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Goldie Hawn's MindUp Program for Children - About Meditation

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Hawn's MindUp program includes teaching children to meditate. It helps them develop social and emotional intelligence, and be happier and less stressed.
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We need high profile people leading the way and getting meditative practices into schools.

About Meditation
Promoting the simplicity, elegance, and power of meditation to transform lives, calm the noise, and provide tools to support growth and Self knowledge. http://www.aboutmeditation.com
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7 Reasons You Should Start Meditating Right Away

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Still not convinced that sitting still and focusing your mind will do you a world of good? Here are seven reasons you should start meditating, stat.
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"Meditation is kind of weird. When you meditate, you’re trying to lose yourself, and in the losing, find a deeper you. Isn’t that the opposite of what it means to be a productive and contributing member of society? Well, there’s a lot of research showing that regular meditation practice can enhance your productivity and focus. And let’s be honest, who couldn’t use a deep infusion of calm focus? Here are seven reasons you should start meditating right away."

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5 Simple Steps To Create A Meditation Habit That Sticks - About Meditation

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How do you create a meditation habit that sticks? Here are 5 simple steps to ensure you create an enduring meditation habit that will change your life.
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[Audio] How To Practice Free & Focused Awareness Meditation - About Meditation

[Audio] How To Practice Free & Focused Awareness Meditation - About Meditation | About Meditation | Scoop.it
How do you practice free and focused awareness meditation techniques? What's the difference between them. This guided meditation immerses you in both.
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4 Tips To Reclaim Your Center & Ground Your Being

Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Practice Mindfulness To Curb Anxiety And Depression

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A new study has found that group mindfulness therapy can be just as effective in treating depression and anxiety as the more common cognitive behavioral therapy.

Via Melanie Greenberg, Dimitris Tsantaris
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More and more of this research is emerging...

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Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, December 1, 2014 2:02 PM

The power of #mindfulness to relieve emotional distress.

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a little meditation goes a long way

Guido's comment, December 7, 2014 6:31 PM
This technique talks about a type of mindfulness which helps people to suppress their Anxiety Attacks. This technique focuses on the present and not on the past. Anxiety is something rooted in the brain which is caused by a fear full event in the past (Myers, 2014). This unpleasant memory is something we can either remember or we cannot. In that case it is stored in the brain without us knowing about it and be the cause for the Anxiety Attacks (Janov, 2013). With this therapy, people will never deal with their unpleasant memories or find the root causes for their Anxiety Attacks. It therefore only may help at the moment to suppress an Anxiety Attack but it will never prevent/cure it for coming back in the future.
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Janov, A. (2013). The orgigins of Anxiety, Panic and Rage Attacks. Activitas Nervosa Superior , 55-71.
Myers, D. G. (2014). Exploring Psychology in Modules. Worth Publishers.

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How To Build Your Mindful Presence (And Your Grey Matter Too!) - About Meditation

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What is mindful presence and how do you cultivate it? Mindful presence is a powerful way to live in the world, fully immersed in the present moment.
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What Does Meditation Feel Like?

What does meditation feel like? When you let go very deeply, what’s happening in your awareness? There are different hallmarks of deep meditation. As you move deeper into meditation, you begin to recognize these for yourself. Here are two key characteristics of deep meditation you might recall from your own experience. Nowhere To Go When you are absorbed in meditation, you have the overwhelming feeling that there is nowhere to go in all the world. You are in the middle of everything. In fact, your house could be burning down, your kids could be pulling on your mustache, and it’s still unlikely you’d want to respond. When you feel that there is nowhere to go, it’s significant. It’s the opposite of what many of us feel most of the time. It means that you really feel that everything is fine. And more than that, you feel that everything is perfect. Reality is whole and complete just as it is. You re convinced that you couldn t add a single thought, feeling, or experience to ma
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How To Master The Art of Being Alone - About Meditation

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How do you master the art of being alone? Genuine solitude is hard to find in our busy lives, but it can be a rich source of insight and renewal.
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Forget Your Stomach...What Are You Putting In Your Head? - About Meditation

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Do you pay attention to what goes on in your head? You can nourish your mind by refining the quality of your awareness. Meditation is a great way to do this
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A lot of us miss the power of consciously directing our awareness to improve our quality of life.

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The Most Important Thing You Can Learn In Meditation

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What is the most important thing you can learn from meditation? In letting everything go, you find that you don't need anything more to be truly happy.
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How does meditation improve your relationships?

