Everything You Need To Practice Mindfulness At Work

There are many reasons to start practicing mindfulness at work, for both the employee and the employer. For the employee, mindfulness helps us to remain calm during stressful moments. It helps us to be more productive because we are more conscious of what we are doing [READ: How To Use Meditation For Productivity]. And it makes us happier at work, as proven by scientific research [1]. There are big pluses for the employer too. Not least the fact that practicing mindfulness at work leads to increased productivity and higher employee satisfaction, which in turn leads to better employee retention rates.…

Continue Reading

New Book Reveals How To Use Mindfulness For Test Taking

In the new book Beyond the Content: Mindfulness as a Test Prep Advantage, author Logan Thompson revels how to use mindfulness for test taking. He argues that being mindful is one of the most important parts of succeeding in tests. Mindfulness is simply the state of being consciously aware and living in the moment. You can learn how to do mindfulness meditation here. It is possible to be mindful of practically anything. You can choose to be mindfully aware of your own thoughts. Or you could practice a simple task in a mindful way. Ultimately it is simply about being…

Continue Reading

Use These Meditations For Studying And Exams Will Be Easy

As a meditation teacher, many of my students are interested in using meditation for studying. They’ve heard that meditation makes studying easier, that it improves concentration, and that it can help to improve exam results. And all of that is one hundred percent true. Scientific research (see below) shows that there are many benefits of meditation for students. For starters, just check out the huge cognitive benefits of meditating!  If you find it hard to focus when studying. Concentration is not 100%. Or you’re worried about exams. Then it is definitely a wise idea to start using meditation when studying.…

Continue Reading

Ultimate Guide To Mindfulness Exercises For Beginners

There are many mindfulness meditation exercises for beginners you can use to stay in the moment.  And in this guide I am going to show you how and why you should use them.   As a meditation teacher I am often teaching new mindfulness exercises for beginners. I have seen first hand just how these exercises can change lives.  They can make us calmer, happier, more productive, and more peaceful.  Everyone who has tried my  beginners meditation guide knows how much of a difference mindfulness can make in life. And not just for us adults, but for our kids too [read…

Continue Reading

Steps For Anapansati Meditation From Anapanasati Sutta

In this article we’ll be looking at how to do Anapanasati meditation technique, based on the actual anapansati sutta of Buddha. Of all the techniques covered in our guide to 31 different types of meditation, this is perhaps the most important.  As a meditation teacher, this is the meditation techniques I teach the most. Buddha said this meditation techniques bears "great fruit" (meaning great benefit) when practiced regularly. It is a very important Buddhist meditation [READ: Buddhist meditations for beginners] Introduction to Anapanasati Meditation / Anapanasati Sutta By the end of this guide, you will know how to do Anapansati…

Continue Reading

9 Magic Mantras Monks Use To Make Their Minds Masterful

There are 9 magic mantras for the mind that monks use for powerful transformation.   When I wrote the internet's best guide to mantras, I covered for all different areas of life and from Hinduism, Buddhism, yoga and more. As you know, mantras are sounds or words that are repeated during meditation. And they create many profound benefits for your health, body, mind, and for your life overall. Just by reciting one you can bring about real world changes in your life, and quite quickly. One of the best things about them is that they can help us to maintain good…

Continue Reading

6 Scientifically Proven Ways Meditation Makes You Smarter

 As a meditation teacher I’m often asked “Does meditation make you smarter?” And the answer is a definitive yes. It's proven that there are many cognitive benefits of meditation. On of the best benefits is that meditation makes you more intelligent. In fact not only does meditation make you smarter, it literally increases the size of your brain by increasing grey matter and increasing the thickness of the brain's cerebral cortex. There are six important ways in which meditation makes you more intelligent. Let’s take a look at each of them. Yes, Meditation Does Make You Smarter, In These 6…

Continue Reading
10 Mind-Foods For Focus. Read This Over A Coffee 
By getting the right nutrition you can boost your brain quickly. Below you can read our guide to the best foods for focus

10 Mind-Foods For Focus. Read This Over A Coffee 

If you suffer from a low attention span, why not try using some specific foods for focus. There are specific what I call "mind-foods" that can have a huge affect on attention span and concentration. Whether you cook for yourself or eat out every night, you can improve your concentration just by getting the right nutrition. While certain foods (mostly sugary snacks) can affect dopamine levels and destroy concentration, healthy foods can do the opposite. Start by cutting out junk food. And the next time you write your grocery list, why not add some of the follow foods to help you focus…

