Gisele Bundchen On Meditation For Parents: “Give To Yourself”
Parent Gisele Bundchen says that meditation helps parents to stay calm and focused.

Gisele Bundchen On Meditation For Parents: “Give To Yourself”

Gisele Bundchen has spoken-up about the importance of meditation for parents. 39-year old Brazilian model, activist, author, actress and businesswoman Gisele Bundchen says that it is important for parents to give back to themselves by practicing meditation. You’d think that it would be easy being the millionaire wife of NFL player Tom Brady. As celebrities it is obviously far more easy to be a parent than it is for the rest of us, what with nannies helping out and having all the money in the world to be able to afford anything at all your kids may need. Yes, we…

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Dan Harris’ Meditation Advice For COVID-19
Dan Harris is the owner of the 10% Happier advice

Dan Harris’ Meditation Advice For COVID-19

Author of 10% Happier and owner of the 10% Happier app says it’s hard not to think about the future, but he advises people to focus on now when meditating. The coronavirus lockdown has led anxiety levels to become a pandemic themselves. As people to struggle with the anxiety of COVID-19, many are turning to online meditation and yoga classes, like the new classes offered by Dan Harris on his website, which some 10,000 people have been watching every day. The owner of the 10% Happier app [READ: Best Meditation Apps], Dan Harris has some meditation advice for COVID-19 anxiety…

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Why The Best Meditation Music Ever Is Happening Right Now

The best meditation music ever is being release right now. Meditation music has existed for thousands of years, ever since spiritualists started using sound healing instruments.  But it’s about to take a huge step into the future. Meditation music has historically been about instruments like gongs and Tibetan Singing Bowls. Monks would sit and meditate on the sound of these instruments, which have now been scientifically linked to numerous health benefits (see the link above). Then meditation music became a physical thing as people started using dance meditations. These types of practices have been used in Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity.…

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Why Meditation Helps With Anxiety – Science Reveals All

Have you ever wondered why meditation helps with anxiety? If so, scientific research has discovered the answers that explain the link between anxiety and meditation. In my guide to the best meditations for anxiety I shared all the best methods to use. But today I would like to explain why meditation helps with anxiety. So let's take a look at the scientific research in order to understand things.  Why Does Meditation Help Anxiety? You might wonder "How can meditation help anxiety?" For me, meditation cured my anxiety, but I wanted to look into the reasons why. After considerable research into various…

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How to Meditate with Amazon Alexa, Echo Mindfulness Skills

Amazon Alexa and Echo’s mindfulness skills can help you to meditate at home. If you have been following THE DAILY MEDITATION, you will know that there’s tons of great mindfulness devices out now.  They range from headbands like MUSE to apps like Calm and Headspace. Amazon’s Alexa and Echo now have a whole host of different mindfulness and meditation skills that can help you to meditate at home.  They include guided meditations, soothing sounds, and exercises.  You can use these skills for relaxation, sleeping, happiness and, well, pretty much anything else you’re looking how. Here is how to meditate with…

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How To Create A Mindful Bullet Journal For Meditation Tracking

One of the coolest trends I’ve seen of late is the bullet journal. So, I thought I’d write this guide to creating a mindful bullet journal for tracking meditation time. The Bullet Journal is a system designed by Ryder Carrol, a New York designer. The purpose of it is to help you “track the past, organize the present, and plan for the future,” says Carroll.  If you take a look on Reddit you’ll see all kinds of cool bullet journals presented with beautiful artwork and cool sketched. “[online, people are] presented with countless incredibly beautiful, gorgeous artistic options,” Carroll says.…

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How To Use Meditation for Weight GAIN

It is well known that meditation can help with weight loss. However, you can also use meditation for weight gain. It all depends on the type of meditation you do. Research has shown that meditation can both increase and decrease metabolic rate.  The metabolic rate is the rate at which the body burns calories.  It can be affected by body size and composition, gender, your, and energy needs based on how active a lifestyle an individual lives. The metabolic rate has long been associated with weight because the more calories you burn the quicker you lose weight. There are many…

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How To Stop Falling Asleep During Meditation

