9 Secrets of Meditation You Need To Know

As a meditation teacher, I’m suddenly becoming aware that there are many secrets of meditation that many people are currently unaware of. It’s no surprise. Most people get their basic information about meditation from mainstream media, and mainstream media like to tell you tall tales without explaining the fine details. They miss the vital facts… Continue reading 9 Secrets of Meditation You Need To Know

What Do You Think About When Meditating?

Today, one of my online meditation students asked me, “What do you think about when meditating?” Good question. Thanks for asking. The answer really depends on the type of meditation that you are doing, because some types of meditation do involve thinking, and some involve monitoring your self-talk. Other forms of meditation, however, do not… Continue reading What Do You Think About When Meditating?

Here’s What To Do After Meditation And Before

When you start a mindfulness practice, it’s important to know what to do before meditation and what to do after meditation. There are certain things that you should do before meditation and after meditation so that you can get the most out of your practice. Before meditation is the time to create your meditation space,… Continue reading Here’s What To Do After Meditation And Before

Why Does Meditation Make Me Angry? Expert Answers

One question I sometimes get asked as a meditation teacher is, “Why does meditation make me angry?” If you ever feel angry during or after meditation, you might be surprised. After all, isn’t meditation supposed to help you manage anger? It’s supposed to help you to relax, to be less stressed, and to feel better,… Continue reading Why Does Meditation Make Me Angry? Expert Answers

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 can I meditate 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… Continue reading Should You Meditate On An Empty Stomach Or After Eating?

How Is Meditation Supposed To Feel? Expert Answers

One of our newsletter followers wrote in today to ask, “How is meditation supposed to feel?” 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 relaxing.… Continue reading How Is Meditation Supposed To Feel? Expert Answers

What Is The Purpose Of Meditating In 2021 Really…?

A reader wrote in via our newsletter today and asked a great question: What is the purpose of meditating in Buddhism and in general? There are many different reasons why people meditate, and today meditation is a highly versatile thing. It can be applied to health, happiness, work life, athletic performance, and of course spiritual… Continue reading What Is The Purpose Of Meditating In 2021 Really…?

Meditation Lying Down: What You Need To Know

Your body loves lying down. So does you mind. Practice mindfully lying down in bed. It's utterly relaxing.

Some of my mediation students have asked me whether it is okay to practice meditation lying down.  Honestly, recently I have been meditating laying down. Why? Simply because it is easy and relaxing. Sometimes, after a hard day’s work, I just want to lie down.   However, it is perhaps not ideal. And it is not… Continue reading Meditation Lying Down: What You Need To Know

Crying During Meditation? Here’s What You Need To Understand

Today, one of my online meditation students asked, “Why am I crying during meditation. 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 during meditation. Many people think it’s a bad sign, but honestly, it isn’t.… Continue reading Crying During Meditation? Here’s What You Need To Understand