Meditation

If you’re looking for tips on how to start a meditation practice or meditations to spice up your practice, look no further. This guide to has it all.

From seasonally-themed meditations to practical advice for the beginning meditator, keep this guide on-hand for reference.

Searching for mini meditations or bite-sized meditations for when you’re too busy? Want to learn more about loving-kindness meditations? Need ideas to help calm your mind when you’re flying? How about a post-work meditation, a practice to calm your racing mind or an exercise for when you’re over-the-top stressed?

On the practical side, you can learn how to build a consistent practice, how to find time to meditate, and start with the 10 rules for new meditators.

We also feature a comprehensive overview of 11 meditation styles and techniques explained and mythbusters to clear up the misunderstandings that often confuse beginners.

Bottom line, Mindful Minutes is all about mindfulness and meditation, and how to make it work for you and your life. Dive in and explore.

first silent retreat

10 Lessons From My First Silent Retreat

By Melissa Eisler

Curious what all the hype is about silent retreats? Read on to find out some of the insights I took home from my first silent retreat.

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Get the most from meditations

8 Ways to Get the Most from Your Meditations

By Melissa Eisler

Feeling like your meditations are not giving you what you need? Try some simple shifts in your practice to make sure you’re getting the most of your meditations.

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New Years Meditation

A New Year's Meditation to Invoke Positive Change

By Melissa Eisler

As we approach the New Year, it’s time to reflect. This New Year’s meditation will help you connect with the highlights of your past year and catalyze positive changes in your upcoming year – to elevate your world in the ways that are most important to you.

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Fall Meditation to release

Fall Visualization to Release and Renew

By Melissa Eisler

Fall is your chance to let go of the old and make way for the new. Try this guided meditation to jump-start your fall journey and face the season with a plan for personal growth.

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Best time to meditate

When’s the Best Time to Meditate?

By Melissa Eisler

So you’re trying to begin a meditation practice and can’t quite seem to find your rhythm? Get a host of ideas on when you could squeeze meditation into your routine.

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Self Compassion Goals

A Meditation to Get Your Goals Back on Track

By Melissa Eisler

You started the year with great intentions, boundless energy, and ambitious goals. Yet, today you may find yourself back at square one. And on top of that, you’re beating yourself up for the lack of progress. If you’ve veered off your path, it’s not too late to get back on track. Follow these two simple steps, including a meditation for self-compassion.

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bite-size meditations

5 Bite-Size Meditations to Try When You’re Just Too Busy

By Melissa Eisler

Sometimes you just don’t have time to meditate. When you find yourself in a mid-day slump, stressing out over an impending deadline, or waking up too late for your normal meditation practice, that’s when bite-sized meditations can save the day.

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consistent-meditation-practice

How to Build a Consistent Meditation Practice

By Melissa Eisler

Trouble keeping yourself on track with meditation? You’re not alone. Finding self-discipline is one of the biggest obstacles when you’re getting started. Check out one of these strategies to find discipline with your meditation practice.

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So Hum Mantra

The Power of So Hum Mantra

By Melissa Eisler

Want to quiet your mind? The So Hum mantra has a special meaning and is great for those new to meditation—find out why.

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Infographic: How to Meditate Daily

By Melissa Eisler

Follow these tips and before long, you’ll find yourself looking forward to your meditation session on a daily basis.

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meditation superpower

4 Superpowers You Gain From Meditation

By Melissa Eisler

There are countless benefits of meditation, from physical and mental health to emotional life and performance. Let’s focus on the top four.

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Loving Kindness Meditation

Create Your Own Loving Kindness Meditation

By Melissa Eisler

The traditional loving kindness meditation is wonderful and effective. Once you get the hang of it, try to create your own version, so that you can connect with the meditation more personally.

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in-flight meditation

In-Flight Mindfulness: 5 Meditations to Try When You’re Traveling

By Melissa Eisler

Whether you have a phobia of flying or have anxiety about where you’re headed, in-flight mindfulness may be your key to flying with ease.

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one mindful minute

How to Find Time to Meditate

By Melissa Eisler

Think you don’t have time to meditate? Think again. Follow this advice on how to prioritize meditation so it fits into your already-full calendar.

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circle of YTT at Blacks

Quiz: What Kind of Retreat Is Right for You?

By Melissa Eisler

A yoga or meditation retreat is a great way to dive into the practice and disconnect. Take this quiz to find out your retreat style.

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