Dispositional Mindfulness Guide—Develop The Trait Of Awareness

What’s better between mindfulness and mindfulness? Trick question. The two types of mindfulness (dispositional mindfulness or “trait” mindfulness, and state mindfulness) are both excellent for our health. However, it’s important to understand the difference between the two, and we meditators really should practise both of them. If you want to get the most out of your meditation and mindfulness practice, you need to understand how to do both these methods, and the benefits of each. Let’s take a look at trait mindfulness vs state mindfulness, and then discuss ways to improve both. Dispositional (Trait) Mindfulness VS State Mindfulness Before we look…

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Mindfulness Meditation for Schizophrenia Disorders

Berlin, Germany—New research from the University of Berlin reveals benefits of mindfulness meditation for schizophrenia disorder. New research conducted by the University of Berlin and the Centre for Mental Health at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, shows mindfulness meditation can help with schizophrenia disorder. Researchers created an interview guide to help people with schizophrenia to self-assess their symptoms before and after a mindfulness intervention. Twenty-seven interviews were conducted between September 2017 and October 2018. Participants were asked to rate themselves on symptoms such as “detachment and rumination”, “presence and getting lost”, “non-judgment and judgment”, and effects with…

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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 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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How I’m Using Meditation To Become My Ideal Self, Not “Actual Self”

Recently I’ve been using a meditation for my ideal self and to overcome my idea of my “actual self”. As you’ll know if you follow our newsletter, there are many different types of meditation. New types are discovered and created all the time. I wrote just the other day about one of my  new meditations, which is an excellent way to develop insight and achieve inner peace. But I wanted to create a meditation for my ideal self too. What are “ideal self” and “actual self” Your ideal self is essentially a conceptualized idea of who you want to be.…

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 Actually, THIS Is How Meditation Changes Your Life

Yes, it is possible to use meditation to change your life. If you take a look online, you will find tons of publications and videos on Youtube that promise to change your life with meditation. They promise to make you super-successful. But they don’t work. And the reason they don’t work is that they ignore the fundamental rules of meditation. To change your life with meditation, you have to understand the fundamental aspects of meditation. You have to understand how meditating affects your thoughts, your beliefs, and your feelings; how it changes your basic psyche. Only then can you truly…

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How I Meditate With My Cats Every Day And Why

I absolutely love to meditate with my cats. My three little babies, Willow, Sebastian, and Pumpkin, are such angels. Each one of them is beautiful and has their own unique personality.  Pumpkin is the “lad” of the house and a real boy-cat. Sebastian is the most beautiful cat in the world and looks and acts like a catwalk model (pun intended). And Willow is my baby girl who is so loving you could cuddle her all day long. More than anything, I love sitting silently and meditating with my cats. I’ve always been a cat lover. I think cats are…

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4 Best Meditation Techniques For Sleep & Insomnia (Scripts)

Let me tell you about how I cured my insomnia by using meditation techniques for sleep. And I'll share the best sleep-meditation scripts with you. For three years at university, I didn't sleep at all. I lay awake at night staring at the ceiling, my eyes red and dry, my mind empty yet somehow full at the same time. Lying there in bed unable to sleep, I started to just focus my mind on my breathing, unaware that this is a type of meditation. This is how I started getting into meditation by using it to get to sleep at…

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How To Meditate Lying Down In Bed
Your body loves lying down. So does you mind. Practice mindfully lying down in bed. It's utterly relaxing.

How To Meditate Lying Down In Bed

In this guide, we will be looking at how to meditate lying down in bed, either before bed or simply any time you want to relax and don’t feel like sitting up. A lot of readers have been asking me: Is it okay to do meditation lying down in bed or do you have to meditate sitting up? And honestly, I personally do meditate lying down because I find it very relaxing and after I have had a hard day it's nice to recline. It makes me more relaxed. However, it is perhaps not ideal.  Obviously, if you are meditating…

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Best Meditations For Motivation To Fire You Up Today

In this guide, I will share the best meditations for motivation, with their scripts, plus some of the best guided meditations for motivation. When you want to know how to get motivated, meditation should be your go-to. Not only does meditation remove many of the barriers between you and positive energy, it also focuses your energy so you can get things done.  It is one of the keys to success in life. Listen: Sometimes we are all lazy. Sometimes we need help overcoming procrastination (READ: How to overcome laziness). But other times you want to kickass. Here's how to do…

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If You Find Meditation Boring It Means THIS
Yes, you might find meditation boring. But that is all the more reason to do it.

