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Musings on neuroscience, meditation and Muse.

September 10, 2019

What is the difference between meditation and mindfulness?

What is the difference between meditation and mindfulness? The two are often said in the same breath, but they aren’t the same thing. As Muse co-founder Ariel Garten explains, “Meditation is a practice, or training, that leads to healthy and positive mindsets. Mindfulness is a skill that is built as a result.” In short, meditation is … Continued

Priming Innovation: Meditation to Achieve Creativity

Once thought of as only necessary for artistic careers, the “creativity” requirement is now standard on most job applications. Everyone from lawyers and accountants to engineers are expected to exhibit creative thinking and innovative problem-solving. Simply thinking outside the box isn’t good enough any longer. “Every single one of us has the capacity to be … Continued

Spotlight: Phil Jackson – Mindfulness in Basketball

In early 2018, the NBA had a problem: DeMar DeRozan tweeted late at night “This depression get the best of me.” DeMar DeRozan, star of the Toronto Raptors, franchise leader in regular season games played, wins, total minutes, field goals, and free throws – a titan of sports performance – was losing sleep not over … Continued

August 29, 2019

Stress VS Burnout – How Stress Inhibits Performance and How Meditation Can Help

In May 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified ‘Burn-out’ as an “occupational phenomenon.” They define burn-out as a failure of stress management in the workplace which has a negative impact on performance.  The WHO goes on the clarify that burn-out “…is characterized by three dimensions: Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion. Increased mental distance … Continued

August 18, 2019

5 Relaxation Techniques That Anyone Can Use

The easiest way to keep someone from relaxing is to tell them to relax. Why is that? In this age of endless streaming entertainment and HD devices loaded with music in our pockets, why do we find it so hard to just chill out?  Just like trying to fall asleep, maybe the problem is that … Continued

August 16, 2019

The 8th Sense: What Is Interoception and How Can It Help You?

Let’s try something: close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and feel the weight of your body in your chair or on the floor. For those of us who practice regular meditation, these steps are as easy as breathing, but how are we able to focus on our breathing? How do we “feel” the weight … Continued

August 12, 2019

5 Tips For A Mindful Summer

It’s that time again… as much as we’d like to ignore it, heading into August reminds us that summer will soon come to an end.  The good news? Summer’s not over yet! To help you squeeze every last drop out of the warm weather, here are our 5 tips for a more mindful summer. 1. … Continued

August 1, 2019

What is the most effective time of the day to meditate?

How often have you said to yourself: “I’d love to start meditating but I just don’t have the time!”  It’s easy to look at images of peaceful people sitting in green fields and think to yourself: “That’s not me! I don’t even know where my closest meadow is!” If you find yourself struggling with starting … Continued

July 31, 2019

Muse Referral Program: Gift 30, Get 30

The Muse Gift $30, Get $30 program allows you to earn promotional  Muse Credit to use on the future purchase of Muse products from How it works: Share: Send $30 of Muse Credits to a friend through the Muse app When you share your unique discount code with a friend, they’ll get $30 to spend on Muse … Continued

July 24, 2019

Golf Tips: New Study Unlocks Secret to Improving Your Golf Game

Like many sports, golf requires intense focus. This is why it was only natural that we take a closer look at how meditation can not only improve your performance on the green but also on a variety of other surfaces from the hard court, to ice rinks and grass fields. Many of the world’s greatest … Continued

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