Throughout 2019, we shared stories, tips and ideas to help readers like you deepen your meditation practice, cut down on daily stress, and develop more mindful habits. By working with experts in the field and exploring the latest research, we always aim to provide you with the most up-to-date and authentic information on mindfulness today.
Here are the top mindfulness articles of 2019:
1) The Best Meditation Apps
Our phones are always with us, so we might as well put them to good use. Here are five free apps that can help you deepen your practice.
2) The Ultimate Guide to How to Meditate
Learning to meditate can be confusing—should you get a cushion? Count breaths? Listen to an audio recording? This introductory guide has the answers.
When we meditate, we inject far-reaching and long-lasting benefits into our lives: We lower our stress levels, we get to know our pain, we connect better, we improve our focus, and we’re kinder to ourselves. Let us walk you through the basics in our new mindful guide on how to meditate. Read More
3) Learn the RAIN Meditation Practice
In this beloved practice, Tara Brach provides four steps to stop being so hard on ourselves, so we can cultivate self-compassion in our most challenging moments.
4) How to Practice Mindful Eating
By taking a little more time with our meals, we can enjoy them more and feel satisfied for longer. Chris Willard explains the basics of mindful eating.
5) A Simple Mindfulness Practice for Young Kids
Teach children how to settle the mind with this popular glitter jar craft—it’s both a simple introduction to mindfulness and a fun rainy day activity. Eco-friendly alternatives are also included.
6) Destress Your Work Routine with Mindfulness
Work is often stressful. By adding mindfulness into the mix, you can give yourself more space to slow down and think through big decisions.
7) Make Meditation Part of Your Daily Life
Meditating regularly can be challenging. Here, Jack Kornfield walks you through six steps to make meditation a part of your daily routine.
8) How to Turn Towards Discomfort
When the going gets tough, it’s tempting to turn away. But by learning to persevere, you can become more resilient in the long-run.
Research suggests that when we turn towards pain and discomfort, we can experience less of it. Plus — a guided meditation for being mindful when things get tough. Read More
9) The Best Foods to Boost the Brain
We’ve all experienced being “hangry,” but can our diets have a long-term impact on our mental health? New research explores the connection between what we eat and how it influences our mood.
10) How to Reduce Stress with Mindfulness Practice
We lead busy lives, and being constantly connected can leave many of us feel overwhelmed by stress on a daily basis. Luckily, mindfulness can help.