How To Start A Yoga Practice

How To Start A Yoga Practice

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Doing yoga at home is a great way to keep in the swing of things between classes and can help take the stress out of your day whilst calming your mind. There’s a lot of ways you can approach a home practice so try not to get overwhelmed at first. The key lies in establishing a routine that works around …

Morning Meditation Practices

Morning Meditation to Start the Day

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Morning Meditation to Start the Day Meditating in the morning is a great way to start your day! Starting the day with a period of morning meditation helps you point your day in the right direction. When we tune into our deeper intentions right upon awakening, we lay a foundation of mindfulness, awareness, and kindness from the beginning. Finding the …

Mindfulness Exercises

Simple and Fun Mindfulness Exercises for Adults, Teens, and Children

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Mindfulness Exercises – Games and Activities for Groups, Classrooms, and More Mindfulness is no longer a practice strictly for new-age groups and your strange spiritual friend. It’s becoming much more mainstream, with its growth fueled largely by backing from the scientific community. Studies have found that mindfulness practice increases subjective well-being, reduces reactivity, and improves behavioral regulation. Mindfulness has also …

Is Buddhism a Religion?

Is Buddhism a Religion? – On God, Faith, and Awakening

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One of the things that drew me to Buddhist meditation was my perception that Buddhism was approachable and pragmatic. I wasn’t raised religious at all, and had some hesitation toward my image of what religion was. This wasn’t because of any bad personal experience with any religion, but I liked that the Buddhist meetings I went to offered me practices …

Guided Meditation Scripts

Guided Meditation Scripts – Mindfulness, Compassion, and More

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Shop Mindfulness Gifts We have been asked repeatedly to provide some guided meditation scripts, and finally got around to doing it! We offer these freely for your use, so feel free to download and print. If you have any questions about reading them or using them, you can always reach out via email to Matthew@OneMindDharma.com. We are here to support …

10 Tips to Better Self-Care

10 Steps to Better Self-Care

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Shop Mindfulness Gifts Humans can be strange and funny creatures—many of us are very good at caring for others, from our friends and families to the strangers we compliment and help to the various furry critters we dote on. However, we’re not very good at caring for ourselves. Particularly in a society where sarcasm, modesty and self-deprecation is revered, it’s …

Meditation for Focus

5 Practices for Building Concentration in Meditation

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5 Practices for Building Concentration in Meditation Why Concentration? We try to write posts with the intention of offering something useful to our readers. One topic about which we receive a lot of questions is focus in and out of our practice. Many people come to meditation for focus, hoping to find a way to center the mind, increase productivity, …

Guided Meditation Pain

5 Approaches to Dealing with Pain in Meditation

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Shop Mindfulness Gifts Whether you’re a new meditator or have sat many long retreats, you’ve likely experienced some physical pain during meditation practice. Maybe it’s your knees, somewhere in the back, or a chronic condition elsewhere in the body. In our meditation groups with Insight Sonoma, we have quite a few people actually arrive at meditation practice with the hopes …