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
Never understood why people’s first cries against mental illness are ones of faith and meditation. If the Almighty had not meant for us to suffer from things like this there would be no doctors.
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?
what’s your weekend plan and how are you going to implement self-care this weekend? I plan on doing some meditation on the beach 🙏🏻 🌊 the waves keep my breath grounded
If we can create the habit of good personal hygiene, showing up for ourselves daily by brushing teeth, showering, washing face, Then the SAME can be done with our Spiritual hygiene! We can create the habit of daily meditation, positivethinking, journaling, etc. If we don’t clean up & take out our emotional trash,it’ll build up& start to stink🥴🙏🏻
I have no idea what to do anymore, my disability has gotten so severe I just constantly live in agony and I have no way to cope. I’ve tried therapy and medication for depression and anxiety for 7 years and none of it has helped. meditation, supplements, acupuncture, massage, even hospitalization and I constantly still think about suicide. how am I supposed to want to live when I always feel awful and none of the treatments for my condition have helped at all? can anyone help me?
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
Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit: Supercharge Your Love Life & Career Through Meditation with Emily Fletcher
According to Harvard Medical School, stress is an epidemic that is responsible for 90% of all doctors visits. It can negatively impact our relationships and our ability to perform at the top of our game. It's become so widespread that we accept it as "normal" to have insomnia, digestive issues, and chronic anxiety. It’s clear that stress reduction needs to be a part of our personal wellness routines. On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Emily Fletcher, the founder of Ziva Meditation and creator of The Ziva Technique. She’s been named one of the top 100 women in wellness to watch, has taught more than 15,000 students around the world, and has spoken on meditation for performance at Google, Harvard Business School, Viacom, and Wanderlust. Ziva graduates include Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Emmy award winners, NBA players, Navy SEALs, Fortune 500 CEOs, busy parents, and social entrepreneurs. Her debut book, Stress Less, Accomplish More,was just released by HarperCollins on February 19th. In this episode, Dhru and Emily break down the topic of stress and how we can use meditation to truly help us accomplish more, feel better, and live life with more intention. They also talk about how meditation can impact our sex life, performance, and enjoyment of life. Throughout their talk, we hear about the science of meditation and the positive effects it has on cellular aging. And Emily dismantles the #1 myth about meditation and discusses how to bring meditation into your life in a practical and tangible way. In this episode, we dive into: -How meditation can up-level our performance in the bedroom (5:30) -Mirror neurons and how they affect our sex lives (8:03) -Emily’s Come to Your Senses mindfulness technique (10:54) -The connection between sexual energy and creative (15:32) -Emily’s new book, Stress Less, Accomplish More and the inspiration behind it (16:45) -Emily shares her story and how she got into meditation (20:34) -Case studies of Emily’s students (22:30) -The science of meditation and how it impacts the brain (28:30) -How meditation supported Emily through her pregnancy and how she incorporates into her life as a new mom (36:03) -How meditation is a tool to build resilience (42:46) -How meditation lengthens telomeres and slows the rate of cellular aging (45:12) -Meditation and community (55:05) -The Ziva Technique (59:24) -Learn more about Emily and her work (62:59)
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!
The Productivity Show: Meditation for the Rest of Us - 10 Surprising Benefits from Making Mindfulness a Habit
Do you have trouble focusing on one thing for any length of time? You’re not alone - in today’s crazy-busy society, we’ve become addicted to distraction. Today we’re going to show you how you can fight this through a mindfulness meditation habit. We talk about what mindfulness meditation is, how to do it effectively, the 10 major benefits that come from mindfulness meditation, and give you our recommended apps and tools to help you make it a habit. Whether you are a beginner or have been meditating for years, this episode will help you train your brain so it stays on what you tell it to focus on.
