment with the Divine Self. Frequent meditation will …

Meditation

Yoga Nidra: Deep Yogic Sleep To De-Stress Your Mind

by Z Living Staff<p>Yogic sleep, or yoga <i>nidra</i>, is a method of advanced relaxation that can draw you into a deep, replenishing sleep, or provide a …

Health

How to take a Mindfulness Meditation Challenge

Days will pass away even weeks, barely you will feel it, there will come a time when you will leave with regrets, you will face uncountable questions …

Meditation

5 Reasons You Should Want To Be A Creative Thinking Genius And How You Can Easily Get Into The Creative Flow

<b>1.The best ideas come from tuning into your creative genius zone.</b> We all have one, we only need to practice accessing it more often. Wouldn't it be great to know exactly how to tune into your creative thoughts whenever you need a boost of inspiration? Bringing your thought process to a higher …

Meditation

6 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Mindfulness And Meditation

When I tell people that I’m a lawyer who teaches other lawyers and professionals to practice mindfulness and meditation, I get a lot of puzzled looks. Lawyers may seem like an unlikely group of professionals to practice mindfulness and meditation, but there’s a growing number of law schools and law …

Mindfulness

Thinking Too Much Makes You Miss The World Around You

When our minds are burdened, we lose both our creativity and skills of observation. Time to unwind.<p>"Life moves pretty fast," said Ferris Bueller. "If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." And according to a new study published in <i>Psychological Science</i>, he was dead right: …

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

3 Zen Short Stories with Incredible Depth

Zen stories are ancient words of wisdom from Zen masters. Here we have selected 3 Zen short stories with incredible depth.

Short Stories

The Secret to Creating a Calm Mind and a Cool Temper

Learn how focusing on your breath for only minutes a day can grow mental strength and resilience.<p>Can you remember a time when you were lying in bed, wrestling with a problem and the entangled emotions surrounding it? Have there been nights when intrusive thoughts and difficult memories keep you …

Meditation

How Yoga Changes Your Brain And Mental Health Tremendously

If you are a yoga fan, you are probably well aware of how many physical benefits this practice can bring. Studies in the past have shown that yoga …

Mental Health

Healthy ways to deal with the endless violent news cycle

Senseless shootings and acts of terrorism have somehow become so pervasive that there isn’t even time to fully understand and process one before …

Meditation

The Transcendent Moment Martha Beck Had After 20 Years of Meditation

How Martha Beck got a few monkeys off her back.<p>I clearly—though unwillingly—recall my first-ever meditation. I was 23, headed for Japan, and I'd purchased a slim volume on Zen Buddhism. Back then I thought meditation seemed a little weird, but you know, when in Tokyo.... So I faced a wall, read and …

Meditation

This Former Monk Explains Why You're Tackling Mindfulness All Wrong

Why you're doing mindfulness all wrong.<p>If you're up-to-date on your buzzwords, then you'll know that mindfulness is the new black.<p>It seems that everyone has their own idea of what it means to be mindful. Apps like Headspace, Smiling Mind and iMindfulness promise to help you center yourself, clear …

Mindfulness

Why Can't I Meditate? 7 Solutions to Common Meditation Blockers

Meditation might be the biggest self-care trend since yoga, and for good reason—it’s been shown to help with everything from easing anxiety to …

Meditation

If you’ve always wanted to try meditation, use this guide to get started

Finding a comfortable seated position is important. (iStockphoto)<p>Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan and many other big names swear by it.<p>We’re talking meditation — a practice that’s usually done daily and involves sitting quietly for 20 to 30 minutes to calm and observe the …

Meditation

Spiritual Healing: Why Young Women Are Turning to Shamans to Fix Themselves

​Yoga? Been there. Meditation. Done that. In the pursuit of health and well-being, another ancient practice is now taking hold.<p>Kate Hudson was married by one. Greta Gerwig has her go-to, as does designer Mara Hoffman. You could say all the cool girls have one, and no, I'm not talking about the …

Health

Why You Should Spend 5 Minutes in Total Silence Every Morning

It teaches your brain how to have good insights.<p>Here's a crazy idea. What if you spent five minutes in the morning after you are fully awake in total silence? As you can guess, it might be a little boring. Most of us wake up and immediately reach for a smartphone or rush to the shower. We enter …

Mornings

I'd Never Been Able To Meditate. Here's What Finally Worked For Me

<i>Is it possible for literally everything to go wrong in one day?</i> I thought to myself as I angrily laced up my sneakers.<p>It was a Tuesday, and I'd slept …

Meditation

Stop and Breathe

<i>Bells break in on our cares in order to remind us that all things pass away and that our preoccupations are not important. They speak to us of our</i> …

Buddhism

30 Signs You're Benefiting From Meditation, Even If It Feels Like You're Not

Meditation is a practice that can feel wildly counterintuitive. One morning you're floating in a blissful paradise, and the next your mind is busier …

Meditation

Crucial Lessons From My Time In A Monastery

<i>By Gigi Falk, Duke student</i><p>I have focused my meditation in these past days on the art of breathing, as I use my breath to draw every corner of my wandering, sleepy, or agitated mind back into my current moment of existence. By continuously drawing my attention to nothing but the rising and falling …

Buddhism

4 Ways Meditation Has Changed Me

Lately I’ve been meditating every day at lunchtime for half an hour. This is the strongest my practice has ever been. I look forward to sitting every …

Meditation

Is This Where Your Mindfulness Practice Is Going Wrong?

<b>Interview with Ryan Niemiec</b><p>In a world that seems to grow increasingly loud, distracting and busy, the idea that we can create an oasis of calm in which our problems melt away is not only appealing but has a growing evidence base proclaiming it's benefits. It seems from managing stress and anxiety, …

Meditation

How to Tame the Wanting Mind

Have you ever wanted something so badly that you prayed for it, you saved up for it, and/or you worked really hard for it? Then once you got it, you …

Mindfulness

BKS Iyengar on yoga practice and ageing

<i>At 92 years of age BKS Iyengar continued to practise yoga for several hours each day. Here he describes how his practice changed with age and offers</i> …

Meditation

How This Stressed-Out CEO Changed Her Mind About Meditation

Yunha Kim's app Simple Habit helps users to summon whatever kind of mindfulness they need.<p>Yunha Kim is no stranger to work-related stress.<p>A former investment banker on Wall Street, Kim took her work home with her when she was developing Locket, which makes lock screen apps for Android phones. She …

Meditation

Here's How You Can Meditate Anytime, Anywhere

Even if you only have a minute.<p>There are many misconceptions about meditation that Tibetan Buddhist master Mingyur Rinpoche wants to set straight. The biggest one? You don’t have to quiet your mind for an extended period of time in order to reap the benefits.<p>You have the ability to engage in the …

Religion

How Daily Meditation Changed My Life - Motto

And how it helped me experience more joy<p>Last year I experienced a major turning point in my life when my coach asked if I was up for a mindfulness experiment. She asked when I felt most at peace, when I felt “in the zone,” able to temporarily rise above the clutter in my head. I told her the only …

Meditation

The Other Benefits Of Meditation

Einstein once said, "Through meditation I found answers before I even asked the question." https://ideamensch.com/the-4-healthy-habits-of-highly-creative-people<p>Having something that wonderful at our disposal is a blessing that I don't believe should be ignored. In my daily practice, I am surprised …

Meditation

Meditation That Helps You Connect With Others

Loving Kindness Meditation<p>There are many different types of meditation techniques, which can be categorized by researchers into two different …

Meditation