Meditation

60-Second Meditations

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Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Ann Pardo, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.C.

Think you need 30 minutes in a quiet, dark room to get into the meditation frame of mind? Not necessarily. You can calm and center yourself anytime, anywhere, in the form of 60-second meditations. These are simple acts that carry the same health benefits as longer sessions of meditation.

Meditate for Better Health

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Ann Pardo, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.C.

For centuries, people have turned to meditation to quiet the mind and soothe the soul, but there may be even more concrete health benefits to this ancient practice. Here’s a round-up of some of the latest interesting findings.

Myths and Facts About Meditation

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Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Ann Pardo, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.C.

Though meditation has been around for millennia, it can be a bit of a mystery for some. Getting at the truth about what meditation is—and isn’t—may help warm you up to the idea of giving it a try. Don’t let misconceptions deter you from reaping its benefits.

The Body Scan Meditation Technique

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Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Julie Haber, M.Div

Although practicing meditation can help us slow down and be in the moment, some techniques, like a body scan meditation, can be particularly helpful in learning to tune in with ourselves.

The Power of Visualization

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Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Julie Haber, M.Div

Visualization meditation is a simple technique that can help you relax, reduce stress levels and temporarily unplug from the demands of everyday life. For some, it can even help relieve insomnia and ease headaches.

Walking Meditation Techniques

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Julie Haber, M.Div

Walking may not be the first image that comes to mind when you think about meditation. However, the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other can be a spiritual practice that enables you to be in the moment and connect with yourself.