Meditation, Mindfulness & Yoga

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A Zen Philosopher Explains How to Rewire Your Brain to Cope With Negative Feelings

Everyone feels rushed and panicked at times, and that can result in feelings of negativity. So when we’re feeling overwhelmed, what can we do?<p>I came …

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 …

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Sway Is a Beautiful Meditation App That Doesn't Tell You What to Think

What if a meditation app didn’t ask you to focus on your breathing? What if you didn’t have to listen to someone’s voice telling you what to think …

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Science and Buddhism Agree: There Is No “You” Out There

Neuroscience has long been interested in Buddhism since the late 1980s, when the Mind and Life Institute was created by HH Dalai Lama and a team of …

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25 Wise Quotes on Letting Go, Meditation and Mindful Living From Jon Kabat-Zinn

Ever heard of Jon Kabat-Zinn? If not, he’s one of the main reasons mindfulness is in so popular in the west. A professor of Medicine Emeritus, he …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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

health magazine that covers mainly health / fitness related topics including but limited to skin care, therapy, natural remedies or yoga as well. …

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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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 …

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Let Knitting Save Your Life: Salvation & Sanity in 2017

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 …

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

<i>This month we’re celebrating the launch of the first-ever online meditation training by highlighting the experiences of some of our favorite</i> …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …