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Loving Kindness Exercise

This meditation practice from the UCLA Mindful Aware­ness Research Center is very simple. Just follow these instructions. Sit straight on a chair in a darkened room. Close your eyes, breathe naturally, and relax your entire body, letting go of all the tension in your race, neck, legs, arms, and feet. Focus your mind on someone
  • 22 Jun, 2015
  • Posted by Steve Fogel
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Mindful Meditation Exercise

Sit straight on a chair in a darkened room. Close your eyes, breathe naturally, and relax your entire body, letting go of all tension in your face, neck, legs, arms, and feet. When you feel your body is relaxed, start to focus on your breath. I do this by focusing my attention on my abdomen
  • 15 Jun, 2015
  • Posted by Steve Fogel
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Practicing Mindful Meditation

Many years ago I was doing a research project on success in vari­ous fields, and I was fortunate to interview Ram Dass, the spiritual teacher who wrote, among other books, Be Here Now, a classic book for Western readers on spirituality, meditation, and yoga. As part of the book, Ram Dass wrote about his transformation
  • 8 Jun, 2015
  • Posted by Steve Fogel
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Practicing Gratitude

Gratitude, opening your heart in appreciation, is a wonderful feel­ing: It feels good physically, and it feels good mentally and emotion­ally. With its constant search for problems that may not even exist, my default programming is fabulous at making me worry rather than focusing on all the good things to be grateful about. Practicing feeling
  • 25 May, 2015
  • Posted by Amy Pistone
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Breathing Exercise

First, pay attention to your anxiety by noticing your breathing and scan your body for any signs that tell you that you are anx­ious. Ask yourself: Where am I tense? Is my breathing labored? Am I holding my breath? Second, look within to find which emotion or emotions are linked to or are being covered
  • 18 May, 2015
  • Posted by Amy Pistone
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