Tag: mindfulness

A mindful daily bliss: how to make mindfulness a habit

We all know about the incredible endless benefits of mindfulness but how to implement it in our daily life? Well, practicing mindfulness is similar to cultivating a garden: to be able to make something bloom you need certain conditions. These conditions include the following habits of mindfulness, which are essential to be able to optimize practice and start feeling good…

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4 different meditation positions

People often think that the only way to practice meditation is by sitting down in the lotus/cross-legged position. Yet, there are so many ways to meditate, which makes meditation possible for everyone, including people with disabilities. The most essential thing is that you try to relax your shoulder, neck, face, and jaw muscles during meditation and that you try to…

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We can’t talk about Mindfulness without acknowledging its Buddhist roots!

Mindfulness has its roots in Buddhism, a philosophy/religion founded about 500 BC by the historical Buddha, Gautama Siddharta (India/Nepal). Mindfulness was originally part of the Buddhist eightfold road to enlightenment (translation to English): right view, right resolve, right speech, right conduct, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right samadhi (‘meditative absorption or union’). The American Jon Kabat-Zinn was the first to get inspired…

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Meditation app for people of color

Quite simply put, meditation is resting. In the meditation, it’s about being present in the moment. It is not so much about stopping your thoughts, but observing more thoughts without immediately having an opinion or a follow-up thought at once. Meditation is definitely also healing for me! I discovered Liberate meditation about a year ago. It’s a meditation app for the Black,…

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What is slow living + 3 slow living benefits

“The concept of slow lifestyles started with the slow food movement, which emphasizes more traditional food production processes as a reaction to fast food emerged in Italy during the 1980s and 1990s. Slow food and slow living are frequently, but not always, proposed as solutions to what the greenmovement describes as problems in materialistic and industrial lifestyles.” S. The s refers to sustainable, meaning having a limited impact.L.…

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