Train Your Mind Using Mindfulness To Create Peace And Joy

In the mindfulness section of THE DAILY MEDITATION we share with you all the best ways to integrate mindfulness into your daily life.

American Legal Body Attacks Schools For Teaching Mindfulness And Yoga

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The American Center For Law And Justice [ACLJ] is suing public schools for teaching mindfulness and yoga to kids. [1] The ACLJ says that teaching mindfulness and yoga in public schools is a violation of the U.S Constitution, which is against the states endorsement of religion. This is the same counsel that recently sent out a tweet celebrating the fact that they have “rejected a lawsuit to have ‘In God We Trust’ removed from our national currency.” And in a country, America, where the word “God” is stamped on every dollar. Is America trying to kill mindfulness and yoga? America…

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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…

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New App BALANCE Creating A Virtual Meditation Teacher For Your Phone

The new meditation app from Elevate Labs seeks to create the experience of working with a meditation teacher in-app. The mindfulness market is now a multi-billion dollar industry and many of the best meditation apps have been downloaded millions of times. They are now the most popular meditation tools in the world. And every week investors are pouring more money into meditation startups. Elevate Labs CEO Jesse Pickard, however, says that none of the current meditation apps creates the experience of working with an actual human meditation teacher in a proper meditation lesson. It’s that gap Elevate Labs is seeking…

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How To Stay Mindful All The Time According To Buddha

One of the biggest challenges in mindfulness is simply knowing how to stay mindful all the time. Thankfully, you can stay mindful using the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness. You know what it’s like. You take your frequent twenty-minute breaks to practice mindfulness (read our guide to mindfulness meditation). While you are meditating you feel great. You have that clear consciousnesses, that inner peace and relaxation. And everything is groovy, right? Then you stop meditating and honestly, how long does it take you to stop being mindful? For me, sometimes I can stay mindful all day. Other times something happens (like…

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Mindful Eating Guide: Lose Weight With Your Mind

 There’s a mindful eating meme that shows the cookie monster and the quote. “Today me will live in the moment. Unless the moment is unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie!” It’s hilarious. I love that mindfulness meme. But it also makes a very important point. Because if we are honest about it, the majority of us do not practice mindful eating. We’re more likely to unconsciously down a tub of ice-cream than we are to mindfully eat a raisin. And it is a serious issue. Mindless eating causes serious health problems, from digestion problems to binge eating…

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Completely Free Meditation Coach Training Course Online

Let me level with you: You do not need to pay for meditation teacher training course or certification if you do not want to.  Yes, there are lots of different meditation training certification programs online. And many of them will charge you thousands of dollars for the price of admission. But here is the truth of the matter: you can become a meditation teacher for free. Here’s why you don't need formal meditation coach training.  You do no legally require any certification to teach meditation. In fact, there are shockingly few prerequisites of becoming a meditation teacher. You simply need…

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Mindfulness and How It Enriched My Life

If you’re an adult, chances are that your schedule is probably crammed with a variety of obligations and challenges. From managing potentially multiple jobs to staying in touch with people and keeping other affairs in order, it can be hard to stay energized and calm. Stress and anxiety seem to affect everyone these days, and it’s only natural to seek out ways to get rid of such feelings. Today, I will share my story and explain how being mindful and aware has helped me improve many aspects of my life and sleep better. Hopefully, you will be able to take…

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How To Find The Perfect Meditation Retreat For You

Life is like walking on the egg shells with a smile on the face. You cannot back off from the stressful moments and the curve balls thrown at you. Responsibilities, forced choices, and relationships are some of the areas of your life that constantly needs assurance, attention, and admiration. Seems hectic right? We all live different lives - some people live for themselves and some immolate for the needs of others, but that does not guarantee reduced expectations and problems. What stresses you out and what you do to keep that anxiety at bay? We all know that tripping over…

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What Should You Look For in a Meditation Teacher?

For people looking to learn meditation, there are plenty of ways to be introduced to the practice, ranging from meditation teachers to online courses. Whether it’s a guided meditation on Youtube, a mindfulness app like Headspace or simple breathing exercises, technology and greater knowledge of meditation’s benefits have conspired to make this practice more accessible than ever. Tapping open an app when we’re a bit stressed on the train is a far cry from the mountain monasteries and ashrams that were the traditional homes of meditation, and this universality represents a huge leap forward. But while smartphones and online how-to…

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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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8 Best Meditations For Depression Relief [TUTORIAL]

