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Meditation Tips

Silence Your Thoughts With This Simple Technique

davidji | Posted 02.24.2015 | 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 02.24.2015 | 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 ...

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

"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

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

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.

8 Days to Living With Purpose

davidji | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living

We all get to choose what we do with that time and how we feel about what we did with that time at the end of each day. Meditation can help you enjoy the moments a bit more, but only living life to its fullest can bring you the true joy we all crave.

Meditation Will Enlighten Your Path

davidji | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living

If you love the direction in which your life is moving, apply more pressure to the accelerator and keep going! If you don't like the direction, you have the ability to stop and shift. Meditation and reflection will help you move from where you are to where you want to be.

Are You Resisting Meditation?

Ora Nadrich | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

When I teach people mindfulness meditation, I'm always touched by how absorbed and peaceful they look while they're meditating, but even though they love it while they're doing it, many of them admit they don't on their own.