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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.

Don’t Have Time for Sitting Meditation? Try Mindfulness Driving Meditation

  • Posted on November 29, 2016 at 5:22 pm

By Solan McCLean

I have always been attracted to meditation. I have had some success with practice when I was single, and before having children. Sitting meditation takes time. I also explored mindfulness meditation with a Vipassana teacher and found that it was the type of meditation that made the most sense to me.

Then life got lifey—a business, marriage, kids. I remember never having meaningful time to sit down in a quiet place for any amount of time to meditate, and guess what happened. I couldn’t put together a meaningful practice. So, it didn’t come to fruition for me. It doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. In fact, at one time I did make the time and it worked quite 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!

Relaxation Techniques Boost Health

  • Posted on July 16, 2016 at 9:19 pm

By Gene Sykes

There are many techniques in achieving maximum relaxation. These techniques can lessen stress, and help you fully enjoy your life even when you are ill. Relaxation techniques are a great form of stress management. One advantage is that they reduce stress on your body and mind. They help you deal with daily stress and other stress related problems, such as pain and sickness.

How Does Relaxation Benefit the Mind and Body?

  • Posted on July 10, 2016 at 1:00 am

By Karen L Davis

Relaxation is the process of releasing tension and returning the balance of both the mind and body. Relaxation techniques are important in managing stress. Since stress is known to contribute to the development of many diseases, one needs an antidote to battle stress.

In fact, relaxation might be one of the most essential factors in maintaining a healthy body and mind. Relaxation is so important that health professionals suggest the use of relaxation techniques to manage not only everyday-life stress but also the stress caused by health conditions. Relaxation techniques can benefit both psychological and physical health.

How to Beat Holiday Stress with Mindfulness

  • Posted on December 5, 2015 at 1:02 am


“Life is available only in the present moment.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

The holiday season is upon us and most of us are looking forward to enjoying the festivities, and spending quality time with loved ones. This is a time for sharing peace, love, and happiness. However, for many people the holidays have become a great source of stress.

We all have an idea of how events should unfold. So, in our desire to have everything go as planned, we create more stress for ourselves, and lose sight of what the holidays really mean. And as we become more stressed out, we pass that stress on to our loved ones, and end up needing a vacation after our vacation.

How to Stop Worrying with Mindfulness Meditation

  • Posted on February 26, 2015 at 4:45 pm

By David Stringham

Generally speaking, mindfulness meditation provides us with tools that guide us to its benefits—increased happiness, health, and peace. One of the most powerful tools of mindfulness meditation is learning to listen to and understand the inner workings of our own minds. You might even call this understanding of self through mindfulness an innerstanding.

Developing knowledge of one’s self is a great endeavor, but to make the pursuit more manageable, we can divide it into smaller tasks. A great place to start is to learn of and understand the specific moods and automatic process of our cognition. These processes, when left unobserved, seem to give our minds “minds of their own” and determine our emotional states without our conscious consent.