Train Your Mind Using Mindfulness To Create Peace And Joy

In the mindfulness section of THE DAILY MEDITATION we share with you all the best ways to integrate mindfulness into your daily life.

Famous Rugby Players Giving Mindfulness Lessons For Free

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Twickenham, U.K—Harleguin F.C rugby club is giving free online mindfulness lessons to help support mental health. When you think about meditation you probably don’t think “Rugby”. Mindfulness and meditation are more often associated with either spiritual gurus or girls in yoga pants. But stereotypes be damned, because now, the lads over at Harlequin F.C rugby club are offering online mindfulness lessons to players, partners, and very soon, the entire online community.  [READ: Best Free Online Yoga, Mindfulness Classes] Stereotypes be damned! Mindfulness is the state of being consciously aware of the present moment in a nonjudgmental way [READ: Mindfulness for…

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Mindfulness For Anxiety Classes Free Right Now Via Hopkins
Neda Gould is giving free mindfulness for anxiety classes via John Hopkins.

Mindfulness For Anxiety Classes Free Right Now Via Hopkins

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Washington—Hopkins offers free classes in mindfulness for anxiety to its community. Hopkins is currently giving free classes in using mindfulness for anxiety to its community. Classes are led by Neda Gould, [Director, Mindfulness Program at Johns Hopkins]. Guided meditations are given three times a week to help participants handle anxiety. Neda Gould is concerned about the growing levels of anxiety around the U.S. In order to help relieve the symptoms of anxiety she is offering free mindfulness classes. This is just one of the many free meditation and yoga classes being given around the world in response to COVID-19 [READ:…

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Developing Mindfulness Skills Is Natural As We Age, Says Research
Research shows that developing mindfulness skills is a natural part of aging

Developing Mindfulness Skills Is Natural As We Age, Says Research

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Adelaide, Australia—New research from Flinders University shows that developing mindfulness is a natural part of aging.   Getting old usually brings with it many challenges, but one benefit of aging, according to Flinders University, is that we natural develop mindfulness skills. [READ: Mindfulness For Beginners] Healthy aging researchers state that when we compare older people to younger people, one of the key differences is that older people exhibit increased mindfulness. Mindfulness, the state of being consciously aware of the present moment and without judgment, naturally grows as we age. This would seem to explain why older people are less reactive…

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MY COVID-19 Isolation Meditation Challenge For You

Looks like now is the perfect time for an isolation-meditation challenge...  Unless you've been living in a silent retreat like Jardeo Leto for the past 12 weeks, you probably know that COVID-19 is spreading, and self-isolation appears to be the key to saving lives. That’s why I’ve created my Isolation Meditation Challenge for you. [READ: Coronavirus And Meditation / Yoga] If you’ve been wondering what to do while self-isolating because of coronavirus, I have an idea for you. Use this time as an opportunity to deepen your mindfulness practice. It might sound like a crazy time to focus on mindfulness…

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Mindful Lego Is All The Rage Now, Especially In Birmingham

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“Mindful LEGO” is one of the rising trends in the ever-burgeoning niche of mindfulness. One event in Birmingham UK proves just why we cannot get enough of mindfully putting LEGO blocks together. Take a look around this site and you will find literally hundreds of different mindfulness activities to try. One thing I didn’t see coming, however, was the rise of LEGO Mindfulness, which even has a book [LEGO: Build Yourself Happy: The Joy Of Play, available on AMAZON]. Well, come it did, and now LEGO mindfulness is a thing. Yes, the once Buddhist practice of mindfulness (which is being…

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5 Mindful Photography Exercises You’re Not Creative Enough To Try [Maybe]

Mindful photography is taking a stand against the current trend of mainstream competitive photography. It’s not about the one-upmanship or the desire to take the “best photo” and be number one. It’s a slower, more Zen style of photography. What Is Mindful Photography? Mindful photography is one of the many different kinds of mindfulness exercises. Just like with regular mindfulness meditation, the principle of mindful photography is to be consciously aware of the present moment and without judgment, while taking photos. Mindful photography is not about taking a good photo. It is about experiencing the world with the lens, not…

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Breakthrough Study Reveals Impact of Mindfulness on Eating Disorders

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A new study has revealed the staggering impact of mindfulness on eating disorders. There are more than 30 million people in the U.S who suffer from some form of eating disorder. And every 62 minutes one person dies as a result of it. Indeed, eating disorders have the highest death rate of any mental illness, and effect 13% of women in the U.S. An eating disorder is an illness characterised by irregular eating habits and concerns or distress about body shape or weight. The disorder results in unhealthy eating habits, usually characterised by eating excessive or inadequate food. Mindfulness is…

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Mindfulness Helps Prevent Addiction Relapse, Says New Study

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A new study has shown that mindfulness helps prevent addiction relapse. [READ: Meditation For Cravings] Addiction is recognised as a disease that has a debilitating effect on the suffering, causing everything from depression and anxiety to social problems. Many people with addictions struggle to quit in the first place. The nightmare that often happens, however, is that even when someone is successful in quitting addictions they eventually experience a challenge in life that causes them to relapse. This happened to me, myself, when I quit smoking only to later relapse when my father died. Under certain circumstances, the temptation to…

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Dan Harris Has Great Ideas To Make Mindfulness A Daily Habit

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Dan Harris, the author of 10% Happier and the man behind its corresponding app, recently spoke to ABC about ways to make mindfulness a daily habit. It’s something many of us struggle with. We know from science that mindfulness and meditation are excellent for our health. The sheer list of scientifically proven benefits of meditation proves that. But even though we know that it’s good for us, many of us struggle to find the time every day to make mindfulness a daily habit. Many people are struggling to jostle mindfulness with their daily lives. The average person’s daily life in…

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Mindful Dieting Led To His 60 LBS Weight Loss Transformation

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Mindful dieting was the key to Jeremy Bromwell’s 60LBS weight loss transformation. When Bromwell, 38, was left incapacitated after a terrifying motorcycle accidence, he changed his relationship with food, learned to eat mindfully, and ultimately lost a staggering 60LBS. It’s a truly inspiring weight loss transformation, and one that was created from a heighten consciousness of food. Bromwell had always been a highly active person, running half marathons and lifting weights at the gym. But when he was hit by an SUV on October 14th, suddenly he was left unable to continue the exercise routine that had always kept him…

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5 Best Mindful Cookbooks with Buddhist Recipes (Yummy!)