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Does meditation improve your relationships? Here are some key insights into why and how meditation can enrich and deepen your close relationships.
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The Success Secret of Top-Level CEOs - About Meditation

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Many people are discovering how the consistent practice of meditation improves your response to life’s challenges. It seems logical that meditating would be a useful tool for business success, too. The changing nature of business often leaves us cloudy, stressed, and non-productive. Using meditation techniques can give you clarity to make better decisions. It helps …
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How To Accept Everything & Stop Struggling In Meditation

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Do you struggle against life or do you accept it as it is? Meditation teaches you how to accept life as it is and find deeper meaning in yourself.
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The One Thing You Must Do To Make Meditation A Habit - About Meditation

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How do you make meditation a habit and what does science tell us? Here is one thing you must do to ensure that you turn meditation into a lasting habit.
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Features some great data on habit formation from University College of London and lays to rest the myth that it takes 21 days to create a new habit.
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The Shocking Statistics Behind Creating A New Meditation Habit - About Meditation

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Are you trying to create a new meditation habit? If you are, there is one factor that's more important than any other for you to succeed in meditation.
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This topic seems especially relevant as we harness the New Year's momentum to make positive change in our lives. Can you relate to this?

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[Video] An Interview with Whole U’s Shannon O’Brien

This summer I was interviewed by Shannon O Brien, the founder of Whole U. Whole U. is a career and life strategy consultancy that supports balanced, purposeful Lives. I encourage you to learn more about Shannon s amazing work over at http://www.wholeu.info/. In this short interview we explore why meditation seems to be meeting a deep need in culture right now and we do a short guided meditation. I d love to know what you think. Thanks! The post [Video] An Interview with Whole U s Shannon O Brien appeared first on About Meditation.
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2014 Review: 18 Breakthrough Moments for Meditation and Mindfulness

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2014 was a breakthrough year for meditation and mindfulness. This resource guide highlights 18 breakthrough moments proving that meditation is here to stay.
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Do you have more to add to the list? This is a great compendium of significant moments.

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Meditation & Yoga 101: all the Basic Benefits in one Infographic.

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A care package for beginner's mind. elephant is full of in-depth articles on both yoga and meditation, discussing their benefits, backed by modern science.
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(Audio) The Present Moment: This Is It

Do you ever have those moments when you feel that everything in your life is crystal clear? Everything comes into resolution and you know that this moment is perfect just as it is. You have everything you need to be happy. This moment is full. The Present Moment Of course, teachers like Ram Dass and Eckhart Tolle have written classic books like Be Here Now and The Power Now that describe this phenomenon. Of course, they are talking about the radical immediacy of enlightened awareness. That kind of awareness is also a hallmark of deep and powerful meditation. In this special guided audio from meditation teacher Jeff Carreira, you ll experience a deep and powerful immersion in the present moment. Jeff skillfully leads you to the heart of your own awareness, stripped of the future, the past and your fears, and desires. I hope you enjoy this special guided meditation, which includes a gentle flute soundtrack from master flautist Rodrigo Tarrazza. One last thing, I also recommend you lis
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What Is The Dark Side Of Meditation? - About Meditation

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What is the dark side of meditation? As meditation goes mainstream, there are risks of practicing without a teacher or guide who knows the territory.
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“Does meditation have a dark side? Can a three thousand year old practice promoted by the Dalai Lama actually harm you? Well, the simple answer is yes. Like any new endeavor taken to extremes without proper guidance and preparation, it’s not without its risks. But it’s complex, and if you are interested in meditation, it’s worth learning about. And I’ll be honest with you, until recently I never gave it much thought. After meditating for 20 years, the broad arc of my experience has been exceedingly positive. But it’s included a healthy dose of pain, struggle, and suffering along the way. And I must admit, the emerging discussion around the shadow side of meditation has given me cause to reflect on my experiences."

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How To Quiet Your Mind In Meditation

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How do you quiet your mind? It's the most common question for new meditators. Truth is, the secret of meditation is learning how to ignore your busy mind.
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What Should You Do When You Get Bored In Meditation?

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Do you get bored in meditation? You're not alone. So what should you actually do when you get bored in meditation? Here are some tips to help your practice.
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Sam Harris on Spirituality without Religion, Happiness, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence

Sam Harris on Spirituality without Religion, Happiness, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence | About Meditation | Scoop.it
"Our world is dangerously riven by religious doctrines that all educated people should condemn, and yet there is more to understanding the h
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How To Conquer Anxiety And Negative Thoughts Through Meditation

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Do you suffer from anxiety and negative thoughts? Does your mind grind you down? Here's how meditation can help you overcome anxiety and negative thoughts.
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Meditation And The Art of Doing Nothing At All

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What is meditation? I mean, what actually happens when you sit down to meditate? One of my favorite answers to that question is simple. But I don’t think you’re going to like it. Here it is... Nothing. Yup. That's what happens when you meditate. Nothing at all. That’s what meditation is. The art of doing nothing.…
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