LinkedIn Learning Mindfulness & Mental Health Courses Now Free

California, U.S.— LinkedIn Learning’s Mindfulness and mental health courses are now free. Last month, LinkedIn announced that in order to help people through the effects of the global pandemic, they would be offering a range of free mental health and mindfulness courses. This week, the California-based social media company has announced that there are six free courses in mindfulness and mental health that they are giving in order to hep people adjust to the new work / life balance. LinkedIn has highlighted the rise in free yoga and meditation courses online. "Over the past month, three-times as many people watched…

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How to practice mindfulness

The first time I heard of mindfulness, a nurse friend of mine spoke about it in fluid conversation like I had any idea what was going on. After asking a few quick questions, the idea had formed in my mind that mindfulness is basically the act of meditating on the present moment. Thoughts will come, thoughts will go, some will return, some will make a lot of noise in your head and refuse to leave for extended periods, but eventually, with training, practicing mindfulness can help you to recognise, accept, and release your thoughts [1] without the need for lengthy…

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Spoken Word Meditation Helped Me Overcome Loneliness Today
Watching the "Never Alone" spoken word meditation made me feel less lonely during self-isolation.

Spoken Word Meditation Helped Me Overcome Loneliness Today

Facebook and British spoken-word artist Kate Tempest have created a beautiful “spoken word meditation” that will help you reconnect today. During the time of COVID-19, many people are feeling lonely [READ: Meditation For Loneliness]. I watched the video this morning, Wednesday, and it immediately made me feel more connected to people, to society, to my family, and to my home. It’s a beautiful short film that Facebook is promoting as part of its Community Help feature that helps users during the coronavirus pandemic. Listening to her poetic observations, and her soulful voice, talking about the power of transcendence, made me…

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These Relaxing VR Games Feel Like A Virtual Meditation Retreat

With self-isolation closing hotels around the world and preventing travel, it’s time for meditators to look elsewhere. Relaxing VR games offer an experience like a virtual meditation retreat while you're at home.   We are probably not going to be travelling anytime soon, at least not until the pandemic ends, which could be many months if not more. In response, many meditators are looking for retreat-style experience they can do from home. One way is to take a meditation retreat at home. Another solution is to use video games for a virtual meditation retreat. How Relaxing VR Games Offer Experiences Similar…

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Meditation For Cognitive Decline – Reverse Brain Impairment

Friday—The latest science reveals big benefits of meditation for cognitive decline and to reverse brain impairment. Cognitive impairment is something most of us experience as we age. It sometimes begins in mid-life around the age of 50, and most commonly over the age of 70, but for some can even begin in our 50s. If you are experiencing this impairment of brain function, you probably are already aware of it. The science include trouble remembering, struggling to learn new things, and difficulty making everyday decisions. The good news is that, while we are all likely to suffer from this common…

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Airlines Now Using Meditation Apps for Fear of Flying

Saturday—Airlines have started using meditation apps for fear of flying. In an effort to reduce lost profits due to fear of flying, a number of airlines are working with yoga apps, relaxation apps and meditation apps to help people confidently step onto planes. It is estimated that approximately 25% of the population suffer from fear of flying [1]. This costs airlines millions of dollars annually. And at a time when the coronavirus is causing airlines to fly empty planes, it’s a loss of revenue that they just can’t afford. How We're Using Meditation Apps For Flight Phobia In an effort…

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CBD Gummies: Why They Are the Hemp Product of the Future

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is growing in popularity based on its variety of health benefits [1]. Aside from its ability to improve mood, reduce nausea symptoms, and improve anxiety, CBD is becoming a well-praised medicinal alternative to over-the-counter and prescription medications. Aside from the medicinal benefits, CBD has numerous benefits, including convenience, low risk of overdosing [2], and more. One of the best ways to receive these benefits is by taking CBD gummies. Here are ten reasons to begin taking CBD gummies today. And if you're into meditaiton and yoga, you might like to consider the benefits of combining…

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Why Is Meditation Good For You? Science Answers

As a meditation teacher, one of the most common questions I hear is “Why is meditation good for you?”. It might seem strange that the simple practice of sitting still with your eyes closed, focus on your breath, could have so many health benefits. After all, it’s not like you’re doing any physical exercise, so why is meditation good for your health? Recent research published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology sought to answer that very question. The research has pinpointed several reasons why mindfulness and meditation are good for mental health. Ultimately, the research team states, meditation helps because…

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A CBD Schedule for Relaxation and Restfulness

There is no such thing as a cure-all — but CBD seems to be coming close. Already, FDA-approved medications relying on CBD’s miraculous effects are becoming available to sufferers of epilepsy and schizophrenia, and doctors across the country are encouraging those who experience chronic pain, depression and anxiety to partake in CBD products. Even if you don’t have a serious or debilitating disease, you can enjoy the benefits of CBD. CBD stimulates the body’s natural systems to relax and heal, so following a schedule of CBD treatment, you can ensure that you remain healthily rested and mindful for all your…

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Calmer You App Helps You Overcome Anxiety—Does It Work?