What are the best types of meditation for depression? As a meditation instructor, I hear that question a lot.  I used to suffer from depression years ago. Nothing helped. Then I started meditating. Meditation stopped painful emotions that were basically killing me. And not only did meditation help depression, I got so into it I started to teach other people to use meditation for depression. Meditation is the best form of self help for depression. Well, except possibly this thing. So let me show you how to stop depression with meditation. Here is what I am going to share with you…

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Calm VS Headspace VS Everything–Best Meditation App 2019

Who wins in a fight of Calm VS Headspace? How about Simple Habit VS Buddhify? Or Insight Timer VS 10% Happier? What is the best free meditation app of 2019? As a meditation teacher I'm naturally pretty darned interested in different meditation apps. Reviews for Headspace, Calm and etc. are all over the internet. But I thought I'd share my opinion as a meditation teacher. There are so many different meditation apps available at the moment. I've been stuck on a perpetual cycle of Download / Install / Meditation / Repeat. So I thought I would review all the apps…

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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…

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100 Best Spiritual Blogs We Truly Love In 2019

Today, I wanted to write a list of the best spiritual blogs in the world. I thought it would help you to find what you like (and also to find a place to write for. HINT: Write for our spiritual blog here) But it hit me that there are actually more than a million spiritual blogs our there. So choosing the absolute best is not easy.  Sure, I could have just written about the famous spiritual gurus (speaking of which, here is my list of the top spiritual gurus). But I wanted to write a list of the best spiritual…

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Seriously, You’ll Probably Love This Certified Meditation Coach Training Course!

Are you interested in becoming a certified meditation instructor? If so, you’re onto a winner—probably the best decision of your life, to be honest. There are literally tons of benefits of becoming a meditation instructor—and not just the financial benefits if you succeed. It’s a rewarding career, being a meditation instructor. When you become a meditation teacher, you open your life to all sorts of riches. Just consider: Taking a certified meditation course online or offline will double, if not triple, your knowledge of meditation. Once you’ve become a Meditation Coach or Instructor you will be able to share your…

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I Went On A 10-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat And Was Stunned

What's it like being on a 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat? In this guest post, Jennifer Hahne shares her experience. “This ten-day Vipassana meditation course that you have applied for is a very serious, deep operation of the mind.   "It can be a rigorous undertaking, both physically and mentally, and due to this it is not suitable for everyone.” This was the serious response to my not-so-serious application on a whim and after a wine-infused conversation with a friend who had attended a meditation course.   I obliged and committed to noble silence and to the code of discipline.…

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How Mindfulness Helped Me in My Recovery

By definition, mindfulness is the state of being aware of your surroundings and environment. It should go without saying then, that when I was abusing drugs and alcohol, the last thing I was aware of was what was going on around me.  It took me a long time to break free from the chains of addiction, but I credit a dedication to mindfulness as one of the strongest factors that made it possible. I began a meditation practice, but I also tried to incorporate mindfulness into my everyday routine. Here are a few ways that it helped the most.  1.…

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How To Do Meditation Lying Down The Correct Way

A lot of readers have been asking me: Is it okay to meditate lying down. This really is an interesting question. And it’s a question that will split opinions. Obviously if you are meditating to get to sleep at night, it’s a no-brainer: meditate while lying down. But what about at other times? Is it okay to just abandon proper seated meditation in exchange for lying down? It depends. Why Meditating Lying Down? Let me ask you a question: why do you want to meditate lying down? Sure, meditating in bed is one of the best ways to meditate at…

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15 Exercises In Mindful Writing And Yoga For Writers
One of the best mindful writing exercises is to lie down in nature and describe what you see.

15 Exercises In Mindful Writing And Yoga For Writers

Have you ever tried mindful writing meditation exercises? How about some yoga-writing exercises?  In my experience, they are absolutely brilliant ways for writers to boost creativity and to increase focus. Plus, they are tons of fun. I am constantly surprised by how closely writing and meditation relate to one another. Meditation makes us better writers. Writing makes us better meditators. And it's not just meditation either. Recently, lots of famous writers have opened up about using yoga for creativity. Somehow, exercises like yoga and meditation make us much better writers. So let me share with you my favorite mindful writing…

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How To Quiet The Mind With Meditation [TUTORIAL]

Want to know how to quiet the mind? Meditation is the answer.    Listen: Have you ever wondered why Buddhist monks are peaceful, and why Buddhists meditate to quieten their mind every single day?   Because when you spend all day rushing around, getting nothing done productively, you start doing too much thinking and you feel rushed and stressed. Do you feel rushed? Do you feel stress? Are you suffering from anxiety? [read: Best Meditations For Anxiety] If you have anxiety, it's time to quiet the mind with meditation (and a few other tips too). Let Me Show You How To Quiet The Mind…

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