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What Is a Zafu Meditation Cushion?

woman sitting on the cushion meditating

Few people in the world don’t know what meditation is but for those that don’t, it’s the conscious act of breathing in and out while clearing your mind. That’s a simplistic explanation but you get the idea. If you’ve been hearing about zafu meditation cushions and wondered what all the talk is about then look … Read more

Overcoming Hopelessness

Woman on a wheelchair looking over the twilight

Most of us have felt, at one time or another, the overwhelming feeling of hopelessness. Whether brought on by the stress of an event or a compilation of ongoing troubles, there typically comes a time when you simply are not sure what step you need to take to keep moving forward through it all. I’ll … Read more

30 Meditation Tips for Beginners from Top Experts

Young woman sitting on crossed leg with praying hands; meditating and relaxing

Anyone that is meditating knows how frustrating it can be at the beginning. You can’t get comfortable. Your mind gets distracted by the smallest irritation. And if you’re looking to tone your muscles while meditating, incorporating weights such as dumbbells into your meditation routine can be beneficial. On top of these, you think that you … Read more

The Health Benefits of Camping

Two person sitting together in a fireplace just outside their tent

Everybody loves camping. There’s something about that unique mixture of fresh air, separation from society, and of course, cooking food on a portable camping stove that’s just oh-so refreshing. But did you realize that there is actually a whole heap of health benefits to camping, too? Well, it’s true- and in this article, we’ll show … Read more

Why People Use Meditation To Reduce Anxiety

Woman on her bikini meditating on top of a rock overlooking the sea

Anxiety is a feeling that is difficult to deal with on a daily basis. Many people who experience anxiety feel it on a chronic, or daily basis, and find it difficult to find relief for the symptoms that can be so distracting while they go about their days. Fortunately, there are exercises that can be … Read more

Tap Into Your Dreams and Your Soul

woman comfortably sleeping with her blanket on

We spend our days in a busy haze. Work, school, and responsibilities make it difficult to take the time to slow down and really look into ourselves and the world around us. Whether or not you realize it, your brain makes observations during the day that hold a hidden significance you don’t realize until you … Read more

BFRBs (Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours) and Mindfulness

Woman doing a yoga pose with her palms pressed together on her back

Body-focused repetitive behaviors or BFRBs are a group of disorders characterized by an intense and irresistible urge to engage in a body focused behavior such as picking the skin (excoriation disorder) or pulling out bodily hairs (trichotillomania). It is estimated that between 1-4% of the global population suffers from a BFRB, and with an increase … Read more

Western Implementation of Meditation for Stress Reduction

Woman doing a meditation pose on a wooden platform overlooking a stunning misty view of the forest

Today’s society is filled with stresses. Western civilizations places tremendous stresses on their inhabitants, in order to fulfill many mundane tasks, such as working a job, maintaining a family and keep themselves in good stature. This can cause a great deal of mental anguish, which can be very detrimental to an individual’s psyche. Therefore, it … Read more