Posts Tagged ‘ meditation ’

5 Reasons to Try Dance Meditation, From Connection to Creativity

Sep 12th, 2014 | By

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. – Friedrich Nietzsche One of the best things that I’ve discovered over the past few years has been dance meditation. I can honestly say that this hobby has changed my life: through it, I’ve met life-long

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How to Meditate: Guided Practice for Stress Relief

Aug 27th, 2014 | By

“If you let go a little, you’ll get a little bit of peace. If you let go a lot, you’ll get a lot of peace.” — Ajahn Chah Your mind is in many ways similar to a body of water. Just as throwing rocks into a pond or navigating a boat through a lake will

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Why Children Need Mindfulness Just As Much As Adults Do

Aug 25th, 2014 | By

In the growing conversation around mindfulness, we’re constantly hearing about meditation in the workplace and tech CEOs who swear by the practice. But less attention is being paid to the quietly growing movement for mindfulness in the family, and the use of meditation to optimize the health, well-being and happiness of children. It’s not just

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16 Essentials of Mindlessness Meditation

Aug 13th, 2014 | By

“Mindfulness” is everywhere. On the cover of Time; in the New York Times Magazine; in the halls of Congress; in elementary schools and hospitals; in the Marines, pro basketball, movies and TV. Mindfulness meditation — watching your thoughts, feelings and sensations as they arise and pass without judging them — is a beautiful thing. I

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Mindfulness meditation can cut chocolate cravings

Aug 8th, 2014 | By

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Looking to cut cravings? A recent study suggests the key may be attaining a sense of detachment from them through a form of meditation with roots in Buddhism. Practicing mindfulness meditation, which emphasizes identifying and distancing oneself from certain thoughts – without judging them – weakened chocolate cravings among people

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Loeb Extols Yoga, ‘Meditation, Contemplation’

Apr 7th, 2014 | By

The recipients of Daniel Loeb’s more fire-breathing letters, or the targets of his tartest put-downs, might not sense much inner peace in the Third Point founder. But Loeb yesterday credited his spirituality for some of his success. “Meditation, contemplation—it’s not just for monks and hermits,” Loeb told the American Enterprise Institute. Loeb made the comments

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Mindful meditation series: good for mind and body

Apr 4th, 2014 | By

After a successful pilot launch in the Cornell Law School and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management last semester, a guided Mindfulness Meditation program is now available to faculty, staff and students across campus. In its first three weeks, sessions have drawn more than 100 participants. The number of facilitators and the number

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Too Much Information? Time For Meditation!

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

Ever feel like your brain is going to explode from too much information? I don’t mean too much information in the qualitative sense (e.g., information about your husband’s gastrointestinal problems or your boss’s sex life). The TMI I’m talking about is quantitative, like you literally have too much data in your short-term memory bank. If

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Decision making may be improved with mindfulness meditation

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

Meditation is generally very beneficial for many dimensions of well being. A great advantage of meditation to help you relax and feel good is that meditation helps you to avoid taking drugs for these problems, which often have troubling side effects. Meditation has also been found to help control blood pressure. Recent research shows that

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Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio credits transcendental meditation for his success

Mar 31st, 2014 | By

The David Lynch Foundation hosted a panel discussion entitled Meditation: Creativity, Performance Stress, which was led by Sorkin, and featured Dalio, along with HuffPost president and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington, celebrity chef Mario Batali, researchers Dr. Norman Rosenthal and Dr. Pamela Peeke and more. Dalio said that transcendental meditation — a technique that involves sitting silently

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