Meditation

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditation <i>ad nauseam</i>. Those disciplined enough to practice regularly are rewarded with increased control over the brainwaves known as alpha rhythms, which leads to better focus and may help ease pain. In addition to calming the mind and body, meditation can …

Mindfulness

3 Exercises That Build Mental Strength In Just 5 Minutes A Day

Whether you’re tempted to give in to that craving for a cupcake, or you’re about to give up on your goals, perseverance isn’t easy. But before you blame your lack of God-given willpower and before you make an excuse for your less than stellar performance, consider this; it only takes a few minutes …

Mindfulness

This simple yoga technique can boost focus and make your skin glow

You know it’s called a monkey mind because it keeps jumping from one thought to another. Ancient yogis estimated that we think—on an average—about …

Spirituality

This Tech Entrepreneur Was So Stressed She Created a Meditation App

There are so many reasons (both totally obvious and completely unexpected) as to why you’re feeling anxious on the regular (politics, anyone?), even if you’re already eating all the right foods to manage your stress and you’ve learned how to leave work stress at the office. Which is why we are …

Spirituality

The Pentagon Meditation Club

“Here we have the ground zero cafe,” says Bart Ives, gesturing toward a white frame building standing in the open center courtyard of the Pentagon. …

Transcendental Meditation

WWII’s ‘last fighter pilot’ relives fateful flight — and the PTSD that followed

On April 7, 1945, five months before the end of World War II, Capt. Jerry Yellin and his squadron flew over Japan and bombed it, lighting up “a big …

Transcendental Meditation

Ringly introduces new collection of affordable smart bracelets

Wearable jewelry brand Ringly is the latest name to add a mindfulness feature to its collection of fitness trackers, with the launch of the new GO …

Mindfulness

5 Tips To Deal With Anxiety In 10 Minutes Or Less

We have all experienced some form of anxiety in our lives, whether we're anxious about a job interview or going on a first date. Yet, for people with …

Mindfulness

Narcissist? Mindfulness might not improve your empathy after all

Mindfulness can be a life saver for one’s mental health.<p>How to get rid of heat rash - and what prickly heat feels like<p>It’s recommended by the …

Mindfulness

How We Ruined Mindfulness

<i>Breathe. Be in the moment. Live in the here and now.</i><p>Those are familiar words, I’m sure, because we are living through a mindfulness revolution. …

Mindfulness

Morning ritual: The 7 steps that will make you happy all day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

Well-being

What Is Lucid Dreaming and How Do I Get Started?

Welcome to Lifehacker’s <b>Lucid Dream Workshop</b>. Each week we’ll learn a little more about the mysterious realm of sleep science, dreams, and how to …

Mindfulness

You Have the Power to Physically Reshape Your Brain

Neuroplasticity is the idea that you can alter your brain in a physical and mental way by changing its stimuli — which can include environment, …

The Brain

The One Skill That Will Make You a Happier Person

In life, what you give power to has power over you. And as far as psychotherapist Jennice Vilhauer is concerned, that power is transferred through …

Mindfulness

Silencing Your Mind Monkey: How Mindfulness Can Help Entrepreneurs Thrive

There is a concept in Buddhism known as shin’en, which translates to “heart/mind-monkey” and refers to the restless, inconstant, and uncontrollable thoughts that run through our head.<p>These uncontrollable thoughts hold us hostage and lead us down the path of fear, anxiety, and negativity.<p>According …

Mindfulness

Here’s How To Find A Minute Of Mindfulness Anywhere

You can practice this super-simple meditation throughout the day.<p>Everyone’s mind wanders.<p>Mindfulness is paying attention to what’s happening in the present moment. So if you’re aware that your mind is wandering, you’re halfway to a successful mindfulness practice.<p>The other half of mindfulness is …

Mindfulness

I Tried Meditating Daily With My 4-Year-Old Kid For A Month—Here’s What Happened

The results were squirmy and enlightening.<p>As parents, we are pulled in many directions. Not just by our children, our work, and the responsibilities …

Mindfulness

8 things Americans can learn from China

I LIVED IN CHINA for over a year and was hit with culture shock almost every day. It wasn’t just Asian culture in general that gave me a jolt, but …

Qigong

6 of My Favourite Personal Productivity Tips

Six of My Favourite Personal Productivity Tips<p>Introduction<p>Over the last year or so I have been experimenting with various measures to improve my …

Mindfulness

What Is Mindful Eating—And Is It Right For Runners?

As a runner with a bit of a wonky stomach, I try to plan out my meals according to my running schedule. When the practice of “mindful eating” started …

Mindfulness

How the Way You Feel Could Be Wrecking Your Skin

Have you ever heard of a pyschodermatologist? I hadn’t either, but it’s a person who looks at the links between the skin and the mind. Living with a …

Wellness

Mindfulness: What It Really Means, and How to Practice It | The Thirty

<b>Defining Mindfulness</b><p>Photo: @localrose<p>For Rose, mindfulness is simple: “It’s complete one-mindedness.” Not exactly sure what that means? She explains: …

Mindfulness

6 ways to feel calm in the face of stress

It *can* be done. Here's how<p>How many times do you ask someone how they're doing these days and receive the reply 'I'm feeling stressed'? According to …

Well-being

Ben Carson Says Poverty Is A 'State Of Mind,' Folks On Twitter Give Him A Piece Of Theirs

"So is hunger apparently. Let's Jedi Mind trick ourselves into eating a steak."<p>People on Twitter took Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to task after he said that poverty was a “state of mind.”<p>The neurosurgeon, who previously caught heat for suggesting that slaves who were brought …

Mindfulness

Enlightening: Meditation May Trigger Unpleasant Experiences

For some people, meditation may trigger experiences that are unpleasant or even distressing, according to a new study.<p>For example, some people may …

Spirituality

How to Stay Present With a Kundalini Guide

<i>In the How to Stay Present marriage advice series, the Kundalini guide behind Benshen, Desiree Pais, gives you the tools you need to stay focused and calm before, during, and after you tie the knot.</i><p>When my cousin got married this past February, she showed me what it meant to be a perfect bride. …

Weddings

I Tried Steph Curry's Strange Floatation Therapy, and Here's How It Went Down

To operate at peak performance, is it crazy to think that our brains need occasional reboot?<p>The Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry has been dubbed one of the NBA's best all-time shooters, setting records and winning back-to-back MVP titles. The kid who was rejected from numerous top-tier collegiate …

Steph Curry

'Calming' meditation can feel super stressful

Meditation is supposed to calm and relax while treating pain, depression, or addiction. But it can leave some people more distressed than at peace.

Spirituality

Neuroscience helps explain our growing attraction to spiritual retreats

As she walked along a New York City street on an October night seven years ago, Katie Kozlowski was so upset that her boyfriend had stood her up that …

Spirituality

The Best Apps to Help You Fall Asleep Faster Tonight | The Thirty

The lights are off, phone silenced, and pillows perfectly propped—there’s just one small thing keeping you from drifting off into much-needed …

Spirituality