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Becoming a Conscious Leader with Megan Marini – Meditation Article

Megan Marini is a speaker on emotional intelligence and conscious leadership. After leaving a job in finance to teach yoga, she dove into wellness and leadership. Later attending Naropa, a contemplative psychology and Buddhist college where she started building communities and mission driven brands. Today she runs Boston Men’s Group, a project that prepares men for the shifting power dynamics in the workforce through leadership and self-awareness training. LINKS: Megan’s WebsiteBoston Men’s Group Megan’s Facebook PageMegan’s Twitter PageMegan’s Instagram PageMegan’s…

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White Matter VS Grey Matter – Meditation Article

April 1, 2020 The left and the right side of the brain are different. We only use 10% of the brain. Alcohol kills brain cells. Too much TV will rot your brain.  Did you spot the brain myths in that first paragraph?  We hear a lot about the brain, but how much do we really know about the mysterious organ that makes us who we are? There are a lot of myths about the brain, and the insidious “10%” is…

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How to Meditate Outdoors With Us Right Now – Meditation Article

9 Reach your arms above you. Grab hold of your left wrist with your right hand. Pull your arm up and to the right. Hold for five, four, three, two, one. Drop your arms. Reach your arms above you. This time, grab your right wrist with your left hand. Pull yourself to the left. Hold for five, four, three, two, one. Drop your arms. You can do this as much as you want, whenever you want. This is only a…

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Tonglen: a practice of compassion for self and other – Meditation Article

In response to the current coronavirus crisis, I’m putting together a FREE course on how we can find calmness and balance when things around us are falling apart. It’ll start on April 10, and will consist of 28 guided meditations, accompanied by just a few written words for context. The materials are delivered by email. Click here to enroll in the free course. I’ve also created a compassion practice to help us remain open to the suffering within and around…

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4 Simple Tips to Achieving Long, Healthy Hair Fast – – Meditation Article

Growing your hair can take a painstakingly long time. On average, your hair grows about half an inch per month; that is only six inches additional length after one year. Long HairAlthough short hair will continue to be popular, there is no question that luscious long locks are making a comeback as shown by fashion icon Kim Kardashian. Luckily, there are ways that can help you achieve a Rapunzel-like crowning glory without waiting for an eternity. What is in Your…

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Improv and the Art of Being Present – Meditation Article

  I have minimal experience acting or performing, and recently I pushed an edge of mine and took an 8-week class in improv comedy which culminated in a showcase performance. My personal goals with taking the class were to spend more time out of my analytical mind and be more fluid and let my natural silliness come out more. I didn’t quite realize how similar the teachings of improv would be to the teachings of meditation and mindfulness. You Already…

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Calm in the Chaos: A Survival Guide – Meditation Article

March 18, 2020 Let’s just pause and take a collective, audible *EXHALE*  Uncertainty and stress are bubbling up in all of our lives to various degrees given the current global health pandemic, and we are all experiencing this together.  Though we don’t know exactly what the future holds, you do have an opportunity to take this stressful time one day at a time – doing what you can to keep yourself healthy, calm, and connected.   To help you find a…

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A Conversation With One of the Most Sought-After Meditation Teachers in America – Meditation Article

Excerpts from an interview with Rob Roth – read the full article on Parade. Have you ever wondered what the Transcendental Meditation technique is? What is the mysterious technique beloved by so many celebrities? Well wonder no more, Parade interviewed Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation who has answered all your questions. What is Transcendental Meditation (TM)?Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a mental technique that is practised for 15 to 20 minutes twice a day, sitting comfortably with the…

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The Way of Nourishment: The Art of Healing From The Inside Out – Meditation Article

“The Awakening” Tending to my nourishment and pleasure isn’t something I was taught when I was younger. If anything, I was surrounded by those who would suffer for their nourishment and pleasure. I grew up in a society and culture that revered productivity and perseverance, driven to achieve the American dream at the expense of health and wellbeing. I can say, with certainty, that the vast majority of us were never taught the skills and resources needed to best care…

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Not Your Average 8th Grade Science Project – Meditation Article

March 24, 2020 Our team at Muse received a request from one very bright 8th grader at Emery/Weiner School in Houston Texas. His name is Joshua Kaplan, and was in need of our help for his science fair project. Joshua’s curiosity lead him to investigate the effects of different lighting on states of stress and relaxation. We were lucky enough to have him write to us and ask for support! See below for Joshua’s post: My name is Joshua Kaplan,…

