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October 28, 2020

Introducing our All-New Biofeedback Meditation Soundscapes!

Introducing our All-New Biofeedback Meditation Soundscapes!  The all-new Muse Soundscapes are now available on the Muse app! To access these new soundscapes, simply update your Muse app and download each new soundscape on your iOS or Android device. Our community of Musers has been patiently waiting for the newest collection of soundscapes, and we’re excited … Continued

October 12, 2020

5 Activities Science Shows Help You Keep Calm and Composed

With the events happening around the world right now—from illness to job insecurity—it’s no surprise that stress and anxiety are on the rise. In fact, anxiety-related disorders are the most common mental health disorder in the US, affecting some 40 million adults every year (1). And while we know that mindful practices like yoga, meditation, … Continued

October 2, 2020

The Vagus Nerve: What It Is and How It Can Help You Tap Into Your Calm

You’ve probably heard the vagus nerve mentioned at some point, but perhaps never understood what it is and why it’s important. When it comes to what’s happening inside the body, it can feel difficult to wrap our heads around all these parts and processes we can’t see. So we’re going to pull back the curtain … Continued

Neuroscience Tips for How To Calm Down Under Pressure

Imagine you’re giving a presentation to a large group of colleagues and you suddenly draw a blank and forget what to say next. Or you’ve accidentally just hit ‘reply all’ and sent an embarrassing email to everyone. Your heart begins racing, your palms start sweating, and panic sets in. While these moments can feel overwhelming, … Continued

September 14, 2020

Zen Kōans: Learning to Live with Ambiguity and Paradox

How do we explain the unexplainable? It’s a question that’s existed since time immemorial and given rise to legends, myths, and religious practices around the globe. A group of Chinese priests back in the 13th century decided to take this question a step further. They essentially asked: What if we didn’t need an explanation for … Continued

September 4, 2020

What We Can Learn From the Most Prolific Zen Masters?

Today, we often hear the term Zen master used when referring to someone who manages to keep their cool in stressful situations. Historically, however, the term has served as a catch-all for various titles across Zen traditions—including seike, roshi, sensei, osho. It’s an honorable title reserved for those who’ve essentially made a life commitment to … Continued

August 27, 2020

Zen Meditation 101: The History and Principles of Zen

When you hear the word “zen,” what comes to mind?  You’ll likely think of words like peaceful, serene, meditation, and calm.  For others, they might picture a nature scene, garden, or even someone meditating.  But where does “Zen” come from? Zen 101: A Brief History of Zen Although “Zen” is the Japanese word for “meditation,” … Continued

August 7, 2020

Foundations of Mindfulness: Generosity

Part IIII of our Foundations of Mindfulness series is focused on the principle of: Generosity Scientist, writer, meditation teacher, and founder of MBSR Jon Kabat-Zinn used the phrase “the mindful cultivation of generosity” to describe the practice of learning how and why to give, beginning with small steps. In his book Wherever You Go, There … Continued

August 6, 2020

Foundations of Mindfulness: Non-Judgment

Part III of the Foundations of Mindfulness: The Principle of Non-Judgment Did you know that an attitude of non-judgment can help settle your mind? Every day, whether we realize it or not, we judge and label our experiences, other people, and ourselves as good or bad: …This is good, this is bad. …I’ll give this … Continued

August 5, 2020

Foundations of Mindfulness: Beginner’s Mind

Part II of the Foundations of Mindfulness: The Principle of Beginner’s Mind Zen Buddhism teaches a concept of “Shoshin“, as a positive attribute that refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner would.  Zen Master Shunryu … Continued

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