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10 Ways to Majorly Reduce Anxiety in a Very, Very Stressful World

<i>Let's get real: life can be pretty stressful. Like, really stressful. Luckily, experts at YourTango have uncovered some great tips so you can cut down on all that anxiety and live a more balanced, healthy, and relaxing lifestyle. Here's what they found.</i><p>Instant calm and happiness.<p>Through the daily …

Understanding And Practicing Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation has become quite a vital part of my daily routine, it's just as important as eating and exercising. Whilst the body needs …

Mindfulness

5 Ways Mindfulness Can Help You Sleep Better

If you've been spending time scrolling through your social media feed or reading the news lately, chances are good that you've crossed paths with the word "mindfulness." The practice has recently become a major part of discussions regarding sleep, stress, and anxiety, and unlike quick fixes and …

101 Awesome Zen Proverbs and Sayings to Live Your Life By

You can’t really put Zen into words, but you can share some of its timeless wisdom in ways that lead you on the path to discovering the truth for …

A Buddhist Master Explains What Karma Really Means and How It Can Be Used for Personal Growth

Just about everyone’s heard of karma. You’ve probably heard someone say “She must have some good/bad karma!”<p>Some people think it’s almost fate.<p>But …

Birth of paradise

Raja Ampat, West Papua, IndonesiaUp before dawn and onto a small boat; speeding across the dark water as night holds on to those last moments; …

Scuba Diving

The Power of Meditation: Sit Your Way to a Happier Life

<b>“While meditating we are simply seeing what the mind has been doing all along.” ~Allan Lokos</b><p>People around the globe have practiced meditation for …

The Beginner’s Guide to Letting Go and Becoming Enlightened Through Non-Attachment

Buddhaimonia.Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering. – The Dalai Lama You’ve probably seen or read …

Dalai Lama

Reading As Meditation: 5 Works Of Fiction To Calm Your Senses

You don't have to read a self-help book for serenity. Fiction fires our imagination, but it also can afford a sense of contentedness and wonder on …

N Korea and the myth of starvation | North Korea

North Korea is a secretive country - and, like most secretive countries, it is especially susceptible to cliche-ridden descriptions. Some such cliches are basically well-founded, while others are seriously misleading or outdated.<p>One of the most commonly cited cliches is that North Korea is a …

The 5 Prana Vayus Chart

At its heart, hatha yoga is more than just flexibility or strength in postures; it is the management of <i>prana</i>, the vital life force that animates all …

Meditation is a Lucid Practice - Lucid Practice

One of the better feelings one can come across is “pure meditation.” The closest I get to “pure meditation” is during savasana at the end of a yoga …

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

Yellowstone National Park

4 Simple But Powerful Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

<b>“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~Charles Swindoll</b><p>I found Tiny Buddha because I have never dealt with stress and …

Employment

How to Meditate

I had an extremely alarming early-morning experience a few weeks ago. I woke up in <i>savasana</i> (yoga-speak for 'corpse pose': laying prone, legs splayed, …

How to travel if you enjoy reading books more than actually traveling

I would never have become a traveler if I hadn’t been a reader first. We traveled a lot as kids, but I wasn’t as interested in looking out the window …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Vietnam War

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

Japan

Prove you're Japanese: when being bicultural can be a burden

Japanese are Japanese and foreigners are foreigners, and never the twain shall meet? In many aspects of daily life in this country, there is one way …