Meditation

Top Tools to Find Your Inner Zen

Just as with learning any new skill, it pays to have guidance and support. Here are our favorite guides, props, and online classes for finding your moment of Zen.

Just as with learning any new skill, it pays to have guidance and support. Here are our favorite guides, props, and online classes for finding your moment of Zen.

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The Mindfulness Meditation Guide
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Find Your Meditation Style
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How to Sit; How to Love; How to Eat

By Thich Nhat Hanh

These pocket collections of wisdom from one of the world’s most popular Buddhist teachers help bring mindfulness into everyday life. $10 each, parallax.org

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Love My Mat Sitting Pretty Pillow

Ease your hips and back into a seated meditation practice with support from a handmade meditation cushion, crafted from buckwheat hulls and reclaimed fabric. $60, lovemymat.com

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Muse Brain Sensing Headband

For those who need a tech aid, this brain-wave monitor and accompanying app can sense when you are agitated and help you calm down. $299, choosemuse.com

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Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practices with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Work your way through the MBSR curriculum or venture into shorter guided meditations with CDs or MP3s. $20 each, mindfulnesscds.com

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UCLA Mindful Awareness Research 
Center (MARC) Meditation Classes

Dedicated to mindfulness education, MARC offers free six-week online courses in how to start and grow a mindfulness practice. Free, marc.ucla.edu

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