Meditation, Mindfulness & Yoga

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Best Meditation Apps for iPhone and Android: Explore the Peace at Your Own Pace

Every one of us is living a stressful life in one way or the other. Those who have no or less money is in stress on how to earn money and those who …

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Harvard Goes To The Himalayas To Document Monks With “Superhuman” Abilities

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

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Why mindfulness-based yoga can reduce depression in women

Depression is a common mental health issue. It is estimated that about 25% of women and 12% of men are affected by the disorder in their …

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A Gift For You: Walk In The Woods Meditation

After decades of practicing meditation, four years of teaching happiness meditation classes and workshops, and now leading weekend retreats, I finally wrote my own guided meditation, <i>"A Walk in the Woods."</i> Being in nature makes us happy, but it isn't always possible to physically be outside drinking …

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Meditation Made Me a Better Negotiator

Now I accomplish what I need and feel good about it too.<p>When I started meditating, I knew it would make me calmer. It would slow my racing mind and help me project a less frantic energy. I wanted to feel, and be, more relaxed.<p>I wanted this for my personal life.<p>But meditation had a profound impact I …

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How to Create a Meditation Space in Your Home

If you’re dealing with stress, you’ve likely been dabbling in anxiety apps, trying to journal your way to calmness or even sitting down with crayons and adult coloring books. If you haven’t found an awesome way to deal with your stress, it’s time to give meditation a real shot (consistency is …

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12 Mindfulness Hacks That Will Kill Your Stress — ReadThink (by HubSpot)

Immediately reduce stress and anxiety with these tricks.<p>Mindfulness is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Practicing mindfulness has been …

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4 Quick Mindfulness Practices For Coping With Anxiety

“Mindfulness” is one of our latest cultural buzzwords. In our fast-paced, iPhone-obsessed society, being busy is often seen as a “badge of honor.” Multi-tasking has become increasingly prevalent and technology has made it easier than ever before to be constantly “plugged in” to social media and …

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Beyond spirituality: the role of meditation in mental health

Meditation has traditionally been associated with Eastern mysticism but science is beginning to show that cultivating a “heightened” state of …

Psychology

Set up an inspired space for meditation at home

The beauty of meditation is that it can be practised wherever and whenever you feel the need to create a quiet moment. And while this is certainly …

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Breathing Exercises: 6 Breathing Exercises to Relax in 10 Minutes or Less | Greatist

You might also like {{displayTitle}} READ<p>Over-worked, under-slept, and feeling pressure like <i>whoa</i>? There are plenty of ways to find calm—without investing in a 90-minute massage. Turns out all you need is a pair of healthy lungs, your breath, and 10 minutes or less. Here are six expert-approved ways …

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3 Deep Breathing Exercises to Reduce Anxiety | World of Psychology

Deep breathing has become increasingly important in my recovery from depression and anxiety because I recognize that shallow breath contributes to my …

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How To Squeeze In Meditation When You Have Absolutely No Time

For eight years, I lived in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood surrounded by nature. I lived right by the beach in California and went on silent …

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I've used a meditation app loved by Wall Streeters and Olympic athletes daily for the past 8 months, and now I can't imagine my life without it

Over the past eight months, I've had fun being the obnoxious guy who tells everyone he meditates every day.<p>Ever since I decided to try out the guided-meditation app Headspace last December after hearing about it on Tim Ferriss' podcast, I've been much more aware of my thoughts and emotions, and …

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10 Mindful Attitudes That Decrease Anxiety - Mindful

Mindfulness is, in short, the practice of being aware of what’s happening or what you’re experiencing in the present moment. It’s being here and now …

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This Former Monk Explains Why You're Tackling Mindfulness All Wrong

Why you're doing mindfulness all wrong.<p>If you're up-to-date on your buzzwords, then you'll know that mindfulness is the new black.<p>It seems that everyone has their own idea of what it means to be mindful. Apps like Headspace, Smiling Mind and iMindfulness promise to help you center yourself, clear …

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Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong …

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Find Your True Self Through Meditation

These past memories and future expectations that we embrace throughout the course of our lives are what breed the stresses we feel in each day. In …

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Meditation and Self-Discipline

<i>“If you practice zazen regularly, you get into the habit of it; as far as I personally am concerned, for example, my brain works the same way in</i> …

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5 Essential Practices to Enjoy a Stress-Free Life

<b>“Stress happens when your mind resists what is.” ~Dan Millman</b><p>A troubling thought, isn’t it? That most of us are too stressed out to even sleep …

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4 Tips for Managing Stress from a Combat Veteran

<b>“Buddha was asked, ‘What have you gained from meditation?’ He replied, ‘Nothing.’ ‘However,’ Buddha said, ‘let me tell you what I lost: anger,</b> …

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8 Daily Mindfulness Tips for Social Anxiety

While you may think that meditation and mindfulness are luxuries for those without busy and hectic lives, learning to slow down and train your brain …

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The 7 Amazing Benefits of Meditation

As a practice of mind and body, meditation focuses on the interaction among the body, brain, soul and your behavior. Here are 7 amazing benefits of …

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A Guide To Daily Mindfulness

When you find yourself feeling totally stressed out -- whether you are home, at the office, or on a train -- take time to stop, breathe, and ground …

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Mantras: Your Shortcut to Mindfulness | Alameda Yoga

More than at any other time in history, we are constantly surrounded by distractions of all kinds. Between work, social engagements, family …

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5 Powerful Ways Mindfulness Can Change Your Life, Backed by Science

Learning how to live in the present moment offers bigger benefits than you might imagine.<p>Digital devices constantly vie for your attention. Email alerts, text messages, flashing advertisements, and social media seek to distract you from the tasks at-hand.<p>But it isn't just electronic devices that …

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Why meditation and yoga is good for you: Scientists discover evidence for the neural basis of a mind-body connection

They have identified the neural networks that connect the cerebral cortex to the adrenal medulla, which is responsible for the body’s rapid response …

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Mindfulness and Control

<b>“You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” —Timber Hawkeye</b><p>Meditation has helped me greatly in …

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Relax already! These 9 products will help you chill out at home

Life can get messy and stressful, and if you don't find time to unwind, it not only leaves you with gnawing anxiety, but can seriously affect your health. According to the American Psychological Association, stress can cause everything from stomach pain to long-term heart problems.<p>That's why it's …

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