Meditation, Mindfulness & Yoga

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New Clues Into How Meditation May Boost The Immune System

Most people are aware of the fact that meditation, in its many forms, can tweak the brain and body in a number of beneficial ways. It’s been shown to increase volume in certain brain regions, to reduce anxiety and depression, and even to improve immunity. Of course, exactly <i>how</i> meditation is doing …

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Mindful Books and Apps Worth Checking Out This Month - Mindful

<b>1) ON THE VERGE</b><p><b>Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine</b> <i><br>Cara Bradley (New World)</i><br>A business coach, a basketball coach, and a congressman endorse this book, which …

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How To Reshape Your Brain and Improve Your Life in Just 5 Minutes a Day

<b>Everyone from Google to the NFL is using this practice, and you should too.</b><p><i>How do you typically start your morning?</i><p>For many of us, starting off on "the right side of the bed" involves almost immediately checking a smartphone or email, and then diving headfirst into a day of hyper-connectedness and …

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This school replaced detention with meditation and the results are fascinating

This school replaced detention with meditation and the results are fascinating We all know a thing or two about detention. Whether you’ve experienced …

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Restoring the Mind to Kindness

An excerpt from <i>Happiness is an Inside Job</i>.<p>I wish it were true that regular meditation and prayer guaranteed equanimity, but it’s not that way for me. …

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Three Mindfulness Exercises To Reduce Anxiety

How to defeat anxiety with mindfulness<p>Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders. Left untreated, it can result in a significantly …

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Daily Meditation: Buddha Nature

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.<p>Today’s meditation features a chant used by followers of Nichiren Buddhism. Buddhist organization Soka …

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Three Reasons You Can No Longer Ignore the Mindfulness Trend

What was once optional has emerged as a unique solution to the demands of the modern workplace.<p>Everyone from Fortune 500 executives to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are talking about mindfulness. Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when you pay attention to the present moment, on purpose, and …

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How Meditation Improves Our Health As We Get Older

You've heard that meditation is great for reducing stress and improving concentration, but it's even more impressive to see what it can do for our health as we age. Multiple studies show that regular meditation can significantly improve attention, memory, verbal fluency and help prevent cognitive …

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11 Famous Entrepreneurs Who Meditate Daily

These super-successful entrepreneurs meditate and you should too.<p>There are heated debates in the entrepreneurial community about most things related to personal growth, development and productivity.<p>Some people say bulletproof coffee, others swear against it. Some say you can sleep just five hours, …

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Mindfulness and Creativity

Do mindfulness meditation techniques make people more creative?<p>Meditation techniques are quite old. Almost every religion has developed processes to help people to calm their minds and to tune out distractions from the outside world. In the past 20 years, there has been a growing recognition that …

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5 Ways Mindfulness Will Turbocharge Your Career

Dr. Travis Bradberry shows you how mindfulness reduces stress, improves focus, boosts productivity, and makes you a better person in the process.<p>Mindfulness is an increasingly popular notion in the workplace, with companies such as Apple, Yahoo, Starbucks, and Google using it to their benefit. …

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Meditation for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide

It’s no secret that I advocate meditation as a great way to start your day, deal with stress, live in the present and more. The habit of meditation …

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The Science Behind Mindfulness

Mindfulness mediation has been around for thousands of years but only recently research has discovered that the brain has the ability to change its …

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Are You Making These 11 Mistakes In Meditation?

<b>For Beginners.</b><p>Opt to meditate when you are calm and feel at ease. It’s not a good idea for a novice meditator to practice immediately after a busy …

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How Meditation Benefits The Working Brain

The workplace is more stressful than ever. With modern technology, employees rarely have a time in their day when they are completely removed from work responsibilities. A competitive job market encourages employees to work harder and longer, take on larger workloads than ever before. These added …

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Why You Don't Want to Meditate—and 5 Ways to Make It Easier

Source: Markus_Christ/Pixabay<p>This is not a post to convince you that "meditation is good for you." By now it's common knowledge that the practice of …

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12 Unexpected Ways to Make Meditation Easy and Fun

When I recommend meditation to my stressed-out friends, they often open their eyes wide and scrunch up their nose.<p>“You mean, sit for an hour and …

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Neuroscience Of Meditation: How To Make Your Mind Awesome

Let’s look at the science of meditation and cut out the magic and flowery language.<p>So is meditation just another fad that pops up from time to time …

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Thoughts And Meditation

In the last post, I invited you to take up meditation in a scientific way to experience God for yourself. When you sit in meditation, what happens? Is your mind always peaceful and able to focus on the Source of Divinity within your own heart, or do other thoughts and emotions appear and leave like …

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Why It Is So Hard to Live in the Present

Mindfulness Changes The Way Our Brains React to Sadness, Study Shows

Almost every guide to happiness whether it’s a self-help book or an online checklist will extol the numerous benefits of meditation and mindfulness. …

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Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective - Mindful

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult—all …

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30 Signs You're Benefiting From Meditation, Even If It Feels Like You're Not

Meditation is a practice that can feel wildly counterintuitive. One morning you're floating in a blissful paradise, and the next your mind is busier …

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Mindfulness can control depression as well as drugs, study shows

Mindfulness can control depression as well as mood-boosting drugs, the biggest ever review of the practice has shown.<p>A meta-analysis into the effectiveness of the treatment by Oxford University found that the therapy prevented people relapsing as well as anti-depressants.<p>Mindfulness Based Cognitive …

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The Marvellous Benefits of Mindfulness

Over the last thirty years, mindfulness has become a popular part of medicine and psychology. However, mindfulness has been around for much longer …

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Neuroscience Of Meditation: How To Make Your Mind Awesome

So is meditation just another fad that pops up from time to time like bell-bottom jeans? Nope. Research shows it really helps you be healthier, …

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The Neuroscience of Meditation and the Virtues of Quieting the Mind

It was 5:30 in the morning on my third day of silent meditation when I noticed something in me take a sharp turn left.<p>I was groggy, frustrated by my …

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Top 10 Music Sources For Mindfulness Meditation and Relaxation

Meditation work as a healing process for me, I do it regularly, and I really enjoy it, meditation helps me in many ways, whether I am stressful in a …