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3 Self-Care Tips to Start Your Week off Right

This week in wellness news, A new study suggests that specific forms of mindfulness techniques can be particularly useful for reducing repetitive and intrusive negative thoughts that frequently occur in depression or anxiety.

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

  • How to Meditate for an Open Heart: The more you train your mindfulness, the more you’re able to show up for all the people in your life and be fully present and authentic when you’re with them (whether that’s a first date, dinner with our long-time spouse, or at work with a complete stranger), says Rinzler. “It’s a bit like taking the heart to the gym; you experiment with opening our heart to people you like, people you don’t know very well, and even people you don’t get along with.”
  • Mommy’s Guide to Feeling Less Tired Through a Practice of Meditation: “Before I became a mother, I would think nothing of sleeping eight hours a night during the week and nine on the weekends – with a few lazy midday naps with my husband in between. Looking back on those days, I realize what a luxury that was. Don’t get me wrong, I love being a mom and I wouldn’t change it for the world, but the lack of sleep can take its toll. I quickly found that meditation helped me to better cope with the day to day. It allowed me to stop and take a breath when I needed it, plus it helped me get by during those first few months of sleepless nights. (Not to mention my irrational fears that made me question whether or not I was doing everything right!) I truly believe that the practice of meditation helped me tune out all the outside noise, listen to my inner voice and go with my maternal instincts.”
  • New Research Finds Mindfulness Reduces Worry: A new study suggests that specific forms of mindfulness techniques can be particularly useful for reducing repetitive and intrusive negative thoughts that frequently occur in depression or anxiety.

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