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. Some of the best meditation aids for 2019 include: Buddha statues Apps Gongs And chairs Let me tell you about one of my best meditation tools My personal best meditation tool has to be my mala. This…

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28 Different Types Of Yoga And Their Benefits

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 teacher, you will get a lot out of…

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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.  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 your life. Meditation is something…

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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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Best Meditations For Clarity When You Get Brain Fog

Recently I’ve been suffering from brain fog after a stressful time in my life. So I recently started using meditation for clarity so I can clear my mind and see things with better perspective. As a meditation teacher who meditates every day, I usually have excellent clarity and can focus my mind. But you know what it is like. Sometimes life gets on top of us, we get stressed, and amongst the noise and business of life we get lost and confused. It happens to us all at one time or another. The good news is that we can use…

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Ways to Align With Your Truth: Find Joy, Happiness and Healing

As an Intuitive Guide and Divine Channel, I’ve met countless people suffering from some form of internal or external struggle. They come to me with “situations” that they label as problematic in their lives. They tell me they want to live a “better life,” but are often so caught up in external circumstances, that they have no idea where to begin. These situations vary from being unhappy in a romantic relationship to feeling frustrated with their job; some struggle with hating their body while others feel lost about their purpose in life; some are overwhelmed with a health crisis while…

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How To Use Yoga For Panic Attack Relief [TUTORIAL]
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How To Use Yoga For Panic Attack Relief [TUTORIAL]

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I used to suffer from panic attacks. Yoga poses were one of the main things that led me to recovery. In this guide I will show you how.  I would be going about my day to day life. Everything would be fine. Then out of nowhere a terrible thought would enter my mind. I would think something horrible, usually related to me health. If I felt a bump it was cancer. If I felt a slight headache it was a psychological disorder. Everything was awful. But of course it was only in my mind. It was only because of negative…

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How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Sexual Life In Your 40’s

If you've been looking for tips for your love life, here's a good one: mindfulness can improve your sexual life in your 40s and beyond. Many people turn to mindfulness practices to make them feel less stressed, more confident, and happier. Mindfulness also helps people to cope with some mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. Even better, it can incredibly improve your sexual life in your 40's. . Mindfulness simply means being fully aware of yourself and your surroundings. At this state, your mind can suppress depressive, negative, or anxious thoughts through meditation and breathing exercises. Today, more and…

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The Scientific Reasons Why Meditation Makes You Happy

Have you ever wondered why meditation makes you happy? Essentially, when you use meditation techniques for happiness, you train the mind to stop wandering and to live in the moment. And this makes you happy.  Science proves this.  Let's take a look.  Here's Why Meditation Makes You Happy Meditation makes you happy because it stops "Wandering Mind"  A study conducted by Harvard showed that people spend 46% of the time focusing on something other than what they’re doing. They termed this, “Wandering mind”. Psychologists Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert of Harvard University tell us, “A human mind is…

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 5 Health Benefits Of Rock Garden Landscaping

If you read my guide to making a Zen garden, you might wonder just what exactly the benefits of Rock Garden Landscaping are. After all, the process of making one is totally different to regular old gardening (although I personally love both and find both immensely relaxing). With this type of garden, it’s really not about how beautiful it ends up looking. Instead, the benefit of Rock Garden Landscaping is all in the process of actually making it. It’s not about beauty, it’s not about flowers, and it’s not about functionality [if you’re looking for a really good functional garden…

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8 Best VR Meditation Apps Chosen By A Meditation Teacher [2019]

It was only a matter of time before  we started to get VR meditation apps and games. As a meditation teacher it is always exciting to see new meditation products entering the market. Of course there are tons of great meditation apps like Calm and Headspace. And there is some really cool new meditation tech and gadgets too. Virtual Reality Meditation takes things up a notch. With virtual reality meditation you are given a very simple solution to relaxation. The idea is that you put a headset on and play through a game or watch a relaxing movie in virtual…

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10 Yoga breathing exercises for beginners

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 There are some excellent yoga breathing exercises for beginners to learn. In yoga it is essential to make sure that you are breathing correctly. Just as there are proper breathing meditation techniques, there are proper yoga breathing techniques too. It is important to breathe properly whether you are sitting to a meditation session or engaged in an active form of yoga [READ: 28 yoga style and their benefits]. In this article I will explain how to breathe in yoga, and I will share the best yoga breathing exercises for beginners.   Let’s start with breathing during asana practice Rules For…

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Best Meditation Blogs Of 2019 – Which Do You Love Most?

What are the best meditation blogs of 2019? In 2019 there are so many excellent meditation blogs you can follow. They range from serious meditation blogs to more fun and quirky ones.  Of course if you want to follow a meditation blog, you can start by signing up for our very own newsletter. We have tons of great content here on THE DAILY MEDITATION blog, especially our huge guide to the top 31 meditation techniques.  But enough about us. We want to share some love for the best meditation blogs in the world.  The Best Meditation Blogs Of 2019  …

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How To Practice Aparigraha For A Yoga Minimalist Lifestyle

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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 or a friend.…

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