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How to Meditate

How to Meditate Lying Down

Hwansan Sunim | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Hwansan Sunim

When you wake up after a good night's sleep or a nap, instead of popping right up and engaging the world in a disoriented, unfocused state, assume correct lying meditation posture and take a couple of minutes to meditate. Even one minute is good.

Can Anyone Really Meditate in This Age of Kali?

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

Not all meditations are equal. Meaning not everything that is called "meditation" is actually a proper practice. Look at yoga for instance. Yoga fro...

Happy Dance -- Meditation Can Be Whatever Works for You

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 12.10.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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.

How To Meditate (Even If You're Really Impatient)

Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living

By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn Odds are good that you’re one of the 90.6 percent of Americans that have not meditated in the past 12 months....

Meditation: Widening the Boundaries of Our Caring

Allison Heaps | Posted 11.22.2014 | New York
Allison Heaps

The world often tells us we do not have enough, we are not enough. No matter how fast we run, there isn't enough time, pleasure, accomplishment, or peace to be had. Later this fall on Wednesday, October 29th, the center will examine 'What's Enough Success' at the NYC location.

Practical Tips for Maintaining Your Meditation Flow

davidji | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

We create behaviors and maintain behaviors by ritualizing them. You don't know what time you brush your teeth every morning, because you don't do it based on time. You do it based on following some order of rituals you've created over the years.

7 Steps To Finding Your Voice

davidji | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

Often we believe that time or money are the impediments for fulfilling our dreams or finding our voice, but in reality we fear we will not live up to our vision or, worse, THAT WE WILL. So take baby steps. Start where you are, and give yourself permission to speak from your heart.

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...

How to Meditate: Guided Practice for Stress Relief

David Magone | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Magone

At first, you may find that your mind wanders quite a lot. After a while though, you will find that it becomes easier to remain anchored to your object as the waves in your mind start to settle and your thoughts begin to slow.

The Brain Exercise That Boosts Creativity

| Debra Kaye | Posted 05.09.2014 | Small Business

Many corporations use meditation to help employees bring new ideas to the table -- Shell Oil, Google, General Mills to name a few. I think it's also i...

3 Meditations You Can Do at Your Desk to Reduce Stress and Boost Productivity

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Natalie MacNeil

I'm going to share with you three very quick meditations you can do right at your desk, at any point, throughout the day when you're feeling stressed or just need to power up your productivity.

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.

The Surprising Effect of Meditation No One Is Talking About

Emily Fletcher | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Fletcher

When was the last time you said, "I had the most amazing sex last night with this guy who looked way older than his age. He had a slammin' pot belly ...

Finding Mindfulness on the A Train

Larissa Zimberoff | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Larissa Zimberoff

I was a bit stumped on how to bring mindfulness into the subway ride. I decided not to hold on (it is cold season you know), and instead I splayed my legs a tad wider and rocked with the movement of the car. It was bumpy, noisy, and distracting. Could I meld into the distractions?

The Case for Meditation As a Professional Skill

Women 2.0 | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology
Women 2.0

What if I told you that there was one practice that, if incorporated into your daily routine, could help you build some of the most desirable leadership skills and traits? Would you believe me?

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.

10 Mindfulness Power Tips -- It's all About You

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

But when you get off the cushion or out of the chair, and begin taking mindful action on behalf of your future self, you begin moving from a lovely place of quiet confidence. You future self will be most grateful, I promise.

A New Year Career Cleanse

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Instead of setting unattainable goals that you will most likely abandon by Valentine's Day, consider your professional future and what you really want out of your career this year.

The Most Common Meditation Excuses (And How To Avoid Them)

Linda Lauren | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

"I can't block out the noise around me, or the issues that bother me." That's fine, then don't try to block them out. In fact, don't try at all, just do it. Sit and breathe and focus on the distraction so you address the issue rather than give it back burner status so it rears its ugly head again.

3 Ways To Successfully Meditate During The Hectic Holidays

Stephanie Bender | Posted 02.20.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

As we find ourselves in the holiday season, too many of us find that we are in a time of year when rushing around with too much to do is commonplace. We are working, running errands, dropping off kids and grandkids (even dogs at 'doggy daycare') all the while answering cell phones with computers blinking at us in the background. It's exhausting!

'I've Tried, But I Can't Meditate!'

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

I've taught meditation classes for many years, and I think there are two main reasons why many people believe they can't do it: Either they don't understand the basic techniques, or they only try it a couple of times and give up.

Daily Meditation For Success: Do This First Thing Every Morning

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Natalie MacNeil

Here's the thing: Meditation is for everyone, and it's different for everyone. There is no right or wrong way of doing it, and meditation can help you increase your focus, reduce stress, and prevent common health ailments.

The Gratitude Experiments

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Marcia Hootman

Does giving or receiving thanks offer only immediate rewards, or does gratitude have far reaching benefits? What if you could live everyday feeling an abiding sense of gratitude -- no matter what? Would that have any effect on your life?

How Gratitude Healed My Life

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 12.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Marcia Hootman

By the end of the third week, it was as if any dreariness of my life started to clear and the sun popped out. Then I realized the miracle. Nothing outside of me changed -- it was all an inside job.