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Meditation Tips

I Play a Game With My Kids Called Meditation

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 04.09.2014 | 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.

Re-Awaken Love in Your Life

davidji | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

The theme of letting love into your heart seems to have hit a powerful chord with so many people I encounter. Opening our heart is never easy, especially when there's been a heartbreak that has shut us down and allowed us to build walls to protect the tenderness of our heart.

3 Ways to Clear Your Mind

Karl Romain | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Karl Romain

The beauty of practicing ancient martial arts, such as tai chi and qigong, is that you can cultivate stillness without standing still. Tai chi and qigong clear those blockages and restore the body's natural energy back to balance.

Fear Is Your Sweet Companion

davidji | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

The many stages of life, jobs, careers or relationships can create vulnerability, fear and anxiety. These transitional times bring on levels of uncertainty. We're not the person we once were, nor are we the one we're about to become. So we need to establish a life of living in a grounded state.

8 Days to Living With Purpose

davidji | Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

We all get to choose what we do with that time and how we feel about what we did with that time at the end of each day. Meditation can help you enjoy the moments a bit more, but only living life to its fullest can bring you the true joy we all crave.

Meditation Will Enlighten Your Path

davidji | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

If you love the direction in which your life is moving, apply more pressure to the accelerator and keep going! If you don't like the direction, you have the ability to stop and shift. Meditation and reflection will help you move from where you are to where you want to be.

Are You Resisting Meditation?

Ora Nadrich | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

When I teach people mindfulness meditation, I'm always touched by how absorbed and peaceful they look while they're meditating, but even though they love it while they're doing it, many of them admit they don't on their own.

The World Needs More Poetry

Bryan Berghoef | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion
Bryan Berghoef

A poem, at a different level from other types of writing, also invites us to pay attention. To be aware. To allow the flow of words to wash over us, the images to flicker on the screen of our mind, the senses evoked to become engaged.

This Is How Meditation Actually Works

Ashley Turner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Ashley Turner

There are five major categories of brain waves, each corresponding to different activities. Meditation enables us to move from higher frequency brain waves to lower frequency, which activates different centers in the brain.

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?

12 Illuminating Sanskrit Words for Christmas Yoga Meditations

Rowan Lommel | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Rowan Lommel

Though for us moving toward the Winter Solstice light is now diminishing, yoga philosophy suggests there is a light within that never wanes.

The Only Advice You'll Need To Start Meditating

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Meditation isn't a one-size-fits-all kinda thing. I always recommend that you start somewhat loose. Commit without overcommitting or feeling like to you have to force it.

How To Start Meditating -- And Stick With It

Michael Taft | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

We all know by now that mindfulness meditation can create positive changes in your life. It works, but you pretty much have to practice it every day to really reap the benefits. Establishing and maintaining that kind of steady, daily practice presents a challenge, even for people with a strong motivation to sit.

'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.

Coping With Chronic Worry

Kathariya Mokrue, PhD | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathariya Mokrue, PhD

Worries indicate you are invested in something, and they can motivate you to work toward your goal. Fortunately for most people, when worrying is unhelpful or interferes with their lives, they can usually put it aside.

10 Myths About Meditation, Busted

Bhanu Narasimhan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bhanu Narasimhan

While there are misconceptions and myths about many topics, one of the most popular topics is meditation. Say the word, "meditation" and all kinds of images and notions come up. Is this for me? I can't sit for long hours. Who wants to meditate anyway?

Happiness Is in the Belly

Robert Piper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

In the West, we like to look at our mind like a machine, rather than an ocean like several Eastern traditions think of it as. To get to the extreme states of bliss that are talked about in the east we need to focus our mind in our belly and also understand that our mind is an energy field.

WATCH: A Guided Meditation On Gratitude

Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Some of the happiest people know that gratitude -- just mentally acknowledging the things you feel for which you feel thankful -- is a simple practice...

WATCH: I Quit My Corporate Job And Learned To Meditate

Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living

Eighteen months ago, Ayelet Baron was feeling unsatisfied with her life. She quit her high-powered corporate job and went in search of new ways to gro...

Meditation: So Much More Than Watching and Letting Go

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Sitting and waiting for glimpses of clear viewing in the midst of a busy mental stream is not the same as clear being, experiencing awareness as a great body of peaceful presence.

Have a Moment? You Can Meditate

Kara Sundlun | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Kara Sundlun

I spent the day with a meditation teacher who taught me how to get the benefits of meditation in minutes, while I wait, walk, cook or even clean. Forget about chanting on a mountain with the Dalai Lama!

Self-Awareness Increases With Meditation

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

There's no right or wrong way to meditate. Anything you do to help connect you to your inner self is a step in the right direction. Be gentle and loving to yourself and all will be revealed.

The One Thing You're Not Doing That Will Completely Boost Your Focus

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.03.2013 | Healthy Living

For many of us, true silence only comes when we close our eyes and turn in for the night. Even when we're "listening," our minds churn an inner di...

Early Morning Meditation: First Things First

Martha Pasternack | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

Today I will find peace in chaos. Love within fear. Beauty in the ordinary. Forgiveness in expectations. Gratitude for the struggles. Generosity in the face of lack. Plenty in not enough. Joy in sorrow. Simplicity in the complex. Movement within inertia.