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How to Sleep With Coronavirus Anxiety – Meditation Article

Many people spend their nights now tossing and turning, struggling to unglue from the constant scroll of coronavirus news updates.But, while there is no body or life hack to make you impervious to the touch of disease, we do know that sleep is key to helping our bodies stay healthy. “Sleep is an essential part of protection from and response to any infection,” said Douglas B. Kirsch, a neurologist and former president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. But…

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Take Refuge in Your Body – Meditation Article

When the storms of life hit, your body can be a place of refuge and healing. Cyndi Lee says it starts with making friends with your body. Photo by Borislav Zhuykov / Stocksy United. My beagle, Little Bit, can sense a storm gathering. The reason I know this is because Little Bit uses the language of her body to communicate her fear. From just the slightest shift in air pressure, her chunky little body starts quivering. Then, at the first…

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media – Meditation Article

HuffPost is part of Verizon Media. Click ‘I agree’ to allow Verizon Media and our partners to use cookies and similar technologies to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads. We will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products. Learn more about how we use your data in our Privacy Centre. Once you confirm your privacy choices here, you can make changes at any time by…

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Online Meditation Groups – One Mind Dharma – Meditation Article

Online Meditation Groups (Last Updated On: March 23, 2020)With all of the closures of various meditation centers due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have received messages from many people looking for resources to continue their practice. Although sitting in person with a community is perhaps your preferred way to interact with a community, there are options available to continue practicing online. If you have an offering or know of an offering we are missing on our list, please let us…

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Meditating in Challenging Times [A COVID-19 Message] – Meditation Article

Hello friends, this is John Dupuy, CEO of iAwake Technologies. We are all experiencing some very challenging times on our planet with the advent of the pandemic, the coronavirus. I’ve seen a lot of reactions to it, but one of the reactions I see coming up most is fear, and a sense of loss. Our lives have been disrupted: my gym closed two days ago, a place where I work out every day. We can’t go to restaurants. We can’t…

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Can Meditation Replace Sleep? – – Meditation Article

Several yogis and meditators have reported sleeping just one hour per night as a result of their deep meditation practice. But whether meditation can actually replace sleep is a question that requires some scientific investigation.While there are many anecdotes of people needing less sleep when they start meditating, science helps us understand whether meditation is a good substitute for sleep. In this article, we’ll first cover how meditation can improve sleep quality and the extent to which it can replace…

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Guided Loving Kindness Meditation – About Meditation – Meditation Article

(The script for this guided meditation comes from Tom Lynch, PHD at http://RadicallyOpen.net.) When times are tough, sometimes the best way to clear your head and open your heart is to focus on other people. So in that spirit, I’ve recorded a Loving Kindness Meditation for you. I think we could all use a little extra love right now. Love for ourselves and love for each other and love for those folks on the front lines of the viral pandemic…

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How To Deepen Your Meditation Practice – Meditation Article

March 19, 2020 Meet Scott Ste Marie. He’s on a mission to demystify mental health. Scott leads group meditations at the Muse HQ on Tuesday mornings, and we had a chance to sit down with him to learn more about his work and meditation practice. Scott answered four questions about his experience with meditation. What type of meditation do you practice and why? What’s one recommendation you have for experienced meditators who want to deepen their practice? How do you create…

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The Week in Tech: How to Stop Coronavirus ‘Doomsurfing’ – Meditation Article

Each week, we review the week’s news, offering analysis about the most important developments in the tech industry.I should not have read the Imperial College coronavirus report before bed.The now-famous report by a team of British epidemiologists, which was posted online this week, laid out the worst-case scenario for the coronavirus, predicting that as many as 2.2 million Americans could die if the disease was left to spread unchecked.It’s an objectively terrifying document — scary enough that it jarred the…

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How to Do Metta – Lion’s Roar – Meditation Article

Kuan Yin, bodhisattva of compassion. Photo by Liza Matthews. Jack Kornfield on beginning this time-honored, heart-opening practice. In our culture, people find it difficult to direct loving-kindness to themselves. We may feel that we are unworthy, or that it’s egotistical, or that we shouldn’t be happy when other people are suffering. So rather than start loving-kindness practice with ourselves, which is traditional, I find it more helpful to start with those we most naturally love and care about. One of…

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Free Meditation Download and Free Resources to Help You During COVID-19 – Meditation Article

