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Types of Meditation

The Perfect Weekend Meditation

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Even if you are an experienced seated meditator, you may find value in enlarging your repertoire with a walking practice. You may discover that uniting three rhythms -- stepping, breathing and mental counting -- is the most effective way to calm and redirect a chattering mind.

Video: Start Your Meditation Practice With 60 Seconds

Sura | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Learning how to center yourself and slow down the mind is an invaluable aspect of health. Meditation is an excellent tool for learning how to be present.

Findhorn's Nature Sanctuary and a Circle of Songs

Meg Pier | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Meg Pier

As the first song came to a conclusion, I absorbed the smells of patchouli oil and pine and felt the warmth of the humidity created by our collective breath and body heat in the small contained space.

Meditation Is Boring (But...)

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 09.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

When I sit down to meditate a crazy cacophony of ideas vie for attention, each one more urgent than the last. These ideas are like demons that need to be released into the air or they will undermine my ability to function.

Meditation Tips: Live By A Quotation

Sister Jenna | Posted 09.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

To help us stay "soul conscious," try living your days by a quote or a mantra. When we communicate with people, our words carry a vibration. Words carry the energy of the feeling behind it.

The Best Friend You Will Ever Have: Meditation

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Meditation is a companion to have throughout life, like a best friend we turn to when things get hard to deal with and we are in need of inspiration, clarity, and even inner happiness.

Meditation Tips: Does Meditation Have to Be Serious?

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Some people think that their thoughts and feelings are the result of something outside of them. They blame others or a situation for "making them" feel a certain way, as if the thought came from outside and got in their head. We know this isn't true.

Is Meditation Self-Indulgent?

Timothy Eden, MSW | Posted 08.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Timothy Eden, MSW

Meditation is complete indulgence in the experience of the present moment. We often think of indulgent behavior as being morally wrong, which it can be when it comes at the expense of a deeper connectedness.

Medication Or Meditation

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

What we believe colors our every thought, word and action. The idea that it is our work, family or lifestyle that is causing us stress, and that if we were to change these then we would be fine, is seeing the situation from the wrong perspective.

WATCH: Increasing Real, Pure Love

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

When we increase real, pure love, we increase self worth, balance, power, and truth inside the self. When I am in that state, a natural sense of worth and authenticity returns and a deep memory that "I am love" and "I am free" emerges.

VIDEO: Turn Your 'Waste Thoughts' Into Genuine Ones

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

When we meditate we aim to reduce the impact of "waste thoughts," allowing real genuine thinking to take over our mind. Negative and waste thoughts weaken our inner state of being, and positive and necessary enhance the soul's original inner power.

Please Meditate: Zen Walking (WATCH)

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

What I have included in this practice is the essence of the meditation: walking and listening. We, the everyday non-monastics, can modify this practice to be suitable for daily life.

WATCH: The Eyes Are The Window Of The Soul

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

When you speak with someone, you actually speak to the soul. Inside of every soul are experiences of past, present, and even the future.

How to Meditate Your Way From Panic to Peace

Priscilla Warner | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Priscilla Warner

I learned how to meditate and process disturbing memories and emotions. I healed in ways I never could have imagined. I'm a monk in a minivan now, driving through the suburbs of New York with a peacefulness and clarity I could never have imagined I could access.

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.

Shut Up And Be Still: How To Meditate

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

To anyone first coming to meditation they can be met with a plethora of advice and techniques that is enough to baffle and confuse. Where to go? What to do? Which is best? How to start?