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How Breath and Meditation Transformed My Life

Seema Kalra | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Seema Kalra

I adjusted the snorkeling gear to fit my mouth so that I could breathe with ease. In the clear blue waters of the Pacific near the Molokini Crater in Maui, I saw a paradise of fish and coral.

Intense Beginnings

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 11.14.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Transitions prompt anxiety. Combinations of transitions can be simply overwhelming. Imagine what it must have been for the Israelites about to enter the land, the community they have created together barely coalescing.

Yoga-tta Breathe to Be Bendy

Melissa Nordin | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

A small part of yoga is aerobic training, a greater part is resistance training, and a large part is flexibility exercise.

3 Simple Meditations to Help You Thrive

Lauren Eckstrom | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Eckstrom

The key to meditation is not quantity but consistency. Rather than picking a specific time to meditate daily, add meditation to your regular routine. And at the end of each meditation, take a moment to say thank you to yourself for taking time to get still today.

The Choice

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

He stepped outside. He looked up at the top of a tree. He listened to a bird sing. He inhaled and, for the first time in a long time, heard and felt the intake of breath through his nose and the stream of air as it left his mouth.

Meltdown Imminent? Time for a 60-Second Emergency 3-B-C

Millie Grenough | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

"You Westerners. You're so one-dimensional. You don't even know how to breathe!" So said Lous, my Indonesian mentor, when I whined about a grue...

Are You Happy?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 07.12.2014 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Every living creature wants to be happy. Whether it is money, power or sex, you seek it for the sake of happiness. Some people even seem to enjoy mise...

How To Manage Anxiety At A Moment's Notice

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Crawford

Practice extreme compassion for yourself and any other parties that maybe involved. Compassion brings the gift of shifted perspective. It allows you to see the love, desire and intention of what is going on.

Why Coming Through On Your Promises Feels So Good

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Crawford

Honoring your word begins with honoring yourself. As simple as it sounds, and as much of it is a human birthright, it often is forgotten in the midst of competing demands and obligations. Here are three elements to remembering to honor yourself in those crazy moments of life.

The Benefits Of Yogic Breathing

Kripalu | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

This mind/body connection is central to yoga. Nowhere is this truer than with conscious breathing, which acts as a medicinal tool, increasing well-being and peace of mind.

Touch Restores Life

Lisa Guest | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

Sure, I knew at 23 how crucial stress was and how destructive it could be, but little did I know stress would be my life's lesson, not just one tiny t...

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: How to Meditate: 18 Tips to Successful Sitting Practice

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

In order to lead a more enlightened life, it is important, first of all, to understand how the human mind works. We are often unknowing prisoners of our minds, swept away by whatever thought we may be having at the time. We give our thoughts too much power.

The Sacred Art of Listening -- Nourishing Loving Relationships

Tara Brach | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Whether it's the communicating between different tribes or religions, ethnicities, racial groups or different generations, we need to listen. The more we understand, the less we fear -- the less we fear, the more we trust and the more we trust, the more love can flow.

Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence

Tara Brach | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

For many of us this is a season when it feels that we are going faster and faster. Everything's racing, through school semesters, wrapping up work com...

Lessons From Kayaking: Finding a Way to Be With Fear

Tara Brach | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The key to being with fear is in contacting what is here now, rather than trying to push it away. Here's a story from the river that helps us understand that. In kayaking, you learn about what is called a keeper hole.

3 Ways To Meditate On The Go

Dana Bisenius | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana Bisenius

Placing your focus on a mantra is a meditative technique that is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. It can be used wherever and whenever you need it, just as soon as a negative feeling bubbles up.

Absolute Cooperation With the Inevitable

Tara Brach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Aligning with what is here is a way of practicing presence. It allows us to respond to our world with creativity and compassion.

"Scents and Sensibility"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima For nearly three decades, my loyal, intelligent and, let's face it, masochistic readers have said that I stink. This time, they're ri...

The Transforming Power of Mindful Prayer

Tara Brach | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When the pain is deep, the more fully we touch it, the more fully we release ourselves prayerfully into boundless, compassionate presence.

Your Breath Is Your Conversation With the World

Susanna Harwood Rubin | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Harwood Rubin

We need to allow ourselves to focus on our breath. The breath is the most immediate and the most intimate way of engaging with the world. You inhale the world. You exhale your experience of it.

Can You Medicate Meditation?

Tara Brach | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

There are no absolute recipes for working with the issue of taking medications. In making choices on our path, it's important to ask ourselves whether or not they will serve awakening and freedom. Our best answers are found by honestly looking into our intentions.

I Didn't Do Anything Today

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

I took the day off today. I didn't do anything at all. And even when I did something, I didn't do anything.

8 Ways To Stop Over-Thinking (And Rediscover Happiness)

Peggy Nolan | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Peggy Nolan

Over-thinking is all about dredging up the past and/or borrowing trouble from the future. The best cure for over-thinking is to simply be present. Be here right now.

What a Few Deep Breaths Can Teach You

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

The ability to stop and breathe is one of the most important -- and neglected -- skills we have. We often don't take a moment and just breathe into a situation, and too often we panic and forget ourselves.

Stress' Worst Nightmare (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...