Practice meditation

The benefits of meditation are amazing!

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Learn how to meditate

If you have a smartphone or tablet, try the free Meditation Oasis app: Take a Break from Stress: Choose between a 7 minute break and a longer 13 minute option.

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Your Mission:

I will listen to an audio and practice meditation every morning/evening for one week.

“Wake up, Neo…”

While the terms Meditation and Mindfulness are sometimes used synonymously, mindfulness is about being aware of the present moment.  Jon Kabat-Zinn wrote that mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” When we notice and savor the world around us, we are being mindful as well.

Tools to become more mindful:

Experience the benefits of meditation and mindfulness for yourself!

Tools:

> Videos:

Scientific American Video ( 2:24)

Dan Harris Video from Big Think (3:44)

Sara Lazar TED Talk (8:34)

 Meditation 101 (2:01) video from Happify

Meditation Studies:

Book:The Emotional Life of Your Brain” by Richard Davidson

7 ways meditation can change the brain from Forbes & How to Meditate: What Type? How Long? How Often? from connection.tv

Meditation Apps & Online Resources:

The Best Meditation Apps from Healthline

8 Guided Meditation Apps & Online Resources

Relaxation: Take a Break app from Meditation Oasis with a 7 minute work break or 13 minute stress relief guided meditation. For insomnia, try the Can’t Sleep video (2:17) from Jason Stephenson.

Mindfulness: The Virtual Hope Box app from T2health includes a 4 minute Beach Guided Meditation.

Compassion: A Loving-Kindness meditation from UCLA (9:00) is available online. A longer online version (17:49) from mindful.org.

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