The Secrets of Orgasmic Meditation
We might just be the last people to this particular pajama party, but we recently found out that there’s an entire meditation practice that revolves around orgasms. Nicole Daedone—the creator of Orgasmic Meditation (OM) and the founder of its rapidly growing organization, OneTaste—explains it in broad terms: OM is to sex, as yoga is to fitness. More specifically, and simply, the practice of OM looks like this:
Go Now: Unplug Meditation (Plus Great Meditation Apps)
It’s called Unplug Meditation, and it’s a sparely turned out, white-washed space where you’ll find a sea of black meditation chairs, an exquisite little store, and a stellar roster of instructors who teach 20 minute sessions throughout the day.
The Importance of Meditation
“We are what we think, having become what we thought,” begins the collection of verse entitled the Dhammapada, the most accessible of ancient Buddhist texts. This emphasis on the state of our minds is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Buddhist approach.
Loving Kindness Meditation
The thinking in which we engage, the nature of people with whom we spend time, and the type of media we absorb all contribute to the quality of our minds.
Dr. Eben Alexander on His Near-Death Experience—and What He’s Learned About Consciousness
In 2008, Eben Alexander, M.D., an academic neurosurgeon for over twenty-five years, fell into a deep coma due to bacterial meningitis, from a particularly vicious strain of ecoli. After a week in a deep coma, his doctors put his survival rate well below 10 percent, with the caveat that if he did somehow emerge, he would be in a nursing home for the rest of his life.
What 1000s of Near Death Experiences Can Teach Us About Dying
Jeffrey Long, M.D. has been collecting and documenting near-death experiences—across cultures, languages, and countries—since 1998.
When is Death Irreversible? A Resuscitation M.D. Explains Why It’s Evolving
As the director of resuscitation research and an assistant professor of critical care medicine at The State University of New York at Stony Brook, Sam Parnia, M.D. is almost singularly focused on the chasm of irreversible death—and how to bring people back.
A Medium Channels a Loved One—and Explains Our Purpose Here and How We All Can Connect
Belief in an afterlife comes much easier to some people than others, and is really the question that is the thesis of this week’s entire newsletter: does the brain create consciousness, or are we souls having a physical existence?
Rethinking Restrictive Diets: Should We Be Eating More Dairy and Carbs?
How cool would it be to have a map of your own gut? As wellness freaks, the idea of a new way to possibly better understand what’s going on in our guts is exciting—particularly if you’re experiencing a digestive issue, and can’t figure out why, or say, wondering about the effect of that daily probiotic routine you kick-started.
A Closer Look at Promising Alternative Therapies for Lyme Disease
A combination of approaches can sometimes help treat symptoms in chronic patients, and, depending on the individual, may even clear the root infection itself.