In this first guest interview with a valued member of our community, Mary Ellen Arndorfer tells us how she started meditation in her early teens before later establishing a regular meditation practice that supported her through various challenging life events.
Mindfulness & Meditation
Want some solid research on the benefits of mindfulness meditation? Here are three ways mindfulness changes your brain, as evidenced by 180 studies.
Big moments in life throw up big questions, there’s no doubt about it. But what if you didn’t try to find solutions? What if you stopped looking for answers? What if there was another way?
If you’re curious to find out more about mindfulness and meditation, it makes sense to listen to what some of the world’s most respected teachers have to say about it in these meditation podcast episodes.
Before you can meditate, you need to concentrate, which is easier said than done. But the payoffs, say the great yoga teachers, are infinitely worth it.
The ability to think straight gets overridden, surges of adrenaline build, and the mind ruminates and escalates the response. Sound familiar? Discover how mindfulness and emotional intelligence can help to maintain our mental composure and mitigate the emotional hijacking.
The final limb of yoga, samadhi, is said to be a state of enlightenment. The ancient yet practical application of yoga Over 1,700 years ago an ancient sage going by the name Patanjali brought together his observations of life into a set of clear guidelines. These guidelines, he claimed, would not only to lead a […]
With more people turning to mindfulness and meditation, you’ve got to ask what the actual benefits are on our mind and body. Is it possible that meditation positively affects the brain? In Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom, Dr Rick Hanson PhD draws on numerous studies to demonstrate how regular meditation […]
Addiction is tough. I have first-hand experience of the complexities and challenges faced when dealing with addiction, and believe me, there is a lot to consider. The cravings, thought processes, mind chatter, desires and genuine beliefs that you need to get more of a substance just to feel normal can outweigh and override all other […]
You can’t avoid the marketing of mindfulness these days. It’s everywhere. But beyond puffs and promises of living a better life, is there actually any proof that it works? We’re getting used to seeing mindfulness cropping up in the news and popular media. Business leaders are preaching its benefits. Rock stars and celebrities are endorsing […]