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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3 Dental Benefits From Yoga You Need To Know [Guest Post]

[Dental Health Guest Post] There is no doubt that practicing yoga delivers numerous health benefits to its practitioners. Some of those benefits are obvious; yoga helps to tone and shape our muscles and improve our posture. Yoga has been used for centuries and people today are becoming more aware of all the benefits that yoga provides. There are many varieties of yoga. However, all practices of yoga do have something in common. The practice of yoga focuses on using correct posture and breathing techniques. These aspects encourage practitioners to be mindful of their bodies, their breath and their stress levels.…

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Amazing Benefits Of CBD For Meditation And Yoga

There are amazing benefits of using CBD for meditation and yoga. If you've been considering using CBD before yoga or meditation, you will definitely be interested to hear about these effects. Now that hemp-derived products have been made legal around the country, many people are starting to combine yoga, CBD and meditation for a powerful anti-anxiety, anti-stress solution. If that sounds good to you, read my guide to stopping anxiety with meditation. In this guide, I will show you the benefits of CBD for yoga and meditation, and how you can go about combining the three. Plus, I will give…

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Meditation and CBD: What’s the Connection? [GUEST POST]

[CBD Guest Post] Long working hours, illnesses, deadlines, relationships, divorces, finances, politics…all these are part of the modern lifestyle. The number of people suffering from chronic stress and anxiety is constantly increasing. According to the American Institute of Stress, 73% of people regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress, and 33% of them feel they are living with extreme stress.  Stress isn't a medical condition, which means that there is no specific treatment for it. However, there are certain medications which can help to manage or reduce the symptoms of stress:   Antidepressants (if you're suffering from anxiety or depression)…

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Why CBD and Yoga Go Together [GUEST POST]

[Yoga / CBD Guest Post] We’re all aware that yoga and meditation [1] are both excellent ways to keep us healthy. But most of us lack the discipline and motivation it takes to engage in those activities. Life gets in the way, and we tend to prioritize other important things over the things that should get done. There are so many factors contributing to this lack of motivation; our schedules are overloaded, we’re chasing career goals, juggling responsibilities, and squeezing in a little extra time to pursue our hustles and hobbies. Adding any additional activity to your lifestyle can be…

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Addiction Recovery and the Connection to Self [GUEST POST]

[Addiction Guest Post] When you recover from addiction, there are fundamental needs that must be met in order for you to grow in recovery and as a person. The most important need that must be met is a connection with yourself. As human beings, we need to feel a sense of love and belonging to oneself and to others. When you are connected to a person, a hobby, a lifestyle or even a Higher Power, you are immersed in the present moment. When connected to the present moment, you create joy and passion for living. When you are connected to…

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Mindful Recovery Addiction To Rewire An Addicted Brain [GUEST POST]

[Addiction Guest Post] It’s a well-known fact that substance abuse takes control over the brain's pleasure centers. It causes a shortcut to the brain’s reward system as a huge amount of dopamine is released. The brain needs to close off its dopamine receptors as it gets unnatural and dangerous amount of dopamine from outside. Unfortunately, over some time, it gets much more difficult to feel pleasure as the brain itself stops producing enough dopamine. It works this way because hippocampus creates memories of the immediate sense of pleasure, and the amygdala forms a conditioned response to such stimuli as drugs.…

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My 9 Best Morning Meditations To Begin The Day Positively

Let me share with you my best morning meditations to start the day positively. I love waking up to meditation right before breakfast. It sets the right frame of mind for the rest of the day. It focuses my mind so I can concentrate on whatever I have to do in the day, and I can start being productive right after eating my morning cereals (which I eat mindfully, of course). But what is the best morning meditation to start the day positive? While you can practice any of these 31 different kinds of meditation techniques in the morning, some…

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Yoga For Seniors: Poses, Techniques And Benefits

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Today at THE DAILY MEDITATION office I received news of amazing new research into the benefits of yoga for seniors. There are so many reasons for seniors to do yoga. And I very firmly believe that we should be giving classes of yoga at nursing homes. In this guide I will show you how to do yoga for seniors safely, the benefits of yoga for seniors and some friendly tips on how to practice yoga nursing homes or, indeed at your own home. You will definitely want to read my guide to anti-aging meditation too. Benefits Of Yoga For Seniors This…

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She Used Yoga For Intuition To Literally Escape A Jungle. Here’s How

Have you ever tried using yoga for intuition? Have you ever wanted to tap into your own intuition? In this guide I am going to show you how to do it. And in case you need a little inspiration, let me share with you the story of one yoga teacher who used yoga to gain the inner wisdom necessary to literally escape a Hawaian jungle. This is the true news story I woke up to this morning. And it is basically insane. Read the story below, then scroll down and I will teach you how to use yoga for intuition…

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Why Pete Holmes And Ram Das Are Laughing About Religion

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Canadian Pete Holmes, the star of the HBO show Crashing, has a lot to say about religion, spiritual, and Ram Das. And he will probably leave you grinning with his enlightening thoughts. Speaking with Observer, Pete Holmes has called out religion for being “exclusive and judgmental of [people with different religious or spiritual beliefs]”.   Pete Holmes, a Christian since childhood, believes that religions should open themselves up to be more inclusive and less judgmental.  In his new book, Comedy Sex God, Holmes aims to unite religions by not talking exclusively of his own Christianity, but by discussing the point…

