Mindful Living

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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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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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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How Are They Impacting Other People? – Meditation Article

March 12, 2020 At Muse, we are happy to support and be supported by ambassadors! Our network of ambassadors use meditation to improve their lives daily and share the benefits of meditation with their network. Get to know our Elite Ambassadors and learn how a steady meditation practice is helping with their mission in life. Ben Angel Bestselling author, Ben Angel, takes his audience on a journey into the entrepreneurial mind. He uncovers why we do what we do through…

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How To Cultivate Compassionate Curiosity In Your Meditation Practice – Meditation Article

March 4, 2020 Chrissy is an inspiring yoga and meditation instructor, writer, and artist. Her meditations are approachable and full of heartfelt wisdom. Read as she shares her perspective on cultivating curiosity and how it can help meditation practice. Meditation can be an insightful and transformative practice. It can teach us so much about our patterns, but let’s face it—it’s not always easy to sit with our experience and tolerate what we observe. The truth is: Meditation is hard. Regardless…

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3 Meditation Techniques for Beginners – Meditation Article

February 27, 2020 After hosting an in-office morning meditation with the Muse team, we had the chance to sit down with Inna – the founder of UTKATA Yoga. She answered three fundamental meditation questions: What does meditation mean to you? What’s the No. 1 piece of advice you’d give to people who struggle with meditation? What are three techniques a beginner meditator can do to build a meditative practice? 1. What does meditation mean to you? Inna: For me, meditation…

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Unsubscribing From Your Thoughts – Melli O’Brien – Meditation Article

The human mind is a double-edged sword. On the upside, it enables us to plan, solve problems, create goals and work towards our dreams… But the dark side of the human mind is that it also tends to haunt our inner world with unhelpful and painful thoughts. We experience self-criticism, rumination and worry. For many of us, that inner voice can become our own worst enemy, crushing our self-esteem or driving us to feel constantly stressed, negative or anxious. Why…

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What is meditation and how do we practice it’s many forms? – Meditation Article

January 24, 2020 In this video, Muse co-founder Ariel Garten explains in simple terms what, exactly, meditation is. You’ve heard about it, have friends who do it, and have maybe even tried it yourself, but what exactly is it?   She mentions that there are many different forms of meditation and lists a few examples. We went into a bit more detail on each one and explained some of the advantages. Walking Meditation Walking Meditation sounds simple, but there’s more…

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Understanding Karma – Melli O’Brien – Meditation Article

Few concepts are as misunderstood as the concept of karma. It’s often perceived as a kind of reward and punishment system that is woven into the fabric of the universe. People may assume that the more good deeds they do, the more they will be rewarded with good fortune. Or some people might witness someone experiencing something painful and say it’s just their karma. They must have created this situation. It’s just fate. There is often a feeling that the…

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Muse S – Starter Guide – Meditation Article

January 7, 2020 Hello and welcome to the Muse community!    Here’s some important information on how to get the most out of your new Muse S. This guide will provide instructions on how to get the best fit with your Muse S Device, helpful tips on each of the different meditation experiences including the all-new Go-to-Sleep Journey section, and how to interpret your post-session results. The Muse S Experience  How are Go-to-Sleep Journeys different/similar to everything else you can…

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7 Gift Ideas For the Biohacker in Your Life – Meditation Article

December 2, 2019 There’s someone in your life that you know is into biohacking, but you’ve got a problem: you have no idea what “biohacking” is. Lucky you, you’ve got a friend on the inside who knows that biohacking is a fancy term for improving the body and mind with a variety of methods. The term is also pretty broad: biohacking can be as simple as intermittent fasting to as futuristic as implanting a chip in your hand to unlock your…

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Staying Sane in a Hectic World – Spiritual Article

Sometimes, the thought of huge city buildings, constant traffic and people everywhere stresses me out a lot. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the hectic chaos of everyday life, which is why I try and take time every day to find little pieces of happiness. You may ask, what is a little piece of happy? That’s just my name for little moments of nature that you notice and find pretty. It’s those moments when you see a gorgeous sunset…

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9 Gift Ideas for Your Athletic Friend This Holiday Season – Meditation Article

December 16, 2019 Fitness is such a personal choice that it can be difficult to buy a gift for someone who’s all-in on athletics. If you’re stumped on what to get for the work-out freak in your life, here are some suggestions we love from across the fitness world that will please even the most hardcore athlete on your list. Sitting at the top of many “best shoes of 2019” lists is the Hoka One One Carbon X. Hoka’s shoes…

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The Perfect Gift Guide For Health & Wellness Lovers – Meditation Article

December 16, 2019   Take the edge off the holidays with these health and wellness gifts for your loved ones who already are (or really need to be) centred and calm in a stressful time of year. Designed for home or office, the Ember Mug does more than simply keeping your coffee hot. This smart mug allows you to set an exact drinking temperature so that your coffee is never too cold, or too hot. But that’s not all. Ember…

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When You Don’t Know What to Do with Your Life – Meditation Article

I have great news. You don’t have to know ‘what to do with your life.’ You don’t don’t need a ten-year plan. You don’t need to wait till you ‘get there’ or wait to ‘reach your potential’. You just need to be present each moment, each day⁠—respond to what arises, learn and iterate. Think about the rhythm of your personal evolution as circular, not linear. It is an ongoing process of play and experimentation with life, learning, reflection and refinement.…

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Are the Things That Matter Getting Your Attention? – Meditation Article

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~ Mary Oliver Are the things that matter most getting your time and attention, or are you too busy for them? Are you finding time to enjoy the things that light you up and make you happy, or are they being squeezed out of your over-full to-do list? Does life feel like a hectic rush or a balanced flow? When asked what surprised him…

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Meditation Studio Releases Apple Watch App – Meditation Article

