Mindfulness VS Meditation: Are They The Same Thing?

As a meditation teacher, many of my students ask me, “Are mindfulness and meditation the same thing?” The difference between mindfulness and meditation can be a little confusing. The reason is that there are actually two different definitions of mindfulness. One is the original Buddhist meaning of the word. “Mindfulness Meditation” is an actual form of Buddhist meditation that is based around the idea of mindfully observing the present moment and labelling what we observe [for more on this, see my guide to Vipassana meditation]. The other definition of mindfulness is more open and versatile. It is the standard dictionary…

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My New Way Of Meditating Has Basically Changed Everything

Recently I’ve been using a new way of meditating and he has made a huge difference in the way I perceive myself and the world around me. I actually don’t have a name for this new meditation techniques. Maybe I’ll call it “Zero Infinity”, you’ll see why in a moment. As you may know, there are lots of different meditation techniques in the world, and those methods have more than 100 benefits. As a meditation teacher, I’ve been using all the tried-and-true meditation techniques for more than 15 years, and naturally over time these have evolved into something new. My…

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Forest Bathing Meditation Script, Benefits & More

I love forest bathing meditation. In Japan it’s called “Shinrin Yoku” [1], which literally translates to “Forest Bathing”. The meditation script, benefits, and tips in this guide will help you to start this rising form of meditation.   Nothing feels better than sitting by a willow tree, closing your eyes, taking some deep breaths, and meditating on nature in the forest. Even if you’ve never tried it, you can easily imagine how relaxing this activity is. It helps you to feel calm, centred, and connected with nature. The tradition on Shinrin-Yoku started in Japan in the 1980s [1], making it…

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Thinking during meditation is completely normal. You do not need to fight your thoughts.

Thoughts During Meditation? Handle Them The Enlightened Way

Have you ever wondered what to do with thoughts during meditation? You might have noticed that the typical advice to “Let go of your thoughts” when meditating is actually incredibly hard. Everyone says that you should simply let those intrusive thoughts go right by you, not being disturbed by them. But is that even possible? Is it natural to switch off your thoughts when you meditate? The basic concept for dealing with thoughts when you meditate is this: mindfully acknowledge them, do not dwell on them, let them go by and continue focusing on your breath. Right. Easy as that.…

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Chanting Meditation For Beginners [Benefits, Techniques, & Tradition]

There are many benefits of chanting meditation for beginners to look forward to. This meditative style is traditionally used in Buddhism [read: Buddhist meditation] as well as in Hinduism yoga, and Christianity. In this guide, I’ll share everything you need to know to get started with chanting meditation. What is chanting meditation—A Beginner’s Introduction Chanting meditation is essentially the practice of meditating while reciting various chants, which are often in the form of various mantras [READ: Meditation Mantras For Beginners]. You’ll find this style of meditating very relaxing. The gentle humming sounds soothe you with their vibrational qualities and can…

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Benefits Of Falun Gong Meditation Exercise Revealed in New Study

A new study has highlighted the benefits of Falun Gong meditation exercises. The study shows that practicing Falun Gong meditation (Falun Dafa) improves cognitive abilities and emotional processing. It is will established that there are many benefits of meditation. Today, meditation and yoga are the two fasting rising alternative health practices in the world. It’s a result of people seeking solutions to the too-busy lifestyle of the 21st Century. It was only a few decades ago that meditation was considered a cult. But thanks to scientific research, people now know how beneficial it is. And because of this, people are…

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Most Powerful Meditations You Can Do, Ranked By Science

What is the most powerful meditation you can do? Over the past few years, there has been considerable scientific research into the benefits of different types of meditation. If you follow our newsletter, you will have seen tutorials on all different types of meditation. But you might wonder what the most powerful meditation you can do is.   In this list, I will reveal my selection of the most powerful meditations in the world. I have read hundreds of different scientific reports on meditation and its powers to produce this list. If you would like to see that science, simply…

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How To Regain Sexual Confidence With Meditation & Enjoy Sex Again

If you want to know how to regain sexual confidence, start by accepting the truth: you're not alone. Listen: There are millions of people, both men and women, who need to regain sexual confidence. Meditation helps. But what helps more than anything is remembering that you are not alone in this. Ever since sex therapy began in the 1960s millions of men and women have sought sexual healing by meditating, by talking to a counsellor, and by practising other exercises to regain sexual confidence. While relationship counselling has been shown to help, arguably the best way to get back sexual self-esteem…

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Gong Bath Meditation – Everything You Need To Know

There is nothing quite like a gong bath meditation. This ancient healing technique offers benefits for anxiety, sleep, stress and many other mental health problems. Not to mention, they are serenely relaxing. I personally find them utterly divine. You may have noticed how popular they have been getting. If you visit a bigger city like London or Manchester in the UK, or Chicago in the U.S, you will definitely find yoga studios and sound therapy centres that offer gong baths. So, what, exactly, is that? A gong bath meditation is an old form of sound healing meditation that is rapidly…

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Getting Started With Mindfulness Meditation Techniques For Beginners

In this guide, we look at getting started with mindfulness meditation techniques for beginners.  If you're just getting started with mindfulness as a beginner, you might wonder what the craze is all about. Why is it one of the fastest-growing health practices of the past decade? What will you get out of it? There are so many amazing benefits of mindfulness meditation for beginners to look forward to. It will make you relaxed, happier, and less anxious. Just take a look at my article on the best meditation exercises for kids and adults to see what it's all about. 2…

