Meditation for Beginners

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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visualization techniques

Ease Anxiety with These 5 Visualization Techniques

By Melissa Eisler

Overwhelmed with work? Got public speaking nerves? Fearful of flying? Anxiety comes in many different forms and can arrive without notice. It’s important to have some go-to relaxation techniques for managing anxiety when it decides to rear its ugly head.

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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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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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destress in 5 minutes

10 Ways to De-stress in Just 5 Minutes

By Melissa Eisler

It can take only an instant to feel stress, so it’s only right that we should know how to de-stress in a flash, too. Here are 10 things to do when you need to de-stress and only have a few minutes to spare.

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mindfulness for kids

Infographic: 15 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

By Melissa Eisler

Whether you’re a parent, auntie, grandmother, teacher, nanny or otherwise spend time with kids, try these 15 different ways to introduce kids to mindfulness.

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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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mindful coloring

10 Ways to Clear Your Mind Without Meditating

By Melissa Eisler

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.

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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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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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