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This week in wellness news, looking ahead, mindfulness will take on a new sense of urgency in the struggle to keep children’s brains firmly anchored to the real world. While Boomers, Xers, and first-wave Millennials remember life before smartphones, last-wave Millennials and Homelanders will not. They’ll never have that idle “do-nothing” moment. Unlike their ancestors, children will need to be taught how to connect to the present moment—a skill that ancient sages say was once as natural as breathing.Read that and these other great stories yoga, health & wellness stories from around the web.

  • Not My Mother’s Yoga: “I wore my mother’s mala beads on my first day of teaching a yoga class. It was hard, harder than anything I’d done before. And yoga has changed since my mother’s time. There was no Instagram when she practiced, no bendy and perfect bodies on display with 4,000 likes wrapped in scorpion pose without the help of a wall. But, as yogis might say: Be here now. And here I am.”
  • How Generations Meditate On Mindfulness: “Looking ahead, mindfulness will take on a new sense of urgency in the struggle to keep children’s brains firmly anchored to the real world. While Boomers, Xers, and first-wave Millennials remember life before smartphones, last-wave Millennials and Homelanders will not. They’ll never have that idle “do-nothing” moment. Unlike their ancestors, children will need to be taught how to connect to the present moment—a skill that ancient sages say was once as natural as breathing.”
  • Mindfulness 101: How to Pay Attention to the Patterns in Your Life: “Your goal should always be to get the lesson and get out as quickly as possible. Once you get the lesson, the lesson stops beating you up and life gets better. But the longer it takes for you to grasp these lessons, the harder they get. But how many of us know that? We’re much better at repeating patterns and mindlessly blaming “coincidence” when patterns repeat themselves. You’re not a victim of what’s happening to you. If it’s happening to you—and especially if it’s happening repeatedly—you need to address it and work through it, not repeat it.”

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