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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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Big Benefits Of Meditation For Employee Teamwork, Says New Research

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 New research has surfaced that revealed big benefits of meditation for employee teambuilding, especially when it comes to tackling complex tasks that require input from multiple people. As a business owner or manager, you understand how important it is to get your team working as one harmonious unit. It’s only by fostering an agile, cross-functional team that the company is able to complete complex tasks that involve numerous employees working on different aspects of the same project. As a manager or business owner you probably search continuously for strategies and tips to improve teamwork in the company. New research by…

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Apps Like Calm, Headspace for Work? You Need to Think Twice

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Employers are sinking their teeth into meditation apps like Calm and Headspace for work-place stress and employee happiness. But while the likes of Andy Puddicombe [Headspace co-founder and Buddhist monk] might suggest that Headspace and similar apps are the best solution for the workplace, there are serious limitations to these apps. Companies’ interest in meditation technology is skyrocketing right now. Companies are drawn to the increased retention rate and higher happiness levels that is associate with Calm, Headspace and other meditation apps. More than six hundred companies offer free or subsidised subscriptions to Headspace, among them being Adobe. They’re drawn…

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Carrie Underwood: Yoga Photo Of The Day

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Today we have Carrie Underwood for Yoga Photo Of The Day. Carrie took to Instagram Friday to post a photo of herself working our and doing yoga as part of the promotional campaign for her new book: Find Your Path, which is all about living your best life without having to be perfect all the time. At 36, Carrie Underwood has become a fitness icon and is now not just singing songs like Cry Pretty but also releasing all sorts of yoga products . In today's Yoga Photo Of The Day, Carrie is sitting on the floor in a hamstring strech, whih is a stretch for…

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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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Big Benefits of Yoga for School Anxiety, Says New Study

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A new study by has revealed the staggering effect of yoga on student’s anxiety in school. The rate of stress and anxiety among children and teens is increasing, especially at school. The rate of growth in anxiety is fueled largely by pressure at school, bullying, and the impact of social media. Increasingly we are seeing the need to equip kids and teens with tools to handle stress and anxiety in school. And one of those tools is yoga. An experimental study by Dr. Sarita Goswami [Associate prof, IIMT University, Meerut] has revealed significant benefits of yoga for student’s with anxiety.…

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CBD Ban Would Be A “Fools Game” FDA Finally Admits

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The  Food and Drug Administration [FDA] has finally admitted that banning CBD products would be a fools game. Stephen Hahn [Commissioner, FDA], said on Wednesday, “People are using these products. We’re not going to be able to say you can’t use these products. It’s a fool’s game to try to even approach that.” Hahn, a cancer doctor, spoke about the use of CBD for the first time in a public speech since he took office as commissioner in December. He openly admits the need for CBD and that banning CBD products would be a foolish move. CBD and its derivatives…

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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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JUST BREATHING App Wants To Teach You To Breathe Better

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A new mobile yoga and meditation app named after the yoga meditation Breath Of Fire, would like to teach you to breathe better. As you probably know, Breath Of Fire (Kapalbhati pranayama) is one of the breathing meditations used in yoga. And now it is one of the main exercise in a new meditation app: Just Breathing, made by Matthew Israelson, a yogi and software developer in Vancouver, Canada.   All meditation practitioners understand the importance of proper breathing techniques. The way we breathe has a direct effect on our wellbeing, and there have been many scientific studies that prove…

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Kiki Passo – Yoga Photo Of The Day

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We’re back with another beautiful yoga photo of the day. This time it’s Instagram model Kiki Passo and her yoga pose, which blew up social media on Wednesday. The 22 year old model looks absolutely stunning in her yoga pants, which clearly show her stunning physique. Kiki Passo combines gray yoga pants with a sleeveless pink wrap top with a plunging neckline.  She’s sitting on a plush gray rub in her Miami home, one hand holding a drink, the other resting on the ground. Her puppy Mimi is behind her.  Within a single hour of being posted online, the photo…

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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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Wu Tang Clan’s RZA Releases Guided Meditation Music Album (Seriously, WTF)

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Wu Tang Clan member TZA has just released a guided meditation music album, titled “Camp TAZO: Zen”. You might remember RZA and Wu Tang Clan from such classic tracks as “shame on a nigga”, “Wu Tang Clan Aint Nuthin’ Ta F-With”, and “Dog Shit”. You may have also heard that RZA is currently involved in the making the movie Cut Throat City. But when RZA isn’t involved with rap of movies about throat-cutting, he can be found in Nirvana created guided meditations. Camp TAZO: Zen is a five track EP of guided meditation music that he produced in collaboration with…

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Barbara Currie Anti-Aging Yoga Routine: 50 Years Younger?

