Mindfulness meditation is now a staple in public schools (Washington Post)
Mindfulness meditation for public school teachers and their students has become a hot trend in American education. The National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, estimates 3.1 million U.S. children, aged 4 to 17, learned mindfulness meditation in school in 2017, the last year for which data is available. Five million practiced yoga. (link)

Netflix’s Headspace Guides Are an Antidote to Binge Culture (Paste)
There have been TV series based on books, videogames, even boardgames. But an app, one that’s not a game? That’s new. And in the case of Headspace, a welcome respite. The popular meditation guide was created in 2010 by Andy Puddicombe and Richard Pierson, based on Puddicombe’s experiences as an Englishman living as a Buddhist monk… (link)

May 3 is National Garden Meditation Day in India
We all know how hard it is for us to take out time to sit and relax, but today we get the best excuse to do so and take out some ME time. Nature gives us the best of its beauty and we can surely find some peace around it. (link)

Local Businesses Tap into Burgeoning Travel Category
Susan Madden, meditation teacher and owner of Oakhurst-based Mindful Café, has had fun meditation retreats since 2016 and expanded into guided “forest bathing” in September 2020. Forest bathing, based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, is a meditation practice focused on qualities of being in nature, Madden said. (link)