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The 15-Minute Guided Meditation Video to Start Your New Year Off Right

Holiday travel and time spent with family and friends can be amazing, but all the celebratory meals, drinks, and out-of-whack sleep schedules and air travel can take a toll. Your body is likely looking for a reset, and the stress of returning to work after all the festivities can be overwhelming. Repair your body and mind all at once with a simple routine of mindful meditation to get you back to your grounded, happy self. (Here’s why you should meditate, and how to start). This guided meditation can be done anywhere…

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How to Do Meditation: A Beginner’s Guide

When was the last time you sat down in a quiet corner with complete awareness of yourself, your breath and your immediate surroundings? Not in a really long time, isn’t it? We’re so used to ‘multi-tasking’ in our daily lives that being consumed with myriad thoughts, all at once, has become second nature to most of us. We’re zipping through meetings, taking work home, working while on vacation and thinking about the next break when at work. It’s a stressful life and we only have ourselves to blame for it….

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Regular Meditation May Reduce Risk of Memory Loss in Elderly

A new study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, shows that older adults who practice meditation regularly may have improved memory functions and better objective cognitive performance  than those who don’t. Moreover, these two functions are also key risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that destroys your memory and also affects your thinking and behavioral skills. Researchers from West Virginia University in the United States found out that in older adults with subjective cognitive decline, a condition that may represent a preclinical stage of Alzheimer’s disease, practicing…

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The Stress of the Holidays – and 2016 – May Make This the Perfect Time to Try Meditation

If we can agree on one thing, it’s that this holiday season is especially stressful. This year it’s not just about the crush of shopping, decorating, cooking and traveling, but the whirl of emotions about getting together with friends and family, some of whom may disagree with you on matters more weighty than whose holiday sweater is ugliest. It may be the year to spike the eggnog. Better yet, it may be the year to try meditation. We spoke to Tara Brach, a psychologist, teacher and founder of the Insight…

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Have you tried ‘running meditation’ yet?

It’s said that there’s nothing like a good run around the block to work off the day’s steam and stress. But the next time you do so, don’t just lace up and take off without a thought. Instead, try running meditation, considered the ‘zen’ of running. What it is Mindfulness has been talked about a lot of late – with meditative eating, working and walking, becoming a huge trend. And meditative running too, is about a heightened awareness of the self (different sensations) and of the surrounding, as you run….

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These Yoga, Exercise, And Meditation Apps Can Help You Shake That Stress

Americans, as many will admit, are perpetually overworked and invariably sedentary. Despite the endless options for getting in shape – gym memberships, trainers, Class Pass – doing so still remains as hard as ever. Fitting in time for a workout between home-and-commute-and-job-and-commute-and-home is next to impossible as work hours extend, stress levels spike, and our daydreams all involve going back to sleep. And while there’s a plethora of apps to make you move more and worry less, choosing the right one can be so daunting that it just adds to…

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