It probably seems like everyone you know is into meditation these days. Even your formerly skeptical friends might be on board, and with good reason—it works for a lot of people! At its core, meditation is about breathing and awareness. While meditation has a long and rich history, it’s also a practice that in some ways is based on simplicity. You don’t need anything to do it—just yourself and your breathing. If you’re game to try, there are lots of different approaches to experiment with and explore. The best part is that meditation—whatever kind you practice—has powerful health benefits, especially for those dealing with stress and fatigue (and…who isn't?).
Recent posts about Meditation
Monday I have to get tested for covid 19 and I'm nervous as heck. my anxiety has gone through the roof. does anyone know of any sleep meditations I can do?
This week I’ve been slacking on doing my guided breathing meditation and yoga first thing in the morning because works been crazy and I’ve had less pain in my body recently. I’ve been noticing the days I don’t practice my morning wellness routine, I get more triggered and experience negative feelings that overwhelm me. Does this happen to any of you guys also? And what are some other things you’ve tried that help you when you don’t have the time you need in the morning?
Before bed, you can try to write down three good things from the day. Positives include regular meditation, going for a walk, eating a healthful meal, and so much more .
I feel alone. as a sensitive person, I feel like I'm weak. I deal with stuff on my own and I don't know how to deal with it. No matter what people tell me about positive thinking or meditation, I feel like this isn't me. I wanna be good, I wanna go places, I wanna be happy but I can't because of what's happening out there. all I see is fire. social media isn't making it any better. I just wish this would be over or someone that gets me.
I have anxiety and depression. I get anxious all the time and I don’t know what to do about it anymore. I’ve tried meditations, breathing techniques, and trying to just get my mind on something else but nothing is working long term. Any suggestions?
Hey guys hope you’re staying safe out there. My anxiety has been crazy lately through all of this. This week I started a morning guided breathing meditation on the free app XPT Life when I first wake up and it’s been really helping my anxiety and mood throughout the day. I highly recommend it. What are other things you guys have been doing or natural remedies that help your anxiety?
Videos about Meditation
Books about Meditation
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
When Wherever You Go, There You Are was first published in 1994, no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date. Ten years later, the book continues to change lives. In honor of the book's 10th anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be releasing the book with a new afterword by the author, and to share this wonderful book with an even larger audience.
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
If you’ve ever wondered what it would it be like to free yourself from limitations, soar beyond your boundaries, and discover true inner peace and serenity, The Untethered Soul can show you the way. Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you’ve devoted your life to the inward journey, this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization. Copublished with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) The Untethered Soul begins by walking you through your relationship with your thoughts and emotions, helping you uncover the source and fluctuations of your inner energy. It then delves into what you can do to free yourself from the habitual thoughts, emotions, and energy patterns that limit your consciousness. Finally, with perfect clarity, this book opens the door to a life lived in the freedom of your innermost being.
Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program
Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. Meditation opens the door to real and accessible happiness. There is no better person to show a beginner how to harness the power of meditation than Sharon Salzberg, one of the world’s foremost meditation teachers and spiritual authors. Cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, author of Lovingkindness, Faith, and other books, Ms. Salzberg distills 30 years of teaching meditation into a 28-day program that will change lives. It is not about Buddhism, it’s not esoteric―it is closer to an exercise, like running or riding a bike. From the basics of posture, breathing, and the daily schedule to the finer points of calming the mind, distraction, dealing with specific problem areas (pain in the legs? falling asleep?) to the larger issues of compassion and awareness, Real Happiness is a complete guide. It explains how meditation works; why a daily meditation practice results in more resiliency, creativity, peace, clarity, and balance; and gives twelve meditation practices, including mindfulness meditation and walking meditation. An extensive selection of her students’ FAQs cover the most frequent concerns of beginners who meditate―“Is meditation selfish?” “How do I know if I’m doing it right?” “Can I use meditation to manage weight?”
The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller. Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.
Podcasts about Meditation
Mindful Living Spiritual Awakening: Meditation For the Rest of Us - Deeper Benefits of Meditation
What is spiritual awakening? What are some of the deeper benefits of meditation? In this episode, I offer clues to an awakening process that will be helpful to you in navigating your own journey. Plus, more meditation tips!
Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit: The Life-Changing Benefits of Meditation with Emily Fletcher
This week the executive producer of Broken Brain, Dhru, talks to Emily about how meditation can be life-changing. A regular practice can literally change the chemistry and biology of your brain as well as positively affect your relationships and your work. We’ll learn how meditation can actually give you time back, how it relaxes your central nervous system, can reduce effects of jet lag, is very helpful to new parents, and much more. Topics Covered * Why do we have a love/hate relationship with meditation? (2:16) * All about Emily and her meditation journey (5:04) * How does meditation help us manage stress? (9:52) * The financial and emotional cost of stress (13:50) * Why don’t people meditate? (15:46) * The difference between mindfulness and meditation (18:40) * Emily’s work with Dr. Hyman (24:22) * Finding what matters in our lives using meditation (28:48) * What does meditation look like for Emily? (36:25) * Results and when to expect them (40:45) Teaching kids meditation (47:52) The science behind how meditation impacts brain health (50:12)
Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg: Living in the Dharma - Insight Meditation Society Benefit with Joseph Goldstein
Joseph Goldstein joins Sharon to talk about overcoming obstacles through meditative practice and living in the dharma. Recorded live from the Insight Meditation Society’s 40th anniversary benefit
Hypnosis and NLP with Donald Currie, Registered Psychotherapist: The Mental Health Benefits of Empathy and Compassion - Loving Kindness Meditation
In this episode, we will be discussing a mindfulness technique called Loving-Kindness Meditation. This method of meditation assists with developing compassion, both for yourself as well as others. We will discuss the latest research on this style of meditation and the benefits that it provides. You will also have the opportunity to experience a Loving Kindness meditation to assist you in connecting with compassion. *This program is complementary to any other healing work that you are doing. It is not meant to treat or diagnose any emergency medical condition. Please check with your doctor should you have an immediate concern regarding your health and well-being. Do not listen to this program while driving, operating heavy machinery or engaging in any activity that requires conscious thought. This program is designed to induce a relaxed state. Do not listen to this program if you have been diagnosed with epilepsy, dissociative disorders or have had recent heart surgery. By consenting and listening to this recording you agree that you use the information contained herein entirely at your own discretion. do not listen to this program if you have been diagnosed with epilepsy, dissociative disorders or have had recent heart surgery. By consenting and listening to this recording you agree that you use the information contained herein entirely at your own discretion.
- Cleveland Clinic. Meditation. Cleveland Clinic. Meditation.
- Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Mindfulness meditation for chronic pain: systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Mindfulness meditation for chronic pain: systematic review and meta-analysis.
- Mayo Clinic. Meditation: a simple, fast way to reduce stress. Mayo Clinic. Meditation: a simple, fast way to reduce stress.
- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Meditation: in depth. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Meditation: in depth.
- AYU. Meditation: process and effects. AYU. Meditation: process and effects.
- JAMA Intern Med. Meditation programs for psychological stress and well-being: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. Meditation programs for psychological stress and well-being: a systematic review and meta-analysis.