If You Find Meditation Boring It Means THIS

Many people say they find meditation boring. Sure, there’s not a lot going on with meditation. You’re just sitting down focusing on your breath or perhaps on a mantra. But if you think that the simple practice of meditation is boring, it actually says a lot about you. Why? To answer that, you have to consider what boredom really is. Boredom is one of the most common feelings in the world. Characterised by a feeling of dissatisfaction, it occurs when you have energy in your spirit but nowhere to direct that energy. The idea of boredom actually dates back to…

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10 Mental Health Conditions Meditation Can Help With

Ever since meditation became a multi-billion dollar industry last year, significant research has shown how meditation can help with mental health conditions. There are ten mental health conditions in particular that meditation can help to alleviate—and they include some of the most common mental health problems in the world. Let’s take a look at the amazing ways that meditation can help relieve mental health problems. 10 Mental Health Problems Meditation Can Help With 1: Anxiety Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems in the world and affects approximately 18.1% of people over the age of 18. This…

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Probably the 5 Best Meditation Teachers In The World (Except Me)

Who is the best meditation teacher in the world? I mean, obviously, I personally give the best meditation lessons of all time. I think we can all agree on that. But excluding myself, who are the world's best meditation teachers? Since the mindfulness industry exploded in 2019 and everyone and their mom became a meditation instructor, we've all been spoiled when it comes to getting lessons on meditation. However, there are some gurus who are just so darned inspirational that I had to include them in this list. I've intentionally made this list about people who genuinely know their stuff,…

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How To Do Meditation In The Shower [Tutorial + Guided Video]

A new guided meditation video on how to take a mindful shower has been published by Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., Sophia Amoruso [Girlboss Radio host & CEO] and Schick. One of my favourite places for meditation is in the shower. As a meditation teacher and author of the book Your Best Meditation: Book Of The World’s Best Meditation Techniques, I’ve tried pretty much every types of meditation there is. One of the most relaxing ways to meditate is in the shower. Enlightened people know that showering isn’t just an opportunity to clean the body, but a chance to cleanse the mind…

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Yoga & Meditation For Nightmare Relief To Stop Quarandreams

If you’ve been suffering from nightmares or vivid dreams, one solution is to use yoga and meditation for nightmare-relief. Millions of people around the world have been suffering from nightmare since the start of self-isolation, and dreams have been becoming ever more vivid. Sleep experts tell THE DAILY MEDITATION that nightmares and vivid dreams are a natural part of the pandemic and needn’t be a cause for anxiety. Self-isolation and the stressful situation have changed our sleep habits. The inability to go to work, or having to work from home, has had a serious impact on how we sleep and…

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Tai Chi & Mindfulness Meditation For The ADHD Child [Benefits Revealed]

Scientific study reveals significant benefits of tai chi and mindfulness meditation for the ADHD child. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects five per cent of children in the U.S according to The American Psychiatric Association (APA). Thankfullly, research published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics reveals that there could be significant benefits of both tai chi and mindfulness meditation for the ADHD child. Mindfulness is the simple practice of focusing the mind on the moment in a nonjudgmental fashion. Tai chi is an ancient Eastern healing practice that incorporates a series of movements performed slowly and mindfully. It is in…

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Yoga & Meditation for Immune System: Cut Your Sick Days
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Yoga & Meditation for Immune System: Cut Your Sick Days

Research reveals significant benefits of yoga and meditation for immune system functioning. As a bonus, yoga and meditation also leads to less sick days off work. The research shows that as little as eight weeks of meditation helps the immune system to function effectively. This, researchers say, is likely because meditation helps people to handle the negative symptoms of various conditions. This adds to the already massive list of health benefits of meditation, and the benefits of yoga. If, like me, the current global situation has made you wonder how strong your immune system is and what you can do…

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Daily Mindfulness Routine Suggestions From Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen
dog walks can be part of a daily mindfulness routine

Daily Mindfulness Routine Suggestions From Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen

Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen have some great suggestions for your daily mindfulness routine. While we are all stuck at home because of the current situation, it is all too easy to slip into a state of stress and mindlessness. To counteract this, it is important to develop a daily mindfulness routine that helps you stay calm and focused at home. I previously wrote about the 40 best mindfulness activities. In that article I shared lots of ways that you can practice mindfulness at home throughout the day. Mindfulness, the simple practice of focusing the mind on the present moment…

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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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