Meditation, Mindfulness & Yoga

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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 …

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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, …

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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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Dalai Lama Top 10 Quotes to Change on Your Life

#1 The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.<p>#2 Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Emotional Intelligence

Just 25 minutes of yoga, meditation 'boosts brain function, energy'

Practicing Hatha yoga or mindfulness meditation for just 25 minutes can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, compared with …

The Brain

Day 11: How To Deal With Strong Emotions That Arise During Meditation

<i>What is meditation? How do I begin a practice? Is there a right and wrong way to learn? If you have questions about meditation—you’re not alone.</i> …

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Can 10 Minutes of Meditation Make You More Creative?

In more and more occupations, creativity is part of the job description. Whether you are trying to reconcile conflicting stakeholder priorities, finding a solution to a customer’s issue, or launching a new product line, your solution probably won’t come out of a textbook. But it’s hard to keep …

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Day 7: Everything You Need To Know About Mantras

<i>What is meditation? How do I begin a practice? Is there a right and wrong way to learn? If you have questions about meditation—you’re not alone.</i> …

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How yoga, meditation benefit the mind and body

Yoga and meditation have both become increasingly popular in the Western world, and practitioners praise their psychological and physical benefits. …

Mindfulness is not passive: How to practice mindful acceptance

<b>Co –authored by Betsy Parayil-Pezard</b><p>Betsy coaches executives and teams who are open to exploring a deeper dimension of their potential. She is an American leadership coach based in Paris, France. She is the founder of Connection Leadership, and organizes leadership labs and mindful leadership …

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How To Achieve Enlightenment

First step: recognizing it's a continual process, says Robert Wright in his new book, Why Buddhism is True. <br>Read More

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5 things you should know about Tibetan prayer flags

The annual Saga Dawa Festival, which takes place in Tibet, is the most important religious festivals in the country. The festival is celebrated to …

How Mindfulness Beats Job Stress and Burnout

Work-related stress and job burnout are among the leading causes of poor physical and mental health, with many workers suffering from anxiety, …

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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

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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> …

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 …

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 …