October 25, 2019 New Meditation Studio Apple Watch App Makes It Even Easier to Listen to a Guided Meditation On-The-Go. Meditation Studio by Muse, a 5-star rated meditation app with more than 700 guided meditations and 6 courses, has released a new Apple Watch app, now available for download on the App Store.  Notable New Features The new Meditation Studio Apple Watch app allows iOS app users to launch a recently played meditation right from their watchface, making it easier…

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Why Mindful Listening Is a Radical Act of Love – Meditation Article

When was the last time you felt truly seen and heard by someone? Can you remember what it felt like? Perhaps you can remember a feeling of being cared about? Maybe you felt relaxed, calm and open? When someone gives us their undivided attention the message it sends is ‘I care,’ ‘I’m here for you,’ ‘I’m listening.’ But that kind of attentiveness is quite rare these days. When listening to another person, we are often there in body but not…

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How to Let Go of Judgement and Open to Love – Meditation Article

A friend of mine recently shared with me a story from spiritual teacher Ram Dass. It was such a beautiful reminder and had such an impact on me that I wanted to retell it and share it with you all too. “When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of…

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On Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500™ – Meditation Article

November 25, 2019 Interaxon attributes its revenue growth to the successful launch of Muse 2 and the acquisition of Meditation Studio App. Interaxon announced it was included in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America, now in its 25th year.  Interaxon’s chief executive officer, Derek Luke, credits the successful launch of Muse® 2, the meditation headband, as well as the acquisition of the Meditation…

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The Emperor’s New Clothes: A Story About Embracing Authenticity and Courage – Meditation Article

Have you ever done something that wasn’t quite authentic simply to impress other people? Have you ever gone along with something that didn’t feel right out of fear of what others might think of you if you spoke up? There’s a story about this you might remember from your childhood. Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ is a fairy tale about two con men who pretended to be weavers and convinced the Emperor they had a magical fabric with…

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3 Daily Practices to Keep You Energized – Meditation Article

One of the greatest tricks that has really helped me live a happier, healthier life is establishing a rhythm to the day. This allows me to sustain just the right amount of energy needed to get me through my daily tasks without feeling depleted. Staying evenly energized isn’t just good for your productivity, but also your health: Ayurveda teaches that if you overheat or have too little energy, you are prone to a host of systemic problems including attention and…

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Muse Team Interview: Nicole from Research – Meditation Article

November 4, 2019 What do you expect when you head into work for the day? For many, you’ll expect to speak with some customers or crunch some numbers. For Nicole Proulx, however, going to work looks very different. Nicole is on the Muse Research Team. Being a Canadian neurotech company that specializes in processing the world’s largest volume of EEG data in new and unique ways, Muse takes research and development very seriously! From brainstorming new applications for biosensing technologies…

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Brené Brown on Letting Go of Blame – Meditation Article

When painful or difficult things happen in life, how do you react? Do you immediately want to know whose fault it is? Blaming is the habit of making other people or things ‘wrong’ or responsible when difficult things happen to us. According to research professor, author and speaker Brené Brown, we mostly blame when we are in pain or angry. “Here’s what we know from the research,” she says, “Blame is simply the discharging of discomfort and pain. It has…

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A Meditation to Enjoy the Great Outdoors – Meditation Article

Going green is so good for you, and we’re not just talking about spinach smoothies. Studies show that being in nature can improve memory, promote sharper thinking, enhance the ability to focus, and improve mood as well as immune function. Living in a city is no excuse. You can find patches anywhere and everywhere. Make it a habit to get fresh air at least twice a day to soothe your mind and restore mental energy. Listen to this guided meditation…

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Muse Referral Program: Gift 30, Get 30 – Meditation Article

July 31, 2019 The Muse Gift $30, Get $30 program allows you to earn promotional  Muse Credit to use on the future purchase of Muse products from www.choosemuse.com. How it works: Share: Send $30 of Muse Credits to a friend through the Muse app When you share your unique discount code with a friend, they’ll get $30 to spend on Muse products and services from www.choosemuse.com. This excludes accessory only purchases (ie only purchasing a Hardcase).   Earn: Once your friend uses their $30…

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The Simplest Way to Settle a Busy Mind – Meditation Article

Do you feel busy, stressed or overwhelmed on a daily basis? Do you find it hard to make time for play and rest in the midst of your overfull to-do list? Most of us would probably describe ourselves as busy these days. Sometimes we feel stuck in the rat race, or locked in the daily grind. Although these phrases point to a not so pleasant state of being, many of us seem strangely drawn to it. We may complain that…

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5 Tips For A Mindful Summer – Meditation Article

August 12, 2019 It’s that time again… as much as we’d like to ignore it, heading into August reminds us that summer will soon come to an end.  The good news? Summer’s not over yet! To help you squeeze every last drop out of the warm weather, here are our 5 tips for a more mindful summer. 1. Create a Summer Bucket List Creating a bucket list, or a list of things you’ve been wanting to do for a while…

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10 Peaceful Books That Will Help You This Year – Meditation Article

At the start of the year, many of us are looking for clear, irrefutable wisdom that we can call upon at any given moment and know it will make a difference to us. Hundreds of self-help books get published annually, providing us with exercises, techniques and insights to assist us as we set new goals and intentions for the upcoming year. We hope that by reading these books, we will be transformed into the beings that we have always longed…

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What Is Interoception and How Can It Help You? – Meditation Article

August 16, 2019 Let’s try something: close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and feel the weight of your body in your chair or on the floor. For those of us who practice regular meditation, these steps are as easy as breathing, but how are we able to focus on our breathing? How do we “feel” the weight of our body? The answer is interoception. Most people would agree there are five senses – sight, smell, taste, touch, and sound.…

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