Meditation For Beginners – Guest Authors

When I was a young child, watching the PGA tour was my thing. I never understood how the pros were able to not only hit the golf ball so far, but with an amazing amount of accuracy at the same time. It was a baffling concept to me.

How could I learn how to swing a club and hit a ball with such precision and power at the same time?

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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.

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Yoga is often thought to be best when practiced in the morning—a great way to ease into the day and get the blood flowing. But the truth is yoga can deliver real health benefits when done shortly before bedtime. If you’ve been having a difficult time getting the recommended seven or more hours of sleep each night, then maybe a downward facing dog is in order. Read on to learn about the benefits of doing yoga poses at bedtime.

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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...

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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?

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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