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  There are so many different techniques to meditate and I enjoy exploring them all. I am yet to be able to enjoy app-based meditations, but I love Thich Nhat Hanh's breathing techniques . These guided meditations are especially helpful after a long walk or a workout when your focus needs to be diverted from action to the present moment. India is the birthplace of meditation. The Bhagavad Gita, written over 5000 years ago, describes a simple way to meditate in the form of third eye meditation so you can connect with your true self. The spiritual giant Paramhansa Yogananda introduced meditation to the west in the early 20th century. Yogananda's Third eye and Om meditations remain among the most powerful and basic forms of meditation available today. Other spiritual leaders such as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced Transcendental Meditation where you meditate by chanting a mantra, Eknath Eswaran's Passage Meditation also follows a similar concept. In passage meditation, yo

How To Save Early Spends on Data Analysis by Using Basic Rules of Thumb

How often have you faced a business problem that made you say, “I wish I could crunch numbers or create those fancy data models that are the  philosopher’s stone of problem-solving ?” I have asked myself this question many times. Not only that, but I have also gone down the long road of learning advanced excel & basic SQL to attack the beast. But how many times have I taken out the big guns? Not many times. After multiple failures to become an analysis ninja I came to an overpowering realization – there were two important differences between problems that were solved well vs. the ones that were never solved – I had spent most of the time  framing the problem. I had cracked the core of the solution within a week to 10 days. Most problems that were taking longer than 10 days to solve were stuck and needed a fresh start. That’s when I  realized  what Einstein meant in his famous quote,  “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I would u