Meditation and Mindfulness Exercises

Heart-mind

The Heart-Mind: Aligning Heart and Mind for Meditation

By Melissa Eisler

Try this meditation to bring your mind and heart into alignment—so your goals, intentions and resolutions will be charged with purpose and power.

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nadi shodhana

3-Minute Practice to Reverse Stress

By Melissa Eisler

Stressed out? In search of your center? Try this breathing practice for a quick and calm way to settle your mind and bring you back to your center.

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public speaking nerves

Mind Over Nerves: 5 Tips for Public Speaking

By Melissa Eisler

Even with practice as a performer and presenter, public-speaking nerves are common. Try these tips to settle your nerves before taking the spotlight.

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fall meditation

Meditation for Fall

By Melissa Eisler

As days get shorter and colder, it’s important to recognize this season change as an opportunity to turn inward and get insight into what you want to manifest in your life. Try this short meditation to help you gain clarity and transition into autumn.

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How to focus and concentrate

How to Focus: 4 Exercises to Improve Your Concentration Skills

By Melissa Eisler

As distractions become more prevalent, the act of concentrating has become more difficult. Here are four exercises to train your mind how to focus.

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help i can't meditate

Help! I Can't Meditate!

By Melissa Eisler

A friend of mine came to me frustrated and ashamed that he couldn’t meditate for longer than one minute. We decided to do an experiment, find out what we learned…

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one mindful minute

1 Mindful Minute

By Melissa Eisler

If you’re one of those who think you don’t have 10 minutes to meditate during your day, here’s what I have to say: I bet you have one.

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freedom to choose

The Freedom to Choose

By Melissa Eisler

Sometimes we don’t realize we are making decisions. It can happen mindlessly—before you know it, something’s been decided without you being aware, even though you’re the one who made the decision.

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turn down the radio

Turn Down the Radio

By Melissa Eisler

Ever feel like you move through your day to the soundtrack of constant chatter? Like you’re listening to a radio stream of your least favorite station? Here’s how to take control and turn down the volume of your monkey mind.

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meditate on top of desk

12 Ways to Be Mindful in 5 Minutes or Less

By Melissa Eisler

You don’t need an hour of meditation to enjoy the benefits of a mindfulness practice. Here are some ideas on how to be mindful in 5 minutes or less.

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time

To Wear a Watch, or Not to Wear a Watch…

By Melissa Eisler

Today, it’s common for cell phones to replace watches. The problem is then we end up checking our cell phones more than we would if we had worn a watch. Learn more about the pros and cons to wearing a watch.

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follow the leader

How to Explain Mindful Breathing to a 5-Year Old (and Adults, Too)

By Melissa Eisler

Kids are amazing. I teach yoga and meditation to kids undergoing treatment for cancer, and their families. On Saturday, I had a particularly interesting conversation with a 5-year old, and taught he and his father a simple way to practice mindfulness.

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stop sign

Step One: Stop

By Melissa Eisler

Try this mantra to help you slow down and ease into the present moment. Starting with just five minutes a day, you can begin on your path to be more mindful in your day.

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