Our Top 10 Blog Posts for Beginner Meditators
We've written a lot about why meditation is a habit worth starting, and how to begin. If you're curious about meditation, or have just begun practicing, here are 10 blog posts to get you going.
Thinking about putting meditation at the top of that list of new habits you want to develop for the new year? Before you do, make sure you know why it’s worth it to double down on meditation, and exactly what will help you make it a real habit - and what won’t.
We asked WITHIN teacher Devon Pipars how meditation helps you cultivate compassion, and why you'd want to do that in the first place. Here's what she told us.
How do you know which is better for you: guided meditation with a teacher or an app; or self-guided meditation on your own? Here’s our perspective on it.
When we talk about what we do at WITHIN, that's one of the biggest questions people have. We asked WITHIN student Atosa B. to sit down with us to help answer it.
If you've ever tossed and turned in bed, plagued by thoughts you just can't seem to shake off at night, you're not alone. 20-40 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep disorder, whether it's occasional, or something more serious. Not only is it frustrating at the time, lack of sleep can take a toll on you the next day, affecting your focus, mood, and energy levels.
Thankfully, there's a simple yet powerful remedy for sleep issues: meditation.
For 10 years, Holly’s life consisted of non-stop work around the clock as a public accountant. She was stressed and exhausted, as are many students who come into our studio looking for a reprieve from the never-ending barrage of emails, deadlines, and meetings. Then, she started meditating. Here’s what happened next.
Whether you're just considering dipping your toes in, or have been meditating for years, these books offer helpful guidance and inspiration on meditation, mindfulness, and living a rich life.
A meditation practice may sound like a good idea, but how do you actually do it? What are you supposed to do, the first time you meditate? How do you sit? What do you focus on? How do you know if you're doing it right?
For each individual who walks through our doors, there's a unique story about the path that led them there. We asked one of our regular students if she would be willing to share why she comes to WITHIN, as inspiration for people who may not have tried it yet. Here's what she said.
It's such a hot topic these days, you'd think mindfulness was something new. Of course, it isn't - people have been practicing mindfulness meditation for, literally, thousands of years - but there's been an explosion of research about how it affects our brains in the past ten years. Here are three of our favorite ways meditation has been proven to help your brain.
Which blog posts did you find helpful? Tell us in the comments below!