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Yoga teacher Barbara Currie says her anti-aging yoga routine has kept her feeling like she’s twenty even though she’s now in her seventies. For a 78-year old, you have to hand it to Barbara Curry, she definitely looks extraordinarily fit.  And she claims she is just as healthy and flexible as she was when she was in her twenties. She says it is because of her love of yoga, which she got into back in the 1960s after having two children. You might remember Barbara Currie from her yoga DVDs or her spots on TV shows like GMTV.  Or maybe…

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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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World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher Passes Away At 101: We’re Sending Love

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Today we are sending love to Tao Porchon-Lynch, the world’s oldest yoga teacher, who has sadly passed-away aged 101. We invite you to join us in a meditation today to send love to Tao Porchon Lynch and her loved ones. French and Indian yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch passed away Friday morning, as announced on her Instagram page. The Insta read, “With great sorrow and heavy hearts, we are writing to let you know that our beloved Tao passed away this morning.  As she would say, she is now dancing her way to the next planet.” With the caption was a…

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Big Benefits Of Mindfulness Training For Police Officers, Firefighters  

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Two new studies highlight the benefits of mindfulness training for police officers, firefighters, and other professionals who work in high-pressure jobs. The University of Miami has just completed research into the effects of mindfulness on police officers and firefighters. The officers participated in a short mindfulness training program that educated them on the principals of mindfulness [READ: Mindfulness For Beginners]. Their instruction was specifically tailored to the demands of being police officers and firefights. The results showed that mindfulness improves their attention and resilience and ultimately made them better equipped to handle the pressure and stress of their positions. This…

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Quick Exercise In Mindfulness Makes Pain And Negativity Disappear

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New research conducted by Yale, Columbia and Dartmouth shows that even a very brief introduction to mindfulness helps with pain management and negative emotions. The effect of mindfulness on pain management is so extreme that even when test participants were subjected to high heat on their arms they responded as though nothing at all was happening. Yale’s Hedy Kober, associate professor of psychiatry and psychology and corresponding author of the paper, stated, “It’s as if the brain was responding to warm temperature, not very high heat.” The study was published in the journal Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience. On January…

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Erling Haaland’s Meditation Pose, Why Footballers Should Do Zen

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Borussia Dortmund football player Erling Haaland knows all about the big benefits of meditation for football players (or “soccer” players, if you’re in the U.S.). Haaland keeps scoring goals, most recently as Borussia Dortmund beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Haaland is very calm for a football player is currently on fire. There’s a reason for that. The 19-year-old footballer uses meditation to relax his mind. He was even seen celebrating a goal by sitting in meditation pose, a very contrasting celebration in a game more known for outlandish celebrations. It seems Haaland knows what meditation…

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Nina Dobrev Yoga Insta Will Blow Your Mind

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A new Insta post of Nina Dobrev doing yoga in the mountains has been getting a lot of attention on Insta this morning. Dobrev [who plays  Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on The Vampire Diaries] uploaded a photo of herself doing yoga on a mountain in yoga pants. Specifically, the Insta shows her doing King Dancer Pose on the edge of a mountain among the clouds. King Dancer (Natarajasana) is an intermediate yoga pose that combines balancing with a backbend. It is a popular pose in many of the different types of yoga. King Dancer requires moving weight onto one leg,…

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After Caroline Flack Suicide, Patsy Palmer Says, “Meditation Saved Me”

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TV star Patsy Palmer, who plays Bianca Jackson on EastEnders, has stated that meditation saved her life. In the wake of the suicide of Caroline Flack [TV presenter], the UK has been in uproar about the way celebrities are treat in the media. Violent “attacks” by tabloids on stars has caused numerous celebrities to have mental heath problems. Pasty Palmer is among them. On Monday, Patsy Palmer announced that she has been struggling with mental health problems. In a picture on Instagram she showed herself sitting in lotus position meditating with cushions and wooden wall hangings in the background. The…

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