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Benefits of Meditation

8 Ways Meditation Can Improve Your Life

Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kristine Crane for US News Shrimati Bhanu Narasimhan, a petite Indian woman wrapped in a bright fuchsia sari, has a soft voice but a big presenc...

Less Stress, Better Work, And 6 Other Ways Meditation Can Transform Your Life

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living

From boosting our hearts and minds to fighting addiction and stress, meditation can truly transform our lives. Transcendental Meditation, one of the m...

The Power of Meditative Thinking Versus Positive Thinking

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

With meditation one can learn to be in any scenario and access it from an optimistic stance. When we work together, we focus on seeing the truth of our situations.

David Freeman

LISTEN: 'Interrogating' Your Mind Can Improve Your Life

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science

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 thin...

3 Ways Tai Chi Trains Your Brain

Karl Romain | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Karl Romain

In the beginning, strive for consistency and habit, practicing at the same time each day or committing to a weekly or bi-weekly class. You'll feel better -- more focused, less stressed -- almost immediately, and the effects will only continue with a consistent practice.

3 Ways to Clear Your Mind

Karl Romain | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Karl Romain

The beauty of practicing ancient martial arts, such as tai chi and qigong, is that you can cultivate stillness without standing still. Tai chi and qigong clear those blockages and restore the body's natural energy back to balance.

Are You Fearless Enough to Build an Ark?

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Good News
Dr. Marcia Hootman

Some of us follow our dreams and live our divine purpose, while others give in to the fear of disapproval from important people in our lives. Yet those are the times we really should be following our heart with purpose, with determination and with fearlessness.

How to Really Be Happy

Master Charles Cannon | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Master Charles Cannon

Over time you will also gain a sense of objectivity from the events of your daily life so that you no longer react but rather just observe them happening. With this greater awareness you will experience more joy, more contentment and more fulfillment.

The Healing Benefits of Meditation

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

For the majority of my life I've had a meditation practice. Through meditation I've healed addiction, emotional distress and even physical conditions.

Daily Meditation For Success: Do This First Thing Every Morning

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Natalie MacNeil

Here's the thing: Meditation is for everyone, and it's different for everyone. There is no right or wrong way of doing it, and meditation can help you increase your focus, reduce stress, and prevent common health ailments.

'Meditation Is Not A Luxury'

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 12.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Marcia Hootman

You deserve to feel good, to have the energy you want to enjoy life, to be healthy and happy. Start living the life you were meant to live. Learn to meditate.

Meditation on No-Self

Michael Taft | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

At the risk of sounding obscure or of totally misleading you, I'll try to describe the experience of no-self. You know all the feelings in your body? Just let those arise in spaciousness and pass away.

On Teaching Yoga, And Cancer as a Teacher

Rowan Lommel | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Rowan Lommel

Today I was teaching a man with Stage IV cancer. I am not thinking about getting him to change. I look to create a space where he can let go of unnecessary stress so that he can feel even just a little bit better.

Reasons To Meditate: Clarity, Stress-Relief And More (WATCH)

Posted 07.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Why meditate? For one, to clear a cloudy mind. Find out other reasons to meditate from 'Mind Man' Andy Puddicombe in the video above. For more...

Summer Retreat and Find That Something Beyond Words

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Many people are learning the wisdom to take time off and disconnect from everything that has attached itself to body, mind, and soul. Once away from i...

Turn These5 Things You Do Every Day Into Meditation

Cindy Griffith-Bennett | Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Cindy Griffith-Bennett

By turning everyday activities into meditation moments, you can bring more mindfulness, clarity, and peace into your day while energizing yourself and reducing stress. Here are five opportunities to add meditation to your day without taking time out of your hectic schedule.

Why You Can't Give Up On Meditation

MeiMei Fox | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

The key -- to meditation and to wellbeing -- is not to judge or react, but rather to find equanimity, returning to the breath time and again, no matter what whirlwinds surround us, no matter what demons invade us.

What You Can Gain From Clearing Your Mind

Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living

With the stream of scientific and anecdotal evidence showing us the benefits of meditation, it’s no wonder that it’s touted as the tool for a happ...

America's New Workout for the Brain

Robert Piper | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

I think the millions of Americans who exercise should be meditating before and after they jump on the treadmill. Why is this not possible? They adopted an iPod into their workout.

The Brainwashing 'Cult' of Meditation

Kino MacGregor | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

The difference between a cult and a true path of spiritual evolution is sometimes hard to see form the outside. But when I washed my brain with the tools of meditation I didn't see it like a cult, I saw it more like going to the army for boot camp.

7 Ways Meditation Can Transform Your Life

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

In meditation, we go from seeing our essentially selfish and ego-bound nature to recognizing that we are an integral part of a far greater whole, and as the heart opens we can bring compassion to our fallibility and humanness.

7 Myths Of Meditation, BUSTED

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Despite the growing popularity of meditation, prevailing misconceptions about the practice are a barrier that prevents many people from trying meditation and receiving its profound benefits for the body, mind, and spirit. Here are seven of the most common meditation myths, dispelled.

Meditation For People Who Hate 'Om'

Posted 05.19.2014 | OWN

By Jena Pincott If the thought of yoga makes you antsy, try these ways to calm down, clear your chattering mind and possibly even transcend. @m...

Meditation, Demystified

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Meditation is a mystery to many in the Western world. Sure, we've all heard of it, but most say they "don't have time" to slow down for it and others say they simply don't know how or they've tried it and couldn't do it "right."

Ringing in the New Year in Silence, Simplicity and Joy

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Instead of celebrating and partying with the usual aches and discomfort the next day, why not be in the perfect stillness and let the peace and quiet bring its special presence into our lives?