Meditation

9.11.19

Breathing Is the Hot New Wellness Trend

I attended a couple of "breathwork" classes that claim that improving the way you breathe can actually make your life better.

4.24.19

My Journey Through the World of Rich-People Meditation Products

Is it possible to buy your way to enlightenment? I tried to find out.

4.16.19

Meet the Politician Who Wants to Make the Cow ‘India’s National Mother’

Gopal Mani Maharaj—an independent candidate contesting for elections—thinks problems like terrorism, violence in Kashmir and the Ayodhya issue can be solved simply by being nicer to cows.

4.9.19

A Cynic’s Guide to Meditation

After a string of upsetting life events, I threw myself headfirst into meditation to deal with my anxieties—despite my apprehension that the practice was yet another bit of BS modernity.

2.7.19

This Breathing Exercise Can Calm You Down in a Few Minutes

“It’s totally private. Nobody knows you’re doing it.”

1.22.19

The More I Allowed Myself to Feel My Anxiety, the Less it Bothered Me​

My coping mechanisms had been avoidant behavior all along.

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12.30.18

I Was Suicidal and Addicted to Drugs Before I Found Yoga

"If you had told me five years ago that I would fall in love with yoga, I would have flipped you off. But here I am."

11.20.18

When Meditation Goes Wrong

For some people, meditating can lead to severe complications, from depression to traumatic flashbacks.

10.1.18

I Spent a Weird (and Homophobic) Day Trying to Follow God's Will

Inspired by the show 'God Friended Me,' I tried to change my life by following the instructions of the big man upstairs.

8.3.18

Welcome to Rehab

“I am tired of the putrid stench of sweat and the overwhelming compulsion to use, use, use because if I don’t, I will die.”

7.29.18

I'm Addicted to Silent Meditation and I've Never Felt Better

Vipassana retreats offer ten days of meditation with no talking, reading, cell phones, or jerking off. I recently went on my fifth.

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