Posts tagged "meditation"

Coloring Is A Good De-Stressing Tool For Adults

Good news! Coloring is a dang good de-stressing tool for adults. Time to get some colored pencils and get to work! Psychologist Gloria Martínez Ayala says that the benefits of coloring lie between focusing our attention on fine motor movements and on the logic of color-matching. So while it’s a great distraction from stressors, it’…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 13, 2014

Oh, Thank Goodness: Someone Finally Said Mindfulness Meditation Might Not Be For Everyone

Oh thank goodness, someone finally says that mindfulness practice isn’t for everyone. Neuroscientist Catherine Kerr studies the effects of mindfulness practice on the brain, and is a practitioner herself, but denies that it is the emotional and scientific wonderdrug it’s been made out to be. Kerr was an author on a 2005 paper that claimed,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 7, 2014

Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Now Has A Yoga Room!

Yogis, rejoice! O'Hare International Airport in Chicago now has a yoga room! The room is open from 6 am - 10 pm, and according to aviation commissioner Rosemarie Andolino, it serves as an "oasis for passengers." O'Hare is one of the nation's busiest airports, so an oasis is exactly what its visitors probably need! Chicago'…

By: Claire Hannum / December 12, 2013

The 28-Day Meditation Challenge: Falling Off The Wagon

For the month of February, Kate is taking part in Sharon Salzberg's 28-Day Meditation Challenge. Kate already shared her feelings on week one and week two of the program. Here's her thoughts going into week three. An annoying thing happened this week with my meditation. There's no good way to put it: I simply didn't…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 16, 2011

The 28-Day Meditation Challenge: Learning To Realize When Things Just Aren’t That Big A Deal

For the month of February, Kate is taking part in Sharon Salzberg's 28-Day Meditation Challenge. Last week, Kate shared her feelings on starting the program. Here's week two. On Sunday, before the Super Bowl, I found myself in the grocery store, waiting on an epic line to buy a carton of eggs I'd forgotten to…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 9, 2011

The 28-Day Meditation Challenge: Can Focusing On Breathing Change Your Life?

I am the opposite of new-agey. I have only gone to a psychic once, in New Orleans, and tuned out immediately when it was obvious that homegirl had no idea what she was talking about. I have never been very interested in horoscopes, mostly because the attributes ascribed to my sign, Taurus—stubborn, down-to-earth, bullheaded—never seemed…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 1, 2011

Meditate Your Way To True Love

The way Francesco broke up with me was as simple as it was shocking. It was a Saturday afternoon in July and we'd just seen a movie at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Riding the subway back downtown, we sat side by side, him in an inexplicable and smoldering silence. The…

By: YourTango.com / February 21, 2010

What We Can Learn From The World’s Happiest Man

A Tibetan man named Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche has earned the title of "the happiest man in the world." But how did he get that way? Rinpoche says he suffered from anxiety when he was a kidlet, but cured himself through meditation. He's done a bunch of years-long (ack!) meditation retreats with Tibetan masters, who've done…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 21, 2009