Bulletproof Radio: Bill Harris - Hacking Meditation with Holosync
Bill Harris is the Founder, President, and Director of the Centerpointe Research Institute and creator of the Holosync Solution program, which utilizes sound technology to alter brain-wave patterns to enhance meditation and create mental, emotional, spiritual, and health benefits. Bill is a Certified Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming, is trained in Ericksonian Hypnosis, and has degrees from Berklee College of Music, Portland State University, and the University of Portland. He specializes in using contemporary psychology, Eastern philosophy, chaos theory, and neurotechnology to affect human evolution, change, and healing. Bill has shared the stage with many of the world’s top human potential leaders, including the Dalai Lama, Dr. Stephen Covey, Jack Canfield, and Sir Richard Branson, and nearly 2 million people in over 190 countries have used Centerpointe programs to improve their lives. Why you should listen – Bill comes on Bulletproof Radio to discuss sound-influence on the brain, the benefits of meditation and Holosync Sound Technology, how to control awareness and your reactions to trauma, and maximizing your performance impact. Enjoy the show!
Mastering Blood Sugar: The Benefits of a Healthy Diet, Mindful Meditation, and Nutrition Testing with Dr. Ann Shippy
“The capacity of the human body to heal inspires me every day. When the body has all the nutrients that it needs, genetic factors are fully compensated for and the body is no longer overwhelmed by toxicity, stress, or infection. Extraordinary and complete healing can happen.” Those are the words of Dr. Mowll’s guest today — physician and engineer, Dr. Ann Shippy. Dr. Ann Shippy began her career in medicine when the traditional approach and application of allopathic medicine could not solve her own health issues. She had worked as an IBM engineer for over a decade but left the field of engineering to go to medical school at the University of Texas in pursuit of better health. Today she uses cutting-edge science, innovative testing, research, and genetic information to determine and address the root causes of health issues. She approaches each patient as a whole person and forms a therapeutic partnership to achieve the highest of health. In today’s interview, Dr. Shippy discusses the most important lab tests that she recommends for patients with diabetes, how to support mitochondrial function to improve energy metabolism, why she recommends the paleo diet for most her patients, the importance of fiber, as well as the importance of magnesium. Dr. Shippy also talks about the link between environmental toxins, stress, and blood sugar health; and how to begin meditating to decrease the stress response and improve blood sugar.
Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit: Meditation Takes You Deeper Than Sleep with Light Watkins
Host: Dhru Purohit Guest: Light Watkins Why do people meditate? Is it because they need to de-stress—or is it because they want to work smarter and be more productive? It actually can be both and much more. Many benefits can’t even be measured. But, it is a common experience that if you meditate you will feel better; you’ll feel more relaxed, calmer, and focused. Today, on The Broken Brain Podcast, host Dhru Purohit and expert meditation teacher and author Light Watkins have a deep discussion about the power of meditation in your life. Light and Dhru talk about the history of meditation, different meditation types (including the style Light teaches), and very practical tips on getting started. Light explains why meditation elicits a relaxation response that is deeper than sleep, why it’s important to have your back supported and sit in a comfortable place, and how his community events called The Shine are wholesome places for people to come together to lift each other up. In this episode, we dive into: -What does successful meditation look like (1:48) -The relaxation response that is deeper than sleep (9:30) -Meditation types explained (15:25) -What a consistent meditation practice offers (22:24) -Steps to getting started (23:34) -Light’s EASY meditation technique (26:44) -What does it look like when Light meditates? (28:38) -Fear of bringing up past trauma and pain while meditating (35:29) -Real world benefits of meditating (40:30) -Selling it all...Light reveals his new life (46:35) -The Shine and bringing people together in real life (46:35) -Making meditation a regular part of your life (1:02:56)
The Life Stylist: Ellie Burrows - Meditating In Manhattan
Do you meditate? Or do you think meditation is the privilege and skill of bearded yogis nestled deep in the Himalayas? Do you say you're 'too busy' to meditate, or that it's 'too hard'? It’s true. Meditation can be hard, without the proper training and support. And if you happen to live in a city, you're in an especially tough position: The stress of urban life basically makes meditation crucial for survival (and happiness) but at the same time, the tempo of city living often makes it impossible to find the time or place to give your practice the dedication it deserves. This is exactly where our guest Ellie Burrows comes in. She is not only an avid meditator, but also lives in New York City. Through her business MNDFL, she's made it not only possible- but easy- for frenzied city dwellers to find the solace of meditation amongst the honking horns and ground-shaking trash trucks. Part of a new, conscious-minded school of entrepreneurs, Ellie has created an urban spiritual oasis, and as a result, has helped inspire a quickly growing network and community of spiritually oriented businesses in The Big Apple. In this fun, and enlightening conversation Ellie shares her personal story of spiritual discovery, the challenges of creating MNDFL, and her vision of making meditation a regular part of life for the average person who has no intention of renouncing civilization in favor of a luxury deprived, monastic existence.
