Meditation, Mindfulness & Yoga

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How to Meditate When You're Bad At It

In his new book, <i>Why Buddhism is True</i>, Robert Wright admits he's bad at meditation—and that's part of his success. <br>Read More

Meditation

Restorative Yoga 101: 3 Tips for More Relaxing Breathing

In YJ's newest course, Restorative Yoga 101, Jillian Pransky, director of Restorative Therapeutic Yoga teacher training for YogaWorks and author of</i> …

Yoga

Many Misunderstand What the Buddha Taught About Karma and Rebirth

Although most westerners have heard of karma, there's still a lot of confusion about what it means. For example, many seem to think that karma is …

Buddhism

How to avoid overthinking at night, reveals a leading mindfulness expert

Reclaim your sleep with these top tips<p>We've all had those night's when you can't quite manage to switch off and your thoughts keep running through …

Sleep

What’s the best meditation style for your personality type?

Everyone has their own fitness personality: Some people can’t get enough of SoulCycle, while others see tapping it back to a Katy Perry song as their …

Meditation

Mindfulness For People Who Think They Can't Meditate

These quick practices will Zen you out in no time....

Meditation

The Power of Solitude

Most of us are afraid to be alone.I’m talkin’ no cell phone, no Wi-Fi alone. When was the last time you were by yourself and didn’t try to sweeten, …

Mindfulness

The Mind-Body Benefits Of Mindfulness & Meditation

Meditation and mindfulness can improve sleep, sex, productivity, and so much more. Here are all the benefits and how to figure out what style is …

Meditation

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

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Buddhism

Mindfulness is one of the most basic practices of Buddhism. It is part of the Eightfold Path and is one of the Seven Factors of Enlightenment. And …

Mindfulness

Ask the Expert: Why Can't I Meditate?

Ask the Expert: Why Can’t I Meditate?<p>Tried a million times but never succeeded? Rebecca Pacheco is here to help.<p>June 28, 2017, 9:35 a.m.<p><i>Welcome to</i> …

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How mindfulness can help the shift towards a more sustainable society

We know that mindfulness can transform the life of an individual. But did you know it could also change the world?<p>We are facing increasingly complex …

Mindfulness

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

Yoga 101: What to know before your first class

So you’ve summoned the courage to try yoga — congrats! — but you aren’t quite sure what to bring to, or what to expect from, your first class. Don’t fret. We spoke with two yoga instructors, Irene Pappas (@FitQueenIrene on Instagram) and Ahmed Jabali-Nash (@yogiman_83), and got their tips to help …

Yoga

The Simple Mindfulness Tool Anyone Can Use

It recently dawned on me after a day of teaching mindfulness to elementary school students: many adults probably don't know the simple tools I'm sharing with these kids. In fact, being aware of the present moment probably comes more easily to children than it does for most adults.<p>Mindfulness is …

Mindfulness

Five ways mindfulness can help you to be more creative

Leaders across the UK are entering unknown territory now Brexit negotiations are looming on the horizon.<p>But when it comes to business, a team’s …

There’s no escape from mindfulness

I don’t know what it is exactly — no one does — but even my GP tells me I’d benefit from it<p>And so, as it must, the pilgrimage to find a local GP surgery begins. This is a great British tradition, and I have been honoured in my lifetime to have taken part in many and varied official registerings at …

10 of the world's best meditation retreats

(CNN) — Adventure travel isn't always about riding waves and ascending heights -- sometimes it's about heading inside, to explore the realm of our inner worlds.<p>While it might be counter-intuitive to travel long distances to sit with a bunch of silent strangers, meditation retreats offer guidance to …

Meditation

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> …

A 2-Minute Meditation to De-Stress and Feel Happier

Incorporating meditation into a chaotic day can be challenging. Who has time to sit down and clear the mind when you have a million other things to …

A Zen Philosopher Explains How to Rewire Your Brain to Cope With Negative Feelings

Everyone feels rushed and panicked at times, and that can result in feelings of negativity. So when we’re feeling overwhelmed, what can we do?<p>I came …

A Zen Master Explains a Little Known Technique That Will Help You Calm Your Mind

When anxiety and stress hits, it can be hard not to let overthinking get the better of you. However, I came across a great piece of advice from Zen …

Buddhism

Sway Is a Beautiful Meditation App That Doesn't Tell You What to Think

What if a meditation app didn’t ask you to focus on your breathing? What if you didn’t have to listen to someone’s voice telling you what to think …

Science and Buddhism Agree: There Is No “You” Out There

Neuroscience has long been interested in Buddhism since the late 1980s, when the Mind and Life Institute was created by HH Dalai Lama and a team of …

Buddhism

25 Wise Quotes on Letting Go, Meditation and Mindful Living From Jon Kabat-Zinn

Ever heard of Jon Kabat-Zinn? If not, he’s one of the main reasons mindfulness is in so popular in the west. A professor of Medicine Emeritus, he …

Buddha Reveals 5 Profound Truths That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Buddhism is a profound philosophy that counters what we are taught in the west. It offers something for everyone, no matter your faith or …

Buddhism

How to Maintain a Sense of Peace No Matter What Life Throws At You

<b>“Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get</b> …

Mind

14 Benefits of Mindfulness. {Infographic}

Mindfulness, for me, can be elusive. How about you?<p>After studying this infographic and perusing all the benefits of mindfulness (and how mindfulness …

Mindfulness

How To Meditate In 10 Easy Steps (Infographic)

Most everyday challenges in life can be alleviated by mindfulness — tuning into the present moment and learning to pay attention to our experiences …

Mindfulness