Meditation and mindfulness apps are truly having their moment in 2020. Thanks to apps like Headspace and Calm, the mindfulness app market reached a staggering $195 million in 2019, which was more than double the revenue of the year before. The majority of these meditation apps focus on general meditation. Headspace, for instance, is all about helping you develop a habit of meditating. And other apps offer general guided meditations for relaxation. Now, however, a new app is seeking to cure one of the most common mental health problems in the world: Anxiety. The Calmer You app promises to help…

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SolePath Institute Opens New Mindfulness Retreat In Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta, Marcs 4th. SolePath Institute is opening a new mindfulness retreat in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the institute announced via a press release Wednesday. The SolePath Institute is dedicate to helping people use mindfulness and meditation to  overcome stress. The Institute provides guidance for those searching for their path, in order to help them progress in their journey to a healthier and happier life. Debra Ford, author of the mindfulness book Daily Pulse: Rhythm of the Tao will lead the new mindfulness retreat in Calgary. Ford holds a doctorate in metaphysical science and is a teacher of spiritual philosophy. She…

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Psychiatrist Reveals How To Use Mindfulness For Hunger Cravings

Judson Brewer [author & psychiatrist] spoke to The Daily Collegian, Tuesday, about how to use mindfulness for hunger and cravings. In an insightful article he discussed his insights from years of study at Yale, MIT and Brown University about how mindfulness can rewire the brain in order to retrain negative habits. We all have negative habits. For some it is overeating. For others it might be drinking or smoking. If we are all honest, we all have at least a couple of bad habits we would love to overcome. But it can be hard to know precisely how you are…

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Yoga for Students in School

Yoga originated in India between the third and second millennium BC [1]. It is to this period that the seals with images of people in yoga poses found on the banks of the Indus River belong. Now, yoga is becoming more and more popular as it helps to achieve a balance of soul and body. Students have a lot of tasks and very little time to complete them, and sometimes the only way out is to order a ready-made paper at the writing service  However, reaching peace is not so simple and you should still think about yoga. That is…

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How To Teach Mindfulness, Meditation In Schools [And The Benefits]

I regularly receive messages from teachers asking how to teach meditation in schools. They have read the research and they understand just how beneficial mindfulness and meditation are for kids. Over the past five years, mindfulness programs have become hugely popular with both adults and kids. Listening to meditation music, practicing mindful breathing, using mantras… these are all mindful practices that would have looked alternative or even controversial in schools only ten years ago, but today are commonplace. The focus, of course, is to help kids relax, focus, and feel happy at school, both for their mental health and for…

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Want To Do Yoga On Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages?

British Entrepreneur and philanthropist Richard Branson [Virgin] is looking to target a younger market by offering sundeck yoga on his new cruise, along with a boutique hotel-type design with a festival environment, a vinyl records store, and a tattoo studio. Called “Scarlet Lady”, Richard Branson’s new cruise ship is setting its sights on younger holidaymakers.  He stated that the sheer amount of attractions will make people want to travel again in the wake of the coronavirus, which has had a serious effect on the travel industry [1]. Branson believes that more younger travellers will be looking for cruise packages, and…

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Kids, Teens Need Meditation For Exam Stress, Says Expert

Will Williams, founder of Beeja Meditation [a specific form of mindfulness], say kids absolutely need meditation to deal with exam stress, as well as the pressure of social media. It’s no secret that stress among kids and teens is at an all time high. The latest research shows that 30% of teenagers feel anxious or depressed specifically because of stress. And meditation has been touted as  perhaps the best way for kids to handle stress. Will Williams of Beeja Meditation, a London based company that teaches a form of mindfulness specifically for stress and anxiety, has been advising the Organisation…

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WTF There’s A Meditation Barbie Now?! (Breathe With Me Barbie)

This just in from the land of “WTF”: There is now a meditation Barbie called “Breathe With Me Barbie” [available on Amazon] Now, I personally respect anyone who successfully goes through a spiritual awakening. And it appears that Barbie must have done precisely that. Because Barbie has apparently transformed from a materialistic-girl to a meditation teacher. Barbie has been basically everything at this point. In her quest to find the perfect occupation, Barbie has been a flight attendant, a hairdresser, and businesswoman and now in 2020 we have the “Breathe We Me Barbie” meditation teacher, part of the new Wellness…

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7 Tips for a Yoga Instructor Resume

Do yoga instructors need a resume? Is that even a thing? Yes, it is. And we’re all about helping you write a yoga resume so good; the yoga instructor job will flex 360 degrees just to fall in your lap. If you want to become a yoga teacher, you need a good resume.Given below is a breakdown of the tips you should follow for a job-winning resume: Resume header & Personal Information in a Yoga Instructor Resume: Your resume should have an illustration of your name at the extreme top part of your resume. Doing this tells a recruiter that…

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Indulge In A DIY Meditation Retreat At Home Today

When you can't get away for a spiritual vacation to India, try a meditation retreat at home. I used to feel crappy because I could never afford a meditation retreat. But then I made the clever decision to turn my own home into my meditation retreat. And let me tell you: it's the best thing ever. Look at it this way: you can go on a meditation retreat for a week, and after the retreat you're back home in exactly the same space, feeling the same way you used to. Or you can do a DIY meditation retreat at home.…

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Quick Meditation You Can Do at Your Office to Cope with Work Stress [GUEST POST]

This is a guest post on STRESS... Workplace stress is a hidden killer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has sounded the alarm on the crisis. The government agency says that 4 in 10 Americans experience symptoms of stress at work. According to The American Institute of Stress, workplace stress is one of the hidden dangers in corporate America. Millions of workers in the country are suffering in silence as the demands of their job are continually increasing. There are many causes of work stress, among them are: Increased workload Thrust into a position they feel they are not…

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