Meditation, Mindfulness & Yoga

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Yoga and Meditation Can Change Your Genes, Study Says

Yoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness …

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Yoga 101: What to know before your first class

So you’ve summoned the courage to try yoga — congrats! — but you aren’t quite sure what to bring to, or what to expect from, your first class. Don’t fret. We spoke with two yoga instructors, Irene Pappas (@FitQueenIrene on Instagram) and Ahmed Jabali-Nash (@yogiman_83), and got their tips to help …

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The Simple Mindfulness Tool Anyone Can Use

It recently dawned on me after a day of teaching mindfulness to elementary school students: many adults probably don't know the simple tools I'm sharing with these kids. In fact, being aware of the present moment probably comes more easily to children than it does for most adults.<p>Mindfulness is …

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Five ways mindfulness can help you to be more creative

Leaders across the UK are entering unknown territory now Brexit negotiations are looming on the horizon.<p>But when it comes to business, a team’s …

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There’s no escape from mindfulness

I don’t know what it is exactly — no one does — but even my GP tells me I’d benefit from it<p>And so, as it must, the pilgrimage to find a local GP surgery begins. This is a great British tradition, and I have been honoured in my lifetime to have taken part in many and varied official registerings at …

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10 of the world's best meditation retreats

(CNN) — Adventure travel isn't always about riding waves and ascending heights -- sometimes it's about heading inside, to explore the realm of our inner worlds.<p>While it might be counter-intuitive to travel long distances to sit with a bunch of silent strangers, meditation retreats offer guidance to …

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3 Easy Ways to Be More Mindful Every Day

Taking 5 minutes every day ends up being a lot more effective than 45 minutes once a week.<p><i>How can people experience/incorporate mindfulness in their daily lives? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</i> …

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A 2-Minute Meditation to De-Stress and Feel Happier

Incorporating meditation into a chaotic day can be challenging. Who has time to sit down and clear the mind when you have a million other things to …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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> …

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 …

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

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …