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BBC Releases Your Mindful Garden & More Content For Stressed Kids
BBC Your Mindful Garden app

BBC Releases Your Mindful Garden & More Content For Stressed Kids

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London, UK—BBC releasing mindfulness content for kids with Your Mindful Garden and more.  On May 7, the BBC released Your Mindful Garden, its first kids meditation app, which was produced after the production company realized the heavy need for mindfulness content both at home and in schools [READ: Mindfulness In Schools] Your Mindful Garden is part of the BBC's Go Explore app, an educational app for kids. Your Mindful Garden is designed for preschoolers and includes all sorts of animated videos, games, and various exercises designed to help kids to relax and to undo the damage caused by stress. Since…

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Why Meditation Apps Don’t Work Like You Think

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Do meditation apps work? It’s a question a lot of our newsletter readers ask me. As a meditation teacher specialising in traditional forms of meditation, I have to say: Meditation apps do not work like you think they do. The supposed purpose of meditation apps is to replace traditional meditation and to make it easier to meditate. The idea is that you are given a vocal guide who leads you through guided meditations by instructing you of what to think about and what to focus on. For instance, you’ll be told to focus on your breath moving through your body,…

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BBC Mindful Mix Gives You Free Nature Sounds, Music To Meditate On

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London, UK—Nature Documentarian David Attenborough and the BBC add Mindful Mix to the Sounds app to help everyone relax in this difficult time. It’s Mental Health Awareness Week [1], and many companies are releasing free content to help people to relax, especially given the anxiety surrounding the current situation. One such company is the BBC, which has teamed up with Sir David Attenborough to create the Mindful Mix, a combination of classical music and nature sounds. If you can’t get away from home at the moment to enjoy a Forest Bathing Meditation, let nature come to you. Research shows that…

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Dance Away Stress With Breethe App & Tasha Blank

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NEW YORK, May 19, 2020—Meditation app Breethe has teamed up with international DJ Tasha Blank to release guided dance meditations. Breethe is a truly great meditation app on the market, not quite as big as Calm and Headspace but still gigantic in its own right with more than 2035 reviews averaging 4 stars on the Play Store. The app uses a combination of guided meditations and music to help with the most common problems, like getting to sleep at night and dealing with stress. Breethe app has teamed up with international DJ Tasha Blank, who is the founder of NYC…

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Yoga For Wheelchair Bound Patients [TUTORIAL & BENEFITS]
Nina has released videos about yoga for wheelchair bound patients to exercise at home

Yoga For Wheelchair Bound Patients [TUTORIAL & BENEFITS]

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Buckinghamshire U.K. – WheelPower releases educational videos about adaptive yoga for wheelchair bound patients. WheelPower, a UK based organisation helping people with physical impairments, has released videos about adaptive yoga for wheelchair bound patience. Adaptive yoga is a type of yoga that teaches the core principles of yoga for people with physical impairments and other special needs. It is a gentle and safe type of yoga that makes it accessible to all people, regardless of body style of health conditions. WheelPower has released these videos to help wheelchair users do yoga at home during the global pandemic. The classes are…

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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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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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Below you can find all the latest free yoga and meditation classes streaming online.  Check back here for updates.  Yoga & Meditation Class Streaming Schedule WHOWhatWhenWhereHammer Museum & UCLAMindfulnessThursdaysZoomRick HansonMeditationWednesdays @ 9 am E.TWebsiteChopraMeditationToday for 21 daysHere are the deets for Chopras 21 day meditationUCSDMindfulness & MeditationJune 26th to July 3rd, all dayhttps://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/fmph/research/mindfulness/free-sessions/Pages/default.aspxTara BrachMindfulnessJuly 27thhttps://www.tarabrach.com/calendars/Tara BrachSatsang27th Junehttps://www.tarabrach.com/calendars/10% 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/ ) DrypVarious yogaDaily @ 12a.m.On INSTA from UAEDeepak Chopra & Oprah Winfrey21…

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Well-Beings App Teaches Kids To Be Mindful Of Their Emotions

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Well-Beings app teaches kids to be more mindful of their emotions and to express themselves. Guess what; the pandemic situation is making everyone stressed, anxious and depressed. No duh, right? Well, one app that can help kids to take control of their emotions is the Well-Beings app. Little kids are facing stress and anxiety during the pandemic. It’s a confusing time for them with school closed and everyone at home, and because of social distancing they can’t even meet their friends for a chat. Kids need a way to express their emotions, and one app that can offer them precisely…

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Mindfulness And Forgiveness: New Research Shows Crucial Link

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New scientific research reveals a pivotal link between mindfulness and forgiveness. Research published in the journal Emotion shows that people who practice mindfulness are more able to forgive, and that mindfulness can be a therapeutic treatment for people who are struggling to forgive others. The benefits of forgiveness are well documented. They include the facts that forgiveness improves relationships, reduces stress, improves blood pressure, and helps to alleviate the symptoms of depression, according to the MayoClinic. For thousands of years spiritual systems have advocated the importance of forgiveness, from passage of The Bible that discuss the spiritual importance of forgiveness,…

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Trailer For Buddhist Documentary INTO THE HEART OF THE MOUNTAIN

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By Nature Fims releases trailer for upcoming Buddhist documentary Into The Heart Of The Mountain. By Nature Films, an award-winning production company, has published the trailer for its upcoming Buddhist documentary Into The Heart Of The Mountain, which follows Roshi Joan Halifax (author of “Standing At The Edge”) and Upaya Zen Center as Halifax seeks to “empower women and indigenous people to preserve their culture and bring medical support” via Upaya’s Nomads Clinic initiative.” Currently in post-production there is no set release date for the Buddhist documentary at the time being, but is expected to be released shortly. The Nomads…

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Free Relaxing Music Service Just Released By Recovery College Online

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A new relaxing meditation music service has just been launched as a collaboration between Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust,  Northumbria University, Tees,  and music X-System and the Calm Foundation. The entire world is in the grips of a stress and anxiety crisis at the moment during the pandemic. Many companies have launched free products to help with the mental health impact of COVID-19, such as free applications, and free yoga and meditation classes. The latest free service to be released is Recovery College Online’s free music service, which includes lots of relaxing meditation music to help people during…

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Spiritual Facebook Page Penalised For Spreading COVID-19 Misinformation

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Spiritual Facebook pages have been exploding in popularity since the pandemic because everyone is need of inspirational and motivational quotes from people like Buddha and the Dalai Lama. Among the inspiring memes, however, is harmful misinformation regarding COVID-19. The coronavirus has changed the world, and businesses have reacted to it in different ways. While some have been actively trying to help people with the pandemic by sharing truthful information (like THE DAILY MEDITATION), others have been attempting to use the coronavirus to increase profits and to garner Facebook Likes by spreading misinformation. Leading online news publishers like Google, Facebook, and…

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Breathwork For Stress Relief Advice From A Nobel Price Winner

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Nobel prize winner Louis J. Ignarro, PhD shares advice on breathworth for stress relief that could seriously change your worries and anxieties. We all know the old advice that when you are going through moments of stress, you should “just breath”. And indeed there is considerable research backing the science of deep breathing. For thousands of years, humans have used different breathing techniques to stop that most human of problems: stress. There are numerous breathing meditation techniques from Buddhism and Taoism, there’s pranayama in yoga, and there are numerous deep breathing techniques used in therapy. It has been proven that…

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Spotify Daily Wellness Playlist Brings You Daily Meditation, Yoga

Spotify’s Daily Wellness Playlist is a new effort by Spotify to bring mindfulness, meditation, and yoga content to its listeners. Ever since quarantine, companies all around the world have been creating mindfulness content, with celebrities making meditation videos and Instagram models uploading Youtube videos like it’s the last day of their lives. Now, Spotify is looking to join in the fun with their Daily Wellness Playlist, which includes morning and evening meditation and yoga uploads. What’s on the Spotify Daily Wellness playlist? The Daily Wellness playlist contains music and podcasts updates every morning and evening. It’s available to both free…

