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Meditation and practices related to it have taken the world by storm. There have been all sorts of benefits linked to meditation, including relieving stress, improving concentration, and becoming more patient. Since meditation has become so popular, it’s no surprise that celebrities have jumped on the band wagon as well. Here are 15 celebs who practice some form of meditation.
Tina Turner is one of the many celebs who has used meditation in order to overcome a tough obstacle in life. For more than 30 years, she has been an avid follower and supporter of meditation, especially due to her strong support of Buddhist beliefs. Tina Turner even credits meditation for allowing her to gain the inner confidence and courage that she needed in order to leave her abusive ex-husband, Ike Turner.
Don’t you love that quiet lull the office falls into between Christmas and New Year’s Day? With clients and coworkers traveling for the holidays, the workplace can feel like an adult version of Home Alone. But, there are better things to do with your downtime than playing Facebook games or building towers out of office supplies with your cubicle mates. This is the perfect time of year to gain perspective on 2012, and get focused for the New Year. Follow these steps to make sure your mind is right for 2013.
I’m not going to lie, 2012 has been a rough year. I know many people share that sentiment, as I know most of my friends do. For me, the year started with the loss of my favorite entertainer, Whitney Houston, then one of my favorite aunts (I only have two), and it ended with the loss of my dear friend, celebrity make-up artist Ross Burton. And, of course, the entire nation and world is mourning the recent tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut. On so many levels, I think we are all in need of a collective healing.
Not one for ever wallowing in sadness, I am super excited about the holidays because what better time to celebrate life, make wrongs right and be hopeful for a brighter future? Yes, leading up to [today] has been trying, but the closer [we got] to it, the more I [was] able to focus on the rejuvenation that the holiday season can bring. I’m taking the opportunity to do some things to recharge my spirit and truly embrace the beauty of the season.
Check out a few practical ways to heal a troubled spirit on Essence.com.
“The manic defence is the tendency, when presented with uncomfortable thoughts or feelings, to distract the conscious mind either with a flurry of activity or with the opposite thoughts or feelings. A general example of the manic defence is the person who spends all of his time rushing around from one task to the next, and who is unable to tolerate even short periods of inactivity. For this person, even leisure time consists in a series of discrete programmed activities that he needs to submit to in order to tick off from an actual or mental list. One needs only observe the expression on his face as he ploughs through yet another family outing, cultural event, or gruelling exercise routine to realize that his aim in life is not so much to live in the present moment as it is to work down his never-ending list. If one asks him how he is doing, he is most likely to respond with an artificial smile and a robotic response along the lines of, ‘Fine, thank you—very busy of course!’ In many cases, he is not fine at all, but confused, exhausted, and fundamentally unhappy.”
Around this time of year it’s easy to get bogged down with stress, doubt, anxieties and all of the other little nasties life can throw your way.
But no matter what you’re up against, you have the power, not to change your situation but certainly to change your outlook.
Get some tips and tricks on ways you can improve your mental clarity at Hello Beautiful.com.
Just after the newborn stage of life, everyone starts to feel stress inch it’s way into their lives. In school, it is the stress of a big test, pimples and finding a prom date. In college, it’s about the big test, dates and getting a decent job after graduation. And while at the time it all seems very stressful, it is just the beginning. It isn’t until you get a job, start earning your own way and, eventually, supporting a family and moving up the career ladder, that you not only get to know stress, but stress moves right in, takes your favorite chair and even raids your refrigerator in the middle of the night. So how can you handle it all? Take a look at these proven stress relievers and give yourself a 10-minute break to relax and learn how to de-stress.
There are quite a few fabulous reasons to become a yoga diva. Benefits of a regular yoga practice include: increased flexibility, toned muscles, weight-loss, stress relief, cute yoga outfits; the list goes on and on. However, choosing from the myriad different styles of yoga, can be confusing. And going to the wrong class for your fitness level and personality can turn you off yoga all together. For example, balancing on one leg in a 100 degree room may sound like a fun challenge to one sista, but sound like a bucket full of crazy to another. So what kind of yogi are you? Here’s a look at five popular styles to help you decide.
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You have long workdays that sometimes continue on even when you get home. It’s tough to be on the grind, but you put in the work because you know in the end, you’ll be in a better position. Create a special meditation nook in your home so that no matter what, you know that you’ll always have a little corner of serenity in your world. Creating a meditative space in your home is fun and easy. Plus you’ll be so glad you did it!
Here’s how to create a meditation corner within minutes:
On a quest for spiritual guidance, you have longed to be a more well-rounded and devotional person. Rather than seeking out an organized religion for guidance, some people connect to the world and powers around them through other means.
Here’s how you can live the spiritual life:
So many times, especially each New Year, we seek to change or makeover our physical attributes. A new haircut, change of attire, or plans to lose that extra 10 pounds are usually high on our list of priorities. There is nothing wrong with change, but with each physical makeover should come an internal makeover as well. Just as our looks need to be rejuvenated, so do our souls.
Yes, surprisingly even with a bold new haircut and an even fiercer new wardrobe to compliment, without having our souls intact, it all seems pointless after a while. As cliché as it may sound, you’ve really got to focus on the inside first. The rest are just additives.
So as the New Year approaches and you seek to unveil a New You, give your soul a makeover in addition to the things people can see. A beautiful soul far surpasses even the hottest pair of pumps.
Try these eight tips to assist you in the best makeover you can give yourself in 2011. Your soul will thank you.