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Willow Smith: Yoga Photo of The Day [Flying Crow, Instagram]
Willow Smith's yoga pose "Flying Crow" shows off how fit the American rapper is.

Willow Smith: Yoga Photo of The Day [Flying Crow, Instagram]

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Friday, Los Angeles, U.S.A—Fans on Instagram go nuts at Willow Smith’s yoga photo as she performs the difficult asana “Flying Crow.” Willow Smith, famous for being the daughter of Men In Black actor Will Smith and actor-singer-song-writer Jada Pinkett Smith, as well as a rapper in her own right, has wowed her fans with her Flying Crow yoga pose. Willow Smith Doing Flying Crow Yoga Pose  On Friday, the 19-year-old filmed her yoga expertise on Instagram during an outdoor yoga session. She wore a bright blue longline sports bright and purple sweatpants with a waistband of her bottoms rolled, a…

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Meditation For School Stress: Breaking Research Reveals Huge Benefits
The research highlights the benefits of just a few weeks meditation for school stress

Meditation For School Stress: Breaking Research Reveals Huge Benefits

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Massachusetts, U.S—Research by MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research highlights benefits of meditation for school stress. [READ: Meditation For Stress] A neuroscience study conducted by MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research has shown that mindfulness meditation reduces stress in schools. A school-based mindfulness intervention can significantly reduce perceived stress and modulate brain activity in the brain region associate with fear. Perceived stress is the individual’s perception of how much stress they are under at a specific time. Study Highlights Importance Of Meditation For School Stress Clemens C.C. Bauer [study author, postdoctoral associate, MIT] told THE DAILY MEDITATION that the research…

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Guided Ocean Meditation By Monterey Bay Aquarium Made Me So Relaxed!
Monterey Bay Aquarium releases relaxing guided ocean meditation.

Guided Ocean Meditation By Monterey Bay Aquarium Made Me So Relaxed!

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California, U.S – Monterey Bay launched a guided ocean meditation with script to help people relax. I simply love this guided ocean meditation and script by Monterey Bay Aquarium. Between the relaxing ocean background and its beautiful sharks and tuna (and my favorite, the super cute sea-turtle!) there’s just so much relaxation here. Follow the video below, or read the guided ocean meditation script below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RtVT7Cfgp4 Guided Ocean Meditation Script During this practice we will work on coming more deeply into the present moment; setting aside worries about the past or the future. We’ll use mindfulness practice to gain access…

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NonProfit Helping Yoga Teachers Make Money… Supposedly
Yoga 4 Change is apparently helping yoga teachers make money by paying them a tiny bit and taking their members

NonProfit Helping Yoga Teachers Make Money… Supposedly

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Jacksonville, Florida—Nonprofit yoga company Yoga 4 Change offering yoga instructors a way to make money during COVID-19. Should you do it…? A non-profit yoga company in Jacksonville, Florida, is currently looking for yoga teachers to make yoga videos at home during the global pandemic. Florida has been hit worse by COVID-19 than the majority of states in the country, with 2892 cases, and it looks like t might be some time before yoga studio can reopen in Florida and the U.S in general. And many yoga studios have been forced to close, include Moksha Yoga Florida and Orlando Power Yoga.…

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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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Mass Meditation On Toilet Paper To Express Love For The Charmin
Charmin is a blessing. So here is a meditation on toilet paper to show our love for T.P

Mass Meditation On Toilet Paper To Express Love For The Charmin

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In this terrible time of global pandemic, when nobody seems to have enough toilet paper, it is time that we changed our perspective, time that we expressed gratitude for the miracle of toilet paper in our lives. Toilet paper has been being abused recently. Torn from shelves. Swiped from public washrooms. Wiped on butts. And then flushed down the crapper. And never given so much as a “thank you”. I say no more! Let us recognise the miracle of Charmin. That soft, squishy wonder that is always there for us anytime we need to poop. I propose a global meditation…

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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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Prevent Coronavirus With Meditation Crystals, They Said. Reddit Explodes
This sign, posted outside a holistic healing store, claims that reiki, meditation, crystals and essential oils can prevent coronavirus.

