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Ways to Meditate

If You Have a Busy Mind and Can't Meditate, Try This

Susan Bernstein | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Over time, I noticed that when I turned my focus to my immediate sensations, my mind stopped worrying about the past or future, and I felt really present in the moment. The mind chatter went on hold when I deliberately approached with my sensory awareness practice with curiosity and wonder.

'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.

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 Wandering Mind Needs Meditation

Ora Nadrich | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

The mind is definitely a busy, wandering thing, and unless we reign it in occasionally, it can get in the way of our ability to focus and concentrate, which is what meditation does for us.

10 Things You Need To Know About Meditation

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Puddicombe

Training the mind, meditating, being mindful, or whatever else we choose to call it only works if we actively engage with it. More than that, it only works if we practice it regularly, preferably on a daily basis with a considered, gentle discipline.

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.

How to Meditate

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

So many of my readers and viewers struggle with meditation. Whether you're a meditation newbie or have had a practice for years, the powerful act of tuning in can be challenging at times. To amp up your meditation practice and demystify the experience, I've created this video.

Mindful Moments: 5 Simple Practices That Will Help Manage Stress

Jeff Cannon | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

The real answer to living your life in balance and with a healthy sense of calm is not about spending more time on the mat or on a meditation pillow, but taking your practice off the pillow and bringing it into your everyday life.

Buddha's Simple Truth

Jeff Cannon | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

Buddha's own simple truth was that nirvana is right here and now. It is within each of you. And it is up to you to uncover it and live it in the present moment, not through the layers and rituals that different men and women have added, but through what should be very simple teachings.

How To Take A 3-Minute Vacation (And Feel Refreshed!)

Suna Senman | Posted 03.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

Life can get fast-paced and demanding, causing an overload of stress. Employ your free choice and take a three-minute, refreshing vacation. You can afford three minutes. Your productivity will go up after you reenergize from this vacation.

Meditation: The End of Suffering

Sadhguru | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

Meditation is the first and the last freedom, because it gives you a gallery view of your own body and your own mind. There can be no suffering once this distance is established.

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.

A Meditation For Busting Through Your Blocks (VIDEO)

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

Many folks have been asking me to share more Kundalini meditations. This meditation busts through the ego's littleness and opens you up to your inner awesomeness and faithful intuition.

Try This! A Quick And Easy Meditation To Relieve Stress (VIDEO)

Kripalu | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

In this video, Larissa Hall Carlson, Kripalu yoga and Ayurveda expert, shares her expertise in a guided meditation on the breath.

The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Joy Henry

I have always justified all this thinking and planning and creating of future fantasies by telling myself that I just had a lot of ambition to live life to the fullest. The problem was that the present me, just as she was, was being neglected.

Looking For Happiness In Your Relationships? Try This

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Puddicombe

The more we can provide the conditions for happiness in others, the more likely we'll find the relationships we seek.

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!

The Power Of 'No'

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

It's easy to believe that any time you take to relax or meditate is time that could be used elsewhere. But taking time out doesn't mean it is selfish or even wasted time.

How To Meditate On The Physical Body

Michael Taft | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

Mindfulness is not a matter of the transcendental mind overcoming the earthly body, but instead involves becoming reacquainted, familiar, and even loving with the body.

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.

Moving Toward Silence...

Anthony Strano | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Anthony Strano

When we find silence, it becomes our breath, and when we use it effectively, it brings newness and direction to life. Silence con­quers the tyrants of habit that oppress, suppress, and deceive us.

Having Difficulty Meditating? Try This

N. E. Marsden | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
N. E. Marsden

In this post I will share a daily spiritual practice that helped me work through a life-threatening illness and discover new fulfillment, in case it may benefit you or someone you know.

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.

Please Meditate: Create a Sacred Space for Meditation

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

It is exquisite to reserve a place exclusively for peace, and peace has a flavor that intensifies when concentrated. However, it's not necessary to depend on that space to meditate: You can take your practice wherever you go once it is established.