Category Archives: Meditation
Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to our present moment experience, whether it be a sight, a sound, a taste, a smell, a sensation in the body, or mental activity (the latter includes emotions and thoughts). Practice it for a few moments or for a few minutes—lying on your bed, sitting in a doctor’s […]
All people, of course want to have a comfortable home which can accommodate the need of the homeowners. For sure, it means that we have to design and create home to be as complete as possible based on our need. That is including on designing and preparing the rooms for the various functions there. That […]
Working out the different types of meditation can be confusing and a little overwhelming – which is not ideal when it comes to a practise that is supposed to help you de-stress! Like yoga, meditation and mindfulness methods come in all shapes and sizes. Here is list of different kinds of meditation for you to […]
The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none. Meditation has helped me to form all my other habits, it’s helped me to become more peaceful, more focused, less worried about discomfort, more appreciative and attentive to everything in my life.
Meditation isn’t a short-term prescription. It’s a use that continues day in and day out for a rest of your life. Here’s how to play a prolonged game.
One of the biggest misconceptions around meditation is that it is all about a zen moment of being completely calm and serene. While this certainly can happen, the truth is some meditations are really messy.
How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity (and How You Can Use Mindfulness to Help You Stop)
Are you a complainer? Do you sometimes feel like anything you do can be complained about? Complaining feels good, like how smoking and eating chocolate feel good. It lets us vent our negativity. Although we know it’s not necessarily good for us but we do it anyway as a guilty pleasure. Researchers have found that […]
Cancer can certainly make it be difficult to be present and feel engaged in what is happening. And for patients who have been diagnosed with advanced cancer or facing end-of-life issues, their mind can be so full of worry and stress, they struggle to be present and aware of the time they have right now.
Can meditation positively affect teenagers’ lives? Absolutely it can! Research in neuroscience and attention provides evidence that meditation strengthens the neural systems of the brain that are responsible for concentration and generating empathy. Becoming more mindful helps children and adolescents better regulate how life circumstances impact their mental health.
For some women, booking a reflective spa holiday can turn out to be a life-changing manoeuvre. Nicola Moulton shares their stories in this piece originally printed in Vogue’s August 2016 issue.
As you read this, wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes, and the weight of your feet on the floor. Really think about what your feet feel like right now – their heaviness. If you’ve never heard of mindfulness meditation, congratulations, you’ve just done a few moments of it.
Mindfulness continues to garner significant attention in business. And it makes sense. When companies like Google, Apple, McKinsey, Intel, and General Mills all focus in a particular direction, others will naturally follow—especially when research paints such a compelling picture of the possible benefits of mindfulness, from stress reduction to improved relationships to better problem solving […]
Meditation looks easy. How could sitting on a cushion and doing nothing be hard? Yet when I first learned to meditate, it reminded me of playing with a Russian nesting doll: open it and there’s another just like it inside, only smaller, and then another, and several more, until the littlest doll is finally revealed.
Vipassana, or insight meditation, is the practice of continued close attention to sensation, through which one ultimately sees the true nature of existence. It is believed to be the form of meditation practice taught by the Buddha himself, and although the specific form of the practice may vary, it is the basis of all traditions […]
Yoga and meditation can be used as a healthcare tool for healthy living. You have heard that yoga meditation is helpful or good for health. But how it is good for health or it works really? There are also many controversial stories about yoga. So, you should know scientifically about yoga meditation. There are a […]
It was with great dismay and astonishment to read that some members of the Florida Legislature are considering funding $200 million to charter schools as a way of solving failing public schools.
To misquote a piece of ’80s movie wisdom, life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and meditate every so often, you could miss it. Simply put, meditation can make your life better.
Only two years ago, few people would have been aware what mindfulness was, let alone the amazing benefits it can have for our mental health.
How helping kids embrace their natural mindfulness and live in the present, instead of worrying about the past or the future, can have a big effect.
How to stop tossing and turning and get some quality shut-eye.
The benefits of mindfulness meditation just keep piling up.
Some of today’s most popular wellness and health trends have deep roots in long-practiced wisdom traditions.
When patients with chronic depression are given the tools to combat depression, they are able to stave it off without medication, new research shows.
TM is enjoying a renaissance. And it seems to be helping those who need it most.
“If every eight year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” –Dalai Lama
Kids are doing a lot more yoga and taking more melatonin, a plant-based sleep aid.
Anxiety tells you everything you feel is serious. Depression paints everything in black and white. Together, they skew perceptions. Mindfulness can help.
Have you ever tried meditating? Perhaps you’ve dismissed it as being a bit too hippy and new age? Or wouldn’t know where to start? Well I’m here to convince you why you should give it a go! What is…
The one that taunted, “You’re not good enough.”
Relapse is a common and devastating aspect of major depression, a mental illness that affects roughly 15 million Americans. The usual preventative treatment is long-term or maintenance use of antidepressants.
Meditation and yoga practices help us to work toward becoming happier and peaceful human beings. This is an ongoing process and can take a lifetime. Sometimes you may wonder if your daily
Your whole system, including how you breathe, think, and feel converges at the heart. Find out how to keep this major energy center in balance.
A study comparing mindfulness meditation with sleep hygiene education found that meditation resulted in greater improvement in sleep quality for older adults.
The Power of Meditation : How It Helped Me Rediscover Happiness and Boost Productivity
The New Yorker’s Maria Konnikova explains the science behind why we need to sleep more, waste less time on the Internet, and stop multitasking.
Scientists have uncovered yet another perk of meditation.
In this first of three articles, let’s explore the three vital keys of proper meditation – the first being the breath. For a beginner seeking an introduction…
How to focus the mind and body to enhance our meditation practice.
In this free-wheeling discussion at TED Global in October 2014, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard talked with journalist and writer Pico Iyer about how to spend time meaningfully.
How do you raise your vibration? There are a multitude of ways and if you’re on the path of awakening and transformation, you’ll inevitably find the most effective methods for you.
I don’t really like the word lazy. In my practice as a therapist, I counsel people to eliminate the word from their vocabulary to discourage any negative self-talk. Not to mention, the word should
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.
More than 350 million people globally suffer from depression, and 1 in 13 people around the world have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
Amazing sex may seem like an unlikely benefit of meditation, but let’s just say that mindfulness may do much more for you than Viagra in the bedroom. For too long, meditation has been associated
Thirty years ago, when I first wrote about the mind-body connection, there was convincing research about the benefits of daily meditation.
how to teach meditation to kids
Like many of us, Tamron Hall of MSNBC’s TODAY Show is starting the year off with an intention to get serious about meditation. She currently practices a focus meditation, but to “take it up a notch” she decided to learn the TM technique.
Numerous studies have indicated the many physiological benefits of meditation, and the latest one comes from Harvard University.