12 Best Items Of Meditation Equipment / Meditation Tools

What are the best meditation tools and equipment you have ever used? As a teacher I've used all sorts of meditation equipment through the years.  And in this list I will show you my absolute favorites. There are lots of excellent meditation tools that can help you to go further in your practice. Equipment like malas and Zafu can be real game changers. Let me tell you about one of my best meditation tools My personal best meditation tool has to be my mala. This is one of the best Buddhist tools out there. It's the first piece of meditation…

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28 Different Types Of Yoga And Their Benefits [LIST]

You wont believe some of these different types of yoga and their benefits.   There are 28 different types of yoga with benefits that range from fitness to relaxation to weight loss to spiritual awakening.  Between all these different yogic forms you might wonder just how you can choose the best one for you.  In this guide I'll show you the very best (and a few hilarious) forms and what they can do for you.   Whether you're beginner just looking to get started, or you're interested in mastering your knowledge and becoming a yoga teacher, you will get a lot out…

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100 Benefits Of Meditation You Never Knew [LIST]

There are well over 100 health benefits of meditation.  And you can take advantage of meditation in 20 minutes or less. In this guide I will list the benefits of meditation that have been proven by science. AND I will show you how to actually take advantage of those 100 benefits of meditation.  I’ve studied bother the physical benefits of meditation and the mental health benefits of meditation. And the good news is: There's so much to get out of meditating! But you will get different benefits from meditation depending on how long you do it (15, 20, 30 minutes…

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Mobile Mindfulness – How To Get Off Smartphones, Tech

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 Create Your Own Meditation

In this guide we are going to look at how to create your own meditation. This DIY meditation technique will be a personal meditation that is specifically created to fulfill your individual needs. You will also learn how to teach your meditation technique to other people and how to record it as a DIY guided meditation. Not only will this be fun, it will also be immensely rewarding. Why Create Your Own Meditation Technique? Did you know, there are more than 31 meditation techniques in popular use today? Given that there are so many, you might wonder why you would…

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Tips on Overcoming Stress and Enjoying the Flow of Life

The demands of life such as family engagements, work, education, and others can make you get stressed. Stress can interfere with your normal functioning and mess with the flow of life, thus becoming an obstacle to your success in various areas like relationships, work, and so on. The worst thing is that stress can build up and get to another level of becoming depressed and make you unproductive. But did you know that you can do away with or reduce stress by employing some tactics such as taking things easy, decluttering, and simplifying things? It is possible to get things…

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How Kula Soul Is Reprioritizing Community In Hamilton Ontario

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The group Kula Soul is reprioritizing community in Hamilton Ontario. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Kula Soul co-creators Richard Filc and Matthew William to chat with them about how they are creating a movement of like-minded people in Hamilton ON, Canada, to reprioritise community. “Kula Soul is a movement to reprioritise community in our lives…” says Matt.  “Its about reprioritizing community in a way that is wholesome and beneficial.” The movement was born in July 2019, a time when Matt states he was searching for something but wasn’t quite sure what it was.  “I was at a point…

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How He Used Yoga For Grief Relief After Daughters Death

It is never easy overcoming the death of a loved one. But one thing that can help is using yoga for grief-relief. This is a lessons that father Jason Greene, author of the book Once More We Saw Stars, learned painfully after his two-year-old daughter Greeta Greene was struck on the head by a piece of falling masonry, and killed. Not sure how he could move on after such personal devastation,  Jayson Greene turned to  yoga for grief relief. Now, he is sharing his journey of recovery in his new book Once More We Saw Stars, a book written in…

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What are the benefits of stationary bike exercise?

When you see the benefits of stationary bike exercise you will understand why it's the perfect compliment for your yoga workouts.  People who enjoy biking may find that they also enjoy using the stationary bike at the gym. It can be good for a cardio workout if you’re willing to challenge yourself on the bike. If you take it at a snail's pace, you won’t reap all the benefits that working out on the stationary bike has to offer. That's why I recommend either doing a good cardio workout to compliment yoga practices, or cycling mindfully as a form of…

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What does CBD do for your skin?

Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is a compound which is found naturally occurring in the cannabis plant. CBD products are derived from industrial hemp, which is a type of cannabis. Although they belong to the same family, hemp and marijuana are different plants which produce extremely different products. Marijuana is renowned for its “high effect”, due to the presence of the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but this compound is not present in CBD-based products. Instead, people celebrate CBD for its therapeutic effects. Initially CBD was predominantly available in the form of CBD oil, which is taken sublingually and absorbed…

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Creation of Positive Affirmations

Many people might think that doing daily affirmations every single day is a waste of time. However, the positive things you speak about yourself have the power to shape you. Positive and negtive self talk can have a big impact on your mental health. Look at it this way, sometimes, a simple act of unkindness can mess up your entire day. Why is this so? The things you let linger in your mind determine how you view life. If you woke up that morning affirming that you’re important, you wouldn’t take unkindness personally. You would understand that someone’s action is…

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How I’m Overcoming Stress And Anxiety At Work

I’ve recently started using some techniques and exercises for overcoming stress and anxiety at work. Things like positivity, meditation, mindfulness and yoga. These exercises have helped me with my part-time retail sales job. And they’ve completely changed my mentality in the workplace. Plus, they have been helping me with a serious problem I’ve ben facing: anxiety and stress. Over the past few months I have been suffering from chronic anxiety and stress. I was previously having panic attacks. And at work I would often feel overwhelmed and stressed. My mental health has been having a big effect on my sales…

