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Did we Find the Fountain of Youth?

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Did we Find the Fountain of Youth?

Study: Meditation’s Anti-Aging Properties There have been thousands of scientifically conducted studies done on meditation with some significant findings. We will focus on several of them throughout these 30 days to help get the conceptual mind excited to meditate too! First up is the amazing anti-aging properties of meditation. Here are some highlights that show just how powerful meditation can be to make real, life-enhancing changes within the human body. Meditation decreases levels of Cortisol “The Stress Hormone” Cortisol is called the “stress hormone” and it is “age accelerating” by nature. Higher levels of Cortisol can decrease bone density, elevate...

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Non-Reactivity

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Non-Reactivity

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose,in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”– Jon Kabit Zihn Thoughts, emotions, and body sensations come into our awareness. Do we react? Or respond appropriately? If we hold non-judgmental awareness, we are given a choice between the two.  We have space; space between the experience and blind reaction. Let’s look at this in practice. Someone cuts you off in traffic; body tenses up, anger is felt. Thoughts of being wronged begin to surface. Now these happen all on their own. But let’s stop right there… If we are practicing non-judgmental awareness, not...

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The Breath and Stress

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The Breath and Stress

Stress is caused by wanting something to be different than how it is. It takes duality; it’s like this, but should be like that. “I have some money, but need more” “I said that, but should have said this instead” The moment is singular, it does not waver into the realm of rumination. Take the breath for example. It doesn’t care about what it doesn’t have, what is coming next or what happened before. It just is. Why? Because the breath is walking hand in hand with the present moment. And if you hang out with the breath, you can...

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What To Do With a Restless Mind

What To Do With a Restless Mind

Does your mind ever wander? Great, you are alive and human!

The fact that the mind wanders is as common as the desire for food or sleep. The human mind just does. The mind will produce thoughts on its own. But that does not mean you won't be able to meditate.

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The Difference Between Mindfulness and Other Types of Meditation

The Difference Between Mindfulness and Other Types of Meditation

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.

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