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Meditation and Mindfulness Exercises

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Snap Into Focus with This 3-Minute Trick

By Melissa Eisler

The routine for finding focus looks different for everyone; it’s important to know what works for you to find that state of centered attention. Make sure to cover these main points the next time you need to concentrate.

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7 Steps to Banish Self-Doubt and Summon Success, Instead

By Melissa Eisler

When you challenge yourself to an important goal—self-doubt and insecurity usually show up uninvited. Here are seven steps to help you enjoy the presence of accomplishment, instead of fearing it’s evil twin, failure.

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How to Practice Breath Retention

By Melissa Eisler

Breath retention is an effective technique to regulate mental chatter and improve concentration. Try this simple exercise to reap the rewards.

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What Is Yoga Nidra?

By Melissa Eisler

Need to unwind? Try Yoga Nidra—a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation.

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10 Mini Meditations to Help You Reset

By Melissa Eisler

Take the edge off of everyday stress and build focus with mini meditations. These short bursts of mindfulness can have a profound impact on your life.

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It’s All About the Exhale

By Melissa Eisler

When you’re feeling stressed, scattered, or overwhelmed, focusing on the exhale will help neutralize those feelings and settle both the mind and body.

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The 4 Fundamental Meditative States

By Melissa Eisler

All of the thousands of techniques used in meditation can be grouped into four categories, or meditative states. Find out what they are.

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Mindful Driving

Mindful Driving: Tune in Behind the Wheel

By Melissa Eisler

How many times have you arrived at a destination, but didn’t remember the drive there? Here’s how to practice mindful driving.

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Mid-Year Musings

By Melissa Eisler

This short meditation and journaling exercise will help you connect with the passionate and precious moments of your year. Take five to reflect.

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How to Sit for Meditation: 8 Options

By Melissa Eisler

You don’t have to sit in full lotus or look like a human pretzel to meditate. Try one of these 8 ways to sit for meditation to see which works best for you.

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Ultra Stressed to Ultra Calm: Relaxation Technique

By Melissa Eisler

Meditation is helpful during times of stress, but tough times are the most difficult to meditate. Try this exercise to alleviate tension when worry takes over.

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Post-Work Meditation to De-stress and Let Go of the Busy Day

By Melissa Eisler

De-stress, let go of your busy day, and ease into the evening with this simple post-work meditation.

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Walking Meditation: One Step at a Time

By Melissa Eisler

We spend too much time rushing from point A to B. Walking meditation is a chance to do the opposite—strolling without any other purpose except to stroll.

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9 Reasons to Hit "Pause"

By Melissa Eisler

If long to-do lists, swirling thoughts, and everyday chaos is your norm, you may need to grasp the simplicity of slowing down and pausing between moments.

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Morning Ritual

Morning Routines: Why and How to Start

By Melissa Eisler

The first thing you do when you wake up will set the tone for your entire day. Follow this guide to design a morning routine that’ll set you up for success.

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