- Q What is a mantra?
Brooke Randolph, Marriage & Family TherapyA mantra is a simple word or phrase that is easily repeatable. A mantra can be something that defines you or words to live by, a statement that motivates you to a goal, a self-affirmation or reassurance (think Stuart Smalley), or a mix of all of... Full Answer
- Q How does meditation work?
Yogi Cameron Alborzian, Alternative & Complementary MedicineWhen you hear the word meditation, what is it you think of? Probably somebody sitting in lotus posture with their eyes closed, right? While people who attain a state of meditation do typically do so in a sitting posture like this, Yogic... Full Answer
- Q Is meditation related to art?
Dr. Dean Ornish, Internal MedicineMeditation is the art of paying attention. One way to develop your ability to give your undivided attention to what you are doing is to practice meditating. People often confuse meditation with withdrawing from the world, but it’s actually a... Full Answer
- Q What is the purpose of meditation?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyFrankly, meditation is not the kind of "me-time" that most of us think about or are encouraged to pursue. It's not retail therapy. It's not the day at the spa. It's not about overindulging because you "deserve" it. In fact, it's about the absence of all... Full Answer