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Want To Still Your Yo-Yo Mind? (WATCH)

John-Roger | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
John-Roger

That Utah night so long ago was a turning point in my awareness because, at 16, I realized that there is something other than my mind that is part of my being. I realized that if I could say, "I want my mind to leave me alone," there was another part of me identifying myself as "I" and "me."

Why You Should Never Doubt Yourself

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Realistically, we should know ourselves better than knowing anyone else, but more often than not we tend to dislike ourselves, are constantly finding fault, and so reject what we find. Then we look for love anywhere other than with ourselves.

How To Cope With Post-Wedding Blues

Bitchless Bride | Posted 05.23.2013 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

You can't eat, you can't sleep, you're super depressed and nothing can even come close to making you happy. No, you didn't just lose the love of your life -- you married him!

How to Create Moments of Insight

Trevor Blake | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Trevor Blake

A simple daily habit of taking quiet time allows us to find our path away from the quicksand of life and into moments of insight. It is those flashes of brilliance that separate the successful from the want-to-be.

Meditation: America's New Pushup

Robert Piper | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

Simple mindful breaks throughout the day will do wonders to the culture as a whole. If we all looked at our breathing and checked in with ourselves throughout the day, we would feel a lot better.

Start Here: Meditation For Beginners

Kripalu | Posted 05.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

There's something powerful about sitting meditation, but there are other ways to bring meditative moments into your day -- for example, use the time when you're walking to your car after work or sitting at a stoplight to check in with yourself and mindfully observe what's happening.

Mindful Moments: 5 Simple Practices That Will Help Manage Stress

Jeff Cannon | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

The real answer to living your life in balance and with a healthy sense of calm is not about spending more time on the mat or on a meditation pillow, but taking your practice off the pillow and bringing it into your everyday life.

Making Friends With Your Fear

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Doing anything outside of our experience is a plunge, especially stepping into places that we resist or are fearful of. The added ingredient of meditation enables us to step beyond our boundaries and deepens the experience of inclusivity.

Find Your Center: Kathy Freston's Simple Mantra Meditation

Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Not Too Tight, Not Too Loose: Mindfulness For Type A Personalities

Kripalu | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

In the neutral moments that make up most of life, when we're neither suffering nor ecstatic, we can practice mindfulness -- paying attention to what arises, without judgment.

Meditation Is Medicine

Mack Paul | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Mack Paul

I've learned that thoughts are simply thoughts, and meditation is a medicine for infection that is crazy thinking. When you take your medicine, you don't spread the infection any further. The act of turning attention to the breath to soothe the body is very simple.

Why Meditation Doesn't Belong To Anyone

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We're all ordinary, and meditation is no big deal. It is more of an undoing than a doing. It enables us to witness how our mind jumps from one drama to another, it dissolves mental clutter, frees us of habitual patterns, helps release stress, and feels wonderfully peaceful.

The Fastest Way To A Quiet Mind

Michael Neill | Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The fastest way to a quiet mind is not a particular practice, whether spiritual or secular; it is simply to realize the nature of mind itself.

Awakened Hearing

Maggie Lyon | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

We have, as a culture, grown increasingly deaf to our inner selves. With frenzied minds, surface attachments, and noise levels on the rise, we are moving ever farther from tuning in to the temples of our bodies.

Watch: A Meditation to Calm Your Heart

Sura | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Sura

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How To Take A 3-Minute Vacation (And Feel Refreshed!)

Suna Senman | Posted 03.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

Life can get fast-paced and demanding, causing an overload of stress. Employ your free choice and take a three-minute, refreshing vacation. You can afford three minutes. Your productivity will go up after you reenergize from this vacation.

Meditation: The End of Suffering

Sadhguru | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

Meditation is the first and the last freedom, because it gives you a gallery view of your own body and your own mind. There can be no suffering once this distance is established.

New Year, Old Problem: How to Deal With Life's Disappointments

Claudia Ricci | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Claudia Ricci

I'm ready to make a few New Year's resolutions: I vow to try out Waldman's notion of "shouldlessness," that is, to live without tight hold of a map about how life should proceed. I vow to try to embrace life exactly the way it is, in all of its imperfections. I also vow to try to learn to live with the discomfort of disappointment.

The Brilliance of Meditation

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Even though meditation is something that's in my wheelhouse, I've already begun to feel profound changes. The most immediate change is that I've started meditating twice a day -- something I've wanted to try for a while but have never gotten around to doing.

4 Ways To Surf The Waves Of Change

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Without change in ourselves we become stifled and stagnant; without change in the world we will not survive. Such impermanence means that every difficulty, challenge, joy, or success will, at some point, be different: This too shall pass.

Looking For Happiness In Your Relationships? Try This

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Puddicombe

The more we can provide the conditions for happiness in others, the more likely we'll find the relationships we seek.

4 Ways Meditation Can Reduce Stress

Robert Piper | Posted 01.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

Right when you feel a stress response, bring your awareness to your breathing. You can meditate everywhere and anywhere; meditation is not just for sitting down on a cushion.

Embrace Imperfection: You Are Good Enough

Tara Brach | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

We all get caught in wants and fears, we all act unconsciously, we all get diseased and deteriorate. If we can learn to relax about imperfection, we no longer lose our life moments in the pursuit of being different and in the fear of what is wrong.

The Power Of 'No'

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

It's easy to believe that any time you take to relax or meditate is time that could be used elsewhere. But taking time out doesn't mean it is selfish or even wasted time.

InsightLA: 10 Years of Good Dharma

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

This fall, InsightLA celebrates its 10th anniversary -- a decade during which Trudy and an ever-growing band of colleagues have helped change the lives of thousands of Angelenos.