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How Meditation Changes the Brain

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Did you know that simply sitting and breathing mindfully can significantly change the brain? It’s true! Meditation Nurtures the Brain We’ve all heard that meditation leads to greater mental clarity, lower levels of stress and [...]

How to Do Meditation at Home

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Meditation is an effective technique that has been around for centuries. People who meditate consistently find that there are short-term and long-term benefits. For instance, soon after they start sitting, meditators begin to enjoy [...]

What Is Mantra Meditation?

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A mantra is a syllable, word, or phrase that is repeated during meditation. Mantras can be spoken, chanted, whispered, or repeated in the mind. Most mantra meditation techniques have two essential components: mindfulness meditation and [...]

What is Spiritual Meditation?

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At its core, spiritual meditation is the mindful practice of connection to something that is greater, vaster, and deeper than the individual self. It may seem paradoxical, but the path to that connection passes through [...]

Morning Meditation

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Four mindful ways to wake up your body and energize your mind What are the benefits of morning meditation? As soon as the alarm goes off, we’re probably already thinking about work or study, the [...]

Finding Your Mantra

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Personal mantras explained: their use and benefits What is a mantra? A mantra is a word or phrase that is repeated to bring out its positive, transformative energy. Mantras can be as short as one [...]

Meditation Classes for Beginners

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Mindfulness-based meditation practice for beginners Wondering how to start meditating? For beginners, there are plenty of courses and classes that are designed to teach basic practices and theories. Many, but not all, of these will [...]

Can Anyone Meditate?

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Sometimes when people have tried to meditate and then lost interest, they wonder “Is it really possible for anyone to meditate? Or is it just the chosen few?” According to meditation experts, just about anyone [...]

How Does Meditation Reduce Stress?

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Mindfulness Meditation for Stress and Anxiety Stress and anxiety result when we feel we can’t handle the pressures and adverse situations of everyday life. It’s a simple question of supply and demand of available [...]

Noting Meditation Practice

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How to use labels to make a busy mind more manageable Oh, those pesky thoughts. When we’re in deep meditation, thoughts, sensations and emotions can feel like the distant drone of bumblebees. They’re familiar and [...]

What is Vipassana Meditation?

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Vipassana meditation, also known as insight or awareness meditation, is best summarized by Socrates’s famous maxim “To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.” The goal of vipassana is to give us insight into [...]

Opening the Heart to Love

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4 Heart Practices Meditation I think when I first came to practice, probably for the first couple years, I sat there and I thought about meditation. I thought that was what I was supposed [...]

Mindfulness Exercises

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4 beneficial mindful techniques and activities you can try today Mindfulness is so popular these days that there’s no shortage of quick, creative mindfulness exercises available through websites, apps, and in print, not to mention [...]

Listen, Reflect, Meditate

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The Power of Contemplative Practice If meditation in general and mindfulness in particular are so popular nowadays, it’s because the cat’s out of the bag: meditative practices are good for us. They improve mental and [...]

Mindfulness for Kids

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5 enjoyable mindful moments for kids on the go Mindfulness exercises for kids provide a welcome breather in a day filled with activities and learning. Now that a number of studies have confirmed the benefits [...]

Meditation and Stress Prevention

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Preventing stress with regular meditation practice Did you know that meditation doesn’t only relieve stress? Science has shown that meditation prevents stress as well! It’s a practice that we can include in our lives so [...]

Unconditional Well-Being

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Our best qualities are revealed through meditation practice When we meditate, we’re training in being present to each moment without judging or allowing ourselves to be fascinated or repelled by what arises. We’re able [...]

Minding the Gap in Meditation

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Discovering a Spacious Mind through Mindfulness and Awareness In this mindful journey that we’re on, we work with qualities such as resilience and tools such as disruption. In this context, disruption is about disrupting the [...]

Mindfulness and Addiction Recovery

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Meditation as a path to understand addictive behavior Mindfulness is a centuries-old contemplative practice that can help you develop awareness, clarity and focus in your daily life. Today, therapies based on mindfulness are used [...]

Meditation for Children

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We all want happy, healthy lives for our children. Teaching kids how to meditate can give them a jump start to accessing the many benefits of meditation. Even though today’s kids exhibit elevated levels [...]

A Brief History of Meditation

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Meditators swear by the practice’s ability to bring enduring positive change into their lives. But where does meditation come from? What are its origins? Who thought it up? We don’t really know. The earliest [...]

Meditation for Students

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Many students are searching for healthy practices that relieve stress, calm frazzled nerves and help them relax. Mindfulness is a natural, easy-to-follow meditation method that offers college kids who are feeling the grind important [...]