Continue Reading

The Only Things To Do In My Spare Time That Make Any Sense

Sometimes I try to look for things to do in my spare time.  We all have those spare 10 minutes every now and then. If the average person added up all the times in their life when they’ve had 10 minutes to spare, they’d end up with more than a year. Seriously. You know those times when you're doing nothing, just looking for things to do in your spare time? Well they add up.  Check out these stats about the average time we spend in various idle states. British people spend nearly six months of their life in a queue…

Continue Reading

Open Monitoring VS Focused Attention VS Effortless Presence—Explained

When it's all said and done there are only three mind-states used when focusing in meditation. They are: Focused attention meditation Open monitoring meditation Effortless presence meditation THE DAILY MEDITATION's readers are still digging my guide to 31 ways to meditate. And you probably want to know more regarding focused attention VS effortless presence VS open monitoring. For starters though, there is a fourth type of focus. It's called multi-tasking. I personally used to multitask all the time. I would be at work and while I was on the phone I would be reading a book and eating at the same time.…

Continue Reading

5 Most Powerful Meditations For Focus And Concentration

Have you ever tried using meditation for focus and concentration? As a meditation teacher I'm constantly surprised by how easy it is to used meditation for focus and concentration. Even if you have the concentration of a Golfish, meditation can help.  When you meditate you allow your mind to focus through unwanted noise and to tune-out distractions. You train your mind to focus on one thing at a time. And within just twenty minutes of meditating you will have the focus and attention you need to have a successful, productive day. Imagine how beneficial that is. For instance, if you are…

Continue Reading

Samatha Meditation Technique—The Ultimate Guide

Samatha meditation technique is one of the most important of all Buddhist practices. I covered many Buddhist meditations and explained what they are used for in my guide to the 31 most important meditation techniques Samatha is one of the most important meditations in Buddhism and is used to improve focus and concentration. VIDEO VERSION httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjLXF2fmgO8 Here's a great tutorial on Buddhist meditations. What Is Samatha meditation? Samatha is one of the core disciplines of Buddhist meditation. The other is Vipassana technique [tutorial]. I’ve researched both these techniques in depth over the past decade, and have spoken with meditation teachers…

Continue Reading
How To Do Full Body Scan Meditation Like Jon Kabat Zinn
By practicing body scan meditation you will become aware of signals from your body. This will help cravings, addictions and emotions. And best of all, body scan meditation is easy to do!

How To Do Full Body Scan Meditation Like Jon Kabat Zinn

The full body scan meditation is a powerful and unique meditation technique that you can use to increase your mind body connection. Both Zen monks and professional athletes use body scan meditation to make themselves more conscious of their bodies. In this guide to body scan meditation I'll show you everything you need to know, including the technique of body scan, the benefits of it, and the best guided meditation video too. You might also like to read my guide to the top 31 meditations in the world.  Introduction to Full Body Scan Meditation Technique (Jon Kabat Zinn Method) The…

Continue Reading

Use This Powerful Grounding Meditation Technique To Feel More Balanced Today

Grounding meditation techniques are a way to bring the mind back into the present moment. This is especially important for people with PTSD and for when we get lost in painful memories and other negative states of mind. Buddhists and yogis, meanwhile, use grounding meditations for monkey mind and emotional balance. Most of the 31 major meditation techniques help with this.  But there is one grounding meditation technique that is particularly powerful. It will stop monkey mind. What Is Monkey Mind And Why Do Grounding Meditation Techniques Help? Monkey mind (from Chinese xinyuan and Sino-Japanese shin'en ) is the erratic…

Continue Reading

5 Best Meditations For Decision Makers To Clarify Your Mind

These are the 5 best meditations for decision makers. If you're a leader, manager or you just happen wear the trousers, these meditations will help you make better decisions.  There are very many powerful cognitive benefits of meditation. One of the key ways meditation makes us more intelligent is that it improves your decision making skills. In my guide to the best meditation techniques you can learn 31 styles of meditation and the amazing brain-benefits you get from them. One such benefit is the fact that meditation improves decision making skills in as little as 15 minutes. Science proves it. According…

Continue Reading

6 Focus And Concentration Mantras Are All You Need For Success

There are 6 powerful mantras that help us to focus and concentrate when we're studying or at work (and of course we can also use meditations for studying) Focus and concentration begin in the mind. External stimuli can affect your focus and concentration. But when the mind is grounded we are less easily distracted and we are more able to focus. This is why the best thing is to improve focus by meditating. We can massively improve our focus by meditating. And there are some surprising foods that help too. In yoga there is also the technique called Pratyahara Yoga. Pratyahara…

Continue Reading
Close Menu