12 Best Items Of Meditation Equipment / Meditation Tools

What are the best meditation tools and equipment you have ever used? There is excellent equipment available to help us meditate, from Zen chairs to Buddhist malas, to modern aids like Muse Headband. 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 aids for meditation. In this list I will share with you all the best meditation tools to buy. Let me tell you about one of my best meditation tools, my Buddhist mala My personal best meditation tool has to be my Buddhist mala.…

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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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CBD Ban Would Be A “Fools Game” FDA Finally Admits

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The  Food and Drug Administration [FDA] has finally admitted that banning CBD products would be a fools game. Stephen Hahn [Commissioner, FDA], said on Wednesday, “People are using these products. We’re not going to be able to say you can’t use these products. It’s a fool’s game to try to even approach that.” Hahn, a cancer doctor, spoke about the use of CBD for the first time in a public speech since he took office as commissioner in December. He openly admits the need for CBD and that banning CBD products would be a foolish move. CBD and its derivatives…

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Mindfulness Helps Prevent Addiction Relapse, Says New Study

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A new study has shown that mindfulness helps prevent addiction relapse. [READ: Meditation For Cravings] Addiction is recognised as a disease that has a debilitating effect on the suffering, causing everything from depression and anxiety to social problems. Many people with addictions struggle to quit in the first place. The nightmare that often happens, however, is that even when someone is successful in quitting addictions they eventually experience a challenge in life that causes them to relapse. This happened to me, myself, when I quit smoking only to later relapse when my father died. Under certain circumstances, the temptation to…

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JUST BREATHING App Wants To Teach You To Breathe Better

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A new mobile yoga and meditation app named after the yoga meditation Breath Of Fire, would like to teach you to breathe better. As you probably know, Breath Of Fire (Kapalbhati pranayama) is one of the breathing meditations used in yoga. And now it is one of the main exercise in a new meditation app: Just Breathing, made by Matthew Israelson, a yogi and software developer in Vancouver, Canada.   All meditation practitioners understand the importance of proper breathing techniques. The way we breathe has a direct effect on our wellbeing, and there have been many scientific studies that prove…

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Wellness Toys And Mindfulness Toys Are All The Rage In 2020

There is a growing trend in wellness and mindfulness toys aimed at kids. But do these so called “mindfulness toys” really help your kids to be more mindful? Or are they just a commercial cash-in? Toys have advanced a lot in the past decade. When I was a young lad it was all about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys and wrestling action figures. It was about pretending to be a superhero. But toys have evolved. And now, as I write this on February 28th 2020, it’s clear that toys are no longer just about fun. They are about teaching…

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Kiki Passo – Yoga Photo Of The Day

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We’re back with another beautiful yoga photo of the day. This time it’s Instagram model Kiki Passo and her yoga pose, which blew up social media on Wednesday. The 22 year old model looks absolutely stunning in her yoga pants, which clearly show her stunning physique. Kiki Passo combines gray yoga pants with a sleeveless pink wrap top with a plunging neckline.  She’s sitting on a plush gray rub in her Miami home, one hand holding a drink, the other resting on the ground. Her puppy Mimi is behind her.  Within a single hour of being posted online, the photo…

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Travel Review: Lisnavagh House, Ireland, Yoga, Meditation Retreats

The stunning rural countryside of Ireland is the perfect spot for a yoga retreat or meditation retreat. And the beautiful Lisnavagh House in Country Carlow offers precisely that. Sitting here in the middle of the city, where all the eye can see are apartments and office buildings, I sure as hell wouldn’t mind getting away to somewhere rural, somewhere more natural, somewhere green and relaxing, you know, like Ireland. Doing yoga at home in my basement is great and all, but what’s better is doing yoga at a manor house in the heart of County Carlow. It’s beautiful escapism. The…

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TRAVEL REVIEW:  Niraamaya Wellness Retreat In Kerala, India

Kerala offers a unique travel experience for anyone wanting to go on a wellness retreat. This is the serene India, a tranquil oasis full of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda lessons and retreats. It’s the perfect location for anyone wanting to experience a restorative retreat in India. One place you might like to consider visiting on a spiritual trip to India is the new retreat Niraamaya Wellness Retreat.  Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters & Beyond, Kumarakom opened towards the end of 2019. It’s situated near the village of Kumarakom, a popular tourist destination near the popular tourism destination  of Kottayam. There, the beautiful…

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Dan Harris Has Great Ideas To Make Mindfulness A Daily Habit

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Dan Harris, the author of 10% Happier and the man behind its corresponding app, recently spoke to ABC about ways to make mindfulness a daily habit. It’s something many of us struggle with. We know from science that mindfulness and meditation are excellent for our health. The sheer list of scientifically proven benefits of meditation proves that. But even though we know that it’s good for us, many of us struggle to find the time every day to make mindfulness a daily habit. Many people are struggling to jostle mindfulness with their daily lives. The average person’s daily life in…

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Wu Tang Clan’s RZA Releases Guided Meditation Music Album (Seriously, WTF)

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Wu Tang Clan member TZA has just released a guided meditation music album, titled “Camp TAZO: Zen”. You might remember RZA and Wu Tang Clan from such classic tracks as “shame on a nigga”, “Wu Tang Clan Aint Nuthin’ Ta F-With”, and “Dog Shit”. You may have also heard that RZA is currently involved in the making the movie Cut Throat City. But when RZA isn’t involved with rap of movies about throat-cutting, he can be found in Nirvana created guided meditations. Camp TAZO: Zen is a five track EP of guided meditation music that he produced in collaboration with…

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Barbara Currie Anti-Aging Yoga Routine: 50 Years Younger?