Meditation for Sleep

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Meditation before going to bed If you’ve been struggling to catch some shuteye lately, meditating before bed might help. Statistics show that more than 70 million people deal with sleep disorders - in America [...]

Alcohol and Meditation

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Like other forms of addiction, addiction to alcohol causes great harm to those who are dependent and everyone connected to them. While there are many possible definitions of addiction and alcoholism, one that may [...]

What is guided meditation?

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In guided meditation, our practice is shaped by another person’s voice. Because the mind has a tendency to wander where it will, many of us find it easier to focus and relax when our minds [...]

Getting Started with Metta Meditation

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Instruction on Loving Kindness Meditation Oh good, a new word! “Metta” comes to us from an ancient Indian language called Pali, and it translates as lovingkindness, benevolence, active good will—you get the idea. Normally, when [...]

What is compassion meditation?

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All forms of meditation center on presence and focusing. When we practice compassion meditation, our focus is well-being: the well-being of others as well as of ourselves. Compassion is a quality that can be trained [...]

What is Meditation Used For?

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(Drum roll…) Meditation is everywhere: schools, community centers, medical centers, in the military, in churches, temples, and ashrams, and the list goes on and on. Seeing as how mindfulness and meditation seem to permeate our [...]

The Psychology of Addiction

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The intersection between modern trauma theory, addiction & mindfulness by Stephen Dansiger The problem of addiction is not just a problem for people struggling with addiction. It’s a problem of the ages, and at [...]

Mindfulness for Children

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If you’re a parent or children’s caregiver, you well know that caring for small children can be challenging. Moments of intense joy, closeness and wonder might be peppered with bewilderment and concern if the [...]

Health Benefits of Meditation

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For centuries, meditation has been used as an effective technique to work with the mind, and also to provide relaxation, well-being and better health. Long before the advent of modern science and medicine, dedicated meditators [...]

Meditation for Seniors

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We all dream of aging like good wine, getting better and better as the years progress. And we all know that this dream is rarely realized: growing old comes with its fair share of losses [...]

Guided Meditation for Kids

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Today’s kids lead extremely hectic lifestyles. Their days are filled with school, family and social obligations, sensory overload, and internal and external pressures. This can lead to a surplus of hard-to-handle situations that culminate in [...]

5 Best Places for Meditation

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Where Would You Love to Meditate? Ready for a real journey to uncharted territories? It’s time to sit! And where are the best places to meditate? A quiet room definitely counts, but there are plenty [...]

What Does Self Awareness Mean?

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“Awareness” is a buzz word in meditation talks and mindfulness conversations. But what, actually is awareness? Is it being mentally alert? Discerning? Well-informed? Is there a difference between awareness and consciousness? Being self-conscious and self-aware [...]

Guided Gratitude Meditation

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We all aspire to leading happy, healthy lives. To fulfill this yearning for well-being, we generally find ourselves actively trying to obtain what we’ve decided we need and steer clear of anything that might thwart [...]

5 Ways to Improve Mindfulness

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Awareness and appreciation of the present moment give life its fullness. Training in mindfulness fosters focus, clarity, and gratitude for the goodness of now. But distraction is such a strong habit that even while we [...]

ASMR in Meditation

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Autonomous Sensory Meridian Responses and Meditation Do you experience a pleasant tingling sensation (called ASMR) when someone whispers in your ear or gently massages your scalp? Does it send delicious shivers down your spine and [...]

Sitting Meditation Demystified

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Is strong determination required for sitting meditation? If determination spells persistence, then the answer is yes. Most everyone agrees that you’ll get the most out of your meditation practice if it’s regular – when [...]

5 of the Best Books About Meditation

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Meditation requires a great deal of patience and commitment – but we all know it’s worth the effort! Sometimes, though, it’s helpful to balance the “patience and commitment” part with “energy and relaxation.” That’s [...]

The Benefits of a Meditation Chair

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For meditators looking to get comfortable with their practice, having the right meditation furniture and accessories is a big plus. A suitable meditation chair is especially helpful for people who need more back support, have physical [...]

Meditation for Healing

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In recent years thousands of people have participated in studies that confirm the beneficial effects of meditation for stress, depression, managing chronic pain, insomnia and other conditions. Clearly, there are forms of meditation practice that [...]

Meditation and ADHD

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or simply ADHD) is a disorder characterized by hyperactivity, extreme distractibility and impulsivity. This condition commonly presents itself during childhood, but it may not be diagnosed in a timely manner. If [...]

Daily Meditation

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Many people rely on daily readings and meditation to help them maintain balance and a healthy spiritual life. Those who adhere to a religious tradition have sacred texts that can inspire and guide them [...]

