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.

Completely Free Online Meditation Teacher Training

This completely free online meditation teacher training course will educate you on everything you need to know to get started as an instructor. Let me level with you: You do not need to pay for a meditation teacher training course or certification if you do not want to. Mindfulness teacher training courses are optional, not an obligation. 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 coach for free. Here's why…

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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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8 Best Mindfulness Books Picked By Our Expert

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What are the best mindfulness books you have ever read? As a meditation teacher and author, I have read so many mindfulness books I've lost count. In 2020, mindfulness books are all the rage. There are books for all aspects of mindfulness, including books on mindfulness techniques, application, the mindful lifestyle, the science, and so much more.   And when you don't want to read a book, there are mindfulness apps like calm and headspace. Today I'm going to share with you my absolute favourite mindfulness books.   Let's take a look.   The Best Mindfulness Books As well as the books…

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How To Find The Perfect Meditation Retreat For You [GUEST POST]

[Meditation retreat / travel Guest Post] 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?…

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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 [Techniques & Scripts]

What are the best daily meditations for depression? Which techniques and scripts should you follow, and how long do they take to work? In this guide, I will show you all the best meditation techniques for depression relief. And we will discuss the scientific benefits of meditation for depression, such as the fact that it balances brain chemicals like norepinephrine and serotonin.  As a meditation instructor, many people ask me what the best daily meditations for depression are. It is something I have researched extensively both for personal and professional reasons.  I used to suffer from depression years ago. I…

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Calm VS Headspace VS Everything–Best Meditation Apps 2020

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What are the best meditation apps of 2020? 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 2020? As a meditation teacher, I'm naturally pretty darned interested in different mindfulness applications. Reviews for Headspace, Calm etc. are all over the internet. But I thought I'd share my opinion as a teacher. There are so many different options available at the moment. I've been stuck on a perpetual cycle of Download / Install / Meditate / Repeat. So I thought I…

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40 Beginners Mindfulness Activities & Exercises [Kids, Adults & Groups]

In this guide, I will share the best beginners mindfulness activities for adults, kids and groups. As a meditation teacher, I know it can be a challenge to get started with mindfulness. That is why I created this list of the best beginners mindfulness activities for kids, adults and groups. They are simple ways to focus your mind, to relax, and to start to be mindful. One of the best things about mindfulness exercises is that there are a million ways to do them. As Richard J. Davidson, PhD [a neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin] told The New York…

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100 Best Spiritual Blogs We Truly Love In 2019

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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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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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One of the best mindful writing exercises is to lie down in nature and describe what you see.

15 Mindful Writing Exercises & Yoga Techniques For Creative Writers

There are so many beautiful benefits of mindful writing exercises and yoga for writers.  In my experience, they are brilliant ways for writers to boost creativity and to increase focus. And as an added bonus, they will improve your writing abilities.   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…

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14 Best Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Exercises [CBT Tutorial]

In this guide, we'll look at Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy exercises (Mindful CBT exercises) that combine CBT and meditation to alleviate anxiety and depression and remove negative thoughts. As a meditation teacher, I am always on the lookout for alternative, complementary ways to train the mind. And mindfulness CBT techniques are a great way to do that. However, if you think that CBT exercises are just about "Therapy", you are dead wrong.  Yes, there are cognitive behavioural therapy exercises for anxiety, depression and other problems, but you can also use those same CBT exercises for just general mental fitness. CBT…

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10 Best Mindfulness CDs / Mindfulness DVDs You Need In 2019

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What is the best mindfulness CD? How about the best mindfulness DVD? It's hard to choose. There are so many meditation products out it's hard to know what's good and what's hot garbage. In this pocket-size guide I'm going to share the: Best mindful books Best meditation CDs Best meditation DVDs Best spiritual books Here are the best midfulness CDs and DVDs.   8 Best Mindfulness CD And Mindfulness DVD If you are a beginner you will definitely want to read my article Getting Started With Mindfulness For Beginners.  MINDFULNESS CDs:  For a great alternative to a book, here are…

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How To Have A Positive Attitude Towards Life So Everything Feels Easier

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When you know how to have a positive attitude towards life, everything feels so much easier.  Life does not have to be hard. There are ways to make life easy. Yes, I know, conventional wisdom says that life is hard. I beg to differ. We can make life easy if we choose to. It's all  about having the successful mindset. There will always be elements of life that can be perceived as a challenge, as a hardship. Buddha taught that there is always suffering. But the mind creates reality. Reality is nothing more than an infinity of particles spinning through space.…

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How Your Personal Hygiene And Mental Hygiene Effect One Another

There is an interesting link between personal hygiene and mental health. When you improve your mental hygiene, you improve your cleanliness automatically. Bizarrely enough, mental hygiene is almost identical to personal hygiene. Both come down to unconscious actions. The primary cause of bad hygiene habits is unconscious movements, like putting your finger in your mouth. In other words, it's the things you do without thought that lead to lack of cleanliness. The same is true for mental hygiene. It's our automatic thoughts that make our minds impure. Surprisingly, research suggests meditation may be the best way to improve both personal hygiene and…

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10 Mindfulness Exercises For Children With Huge Benefits!

In this guide I am going to share with you my favorite mindfulness exercises for children of all ages. There are so many reasons to start teaching kids to meditate. By practicing some mindfulness exercises kids can focus their minds, improve their health, and feel good about themselves. Caring parents know that there are lots of benefits of meditation for kids. And millions of enlightened parents are starting to teach kids to meditate. With this guide, you can get started too. In this guide I'll show you the best types of meditation for kids, and I will share 10 great…

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