meditation

5 Books for Practicing Mindfulness in the Classroom

The practice of mindfulness isn’t just limited to adults. School children of all ages can also practice mindfulness in the classroom. Practicing mindfulness can be very beneficial during childhood. Therefore, we’ve decided to dedicate an entire article to the subject. Mindfulness…

Improve Your Self-Esteem With Mindfulness

Defining self-esteem isn’t a simple task. We could say that self-esteem is the emotional part that stems from our self-concept, the emotions that arise from how we see ourselves. These emotions create thoughts, behaviors, and emotions that tend to reinforce…

How To Maintain Inner Peace

One of the principles of the Hawaiian philosophy Ho’oponopono states: “Take care of the exterior as well as the interior, because everything is one“. This idea of unity is fundamental to understand how dissociative disorders work and to nourish our…

8 Keys to Better Living, According to Zen Coaching

Zen coaching combines two focuses. On one hand, the discipline of “coaching” is orientated towards making connections, instructing, and training others to achieve their goals. This is a Western idea. On the other hand, zen is a thousand-year-old philosophical system hoping…

Repeating mantras can calm your mind

Do you ever wish you could silence the thoughts that frustrate or distract you? Have you heard about the power that repeating mantras has on quieting your mind? Have you ever experimented to see what would happen after vocalizing one…

Chakras: 7 Wonderful Energy Centers

Eastern culture has identified energy centers situated in the human body called chakras. Here, different biological and psychological aspects of the way we relate to ourselves come together. When you balance your chakras, you put yourself on the path to health…

What Does Science Say About Meditation?

Meditation has become so popular that it is part of our lives in many environments, with different objectives. This is  not without reason. Meditation has multiple benefits for your physical and mental health. Maybe that’s why meditating is becoming fashionable.…

5 Self-Care Habits for Better Mental Health

What if you learned how to take care of your mind the same way you take care of your body? Getting into self-care habits means exercising your self-esteem muscles and overcoming the resistance of apathy. It means being more emotionally balanced…

The Tea Ceremony and Conscious Meditation

The tea ceremony is part of the Zen meditation rituals. It is what the Japanese call Ichigo, which means “a moment, an encounter.” It is all about creating a unique, unrepeatable moment. Participants focus all their senses on the moment…

What Torments The Happiest Man In The World?

Matthieu Ricard is a Tibetan Buddhist monk involved in research on the effects of mental training on our brains done at the universities of Wisconsin-Madison, Princeton, and Berkeley. Scientists from the University of Wisconsin have claimed that Matthieu is the…

10 Benefits of Listening to Relaxing Music

Maybe you have your own playlist of relaxing music. You turn it on when you need to calm your mind. Music can make us feel so wonderfully peaceful. It produces serotonin to relieve our stress and relieve physical pain. It’s always there for…

7 Good Reasons To Do Tai Chi

Tai Chi has gotten very popular all over the world in the past few years. The practice originated in Imperial China, but today millions of people practice it in every part of the world. Tai Chi is a physical-spiritual practice, but…

5 Ways to Develop Your Intuition

You might think that it is very difficult to develop your intuition. The truth is, however, that you can foster and perfect it just like any other ability. Many people have a powerful and seemingly innate instinct. Nevertheless, instinct is…

7 of the Best Books on Meditation

Meditating doesn’t mean distancing yourself from the world; actually it means the exact opposite. It means getting closer to the world: understanding it, loving it and transforming it. The books on meditation we’ll list below can teach you how to do…

5 Meditation Mantras For You to Try

Meditation mantras are words or phrases that help us adopt an attitude of greater concentration and focus.  People have used these kinds of linguistic formulas for ages. Almost every culture has given a special value to certain words or expressions. In many…

Learn 4 Fundamental Steps to Start Meditating Now

Conscious attention, meditation, mindfulness, or Sati, as they call it in Pali, is a practice where we become aware of the different facets of our experience in the present.  To start meditating is give ourselves the chance to get conscious of how…