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Students today struggle under an immense amount of stress. According to APA statistics, over 61% of college students who go into counseling suffer from anxiety, and nearly 50% have depression. Meditation has proven to be an effective stress-relief practice that can do wonders for improving mental health. Learning different types of this practice can help literally save students’ lives, as the suicide rates among them have been climbing up over the last decades (National Institute…

I conduct introductory Meditation sessions and have reached out to over 800 people. While many, especially the youth, appreciate the experience, in a workplace of 350, some 35 people turn up if the session is not mandatory. This makes me wonder about the perception Meditation enjoys. Presenting it as an ‘Energetic Detox’–like a gym for your Aura to improve one’s energy levels–takes the weight off an intense, a quick-fix or an alien-like Spiritual practice. Not…

For years, I struggled with my mind. It exhausted me. It would spend endless hours at night — when my body really wanted to sleep — thinking. Endless streams of thought that sometimes made no sense and caused anxiety and depression. Yet oddly, the same “thinking machine” that kept me up at night would falter during the day. I couldn’t concentrate at work. My mind felt like it was overtaken by dense fog. And after…

As most yogis know, it all starts at the root. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, this first chakra is called Muladhara. If your Root Chakra is WEAK, BLOCKED or CLOSED, it may manifest in a person’s life as some of the following symptoms: • Being stuck in an unfulfilling and unrewarding career • Never seeming to have enough money • Experiencing financial stress or debts • Having trouble budgeting effectively. • Suffering from weight or…

Are you trying to meditate and nothing’s going according to plan? Are you finding it hard to sit down and do what it takes to have a good meditation session? You and me both! I’ve been trying to nail this meditation thing down for quite a long time, but it soon became apparent that there is so much more to it than it meets the eye. I’ve personally identified quite a few issues when trying…

Stress and worry might seem to be a normal part of modern life, but anxiety and depression are disorders that should not be ignored. These conditions can greatly affect your life, work, relationships, and even your physical health. Living with anxiety is tough and you can really be imprisoned by the worry and negative thoughts that accompany this condition. Some people turn to medication in order to manage their anxiety, but there are natural ways to dealing…

Life is short and living it to the fullest is a must. Meditation is a simple and effective way to add value to your life. It is like you are entirely awake yet your mind is traveling elsewhere into your unconscious. Meditation has many techniques; they target specific areas like developing self-awareness, promoting relaxation, reducing stress or promoting a sense of well being. If you want to maximize the most out of your meditation, it…

If you are a just discovering meditation now or if you are coming back to it after a long time, you might encounter some common challenges. However, there’s nothing to worry about. Many beginning meditators face a similar situation. What you may not realize, which was the same case with me, is that overcoming the hurdles that come our way during meditation is an integral part of the training for better wellbeing. Probably you are…

Meditation has been around for thousands of years, and has survived all this time because it works. It involves bringing clarity and peace to your life and maintaining the balance in your personal and professional life in order to be successful. I actively bring meditation to my business in order to bring calm in the midst of the constant creativity and stress I bring to my business. Before I started meditating, I was unproductive and…

Republished with permission via Organic Daily Post.  So we have been hearing a lot in the news and online about how beneficial meditation is and that it can positively impact almost every area of your life. It seems like meditation is the hot new thing that everyone is getting into, but is there concrete evidence that backs up the profound benefits of meditation? Is it actually beneficial for everyone? What are the specific ways that it…