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Get comfortable... but not too comfortable.
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"Take in a deep breath .. now breathe out. Just feel the f*cking nonsense float away."
Preserving the brain's most important tissue -- the neuron-rich gray matter -- could be accomplished through meditation, according to a new study at the University of California at Los Angeles. As ear...
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If you always want to be somewhere else or be someone else, you'll lose sight of the fact that "peace is in the present. Thus, I have developed three techniques to place me squarely in the here and now and anchor me there.
Think of it as time just for you.
Summer can usher in a lot of commitments and meditation is a helpful way to set the tone for the coming months so we enjoy life rather than deal with stress. I have outlined a simple method of breathing to get you started so that anyone, at any age, can enjoy meditating.
I truly believed that meditation was great for other people -- but not for me. I couldn't sit still, couldn't quiet my mind, didn't feel like I was good at it. And you know, overachievers like me, we like to be good at things right away. I was seeking less challenge, more comfort zone. But you can't grow in your comfort zone.
Meditation restores a sense of inner calm, focuses the mind and releases stress. It helps us maintain steadiness amidst the life changes and emotional shifts we experience on a daily basis. But when w...