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Mindfulness of Breathing: A Primer

Thirty years ago, you had to be a serious student of Buddhism to be familiar with mindfulness meditation. Today, it’s everywhere: in medical, military, educational, and even corporate settings. Advocates of mindfulness meditation say it can improve just about every aspect of our lives, and science …

Religion

Craving Mindfulness? Here Are 3 Ways to Start Meditating Today

Meditation. It’s just a glorious thing for those who have experienced it. But many people have trouble either beginning a practice or maintaining …

Mindfulness

How to Deal with Emotions That Arise During Meditation

Whether you’re new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, at some point emotions will inevitably show up during your practice making it …

Emotions

What Happens When People Meditate for the First Time?

Christina Sarich, Contributor
Waking Times

There have been numerous studies detailing what happens to the brain in long-term meditators, but what …

Meditation

A Backbend Sequence For Anyone Who Sits All Day

Many of us spend the majority of our days sitting at a desk, hunched over a computer, rounding our spines, closing off our chests and hearts and …

Exhale

Daily Meditation: Reach Out

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today's meditation features legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma, playing alongside Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & …

Meditation

How to Cultivate Quiet in the Face of Constant Distraction

This summer, a widely publicized report provided a stark reminder about the state of the modern mind. “Men would rather receive an electric shock …

Meditation

8-Minute Guided Yoga Nidra Meditation To Help You Sleep

Do you find it difficult to relax or have trouble sleeping? According to theAmerican Psychological Association, much of your stress may be attributed …

Meditation

How Can You Hear Inner Guidance?

My first teacher used to say that there are only twenty-one questions in the inner life.

I’ve never kept count, but I have noticed that sooner or …

Spirituality

5 Steps to Making Meditation a Daily Habit

More than any other, the most common question I get via email is this:

“How do I make meditation into a daily habit?”

In my book, Zen for Everyday …

Meditation

4 Lessons From a Home Yoga Practice to Ignite Inner Strength

Months ago, I left my home practice and started practicing at a local studio. Attending class helped me make my practice a habit, taught me proper …

Yoga

7 Things Mindful People Do Differently and How To Get Started | Mindful

The intention of being more present in our lives is continuing to grow and touch an increasing amount of people. I have friends who I never would …

Meditation

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A Practice for Posture

By Barry Boyce

Illustration by Jason Lee

TIME: 3 to 5 minutes

When we think about meditating (with a capital M), we can get hung up on thinking about …

Jason Lee

This New Website Turned Hundreds of Scientific Studies into Meditation Practices You Can Try Right Now

From building empathy to learning gratitude for the little things in life, Greater Good in Action has you covered. This simple website from the …

Meditation

Sharon Salzberg

10 Seconds to Less Stress

Elisha Goldstein shares how we can be less stressed with this short and sweet mindfulness practice. Most people I meet would like to be calmer and …

Stress

Mindful Q&A: Don't Get Addicted to Busyness

In the first installment of Mindful's relationships Q&A series, Dr. Cheryl Fraser answers your questions about managing work and life. Q: I’m a wife,

University of Toronto

Mindful Living: 3 Key Mindsets

Ed Halliwell outlines 3 mindsets that support everyday mindfulness and suggests ways to discover them. In previous blogs, I’ve outlined how certain …

Mindfulness

Achieve More By Doing Less

Don’t get addicted to busyness, or let it become a badge of honor. You can do less—and feel good about it. Christine Carter shows you …

The Brain

9 Simple Yoga Poses To Help With Back Pain

Aching back got you down? You're not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association, half of Americans report back back pain symptoms each year. While there's a lot you can do in your daily life, from working to strengthen your core to avoiding sitting for too long, a daily dose of yoga …

Yoga

The mindfulness debate: start gently

If you ran a marathon without any preparation or training, what would happen? You’d injure yourself. Does that mean running is bad for you? Should …

Mindfulness

How does meditation impact self-esteem?

As well as holding monthly Q&A sessions on our Facebook page, Andy also responds to a couple of questions a month here on Headspace Daily.

Here Andy …

Meditation

Sane: Can You Tone Your Mind Just Like Your Body?

Sane by Emma Young offers readers a six-point plan to help improve your mental strength.

'I’ve never had a ‘proper’ psychological disorder. But my …

Mind

Ten Top Tips For Getting Mind Fit

For the body to become fit, we need our minds to have a good workout, too. And that’s because a fit mind can achieve mental balance – a vital …

Fitness

How to be more mindful: Some easy techniques

You don’t need to set aside hours every day to take up meditation.

Few will have missed the mindfulness zeitgeist. Employers from Google and Goldman …

Mindfulness

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Do you struggle with the visualization technique?

Each week here on the Headspace blog we feature a handful of Andy's responses to questions he has been sent by members of the Headspace community (see