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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 …

Wellness

These 7 Little Changes to Your Routine Can Make You Happier and More Productive

You may already be doing some of these.<p><b>Small changes to your daily routine can make you a lot happier.</b>• <b><br>Those changes include journaling, practicing gratitude, and even ordering takeout dinner.</b>• <b><br>We collected a list of 10-minute tweaks you can make starting today, and why they're helpful.</b><p>Sometimes it's …

Productivity

Ladies {and gents}, we have a problem. 👀 25% of women don’t orgasm during sex, and 10-15% never climax. at. all. 😱 Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way, but we need to start educating ourselves on how our complicated feelings towards & experiences with sex can impact our body’s abilities to respond. 💫 Want to learn more about the most common barriers to orgasm and how to overcome them? 🙏 Tap that link in bio. 💛 // @alexandra_carson #mindbodygram #sexualhealth #womenshealth

It’s all in the h i p s 👯 But really, that’s where we carry a bunch of our stress, thus leading to tight hips & sensitive hip flexors. 🙅 However, we’ve got just the yoga flow to stretch them out — and it’s low-impact enough to do every. single. day. 👏💫 Tag a friend below then tap the link in bio to learn more. 💥 // @aminahtaha @jessicaolie #mindbodygram #yogaeverydamnday #stretchitout

Here’s to a new day of bending + breaking ourselves open — it’s how the light gets in, after all. 🧘‍♀️☀️✨ // 📷: @neyu_ma #mindbodygram #yogaeverydamnday #travelgram #wanderlust

Our brain loves to scramble ahead to the future, as if by imagining it, we will bring it closer or farther from us. But the problem with obsessing over the future, is that we forget to live the present. If we aren’t focused on the present process we fail to take the steps we need to make our ideal future a reality. Artist: Rockkhound

Banning These 2 Words From Your Vocabulary Can Instantly Increase Your Willpower

Stop saying 'I can't' and start saying this instead.<p>Life is easier when you have more willpower.<p>That's common sense - how often has each of us wished bitterly that we had the willpower to get off our butts and go to the gym or stop ourselves from shooting off that angry email? - but it's also the …

Will Power

This 12-year-old came up with a way to stop allergies before they start

Sixth-grader Iris Gupta wants to change how we treat one of our most annoying problems: allergies.<p>The 12-year-old is one of the 10 Discovery …

Medicine

The reason you struggle to get up in the morning might have nothing to do with being tired

If you've got a closer relationship with the snooze button than your own partner, this could be why.<p>It's weird how sometimes, despite having had a …

The Secret for the Perfect Sleep and Easy Morning Wake-Up

The 25 Happiest Cities in the U.S.

National Geographic has ranked the top 25 cities in the United States for happiness. California towns hold eight of the top 25 slots, but the number …

Better Sleep Can Build Emotional Resilience

A new study suggests that people who naturally get more REM sleep may be less sensitive to frightening things.<p>There might have been a secret reason Albert Einstein could make a decision as scary as the one he made in 1939, when he went against his personal pacifist convictions and encouraged …

The Guided Meditation You Need to Avoid Mindless Eating This Fall & Holiday Season

Fall comfort foods, Halloween, Thanksgiving… Eating season is here. But that doesn’t mean you need to succumb to mindless munching. Here are 5 ways …

How Long Does It Take to Form a Habit?

Conduct a quick Google search about habit formation and you'll probably learn that it takes a mere 21 days to form a habit. Or maybe 18, or 28, or …

How Modern Psychological Science Supports Ancient Spiritual Teachings | Heleo

“The wisdom traditions impact our deeper clinical traditions.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>The six processes that make you cognitively flexible</i>• <i><br>Why pain is a</i> …

Why Do You Feel Happy When You're 'In the Zone'? Science Finally Has an Answer

Flow is associated with a distinct brain activity pattern. You're both engaged and emotionally calm at the same time.<p>When he ran the four-minute mile in 1954, Sir Roger Bannister said, "No longer conscious of my movement, I discovered a new unity with nature. I had found a new source of power and …

The Brain

You won’t feel motivated every single day. Focus on this instead

It's taken me a long time to learn that motivation isn't an external source of inspiration.<p>It's an inner quiet you have to practice listening …

7 signs you're more successful than you think

• <b>Comparing yourself to other people is detrimental to your perception of your own success.</b>• <b><br>There are a few questions you can ask to remind yourself you're more successful than you think.</b>• <b><br>These questions include: "Do I have close friends?" and "Do I view failure as training?"</b><p>Sometimes comparisons can …

A Full-Body Strengthening Workout That Doesn't Require a Single Weight

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

Psychologists Express Growing Concern With Mindfulness Meditation

"It's not bare-knuckle, that's for sure."<p>By on<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>Mindfulness, which involves the simple act of paying attention to …

How to Change Your Brain With Mindfulness, With Daniel Goleman

Mindfulness is having a moment. A trending moment, specifically: the hashtag #mindfulnessinamerica is currently trending on Twitter, thanks to the …

Mindfulness

20 Ways to Boost Your Energy at Work (Infographic)

These simple tricks can keep you going all day long.<p>Whether you work late nights or wake up early to head to the office -- we all see our energy levels dip throughout the day. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can give yourself a boost.<p>The first step toward getting more energy is recognizing …

Mindfulness Isn’t the Answer to Everything. Here’s When It Helps

While mindfulness doesn’t necessarily work the way the hype proclaims, there are some things that a good mindfulness practice <i>can</i> really help with. By better understanding when mindfulness is the right approach, HR and training programs can better enhance both leader performance and employee …

Mindfulness

A microbiologist explains why he hasn't slept without this on his bed in 25 years

New York University microbiologist Philip Tierno hasn't slept a night in 25 years without something on his mattress that few people even think of buying.<p>It's a super-thin, largely invisible cover that slips over the mattress. And it protects him from what he calls a "zoologic park" of bacteria and …

Sleep

Sculpt a Strong Booty With This 25-Minute CrossFit Workout

If you can't make it to your CrossFit box or you've never tried CrossFit before, here's the perfect workout you can punch out at home. You don't need …

Fitness

'Sleep should be prescribed': what those late nights out could be costing you

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

Sleep

10 Simple Things Successful People Do Every Morning (Infographic)

You don't have to be a morning person to start your day off right.<p>Even if you’re not a “morning person,” there are still a number of things you can have a successful start to your day. And that doesn’t mean go on a five-mile run or answer every email before you get into the office. Instead, use …

How To Practice Mindfulness At Work

Would you try something new at work if it meant lower stress levels and a better corporate culture? (Yes, please!)<p>Mindfulness has been shown to offer these benefits, which is why more and more companies are starting to notice. Aetna opened a Mindfulness Center, while Google and Nike offer …

Mindfulness

7 Things You Should Be Doing Every Day, According to This Self-Made Millionaire

The right daily habits can mean the difference between success and mediocrity.<p>The people who achieve the most in life don't get to the top by handling themselves like everyone else. One thing they typically have in common: Consistently doing the right things, every single day. Like what? Take some …