We’ve all been there: So wound-up from bills, emails, missed deadlines, and the general bullshit of existence that we need some way of just letting go. »
My days are filled with emails, pings, and notifications. So much so that I forgot what it was like to be away from all of the distractions of technology I’ve grown accustomed to. Here are some lessons I learned—or relearned—spending a week away from it all, and how you can incorporate them in your own life.
Yoga studios are nice, but what about the pretentious people and their greasy mats—not to mention all the see-through pants and all the farts? What you really need is your own private meditation cavern in the New Mexico desert. In fact, maybe you need two! »
It's easy to get worked up about the ughs of air travel, especially on a week like this. But there are plenty of ways to make flying less terrible—and some of the best minds in design are currently working on them. We posed a simple question to a few of them: If you could do anything to improve the flying experience,… »
The benefits of consistant meditation are too well told. Lower stress, better focus, easier sleep. But despite its inherent simplicity, it can be really tough to learn and practice, especially if relaxation doesn't come naturally. »
Most people dismiss meditation as a bunch of hippy nonsense. But no longer; scientists have established that meditation, if done regularly and for long enough, is linked to the brain being able to process information faster. Take that, skeptics. »
Liu Ming, a feng shui teacher in Oakland, CA, lives in a loft inside a warehouse in Oakland, California. But he spends much of his time—working, sleeping, meditating—inside a steel and plywood cube that sits on wheels in the middle of his loft. Why? Because, he says, it's good feng shui. »
We are remaining firmly skeptical about this, but there are some binaural sounds you can play through earphones that supposedly hack your brain, making you feel like you've had too much coffee, feel relaxed, or can even allegedly simulate sex. These downloadable sounds feed you a different tone in each ear, and the… »