How To Make Meditation Easier In 3 Simple Steps

Many of my meditation students ask me how to make meditation easier. And I completely understand that. Sometimes, it is hard to focus. And you need to take some steps to make meditation easier. Especially if it is your first time meditating. Thankfully, you can make meditation easier once you know how.  When you meditate,… Continue reading How To Make Meditation Easier In 3 Simple Steps

How To Progress in Meditation And Go Further

As a meditation teacher, my students often ask me how to progress in meditation. Before their first lesson, most of my students have only done mindfulness, and they want to know how to go further. Beyond mindfulness lies an entire world of meditation. And if the only meditation you have ever done is mindfulness, you’re… Continue reading How To Progress in Meditation And Go Further

How To Keep A Meditation Journal To Track Your Practice

In this guide we will look at how to keep a meditation journal to track your practice. Keeping a meditation journal can help you track your daily meditation practice. Plus, it can help you find ways to improve. Have you noticed how some days you have a great meditation, and other days you feel rushed… Continue reading How To Keep A Meditation Journal To Track Your Practice

What Happens In Meditation Class For First-Time Students

Most of my first-time students have one question: What happens in meditation class. They’ve read some articles about mindfulness and meditation. Some have tried a meditation app. And some know the basics of meditation. Others admit that they have absolutely no idea what to expect in meditation class, which is why I am so happy… Continue reading What Happens In Meditation Class For First-Time Students

Guided Meditation VS Silent Meditation: What’s The Difference?

Recently, many of my students have asked me to do a comparison: Guided meditation VS silent meditation. And to explain the difference. You might be surprised to hear that there is indeed a significant difference between guided meditation and silent meditation. And guided meditation is not as effective. Ever since meditation became a billion-dollar-industry in… Continue reading Guided Meditation VS Silent Meditation: What’s The Difference?

9 Meditation Secrets You Need To Know

As a meditation teacher, I’m suddenly becoming aware that there are many meditation secrets 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 you… Continue reading 9 Meditation Secrets 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…?

Why Does Meditation Make Me Tired & Sleepy?

man in bed tired after meditating

In my online meditation lessons, many of my students ask, “Why does meditation make me tired and sleepy”? I’ll admit that I have been feeling tired when meditating myself recently. I’ve been meditating for more than fifteen years. I never used to feel tired when I meditated. Somehow, the pandemic situation makes me fall asleep… Continue reading Why Does Meditation Make Me Tired & Sleepy?

How To Find Time To Meditate When You’re Busy

You can always find the time to meditate

One of the many questions we receive here on THE DAILY MEDITATION is: How to meditate when you don’t have time. Meditation is a fabulous tool for practicing mindfulness, reaching insights into yourself, and even reprogramming your brain. However, if you work multiple jobs and homeschool your kids, you probably don’t have the time to meditate. … Continue reading How To Find Time To Meditate When You’re Busy

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Can You Meditate Lying Down? [We Answer]

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, “Can you meditate 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 traditional. The two traditional positions… Continue reading Can You Meditate Lying Down? [We Answer]

Thoughts During Meditation? Handle Them The Enlightened Way

Thinking during meditation is completely normal. You do not need to fight your thoughts.

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?… Continue reading Thoughts During Meditation? Handle Them The Enlightened Way

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.

Many people ask me why meditation is boring. And I also get asked about using meditation for boredom. And honestly, there is a fascinating link between meditation and boredom. 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… Continue reading Why Meditation Is Boring To You And What To Do About It