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Meditation Tips

9 Simple Points on How to Meditate

BA Brown | Posted 07.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
BA Brown

Celebrities. CEOs. World leaders. Auto mechanics. Everybody's doing it. The word is out. Mindfulness achieved through meditation is good for you. Ther...

3 Mindful Steps to Survive the Bar Exam

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Finally, law students can take a breath. I am literally telling you to breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. When we consciously breathe, we connect to thi...

20 Meditation Tips For Beginners

Tom Casano | Posted 07.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

As a guiding principle, whatever happens during your meditation session is okay. Meet your experience with kindness and gratitude, and your meditation session will be well worth it, no matter what happens.

10 Surprising Secrets No One Told You Yet About Meditation

Tom Casano | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

To the uninitiated, meditation appears mysterious and downright strange. To the well-practiced however, it's just a normal part of their daily routine. So how does meditation really work, and how are you supposed to do it?

Michael Jordan's Mindfulness Meditation Coach: The Secret Weapon of Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and You

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Woo-woo or not, compassion is needed today more than ever, and perhaps mindfulness can help bring us there. Through Mumford's book, we can all learn to be Mindful Athletes in our day-to-day lives.

Distracted When You Meditate? Here's Why You Should Do a Happy Dance

Melissa Dinwiddie | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Dinwiddie

Lately, in my morning meditation sessions, I've been doing a mental happy dance every time I notice myself absorbed in and distracted by thought. Huh? Isn't the goal to focus on my breath and not let my mind run and wander?

A Tip for Staying Grounded From Meditation Teacher Sharon Salzberg

Jennifer Howd | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Howd

Sharon mentioned the importance of grounding ourselves in situations when we're feeling off balance (especially important for those of us who are highly sensitive). And then she said something that I didn't quite understand at the time, but it felt significant, so I wrote it down...

Sasha Bronner

Deepak Chopra Has A Very Simple Way Of Knowing If You're Meditating Correctly | Sasha Bronner | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Deepak Chopra's meditation litmus test is simple: “If you’re doing it, you’re doing it right.” The meditation and mindfulness guru spoke t...

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...

Silence Your Thoughts With This Simple Technique

davidji | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living

I recently returned from my European tour through Amsterdam and Stockholm, and I wanted to share a few timeless secrets of meditation with you.

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!

Sasha Bronner

14 Things To Know Before You Start Meditating | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living

New to meditating? It can be confusing. Not new to meditating? It can still be confusing. The practice of meditation is said to have been around f...

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 Meditation Changes Our Brains For The Better

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're one of those people who "just can't meditate," you may want to give it another shot. A new video from ASAP Science, a YouTube channel tha...

Happy Dance -- Meditation Can Be Whatever Works for You

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jan DeBlieu

These are some of the most precious moments of my life. I breathe and count, mute, and let my gaze travel where it will. And when I manage to think of nothing for a few seconds, I relax and hold the feeling close, and I keep dancing.

How to Meditate Standing Up

Hwansan Sunim | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Hwansan Sunim

Mastering the standing posture is the first step in being able to incorporate meditation into our daily lives. Like everything worthwhile in life, it requires practice, but once we get used to it, we can do it almost anywhere -- standing on line, at the crosswalk, and in elevators.

Up Next: Your Day in Review

Chris LuVogt | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris LuVogt

The technique is deceptively simple -- you simply visualize everything you did today, starting from the moment you woke up, right up to the moment you started to review your day, in as much detail as you can remember. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind.

How to Meditate Sitting in a Chair, Part 2

Hwansan Sunim | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Hwansan Sunim

In Son Buddhist meditation we ask ourselves a very serious question, one that is, in fact, logically unanswerable. In Korean this question is called a "hwadu." It is a life question that we direct toward ourselves with the greatest possible level of urgency, sincerity and honesty.

How to Meditate Sitting in a Chair, Part 1

Hwansan Sunim | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Hwansan Sunim

We've been hearing that the traditional cross-legged meditation posture is too difficult for beginners. This is part one of a special two-part series on how to practice Son meditation while sitting in a chair. Today we'll learn correct meditation posture, a cleansing exercise, and proper breathing technique.

The Happiness of Pursuit

Peter Chelsom | Posted 11.15.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Chelsom

Writing the screenplay to Hector and the Search for Happiness changed us. My co-writer and I took this comic fable very seriously. We asked ourselves some pretty pertinent questions about happiness.

Why You Should Believe in Karma

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Salmansohn

My 3.5-year-old son Ari has a passion for Legos -- even bigger than his passion for pizza. I know this, because when Ari's busy with his Legos, not e...

7 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Live In The Moment

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living

Mindfulness is one of the few things that is simultaneously trendy (we declared 2014 "the year of mindful living") and a centuries-old technique, help...

David Freeman

LISTEN: 'Interrogating' Your Mind Can Improve Your Life | 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...

6 Meditation Problems That Aren't Really Problems: But Here's How to Fix Them, Anyway!

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Rudell Beach

It's a terrible misconception that mindfulness meditation is about emptying the mind, or getting rid of thoughts entirely. You will have thoughts while you are meditating! Stopping your thoughts in meditation is about as likely as stopping your breath.

The Power of Stillness

Anfernee Chansamooth | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Anfernee Chansamooth

When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. -- Eckhart ...