Jan 31, 2019
Meditation has been around for thousands of years, but only recently has the Western world really explored the science and mental health benefits behind this practice. In fact, there are a plethora of research studies readily available that explain the health benefits of mindful meditation. One of the most fascinating? Mediation is a great natural remedy to sleep.
In a modern world that values activity, achievements and effects, it's possibly surprising that more people are looking at meditation. For the activity of modern culture, many still feel a simple importance of silence, inner peace, and a moment of reflection. Meditation may reduce pressure and help...
Recharging your body and mind, improving your focus and boosting clarity are all great reasons to meditate – but what if you could improve on what you’re already doing?
According to pop culture, it takes just 21 days to break an old habit and form a new one. People have cherished this belief over the past few decades. It’s hardly surprising that so many people cite this as a valid statistic.
Coffee hasn't always had the best reputation with the media or the public. Today, it seems that we frequently assume anything that tastes good has to be bad for us. However, scientific study is increasingly demonstrating the valuable side of coffee. Now that we consume an average of around 400 billi...
Cursed with the "Monkey Mind"? Well, don't worry you are not alone. Many people find meditation difficult because of the many thoughts that rush through their mind as soon as they attempt to sit completely still to meditate.
Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive tumor that usually forms in the lungs or the linings of the chest walls. Most cases can be traced back to some kind of asbestos exposure — considered a type of cancer, this condition is malignant and while currently incurable, it can benefit from treatment.
Too often, we consider “fitness” a physical undertaking — but that’s only one part of comprehensive wellness. There’s also emotional, spiritual, social, and mental fitness. Focusing on mental fitness can help boost creativity and productivity, two traits essential for a fulfilling life. You don’t need to be a graphic designer, filmmaker, or novelist to benefit from increased creativity. However, you do need to know some key mental fitness exercises to help workout your brain.
In the time that it has taken you to read this sentence, you have fallen through an eternal expanse of stars at approximately 460 metres a second. Clinging to a green and blue ball of rock awash in this endless sea, one could easily be forgiven for feeling very small and insignificant next to the enormity of existence. But despite the seemingly unyielding permanence of it all, our place within the cosmic scheme has never been under greater threat.
Can technology and a true meditation practice coexist in a meaningful and beneficial way? This quandary is on the minds of nearly everyone actively involved in meditation communities or with a long-standing, committed practice. When we consider the fast-paced, highly technical world we live, work and play in, this inquiry shouldn’t surprise us. It is, in fact, worth our time and investigation.