I Wasted Years Using Meditation As Escapism. Then I Learned To Engage

As a meditation teacher who has been meditating for more than twenty years, it’s fair to say that I’ve learned a great deal about the practice. I’ve learned what does and doesn’t work. I’ve learned the pitfalls that hold people back from progressing in meditation. And I’ve learned one of most fundamental mistakes people make.… Continue reading I Wasted Years Using Meditation As Escapism. Then I Learned To Engage

Meditation Gave Me Panic Attacks [Then Cured Them]

Today I was talking to a friend who is a non-meditator. I asked them why they didn’t meditate. Their response was that meditation gives them panic attacks and anxiety. They are not the first person to say this to me.  We all know that there are significant benefits of meditation for mental health. For instance,… Continue reading Meditation Gave Me Panic Attacks [Then Cured Them]

Why Is Meditation Making Everyone Dizzy

Today while I was scrolling through the meditation subreddit, I came across a post asking why meditation makes you dizzy. This is the third time that I’ve seen someone ask this question this week, and so I wanted to write this article to explain why meditation causes dizziness and other issues such as lightheadedness, as… Continue reading Why Is Meditation Making Everyone Dizzy

Meditation And Restless Leg Syndrome – A Guide

Today, a user on Reddit asked a really interesting question about how anyone can possibly meditate when they keep getting restless leg syndrome. I will admit that even though I am a meditation teacher, it was the first time I’ve heard this question. And what makes that even weirder is that I, myself, have restless… Continue reading Meditation And Restless Leg Syndrome – A Guide

Guided Meditation Vs Silent Meditation – Which Is Better?

You might be surprised to hear that there is a significant difference between guided and silent meditation. And one of them is much better than the other.    Ever since meditation became a billion-dollar-industry, companies have been jumping on the bandwagon. Mindfulness apps like Headspace, Insight Timer, and Calm have changed the way we think… Continue reading Guided Meditation Vs Silent Meditation – Which Is Better?

Can You Meditate After Eating? We Investigate

If you’re hungry, should you meditate before you eat, after eating, or perhaps even while you are eating (which sounds weird but is totally possible)? Honestly, it depends on the individual and how they feel when hungry and when full. Believe it or not, your meditation could change considerably based on when you eat and… Continue reading Can You Meditate After Eating? We Investigate

How Much Meditation Per Day, According To Research

What is the ideal amount of meditation per day when youre meditating at home? It’s a good question and one that is not always easy to answer. It depends on the reason you are meditating, how long you have been meditating for, the technique you are using (such as Chakra Dhyana, Transcendental Meditation and so… Continue reading How Much Meditation Per Day, According To Research

Why Meditation Is Boring To You And What To Do About It

Yes, you might find meditation boring. But that is all the more reason to do it.

Taken at face value there is little surprise that meditation might make you yawn with boredom. There’s very little going on in meditation to stimulate your mind. You’re literally just sitting focusing on breathing. It’s not exactly exciting, is it? However, when you look more closely at the nature of meditation and boredom, things get…… Continue reading Why Meditation Is Boring To You And What To Do About It

Crying During Meditation Actually Means THIS

Today, one of my meditation students asked, “Why have I been I crying when I’m meditating? What’s going on? I thought meditation was supposed to make me relaxed and happy, but my eyes are wet.” I explained that it is perfectly normal to cry sometimes when you meditate. Many people think it’s a bad sign,… Continue reading Crying During Meditation Actually Means THIS

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