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Why Meditate

8 Ways Meditation Benefits The Brain & Body

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.16.2013 | Science

Meditation and mindfulness aren't just buzz words. A growing body of scientific research shows that the simple act of sitting still in thought confers...

Reasons To Meditate: Clarity, Stress-Relief And More (WATCH)

Posted 07.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Why meditate? For one, to clear a cloudy mind. Find out other reasons to meditate from 'Mind Man' Andy Puddicombe in the video above. For more...

6 Reasons Why Everyone in Corporate America Should Meditate

Robert Piper | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

Meditation is the new American pushup for the brain; it's a tool that helps us check in with ourselves throughout the day. It's a practice that should be embraced by all American corporations as a way to stay calm, focused, and productive through the day.

10 Reasons Why You Really Need To Start Meditating

Robert Piper | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

Cheers to America's new push-up for the brain! With all the scientific evidence coming in over the years, meditation is now becoming a practice that anyone from any walk of life can embrace.

Meditate Your Way Through Anger

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Trying to eradicate anger is like trying to box with our own shadow: It doesn't work. Getting rid of it implies either expressing it and creating untold emotional damage, denying its existence, or repressing it until it erupts at a later time.

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).

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.

Meditation: The Diamond in the Rough

Robert Piper | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

You don't have to listen to hippie music or burn incense. You don't need a meditation space. Make the world your meditation space. Make your desk, the free throw line, the jog out in the park your meditation space.

The Story of an ADHD Kid Taking Daily Doses of Meditation

Kerry and Kelly MacLean | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Kerry and Kelly MacLean

To be completely honest, I still find meditation difficult at times. And my attention is still easily stolen away by -- hey, look! A penny. But now I have the tools to slow down the river of my thoughts and relax whenever I need to.

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.

A Family Who Meditates Together ...

Kerry and Kelly MacLean | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Kerry and Kelly MacLean

As time passed, we felt increasingly blessed to have this time together each day, and we began to realize what we were doing was downright revolutionary. Whoever heard of an entire family stopping to do absolutely nothing together?

How to Create Moments of Insight

Trevor Blake | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Trevor Blake

A simple daily habit of taking quiet time allows us to find our path away from the quicksand of life and into moments of insight. It is those flashes of brilliance that separate the successful from the want-to-be.

Meditation: America's New Pushup

Robert Piper | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

Simple mindful breaks throughout the day will do wonders to the culture as a whole. If we all looked at our breathing and checked in with ourselves throughout the day, we would feel a lot better.

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.

Meditation Is Medicine

Mack Paul | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Mack Paul

I've learned that thoughts are simply thoughts, and meditation is a medicine for infection that is crazy thinking. When you take your medicine, you don't spread the infection any further. The act of turning attention to the breath to soothe the body is very simple.

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.

Watch: A Meditation to Calm Your Heart

Sura | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Sura

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‘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.

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...

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 ...

Reminder: You Do Have The Time To Meditate (WATCH)

Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Do you want to start a meditation practice, but don't think you have the time? Watch 'Mind Man' Andy Puddicombe's inspiring video above to help ge...

Better Sex.. A Return To Sanity.. Stress Relief: The Many Benefits Of This Practice

Posted 11.08.2012 | Healthy Living

The benefits of meditation are virtually endless. On the list? Lower blood pressure, improved memory and an increased sense of empathy. Those who c...

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.

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.

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.