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Meditation Tips

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.

How To Experience True Quiet (And Why You'll Want To)

Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living

By Joel Davis We live in a noisy world. The manmade environment that surrounds us, the devices we carry with us, the never ending to do list: all o...

This'll Make Your Commute A Whole Lot Less Dreadful

Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living

Americans spend an average of 24.5 minutes commuting to work, according the U.S. Census Bureau. That's nearly half an hour of time to spend worrying ...

A Simple Tea Meditation

Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jesse Jacobs for Mindful Over the years that I’ve been running Samovar Tea Lounge in San Francisco, I’ve found that life doesn’t actually...

8 Instances When It's Absolutely Inappropriate To Meditate

Posted 08.16.2013 | Healthy Living

You can meditate just about anywhere. And when you're feeling stressed, overworked or out of sorts, the practice might be the quickest path to relief....

Are People Who Meditate More Likely to Believe in an Afterlife?

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Everyone who meditates is opening the same door to appreciating life more and living beyond the boundaries, the hesitation and fears which use to hold us back.

Andrea Gargotta: 7 Steps for Effortless Organization

Red Room | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By Andrea Gargotta As a busy mom of two elementary-school children and a professional chef and party planner, I am always on the go. Between the kids...

Your Breakfast Is Missing An Ingredient ...

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

If you start your day with a piping hot cup of joe and a nutritious breakfast you're on track to a healthful day, but you might be missing just one th...

How To Be More Creative (Hint: Meditation Can Help)

Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living

By Headspace Is creativity a matter of nature or nurture to you? Does it spontaneously arise when you least expect it, or do you deliberately attem...

Meditation on No-Self

Michael Taft | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

At the risk of sounding obscure or of totally misleading you, I'll try to describe the experience of no-self. You know all the feelings in your body? Just let those arise in spaciousness and pass away.

How To Meditate Without Meditating At All

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Your meditation doesn't have to emulate the Buddha's 49-day retreat. Whether you think there's no time for a mindfulness meditation practice, or the c...

How To Turn Your Run Into A Meditation

Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Headspace Running most certainly has its benefits: It's good for our hearts and our heads. Many have turned running into a daily habit. And whil...

The Blow Dry Meditation

Kara Sundlun | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Kara Sundlun

Let's face it: We are all so busy, and though we all should meditate, carving out the time can be problematic. As a mother of two small children, wif...