The Life Stylist: Nate Martinez - The Healing Power Of Sound And Music
Have you ever thought about why your favorite music makes you feel so elated, while jackhammers on the street outside probably have the opposite effect? Did you know that sound vibration can not only change your consciousness, but that it can also heal your mind and body? It sounds like a bunch of woo woo nonsense right? Well, it turns out that there is a lot of empirical and anecdotal evidence to support this theory. There is also a massively exploding interest in sound therapy in the current yoga and meditation scene. Sound baths or sound 'experiences' are becoming ever more popular these days at retreats and workshops the world over. Our guest Nate Martinez is a multi-faceted musician, who has not only made a living playing secular music with legends like The Grateful Dead's Bob Wier, but has also become a popular fixture on the New York new age circuit as a sound therapy practitioner. Using a wide array of rare and strange musical instruments, bells, rattles, whistles, gongs, crystal bowls, and even his voice, Nate has become widely known for his ability to drop sound bath participants (including your faithful host) into the void of blissful stillness with his mind-blowing sound meditation sessions. In this episode, Nate talks to us about the spiritual nature of noise, and how it can be used to soothe the nervous system, and even facilitate spiritual revelations and experiences. It turns out there is a lot more to music than meets the ear, and Nate Martinez is just the guest with which to explore this fascinating area of spiritual research and development. Please do yourself, Nate, me, and a lucky friend a favor by sharing this episode with your favorite music lover. To your ears, Luke
Ceremony Wellness: Meditation For Extraordinary Performance with Emily Fletcher
Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva, the creator of The Ziva Technique and regarded as the leading expert in meditation for high performance. She’s been named one of the top 100 women in wellness to watch, has taught more than 15,000 students around the world and has spoken on meditation for performance at top companies, universities, festivals, and events. Meditation has become such a huge part of my life, so having Emily on was a no brainer. In our conversation, we talk about being a control freak, what started her meditation practice, and the science of meditation– plus so much more. Today on The Platform... How mindfulness and meditation are different Her time on Broadway leading her to creating a meditation practice How Emily’s anxiety was physically manifesting The type of manifesting that Ziva teaches + what manifesting means to Emily How this manifesting helps high performers + betters your sleep Why people have trouble sticking to a meditation practice Why it’s so important to get quiet Emily’s new book
The Life Stylist: You Are Your Own Guru - Meditation For The Masses with Light Watkins
I didn’t start meditating to be cool – I started meditating to save my life. By 26 years old I loathed my very existence, and was trapped in a downward spiral of self-destruction. I’ve tried numerous methods of finding peace of mind using various practices of meditation, but Vedic meditation has been my Holy Grail. I also know that meditation is one of the things you all are hungry to learn more about, so I sat down with Light Watkins, an author and Vedic teacher who wants to empower the everyman to meditate. To help, Light wrote one of the best books I’ve ever read on the topic: Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without …. You can think of Bliss More as the meditation version of the The 4-Hour Workweek: lean, effective, and at home on a bio hacker’s bookshelf near you. Some meditation practices and techniques are very specific and rigid, both physically and mentally. This is what a lot of people think of when they hear the word “meditation,” and in all honesty, those practices can be a struggle for the amateur who sincerely wants to make a daily practice out of meditation. If you want to sit with your legs crossed on the floor for an hour, that’s fine! But that’s NOT necessary to achieve the best or most efficient results from meditation – you can’t focus your way to bliss. Vedic meditation, on the other hand, is about reshaping the relationship with the mind to effortlessly experience fully-awake restful consciousness and its many physiological benefits. “The mind is not the enemy. The mind is not the obstacle. The mind is actually your ally. The mind is noble.” –Luke
The Energy Blueprint Podcast: Stress Less Accomplish More - The Benefits of Meditation For Performance and High Achievers with Emily Fletcher
Are you suffering from stress and aren’t you getting the things you want to get done? Do you often feel overwhelm and anxiety? Then you should try meditation to alleviate your stress. Now, some of you may think that meditation is some woo-woo and something hippies do. However, in this podcast, we will uncover some of the benefits of meditation for your stress and energy levels. In this episode, I am with Emily Fletcher, founder of Ziva Meditation, creator of the Ziva technique and is regarded as a leading expert in meditation for high performance. Emily is going to share the powerful benefits of meditation and how you can use meditation to stress less and accomplish more. [toc] In this podcast, Emily will cover The benefits of meditation Emily’s view on adaptation energy (And why meditation can increase your adaptation energy) Why people who follow the Ziva technique become more productive and accomplish more Some common misunderstandings about meditation How meditation cured Emily’s insomnia and slowed her aging What stress does to our bodies (And why modern-day stress wrecks your health and energy) Emily’s hope for the future
The Ultimate Health Podcast: Mark Manson - We All Need Hope, Meditation Makes You Stronger, Happiness Is Overrated
