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This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia

It's based on ancient yoga practice but it can lower your blood pressure today.<p>You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in …

Yoga

These are the 3 foods you should eat for a better sleep, according to a nutritionist

Many of us are over-stimulated in our everyday lives and struggle to wind down in the evening.<p>When it comes to putting head to the pillow and trying to clock off, there's nothing more frustrating than a body and brain that won't stop racing.<p>A quarter of adults report poor sleep, according to …

9 Words and Phrases That Make People Think You're Less Accomplished and Smart Than You Really Are

Remove these from your vocabulary today.<p><b>The language you use when you're talking to yourself affects your behavior.</b> <b>Certain words can make it harder to achieve your goals.</b>• <b><br>Your language also affects how other people perceive you. Certain words and phrases can make you seem less intelligent.</b>• <b><br>To that</b> …

Self-improvement

Meditation app Aura helps to relieve stress and anxiety

popsci shop<p>Daily 3-minute meditation sessions are now just $59.99 for life.<p>In this stressful world of 24/7 emails and notifications, many people are turning to meditation to relieve their anxiety. While you may not have time for lengthy sessions, Aura helps to reduce your stress levels in just …

10 Ways Your Body Is Telling You You’re Running Low on Key Vitamins

Your body gives you a lot of information, including what’s going on inside that you may not be able to see. The key is to pay attention to …

Nutrition

The Only Beginner's Guide to Meditation You'll Ever Need

This all-inclusive guide has something for everyone.<p>Meditation is one of those things that you know you need to be doing, like dieting, exercising, …

Meditation

'It takes literally one second': A former Google engineer just gave me the best meditation advice I've ever heard

The tip, which originally comes from Tibetan Buddhist master Mingyur Rinpoche, appears in Chade-Meng Tan's 2012 book, "Search Inside Yourself."<p>Tan summarizes the advice for his readers:<p>What Tan's really telling readers: Don't get too ambitious when it comes to meditation.<p>It doesn't make you lazy — …

Mindful’s Top 12 Posts of 2016

Here are the top 12 most popular stories from Mindful.org in 2016:Free Mindfulness Apps Worthy of Your AttentionMindfulness apps are trending in a …

How to Release Anger through Mindfulness

To be happy, to me, is to suffer less. If we were not capable of transforming the pain within ourselves, happiness would not be possible.<p>Many people …

Mindfulness

Breath Counting Meditation: How to Build Mental Power

You know what's funny? Nearly everything we buy or use comes with instructions. Not just cellphones and computers, but even something as simple as a hammer will usually have at least a drawing that tells you how to use it.<p>But people are not products. We're all born with a brain and body, but at …

How to Practice Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)

<i>Surya Namaskar</i> or Sun salutation is an ancient yoga technique to calm the mind and keep the body in good shape. It is a sequence of poses or <i>asanas</i> …

A Relaxing Yoga Practice for People with High Stress & Low Energy

<b>“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.” ~Goethe</b><p>Nine years ago after I had my twins, I was eager to get back into a …

174 Pearls of Wisdom I’ve Gleaned from Reading 174 Books

Over the last 5 years, I've read a book a week. Here are my favorite 174 books along with my favorite 174 pearls of wisdom I gleaned from reading …

'Excuse Me': A Sleep Doc's Secret for Helping Kids Fall Asleep on Their Own

<i>Photo copyright Betty Udesen / Pear Press</i><p>Sleep researchers who attended the SLEEP 2015 conference in Seattle were fascinated to learn about new genetic targets for narcolepsy in mice, non-drug treatments for insomnia, and why recovering from a week of bad sleep isn't as simple as sleeping in on the …

What to Do When Your Anxiety Won’t Go Away

<i>“Every time I think my anxiety is gone for good, it comes back worse than before. Can you help me?”</i><p>From time to time I get email asking for advice on …

Mindfulness

Fountain Of Youth: 5 Tibetan Exercises You Should Be Doing Every Day

Aside from yoga, a workout I love for enhancing flexibility is the Five Tibetan Rites, also known as the "Fountain of Youth," because this practice …

The Simple Secret to Having a Clear Mind and Being Totally Present

Do you ever get so overwhelmed that it feels like your head will explode?<p>It’s like you’ve got way too much going on in your head. You’re mentally …

9 Great Yoga YouTube Channels

Interested in yoga but don't want to pay for an expensive class or be seen flopping around on your mat like a fish out of water?<p>YouTube has tons of yoga channels that are great for yoga enthusiasts who prefer to salute the sun from their own backyards.<p>Of course, not all yoga channels are created …

10 yoga poses to beat stress

<b>(Life by DailyBurn) —</b> If you're struggling with sky-high stress levels, yoga can be a great way to calm your mind while giving your body the attention it deserves.<p>It may seem counterintuitive that twisting yourself into a pretzel can promote relaxation, but it's true! Studies show that yoga has a …

Stop Waiting for Life to Change: How to Feel at Peace Now

<b>“Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” ~Joan Borysenko</b><p>Humans are amazing creatures. We have so much potential to …

The Four Principles of Happiness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There comes a time in every person’s life when they have to decide if they are where they want to be or if they want to work towards getting to where …

Overcome Limiting Thoughts: Be Happier & More Present

<b>“The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.” ~Robert Pirsig</b><p>Do you sometimes feel …

Flowchart: David Foster Wallace On How To Live A Compassionate Life

David Foster Wallace’s “This Is Water,” an essay derived from his 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College, has become one of the most famous pieces of 21st-century writing on living a compassionate life. Over at Medium, illustrator Jessica Hagy has boiled down one of the most moving aspects of …

David Foster

15 Meditation Books For Beginners Recommended By Buddhist Teachers

Meditation is everywhere. From the baby room to the board room, everyone recommends meditation to help focus, calm, and restore the mind, body and spirit.<p>But how does one meditate? What resources are out there to help beginners to start a sustainable meditation practice?<p>While there are many …

The Art Of Letting Go: The What, How, And Who.

<b>Life can be a wonderful adventure, but from time to time, unexpected challenges can come our way. Our true purpose in life is to joyously create, as</b> …

10 Ways to Add Mindful Moments to Your Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Failure to maintain focus can leave the mind lost in repeating loops of chronic anxiety… The power to disengage our attention from one thing and …

Mindfulness

9 Mind-Bending Epiphanies That Turned My World Upside-Down

David Cain, <i>Raptitude</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Over the years I’ve learned dozens of little tricks and insights for making life more fulfilling. They’ve added up to …

How Self-Acceptance Enables Us to Connect with Others and the Moment

<b>“By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy.” ~Jane Roberts</b><p>I recently received one of the nicest …

Positive Thinking