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GPS To A Quiet Mind: 6 Meditative Steps To Freedom

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Meditation is simple and transformative, yet it is highly misunderstood. Some people think it is about controlling our mind or stopping our thinking, while others see it as both weird and wacky or boring and meaningless.

Please Meditate: Gratitude for Your Body (VIDEO)

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

Tighten and tenderize your relationship with your body by suspending criticism and judgement for just a few minutes (at least!), shifting your focus to gratitude in this guided meditation.

WATCH: Ram Dass On What It Means To Live In The Present Moment

Posted 05.11.2012 | Healthy Living

Watch as Ram Dass discusses what it means to live in the present moment and witness one's own thoughts. Video from Bhakti Fest For more on Ra...

Meditation In Action: Learning To Take A Sacred Pause

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

With practice, mindstrength is an effective tool to help one develop a deeply-grounded core rudder so that no matter what size of wave they encounter in their life they can recover quickly and proceed with more focus.

A Simple Way to Trick Your Brain Toward Mindfulness

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Just like signs on the road may help remind us to slow down or remind us of children crossing, we can put up signs with short verses in our day to day to remind us to be how we want to be.

Why You Should Try Meditation

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Meditation can change your life and your very sense of who you are. There is a reason it has been around for thousands of years and practiced by people from all walks of life and on all parts of the globe.

Meditation: A Compass And A Path

Viral Mehta | Posted 03.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Viral Mehta

The common perception of meditation is that it is a very personal experience, and in recent times the emphasis seems to be on its utilitarian value.

5 Ways To Make Meditation Less Mysterious

Meryl Davids Landau | Posted 05.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Meryl Davids Landau

At its core, meditation is nothing more than the opportunity to enter the space between the thinker and the thought, which lets us to know that we are more than our mental meanderings.

No Time To Meditate? Try Momentary Mindfulness

Annie McKee | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Annie McKee

Momentary mindfulness is easy to fit into your to daily life. No one has to know you are doing it -- it takes seconds, and you don't even have to close your eyes. Momentary mindfulness is a private, quiet practice that will not take you away from life.

Meditation And The Self-Help Demon

Susan Piver | Posted 04.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

Somehow, we have convinced ourselves that we are so broken that a full-on 24/7 surge of endless, repetitive and unflagging attention to our failings -- or, if not our failings, to our "opportunities" -- is called for.

Give Your Memory a Boost With Meditation

Susan Morales, M.S.W. | Posted 04.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Morales, M.S.W.

Recently, I noticed that I wasn't having as much trouble accessing my memory. I believe the improvement has to do with meditation.

Meditate on Your New Year's Resolution for Greater Success

Susan Morales, M.S.W. | Posted 03.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Morales, M.S.W.

We all know habits are hard to change, but each year it's a tradition on Jan. 1 to try to do something differently. Our intentions are heartfelt. We've thought through what we want. We're motivated by our suffering or our desire to be better in some way.

Please Meditate: The Power of Now (VIDEO)

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

A common fear when it comes to meditating in the silence of the mind is that perhaps one will lose themselves. On the contrary, it seems that meditation is a keen way to find oneself, to be more of oneself than ever before.

Against A 'Perfect' Meditation Practice

Priscilla Warner | Posted 12.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Priscilla Warner

How did I start a perfect meditation practice? By embracing my own imperfections.

The Life Out Loud: Sometimes You Need To Shut Up

MeiMei Fox | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Think meditation is only for those "spiritual types"? The kind of people who chant "Hare Krishna" as they dance about in their orange robes? So did I. Until I really tried it, that is.

Why Meditate? (VIDEO)

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthieu Ricard

The goal of meditation is not to shut down the mind or anesthetize it, but rather to make it free, lucid, and balanced.

The 4 Myths About Meditation

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

Typically, those who resist meditation are buying in to one of four common myths.

How To Achieve Ultimate Intimacy

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

In our experience, surfing the waves of the deeper love requires a kind of practice, a discipline.

Losing Focus? Meditation May Help, Studies Say

TIME | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

One old theory is that meditation is just like exercise: it trains the brain as if gray matter were a bundle of muscles. You work those muscles and th...

How Does President Obama Unplug and Recharge?

Priscilla Warner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Priscilla Warner

No matter how many times a day I meditate, I will never be as calm as President Obama appears to be. How does he keep his cool? Does he meditate? Does he practice yoga?

Quiet the Mind: A Moment of Grace

Megan McFeely | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Megan McFeely

Meditation is a practice. I am practicing. But I think that practice is not the only thing that will get you to freedom, to the quiet mind.

5 Habits Of Healthy People You Can Have Too

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

We all want the secrets to health and vitality. We can buy bottles, creams, and whatever else is advertised to us, but ultimately anything sustainabl...

How to Meditate...The Easy Way (VIDEO)

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

Meditation can be intimidating. Sitting there, doing nothing, just breathing can be trickier than it sounds. It may feel strange, uncomfortable, or e...