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Meditation Benefits

Why Meditation Doesn't Belong To Anyone

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We're all ordinary, and meditation is no big deal. It is more of an undoing than a doing. It enables us to witness how our mind jumps from one drama to another, it dissolves mental clutter, frees us of habitual patterns, helps release stress, and feels wonderfully peaceful.

You Can Retire Now, Lead a Sacred Life and Find True Joy

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

There are satisfactions other than a pay check, being important in your company, or being always the provider. There is another identity. You can retire and simply be happy, inspired, and full of the joy of life.

More Good News For Meditators: Pain-Relieving Powers Of This Practice (WATCH)

Posted 01.29.2013 | GPS for the Soul

Meditation relieves stress, offers mental clarity and can even make you feel more satisfied at work. Now, experts say the powers move beyond the b...

‘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."

Changing The World From The Inside Out

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

If we genuinely want to end war, inequality, and abuse, then we need to end the war within ourselves and cultivate kindness toward all, equally. The enemy within ourselves can become our friend by transforming it into our ally.

WATCH: When Is The Best Time To Meditate?

Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living

What is the best time of day to meditate? Andy Puddicombe, "The Mind Man," weighs in on the topic in the video above. Watch, then let us know in t...

Video: Start Your Meditation Practice With 60 Seconds

Sura | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Sura

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.

Letting Go to Take Control

Carissa Fish | Posted 03.06.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Carissa Fish

Women today feel like we must do everything, and do it perfectly. We tend to believe that the world will stop spinning if we take even a moment's rest from maintaining these goals. In my life, this is where meditation comes in.

Ringing in the New Year in Silence, Simplicity and Joy

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Instead of celebrating and partying with the usual aches and discomfort the next day, why not be in the perfect stillness and let the peace and quiet bring its special presence into our lives?

The Brilliance of Meditation

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Even though meditation is something that's in my wheelhouse, I've already begun to feel profound changes. The most immediate change is that I've started meditating twice a day -- something I've wanted to try for a while but have never gotten around to doing.

3 Easy Exercises for Being Present in Less Than a Minute (VIDEO)

Sura | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Sura

Often times, people live in a constant state of past and future thoughts. In this state, you're only partially present to what's here now. It takes intention and effort to be fully present. What does it mean to be present, and how can one practice presence in the moment?

A Laughter Meditation To Shake Off Stress

Robert Piper | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

Meditation can essentially be seen as emotional weight-lifting for the mind. If we do meditation in the morning and focus on the feeling of laughter, then we can carry that feeling throughout the day.

What Can You Expect From Practicing Meditation? (WATCH)

Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living

What can you expect from meditation? The practice "takes the blindfold off": You learn to better understand your Self, your emotions and your ...

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.

Meditation Tips: Feel Happier And More At Ease

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Meditation can make coping with daily stressors easier and give you the often much-needed power to "let go" of troubling thoughts or emotions. It's easy to get started if you're willing to try it for just a few minutes a day!

How to Attract Positive People in Your Life

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Are you longing for relationships that do your heart good and generate stronger connections? Tired of poor choices? Tepid chemistry? Want a more commanding role in who you attract?

Separation Anxiety: On Feeling Homesick

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Figure out what's going on for you when you're feeling off and do your best to release it. Always make sure you're not the one sabotaging what you want out of life.

Please Meditate: Are You Neglecting Beauty? (WATCH)

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

If you consider your attention like a kind of currency -- you only have so much, and what you choose to spend it on is what you will receive -- then you will begin to see that you have a choice. You have the power to guide your experience of life by choosing what you decide to focus on.

A Simple Happiness Meditation You Can Practice Anywhere (PLUS: 4 Places To Do It, And How)

Robert Piper | Posted 11.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

One of the greatest tools for happiness and a positive state of mind is meditation -- there's a reason why it's been used for thousands of years by Eastern cultures.

Meditation: The Secret to Fighting Stress, Anxiety and Overwhelm

Erica Diamond | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Erica Diamond

When you first start meditating, it will feel weird. Yes. Your mind will tell you it's a waste of time. Why sit there and think about nothing? You will get annoyed. May I say, stick with it anyhow. It gets better.

A Way Out Of Suffering: An Interview With Sharon Salzberg

Omega Institute | Posted 10.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Omega talks with Sharon Salzberg, who urges us to live from love and take care of one another.

More Benefits Of Meditation: Boost Your Self Esteem

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 10.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Meditation awakens us to the interconnection between every one of us, that we are not alone here. Rather, we are each a part of this wondrous planet together, and the more we extend ourselves with kindness the less we will be focused on our own limitations.

How To Meditate A Headache Away

David Magone | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
David Magone

Tension headaches affect many of us from time to time. If you've ever had one, you'll know the signs -- mild to moderate pain and a tight band of tension surrounding the head that can make it difficult to focus or concentrate.

Why I Meditate

Sito Negron | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Sito Negron

While I'm still earthly in my immediate goals -- refine mind, body and spirit as relates to my physical presence among my fellow humans -- I'm on a far longer path to the truth of it all, which is where meditation is meant ultimately to lead.