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How to Meditate

Should You Be Meditating?

Nicola Albini | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nicola Albini

The short answer is yes. Yes, yes, and yes. And in case that wasn't clear, yes. The long answer is: Contrary to popular belief, meditation is not just a health trend like kale smoothies and spin class (not that there's anything wrong with those things).

How to Stop Thinking During Meditation: 10 Tips to Calm in 10 Minutes

Shawna McGrath | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Shawna McGrath

A little secret is that we normally resist what's growth inducing. The resistance is actually a sign that we're near something that could be positively revolutionary for us! Try at least one tip below that you feel a strong aversion to. Try it out for a week and see what happens. You may be surprised!

Deepak Chopra's Advice for Getting Started With Meditation | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living

When you're first getting started, meditation can feel like a mysterious and daunting task. In truth, the most important step to beginning meditation is quite simple and concrete: Just take the time to do it.

How to Meditate for Little Bits of Stress Free Living

Julie Sacks | Posted 01.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Sacks

Over time, meditation has reduced stress and anxiety in my own life. I have more compassion for myself as well as others, which is one of the reasons I was inspired to become a meditation teacher and share what I've learned.

Learn How to Meditate With Seven Simple Techniques

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

So there you have seven methods to choose from which will either enhance your method of meditation, help you to choose a new and effective technique or it will help you to correct an existing practice, which is not correct for you.

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Transform Health Care

Charles Francis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Charles Francis

The recent rise in popularity of mindfulness meditation is helping people live healthier lives by helping them cope with stress in ways that don't harm the body and mind. This will lower the demand for health care services, and exert downward pressure on costs, and upward pressure on quality.

How Hand-Washing The Dishes Could Make You A Happier Person

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.01.2015 | HuffPost Home

You may be the type to put off dishwashing until the sink is jam-packed, but new scientific findings may make you more eager to clean up. A study publ...

The 2 Minutes A Day That Save Me

Quiet Revolution | Tina Rowley | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

It’s a bright, unseasonably springlike January afternoon. The house is freshly cleaned, and I’ve thrown the curtains open in the bedroom. The sunl...

How to Clear Obstacles Using a Powerful Meditation Object

James Connor | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
James Connor

Letting go brings further peace and clarity to our lives. Experience will show you that purifying your mind of obstacles and growing in goodness are the two keys for reaching meditative stillness.

What To Do With Your Mind During Meditation | Posted 08.08.2015 | Healthy Living

If you have ever sat down in a cross-legged posture, began focusing on your breath, and immediately wondered, "What should I do about all these thoughts?" this is a simple answer.

Ways Music and the Senses Encourage Meditation

Linda Lauren | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

I have been meditating for the past 40+ years. This has led me on a journey to share the awareness of this relaxing and balancing practice with ev...

Daily Meditation: Yes, You Can

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.02.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

How To Meditate Over A Cup Of Coffee

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living

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, med...

Anything Is Possible

Master Charles Cannon | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Master Charles Cannon

The mysterious world of quantum physics is overturning centuries of scientific conviction. The primary revelation: Anything is possible. The "observe...

Meditating Made Simple: How I Explained It to a 10-Year-Old

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

As a mom of three trying to build a writing career and finish a novel, I consider turning to all kinds of de-stressors... vodka, kick-boxing, running ...

'How Do I Get Her Out of My Head?

Sara Eckel | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

It's amazing what our minds can do. You know rationally that thinking about the person who broke your heart is the worst possible thing you could do for your emotional well-being. But somehow, the more you try and push the thoughts away, the more persistent they become.

I Remember My First Time

Annemiek van Helsdingen | Posted 06.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Annemiek van Helsdingen

I remember my first time... I was standing in the parking lot. Not that many cars or people here at this hour. I had driven up here, instead of t...

This Simple Meditation Video Will Convince Even The Non-Believers To Start Practicing

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Many of us put emphasis on physical fitness, but what about our emotional strength? That's where meditation comes in. The activity is essentially a...

6 Times You've Probably Meditated Without Realizing It

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living

It may have seemingly endless benefits, but for some people, meditation just isn't their thing. It's too hard. You get too bored. You don't think y...

Mindfulness Meditation? Am I Doing It Right?

Susie Wolbe | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

I teach people how to meditate and the most common statement I hear them utter is: I must not be very good at this. I just can't seem to do it right. My mind keeps wandering! Actually, hearing them say this always makes me smile. Because, guess what? This is actually a sign that they are doing it exactly right!

5 Tricks That Will Make Meditation Less Intimidating

Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By Andy Puddicombe for Do you ever get the feeling that life is passing you by, as though you are always playing catch up? Does it fe...

Learn to Meditate and Avoid Common Beginner Mistakes

Rachael Yahne | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Like any rewarding action and practice, meditation does take discipline. But discipline should be an act of joy and loving devotion, not punishment. Remember that you are meditation to give your mind and heart the best chance to experience life fully, and enjoy the beauty of solitude!

Proof Even The World's Worst Meditator Should Give It Another Try

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Broody the Brain is like many of us who have yet to take up meditating: We're intrigued by the well-documented benefits of the mindful practice, but w...

Sasha Bronner

Anyone Can Meditate. Here's How | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living

With so much information out there about the benefits of meditation and tips for how to do it, it can feel like you’re staring out at the endless to...

How to Meditate Lying Down

Hwansan Sunim | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Hwansan Sunim

When you wake up after a good night's sleep or a nap, instead of popping right up and engaging the world in a disoriented, unfocused state, assume correct lying meditation posture and take a couple of minutes to meditate. Even one minute is good.