Category: Benefits of the practice
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The Ultimate Meditation Guide [Infographic]

  • Posted on November 2, 2018 at 5:05 pm

Although meditation has gained tremendous popularity in recent years, many people are still confused about what exactly meditation is. They’ve heard of all the wonderful health, mental, and emotional benefits of meditation, but are not sure where to start.

One of the greatest misconceptions is that all meditation is the same. There are actually various different forms, which contributes to the confusion. The following infographic summarizes the benefits, and gives a brief explanation of the most popular forms of meditation.

Why Health Incentives Are a Work Perk You Shouldn’t Overlook [Infographic]

  • Posted on September 20, 2018 at 2:03 am

by Tiffany Jersey

Companies are changing what they promote as their culture and values. Take mindfulness and meditation, for example. More and more companies are understanding that the activities they partake in, what they encourage from their employees on a day to day basis, can dramatically impact the workplace, and their success.

Let’s come back to that meditation example, shall we? Meditation can give people’s brains a much-needed break. It can inspire them to look at things creatively. It can also reduce stress and enhance teamwork, which has led to many companies re-thinking their health benefits packages.

Improve Your Heart Health at Home and Work [Infographic]

  • Posted on May 16, 2018 at 5:13 pm

By Andy Lavelle

Stress is ever-present, especially at work. There are always deadlines and difficult co-workers. There are budget issues and creative differences. And stress at work can make a significant impact on your heart health.

That’s important for many more people than you might realize, because over 90 million Americans suffer from heart-health related issues, including the after-effects of stroke. But there are plenty of ways to counteract stress at work, and being more mindful at work is a great place to start.

4 Meditation Benefits Rarely Considered

  • Posted on March 31, 2017 at 4:17 pm

By Scott Dziadul

I first began using meditation for anxiety and stress a few years ago. Things were changing in my life, and I really wasn’t ready for it to be different. So I did the last thing I could think of to try and feel better, meditate.

I didn’t realize the full potential of the practice, yet. After using it consistently, it has not only been an effective treatment for the anxiety I felt, but has helped with some unmeasurable characteristics as well.

What Is Mindfulness for Children?

  • Posted on September 30, 2016 at 5:04 pm

By Donna K. Freeman

Mindfulness means “the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experiences moment by moment.” (Jon Kabat-Zinn) It is an active process involving staying aware of the external environment and the internal bodily sensations in the present moment without judgment, positive or negative.

Children live in a world of being told what to do: what time to wake up, what to eat, where and when they have various activities, such as school, sports, music lessons, etc. This can lead to going through the motions of living without conscious awareness.

5 Benefits of Meditation for Students of All Ages

  • Posted on September 24, 2016 at 1:05 am

By Scott Dziadul

Applying the benefits of meditation for students who face an array of issues in school and at home is a great practice to teach them. It can offer them the advantage of self-control and self-respect any parent would long for. Looking back, I wish I had been able to appreciate meditation for what it is and apply its practice. To really learn how to relax and face difficult situations with a clear mind when in school would have been priceless! Maybe my decisions and study habits would have been a little better!

Enrich Your Life with a Beginner’s Mind

  • Posted on May 15, 2016 at 2:24 pm

By Amira Posner

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.” Shunryu Suzuki

The other day I went to get gelato. The café was jam packed, and the woman working the counter was running around like a chicken with her head cut off. I felt so impatient. There was such a long line and the café was clearly understaffed.

I noticed another person behind the counter, sitting and doing absolutely nothing. Finally, it was my turn and I couldn’t help but mention that the other employee should help out. The woman looked at me and gently said, “Oh, that’s my boyfriend. He shouldn’t even really be here.”

Improve Your Self-Esteem with Mindfulness Meditation

  • Posted on April 22, 2016 at 11:53 pm

By Mary Sovran

There are many reasons for low self-esteem. Most of them stem from a childhood of physical, or emotional abuse, or even abandonment. If you suffered from this type of childhood, low self-esteem is almost guaranteed because you didn’t get the validation and support you needed from adults while growing up. You have probably always felt that you were not quite as good as other people. Mindfulness meditation can help you overcome low self-esteem and realize your full potential.

Meditation and Heroin Addiction Recovery

  • Posted on April 4, 2016 at 10:44 pm

By Matt Abbasfard

My journey in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse has been by no means a straight line. This is my third attempt to get clean, and there were times in my life when I never thought that recovery was possible. I’ve been to individual therapy, residential heroin addiction treatment programs (9 times), outpatient groups, and 12-step groups. You name it, and I’ve tried it.

I’ve participated in a range of different services with varying levels of commitment, sometimes enthusiastically and sometimes in order to avoid yet another trip to the county jail. In the past, each attempt to get clean ended in failure. The consequences would pile up, and the pain would become so great that I would eventually tuck my tail between my legs and make a call for help.

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