Meditation

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‘At once intolerable and addictive’: five wellbeing courses and apps, road-tested
From bibliotherapy to burpees, gratitude journals to cathartic workouts, Nadine von Cohen logs into Australia’s new crop of wellbeing apps

Nadine von Cohen

17, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Rhik Samadder tries … silent disco meditation: ‘A man in socks and a bandana is romancing a tree’
A dance-based ‘soul journey’ – in the middle of Clapham Common? While I stream with sweat and onlookers laugh, I can’t stop worrying about what I’m having for dinner

Rhik Samadder

16, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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My critical inner voice is driving me to distraction. Can I get it to shut up? | Romesh Ranganathan
The key to getting rid of it is to think less, apparently. This seems the opposite of what I’ve been taught

Romesh Ranganathan

30, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The Beatles in India: ‘With their long hair and jokes, they blew our minds!’
Two new documentaries offer intriguing insights on how the Beatles’ 1967 escape to study transcendental meditation shaped the band and India, baffled the KGB – and saw Ringo survive on a diet of baked beans

Andrew Male

03, Jun, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Sticking to a new routine has always eluded me. My nemesis is ‘little and often’ | Coco Khan
Whether it’s finding 20 minutes to exercise each day or 30 to tend to DIY, all my attempts are eventually replaced with scrolling through Netflix

Coco Khan

02, Apr, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Alexis Petridis tests sleep remixes of pop
‘Sleep-inducing’ is rarely a compliment, but Meditation app Calm hopes to have listeners nodding off with its hour-long remixes of hits by the likes of Ariana Grande and Katy Perry

Alexis Petridis

22, Mar, 2021 @3:39 PM

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Mindfulness, laughter and robot dogs may relieve lockdown loneliness – study
University of Cambridge researchers identify potentially effective interventions to help people

Lucy Campbell

17, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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10 of the most tranquil places in the UK
Many of us have stumbled upon unexpected corners of serenity during lockdown. Here’s our bucket list of natural spaces to explore when we can

Kevin Rushby

31, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Can you hack yourself happy? Five DIY health crazes put to the test
From cold baths to burning sage, there’s a self-improvement hack for everything. But do they work?

Coco Khan

09, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Reboot camp: 15 virtual wellbeing retreats for 2021
Start the new year with this inspiring choice of online health breaks – some beamed from France, Italy, Spain and India, as well as from the UK

Caroline Sylger Jones

09, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Headspace Guide to Meditation: can Netflix deliver enlightenment in 20 minutes?
The streaming service and the mindfulness app have joined forces to inject some calm into our tech diet. Elle Hunt tries to switch off, while switching on

Elle Hunt

08, Jan, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Musician, heal thyself: how ambient music brought solace in 2020
With no clubs or gigs to go to and pandemic anxiety to quell, ambient music chimed more strongly in a year when artists reconsidered their sense of purpose

Kate Hutchinson

29, Dec, 2020 @2:00 PM

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