A benefit of the holidays' timing as the year's punctuation mark is that they happen to coincide with all of these best-of-the-year roundups. So just when you have the greatest need for meditation and the least amount of time to actually meditate—much less track down a specific technique you want to try—we have conveniently aggregated the best brain-boosting, mind-settling, and Self-illuminating practices we published this year. Happy holidays!
10. A Meditation to Align with Your Shakti
What better time than the holidays to tap into your own unchanging peace, joy, and stillness. It's in there even when you feel it least. This is where meditation can help. With a regular practice, you can learn to align with something called the universal life force, or shakti in Sanskrit—a primordial energy that animates every atom throughout your body, and throughout the cosmos. Practice withthis shakti-aligning meditation from Richard Miller.