Farrah Abraham’s Meditation Series Has Fans Flummoxed

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There’s a new meditation series from Teen Mom Farrah Abrahams, and fans can’t tell whether it’s a joke. Farrah Abrahams [American reality television personality, singer, writer and adult film actress] is basically obsessed with attention (even uploading videos of herself to adult video sites). She’s also an entrepreneur who makes money doing… well, seemingly everything, including selling products, being an Instagram influencer, TV appearances and more. And now she’s turned to meditation. Farrah Abrahams' meditation series, which is weirdly called “Farrah is My Spirit Animal”, offers meditations for single moms, parents, and kids (if you want an adult film actress…

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New Online Wellbeing Series From Ananda [Guest Post]

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Ananda’s new wellbeing series launches online to offer health and healing during lockdown. Increasingly, health and wellbeing facilities are being moved online, and we are seeing the rise of online yoga and meditation classes. Although some countries and states are starting to lowering restrictions on health facilities like gyms and spas, many people are still uncertain about returning to their old classes. Let alone taking wellbeing retreats. Rather than heading out to yoga studios and spas, people are preferring to take the safer route and start meditating and working out at home using online classes.  We know that meditation and…

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Social Distancing Yoga Domes Take Over Toronto
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Social Distancing Yoga Domes Take Over Toronto

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Probably the coolest solution to social distancing, “yoga domes” have started popping up around Toronto as a way to let yogis like you and I practice yoga safely during quarantine. Yoga studios have been searching for a way to continue to teach yoga during social isolation. Many yoga studios have been forced to close. And some have started teaching yoga online. But a new solution is now allowing people to do yoga during social distancing: Yoga domes. A new pop-up intervention installs fifty of these domes—which look like they came right out of Avatar The domes are clear and frameless…

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GUEST POST: Cali School Use Mindfulness for Student Stress Management

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Schools in California are using mindfulness to help with student stress management. Studies show that breathing exercises help students cope with stress so they can better focus on studies. The pandemic and racial tensions has caused an escalation in stress at school and many education leaders are turning to mindfulness to help students manage stress. How Mindfulness Helps Student Stress Management Mindfulness is the practice of focusing on the present moment with a non-judgmental attitude. It is traditional done by focusing on the movement of breath around the body. This simple exercise has been shown to help with managing stress…

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Best Yoga & Meditation Podcasts 2020

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What are the best yoga and meditation podcasts of 2020? Ever since meditation became a multi-billion dollar industry in 2019, the industry has exploded. We've seen the rises of yoga and meditation apps, games, and yes, podcasts. And a lot of them are truly exceptional.  As a meditation teacher, I listen to meditation podcasts every day, and in my humble opinion, the following are the very best.  You Need To Listen To These Yoga & Meditation Podcasts  Yoga Girl Podcast https://www.yogagirl.com/podcast The Yoga Girl podcast and website is all about creating a community of yogis. The podcast inspires us to…

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Best Mindfulness & Meditation Courses 2020 [Chosen By A Meditation Teacher]

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In 2020 there are so many online meditation courses available (both free and paid). As a meditation teacher I find it a really exciting time for the movement. More people are learning meditation now than ever. And thankfully, there are some truly amazing meditation teachers online, like Melli O’Brien, Giovanni Dienstmann, and of course notables like Sharon Salzberg and Tara Brach. Choosing the best mindfulness and meditation courses of 2020 wasn’t easy—there’s just so many of them! But here’s my pick of the best of the best. The Best Mindfulness & Meditation Courses For 2020 1: MindWorks Journey To Wellbeing…

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Mindful Hypnotherapy For Stress—Research Reveals Benefits

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Waco, Texas, U.S—New research by Baylor University reveals benefits of mindful hypnotherapy for stress. Research conducted by Baylor University in Waco, Texas and published by International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, shows positive results of using mindful hypnotherapy for stress. Mindfulness is the practice of focusing the mind on the present moment without judgment. Researcher Gary Elkins, Ph.D. [director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory, Baylor University] says “It can help people cope with stress, but can require months of practice and training.” Hypnotherapy is a “type of alternative medicine in which hypnosis is used to create a state…

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Before And After Meditation: Immediate Effects You’ll Notice

As a meditation teacher, one of my favorite things is observing my students before and after meditation. It’s well known that there are over 100 benefits of meditation: immediate effects and long term effects. Of course, to get the most out of meditation you will need to continue to practice it regularly. That’s when you experience the full range of benefits and the significant difference it can make to your wellbeing. However, there are nevertheless some massive immediate effects of meditation, things you can notice after just twenty minutes of your very first meditation session. The first time I meditate,…

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How To Have A Non Judgmental Attitude (Yes You, Mr Judgy)
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How To Have A Non Judgmental Attitude (Yes You, Mr Judgy)

You might have noticed how meditation teachers like me always talk about having a non-judgmental attitude. Being non-judgmental is one of the fundamental aspects of mindfulness (consciously living in the moment). But’s it’s not always easy to achieve. Modern society has predisposed us to have judgmental attitudes, labelling people by their status in society, their job, their body type, and their personality. Not only is this harmful for the person whom is being judged, it is also harmful for the person doing the judging. Judgmental VS Non-Judgmental Attitudes A non-judgmental attitude is an attitude of acceptance and understanding that extends…

