Candle Gazing Meditation (Trataka) Benefits & Technique

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In this guide we will be looking at Candle Gazing Meditation (Trataka meditation): the benefits, instructions, and how to use the technique. So, what it Candle Gazing Meditation (or “Trataka Meditation”)? Essentially it is a meditation technique in which we focus our gaze on a candle. And it is one of the most popular meditations […]

Kundalini Meditation Technique: Awaken Your Kundalini Energy

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Kundalini meditation has earned something of a cult reputation amongst yogis. It is revered as a powerful meditation technique that can fully awaken your conscious awareness. And it is one of the most popular Yoga Meditations.  Kundalini meditation technique is said to do this by awakening kundalini energy, which is a lifeforce energy usually dormant […]

When You Meditate What Do You Think About?

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When You Meditate What Do You Think About? One of our newsletter followers wrote in today to ask, “When you meditate, what do you think about?” Good question. Thanks for asking. The answer really depends on the type of meditation that you are doing, because some types of meditation do involve thinking, and some involve […]

Using Hemp Flower to Enhance a Meditative Environment

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The competitiveness of society has turned our world into a beehive. Everyone is busy striving to earn a living and keep up with the Joneses. As a result, most people have forsaken their health and the wellbeing of their bodies. Although you may feel like all is well despite your busy lifestyle, it’s important to […]

A Guide To Living Meditation

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Imagine a river—a wide one, with a large, rushing current. Picture the choppy water, the way it foams as it crashes over rocks and sprays into the air. The water we can see on the surface is like our everyday lives. It’s a bit chaotic. Our jobs, family responsibilities, and personal goals pull us in […]

Here’s What To Do Before And After Meditation

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When you start a mindfulness practise, it’s important to know what to do before and after meditation. There are certain things that you should do before meditation and after meditation so that you can get the most out of your practice. Before meditation is the time to create the right space, get yourself in the […]

What Meditation Should I Do? Picking Your Type

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One of the most common questions I hear as a meditation teacher is “What meditation should I do?” Quiz-type questions can help you to find the best meditation to do. That’s why I’ve shared a little quiz below to help you pick the type of meditation you should do today. If you’ve read my guide […]

How To Trick Your Mind Into Being Happy

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Today I had the pleasure of chatting with Milana Perepyolkina [bestselling international author of Gypsy Energy Secrets] about how to trick your mind into being happy. Milana had some amazing advice and tips that I wanted to share with you guys. So let me hand this over to Milana, who will explain how to trick […]

Meditation & Juice Cleansing For Mental Health

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These days, it seems like everyone is juice cleansing or “juicing.” If you haven’t tried it yet, you might be wondering what all the hype is about. Most people go on juice cleanses to lose weight while others do it as a way to detox their bodies, especially after having digestion issues. But juice cleansing […]

5 Must Have Products for a Peaceful Garden

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We all want our gardens to look breathtaking, but what if they could also serve as a peaceful place for you to relax or even meditate in? With a few simple products, you can turn your normal garden into an amazing place of peace and happiness. No matter how big or small your garden, there’s […]

Why Does Meditation Make Me Angry? Expert Answers

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One question I sometimes get asked as a meditation teacher is, “Why does meditation make me angry?” If you ever feel angry during or after meditation, you might be surprised. After all, isn’t meditation supposed to help you manage anger? It’s supposed to help you to relax, to be less stressed, and to feel better, […]

Meditation And Yoga For Asthma Relief

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Asthma is a severe respiratory disorder that affects the respiratory system of the human body. In normal breathing, tiny air sacs are squeezed into the small air passage and air freely. During an attack, three significant conditions prevent air from flowing freely through the lung: The air sacs become swollen and hard. Air cannot pass […]

14 Best Mental Health Exercises Like Meditation

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Today I’ve been interviewing all sorts of mental health experts to find out the very best mental health exercises like meditation that are good for your brain. In the list below you’ll find mental health exercises like meditation, journaling, cognitive behavioural therapy, sound baths and much more. Try each exercise to find the best ones […]

Should You Meditate On An Empty Stomach Or After Eating?

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One of our newsletter readers wrote in today and asked: “Should you meditate on an empty stomach or after eating?” If you’re hungry, is it better to meditate before you eat, after you eat, or perhaps even while you are eating? There are both pros and cons of meditating on an empty stomach. And to […]

How Is Meditation Different From Relaxing Or Sleeping? Expert Answers

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Today, Janine, one of our newsletter followers, wrote in to ask “How is meditation different from relaxing or sleeping?” Thanks for your question, Janine. When we look at meditation VS sleep and relaxation, there definitely are some similarities. For starters, like sleep and relaxation, meditation helps you to calm down and quietens the mind. It’s […]

How Is Meditation Supposed To Feel? Expert Answers

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One of our newsletter followers wrote in today to ask, “What is meditation supposed to feel like?” Good question, thanks for asking. I am presuming that you want to know what meditation should feel like so that you can determine if you are meditating correctly. Most people would answer by saying that meditation should feel […]

What Is The Purpose Of Meditation In 2020 Really…?

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A reader wrote in via our newsletter today and asked a great question: What is the purpose of meditation in Buddhism and in general? There are many different reasons why people meditate, and today meditation is a highly unique thing. It can be applied to health, happiness, work life, athletic performance, and of course spiritual […]

4 Ways Meditation Can Help You Cope with Bereavement & Loss

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There are many ways in which meditation can help with bereavement and loss. There is no denying that meditation is a unique cultural and healing force. From ancient Buddhist and Hindu religious and secular methodologies to our current craze for yoga classes and meditation apps, A-type businesspeople and legal eagles looking to focus, and off-kilter […]

What It Means To Have A Spiritual Experience

If someone had asked me, when I was young ,what it means to have a spiritual experience, I probably would have suggested something along the lines of experiencing winged angels and a man sitting on a throne in the clouds judging us for or moral or immoral behaviour.  But even as a child I knew […]

How Long Should You Meditate For Each Day?

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As a meditation teacher, one question I often hear is: How long should you meditate for each day when you’re practicing at home? It’s a good question and one that is not always easy to answer. It depends on the reason why you are meditating, how long you have been meditating for, the technique you […]