Meditation

We compared 6 popular apps that help you master meditation — here's how they stack up

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Shutterstock</i><p>Though the history of meditation dates back thousands of years, it's become increasingly popular in recent years, with …

Spirituality

Meditation = Brain Training for Focus

<i>Athletes are using meditation to get an edge for these six reasons.</i> Work In <i>author Erin Taylor shares why you should add meditation to your daily</i> …

Spirituality

The Apps You Need To Chill Out This Year

If you were to describe 2017 in just one word, it'd probably be something like, "yikes." The year has been less-than-relaxing to say the least, and …

Spirituality

Finding peace of mind in a world of turmoil

By Je’Don Holloway TalleyFor the Birmingham TimesNoni Leena was miserable.The Birmingham resident was suffering from anxiety and depression—“bipolar …

Birmingham, AL

Unconditional Service

Tantric or esoteric Buddhism is one of the great forms of Buddhist tradition. In the West, it is usually associated with Tibet, where tantric …

Buddhism

The Affordable Self-Care Tool I Keep Under My Desk and Use Almost Every Day

Carving out time for yourself to engage in self-care every single day isn't exactly easy. I've always loved to meditate, but I somehow always come up with various excuses to not do it on the regular. That is, until I got myself a proper meditation cushion.<p>For some reason, having a real meditation …

Psychology

This 60-Minute Sound Bath Session Will Chill You the F*ck Out

We’ve all taken a bath in our time, but have you dipped a toe into a sound bath? If the only bath you’ve taken has been of the bubbly variety then …

Spirituality

Take a free meditation class inside a tricked-out bus in NYC next week

When most New Yorkers think about meditating, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn't a parked bus in midtown. But in this city, you take …

Psychology

Stepping Towards Enlightenment

<b>The essence of Buddhism</b> is the enlightenment of the Buddha. Many centuries ago in India, the wandering monk Gautama remembered a childhood experience …

Self-improvement

Chakras 101: How Sound Helps You Access (and Balance) the Subtle Body

Want to explore the chakras like you never have before? Join Alan Finger and Sarah Platt-Finger, co-founders of ISHTA Yoga, for YJ's new 4-week …

Yoga

How Meditation Helped This News Anchor Recover from Addiction | Heleo

“In the years after abandoning drugs, a lot of my life has been about finding healthier ways to redirect my search for dopamine.”<p><b>READ ON TO</i> …

Trends

UX Case Study: Calm Mobile App

Welcome to the first UX case study of 2018! Codal hopes you have had a fantastic start to the new year. For those who have followed along with our …

UX Design

Inscape Meditation

In an effort to kick of 2018 on the right foot, a couple of weeks ago I brought the team to Inscape, a meditation studio here in New York City, for a …

Spirituality

Yoga is More than Poses.

On the surface, these five wise characteristics may sound familiar to those of us in the West: don’t commit violence (ahimsa), tell the truth …

Yoga

Mind Chunks (Daily Nous Philosophy Comics) - Daily Nous

en_US<p>article<p>Mind Chunks by Pete Mandik Other Daily Nous Comics / More Info About DN Comics / Pete Mandik on …

Philosophy

new york receives BE TIME, a mobile meditation studio

<b>the people of new york city will be receiving its first-ever unique mobile meditation studio this month.</b> BE TIME, ceo and founder, carla hammond, an …

Rem Koolhaas

Public, invitees irked as launchof meditation centre is put off

A much-publicised event to inaugurate the city’s first pyramid meditation centre at Nrupatunga Betta here turned out to be an unpleasant affair for …

Spirituality

How to Start Meditating and Make It Part of Your Daily Routine

This popular trend in Silicon Valley and Wall Street is also backed by science.<p><b>Over the last several years, meditation has surged in popularity in Wall Street and Silicon Valley.</b>• <b><br>Even though it's trendy, it's still a scientifically proven way to alleviate stress.</b>• <b><br>Apps like Headspace are useful for</b> …

Mindfulness

What is sleep yoga?

For starters, don't confuse yoga nidra with a nap.<p>When you think of yoga, do you think of stinky mats, sweaty gyms and uncomfortable poses? You might …

Psychology

Secrets: 4 Training Techniques to Activate Subconscious Mind Power

The subconscious mind is a very powerful part of the mind which remains unknown to the majority of people. The subconscious can solve problems much …

Psychology

Aura relieves your anxiety with 3-minute meditation sessions

PopSci shop<p>Save 84 on a lifetime Premium subscription.<p>Meditation is an incredibly effective cure for stress. But the people who are most often stressed have little time to spare. Aura is a highly-rated app that helps you make time for mental peace on even the most hectic days. The app offers guided …

Spirituality

Here’s What Happened When I Meditated Inside A Pod

Technology to help you get away from technology? Yup, that’s a thing.<p>I knew Somadome would be perfect for me when the manager setting up my pod explained that the most enjoyable part about it is how it takes all the work out of meditation, but preserves all its benefits. Having done many types of …

Spirituality

6 Meditation Alternatives for People With Busy Minds

As a meditation teacher, a lot of people say to me, "Oh I'd love to meditate. I just can't. My mind won't let me." The purpose of meditation is to …

Psychology

Blue Monday: How to meditate on your commute

January 15 2018 7:23 AM<p>Six tips on how you can meditate on your commute this Blue Monday, with meditation expert Raspreet Sagoo.<p>Watch: Mesmerising …

News (Ireland)

3 Ways Successful Athletes Boost Their Game with Meditation

The reason that many of us practice a sport – whether it be as an individual or in a team – is to find that sense of relaxation and purpose that many …

Yoga

Still Need a New Year’s Intention? 6 Wise Ones Worth Setting Today

Meditation Studio co-founder Patricia Karpas shares some of the best wisdom offered on her Untangle podcast last year as inspiration for this …

Spirituality

3 Reasons I Think We Should All Do Yoga

This past weekend I was visiting with a group of women who were sharing about their battles with depression. My friend Cara turned to me and asked, …

Lifestyle

The Heart-Essence of Buddhist Meditation

Clinging to one’s school and condemning others<br>Is the certain way to waste one’s learning.<br>Since all dharma teachings are good,<br>Those who cling to …

Psychology

Suffering from PTSD? Try this technique tested on war veterans in Vietnam and Somalia

Just 20 minutes of meditation twice a day may reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in older adults, suggests a recent …

Psychology

ABC Anchor Meditates On How Liberal 'Hearts Soar' Over Robert Mueller

ABC <i>Nightline</i> host Dan Harris is promoting a new book called <i>Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics.</i> One way the self-described “unabashed meditation …

Robert Mueller