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 technique you do. Research has shown that meditating 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 ways…

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How To Stop Falling Asleep During Meditation

As a meditation teacher, one of the 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. The relationship between meditation and sleep confuses many people. So, here are some simple answers to common questions. Is it okay to…

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

In this guide, we will look at the best mindful photography exercises for beginners. 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 Are Mindful Photography Exercises? Mindful photography exercises are 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 exercises are…

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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 Practice Mindfulness Without Meditation [10 Ways]

If you’re not interested in meditating, you might wonder how to practice 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 agrees…

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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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Indulge In A DIY Meditation Retreat At Home Today

When you can't get away for a spiritual vacation to India, try a meditation retreat at home. I used to feel crappy because I could never afford a meditation retreat. But then I made the clever decision to turn my own home into my meditation retreat. And let me tell you: it's the best thing ever. Look at it this way: you can go on a meditation retreat for a week, and after the retreat you're back home in exactly the same space, feeling the same way you used to. Or you can do a DIY meditation retreat at home.…

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100 Proven Benefits Of Meditation & Mindfulness You Never Knew [LIST]

There are well over 100 proven benefits of daily 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 take advantage of those 100 benefits of meditation.   You will get different benefits from meditation depending on how long you do it for (15, 20, 30 minutes a day etc) and the typets of meditation techniques you do.  To provide a complete overview, I have researched both the advantages of meditation and the health risks too.…

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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 fulfil 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, but 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…

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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 feels 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 for loneliness. Meditation is the simple act of focusing on one thing in the present…

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How to Create Your Own Guided Meditations

In this article, Sura discusses how to create your own 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   How To Create Your Own Guided Meditation Simply follow these tips to start creating your own guided meditations. 1: 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…

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How To Practice Mindfulness At Work– Ultimate Guide

When you know how to practie mindfulness at work you will greatly increase your productivity and reduce any stress. It will make it so much easier to deal with all those emails, presentations, meetings and phone calls. Mindfulness is the simple practice of focusing the mind on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. As a meditation teacher, I have personally taught many people to be more mindful in the workplace, and I have seen how it can reduce stress, improve communication, and help staff morale. Of course, I am also mindful with my own work. It helps me to…

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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 started using meditation for clarity so I can clear my mind and see things with a 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. However, there are many other ways to activate your chakras. With the tricks and tips below, you will be able to open your chakras while still having enough time…

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