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Buddhist Monk Singing Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” Will Restore Your Spirit Today

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It turns out this Buddhist monk loves The Beatle’s as much as the rest of us, as he sings a cover of “Yellow Submarine”. Probably the most life-affirming thing you’ll watch today. Buddhist monk Kossan sang a cover of The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine”. When a video of the song was uploaded to the internet, Youtube below up. Hilarious comments ensued. One commenter said. “You didn't look for this. The buddhist yellow submarine finds you.” Another, “his is the kind of video that only exists between midnight and 4 am”. If you’re wondering what the fascinating instruments are in this beautiful…

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Yoga For Toddlers Online Yoga Classes Launched

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Organic Zoo launcehs new Yoga For Toddlers online classes designed for two-to—four-year-olds and parents. Called "Yoga Mini", classes start Monday, April 27th. Parents wanting to keep their kids entertained during the pandemic can take the new yoga for toddlers online classes by Organic Zoo, a kids' brand. Classes will start on Monday April 27th and are free to all kids and their parents. With the kids away from school and the complete lack of any local events to attend to keep the little ones entertained, it's hard to know how to help the little ones get through the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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COVID-19: Don’t Reopen, Return To Yoga Class Says DDP

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Georgia, U.S—DDP [Diamond Dallas Page of DDP Yoga] recommends not reopening yoga studios or returning to yoga class—too early in COVID-19 pandemic. One question both yoga teachers and yoga students are asking during the COVID-19 pandemic is: When to reopen and return to yoga class. Trump's plan recently called for gyms, including yoga studios and classes, to reopen when he unveiled the federal government's three-phase plan to reopen the economy, Thursday. Phase One of the plan includes reopening yoga studios, gyms, movie theatres, religious places, and restaurants if said places stick to physical distancing and sanitation protocol. Many yoga teachers,…

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Sesame Street Meditation Is Cutest Thing You’ll Watch today

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Sesame Street Meditation Is Cutest Thing You'll Watch today Definitely, the cutest video you will watch today is the Headspace Sesame Street meditation starring the Cookie Monster and Headspace founder Andy Puddicombe. Headspace is teaming up with Sesame Street on meditation videos for kids. The videos will include all your favourite characters, like the Cookie Monster Elmo, ad Grover, and will teach kids mindfulness. The Headspace / Sesame Street meditation videos are being produced as a way to help kids cope with stress and anxiety during this challenging time. In all, there will be a total of six Sesame Street…

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Thrive & Audible Free Meditation Package Out Now With Diddy

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  Thrive Global and Audible free meditation packaged released today, including guided meditations for relaxation, and sleep, with Diddy and Nick Jonas. Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global, a media company, focused on helping people with stress and burnout, has teamed with spoken-audio entertaining platform Audible on free meditation content. The content includes meditations for sleep and relaxation. It features celebrities like Diddy and Nick Jonas, and wellness experts Gabby Bernstein (Spirit Junkie), Sara Auster (Youtube personality & (sound healing expert) and Jesse Israel (The Big Quiet). The content will include bedtime stories, sound baths, soundscapes, ASMR sessions (Autonomous sensory meridian response)…

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Meditation for Nova Scotia Mass Shooting Victims During Virtual Vigil (#novascotiashooting)

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Nova Scotia, Ca.—Following the tragic mass shootings in Nova Scotia, we are calling for a mass meditation to send love to the victims and their families during the virtual vigil. (#novascotiashooting). The victims of the Nova Scotia mass shooting include RCMP officer Heidi Stevenson, and the sister of the founder of the Breathing Space Yoga Studio, Lisa McCully. When Gabriel Wortman shot dead 18 victims, Sunday, it was the worst mass shooting in Canadian history, and the rural community of Portapique, N.S, has been left fighting to make sense of this random act of violence. Monday morning, Canadian Prime Minister…

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