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Why Meditation

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

InsightLA: 10 Years of Good Dharma

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

This fall, InsightLA celebrates its 10th anniversary -- a decade during which Trudy and an ever-growing band of colleagues have helped change the lives of thousands of Angelenos.

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.

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.

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.

The Power Of Meditation

Intent | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

There are two kinds of people in this world: those that are able to meditate and those that are not. I fall into the second category. I have tried many times but my mind just will not shut up.

Meditation Is Boring (But...)

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 09.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

When I sit down to meditate a crazy cacophony of ideas vie for attention, each one more urgent than the last. These ideas are like demons that need to be released into the air or they will undermine my ability to function.

The Best Friend You Will Ever Have: Meditation

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Meditation is a companion to have throughout life, like a best friend we turn to when things get hard to deal with and we are in need of inspiration, clarity, and even inner happiness.

Meditation Tips: Playing Your Part In The Drama Of Life

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Have you ever wondered what this life is all about? What are we really doing with our lives? What are we supposed to be doing? What is our role?

Is Meditation Self-Indulgent?

Timothy Eden, MSW | Posted 08.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Timothy Eden, MSW

Meditation is complete indulgence in the experience of the present moment. We often think of indulgent behavior as being morally wrong, which it can be when it comes at the expense of a deeper connectedness.

Medication Or Meditation

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

What we believe colors our every thought, word and action. The idea that it is our work, family or lifestyle that is causing us stress, and that if we were to change these then we would be fine, is seeing the situation from the wrong perspective.

Meditation Tips For The Day: Day 5

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Meditation is an awareness that we cultivate, and it creates a positive, more productive state of being. It is not just something that you "do," but it is primarily a state of being.