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How To Meditate: Step By Step Guide [Infographic]

In this infographic I'll show you how to meditate step by step.  As a meditation teacher, I know lots of people are looking for easy ways to start meditating (my guide to practising at home will help). And you might like a way to keep these instructions for later. That's why I decided to create a meditation infographic that you can save and keep (you can also link to it if you like, as long as you link back to this page).  So here we are, the very simple step by step guide to how to meditate.  How To Meditate…

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How Meditation Cured My Anxiety

Now, this is a story all about how my life got twist-turned upside down, and I like to take a minute just sit right there and tell you how meditation cured my anixiety. Every time I think back to the days when I suffered from anxiety, I find it surreal. Let me paint the picture for you. For a long time, I’d suffered from a terrible fear of dentists. I don’t know why—and indeed, I’ve found that many of the fears I’ve suffered from in life are elusive. I know they exist, but honestly, I couldn't tell you why. For…

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The Basics of Using a Heart Rate Monitor for Yoga

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The health benefits of yoga cover a broad spectrum from mental health to cardiac health as well as core strength, flexibility, and overall fitness. Beginning a yoga practice can affect many of these health categories depending on your own personal goals and the style of yoga you choose, resulting in a vast number of goals and benefits for practitioners.  This ancient practice has changed and morphed over time, but the core principles of this form of exercise remain relatively unchanged. Originally used for mindfulness and often religious purposes, yoga has become a popular form of exercise around the world and…

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5 Ways to Make Your Home Yoga Space More Tranquil

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Yoga is one of the best ways to achieve peace and mindfulness, especially when you can work it into your daily routine at home. Carving out a little time in your busy schedule to practice yoga at home has so many health and well-being benefits, making it one of the easiest ways to achieve relief from the stress of a busy schedule. The best part is that you can practice yoga anywhere, including at home, making it even more accessible for busy people to practice.   Setting up space in your home to practice yoga is surprisingly easy as well. A…

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Yoga For Migraine Relief: Research Reveals Big Benefits

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Minneapolis, MN, June 9 2020—New research by the American Academy of Neurology reveals significant benefits of yoga for migraine relief. As someone who personally suffers from migraines, I know how devastating they can be. They make it completely impossible to get on with the day. The painful symptoms of the condition include sensitivity to light, noise and odours, upset stomach, feeling hot or cold, turning pallor, feeling exhausted, blurred vision, and headaches, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Worse, migraines can sometimes last for several days. Unfortunately, migraines are very common, affecting more than a billion people worldwide, according to the…

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Is CBD Worth Incorporating Into a Mindfulness Routine?

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In today’s stressful world, people are constantly looking for ways to destress and relax to avoid the negative health effects that anxiety and tension can have on the body. There are plenty of different options for learning how to cope with and manage your stress levels, mindfulness being one of the easiest to incorporate into your daily life. The act of slowing down and being more mindful helps reduce the impact small stressors will have on your overall mood [1], making this one of the most popular options for many.  In recent years, a lot of excitement has been generated…

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You Can Get Synctuition App Free Today

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 08, 2020:   Today, you can get the Synctuition app free for download in 14 countries. Meditation apps really have taken over the world in 2020, what with the current mental health situation being caused by the pandemic. As a meditation teacher, I’ve been continually downloading and installing new meditation apps, partly to try them myself and also to review them. One of the best meditation apps in 2020 Is Synctuition, which calls itself the “most advanced relaxation program with 3D sounds and binaural beats.” Everyone is downloading regular and VR apps for relaxation, and Syctuition…

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Mindfulness Meditation For Autism Child & Teen

Atlanta, G.A—Emory University research highlights the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for autistic children and teens. Autism is a “developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior,” according to the National Institute of Mental Health. NIH states that is a “developmental disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life.” According to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in 54 children is identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD.). The good news is that research from Emory University shows that there are benefits of mindfulness and meditation for the autistic child and teen. As a meditation…

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4 Best Meditations For Arthritis Pain Relief  

Research shows that there are big benefits of meditation for arthritis pain [1]. Studies shows that regularly practising meditation can help to stop the pain of arthritis. However, if you are to successfully use meditation for arthritis, it is imperative to stick to the practice and to continue to do it for twenty minutes per day every day. This will help to relieve many of the causes of arthritis, such as stress [2][READ: Meditation For Stress Relief] According to the Arthritis Foundation, the following are the best meditations for arthritis. [1] Try These Types Of Meditation For Arthritis 1: Guided…

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5 Advantages of Meditation For Seniors

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The mind-body link in medicine talks about how unpleasant feelings and thoughts can impact your health and quality of life. Doctors who practice mind-body medicine can recommend therapeutic activities to treat some chronic illnesses rather than medications. Such activities include yoga, methods of deep breathing or relaxation, visualization, and, of course, meditation. As one ages, the link between the mind and body is much more critical to the maintenance of good health. This is because aging decreases the capacity of the immune system to combat diseases and infections. In reality, the mental state of a senior or older adult during…

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Best Meditation Memes Ever — Made Me LMAO!

Nothing makes me laugh more than a really good meditation meme. But then, I'm a meditation teacher so I'm biased. Take a look at my picks of the best meditation memes ever. I bet you leave laughing! Best Meditation Memes Ever!

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