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As a meditation teacher and amateur chef, there is nothing I love more than a good mindful cookbook or Buddhist cookbook so I can take my meditation practice to the kitchen. Mindful cooking combines the two things I love most. Preparing traditional Buddhist food in a mindful way is a treat for both the mind and the taste buds. You get that mindful-creativity in the kitchen while also getting to eat some pretty delicious Buddhist food. That's why cooking is one of my favorite mindful activities. In 2020 we are witnessing the explosion in popularity of both mindfulness and Buddhism.…

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How To Develop Mindfulness Without Meditation [10 Ways]

If you’re not interested in meditating, you might wonder how you can develop mindfulness without meditation. As a meditation teacher I often come across people who do not want to meditate. Sure, they want to be mindful. Just not by meditating. I get it. There are many reasons why people might not want to meditate. Maybe you simply don’t have the time. Or you have a faith that is against meditation. For instance, if you re an atheist. Some devout Christians believe that they should not meditate, because meditation stems from Buddhism (although there are indeed some meditations the bible…

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Mindfulness Meditation For Startups: Why Your Bottomline Needs It

As a meditation teacher, many business owners ask me if there are any benefits of mindfulness and meditation for startups. It might seem strange to suggest that startups should be considering mindfulness or meditation. Afterall, as a startup there are so many challenges and responsibilities that you have on your mind. We’re talking the nitty-gritty of running a business. With the pile of tasks on the table, why should startups add meditation or mindfulness to the mix? Actually, the reality of the situation is this: Meditation gives you and your staff that much needed break you need. It’s an opportunity…

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Everything You Need To Practice Mindfulness At Work

There are many reasons to start practicing mindfulness at work, for both the employee and the employer. For the employee, mindfulness helps us to remain calm during stressful moments. It helps us to be more productive because we are more conscious of what we are doing [READ: How To Use Meditation For Productivity]. And it makes us happier at work, as proven by scientific research [1]. There are big pluses for the employer too. Not least the fact that practicing mindfulness at work leads to increased productivity and higher employee satisfaction, which in turn leads to better employee retention rates.…

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Getting Started With Mindfulness For Beginners [Script & Tutorial]

If you’re just getting started with mindfulness as a beginner, you might wonder what the craze is all about. Why is mindfulness one of the fastest growing health practices of the past decade. What will you get out of it? There are so many amazing benefits of mindfulness for beginners to look forward to. Mindfulness will make you relaxed, happier, and less anxious. Just take a look at my article on the best mindfulness exercises for kids and adults to see what it’s all about. What is mindfulness When you’re just getting started with mindfulness as a beginner you might…

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New Book Reveals How To Use Mindfulness For Test Taking

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In the new book Beyond the Content: Mindfulness as a Test Prep Advantage, author Logan Thompson revels how to use mindfulness for test taking. He argues that being mindful is one of the most important parts of succeeding in tests. Mindfulness is simply the state of being consciously aware and living in the moment. You can learn how to do mindfulness meditation here. It is possible to be mindful of practically anything. You can choose to be mindfully aware of your own thoughts. Or you could practice a simple task in a mindful way. Ultimately it is simply about being…

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How To Stay Mindful All The Time According To Buddha

One of the biggest challenges in mindfulness is simply knowing how to stay mindful all the time. Thankfully, you can stay mindful using the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness. You know what it’s like. You take your frequent twenty-minute breaks to practice mindfulness (read our guide to mindfulness exercises). While you are meditating you feel great. You have that clear consciousnesses, that inner peace and relaxation. And everything is groovy, right? Then you stop meditating and honestly, how long does it take you to stop being mindful? For me, sometimes I can stay mindful all day. Other times something happens (like…

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Mindful Eating Guide: Benefits, Exercises & Script

 In this guide I will show you all the benefits of mindful eating and how to do it, including a mindful eating script you can use at home.  There’s a mindful eating meme that shows the cookie monster and the quote. “Today me will live in the moment. Unless the moment is unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie!” It’s hilarious. I love that meme. But it also makes a very important point. Because if we are honest about it, the majority of us do not practice mindful eating. We’re more likely to unconsciously down a tub of…

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Completely Free Mindfulness, Meditation Teacher Training Course Online

Let me level with you: You do not need to pay for meditation teacher training course or certification if you do not want to. Mindfulness teacher training courses are optional, not an obligation. Yes, there are lots of different meditation training certification programs online. And many of them will charge you thousands of dollars for the price of admission. But here is the truth of the matter: you can become a coach for free. Here’s why you don't need formal meditation coach training.  You do no legally require any certification to teach meditation. In fact, there are shockingly few prerequisites…

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Mindfulness and How It Enriched My Life

If you’re an adult, chances are that your schedule is probably crammed with a variety of obligations and challenges. From managing potentially multiple jobs to staying in touch with people and keeping other affairs in order, it can be hard to stay energized and calm. Stress and anxiety seem to affect everyone these days, and it’s only natural to seek out ways to get rid of such feelings. Today, I will share my story and explain how being mindful and aware has helped me improve many aspects of my life and sleep better. Hopefully, you will be able to take…

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