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Meditation Tips

A Tip for Staying Grounded From Meditation Teacher Sharon Salzberg

Jennifer Howd | Posted 04.16.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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
davidji

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

The Type Of Meditation You Haven't Been Practicing (But Should Be)

Hwansan Sunim | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Hwansan Sunim

The more we practice seated meditation in our down time, the more lucid and stable our minds become and the more likely it becomes that we'll use it to engage minor annoyances as they occur in our daily lives.

Making Better, More Purposeful Choices

davidji | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

"All living beings have actions (Karma) as their own, their inheritance, their congenital cause, their kinsman, their refuge. It is Karma that diffe...

I Play a Game With My Kids Called Meditation

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Dr. Amy Shah

Sometimes, it's the first time of the day that I get to really look into my kids' eyes and engage with them. They're not moving, eating or watching something. They are just focused on the task at hand, and we can have a meaningful exchange.

Re-Awaken Love in Your Life

davidji | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

The theme of letting love into your heart seems to have hit a powerful chord with so many people I encounter. Opening our heart is never easy, especially when there's been a heartbreak that has shut us down and allowed us to build walls to protect the tenderness of our heart.

3 Ways to Clear Your Mind

Karl Romain | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Karl Romain

The beauty of practicing ancient martial arts, such as tai chi and qigong, is that you can cultivate stillness without standing still. Tai chi and qigong clear those blockages and restore the body's natural energy back to balance.

Fear Is Your Sweet Companion

davidji | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

The many stages of life, jobs, careers or relationships can create vulnerability, fear and anxiety. These transitional times bring on levels of uncertainty. We're not the person we once were, nor are we the one we're about to become. So we need to establish a life of living in a grounded state.