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The Main Stages Involved in Hypnotherapy For Weight Loss [GUEST POST]

[Weight Loss Guest Post] If you want to lose weight without going under the knife, weight loss hypnotherapy could be the answer you’re looking for. It is the perfect compliment to weight loss meditation.  With around two thirds of Brits claiming to be on a diet at any one time, and a weight loss industry that’s worth a staggering £2 billion, it’s safe to say that we’re a nation of dieters. However, our efforts to lose weight and keep it off are often less than successful, and many of us are looking for a more effective and sustainable weight loss…

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6 Serious Reasons To Use Meditation For Relationship Problems [GUEST POST]

[Relationship Guest Post] Scientific research shows that there are big reasons to start using meditation for relationship problems, problems like fighting and arguing. Indeed meditation is fast becoming one of the biggest tips for healthy relationships.  Arguing is not uncommon, even for happy couples. Neither is growing frustrated with your spouse. Every couple has things that irritate them about their partners. It could be something as trivial, like not putting the dishes away, or something more serious, like the inability to communicate. If you have frustrations in your marriage, you are hardly alone. The good news is that you can…

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The 7 Ways How To Cope With Depression In A Marriage

If your relationship has been difficult recently and emotions are a problem, you will probably want to know how to cope with depression in a marriage.   Feeling sad, depressed, and unmotivated are not uncommon feelings. And you can stop most of these issues by using just a few techniques. For instance, try using meditation for depression.  Negative emotions like these are perfectly natural reactions to life's challenging moments. But when these feelings become overwhelming or constant it could be a sign of clinical depression . Symptoms of depression include: Fatigue Restlessness Insomnia or oversleeping Feelings of self-loathing or worthlessness Change…

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How To Combine Meditation And CBD For Anxiety Relief [GUEST POST]

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[CBD Guest Post] When you use a combination of both meditation and CBD for anxiety, amazing things happen. Many people shy away from meditation due to an inability to sit still for long periods of time or being uncomfortable spending time in their own head. Turning inwards and being alone with your thoughts can be incredibly anxiety-inducing, and this response is more common than you may think. Currently, there are 40 million adults who combat issues related to anxiety in the United States. Meditation can be a very valuable tool in reducing the effects of anxiety and stress [read: how…

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Fight Your Depression with These 5 Powerful Spiritual Journeys  [GUEST POST]

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[Spiritual / Depression Guest Post] Depression is fast becoming one of the most abundant mental health disorders on the planet. With our growing amount of work and life stress that we now face every single day, it is not hard to see why. As a direct result of this stress, we really are in the midst of what can only be described as a depression epidemic – and something needs to change. To put it simply, we need to heal. And one of the best way to do that is with some powerful spiritual healing techniques. For instance, we can…

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Science Reveals Shocking Effect Of Tylenol On Empathy

Science has revealed a shocking link between Tylenol and empathy.  We empaths know that it isn’t easy living with high levels of empathy.  True, being an empath is an emotionally rich life, and there are major benefits of our compassion and kindness, not least the fact that we are more connected to other people. Being an empath can be brutal too though. Heightened levels of empathy can make us overly sensitive, can cause us emotional pain, and can make it insanely difficult to focus on ourselves.    That’s why many of the empaths I’ve worked with tell me that they…

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Research Shows You Can Actually Heal People With Your Compassion

As spiritual people we want to heal the world. We want to heal other people. And we want to do it in compassionate ways. And now, new research shows that we can heal other people by being compassionate towards them. In their new book, Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarell [a team of physician scientists] state that compassion is the key to healing. The book is called Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference. The book provides some seriously impressive evidence proving what you and I, and people like us, have believed for years: compassion heals people. As…

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5 Reasons Yoga Isn’t Working And How To Get More Out Of Yoga Today [GUEST POST]

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[Yoga Guest Post] Yoga is the buzzword these days. And yet ask around and plenty of people will tell you yoga isn't working for them.  If that's you, you might have wondered how to get more out of yoga. Everybody considers yoga as a panacea or a magic pill that you can take and voila, overnight, you have got it all - the perfect work-life balance, stress-free days, no sleepless nights, wrinkle-free skin and the josh. [And indeed, according to Harvard yoga does massively improve your wellbeing]. Yes, there definitely are lots of health benefits of yoga. Yoga could be…

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These Benefits Of Yoga And Meditation Will Inspire You Today [GUEST POST]

[Yoga Guest Post] There are so many benefits of yoga and meditation, especially when they are done together. Yoga and meditation are important for maintaining the general wellness of your body. It also helps to stimulate body and mind relaxation. Yoga and meditation practices have been there for quite a while with one of the earliest instances of yoga being Hatha yoga which was practiced in the Middle East in the 11th century. The benefits of yoga and meditation such as medical, meditative and spiritual benefits have been cited in numerous studies. Meditation refers to the art of focusing one’s…

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