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.

Gisele Bundchen Tells Vogue Meditation Stopped Her Anxiety

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In an interview with Vogue Australia, Gisele Bundchen said meditation stopped her anxiety and panic attacks, and also helped her quit smoking and start living a healthier life. 39 year-old Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen stated that her life was being destroyed by anxiety and panic attacks so bad that she almost decided to take her own life.  She revealed how in her twenties her lifestyle was incredibly unhealthy, smoking cigarettes, drinking wine, and eating junk food. She told Vogue Australia that she hit “rock bottom… It became so unbearable I couldn’t breathe and I thought: ‘I gotta change.'” Clearly things…

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Mobile Mindfulness – How To Get Off Smartphones, Tech

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We all know the dangers of overusing tech. Problem is, how do you get off smartphones and other tech?  Now, at the turn of the 21st Century, smartphones are changing society, lives, and health. The introduction of new tech means today we can enjoy little luxuries like tracking our personal health via smartwatches or using Amazon’s Alexa in the Kitchen. Smart tech has dramatically changed the way we do things, which as a result has had an impact on our mental and physical health. Smartphones have the ability to offer us flexibility and convenience, which is what makes them addictive…

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How To Practice Aparigraha For A Yoga Minimalist Lifestyle [GUEST POST]

[Yoga Guest Post] Today we are going to be discussing how to live the yoga – minimalist lifestyle by learning how to practice Aparigraha. If you're reading this and you are sitting at home, I want you to play along with me. So take a moment to go into your closet and pick out three clothing items that you have a surplus of and get rid of them. Part of the yoga-minimalist lifestyle means getting rid of things you don’t need, things that are no longer serving you. Put your items in a bag and donate them to a thrift…

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Best Meditation Devices 2020

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What is the best meditation device for 2020? There are lots of excellent new aids for meditators, including: Meditation apps like Calm / Headspare Meditation head-bands (see below) Therapy systems Meditation pods Wearable tech with meditations Home décor devices like meditation lamps Relaxing VR apps Meditative virtual reality environments 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 2020? Let’s take a look. 7 Best Meditation Devices, Gadgets And Oddities  1. Kasina Deep Vision…

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5 Ideas For Deepening Your Spiritual Practice Every Day [Guest Post]

[Spiritual Guest Post] 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…

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My 9 Best Morning Meditations To Begin The Day Positively

Let me share with you my best morning meditations to start the day positively. I love waking up to meditation right before breakfast. It sets the right frame of mind for the rest of the day. It focuses my mind so I can concentrate on whatever I have to do in the day, and I can start being productive right after eating my morning cereals (which I eat mindfully, of course). But what is the best morning meditation to start the day positive? While you can practice any of these 31 different kinds of meditation techniques in the morning, some…

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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

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In this article, we will be looking at the very best pratyahara techniques and exercises. 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 influences in your life. Imagine if you could access a state of mind where you are not distracted,…

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I Tried These Mantras For Sleep And Got A Good Night’s Rest

Recently I’ve been using some excellent mantras for sleep and oh my goodness have they helped me to get a good night’s rest. The best sleep mantras can help you to relax and unwind before bed, to stop insomnia, and to get those all-important Zzzzzzs that you might have been missing. Ive also used some English affirmations as well as spiritual sounds and phrases. Affirmations are similar. Affirmations are basically short sentences that we say to ourselves to create certain thoughts and feelings. For instance, “I am calming, resting, and drifting off” is one good affirmation for sleep. Mantras are…

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Best Spiritual Destinations In India For Your Spiritual Trip To India

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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 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 vacation to…

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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). There are actors, singers, directors, politicians and sports people. 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. Buddhism is a truly beautiful belief system (some call it a religion. Some experts say it is more a lifestyle than a religion). Take a look at this amazing list of 50 famous Buddhist celebrities. Totally mind-blowing. And definitely join…

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Pro Gamers Yoga And Meditation Training Secrets Revealed

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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. One of the most surprising benefits of meditation and yoga, however, is that it can make you significantly better at playing video games competitively. Today, gaming, meditation and yoga are coming into contact with one another, and there are lots of…

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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.  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 on. I am about to do some fantastic birthday self…

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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 you do daily. 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.  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 practice each day of the week so you can begin to get into the practice of being mindful.…

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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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