As a meditation teacher, one of the many questions people ask me is how to get back into meditation. They’ve fallen out of the habit, they’ve somehow lost touch with the practice, and they want to start doing it again. Hey, I get it. It happens to us all. At times in my life, like… Continue reading How To Get Back Into Meditation [5 Steps]
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
Some days we have a great meditation and other days we feel rushed and annoyed. And of course we wonder why our daily meditation is better some days than others. A meditation journal can help us find answers to that question. When we have a mindfulness journal we can look back on good days, look… Continue reading How To Keep A Meditation Journal To Track Your Practice
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?
Usually when we are meditating we dont want to think about anything, but instead we focus the mind on something, such as the breath, and this gradually quietens our thoughts . However, some types of meditation do involve thinking, and some involve monitoring your self-talk. It all depends on what type of meditation you’re doing. Let… Continue reading What To Think About When Meditating
When you are just learning to do meditation it’s important to know what to do before and after your practice sessions. Before meditation is the time to create your meditation space, get yourself in the right frame of mind, and remove any distractions. After meditation, it’s important to set your intention and take steps to… Continue reading What To Do Before And After Meditation
If you ever feel irritated during or after meditation, you might be surprised. After all, isn’t meditation supposed to make us feel calm? It’s supposed to help you to relax, to be less stressed, and to feel better, right? Isn’t that how meditation is supposed to feel? So what’s with the irritability? Well, listen, first… Continue reading Here’s Why Meditation Makes You Angry
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
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
Lately when I close my eyes and try to focus on my breathing, I start feeling tired, despite the fact that I’ve been a meditator for twenty years. And this is surprising because mindfulness is supposed to reduce mental fatigue. I do my first meditation in the morning. I wake up at around six in… Continue reading Why Does Meditation Make Me Sleepy?
Whether meditation apps are effective or not will depend on what you hope to get out of them. Are you looking just to relax? Do you want to learn traditional meditation? Are you hoping to cure a mental health problem? I enjoy the simplicity of apps. With a meditation app, I can simply choose a… Continue reading Are Meditation Apps Good? We Investigate
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
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