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
In this guide we will look at how to keep a meditation journal to track your practice. Keeping a 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 and… Continue reading How To Keep A Meditation Journal To Track Your Practice
Most of my first-time students have one question: What happens in meditation class. They’ve read some articles about mindfulness. Some have tried an app. And some know the basics. Others admit that they have absolutely no idea what to expect in meditation class, which is why I am so happy to be writing this guide.… Continue reading What Happens In Meditation Class For First-Time Students
Recently, many of my students have asked me to do a comparison: Guided meditation VS silent meditation. And to say which is better. You might be surprised to hear that there is indeed a significant difference between the two. And one of them is much more effective than the other. Ever since meditation became… Continue reading Guided Meditation VS Silent Meditation: Which Is Better?
Today, one of my online meditation students asked me what to 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 involve… Continue reading What To Think About When Meditating
When you start a meditation practice, it’s important to know what to do before meditation and what to do after meditation. 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 Here’s What To Do After Meditation And Before
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 Here’s Why Meditation Makes You Angry
One of my meditation students recently asked me, “Should you 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 (which sounds weird but is totally possible)? Honestly, it depends on the individual and how they feel when hungry and when… Continue reading Why You Should And Shouldnt Meditate After Eating
As a meditation teacher, lots of people ask me how long to meditate each day when beginning meditation 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… Continue reading How Long To Meditate Each Day
In my online meditation lessons, many of my students ask, “Why does meditation make 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 when meditating. I… Continue reading Why Does Meditation Make Me Sleepy?
Do meditation apps work? Recently many of my students in my meditation lessons have been asking me that question. And as a meditation teacher with 15 years of experience in more than thirty forms of meditation, I have to say: Mindfulness apps don’t work like you think they do. People enjoy the simplicity of apps.… Continue reading Do Mindfulness Meditation Apps Work? The Truth
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
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
Today, one of my 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. It’s not… Continue reading Crying During Meditation? Here’s What You Need To Understand