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Meditation and Health

Mark Koberg: From TV Producer To Mindfulness Entrepreneur

Mark Koberg | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Koberg

Having produced daytime TV for 17 years, I know from experience that people come on talk shows because they're in conflict with the way things are and are searching for answers. Those same reasons led me to mindfulness meditation.

American Heart Association: Transcendental Meditation May Lower Your Blood Pressure

Jeanne Ball | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Ball

The AHA report is helpful for physicians and health professionals because it clarifies that the various alternative approaches -- while they may yield benefits in specific areas -- are not all equally effective at lowering blood pressure.

There Is More to Stress Than We Think

Dirk Stroda | Posted 07.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dirk Stroda

Stress is making daily headlines in almost all international newspapers, online magazines, lectures, new age publications, TV and other media. It's ei...

Meditate During Stress Awareness Month

Terri Cole | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

If you're reading this first thing in the morning, allow this meditation to set the tone for your day. If it's later in the day and you're feeling frazzled, use these three minutes to recalibrate your day (it's never too late in the day to restart).

Beditation 101: Best Practices For A Perfect Slumber

Kripalu | Posted 05.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Though scientific studies are undecided on whether meditation actually improves sleep (some researchers say it does by easing depression, some say it makes you need less sleep, some reveal increased alertness), I find it the spiritual equivalent of counting sheep.

Silencing the Myth of Meditation: You Don't Have to Sit Still to Be Present

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

The brain and the mind are two separate parts, as are the spirit and the soul. In order for them to work synergistically, they must be studied separately, understood individually and then, connected together.

7 Ways Meditation Can Transform Your Life

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

In meditation, we go from seeing our essentially selfish and ego-bound nature to recognizing that we are an integral part of a far greater whole, and as the heart opens we can bring compassion to our fallibility and humanness.

7 Myths Of Meditation, BUSTED

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Despite the growing popularity of meditation, prevailing misconceptions about the practice are a barrier that prevents many people from trying meditation and receiving its profound benefits for the body, mind, and spirit. Here are seven of the most common meditation myths, dispelled.

Start Here: Meditation For Beginners

Kripalu | Posted 05.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

There's something powerful about sitting meditation, but there are other ways to bring meditative moments into your day -- for example, use the time when you're walking to your car after work or sitting at a stoplight to check in with yourself and mindfully observe what's happening.

Warrior Yoga

Dearbhla Kelly | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dearbhla Kelly

This week, I've participated in a resiliency training for vets suffering from PTSD. Located in a beautiful residential facility perched on a mountain overlooking the Pacific in Malibu, Calif., the program offers vets tools for dealing with their trauma.

‘Meditation Will Change Your Life’

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Morgenstern

Meditation will change your life -- drastically, and there's a very good chance it is the answer you are looking for. In the short term, it provides more focused attention, ability to deal with emotions, and fulfilling relationships.

Meditation, Demystified

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Meditation is a mystery to many in the Western world. Sure, we've all heard of it, but most say they "don't have time" to slow down for it and others say they simply don't know how or they've tried it and couldn't do it "right."

Wake Up to Health

Jeannie E. Javelosa | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeannie E. Javelosa

It's a new year, literally a new age... So let's wake up to health in a totally new way! Why not change perspective? Here are some suggestions how.

Zen Secret Number 1, From Seinfeld

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

Meditation doesn't have to be stuffy and/or elitist. We get to be who we are -- that's the whole (terrifying) point. We are so richly overflowing with treasure, each of us. Once we get up offa' our things and begin experiencing that, we begin reclaiming our treasure.

It Takes a Community to Heal Sorrow

Nanci Rose | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Nanci Rose

In an instant, I belonged on that truck, in that community, in the diesel fuel with the chickens and workers and school kids and the women on their way to market. Through one mother with a baby, the Nepali people embraced me as one of their own.

4 Ways Meditation Can Reduce Stress

Robert Piper | Posted 01.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

Right when you feel a stress response, bring your awareness to your breathing. You can meditate everywhere and anywhere; meditation is not just for sitting down on a cushion.

7 Days Of Silence: How To 'Win' At Meditation

Ellie Knaus | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellie Knaus

My first days of meditation sitting were glorified naptimes. When my thoughts quieted, I fell asleep. But after a couple days of practice, I was able to stay awake during these periods of respite. I like to think my center of consciousness migrated back to my heart.

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: Seeing Innocence In All

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Practice seeing everyone as a 1-year-old. The innocence and purity that will emerge in you will brighten your day and give you a new perspective on how you view even those who do you wrong.

WATCH: The Karma Effect

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

When I turn inside and begin to become self-realized, I begin to understand that my happiness is really within and that I truly create my fortune by giving!

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.