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How To Meditate Properly At Home For Beginners [TUTORIAL]

In this guide, we will be looking at how to do meditation at home for beginners. This will be a complete tutorial, so you learn how to meditate properly. When you're learning how to meditate at home (as opposed to on a retreat or at a studio), you don't have a personal teacher, so it's imperative that you take your time to learn properly. To help you, I've included lots of meditation tips for beginners in this guide, as well as an FAQ. It is essential to learn how to meditate correctly at home. Because you do not have a teacher, you…

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Book An Online Meditation Lesson With THE DAILY MEDITATION

Book a meditation lesson online with THE DAILY MEDITATION. Our online meditation lessons are the perfect way to learn how to meditate. As a meditation teacher I am always delighted to accept new students. Nothing makes me happier than teaching people how to meditate. And today I would like to invite you to join me in an online meditation lesson. Simply contact PaulH@TheDailyMeditation.com to book your online meditation lesson today!   Who Our Online Meditation Lessons Are Perfect For Our online meditation lessons are perfect for people who are new to meditation or who have a little bit of experience…

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Sahaj Samadhi Meditation: 5 Benefits & How To Practice

In this article we will be looking at the benefits Sahaj Samadhi meditation and how to practise it. This is a method in which we effortlessly access a deep meditative state, and it is perfect for the modern-day. The modern era has witnessed a technological advancement that has made living easier than ever before. Today, we have all the conveniences available to us at the click of the button, yet more and more people every day are suffering from stress-related ailments. Even with all the information available to us, we are struggling when it comes to the mind and its…

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31 Best Meditation Practices & Techniques From Beginners To Advanced

Learn a variety of meditation and mindfulness techniques from Buddhism, yoga, Taoism. These mindfulness techniques are good for stress, anxiety, depression, and for promoting happiness, inner peace, and calmness. This is basically a free online meditation course and mindfulness course for you to enjoy.

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40 Beginners Mindfulness Activities & Exercises [Kids, Adults & Groups]

In this guide, I will share the best beginners mindfulness activities for adults, kids and groups. As a meditation teacher, I know it can be a challenge to get started with mindfulness. That is why I created this list of the best beginners mindfulness activities for kids, adults and groups. They are simple ways to focus your mind, to relax, and to start to be mindful. For adults, they include meditative exercises and communication techniques; and for kids they include mindfulness toys and games. One of the best things about mindfulness exercises is that there are a million ways to…

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Chakra Meditation Techniques For Beginners [With Scripts]

Many people ask for chakra meditation techniques beginners can use to activate the seven chakras. Below, you'll find the best seven chakra meditations for beginners, with scripts, mantras and mudras. Plus I will discuss the health benefits of chakra balancing.  Among all the different types of meditation, the chakra methods are the most holistic. Chakra meditation techniques will help you to be at your peak. They are some of the most important types of meditation you can do. That's why I'd like to share my two favourite methods with you. One is a chakra meditation for beginners. The other is…

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Loving Kindness Meditation Script, How-To, Benefits 2020

The Buddhist Loving Kindness Meditation Script (Metta meditation script) is a prayer (or simply words) that we use for developing kindness and compassion. It is one of the most important Buddhist meditations for beginners.  The technical, Buddhist name for this technique is Metta Bhavana, metta meaning compassion and bhavana meaning cultivating. Metta Bhavana (Buddhist Loving Kindness Meditation) is a technique that we use to create feelings of love and kindness, warm feelings that make your inner world a place of compassion. It is used by many famous meditation teachers (especially popular of late is Sharon Salzberg's loving kindness meditation script). …

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5 Types Of Dance Meditation Movement-Minded People Will Love

Did you know that dance meditations are one of the best ways to exercise your mind? You probably already know that dance is one of the most healthy hobbies there is. And of course, conscious movement exercises are excellent for you too. But if you truly want to do an exercise that will help your mind and body, try dance meditations. There are so many benefits of dance meditation. And in many ways, it's better than the seated alternative. Why You Should Try Dance Meditation Dance-Meditations have existed for more than 4000 years. They became popular in the last century…

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Try Osho Meditation Techniques Today With This Guide

In this guide, I will show you how to do Osho meditation techniques, including the dynamic meditation technique, and the meditation technique Osho called Nataraja. Have you ever tried the Osho meditation techniques? Chandra Mohan Jain, “Osho”, was an Indian mystic and sage who became wildly popular in the 1970s when he toured America. He was also one of my inspirations for becoming a meditation teacher. Although many people today will recognise Rajneesh from the Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country—which depicted him in a negative light—he was a truly inspirational guru with many excellent ideas about the practice. He developed…

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Buddhist Meditation For Beginners [7 Techniques You Need To Know]

There are lots of different types of Buddhist meditation for beginners to learn. In this tutorial on Buddhist meditation, I will guide you through all the most important practices, and their scripts and benefits. As a meditation teacher, I have helped many people to learn Buddhist meditation techniques, and today I will show you how to meditate like Buddha, who create many of the methods that we use today. With these methods, you will learn all about how your mind works, and you will take control of your emotions and your thoughts. Buddha brought meditation to the world via Tibet,…

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