Mark Manson (IG: @markmansonnet) is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, the mega-bestseller that has been translated into over 50 languages and sold more than eight million copies worldwide. He has also built one of the largest personal growth websites in the world, MarkManson.net. Mark's writing has been published in Time Magazine, Forbes, Vice, and CNN, among many others. Today we're discussing his new book, Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope. In this episode, we discuss: Mark grew up reading psychology & philosophy books Achieving success with "The Subtle Art" book We all need hope Everybody’s offended about everything How to build & maintain hope What is depression? Act without hope The thinking brain vs. the feeling brain Change your habits What is antifragility? Meditation makes you stronger Learn to listen and trust yourself Become emotionally resilient The pager experiment Happiness is overrated The blue dot effect Recognize your perceptions Mark’s criticisms of the self-help industry Be aware of yourself in the present moment Encourage growth
How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain & Body with Dr Daniel Goleman
In this episode we chat about: His meditation story and how he got to where he is today (07:19) The most profound meditation techniques he has tried (10:54) How meditation changes your mind, brain and body (12:18) Why meditation is imperative for stress reduction (17:15) The additions to take your meditation to the next level (18:54) The top 3 tips for first time meditator (20:55) A powerful meditation we do together (21:59) How to inspire, mentor and teach our children (23:28) Plus so much more!
The Life Stylist: Treating Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia Naturally with Kelly Roman
In this episode, we discover the most effective natural treatment for depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain that you’ve probably never heard of – but that thousands of psychiatrists and primary care providers are already providing to their patients. So what is this veritable panacea for the mind? It’s the Fisher Wallace Stimulator®, a wearable neurostimulation device invented by electrical engineers in partnership with physicians and research scientists. Joining the show to teach us more about this device and why Electroconvulsive therapy treatments are so effective is Kelly Roman, co-founder of Fisher Wallace Laboratories. The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® received FDA-Clearance for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and insomnia back in 1990 under the original brand name Liss Cranial Stimulator®. By 2010, several hundred psychiatrists were prescribing the device and finding it to be effective with thousands of treatment-resistant patients. In 2015, additional clinical research was launched at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital and Phoenix House, resulting in a landmark study on bipolar depression. In 2017, Medicaid in Maine approved the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® for full coverage. And today, more than 9000 providers recommend the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® to their patients. So this is a full-blown, government-approved wearable device that thousands of people are benefitting from today, and that thousands more could surely benefit from if they knew this alternative to prescription drugs existed. I used to be on medication and it really made me feel terrible. I was in a bad place and I needed some help, but I wish I had known an alternative like this existed. So if you know someone who is struggling with more traditional treatments for depression, anxiety, insomnia, or chronic pain, let them know about Fisher Wallace. Topics Discussed In This Episode: What exactly you can expect from Electroconvulsive therapy (also known as “ECT”), and how it’s different from other forms of neurostimulation How ECT is different from happened to Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest How does the device help your body release dopamine, serotonin and fall into a state of deep relaxation, no drugs required. The history of Electroconvulsive therapy, going back to the ‘70s when doctors started to explore it for depression in place of antidepressants The fascinating results of Fisher Wallace’s bipolar study, which was conducted with both a placebo group and a crossover design. How Luke and others are using Fisher Wallace to enhance their meditation The device’s effect on your HRV scores, or heart rate variability What it takes to legally make a medical claim for a device or drug What causes clinical insomnia and how we can all have a higher quality of sleep, with and without medical intervention Why improving someone’s mood and sleep is hugely helpful for addicts trying to stay sober The relationship between depression and your phone or social media use Other lifestyle practices that will help support your mood and quality of sleep
The Meditation for Health Podcast: Introduction to this Podcast & The Benefits of Meditation as Experienced by Medical Doctors
The Mindful Movement Podcast: Our Body and Mind Benefit from Deep Nourishment - 20 Minute Mindfulness Meditation
Take a pause from your events of daily life to take care of yourself with this meditation focused on deep nourishment so that you can tap into your own personal resources and be more productive. Reboot and refill your energy reserves to reduce your overall stress level. You may have heard the saying, you can't pour from an empty cup. Today, take time for yourself and refill your cup. This meditation can help you relax, restore your natural balance and relieve stress that could be getting in the way of your body’s healing process. Today, I will guide you to attend to relaxation and healing for a rejuvenating experience. Headphones recommended for the optimal experience. Do not listen while driving. Meditation written and read by Sara Raymond Music Credit: Serenity by Chris Collins Photo Credit: OC Gonzalez from Unsplash.
