Meditation, Mindfulness & Yoga

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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> …

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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 …

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 …

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Inside Inscape, Manhattan’s new luxury meditation studio

A cross between “4th century monasteries, the temple at Burning Man, and the feeling you get when you look at the infinite horizon line”<p>I’m sitting inside the womb, eyes closed, as an overly pleasant voice slowly guides me towards what should be some level of serenity. This is meditation class at …

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17 Profound Quotes From an Ancient Zen Master That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Among the most important texts of Zen literature, the Lin-Chi lu details the insights and exploits of the great ninth century Chinese Zen master …

The One Mindfulness Technique That Will Improve Your Conversations Forever

Listening seems like a natural skill that we all can do, however not everyone remains present the whole time someone is talking. In fact, our minds …

Tibetan Buddhist Master Reveals the Best Mindfulness Technique For Training Your Monkey Mind

As someone who has meditated almost daily for three years, there are some misconceptions I’m continually confronted with. So many people believe they …

70 Yoga Poses to Tone, Strengthen, and Detox Your Body

How Mindfulness Helped a Workplace Diversity Exercise

A couple of years ago I was invited to facilitate an offsite training for the diversity committee of a Fortune 500 company. In an era in which “diversity” has become a buzzword in the business world, the firm’s interest in the topic was both admirable and understandable. Research shows that having …

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How to Meditate - Well Guides - The New York Times

Meditation Exercises<p>Find a comfortable spot and get ready to relax.<p>Basic Mindfulness Meditation<p>Learn how to pay close attention to the present moment with this meditation exercise.<p>Try it!<p>When the Mind Wanders<p>An exercise to help you stay in the present moment as you meditate.<p>Try it!<p>Body Scan<p>Instead …

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The Mindfulness Habit That Could Transform Your Workday

Americans are more stressed than ever. It seems that as budgets become tighter, to-do lists become longer and it’s harder to get through the day …

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Soothe Your Soul (And Make You Much Happier!)

You don’t have to practice meditation or yoga to benefit from Buddhist ideas. There are powerful elements to Buddhist philosophy that apply to all of …

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 …

Why Knitting is the Best Form of Mindful Meditation

By many people's standards, 2016 was a burning hell of a year, leaving us gasping for air and looking for an emergency exit —not to mention a better …

Why I Left My Job As A Corporate Lawyer To Become A Meditation Teacher

<i>Charlie Knoles is an internationally known Vedic meditation teacher. In his new 200-Hour Meditation Training, you’ll learn all about the art of</i> …

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Do you know how to relax? Why you should make time to do nothing

When was the last time you did absolutely nothing?<p>As overworked women (with student loans to pay off and corporate ladders to climb), we tend to take …

Yoga

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known for Ages: There Is No Constant Self

Evan Thomson, a researcher from the University of British Colombia, has confirmed that the Buddhist teaching of a constantly changing self is …

7 Mindful Rituals That Are Hard To Adopt But Will Benefit You Forever

I’m sure you’ve heard of ‘mindfulness’ before. From mental health experts to professional athletes, it’s being touted as the next big revolution in …

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Mindfulness Workouts Are The New Way To Work Your Body And Brain

<i>This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>Here are some of the things to love about sweat-drenched, heart-pumping fitness …

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How To Use Mindfulness To Create A Healthier Mindset For 2017

Shutterstock<p>Just as the body is influenced by what you eat, your mind is also influenced by your thoughts, your mindset and your life experiences. With mindfulness, you can train your mind to be in the present moment and spend less time preoccupied with unhelpful, unproductive thoughts. Recognizing …

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25 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

I’ve been studying eastern philosophy for a few years now and I honestly feel blessed with every lesson I learn. The greatest thing about practising …

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This Piece of Wisdom From a Zen Master Buddhist Will Change The Way You Treat Others…Forever

I’ve been sensing much divide ever since the election result last month. Hate is coming from all corners and I really don’t think it’s productive at …

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The Science Behind How Mindfulness Can Help Break Negative Thought Patterns

Image Credit: Unsplash<p>Remember that time you really embarrassed yourself, and you play it over and over in your head, cringing a little each time? Or how about your inability to ask for a raise or promotion you deserve because you have told yourself so many times you are not worth it? You let it …

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The Legendary Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh on How to Do “Hugging Meditation”

To give each other our full love and open hearts is perhaps the most powerful thing we can do for one another – yet we rarely give each other this …

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Meditate in the a.m.? Here’s why you should do it in a group

The pros of a daily morning meditation are vast (hello serious focus and productivity, goodbye stress). But getting into a Zen place when your warm …

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Try This 18-Minute Yoga Flow To Feel Strong and Refreshed

Want to get zen without leaving your house? This stress-busting vinyasa yoga sequence by CorePower Yoga instructor Claire Ewing is just what you need.<p>…

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Tense? On the edge? This grounding meditation will help you find peace

In today’s wired world, we are always rushing to meet a deadline or being bombarded with constant stimuli. Add to that the pressures of home, family …

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Everything You Need To Start: Meditation

The secret to sculpting a firm, toned and strong body is constantly varying your workouts so your muscles and mind won’t get bored. And now is the …

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