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.

myths of meditation

10 Misunderstandings and Myths About Meditation

By Melissa Eisler

Meditation can seem intimidating. Will it take up all your time? Drive you into a cult? Here’s what’s true and what’s false when it comes to the myths about meditation.

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walking meditation

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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Jon Kabat-Zinn

Video: The Mindfulness Movement in America With Jon Kabat-Zinn

By Melissa Eisler

This conversation between Jon Kabat-Zinn and Soren Gordhamer is full of humor, research, and interesting perspectives on why mindfulness is gaining interest.

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first meditation

10 Rules for New Meditators

By Melissa Eisler

When you first decide to explore meditation, the practice can seem overwhelming. New meditators, embrace these 10 rules to answer the most common questions.

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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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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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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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Intention setting

Intention Setting 101

By Melissa Eisler

An intention is a guiding principle for how you want to live, and a way to bring heart and mind into alignment—during meditation, yoga or any area of life.

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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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Relax listening Music

Music for Meditation: 2 Playlists

By Melissa Eisler

Music is a powerful tool. It can boost your mood, spark an emotion, and calm the soul. Here are two playlists to set the mood for meditation and peace.

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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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