When I was meditating a couple of days ago, I had a very powerful and beautiful experience using our classic album, Schumann Holophonic, which consists of two half-hour tracks that entrain the brain to the dividing line between alpha and theta. This is also the “Schumann frequency” that is the vibration of the Earth (7.83 Hz). While I was meditating, I was feeling a great deal of love for all of you, and thought it would be a lovely thing to…

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Effective Ways to Relax and Recharge from Stress – – Meditation Article

Choosing to focus on your well-being may be difficult because of the never-ending demands of today’s society. Hustle culture seems to be the norm nowadays, where people often find ways to push themselves to the limit. Aside from this, financial demands are also increasing because of the expensive prices of goods and other necessities. Stress has become a common phenomenon everywhereAs a result, people try to put in more overtime at work. Some look for other sources of income to…

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5 Steps (Plus 1 Meditation) to Forgiveness – Meditation Article

Do you know how I know meditation is working in my life? For starters, I don’t shame myself or beat myself up about something I’ve done, or failed to do. I show myself the same kindness and compassion that I’d give to my best friend. For example, last week I spontaneously decided to drop in to a community meditation. (I love the collective energy of group meditation. Sharing silence is decadent and the ripple effect is powerful.) I stroll in…

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5 Questions With A Meditation Teacher To Improve Your Practice – Meditation Article

March 17, 2020 Meet Krista Schilter, a local meditation instructor that leads group meditations at the Muse HQ! She is the creator of a collection of Kundalini yoga experiences called Golden Chain: a deeply immersive kundalini yoga + meditation practice that includes dynamic movement (kriya), breath (pranayam) and mantra meditation. Krista answered five questions our Muse team was eager to get the answers too: What’s the hype around meditation? Why has it become so popular? How did meditation improve your life? What should…

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Hotels Were Rolling Out Tools to Help Calm Travelers. Then Coronavirus Hit. – Meditation Article

Hotels have always been in the business of providing a good night’s rest, but a growing number of brands are adding tools to help guests chill out and get to sleep.And that was before the anxiety caused by the coronavirus.“Well-being is top of mind for everyone today, and we think that’s going to continue in the future,” said Mia Kyricos, senior vice president and global head of well-being at Hyatt Hotels. “If you think about the world we live in…

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Meditation and the Coronavirus | Live and Dare – Meditation Article

The coronavirus is here, and the whole world is talking about it. But what does it have to do with meditation? Can meditation help keep you safe, calm and fearless in these times of chaos? Are there specific coronavirus meditations? This article aims to answer these questions. Behold, the natural uncertainty of life is now magnified! You may be anxious about catching the coronavirus, or worried about family and friends getting sick or dying. Perhaps you worry about the future of…

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How to Practice Bowing – Lion’s Roar – Meditation Article

When we bow to another person, says Brother Phap Hai, we honor both their goodness and our own. Illustration by Tomi Um. In the famed Lotus Sutra, there is a wonderful chapter in which we meet a bodhisattva named Never Despising. His practice was not doing long hours of sitting meditation, chanting the sutras, or reciting mantras. Upon seeing another person, he would put his palms together, bow, and say, “You will become a buddha one day!” This was bodhisattva…

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How can I find happiness if life won’t let me? – Meditation Article

Hi Andy — I just wondered where all this “happiness and kindness” is supposed to come from? What if we don’t feel particularly happy or kind? Work, life pressures, and other people don’t always make it easy for one to be happy. It’s also not easy to understand that, like the blue sky, happiness is always there. Is it? Easy to say, but not always to believe. ………………………………………. When we are not experiencing strong feelings of happiness or kindness it is…

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How To Plan Meal If You Have Type 2 Diabetes? – – Meditation Article

Do you want to make your own diabetes-friendly meals for lunch? Read on to learn some important nutritional reminders that you should keep in mind. Meal planning and preparation can sound overwhelming, especially if you lead a busy life. However, if you want to better manage your Type 2 diabetes, meal-prepping lunches can help you do so. The key to managing Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is to maintain blood sugar levels through both medical and nutritional interventions. However, many…

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Meditation is an Embrace of the Way Things are – Meditation Article

The profound opportunity that meditation gives you is the chance to completely free you from any adherence you have to your current interpretive framework. That means letting go of all of the ways that you make sense of your experience so that you can feel the ecstasy of non-conceptual pure awareness. If this doesn’t necessarily sound good to you, read on. Not Really Experiencing Reality You see, all the experiences we have, which means every sensation that runs through us,…

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