Prevent Coronavirus With Meditation Crystals, They Said. Reddit Explodes

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Bondi, Australia— A holistic healing stores says you can prevent coronavirus with meditation crystals. Reddit exploded. A store in Bondi Australia posted a sign outside its door on Wednesday suggesting that people “Prevent corona by boosting your immune system through: reiki, crystals, essential oils, meditation.” The holistic healing store’s sign was posted on Reddit. And oh boy to Reddit have some entertaining things to say about it. Needless to say, the World Health Organisation does not share the same tip that Holistic Healing does in its official guide. While scientists are working overtime all over the world to try to…

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Zen Artworks Going Viral Under #MuseumMomentOfZen
we bring you this #MuseumMomentofZen courtesy of Dodge Macknight Cherry blossom #MuseumFromHome⁣ ⁣ Artist palette: "Springtime" (1880–1928), watercolor on paper

Zen Artworks Going Viral Under #MuseumMomentOfZen

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  Meseums around the world have been sharing their favorite "Zen Art". Now, the hashtag #MuseumMomentOfZen is going viral on Twitter.  Museums around the word have been forced to closed in the wake of the global pandemic cused by COVID-19. But they're not allowing the bad news to stop them from sharing their passion. And so, they have taken to Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #MuseumMomenOf Zen to share their favorite Zen artworks. The #MuseumMomentOfZen hashtag was started by the Museum of the City of New York. They've been using the hashtag to share zen artwork in order to…

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Get Your Kids To Sleep With Calm Kids Bedtime Stories
Reading your kids relaxing bedtime stories helps them get to sleep at night.

Get Your Kids To Sleep With Calm Kids Bedtime Stories

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Calm Kids has a series of relaxing bedtime stories for kids to help them get to sleep at night. Do you ever struggle to get your kids to calm down before bedtime? American Family Physician states that up to a staggering 50% of children face difficulties getting to sleep at night, and that 10% to 30% of kids suffer from behavioural insomnia, which Alaska Sleep describes as being “characterised by children having difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep leading to poor sleep quality and duration.” Sleep is incredibly important for kids’ health. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital says that “Sleep…

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Yoga, Meditation & Coronavirus: Your Ultimate Guide
In this guide we cover everything you need to know about meditation, yoga and coronavirus

Yoga, Meditation & Coronavirus: Your Ultimate Guide

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In this guide: How to use yoga and meditation for coronavirus. The best free online courses to do during self isolation. How to deal with coronavirus anxiety. Advice for teachers and yoga studio owners, and more. The COVID-19 pandemic has made huge changes to the way we practice meditation and yoga. On the one hand, yoga studios and meditation studios are closing in droves all around the world. On the other hand, there are more free online classes now then ever. As people search for ways to prevent coronavirus, handle the illness, cope with anxiety, and live in self-isolation, more…

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Daily Meditation And Anxiety: Scientific Breakthrough Has You Sorted
Research shows that 13 minutes a day and eight weeks of meditation reduces anxiety significantly.

Daily Meditation And Anxiety: Scientific Breakthrough Has You Sorted

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There’s a direct link between daily meditation and anxiety, as well as cognitive functioning, according to research published in the journal Behavioural Brain Research. If you have ever wondered how long you need to meditate for to reduce anxiety symptoms, the answer appears to be once a day for 8 weeks. Research On Daily Meditation And Anxiety Eight weeks of daily meditation and anxiety begins to lessen [READ: Best Mediation Techniques For Anxiety]. Not only this, but cognitive functioning improves, including improvements in working memory, recognition memory, and mood. Even if you have never meditated before, the research shows that…

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Kate Beckinsale: Yoga Photo Of The Day
Kate Beckinsale does the yoga poses Half Moon Pose at her home in a selfie for Instagram

Kate Beckinsale: Yoga Photo Of The Day

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Sunday, March 22—Today we have Kate Beckinsale for Yoga Photo Of The Day. The British actress took various selfies showing herself doing Half Moon Pose and other yoga poses. In the self-isolation we re all facing today, most people have turned to practicing yoga at home, and Kate Beckinsale is one of them. At the age of 46, Beckinsale shows off incredible yoga skills during her quarantine. Kate Beckinsale Does Yoga Pose "Half Moon" And "Standing Splits" Beckinsale wore a sport’s bra and tiny white shorts, showing off her perfect physique. Not to mention her balance. Her Half Moon Pose…

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Best Free Online Yoga, Meditation Classes 2020 [LIST]
Ever since yoga studios started closing, we have seen more and more free online yoga classes and meditation classes

Best Free Online Yoga, Meditation Classes 2020 [LIST]