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)
Bulletproof Radio: Emily Fletcher - Ziva Meditation, Improving Sleep & Better Sex
Why you should listen – Emily Fletcher comes on Bulletproof Radio today to discuss online meditation, how the right and left brain work, the “balancing breath” technique, and meditating for better sex. Enjoy the show! Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation and the creator of zivaMIND, the first online meditation training program. She began her meditation training in Rishikesh, India and was inspired to become a meditation teacher after experiencing the profound physical and mental benefits it provided her during her 10-year career on Broadway. She has taught at Google, Harvard Business School, Viacom, and Summit Series. She has also been featured in The New York Times, Huff Post LIVE and Mind Body Green.
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.
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
The Ultimate Health Podcast: Dr. Andrew Weil - Cooking As A Form Of Meditation, Moods Are Contagious, Microdosing Psilocybin
Dr. Andrew Weil (IG: @drweil) received a degree in biology (botany) from Harvard in 1964 and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1968. He is the founder and Director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. The Center is the leading effort in the world to develop a comprehensive curriculum in integrative medicine. Dr. Weil is the editorial director of the popular website, drweil.com and appears in video programs featured on PBS. He is the founder and partner of the growing group of True Food Kitchen restaurants. A frequent lecturer and guest on talk shows, Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert on medicinal plants, alternative medicine, and the reform of medical education. In this episode, we discuss: The difference between doctors of the past and the present Becoming pescatarian Eat food you grow Cooking as a form of meditation Why Dr. Weil never practiced medicine Studying healing practices & cultures while traveling The healing power of nature The 1st cannabis study in 1968 Therapeutic benefits of CBD Experimenting with psychedelics Are allergies learned responses? What is mescaline? Microdosing psilocybin MDMA & PTSD Medicinal properties of mushrooms Starting Matcha Kari The difference between matcha & green tea The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique Mouth breathing vs. nose breathing Moods are contagious Keeping a gratitude journal Integrative medicine vs. functional medicine Dogs are good for your health Walking is the perfect exercise Have fun in life The story behind True Food Kitchen
The Ultimate Health Podcast: Dr. Sanjiv Chopra - Coffee, Exercise, Vitamin D, Nuts & Meditation... The Big Five
Dr. Sanjiv Chopra is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He's a best selling author and a sought after motivational speaker throughout the United States and abroad. Sanjiv has written a number of books including his joint memoir with his brother Deepak Chopra called Brotherhood and The Big Five which is the subject of today's interview. In this episode, we discuss: Yes, coffee is good for you! How to lengthen your telomeres The dark side of coffee Sanjiv's recommendation of how much coffee you should drink in a day Is tea a healthy beverage, too? Sanjiv's opinion on Bulletproof Coffee Quality coffee vs. Dunkin' Donut's coffee What to do if you can't drink coffee Exercise is the best drug Don't underestimate walking What we know about vitamin D Vitamin D supplementation - dosages Food sources of vitamin D... how beneficial are they? Why nuts are so good for you Totally avoid artificial sweeteners Sanjiv's meditation routine An easy way to remember The Big Five A friend is a gift you give to yourself A nightly affirmation that will change your life within a couple of months You're the master of your destiny and happiness