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.

morning meditation

4 Reasons You Should Meditate in the Morning

By Melissa Eisler

When is the best time would be for you to start meditating? Here are four good reasons why you should trade your snooze button for a morning meditation.

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3 minute focus

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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mindful goal setting

5 Steps to Mindful Goal Setting

By Melissa Eisler

What happens if you set resolutions and goals when your mind isn’t settled? Follow these steps to find focus and make sure your New Year’s goals lead to a productive and happy New Year. 

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yoga nidra

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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early days of meditation

Confession: My Early Days of Meditation

By Melissa Eisler

Starting a meditation practice was one of the hardest things I’ve done. But it’s also been one of the most valuable. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane with me as I discuss my early days with meditation. 

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meditating on desk

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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Heart Hands

What's Compassion Got to Do with Mindfulness?

By Melissa Eisler

Find out how mindfulness and compassion go hand-in-hand, and get a simple compassion meditation you can try on your own.

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woman with tea

How to De-stress in 5 Minutes or Less

By Melissa Eisler

It takes less than 5 minutes to get stressed—so we should know how to de-stress in a flash, too. Here are 11 ways to de-stress in 5 minutes or less.

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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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Reflections in Journal

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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Quarter Lotus

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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Infographic: Your Body on Meditation

By Melissa Eisler

Find out, in a fun and visual way, just how much a few minutes of daily meditation can do for your health.

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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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meditation techniques

11 Meditation Styles and Techniques Explained

By Melissa Eisler

There are many different seated meditation styles, from mantra to mindfulness … and the list goes on. What’s the difference? And which one’s best?

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post-work meditation

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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