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About Meditation Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for About Meditation.

A Guide to Walking Meditation

The word "meditation" is likely to conjure up a mental image of a cross-legged person sitting still in a quiet, peaceful room. While this is the method of choice for many who meditate, others choose a more active route to mindfulness. It...  Read more

5 Mind-Body Exercises for a Healthier Heart

There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also...  Read more

Meditate Daily to Reduce Blood Pressure

In the United States, hypertension (chronic high blood pressure that can lead to heart disease and stroke) is most prevalent among African Americans. In fact, 34 percent of the African American population has high blood pressure—a rate higher t...  Read more

A Holistic Approach for Treating Depression

While talking with my client, Dana, as she walked on the treadmill in my home studio, I couldn't help feeling sad. Her usually upbeat and vibrant demeanor was missing—and had been for several weeks.  "I'm so depressed," s...  Read more

Yoga and You'll Go to Sleep

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia each year. Many of these people rely on medication to fall asleep, but research shows that relaxation and meditation exercises can...  Read more

Good Yoga Exercises/Meditation Practices?
Updated 11/2/2013 10:28:56 AM

Like many other people here, I'm trying to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. So far, it's been working quite well and I definitely think the nutrition tracker broke me out of my plateau and I've lost 13/20 pounds! I've read that yoga i...  Read more

Reaping the benefits of meditation
Updated 10/19/2013 8:37:20 AM

I'm curious to know if anyone out there in the Spark world is finding meditation helpful. I am a true believer in mind over matter and have been using guided meditation along with visualization recently. After several weeks of healthy eating, plent...  Read more

Meditation

I do a meditation for weight loss every morning and often at night, too....  Read more

Listen to Gabriel Method download

I listen to a Gabriel method downloaded meditation...  Read more

Rock Climbing

For all the climbers, or those who want to start. Beyond incredibly efficient exercise, it's meditation, socializing, and a way to push past your comfort zone. Woo hoo!...  Read more

If Just Saying NO Isn't Working, Trying Saying OM Instead.

Do you have trouble just saying NO to your sweet tooth, or your Inner Couch Potato when s/he really wants to skip that exercise session you've got planned? Well, maybe NO isn't really the word you should be using. Trying saying OM instead. ...  Read more

Healthy Headlines: Will Chewing Gum Help or Harm Weight Loss?

A roundup of the healthy living stories making headlines this week. Minty chewing gums may not help people lose weightLive Science says that chomping on gum might backfire if you're trying to shed a few pounds. The minty breath fresheners make fr...  Read more

Links for The Gabriel Method Morning Meditation/Visualization and Evening Meditation

The Gabriel Method Morning Visualization (MP3) has been very helpful to me the past three months. The link to download the morning meditation is http://www.TheSheilaShow.com/Gabriel/gift . You can also get a free download of the evening meditat...  Read more

Week 6 - Structuring Your Meditation - Formal Practice: Guided Meditation

Hard to believe I stopped posting about meditation on April 5, but Iím finally ready to finish the 8 weeks. For those of you new to Michaelís class, I recommend reading that blog, to those of you whoíve followed me on my journey, hereís the next...  Read more