TalkingWise: Mindfulness in Business

Yes MBAs and business leaders do meditate! Isabella Convertini, career coach, business strategy expert and mindfulness teacher at Google gives us an insight into what mindfulness is all about and her personal journey into it.

How to Manage Your Mind

If you’re an over-thinker, this short clip might help. LWP gives you 4 easy ways of dealing with stress and anxiety. Anyone can do it! Why not check it out?

7 Amazing Shiva Chants/Songs

Here’s LWP’s recommendations for chants, mantras and songs of Lord Shiva curated by us from YouTube. Each one is different in style and mesmerizingly wonderful in its own way.

When Gautama became the Buddha

Buddha Purnima reminds us of our highest purpose, to realise our true Buddha nature. Read about Gautama’s enlightenment and what other spiritual masters had to say about the Buddha.

What 6 months of yoga and meditation has done for me

IT’s been about six months since I started practising yoga and meditation regularly. For most people, it’s something that has weaved in and out of their lives over many years and many actually got into it quite early in life. But for me, it was just something I got into quite all-of-a-sudden and that too in my early 30s and so far have consistently stuck with it. I thought that this milestone calls for some stock-taking to see what changes my practice has brought in me. Here’s the top 3 immediately obvious ones.

Effective ways to improve your yoga and meditation practice

You’ve proudly managed to find your ‘quiet time’ in the middle of a hectic schedule. You’ve changed into clothes with more zen-inspiring potential and maybe even lit a candle or two to set the mood. But as you settle in for your yoga or meditation, you can’t get your mind off that work problem, or how rude that cashier was or how you’ll manage to squeeze all your ‘to-do’s into the rest of the week. You know what a meaningful yoga/meditation practice is supposed to look like but your mind is not in a mood to cooperate. Here’s a few methods I use that can hopefully help to guide you back to attentiveness or if you’re having a good session already, to make it more effective.

The one thing that grows the more you use it

We usually tend to associate use of something with its depletion. So our natural reflexes are to save, not expend beyond what we believe to be our means and to feel scared to use too much of a thing. But there’s one thing that only grows the more it is used and it’s intrinsic to meditation.

Practical Meditation Tips

Do you know when the best time to meditate is? Or what you should wear for your meditation practice, how to sit comfortably and how to prepare your meditation corner? Check out these practical tips.

How the 4 yogas are the same

I’ve recently been pondering over the fact of the different spiritual paths in the yogic system, namely: Jnana yoga (knowledge/meditation), Bhakti yoga (devotion), Karma yoga (right action) and Kriya yoga (control of breath/life energy/prana). These paths correspond to the 4 aspects of a human being (in same order as above): mind, emotion, body and life…

What does your mind eat?

Here’s a challenge: at the end of the day, try and recall everything you ate that day, including that stray chip and biscuit. For most people, this requires some effort. Now here’s an even more difficult challenge: can you recall what your mind ate? That might seem like a strange question but just like your…

The real purpose of meditation (what the apps don’t tell you)

Some of the truest words in our day are “there’s an app for that”. I recently discovered how comprehensively true this statement was when I searched for the word ‘meditation’ in my app store. In an earlier article, I talked about how meditation is not something you can learn because it is a state of being…

Unhealthy work habits to let go of

The essence of spiritual teachings is to live in the present moment, to be in the ‘now’. But how can we apply that to the office, you may ask? Read on. The concept of mindfulness, usually described as a state of being conscious and aware of one’s environment, thoughts, actions and emotions, has been extensively studied in recent years,…

Meditation 101

It would be safe to assume that you’re reading this article because you want to learn meditation. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing. Let’s take a look at what the spiritual masters have to say about meditation. Nobody can do meditation. The reason why most people who have tried meditation have come to the conclusion that it’s very…