Spiritual Meditation: 11 Ways to Enlighten Your Mind

Spiritual meditation is different from mainstream meditation in that it focuses on connecting with something greater and deeper than ourselves. Normal meditation – the kind you read about in...

Discover the Joy of Doing Nothing

Zen teacher Pat Enkyo O’Hara teaches us the practice of Shikantaza. Doing nothing but sitting and breathing, we rest in flowing awareness beyond the...

10 Terrific Benefits of a Morning Meditation Practice

If you feel like the day has already peaked by the time you’ve gotten out of bed, you’re not alone. It’s easy to feel...

Your Favorite Meditation of the Year

Tonglen meditation, or “sending and taking,” is an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion. With each in-breath, we take in others’ pain. With each...

I Started Meditating With My Fiancé, and I Swear It’s Making...

It was one of those mornings - our alarm didn't go off, I had a throbbing headache, the dog had an accident on the...

Visualization Meditation: Types, Techniques and Tips

What do you see when you meditate? Perhaps your answer is a resounding “nothing!”–and this is perfectly okay. However, even though a state of...

Yoga For Improving Memory and Concentration

Intelligence, memory, and concentration are human traits that are highly valued and sought after. There are various yogic techniques that stimulate the brain and...

Loving-Kindness Meditations Make People Happier, Study Says

Meditation is intended to bring peace and clarity to the people who practice it. For the anxious mind, though, meditation can often become a...

How The 7 Chakra Colors Can Help You Feel & Heal

Chakras are the body's energy centers. The main seven chakras run up the spinal cord—beginning at the base of the spine and ending at...

What to Do When Thoughts Arise While Meditating

The mind often wanders in meditation—and it’s normal. Elisha Goldstein, psychologist and founder of the Mindful Living Collective, explores how to deal with both...