Category Archives: Mindfulness
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.
When patients with chronic depression are given the tools to combat depression, they are able to stave it off without medication, new research shows.
“If every eight year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” –Dalai Lama
Anxiety tells you everything you feel is serious. Depression paints everything in black and white. Together, they skew perceptions. Mindfulness can help.
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.
A study comparing mindfulness meditation with sleep hygiene education found that meditation resulted in greater improvement in sleep quality for older adults.
By paying more attention to the experience of exercise itself, even the most reluctant of exercisers might begin to find pleasure in movement.
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.
By adding a fun, creative element of focus and stillness to a classroom routine, you can help your students learn to appreciate and practice self-regulation.
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.
More than 350 million people globally suffer from depression, and 1 in 13 people around the world have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
how to teach meditation to kids
Numerous studies have indicated the many physiological benefits of meditation, and the latest one comes from Harvard University.
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 …
One of the most violence prone school districts in San Francisco, California, introduced a meditation program for all of its students and the results have been
Endless distractions are leading us to ruin our health. But giving your mind time to “rest and digest” can reverse the damage.
When you’re nervous, how can you be yourself? How you can force yourself to relax? How can you try not to try? It makes no sense, but the paradox may be essential to civilization.
You don’t have to get into lotus pose under your desk to be mindful at work.
In the run-up to Christmas we find our to-do lists bloated with added chores: present shopping, card writing, preparing to travel or receive guests.
Anderson Cooper explores the science behind meditation.
A new study shows that after only eight weeks of mindfulness meditation, physical changes occur in the brain.
Practices of mindfulness, such as meditation, may affect more than just the mind. These activities may also potentially benefit cardiovascular health.
It pays to listen to your heart after all.
One of the powerful tools of healing and change in Ayurveda, is dinacharya, or a healthy morning routine. Ayurveda recognizes that, when we change our mornings, we change our days and….voila! our lives change. Source: www.prana.com
At first glance, mindfulness and productivity appear to be polar opposites. But look again. Mindfulness and productivity have one striking thing in common: They are focused on where and how time is spent….
Your desire to be more mindful does not have to compete with your desire to succeed.
Are you constantly in a rush? Out of control with total disregard for anyone or anything around you. I see it everyday people in panic mode. Why? Time is infinite, life is finite. Enjoy the journey! (Have patience and purpose, let life come to you.
Even five minutes of meditation can help you feel centred. (How to feel more mindful in five minutes)
7 Mindfulness Tips from Your Dog – What is clear however is that dogs truly are the ultimate mindful creatures.
Mindfulness meditation could help relieve migraines. “Secondary effects included headaches that were shorter in duration and less disabling, and participants had increases in mindfulness and self-efficacy — a sense of personal…
Brigadier General Becky Halstead is no wimp. She spent decades rising through the ranks of the US Army: Cuts and bruises from scrambling through obstacle courses and aching muscles after 12-mile marches were all in a day’s work. But the pain that suddenly overtook her in 2004 beat anything she’d…
Depression is a real thing. In the beginning it may be a state of mind, but it eventually becomes a disease. In most situations this condition is either overlooked or ignored as there is a very thin line differentiating sadness, disappointments or the blues and the. Antidepressants and cognitive …
Meditation Is All About the Art of Being I believe that there is a misconception about meditation. About meditating. I think that some people think that they have to have an end game for sitting and humming a mantra.
Mindfulness is about turning the deadly habit of negatively picking everything apart into acknowledging what you feel, see, hear, and observe.
Meditation benefits the mind in more ways than the scientific world has yet to discover. (Can Meditation Techniques Help Improve Memory?: Meditation benefits the mind in more ways than the scientific …
Water Bending Ocean Meditation. Whether you practice Kung Fu, Martial Arts, or not, I hope you enjoy a break from today’s grind and stress by watching this video. Share it with someone special!…
Raising an anxious child brings an acute awareness to creating calm and mindful moments as we navigate parenting an anxious child.
8 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids Mindfulness is also good for our kids.
Deepak Chopra is no stranger to science. He has followed it, questioned it and even taken it on in heated debates. He also co-authored a book with prominent physicist Leonard Mlodinow titled, “War of the Worldviews: Where Science and Spiritualty Meet
If there’s a mental practice that’s stood the test of time – and rigorous laboratory tests – it’s meditation. Mindfulness meditation in particular has done a good job of proving itself effective in reducing stress and depression, improving attention and cognitive performance, and even increasing …
India.com Mindfulness emerges as hottest meditative tool India.com New Delhi, Jun 24: Mindfulness is fast emerging as the hottest meditative tool, which is known to contribute to our wellbeing and productivity.
As someone who has spent decades at the forefront of brain research, Dr. Richard J. Davidson is well acquainted with the organ’s amazing power to think and to reason.
Now that we can enjoy some sunny weather, why not try a walking meditation? It’s great if you feel a little too restless to do a sitting meditation or you find sitting meditations boring or difficult.
The children are our future. Teaching them mindfulness at an early age will help them for life!
Since my fitness book, The Fat Burn Revolution, came out earlier this year, I’ve been swamped with requests for more advice on dieting.
Everyone seems to be talking about mindfulness. What does it mean? To some it is a useful resource to allay anxiety.