Category Archives: Meditation Lifestyle

October 24

Types of Mindfulness

Many beginner meditators, myself included, start out with a mindful breathing meditation: one breath in, one breath out, the mind wanders, you bring it back.

Armed with an app guiding me through this meditation, I practiced dutifully for several months—but eventually I fell off the wagon. It just stopped feeling right for me.

I didn’t know there were other types of meditation to try. That’s why a new study published in the journal Mindfulness is so encouraging: It compares four different types of meditation, and finds that they each have their own unique benefits. Mindful breathing isn’t the only place to start—and it’s not the end of meditation, either.

July 08

Meditation, Guts & Brains

An eight week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brains grey matter in just eight weeks. It’s the very first study to document that meditation produces changes over time in the brain’s grey matter.

June 18

Meditation for Weight Loss

If you have been struggling to lose weight, it might be in your mind as much as it is in your waistline. According to meditation coach Lynne Goldberg, excessive eating often has nothing to do with hunger — it’s entirely mental.

June 17

iBreathe

Take a breath with Apple — literally. The tech giant announced this week that it will include a new mindfulness app called Breathe in its forthcoming iteration of the Apple Watch.

May 30

11 Habits of Mindful People

If you want to start living more in the present and improve both your physical and mental health, consider taking on these 11 daily habits of mindful people.

May 27

Jazz Up Your Practice

Meditation is an amazingly easy way to calm your mind. The problem is that it is hard to reap all its benefits when you have been practicing meditation for many months or years.

May 23

Put Your Wellbeing First

Too often we fail to put aside time for ourselves, time to strengthen our mind beyond academic means. We over train, over study, and rarely stop to smell the roses, stop to take a deep breath, stop to take care of ourselves. Here are 5 simple ways to put yourself and your mental well-being first…