A Meditation to Get Your Goals Back on Track

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.

How to Find Time to Meditate

“When people say to me, ‘I don’t have time to meditate.’ I reply, ‘Do you have time to feel like crap?’” ~Gabrielle Bernstein Our culture fuels the busy badge, where people proudly proclaim that they’re too busy to do the things they should and want to be doing. But the truth is—we make time for […]

What Is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra—known as yogic sleep—is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. I’ve heard that an hour of yoga nidra can be as restorative as four hours of regular sleep (although I could not find the research to back this up). The first time I […]

The 4 Fundamental Meditative States

I just got back from an amazing long weekend at Wanderlust, where I took a workshop called “Meditation: The Four Phases of the Mind.” In May, I wrote a post explaining 11 different meditation styles and techniques. While helpful and detailed, the teacher in this class, Charlie Knoles, took the overview a level up—and it’s […]

11 Meditation Styles and Techniques Explained

*This post was adapted from the book, The Type A’s Guide to Mindfulness: Meditation for Busy Minds and Busy People. Available in paperback or Kindle edition on Amazon. The first thing most people think of when they hear about mindfulness is seated meditation—which is by far the most discussed and studied tool for mindfulness. But […]

10 Rules for New Meditators

When you first decide to explore meditation, the practice can seem overwhelming. The dozens of meditation styles can make the basic steps sound far more complicated than they actually are. If you’re new, step back from all of the details and embrace these ten rules. They’ll guide the basic foundation for your meditations and answer […]