Practice

Fall Meditation to release

Fall Visualization to Release and Renew

By Melissa Eisler

Fall is your chance to let go of the old and make way for the new. Try this guided meditation to jump-start your fall journey and face the season with a plan for personal growth.

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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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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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Springtime Mindfulness

Springtime Mindfulness: 6 Ways to Invigorate Your Practice

By Melissa Eisler

Take advantage of the extra hours of daylight, vibrant colors, and excitement of the spring season with a springtime mindfulness practice.

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pre-meditation breathing sequence

10-Minute Pre-Meditation Breathing Sequence

By Melissa Eisler

Trouble sitting still in meditation? Try this 10-minute pre-meditation breathing sequence to help you get into a quiet, focused state for your mindfulness practice.

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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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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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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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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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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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intimacy with present moment

What Is MBSR?

By Melissa Eisler

The MBSR program was created in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts. UMass Center for Mindfulness sums up the benefits of the program well on their website, “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction has emerged as an effective, scientifically-tested method for reducing physical and psychological suffering while building resilience, balance and peace of mind.” Learn about my experience in the course.

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