Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society
If you are a practitioner of meditation, the results of a new study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology will likely come as no surprise. But for some scientists, the revelation that meditating can actually trigger molecular changes is groundbreaking.
The researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison … More
May all beings be happy. May they live in safety and joy. All living beings, Whether weak or strong, Tall, stout, average or short, Seen or unseen, near or distant, Born or to be born, May they all be happy.
~ from the Metta Sutta
Sutta … More
Steven Handel, The Emotion Machine
This exercise will help increase concentration by using the breath as a focal point for meditation. It should take between 10-15 minutes depending on your natural pace of breathing. This is a great technique to use in the morning before you start your … More
Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Have you ever laid in bed trying to sleep while a constant stream of thoughts flow through your mind? Do you perpetually think about random thoughts throughout the day?
Law of Attraction
According to the Law of Attraction, you will receive whatever … More
Clyde, Fractal Enlightenment
Vipassana is the way to see things as they really are; it is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation that was rediscovered by Gautama Buddha more than 2500 years. He then taught vipassana as a way to enlightenment and a universal remedy … More
Amanda Froelich, Guest
How many times have you heard ‘meditation is good for you!’, yet you resist the actual act of sitting in silence because the mind is too great a foe to face? You’re not alone if the word ‘meditation’ strikes more fear than chords of peace, … More
Meditation makes you a master and the mind becomes a slave. And remember: the mind as a master is dangerous because, after all, it is a machine; but the mind as a slave is tremendously significant, useful.
“When I say, “Drop the ego, drop the mind,” I … More
Marc Oromaner, Contributor
Destiny is the path that leads you to the most terrifying thing in your life that most excites you. It’s a journey that requires you to grow to do what you are most passionate about—to do the thing you were born to do. If you … More
Debbie West, Contributor
Meditation, an ageless practice that involves clearing away the information overload that builds up in our psyche, is gaining popularity to deal with today’s fast-paced environment where our minds are constantly inundated with a steady stream of information. Stress often caused by “mind clutter” … More
Rebecca Gladding, M.D., Guest
I realized today that in all my posts regarding the brain and how to sculpt it with mindfulness, I’ve never actually explained how and why meditation works. Specifically, the science behind how your brain changes the longer you meditate. I think this is … More
Deane Alban, Contributor
Of course you know that your thoughts are generated by your brain. But you may not have considered that in many very real ways, your thoughts create your brain, too. Let’s see how this can be so.
How Thoughts Change Your Brain
Every thought … More
Paul Lenda, Guest
In moments of stress, anxiety and other intense harmful mind states that we experience within our lives, it can be difficult to keep our focus on positive personal development. The thought of becoming an enlightened sage radiating seemingly-perpetual positive energy can seem far off… an … More
Christina Sarich, Staff Writer
“You are not a being, you are a trembling — a continuous hectic activity. Patanjali’s asanas, postures, are concerned not really with any kind of physiological training, but an inner training of being, just to be — without doing anything, without any movement, without … More