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Yoga For Creativity – Poses And Benefits For Your Inner Artist

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There are many benefits of yoga for creativity. Yoga poses can help you unleash your inner artist and boost your creative thinking brain. It has been scientifically proven that certain yoga poses (asanas) can increase your creative mindset and help you to think in new, innovative and original ways. For the best benefit, I recommend combining the poses below with some meditative exercises for creative thinking.  Best Yoga Poses For Creativity If you want to use yoga for creativity, poses and meditations can help equally. Try the asanas below, and for best results combine them with some of the yoga…

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Yoga And Its Profound Effect On Your Relationship

Are you looking for ways to boost your dating life and relationships? If so, you may want to try yoga. Not only does yoga enhance sexual performance as studies suggest, it can also have a profoundly positive effect on the deeper and more complex aspects of seeking love or being in a relationship with someone. Stronger Awareness = Better Partnerships Yoga increases self-awareness and mindfulness. In this way, it contributes to the building of more harmonious connections with others (and not only romantic ones). One of yoga’s primary teachings is taking a look inward and doing a bit of introspection. Finding…

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How I Used Meditation For Loneliness To Stop Feeling So Alone

There are many benefits of meditation for loneliness. Recently, I’ve been suffering with feelings of being alone in the world,  feelings of isolation. Statistically, there is a very good chance that you know what loneliness fees like. According to research published by International Psychogeriatrics, three-quarters of people experience moderate to high levels of loneliness [source]. So ironically, we are not alone in being alone. The study also showed that both men and women are equally likely to be affected by loneliness. Thankfully, we can use meditation to stop loneliness. Meditation is the simple act of focusing on one thing in…

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How to Record and Deliver Your Guided Meditations

Are you looking for some tips when it comes to recording and delivering your guided meditations? If so, you’ve come to the right place. If you're interested in teaching meditation, these tips will help you to create, record, and present your guided meditations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zShVNRA2mMk The Beginning of a Meditation When you're crafting your meditation, be aware that there is a beginning, middle and an end.  Start with a short and sweet intro. 3 minutes or less is generally a good amount of time. You can begin by introducing yourself. In a simple sentence, state your name and who you are. …

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An Expert’s Guide to Mindfulness, Meditation & Marijuana

Many people have wondered about the benefits and potential side-effects of combining meditation with marijuana. That is, except for marijuana users who use it for medicinal purposes [1]. However, we are witnessing the birth of a new culture and a new understanding of medical marijuana, and some people today are indeed beginning to combine meditation with marijuana, and yoga too. Although there are some warnings about combining yoga and cannabis. [2] Post legalization, a growing number of Americans have been looking forward to trying cannabis therapy to manage a wide array of medical conditions. It has been proven that the…

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How To Design Your Home For Mental Health

The layout and design of the family home can have a direct affect on the mental health of both yourself and your family. Overcrowding, clutter, poorly chosen décor, and certain pollutants can cause anxiety, depression and stress. But there is good news: you can take charge and re-design your home for mental health. There are serious mental health benefits of a properly designed interior. You can boost your mood, improve your health and wellbeing, and improve family life in general just by making some smart adjustments to your house. In this guide I will show you how to design your…

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CBD for Better Sleep? 7 Ways CBD Helps Get a Good Night’s Rest

According to the American Sleep Association (ASA), as many as 70 million people in the United States may be suffering from a sleep disorder. From inability to get to sleep to inability to stay asleep, the consequences of not getting enough sleep or high quality sleep can be dangerous and even deadly. Yet many of the modern medical remedies for sleep disorders are problematic in some way. Some cause unwanted side effects while others are habit-forming. Still others simply don't work! Is there another option to find the rest you crave and need? In this article, we take a look…

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9 Top Natural Ways To Ease Inflammation

Inflammation is the process in which white blood cells of our body protect us from infection with bacteria and viruses. There can be various reasons for inflammation including injury. But, chronic inflammation can lead to various diseases such as arthritis and some types of cancers. Symptoms of acute inflammation include pain, redness, immobility, swelling, and heat while symptoms of chronic inflammation include fatigue, mouth sores, chest pain, abdominal pain, and fever. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, 3 out of 5 people die of chronic inflammatory diseases. Inflammation sends pain signals to the brain as it pushes against…

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5 Ways Meditation Can Help You Overcome Stress In Your Life

A lot can be said about the benefits of meditation. There are studies that suggest meditation can help with everything from headaches to cancer. One of the most effective things meditation can be used for is stress management [READ: Meditation Techniques For Stress].  Meditation is a calming and peaceful practice to add to your daily life. It gives you a moment to breathe during your busy life. A break in your schedule to do something good for your brain and body is a good way to cut back on stress and tension especially when you are overcoming a crisis in…

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Everything You Need To Practice Mindfulness At Work

There are many reasons to start practicing mindfulness at work, for both the employee and the employer. For the employee, mindfulness helps us to remain calm during stressful moments. It helps us to be more productive because we are more conscious of what we are doing [READ: How To Use Meditation For Productivity]. And it makes us happier at work, as proven by scientific research [1]. There are big pluses for the employer too. Not least the fact that practicing mindfulness at work leads to increased productivity and higher employee satisfaction, which in turn leads to better employee retention rates.…

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