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.
Despite being a self-described ‘pre-crastinator, professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and psychologist Adam Grant says those who slow down — even procrastinate — tend to be more creative, original thinkers. On the value of procrastination, Grant said, “People who started early and then put it away for a while and […]
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.
Meditation is a simple, effortless process for some, but can feel like a daunting challenge for others. If you’re struggling to get over the hump of beginning a practice, start with some alternative activities—like playing music and coloring— that can incite a clearer state of mind. Here are some ideas.
Want to quiet your mind? The So Hum mantra has a special meaning and is great for those new to meditation—find out why.
If you’ve ever felt your blood pressure rise behind the wheel or on public transport, you may need to learn how to upgrade your commute. 500 million people around the world commute to work, for 40 minutes on average—each way. Not only that, but many consider it the worst part of their day. If you’re […]
I know you’re busy. We all are… The question though, is WHY. How did we evolve into such busy creatures? Are we so busy because we really have so much to do? Or are we busy because it makes us feel important? Or because we’re avoiding something? Americans are especially obsessed with this idea of […]
Contrary to popular belief, meditation is simple to learn. You can learn without a teacher and at your own pace. There are myriad techniques and as you begin to cultivate this wonderful habit, you will eventually stick to a technique that works best for you. By setting aside between two and five minutes each day, […]
This week’s post is by guest blogger Giovanni Dienstmann, a fantastic meditation teacher with a lot of wisdom to share. Please enjoy his perspective. There are countless ways a meditation practice can benefit you in your life, from physical and mental health to emotional life and performance. But the real point that meditation addresses, and that makes it widely relevant and universal, […]
The Mettā, or Maitrī, meditation is a loving-kindness practice. Mettā is the Pali word, Maitrī is the Sanskrit word, literally translating to mean unconditional friendliness to oneself and others. The practice is ancient and stems from the Buddhist tradition of cultivating compassion. But really, a Mettā practice need not be affiliated to any religion, culture […]