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Stream of Consciousness: Your Guide to Better Living

A new year has commenced with the opportunity to think about the triumphs and pitfalls of the past year in order to plan for the future. Most of us …

Consciousness

Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand-new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and... http://t.co/yaskSuqkDN

Mindfulness Helps You Sleep (study)

People learning mindfulness scored higher on sleep than those who did not take mindfulness training. Getting enough sleep lately?read more

Mindfulness

Why We Find It Hard to Meditate

What is it about something as simple as sitting still and watching our breath that evokes panic, fear, and even hostility? No matter how many reports …

Meditation

Meditation for Fidgeters

What comes to mind when you think of meditation?A silent retreat in a pretty location?A cozy yoga studio?Sitting in the wee hours of the morning?Or …

Meditation

How does Meditation relate to Emotional Health

This article will introduce the connection between meditation and emotional health and give some suggestions for techniques to try. [Please note that

Meditation

This 15-Minute Morning Yoga Routine Wakes You Up Better Than Coffee

Ever wonder how every yoga instructor you meet has more energy than Jess on New Girl, even at a 7 a.m. class? Yeah, coffee (or green tea) may play a role, but caffeine isn't the only explanation. The secret is, well, yoga.

We were skeptical when certified yoga instructor Brett Larkin told us too. But …

Yoga

Why You NEED Yoga

Not so very long ago, I was one of those people who said that yoga was what I could do on my "off" days.

I thought I made yoga a priority by …

Sleep better with six minutes of bedtime yoga

Sometimes sleep eludes us.

Maybe our brains won't shut off, or we find ourselves tossing and turning all night, unable to get comfortable. Whatever the reason for your lack of sleep, it takes a toll. Studies abound linking sleeplessness with increased risk of serious health problems such as diabetes …

Yoga

How To Deal With Anxiety

This month at Headspace we’re focusing on how to deal with anxiety. Most of us have suffered from anxiety, or know someone close who has. And while …

Meditation

How To Achieve A Zen Attitude To Cope With Every Day Problems

People usually have trouble responding and coping with every day problems. For a long time, I, myself, had trouble with my daily "problems"....Why? …

Zen

You Asked: Is Meditation Really Worth It?

Totally. Here's why

Updated Oct. 9, 2pm

First of all, understand that “meditation” is a catchall term for a lot of different mental activities, many of which have nothing to do with sitting cross-legged on the floor and saying om.

“There are thousands of different types of meditation,” says Dr. Andrew …

Meditation

The 30 Best TED Talks of All Time That Will Open Your Mind and Inspire You to Take Action

Credit: TED.com

Seeing as TED 2015: Truth and Dare started today, and people all around the world are waiting to see what ground breaking TED talks …

Buddhism

Mindfulness at Work: It's Not as Hard as You Think

PRODUCTIVITY

Adopting some simple elements of a meditation practice can make you more effective at your job.

If you've never thought of meditation as a competitive advantage, consider the case of the Zen athlete.

"Mindfulness, when practiced diligently, makes us incredibly focused on the present …

Zen

Before and After Photos: A Month of Meditation

Don't think that meditation can make an observable difference in your life and appearance? This series of photos that Peter Seidler took before and …

Meditation

5 Tricks That Will Make Meditation Less Intimidating

Do you ever get the feeling that life is passing you by, as though you are always playing catch up? Does it feel as though your mind is like a monkey, constantly jumping from tree to tree, without ever stopping to rest? Do you sometimes feel as though your emotions interfere with your …

Meditation

Is Meditation The Best Thing For Your Anxiety?

I did not want to go to meditation class. I was dreading it. The decision to go was one I made in the final days of 2014 — but on the first Sunday of January, I really didn't want to do it. Still, it was a new year, and I was a new me. And, I wanted to see what it could do for me, if it could make …

Religion

10 Thoughts You Will Have When You Try Mindfulness Meditation

10. I won't be able to meditate because I think too much. This is going to be useless.

9. I wonder who is calling/texting/emailing me now that my phone has been off for eight seconds?

8. I think my leg is falling asleep. I should move it but then the whole world will know that I'm a bad person.

7. Why …

Meditation

20 Minute Sequence for Mindful Meditation + Movement through Asana

Warm Up

High Lunge

Warrior Pose II

Virabhadrasana II

Reverse Warrior

Humble Warrior, variation

Tree Pose, variation

Vrksasana, variation

Warrior Pose …

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How does meditation affect epilepsy?

Do you have a question about the science behind mindfulness? Ask Headspace’s Resident Neuroscientist, Dr. Claudia Aguirre, by emailing …

The Brain

30 Minute Sequence for Mindful Meditation + Movement through Asana

Warm Up

High Lunge

Warrior Pose II

Reverse Warrior

Humble Warrior, variation

Tree Pose, variation

Vrksasana, variation

Warrior Pose III

Virabhadrasana …

Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation Benefits: 20 Reasons Why It's Good For Your Mental And Physical Health

Oh mindfulness meditation, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.

Even though the academic research on mindfulness meditation isn't as robust as, say, nutrition or exercise, there is a reason why it's been around for literally thousands of years. And we're starting to get a better understanding …

Meditation

Exercise, music and meditation: How to rebuild your brain after a stroke

After suffering a devastating stroke, psychologist David Roland managed to repair his damaged brain. Here he reveals how he did it.

When clinical …

Brain Fitness

Calming the Not Now Mind

I'll just get a cup of tea first. Maybe sip it slowly, look out the window. Oh, better check my email too. . .Some mornings, the part of my mind that …

Meditation

Twitter vs. Mindfulness

I’ve been on Twitter for four and a half years, and Headspace for a little over a year, and here’s what I’ve learned: Tweeting and mindfulness are …

Mindfulness

Why Mindfulness Will Survive The Backlash

First came the declarations that mindfulness was "having a moment." Then came the backlash.

A number of publications (this one included) called 2014 the “year of mindfulness,” and a Time cover story went so far as to proclaim a “mindful revolution” in American culture. Everyone from Rupert Murdoch …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness: What's the POINT?

Want to build some mindfulness practices into your day? Elisha Goldstein suggests key practices you can try right now. The brain loves to chunk …

Meditation

What kind of sensitive are you?

Sensitivity is one of those characteristics that can be a double-edged sword. When you think about it, the phrase ‘You’re so sensitive’ can be a …

Meditation

5 mindfulness techniques to make you a better leader

Greater mindfulness can make you a much more effective leader. It will give you better insight on both employees and customers, and help you make better decisions.

That advice comes from Charles Francis, author of "Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple: Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace" and …

Mindfulness