Dharana Meditation – Our Guide To The Yoga Practice

To meditate we need concentration, and to develop concentration we use Dharana, the sixth limb of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga. In my online meditation lessons, I’ve seen how this simple practice can help cultivate concentration. Indeed, the very word “Dharana” is Sanskrit for “Concentration”, which is defined as “holding something in the mind.” When… Continue reading Dharana Meditation – Our Guide To The Yoga Practice

Meditation For Being Present, With Script

Being present means living in the now, being conscious of the moment, and being mindful, and our meditation script below can help you do to precisely that. This is important for both health and happiness. Indeed, research from Emily K. Lindsa et. al. [University of Pittsburgh] shows that focusing on the present moment helps us let… Continue reading Meditation For Being Present, With Script

Trataka Meditation – Why We Are Gazing At A Candle

Trataka or Candle Gazing is a yogic meditation and a tantric exercise used to increase concentration and to open the Third Eye Ajna chakra. This method became popular in the West when Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) wrote about it in Dynamics of Meditation. When we practice Candle Gazing we focus our gaze on a candle… Continue reading Trataka Meditation – Why We Are Gazing At A Candle

How To Practice Mindfulness At Work-Ultimate Guide

In this guide, I’ll show you how to bring the quality of mindfulness to your work, which will help you to increase your productivity and reduce stress. Plus, it will make it easier to deal with all those emails, presentations, meetings, phone calls, and everything else while keeping your cool. As you might know, mindfulness… Continue reading How To Practice Mindfulness At Work-Ultimate Guide

Best Meditation Before Studying To Focus

Scientific research shows that there are indeed many benefits of meditation before studying. It helps you concentrate and even improves your memory. Plus it is free and relatively easy, making it a convenient way to help ourselves through intense study periods. Let me show you some of the best methods to use. 1: Guided Meditation… Continue reading Best Meditation Before Studying To Focus

46 Mindfulness Exercises For Beginners To Experience

Mindfulness simply means being awake and aware of the present moment. Because this is such a basic concept, it applies itself to many different exercises. Indeed, there are many activities we can do mindfully. In my private editation lessons, I usually recommend simple mindfulness exercises for people who are just getting started with mindfulness. You’ll… Continue reading 46 Mindfulness Exercises For Beginners To Experience

Anapanasati Meditation Technique – We Go Deep

In this article, we’ll look at how to do Anapanasati (mindful breathing), a traditional Buddhist meditation that was first described in the Anapanasati Sutta. Buddha said that Anapanasati bears “great fruit” (meaning great benefit) when practiced regularly. It creates equanimity of mind. Plus, as scholar Bhikkhu Analayo states, it is the most used method for… Continue reading Anapanasati Meditation Technique – We Go Deep

10 Magic Mantras Monks Use To Make Their Minds Masterful

There are nine mantras that we spiritualists have used for millennia to strengthen our minds, heightening focus, concentration, and intelligence. 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… Continue reading 10 Magic Mantras Monks Use To Make Their Minds Masterful

7 Ways How To Block Out Noise Mentally

Background noises, distractions, and noisy people can seriously effect our inner peace and our productivity. There are several smart strategies we can use to train the mind not to react to these sounds. Here are five ways to tune-out sounds.

Focused Attention VS Open Monitoring Meditation. A Guide

The three fundamental types of meditation are: Focused attention. This is the best type of meditation for developing concentration. Open monitoring. The best type of meditation for creativity.  Effortless presence. Arguably the best meditation for relaxation.  If you want to succeed in your meditation practice, you need to understand the difference between these formats. So,… Continue reading Focused Attention VS Open Monitoring Meditation. A Guide

Best Meditation For Concentration & Focus [With Script]

Everyone wants to know how meditation could help them to stop getting distracted and to focus the mind. Students want to better concentrate on studying. Businesspeople want to know how to improve their focus at work. Indeed, this is one reason why we give meditation classes for companies. And everyone would like to know how… Continue reading Best Meditation For Concentration & Focus [With Script]

Samatha Meditation – Everything You Need To Know

If you’re into meditation, you might have heard about Samatha from teachers like Pema Chodron and Jack Kornfield. It’s one of the most important of all Buddhist practices alongside Vipassana. It’s a “single-pointed meditation” that is one of the best meditations for concentration. Also called “Peaceful Abiding”, Samatha is great for peacefulness and focus, and… Continue reading Samatha Meditation – Everything You Need To Know

Body Scan Meditation Script [Jon Kabat Zinn Method]

Many times in my life I have used Body Scan, a form of meditation created by Jon Kabat Zinn, to help both myself and my students to reduce stress.  This wonderful technique can help to reduce tension and anxiety. Indeed, that’s why I get so many requests for it my online meditation lessons.  It’s a… Continue reading Body Scan Meditation Script [Jon Kabat Zinn Method]

Best Meditation For Decision Making [With Script]

Meditation can literally skyrocket your decision-making skills. Indeed,  many of the companies who take our corporate meditation classes are surprised by how a simple meditation can improve the decision making skills of executives and employees. And all it takes is fifteen minutes according to research from The Wharton School and INSEAD. [1]  Let me show… Continue reading Best Meditation For Decision Making [With Script]

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