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4 Yoga Stories to Kick-Start Your Week

This week in wellness news, most things in our life are outside of our control. We cannot control the world around us, or what other people say and do, but through meditation and hard work, we can control our own minds. A trained mind can be the best friend you’ve ever had, and with it, you can accomplish things you never thought possible.

Read that and these other great stories yoga, health & wellness stories from around the web.

  • What You May Not Understand About Meditation: “The only wrong way to do meditation is by not doing it at all. One of the most important ideas of the practice is that you don’t judge yourself, your thoughts, or your meditation. Not judging oneself is a tall order, but meditation is where you can practice, and you begin by not judging the way you do it. The basic idea is to take some time to try to be present in the moment. If you sat down and you tried to do this, consider yourself successful.”
  • How Meditation Can Transform Your Business: “Most things in our life are outside of our control. We cannot control the world around us, or what other people say and do, but through meditation and hard work, we can control our own minds. A trained mind can be the best friend you’ve ever had, and with it, you can accomplish things you never thought possible.”
  • How Mindfulness Helps To Get You Through Tough Times And Increase Resiliency: “There are many reasons to meditate and practice mindfulness. Decrease stress and anxiety, increase focus and productivity. However, it’s perhaps misplaced to see mindfulness practice simply as another “self-help” gimmick. All of these benefits of mindfulness and meditation are actually side effects. Humans naturally strive to understand their existence, and meditation is a way to increase self-awareness and gain clarity about why we’re here and what our missions, values and goals are.”
  • Use Mealtime to Practice Mindfulness: “How often do you sit down to eat, completely distracted? Perhaps you’re checking your email, Twitter, Facebook, or just spaced out. Try this: when eating, simply eat. No digital device, book, newspaper, etc. Try eating alone. Pay attention to what you’re eating, the sensory experiences — taste, smell, and texture. Notice the color of the food. You can even spend a moment being grateful for the food you’re consuming.”

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