Everything You Need To Know About The Spiritual Life Today

In this section of THE DAILY MEDITATION we share the latest news from inside the spiritual world.

Best Meditation Devices 2019

What is the best meditation device for 2019? There are lots of excellent new tools for meditators, including: Meditation apps Meditation head-bands (see below) Therapy systems Meditation pods Wearable tech with meditations Home décor devices like meditation lamps And of course the classics like Tibetan Singing Bowls As a meditation teacher, many people ask me about the efficacy of these meditation gadgets. So I will share my thoughts in this post. So, what are the very best meditation gadgets and devices for 2019? Let’s take a look. 7 Best Meditation Devices, Gadgets And Oddities  Shopping for another? See our choices…

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5 Ideas For Deepening Your Spiritual Practice Every Day

Deepening your spiritual practice is a highly personal thing.  We are all at different stages in our spiritual development journey, and many of us will differ in the ways that we interpret and conduct our spiritual practice. Certain spiritual practices speak more to some than to others and we all have different lives, priorities and lifestyles. For instance, a busy new mom might have the desire to deepen her spiritual practice, but isn't able to spend hours in meditation, though she may have done that before her children arrived, for example. [one easy solution to this is to use an…

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My 10 Best Morning Meditations To Wake Up Positive

The best morning meditations wake you up positive, energised, and ready for the day ahead.   There's nothing quite like a positive morning meditation to start the day happy and relaxed.  Every morning when I wake I want to feel refreshed, happy, and positive about the day ahead of me. The key is to prepare your mind early on, before you actually start doing those morning chores. I like to say that the body needs breakfast, and the mind does too. The breakfast the mind needs is morning meditation. But what type of meditation is best in the morning? While…

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Probably The Best Ways To Meditate At Home Today

What are the best ways to meditate at home? If you really want to go far with meditation, you need to know how to meditate at home. Because in all reality, to meditate consistently you need to make it as easy and accessible as possible. And that means being able to meditate where you spend most of your time. In other words: You need to know how to meditate at home. Plus, when you know how to meditate at home you can turn off the noise of the kids (or the parents…?), tune out the stress of the day, and…

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How To Meditate For Beginners [Written By A Meditation Teacher]

Here’s the first thing to know about meditation for beginners: You will get out of meditation what you put in. As a meditation teacher I’ve helped people change their lives with meditation. Beginners come to this site (THE DAILY MEDITATION) looking to learn how to meditate, and I regularly hear comments about how quickly you guys, my readers, have benefited from meditating.   If you’re a beginner learning meditation for the first time, be excited. Because by the time you have finished reading this guide (5 minutes ish) you will know everything you need to know to meditate properly. Here’s…

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How To Do Pratyahara Yoga Techniques To Control Your Mind

Pratyahara yoga is the fifth limb of yoga. It's a powerful way to master your mind, cultivate inner peace, and boost your focus and concentration. While you may have tried some of the many yoga meditation styles, and you may have tried all of the 28 forms of yoga, Pratyahara yoga is different. Pratyahara techniques are all about sense withdrawal. They are about reducing the effects of negative influence in your life. Imagine if you could access a state of mind where you are not distracted, where you are not affected by other people, where noisy environments do not bother you?…

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Use These 3 Mantras For Sleep Tonight
Are you struggling to get to sleep at night. Do you wish you could drift off to sleep easily? There are many great mantras for sleep that you can use to relax your mind and body.

Use These 3 Mantras For Sleep Tonight

When you know the best sleep mantras you will be able to stop any sleep problems you've been experiencing.   I'll show you how in this guide. Plus, you will probably want to read my guide to using meditation to cure insomnia.  What are sleep mantras? Sleep mantras are a type of mantra that are used to help you to get to sleep at night. (You can learn a lot more about mantras by reading my ultimate guide to mantras.) It has been proven that reciting a mantra for twenty minutes will help you to relax your mind and to get to sleep…

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11 Best Hobbies For Mental Health / Happiness—The Benefits!

There are so many benefits of hobbies for mental health.The best hobbies relax you, make you happy, and can even prevent or cure problems like anxiety and depression. Not only are hobbies one of the best ways of exercising the brain, they can even stop mental health problems like depression, anxiety, and stress. Is it any wonder mental health problems are on the rise while hobbies are in decline? Only a few decades ago, we were all spending our evenings on our hobbies. It was common for couples to go dancing, for friends to go bowling, and for families to,…

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Best Spiritual Destinations In India For Your Spiritual Trip To India

 If you want to go on a spiritual journey, India is definitely the best choice. There are simply so many spiritual destinations in India, and there are often excellent spiritual events in India too.    I mean, for a spiritual vacation, India is definitely the place to go, right? Sure, the pyramids of Egypt are spectacular and deeply spiritual. The Northern Lights are a treat for the eyes (and soul). And Venice’s canals are simply irresistible. But no. You can't get better than a spiritual vacation to India.  There are just so many spiritual vacation destinations in India. Take a…

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50 Famous Buddhist Celebrities You’ll Be Shocked To See [LIST]

We couldn’t believe some of the famous Buddhist celebrities we found when we made our list (below).  Our jaws dropped when we heard about some of these famous celebrity Buddhist. I mean, did you know that Courtney Love is a famous Buddhist celebrity? And after the controversy of her history. Amazing. Celebrities are getting crazy into spirituality these days. Authors are doing yoga Practically every famous celebrity is doing Transcendental Meditation But who knew there were so many famous Buddhist celebrities?! Buddhism is a truly beautiful belief system (some call it a religion. Some experts say it is more a…

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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…

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Pro Gamers Yoga And Meditation Training Secrets Revealed

Professional gamers are using meditation and yoga to prepare their minds for competition. Meditation and yoga increase awareness and concentration, helping you in the most intense gaming moments. In this guide I'll show you everything you need to know to use meditation and yoga for pro gaming. It is scientifically proven that there are over 100 benefits of meditation. And only are there lots of great meditation games, but guess what? Meditation makes you better at video games. As a gamer myself I've seen how meditation helps me to compete better in games.  Here's what you need to know about…

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10 Birthday Self Reflection Questions You Need To Ask Yourself

There are 10 birthday self reflection questions that you need to ask yourself every year. Self reflection questions are vital if you want to start self improvement.  One of the best times to ask self reflection questions is on your birthday. And guess what? It's my birthday today. I’m turning 35. I'm looking forward to getting my (typically Buddhist) birthday gifts. But more importantly: It’s a time for reflection, a time for looking backwards and looking forwards. I wish birthdays were called "Rebirth-days". Because they are a time of self renewal. Birthdays are a time to let go, and to move…

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How To Make Meditation A Habit You Stick To Every Day

A lot of people ask me how to make meditation a habit. And I have a pretty good answer to that question. With my method you'll meditate every day. So first let's discuss the elephant in the room: meditation apps. They are not the answer.  Meditation tracking apps offer only basic tracking. And while apps like Headspace and Calm can help us make meditation a habit, there is a better way. You know how it is. You want to track your meditation time each day of the week so you can begin to get into the habit of meditating and…

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How To Change Your Mind From The Outside In

Today, scientists have shared with us a proven and simple way to change your mind: start from the outside in. It turns out that inward changes do not equate to outwards changes. Actually, outward changes equate to inward changes. If you want to change your mind you have to start by changing your actions. This flies in the face of popular convention. Even THE DAILY MEDITATION's guide to changing your beliefs states that we can change ourselves from the inside out. So what gives? Research into psychotherapy has literally turned the tables on the way we think about psychology. For years—centuries, even—it…

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