Keeping a Meditation Journal

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Sometimes when we meditate we have exceptional experiences that we wouldn’t trade for anything. Other times we end up feeling bewildered or frustrated by the whole process. This is a natural pendulum effect that most [...]

Does Meditation Improve Memory?

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The benefits of meditation are far-reaching, and researchers have already identified a number of patently positive effects that meditation can have on the human brain. So naturally, many of us wonder if improved memory is [...]

What is Deep Meditation?

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Beginners and seasoned meditators alike wonder what deep meditation should feel like. In their quest for deep meditation, some meditators who think they are not progressing fast enough may be tempted to switch techniques. [...]

Meditation and Insomnia

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Meditation and Insomnia: at the crossroads of sleep and mindfulness Have you ever struggled with sleeplessness? It is estimated that at least 10% of the population suffers from symptoms of insomnia. There are two main [...]

How to Meditate During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy Meditation Pregnant women have to cope with a number of emotional and physical challenges. Hormonal changes can lead to mood swings, increased appetite and nausea, to name but a few. Meditation during pregnancy [...]

What Is Walking Meditation?

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We don’t need a special set-up to meditate. We can practice mindfulness meditation while sitting at the desk, doing the dishes or taking a walk. Mindful walking meditation is a perfect complement to our seated [...]

What is Chakra Meditation?

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What is a Chakra? “Chakra” is a Sanskrit word that literally means wheel or cycle. In the context of spiritual disciplines such as yoga, the chakras are considered to be wheel-like energy centers that are not [...]

What Is Buddhist Meditation?

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There are many forms of meditation and many ideas about what meditation is. While different spiritual paths may associate meditation with contemplation, prayer or other practices, Buddhist meditation is generally associated with mindfulness and awareness. [...]

Best Mindfulness Meditation Exercises

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Mindfulness meditation is gaining popularity across the world, and for good reason. Studies have shown that mindfulness meditation exercises contribute to creativity, decrease anxiety and cultivate peace of mind. The basis for mindfulness is [...]

Loving-kindness in Meditation

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Meditation changes our relationship to pain What is loving-kindness meditation?  While there are many different types of meditation, there are specific practices that we call loving-kindness where we actually train our hearts and minds to [...]

Can Meditation Help With Depression?

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Abraham Lincoln, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill, Vincent Van Gogh, J. K. Rowling, Adele and countless other artists, bereaved individuals, recent mothers, and John and Jane Does struggled or struggle [...]

How Many People Meditate?

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Do you wonder how many people in the world practice meditation? It’s a good question! Considering the immense popularity that meditation has garnered in the last few decades, we can estimate that there are presently [...]

What Is Channeling Meditation?

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Meditation means different things to different people. The most mainstream form of meditation nowadays is mindfulness, but there are plenty of other forms, including awareness, mantra, contemplative, relaxing, gong, visualization and so on. The New [...]

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Welcome to Mindworks Meditation Blog

Meditation advice provided in Mindworks’ blog by our international team of experts (who we call Mind Trainers) will help you keep your practice dynamic and fresh, whether you’re just starting out or have been honing your skills for years. For practical guidance and inspiration, you’ll find the latest mindfulness and awareness meditation tips in these blog pages.

You may find our Top 10 Best Tips on How to Meditate a helpful way to begin. Commitment to your practice can help you access your own innate sense of well-being and enable you to be present and attentive to whatever is happening right now. Over time, you’ll find that meditation practice can lead to a more joyful and positive outlook on life.

Mindfulness is about being committed to the present moment and suspending judgment. If we think about it, we recognize that we’re actually never anywhere but the present. Yet our minds tend to struggle with this reality, jumping all over the place, recalling past events, anticipating future outcomes, and churning over tough personal situations. When we’re more aware of the present moment, we’re less likely to become mired in these unproductive emotional patterns.

The Mindworks blog and awesome meditation courses give us what we need to get started with meditation or enrich our existing practice. We discover the power of guiding our attention back to the breath and to the present moment. Our practice is nurtured with fresh new Mindworks content designed to keep us sitting and reflecting.

Through meditation and awareness, we come to realize that we don’t have to remain stuck in self-imposed limitations. We have the ability to change our circumstances for the better by working with our minds. Thanks to our meditation practice, we become healthier, endure less stress and anxiety, and develop an improved sense of focus and productivity. Through awareness practice, we become more flexible and understanding, and gradually discover an innate sense of well-being that gives us a more positive and joyful experience of life. The benefits of meditation are numerous and well documented—we only have to sit to open ourselves to all of the possibilities.

The mission of Mindworks is to foster greater happiness and well-being by making meditation relevant to today’s challenges and accessible to anyone—any time, any place. Mindworks gets you started and keeps you going!

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