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Yoga teacher Barbara Currie says her anti-aging yoga routine has kept her feeling like she’s twenty even though she’s now in her seventies. For a 78-year old, you have to hand it to Barbara Curry, she definitely looks extraordinarily fit.  And she claims she is just as healthy and flexible as she was when she was in her twenties. She says it is because of her love of yoga, which she got into back in the 1960s after having two children. You might remember Barbara Currie from her yoga DVDs or her spots on TV shows like GMTV.  Or maybe…

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Mindful Dieting Led To His 60 LBS Weight Loss Transformation

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Mindful dieting was the key to Jeremy Bromwell’s 60LBS weight loss transformation. When Bromwell, 38, was left incapacitated after a terrifying motorcycle accidence, he changed his relationship with food, learned to eat mindfully, and ultimately lost a staggering 60LBS. It’s a truly inspiring weight loss transformation, and one that was created from a heighten consciousness of food. Bromwell had always been a highly active person, running half marathons and lifting weights at the gym. But when he was hit by an SUV on October 14th, suddenly he was left unable to continue the exercise routine that had always kept him…

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5 Best Mindful Cookbooks with Buddhist Recipes (Yummy!)

As a meditation teacher and amateur chef, there is nothing I love more than a good mindful cookbook or Buddhist cookbook so I can take my meditation practice to the kitchen. Mindful cooking combines the two things I love most. Preparing traditional Buddhist food in a mindful way is a treat for both the mind and the taste buds. You get that mindful-creativity in the kitchen while also getting to eat some pretty delicious Buddhist food. That's why cooking is one of my favorite mindful activities. In 2020 we are witnessing the explosion in popularity of both mindfulness and Buddhism.…

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Managing Stress with Incremental Changes to Your Lifestyle

Stress is something we all struggle with daily, and the lifestyle many of us live leaves zero time to waste. We budget every minute of each day to the point where we are always under pressure, driving to the next goal. However, taking a step back and reducing stress is something quite achievable. Working hard at it and being aware of what triggers stress can lead to new realizations and ways to reduce it one act at a time. Here are a few ways you can get started. Start with Proper Sleep One of the best ways to reduce stress…

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Yoga for Students in School

Yoga originated in India between the third and second millennium BC [1]. It is to this period that the seals with images of people in yoga poses found on the banks of the Indus River belong. Now, yoga is becoming more and more popular as it helps to achieve a balance of soul and body. Students have a lot of tasks and very little time to complete them, and sometimes the only way out is to order a ready-made paper at the writing service  However, reaching peace is not so simple and you should still think about yoga. That is…

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How To Teach Mindfulness, Meditation In Schools [And The Benefits]

I regularly receive messages from teachers asking how to teach meditation in schools. They have read the research and they understand just how beneficial mindfulness and meditation are for kids. Over the past five years, mindfulness programs have become hugely popular with both adults and kids. Listening to meditation music, practicing mindful breathing, using mantras… these are all mindful practices that would have looked alternative or even controversial in schools only ten years ago, but today are commonplace. The focus, of course, is to help kids relax, focus, and feel happy at school, both for their mental health and for…

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Purity Wave Cork Yoga Wheel — Best Yoga Wheel 2020?

One of the best yoga products you can own is a yoga wheel, and the Purity Wave Cork Yoga Wheel is one of the very best. Yoga wheels are a truly beneficial product. As soon as you start using a wheel during your practice you can feel what a difference they make. They help to reverse the effects of being hunched over at work all day.  The simple circular props help to open the front side of the body and can make it a lot easier to get into more advanced yoga poses.  It stretches the hip flexors, abdomen, chest…

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World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher Passes Away At 101: We’re Sending Love

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Today we are sending love to Tao Porchon-Lynch, the world’s oldest yoga teacher, who has sadly passed-away aged 101. We invite you to join us in a meditation today to send love to Tao Porchon Lynch and her loved ones. French and Indian yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch passed away Friday morning, as announced on her Instagram page. The Insta read, “With great sorrow and heavy hearts, we are writing to let you know that our beloved Tao passed away this morning.  As she would say, she is now dancing her way to the next planet.” With the caption was a…

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How To Add Meditation To Your Workout To Exercise Body And Mind

Doing my pre-workout meditation has completely changed the way I feel about exercising and the way in which I do exercise. Meditating before exercising has given me an increased appreciation of my body and has helped me to take my exercise to a new level. It’s a fallacy that when you meditate, you must sit with your eyes closed. In truth, there are lots of meditations that include physical exercise. Two of the most popular include Tai Chi and yoga, both of which traditionally do involve meditation. [READ: Tai Chi Meditation] There are, in fact, many ways in which meditation…

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Jamie Anderson On Meditation, Yoga For Snowboarders

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Jamie Anderson has been gathering the medals at the Olympics and most recently at the 2020 Aspen X Games. Now, she reflects on her spiritual practices and the benefits of meditation and yoga for snowboarders. The 29-year-old American snowboarder just claimed first place in the 2020 Aspen X games. And, in an interview for Cosmopolitan, she revealed how she incorporated essential oils, meditation and yoga into her snowboarding training. “I wasn’t always into [yoga and meditation],” Anderson told Cosmo. “I was a pretty crazy teenager. [At] 17, I had a bad injury and ruptured my spleen… through that, I got…

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Icyzone Yoga Top – Best Yoga Top Of 2020?

If you’re looking for the best yoga top of 2020, I think I may have just found it: the Icyzone Yoga Top. >>GET IT ON AMAZON This yoga top is one of the best on Amazon. It perfectly blends style with comfort and price. At only $26 it is basically a steal. One of my girl friends was trying to find the best yoga top to buy online. She’s recently gotten into yoga and wants to look awesome at the yoga studio while also being able to exercise comfortably. She’s also into hiking and dancing so she wanted a top…

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