What I’ve Learned From 20Yrs Of Meditation

What I’ve Learned From 20Yrs Of Meditation

Over the past twenty years that I’ve been meditating, I’ve learned many things. I’ve learned about the practice, I’ve learned how meditation can benefit us in life, and I’ve discovered many things about my own mind. Twenty years of meditation has totally changed my idea of the practice. When I started meditating, aged 18, I […]

What Meditation Should I Do? Picking Your Type

what type of meditation should i do

One of the most common questions I hear as a meditation teacher is “What meditation should I do?” Quiz-type questions can help you to find the best meditation to do. That’s why I’ve shared a little quiz below to help you pick the type of meditation you should do today. If you’ve read my guide […]

Should You Meditate On An Empty Stomach Or After Eating?

should you meditate on an empty stomach or after eating

One of our newsletter readers wrote in today and asked: “Should you meditate on an empty stomach or after eating?” If you’re hungry, is it better to meditate before you eat, after you eat, or perhaps even while you are eating? There are both pros and cons of meditating on an empty stomach. And to […]

How Is Meditation Different From Relaxing Or Sleeping? Expert Answers

how is meditation different from relaxation and sleep

Today, Janine, one of our newsletter followers, wrote in to ask “How is meditation different from relaxing or sleeping?” Thanks for your question, Janine. When we look at meditation VS sleep and relaxation, there definitely are some similarities. For starters, like sleep and relaxation, meditation helps you to calm down and quietens the mind. It’s […]

How Is Meditation Supposed To Feel? Expert Answers

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One of our newsletter followers wrote in today to ask, “What is meditation supposed to feel like?” Good question, thanks for asking. I am presuming that you want to know what meditation should feel like so that you can determine if you are meditating correctly. Most people would answer by saying that meditation should feel […]

How Long Should You Meditate For Each Day?

how long to meditate for each day

As a meditation teacher, one question I often hear is: How long should you meditate for each day when you’re practicing at home? It’s a good question and one that is not always easy to answer. It depends on the reason why you are meditating, how long you have been meditating for, the technique you […]

She’s Teaching Sign Language Meditation & Yoga For The Deaf

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In an effort to make yoga more all-inclusive, yoga instructor and qualified British Sign Language (BSL) Bethaney Mouzer has started teaching sign-language yoga for the deaf. Trying to learn yoga when deaf is obviously a challenge. If you learn via a Youtube channel, you’re constantly turning your head to look at the video because you […]

How To Meditate: Step By Step Guide [Infographic]

how to meditate guide

In this infographic I’ll show you how to meditate step by step.  As a meditation teacher, I know lots of people are looking for easy ways to start meditating (my guide to practising at home will help). And you might like a way to keep these instructions for later. That’s why I decided to create […]

Mindfulness VS Meditation: Are They The Same Thing?

mindfulness vs meditation

As a meditation teacher, many of my students ask me, “Are mindfulness and meditation the same thing?” The difference between mindfulness and meditation can be a little confusing. The reason is that there are actually two different definitions of mindfulness. One is the original Buddhist meaning of the word. “Mindfulness Meditation” is an actual form […]

What to Expect During Your First Yoga Class

your first yoga class

New to yoga?  Walk into your first class well-prepared by reading this post on what to expect during your first yoga class.  Yoga is a great way to improve both your physical and mental health through strengthening your body and centering your mind. Don’t feel intimidated by fancy terminology, all of the props, and challenging […]

Thoughts During Meditation? Handle Them The Enlightened Way

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Have you ever wondered what to do with thoughts during meditation? You might have noticed that the typical advice to “Let go of your thoughts” when meditating is actually incredibly hard. Everyone says that you should simply let those intrusive thoughts go right by you, not being disturbed by them. But is that even possible? […]

If You Find Meditation Boring It Means THIS

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Many people say they find meditation boring. Sure, there’s not a lot going on with meditation. You’re just sitting down focusing on your breath or perhaps on a mantra. But if you think that the simple practice of meditation is boring, it actually says a lot about you. Why? To answer that, you have to […]

Daily Mindfulness Routine Suggestions From Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen

dog walks can be part of a daily mindfulness routine

Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen have some great suggestions for your daily mindfulness routine. While we are all stuck at home because of the current situation, it is all too easy to slip into a state of stress and mindlessness. To counteract this, it is important to develop a daily mindfulness routine that helps you […]

Meditation Starter Kit Recommended By Our Expert

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A good meditation starter kit, with all the items you need to start meditating, will help to ensure that you can practice meditation successfully. The good news is that you really don’t need that much equipment in order to start meditating [READ: How To Start Meditating At Home]. There are lots of new meditation tools. […]

DIY Meditation Retreat At Home [How To]

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When you can’t get away for a spiritual vacation to India, try a silent DIY meditation retreat at home. I used to feel crappy because I could never afford a meditation retreat. But then I made the clever decision to turn my own home into my meditation retreat. And let me tell you: it’s the […]

How To Create Your Own Meditation

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In this guide we are going to look at how to create your own meditation. This DIY meditation technique will be a personal meditation that is specifically created to fulfil your individual needs. You will also learn how to teach your meditation technique to other people and how to record it as a DIY guided […]

Mindfulness Meditation For Beginners: How To Get Started

mindfulness meditation for beginners

In this guide, we look at getting started with mindfulness for beginners.  If you’re just getting started with mindfulness as a beginner, you might wonder what the craze is all about. Why is it one of the fastest-growing health practices of the past decade? What will you get out of it? There are so many […]

How To Meditate Properly At Home For Beginners

meditation for beginners

In this guide, we will be looking at how to do meditation at home for beginners. This will be a complete tutorial, so you learn how to meditate properly.  When you’re learning how to meditate at home (as opposed to on a retreat or at a studio), you don’t have a personal teacher, so it’s […]

Actually, THIS Is How To Use Prayer Beads For Meditation

how to use prayer beads for meditation

In my Ultimate Guide To Malas I introduced malas and why they are my favorite piece of spiritual jeweler. Now let’s discuss how to use prayer beads for meditation in the right way. Yes, malas look just gorge in their boho chic style, and they’re an awesome fashion accessory, but when you’re using malas to […]

How To Meditate For Beginners [Written By A Meditation Teacher]

meditation for beginners

Here’s the first thing to know about meditation for beginners: You will get out of meditation what you put in. As a meditation teacher I’ve helped people change their lives with meditation. Beginners come to this site (THE DAILY MEDITATION) looking to learn how to meditate, and I regularly hear comments about how quickly you […]