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This Breathing Exercise Is Strange, But Full Of Big Benefits

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Most meditation practices encourage us to find our center by connecting with our breath, but one technique recently highlighted on HuffPost Live takes...

How I Learned to Breathe and the Superpowers That Came With It

Adrienne Partridge | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Partridge

You need some relaxation so you get a massage only to hear the massage therapist say, "You are forgetting to breathe. Just relax. Take some deep bre...

How I Learned to Breathe at 24

Jennifer Langione | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

As I reflect upon my mindfulness exercise over the past month, the most difficult part has been the attempt to acknowledge every thought as it flutters through my mind without passing judgment and replacing it with long, drawn out breaths.

15 Things to Let Go of in 2015

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

One of my Facebook friends is letting go of 50 percent of his Facebook time in 2015, and I think I might follow suit. How many relationships, interesting conversations, and business opportunities have you missed because you were glued to your screen?

Smoking Cessation Without Weight Gain

Margaret Marshall | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

If you don't quit smoking, smoking will quit you. The tobacco addiction is hard to overcome but you can change your way and become addicted to life, fresh air, and deep breathing.

Today Is the Best Day: A Year of Living Mindfully

Alex Matthews | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Matthews

While some of life is just about showing up, beautiful things happen -- connection, fulfillment, growth and learning -- when you you take responsibility and show initiative.

The Mind: Your Life's CEO

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

The mind is very much like the CEO of our life. It has almost total control of how we feel, our emotions and how we respond to the stimuli around us. This naturally spills over onto our personal relationships and overall health.

Stress Conversations: How to Become More Authentic

Dorote Lucci | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dorote Lucci

"Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity." -- Coco Chanel Around the holidays negative stress can change and hit another level of d...

Alleviating Anxiety: Bowing Down to the Breath

Jenine Durland | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenine Durland

Sitting on my mat, I ask the class to bring their hands to their hearts and close their eyes, grateful for this moment, for this community, for the connection of this audible breath rolling through the studio.

Happy Thinks-giving

Steven Crandell | Posted 12.05.2014 | Technology
Steven Crandell

Here's an idea. This year, turn Thanksgiving into Thinks-giving. Unplug. Yup. The whole day without digital engagement. No screens. No big balloon parades. No football.

Stress Conversations: How to Break Behavioral Patterns With Breathing and Art

Dorote Lucci | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dorote Lucci

"All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns." -- Bruce Lee Breaking the st...

Art & the Tyranny of the New

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.06.2015 | Arts
Steven Crandell

I think it's time to create a market for art that deepens the spirit, not makes it shallower, a market to encourage art that taps into wisdom and truth that has lasted for generations, eons, as long as memory has served humanity.

Meditate and Change Your Life

Rose Caiola | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

We're all going to feel stress every day. It's how we choose to deal with the stress that makes the difference. Those of us who have embraced meditation have a built-in way of deflecting life's stresses, leaving us more open to the good stuff.

Download Information About Stress Through Poetry, Painting and Innovation?

Dorote Lucci | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dorote Lucci

"The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything." -- Bill Murray The experiment of experiencing information in a blog The process of str...

You're Smart, But Do You Feel Whole? 3 Ways to Reboot Your Spiritual OS

Steven Crandell | Posted 12.28.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Steven Crandell

Think of it as our human software - the spiritual operating system that orients everything we do. It guides us as we think, work, play, love, create...

Finding Peace Amidst Crazy: Five Quick and Easy Ways to Balance Busy

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

It's really easy to get sucked into busy. I watch people race around corners, speed talk into their phones, order lunch while texting. And I confess, I've been addicted to busy too.

Tapped Out Teens: 4 Stress Relief Strategies That Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Not ready to try meditation? Try to practice slowing your breathing down to four to six breaths per minute. Regular practice of this technique has been shown to build both your stress resilience and your willpower reserve.

The Art of Doing Nothing

Cliff Hsia | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Cliff Hsia

Doing nothing isn't easy. We all want to be productive and get stuff done, so we consume ourselves with being busy. Meetings, emails, phone calls, text messages, instant messaging, commuting, and multitasking have all become a part of our busy lives. Doing these things make us feel busy, but are we actually getting anything meaningful done?

How I Ditched My Inner Skinny B*tch

Lisa Lewtan | Posted 11.25.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Lewtan

I named my inner skinny bitch Frankie. Frankie used to obsess 24/7 about how to make me eat less. As a hungry girl with an extraordinarily healthy appetite, this was a big problem for me.

Two-Minute Stress Buster

Kellie Edwards | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

This two-minute gratitude stress buster will help release stress and restore calm -- give it a go! Test it out when you are feeling a little unbalanced or stressed.

The Best Version of Ourselves

Harper Spero | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

That 5 a.m. feeling is something that I never want to experience ever again. Of course there are going to be crappy nights, but for the most part there's no reason not to strive for good sleep. I've done so much to maintain my health, why stop now?

3 Tensions Hiding in Your Body

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

Check for these three subtle tensions that cause shallow breathing and learn how to let go of them with these three effective tips. 1. THE SLIGHT...

Want To Be Invited Into You? A Pre-Labor Day Meditation

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Mostly, this time of the year is a liminal space between here and there, then and now and you and me. Want to rewire, recalibrate and reinvent the next unfolding moment of the Truth of You and your own breath, your way? This is your invitation to entrain to new weather, time, space and commitments.

Yoga-tta Breathe to Be Bendy

Melissa Nordin | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

A small part of yoga is aerobic training, a greater part is resistance training, and a large part is flexibility exercise.

Meditation Does Not Belong on a To-Do List

Rudri Bhatt Patel | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudri Bhatt Patel

I've decided to try to capture stillness for only two minutes. When my eyes close, the to-do list pops up in my head. I squash it. I tell myself I am not there yet, but I quickly take those words back. Meditation doesn't belong on a to-do list.