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WhoWhatWhenWhere10% HappierMeditationWeekdays @ 3PM10% Happier site (Link)Nihi SumbavinyasaApril 9th @9amfrom Nihi Sumba virtual yoga retreat.Nihi SumbaSound meditationApril 6th 9amfrom Nihi Sumba virtual yoga retreat.Zen Zoo (San Antonio)Yoga with animasdaily @9Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/watch/SanAntonioZoo/ ) Deepak Chopra & Oprah Winfrey21 Day MeditationEvery dayFacebook LiveVariousBuddhist meditationApril 1 ongoingVarious (see this calendar)Julia MartinCat YogaApril 1 @ noonZoom ( https://zoom.us/j/705762470 ) (live from Covington)Jon Kabat ZinnCultivating mindfulnessApril 1 @ 2pmEventbriteYoga with MauraVinyassaApil 1 ongoing @ 5pmIG @ YogaWithMauraRose JamesYogaNIghtly @ 8pmFacebook ( shorturl.at/CDGM7 )Himalayan InstituteMeditation (Buddhist)Mondays @ 7pmZoom ( https://zoom.us/j/139024694 ) Meeting I.D: 139 024 694 GrowgaKids YogaMarch 31st ongoing @ 10amGrowga ( shorturl.at/cdrsR )Jessica…

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Bikram Yoga Kills Coronavirus, Said Studio. Health Officials Respond
Bikram Chowdry giving a hot yoga class. How yoga has been wrongly suggested to stop coronavirus.

Bikram Yoga Kills Coronavirus, Said Studio. Health Officials Respond

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Yoga studio told its students to use Bikram yoga for coronavirus. During this time of global hardship, THE DAILY MEDITATION is here to help guide you with the truth. That’s why we are calling out a yoga studio for touting the supposed benefits of Bikram yoga for coronavirus. [READ: Meditation / Yoga for Coronavirus] A Birkam yoga studio in B.C sent out an email claiming that Bikram yoga stops the coronavirus. The email from Delta Bikram Yoga said “Fact – This supposed virus can not live in the heat.” The same email also said that Bikram yoga is the single…

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Britney Spears Yoga: She Offers Daily Poses, Gets Hate, Fires Back

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March 19 2020— Britney Spears’ yoga poses on Instagram have been blowing up online recently. It started with Britney offering a daily yoga pose for followers to do to help them reax during COVID-19. Haters then fired shots at her. And she’s now retaliated. Britney Spears has never been short of haters. We can all remember the “Leave her alone… Just leave her alone!!!” Youtube video that one fan uploaded when Britney was being hated on years back. Leave Britney Alone!!!! Now Britney is receiving hate yet again. Haters Hating On Britney Spears' Yoga Poses It all started with Britney’s…

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Headspace And Other Newly Free Apps For COVID-19

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Free Apps for COVID-19 self-isolation period include Headspace and Calm. Thursday 19th March – Lots of meditation apps are now free. Companies like Headspace, Calm and Simple Habit are offering free services in order to help people who are self isolating during the pandemic. Many leading psychologists are stating that it is imperative to look after your mental health during self-isolation and the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to this, many people are turning to mindfulness apps like Headspace. As far as I’m aware, Andy Puddicombe’s Headspace was the first to offer itself for free. The developer stated that it’s free…

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Soon You Won’t Be Able To Buy Yoga Or Meditation Products   

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Yoga mats and resistance bands have been rising up Amazon’s bestsellers list amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Self-isolation means everyone is working out at home, and one of the most popular ways of working out is with yoga [READ: 28 styles of yoga list]. But while the demand for yoga products is hot, Amazon may be about to stop selling them. And it’s not just Amazon. Lululemon has closed, and most other yoga and mindfulness stores have locked their doors too. Basically: Buy Now Or Never As it stands, there is a seriously limited supply of yoga and mindfulness products, and…

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Science Reveals Best Meditations for Coronavirus Anxiety

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New research published Tuesday reveals big benefits of mindfulness and compassion-meditation for coronavirus anxiety. [READ: Yoga / Meditation for coronavirus] If you are one of the millions of people currently suffering from corona-virus related anxiety, you may wonder what to do about it. The threat to our health, combined with the constant barrage of news and self isolation, all add up to make this one very anxious time. Thankfully, meditation can help [READ: Meditation For Anxiety]. Using meditation to stop coronavirus anxiety Science has recently revealed that arguably the best meditation for coronavirus anxiety is Loving Kindness Meditation. Loving Kindness…

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