Meditation, Mindfulness & Yoga

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Why Knitting is the Best Form of Mindful Meditation

By many people's standards, 2016 was a burning hell of a year, leaving us gasping for air and looking for an emergency exit —not to mention a better …

Meditation

Why I Left My Job As A Corporate Lawyer To Become A Meditation Teacher

<i>Charlie Knoles is an internationally known Vedic meditation teacher. In his new 200-Hour Meditation Training, you’ll learn all about the art of</i> …

Meditation

Do you know how to relax? Why you should make time to do nothing

When was the last time you did absolutely nothing?<p>As overworked women (with student loans to pay off and corporate ladders to climb), we tend to take …

Meditation

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known for Ages: There Is No Constant Self

Evan Thomson, a researcher from the University of British Colombia, has confirmed that the Buddhist teaching of a constantly changing self is …

The Brain

7 Mindful Rituals That Are Hard To Adopt But Will Benefit You Forever

I’m sure you’ve heard of ‘mindfulness’ before. From mental health experts to professional athletes, it’s being touted as the next big revolution in …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness Workouts Are The New Way To Work Your Body And Brain

<i>This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>Here are some of the things to love about sweat-drenched, heart-pumping fitness …

Exercise

How To Use Mindfulness To Create A Healthier Mindset For 2017

I am a lawyer, public speaker and an author who specializes in covering how the mind can be trained for optimal performance in the workplace. I’m intensely curious about what makes people and teams resilient. I enjoy studying and writing about how a person can maintain physical, emotional, and …

Mindfulness

25 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

I’ve been studying eastern philosophy for a few years now and I honestly feel blessed with every lesson I learn. The greatest thing about practising …

Zen

This Piece of Wisdom From a Zen Master Buddhist Will Change The Way You Treat Others…Forever

I’ve been sensing much divide ever since the election result last month. Hate is coming from all corners and I really don’t think it’s productive at …

Religion

The Science Behind How Mindfulness Can Help Break Negative Thought Patterns

I am a lawyer, public speaker and an author who specializes in covering how the mind can be trained for optimal performance in the workplace. I’m intensely curious about what makes people and teams resilient. I enjoy studying and writing about how a person can maintain physical, emotional, and …

Mindfulness

The Great Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on How to Do “Hugging Meditation”

To give each other our full love and open hearts is perhaps the most powerful thing we can do for one another – yet we rarely give each other this …

Meditate in the a.m.? Here’s why you should do it in a group

The pros of a daily morning meditation are vast (hello serious focus and productivity, goodbye stress). But getting into a Zen place when your warm …

Zen

Try This 18-Minute Yoga Flow To Feel Strong and Refreshed

Want to get zen without leaving your house? This stress-busting vinyasa yoga sequence by CorePower Yoga instructor Claire Ewing is just what you need.<p>…

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Tense? On the edge? This grounding meditation will help you find peace

In today’s wired world, we are always rushing to meet a deadline or being bombarded with constant stimuli. Add to that the pressures of home, family …

Everything You Need To Start: Meditation

The secret to sculpting a firm, toned and strong body is constantly varying your workouts so your muscles and mind won’t get bored. And now is the …

Pause. Breathe. Now Let’s Discuss Mindfulness.

<i>The writer is executive director of the Lineage Project.</i><p><b>To the Editor:</b><p>Ruth Whippman (“Actually, Let’s Not Be in the Moment,” Sunday Review, Nov. 27) is totally missing the point of mindfulness and the practice of mindfulness meditation. The goal is not for you to love the congealing SpagettiOs on …

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How to Bring Mindfulness to Your Company’s Leadership

Mindfulness is the height of fashion in leadership development circles. At a recent conference in the field, we saw a missionary-type fervor among some trainers who claimed that mindfulness could fix every ill in the organizational world. It’s easy to succumb to enthusiastic hyperbole; one HR …

5 Ways Living Mindfully Can Help You Reach Your Goals – Mindfulness Exercise [Self Help Blog]

Have you spent a lot of time and money on psychotherapy or self-help books, yet you still feel stuck in unhealthy habits?. Unfortunately, verbal …

The Best Apps to Learn How to Meditate

For those who haven’t tried it, meditating can be pretty intimidating. And for those who have tried it, you know that meditating is not always easy. …

11 Ways to Bring More Mindfulness Into Your Life Today – Mindfulness Exercise [Self Help Blog]

One of the most common questions i’m asked these days is “how can i bring more mindfulness into my every day life?”<p>So today i’ll share the 11 …

How to Use Mindfulness to Work With Negative Emotions – Mindfulness Exercise [Self Help Blog]

There are moments in life that are hard, painful, scary and difficult to endure. There are times when we feel anger, anxiety, grief, embarrassment, …

3 Quick Mindfulness Practices to Overcome Worry, Anxiety and Panic – Mindfulness Exercise [Self Help Blog]

Whether we admit it or not, we all worry. You might worry about the big things, like relationships, your job or your direction in life. Or it may be …

Using Mindfulness to Cut Through Illusion

People suffer because they are caught in their views. As soon as we release those views, we are free and we don’t suffer anymore. Mindfulness helps …

Illusion

The “modern” workplace doesn’t just make us lonely, it can make us physically ill – MINDFULNESS NEWS & TIPS

Who are the people we think of as lonely? At one time, they were the outcasts—the mentally ill, the poor, the elderly, the isolated—anyone considered …

Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in eight weeks

<b>Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self,</b> …

3 Easy Yoga Moves To Beat Stress - Natural Health

NH catches up with founder of PHB Ethical Beauty Rose Brown<p>These naughty-but-nourishing drink recipes from The Healthy Hedonist are guaranteed to …

Try These 6 Meditation Apps to Relax, Rest, and Relieve Stress | Exercise & Fitness

Meditation and mindfulness have been gaining exponential popularity over the past year thanks to amazing benefits: battling anxiety, fighting …

4 Ways Meditation Literally Changes Your Brain

Not all of us are neuroscientists but we do know that meditation is somewhat good for the brain. How is it good for the brain though? What kind of …

The Easiest Technique to Help You FINALLY Start a Mindfulness Practice

With ever so busy lifestyles becoming the norm, it’s easy to forget to stop and think about our inner selves and to just appreciate the moment.<p>Even …