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How To Relieve Anxiety and Panic Attacks In 10 Minutes Or Less

We have all experienced some form of anxiety in our lives, whether we're anxious about a job interview or going on a first date. Yet, for people with an anxiety disorder, this feeling leads to distress and meddles with their ability t...

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Theanine: a 4000 Year Old Mind-Hack

Monks have been drinking tea for so many years to keep a state of “mindful alertness” during long times of meditating. But only in the last couple of years have studies shed light on why tea has this effect on the mind. The two elemen...

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Say Goodbye to Neck Pain and Stress-Related Tension with This Mindfulness Technique

Neck pain and stress-related tension are a regular struggle for many, but experts say meditation may be the key to longterm relief.

Most people have suffered from neck pain that won't quit or some other kind of stress-related te...

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Mindfulness May Be the Secret to Staying Healthy

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention – in an intentional and nonjudgmental way – to your own thoughts and feelings. Being more aware of your own self leads to reduced stress and increased positive emotions. But, it can also lead...

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Mantra of Trees: Why You Should Meditate in Nature

The spiritual history of the East tells us that most of the meditators attained self-realisation by meditating under trees. These seekers meditated under the Peepal tree or Banyan tree available in most parts of India. These two trees...

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13 Mind-Body Techniques To Ease Pain and Depression Naturally

Pains that we experience are caused by mental processes that can be affected by thoughts and emotions. Scientists still don't now everything about the connection between processes in the mind and the body but what we are certain is th...

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Mind Over Matter? Mindfulness Meditation For Pain Management

Pain is subjective. It is a sensory and emotional experience that can be influenced by countless factors, ranging from expectations to mood or even faith. Chronic pain can be highly despairing and significantly affect one’s quality of...

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Consciousness: The Mind Messing With the Mind

A paper in The British Medical Journal in December reported that cognitive behavioral therapy — a means of coaxing people into changing the way they think — is as effective as Prozac or Zoloft in treating major depression.

In wa...

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This School Replaced Detention with Meditation. The Results are Stunning

Imagine you're working at a school and one of the kids is starting to act up. What do you do? Traditionally, the answer would be to give the unruly kid detention or suspension.

But in my memory, detention tended to involve stari...

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The Science Behind Spiritual Enlightenment

Enlightenment is often described as peace, liberation, reading your full potential, becoming one with creation, constant happiness or support from the environment but is there an actual science behind it?

An en...

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Jungle Healing — An Ancient Technique for Body and Mind You Can Use Anywhere

One of the most overlooked tools used in traditional jungle medicine is full immersion in nature. I’m talking about isolation in the middle of the woods, surrounded by nothing but trees, grass, rocks, and the occasional furry passerby...

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10 Keys to Mindful Living Revealed By Meditation Experts
Mindful living has a simple goal: Do more things mindfully. There’s nothing more to it.
But, just because something is simple doesn’t mean that it’s easy. It’s anything but that. People say that even a little bit of min...
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New York's First Mobile Meditation Studio

Whether it's in the local meditation centre, a sangha member's private flat, or the once-a-week room rental in a highrise, committed urban meditators will always find a way to receive their awareness fix...

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How Living with an Open Heart Creates Hope

When I read James Doty’s New York Times bestseller, Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain, I was thoroughly enchanted. His story inspired me to believe that my future could be brighter than...

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Where Yoga and Shamanism Meet: Ancient Wisdom on a New Path

So how are yoga and shamanism connected? In 2006, Kripalu presenter Ray Crist was recovering from a serious illness. A yoga teacher, martial artist, and Reiki practitioner, Ray had spent four years traveling the world seeking those wh...

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How to Stop Being Overwhelmed at Work: Six Techniques for Beating Stress

When you are feeling

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The Math Behind Mindfulness, Meditation and Fighting Stress

The practice of mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular. It's only a matter of time this becomes yet another billion dollar industry with some good products teaching us how to train your mind.

I have been practicing mindfu...

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