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Kundalini meditation: 4 key benefits and how to practise it

How exactly is Kundalini meditation more than religion or mere set of beliefs? Sonia Vadlamani explains how this energizing technique can offer a

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Turning pain into compassion: Tonglen meditation explained

Now is a good time to discover the ancient Tibetan practice of Tonglen meditation writes Calvin Holbrook. With each in-breath, we take in others’

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Yoga for anxiety: discover the benefits

If you're an anxious person, practising yoga regularly could help to regulate your stress response. From regulating breathing to breaking the worry

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Kundalini meditation: 4 key benefits and how to practise it

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How exactly is Kundalini meditation more than religion or mere set of beliefs? Sonia Vadlamani explains how this energizing technique can offer a greater sense of awareness and

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Turning pain into compassion: Tonglen meditation explained

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Now is a good time to discover the ancient Tibetan practice of Tonglen meditation writes Calvin Holbrook. With each in-breath, we take in others’ pain. With each out-breath, we send them

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Yoga for anxiety: discover the benefits

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If you're an anxious person, practising yoga regularly could help to regulate your stress response. From regulating breathing to breaking the worry cycle, Calvin Holbrook examines the benefits of

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How to help someone having a panic attack: 7 key tips

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Whether it’s a friend or a family member, panic attacks are scary to witness. Calvin Holbrook explains how you can support someone who is having a panic attack while also keeping yourself calm,

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How to stop a panic attack: 12 tips on what to do when anxiety hits hard

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Panic attacks can be both terrifying and debilitating says Calvin Holbrook, but there are ways of dealing with them. If you’re having regular episodes of intense anxiety, learn how to stop panic

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Nudism: why it can actually boost positive body image

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A positive body image is a strong factor in determining a person's happiness; if you're unhappy with your physical shape, it can hinder your well-being. However, studies suggest that getting naked

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11 science-backed ways to feel stress-free, fast

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The spread of Coronavirus around the globe is having a knock-on impact on our stress and anxiety levels. So, as April is also Stress Awareness Month, Dee Marques takes the opportunity to share 11

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Mindful behavior: 13 practical mindfulness tools for life

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From mindful eating to mindful listening – by incorporating these 13 practical mindful behavioral ideas from Calvin Holbrook into your daily routine you can live a more present and focused

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The benefits of forest bathing: six science-backed ways it can improve your life

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Some consider it a form of mindfulness, whereas others look at it as a weekly variation to their fitness regime. Sonia Vadlamani describes how reconnecting with nature through forest bathing can

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Meditation vs mindfulness: what’s the difference?

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Both meditation and mindfulness are growing in popularity, with the terms often used interchangeably. And although they embody similarities, they are not quite the same thing. Stanislava Puač

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Five surprising ways exercise changes your brain

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Working out in any form is not just good for your physical self, it's great for your brain and mind too. Here are five surprising ways exercise can change your brain. By Kelly McGoniga on behalf of

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Morning meditation: the secret to a great day

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Taking 10 minutes to meditate in the morning can set you up for a calm, compassionate and productive day ahead. Meditation practitioner Ann Vrlak explains why and discusses some morning meditations

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Coastal living: 4 science-backed health benefits of living by the sea

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Many of us dream of living by the sea, and science shows coastal living could be beneficial for both our mental and physical health. Calvin Holbrook explores the therapeutic benefits of being in, on

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The benefits of meditation for kids (and 3 great exercises you can practise together)

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Meditation and mindfulness are becoming increasingly popular for kids, with schools incorporating them into classes. Meditation practitioner Ann Vrlak looks at the benefits for children and explains

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Male loneliness: the ticking time bomb that's killing men

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It's been described as a 'silent epidemic': the number of lonely men in the UK and US is on the rise, and so are male suicides. Calvin Holbrook asks if the two could be linked and examines the causes

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Essential oils for grief: 6 great aromatherapy ideas

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When Paula Stephens struggled with grief following the death of her son, relief came from an unexpected source – essential oils. Here she suggests six essential oils that can relieve the depression

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How to break bad habits and create healthy ones

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In the new year many of us resolve to break bad habits and replace them with healthy ones. However, we often relapse back into our old behaviour. Arlo Laibowitz explains how to change this cycle, so

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Gratitude meditation: the top 5 benefits and how to practise it

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What is gratitude meditation and how do you do it? Sonia Vadlamani answers these questions plus explains five great benefits of the practice and shares three great gratitude meditation YouTube videos

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What is disenfranchised grief?

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Disenfranchised grief occurs when a society or culture treat your grief as insignificant, writes Dee Marques. Significantly, in these cases you don't only lose the loved one or thing you're grieving,

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The 8 types of grief explained

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While we will all experience grief at some point in our lives, you may not even realise you're experiencing the emotion, as it's usually only connected with death. In fact, there are many different

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5 strategies to help you develop a regular meditation practice

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Sticking to a regular meditation practice isn't always easy. Dee Marques runs through five ways you can overcome common meditation roadblocks so you can become more consistent in

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The 7 mental health benefits of gardening

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Gardening has a huge range of mental health benefits, writes Dee Marques. From reducing stress, isolation and depression to boosting your immune system. Here are seven science-backed reasons to get

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The best yoga studios in Barcelona: 8 that we rate!

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Barcelona has a vibrant yoga community with hundreds of studios to choose from. So, which are the best? Here are eight that we rate. By Calvin Holbrook. 
 
Looking for a cool space to

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8 powerful suicide prevention quotes

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Many of us have been touched by suicide and the loss of a loved one, family member or friend. Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), Calvin Holbrook has put together these eight

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Do we need a new roadmap for getting older?

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Old age can last half a century, says physician Louise Aronson, so it needs a better definition — and more praise. By Jenara Nerenberg on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
What

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