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Difficulty Meditating? Try These Tips

Meditation is not easy for people to start. What's encouraging about that though? It's normal! We all hear the stories of people who see the light, get blissed out and achieve eternal happiness. It's not abnormal to find meditation unpleasant in the beginning.  People who are used to a busy environment find it to be a practice of doing nothing, pointless, the opposite of relaxing and frankly something that they're not good at.   This is all pretty normal though. With some practice and perseverance, it does become easier though, and you become more accepting that it isn't a win-lose exercise, but a journey. Knowing the process of meditation at a high level can help you manage your expectations and...

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One Minute Meditation

We’re going to do this in bullet form, because of the pace of how we want to convey this practice of a one minute meditation.  This is meant to give you an outline if you decide to do a one minute meditation throughout the day. Don’t be overly prescriptive with applying this; it’s meant as a guide and to give you some thoughts on how to structure a minute meditation.  Calm your mind and body over the next minute Soften your face Soften your neck Soften your shoulders Fully let go Breathe Turn your attention to your breath Calming breath, soothing breath Take long, deep breaths, slow and deep Breathing in, I am calm Breathing out, I am at peace...

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Meditation May Help People with Migraines

There have been many studies linking meditation to help increase happiness, relieve stress, curb anxiety and also provide relief from chronic pain.  There are other benefits detailed in our blog and other sources, however a new study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine Journal finds that MBSR- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction meditations may improve migraine outcomes.

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Headspace Launching on Netflix in January

Starting in January, Headspace will be launching a series on Netflix, aptly named Headspace Guide to Meditation.  Andy Pudicombe, Headspace co-founder and former Buddhist monk will advise the audience for this series.  Officially set to kick off on January 1st, with 20 minute sessions and some guided mindfulness techniques being narrated by Puddicombe.  There are other, more specific series slated for later in the year, including the Headspace Guide to Sleep You can checkout the trailer here.  Lastly, for those that haven't tried out Headspace, take a look at these resources free from Headspace to see if they resonate.   Brilliant Things Happen in Calm MindsIntroduces the concept of mindfulnessSay hello to HeadspaceIntroduces the app and provides a preview of the...

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