One of questions people often ask me is how to stop falling asleep during meditation. It’s a very common occurrence. You’ve had a busy day, you’re tired, you know you need to meditate, so you lie down and shut your eyes. Perhaps you practice some deep breathing techniques or you listen to a relaxing guided meditation. Fast forward an hour and you wake up, realising that once again you feel asleep during meditation. Meditations often cause little power-naps. But why? The reason we fall asleep during meditation is because we struggle to find the right balance between focus and relaxation.…

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5 Mindful Photography Exercises You’re Not Creative Enough To Try [Maybe]

Mindful photography is taking a stand against the current trend of mainstream competitive photography. It’s not about the one-upmanship or the desire to take the “best photo” and be number one. It’s a slower, more Zen style of photography. What Is Mindful Photography? Mindful photography is one of the many different kinds of mindfulness exercises. Just like with regular mindfulness meditation, the principle of mindful photography is to be consciously aware of the present moment and without judgment, while taking photos. Mindful photography is not about taking a good photo. It is about experiencing the world with the lens, not…

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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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How To Develop Mindfulness Without Meditation [10 Ways]

If you’re not interested in meditating, you might wonder how you can develop mindfulness without meditation. As a meditation teacher I often come across people who do not want to meditate. Sure, they want to be mindful. Just not by meditating. I get it. There are many reasons why people might not want to meditate. Maybe you simply don’t have the time. Or you have a faith that is against meditation. For instance, if you re an atheist. Some devout Christians believe that they should not meditate, because meditation stems from Buddhism (although there are indeed some meditations the bible…

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Meditation, Self Love, Essential For Mental Health Says Study

Meditation increases self love and this improves our mental health, says new study. It has been known for millennia that there are many benefits of meditation for mental health. Buddhists monks knew that over 2500 years ago. And over recent years scientific research has shown that meditation does indeed improve mental health. However, it is only now that we beginning to understand precisely how meditation improves mental health. Self love, it seems, is the key. The importance of compassion is well documented. Compassion and self love have been scientifically proven to have many mental health benefits, from helping with depression…

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Mindfulness Meditation For Startups: Why Your Bottomline Needs It

As a meditation teacher, many business owners ask me if there are any benefits of mindfulness and meditation for startups. It might seem strange to suggest that startups should be considering mindfulness or meditation. Afterall, as a startup there are so many challenges and responsibilities that you have on your mind. We’re talking the nitty-gritty of running a business. With the pile of tasks on the table, why should startups add meditation or mindfulness to the mix? Actually, the reality of the situation is this: Meditation gives you and your staff that much needed break you need. It’s an opportunity…

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100 Benefits Of Meditation You Never Knew [LIST]

There are well over 100 health benefits of meditation.  And you can take advantage of meditation in 20 minutes or less. In this guide I will list the benefits of meditation that have been proven by science. AND I will show you how to actually take advantage of those 100 benefits of meditation.  I’ve studied bother the physical benefits of meditation and the mental health benefits of meditation. And the good news is: There's so much to get out of meditating! But you will get different benefits from meditation depending on how long you do it (15, 20, 30 minutes…

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How To Create Your Own Meditation

In this guide we are going to look at how to create your own meditation. This DIY meditation technique will be a personal meditation that is specifically created to fulfill your individual needs. You will also learn how to teach your meditation technique to other people and how to record it as a DIY guided meditation. Not only will this be fun, it will also be immensely rewarding. Why Create Your Own Meditation Technique? Did you know, there are more than 31 meditation techniques in popular use today? Given that there are so many, you might wonder why you would…

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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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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 Brain Fog Meditations For Clarity Of Mind

There are many powerful "brain fog" meditations for clarity of mind. 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…

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Here’s How Long It Takes To Open Your Chakras

   If you have read my guide to chakra meditation for beginners, you might wonder how long it takes to open your chakras. As an online meditation teacher probably the one comment I hear most is that people do not have enough time to meditate. It can be hard squeezing in enough time for all the different types of meditation you should do. Proper chakra meditation can take quite a long time to do. However, there are many other ways to activate your chakra. With the tricks and tips below you will be able to open your chakras while still…

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