Meditation, Mindfulness & Yoga

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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 …

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HOW I LEARNT TO MEDITATE

I wish I hadn’t waited until I was thirty to meditate. Its something I knew very little about, I had the common belief that I needed to be able to …

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This One Habit Can Dramatically Reduce Anxiety, According to a Therapist

How we do one thing is how we do everything.<p><i>Is yoga effective in treating anxiety? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Karen Arluck, Clinical Psychotherapist in private practice, on</b> …

Meditation keeps emotional brain in check

Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you’re not a mindful person, suggests a new study from Michigan State University.<p>Reporting in the …

Scientists unlock the key to getting rid of unwanted thoughts

Cambridge University have found a way to use your own brain signals to remove negative thoughts and potentially treat depression<p>What if you could …

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How a week of trying to be mindful left me more stressed

Mindfulness. It’s been a buzzword for a few years.<p>Studies have shown it can be as effective as antidepressants, make us more resilient and less …

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Meditation app Aura helps to relieve stress and anxiety

popsci shop<p>Daily 3-minute meditation sessions are now just $59.99 for life.<p>In this stressful world of 24/7 emails and notifications, many people are turning to meditation to relieve their anxiety. While you may not have time for lengthy sessions, Aura helps to reduce your stress levels in just …

7 Ways To Pull Your Wandering Mind Back Into The Present Moment

Humans spend about half of their waking hours thinking about something other than what they’re actually doing in the present. A now-famous Harvard study illuminated this reality, using an iPhone app that pinged participants at random times throughout the day and asked them what they were thinking …

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Why It's Time to Replace "Letting Go" with "Letting Be"—& How to Start

When I was growing up, my father was not an easy person to be around. He was the guy who’d drive 100 miles per hour on Main Street, cutting people …

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3 Tools That Can Help You Calm Your Mind and Let Go of Anxiety

<b>“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I've struggled with anxiety throughout my life. A …

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What Does it Mean to Practice Buddhism?

Buddhists often say that they <i>practice</i> Buddhism. What exactly does "practice Buddhism" mean?<p>First, "practice" most often refers to a specific activity …

10 Ways to be Fearless in the Face of Grief and Loss

Natural disasters, public or personal tragedies, and general feelings of unsafety in the world are giving many people reason to feel extreme stress, …

Do Less, Accomplish More

THERE IS AN OLD story of a man riding very fast on a horse. As he rides past his friend standing on the side of the road, the friend yells, “Where …

Mind

How to Change Your Brain With Mindfulness, With Daniel Goleman

Mindfulness is having a moment. A trending moment, specifically: the hashtag #mindfulnessinamerica is currently trending on Twitter, thanks to the …

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The Anxiety Detox: Train Your Mind For Relaxation

It's possible, honest.<p>A big cause of stress is feeling like you have to be permanently ‘on’ and when it comes to travelling for work, that pressure …

How Buddhism & Neuroscience Can Help You Change How Your Mind Works: A New Course by Bestselling Author Robert Wright

Buddhist thought and culture has long found a comfortable home among hippies, beatniks, New Age believers, artists, occultists and mystics. Recently, …

5 Mantras for a Happier, Calmer, More Confident You

Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? According to Sherianna Boyle, the answer is most definitely yes. She is the author of</i> …

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What business can learn from buddhism

Millennials, we are told, have a different attitude to work than their elders. They want to work for organisations committed to values and ethics, …

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Stressed? Try this 10-minute yoga routine to relax and de-stress

Summer always seems a little less stressful—there’s frosé, beach time, and lots of vacations to plan and enjoy. Then BAM, fall is all of a sudden …

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5 Yoga Poses to Fix Bad Posture

Bad posture is something that so many people deal with on a daily basis. Whether this be because you’ve spent way too long hunched over your computer …

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Five Reasons Why Meditation Will Improve Your Career

Meditation has existed as a practice for centuries, the earliest records coming from India. But in recent years it has exploded onto the world stage as a way to improve our wellbeing in an increasingly-demanding world.<p>Whether you’d rather plug into an app on your way to work, or spend your early …

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The power of silence in the smartphone age

In our always-on digital era it’s all too easy to disconnect ourselves from peace and quiet, and the inner wealth it can bring<p>Whenever I am unable to walk, climb or sail away from the world, I have learned to shut it out.<p>Learning this took time. Only when I understood that I had a primal need for …

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How To Practice Mindfulness At Work

Would you try something new at work if it meant lower stress levels and a better corporate culture? (Yes, please!)<p>Mindfulness has been shown to offer these benefits, which is why more and more companies are starting to notice. Aetna opened a Mindfulness Center, while Google and Nike offer …

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School of Yoga: How to Master a Sun Salutation

Sun salutations (also known as <i>surya namaskar)</i> are often the warm-up in yoga classes, but they have benefits as a standalone series of postures. "They …

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What does “Zen” really mean?

I see the word “Zen” tossed around a lot these days. It seems to mean having a relaxing, spa-like experience, or “being in the moment.” Is that what …

Buddhism

The Most Important Thing About Meditation - Signature Reads

Daniel Goleman is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of the groundbreaking book <i>Emotional Intelligence.</i> A psychologist and science journalist, he reported on brain and behavioral research for <i>The New York Times</i> for many years, and has received several awards for his writing. He is the author of …

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Too Busy for Mindfulness? 9 Little Tricks You Can Actually Do

You’ve heard all about the health benefits of practicing mindfulness: It can help reduce stress and may even aid weight loss. But how are you ever …

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Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn’t Work

Mindfulness has become the corporate fad <i>du jour</i>, a practice widely touted as a fast-track to better leadership. But we suspect that not all the benefits laid at its feet actually belong there. Our research and analysis has revealed a complicated relationship between mindfulness and executive …

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