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How To Do Chakra Meditation Technique Properly [TUTORIAL]

Today I want to share with you my favorite 7 chakra meditation techniques for beginners to do in 2019. There are just so many benefits of chakra meditation for beginners. You're going to love it. Chakra meditation techniques are a type of yoga meditation. These 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 favorite methods with you. One is a chakra meditation for beginners. The other is the powerful chakra dhyana meditation technique which will open and clear your…

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Buddhist Loving Kindness Meditation Script And How To (Metta Meditation)

Anyone who has read the Buddhist loving kindness meditation script (below) knows how important it is to practice metta meditation. Metta meditation is is one of the most important types of Buddhist meditation. In my guide to the top 31 meditation techniques I discussed why Loving Kindness Meditation ( Metta ) is one of the most important meditations in the world.  Metta meditation is a technique with which you can create feelings of love and kindness, warm feelings that make your inner world a place of compassion. Once your inner world is made of compassion, your outer-world will be too.…

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7 Best Meditations For Sleep To Stop Your Insomnia

Let me tell you about the time I started using insomnia meditation techniques. Sleep was basically an impossibility before I started meditating.  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 in fact was a type of meditation. This is actually how I started getting into meditation, by doing it without realising in the early…

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Actually THIS Is How You Become A Meditation Teacher In 2019
You can become a meditation teacher. And you can succeed as a meditation teacher. This guide makes it easy.

Actually THIS Is How You Become A Meditation Teacher In 2019

Want to know how to become a meditation teacher? Training to be the next Thich Nhat Hanh? Want to know if you need to be certified to teach meditation? I'll cover all that and more in this guide.  Here's what we'll be looking at: About Meditation Teacher Training Certifications Do You Need A Meditation Teacher Training Certification? Who Will You Teach?   What type of meditation will you teach? Learning before you teach Contacting other meditation teachers Getting Insurance Setting Up Your Space Materials You Will Need To Teach Marketing For Meditation Teachers Advertising For Meditation Teachers Starting To Teach Meditation…

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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 like the traditional yoga styles are excellent for you. 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 seated meditation.  Why You Should Try Dance Meditation Dance-Meditations have existed for more than 4000 years. They became very popular in…

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Seriously, You’ll Probably Love This Certified Meditation Coach Training Course!

Are you interested in becoming a certified meditation instructor? If so, you’re onto a winner—probably the best decision of your life, to be honest. There are literally tons of benefits of becoming a meditation instructor—and not just the financial benefits if you succeed. It’s a rewarding career, being a meditation instructor. When you become a meditation teacher, you open your life to all sorts of riches. Just consider: Taking a certified meditation course online or offline will double, if not triple, your knowledge of meditation. Once you’ve become a Meditation Coach or Instructor you will be able to share your…

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I Went On A 10-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat And Was Stunned

What's it like being on a 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat? In this guest post, Jennifer Hahne shares her experience. “This ten-day Vipassana meditation course that you have applied for is a very serious, deep operation of the mind.   "It can be a rigorous undertaking, both physically and mentally, and due to this it is not suitable for everyone.” This was the serious response to my not-so-serious application on a whim and after a wine-infused conversation with a friend who had attended a meditation course.   I obliged and committed to noble silence and to the code of discipline.…

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Here’s Why Meditation Makes You Happy

Have you ever wondered why meditation makes you happy? Essentially, when you use meditation techniques for happiness, you train the mind to stop wandering and to live in the moment. And this makes you happy.  Science proves this.  Let's take a look.  Meditation Makes You Happy Because It Stops "Wandering Mind"  A study conducted by Harvard showed that people spend 46% of the time focusing on something other than what they’re doing. They termed this, “Wandering mind”. Psychologists Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert of Harvard University tell us, “A human mind is a wandering mind, and a wandering…

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Everything You Need To Know About Osho Meditation Techniques

In this guide I will show you how to do Osho meditation techniques including the dyanmic meditation technique, and the meditation technique Osho called Nataraja. Have you ever tried the Osho meditation techniques? Osho was an Indian mystic and sage who became wildly popular in the 1970s when he toured America. He was also one of my personal inspirations for becoming a meditation teacher. Osho redefined meditation. An artistic and creative guru, Osho gave the world new forms of meditation that incorporated dance and movements. These were loosely based off of previous types of dance meditation. “I am here to…

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7 Best Meditation Positions For Beginners

What are the best meditation positions for beginners? Your meditation posture is incredibly important. Not just for your body, but for your mind too.  Whether you’re meditating sitting on a meditation chair, a mat, or the floor, you need to have proper meditation posture, otherwise you may experience knee and back pain. If you have a bad body position when meditating, you will put pressure on your spine, and this could potentially lead to spinal injury.  [here's how to use meditation to improve your spinal health] This might not be a problem if you only sit to meditate for a…

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How To Do Meditation Lying Down The Correct Way

A lot of readers have been asking me: Is it okay to meditate lying down. This really is an interesting question. And it’s a question that will split opinions. Obviously if you are meditating to get to sleep at night, it’s a no-brainer: meditate while lying down. But what about at other times? Is it okay to just abandon proper seated meditation in exchange for lying down? It depends. Why Meditating Lying Down? Let me ask you a question: why do you want to meditate lying down? Sure, meditating in bed is one of the best ways to meditate at…

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Ultimate Guide To Buddhist Meditations For Beginners [Tutorial]

There are lots of different types of Buddhist meditation for beginners.  Many types of Buddhist meditation techniques are not ideal for beginners. They required advanced practice. So even if you are tempted to try all of the 31 major meditation techniques right now, you might want to wait a while.   Thousands of THE DAILY MEDITATION's readers have been inspired by our list of the  100 health benefits of meditation. And it is easy to understand why everyone is so excited about meditation an why so many people are becoming Buddhist [see my big list of celebrity Buddhists].  But there is a oath…

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How To Meditate Properly, For Beginners [TUTORIAL]
Only with firm roots can a tree grow strong. Only with the right foundations can a house be built. Only by learning the basics of meditation can you succeed in your practice.

How To Meditate Properly, For Beginners [TUTORIAL]

As a meditation teacher, I spend a lot of my time explaining to beginners how to meditate properly. I even wrote several books on how to meditate for beginners.  When you are learning how to meditate as a beginners, you need to follow a few simple steps. I will always remember when I started to learn how to meditate. Within a few days I'd tried 31 meditation techniques. When you're just starting to get into meditation, you can make a lot of mistakes. Me?  I did everything wrong. I did not know how to meditate properly. And I did not…

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15 Exercises In Mindful Writing And Yoga For Writers
One of the best mindful writing exercises is to lie down in nature and describe what you see.

15 Exercises In Mindful Writing And Yoga For Writers

Have you ever tried mindful writing meditation exercises? How about some yoga-writing exercises?  In my experience, they are absolutely brilliant ways for writers to boost creativity and to increase focus. Plus, they are tons of fun. I am constantly surprised by how closely writing and meditation relate to one another. Meditation makes us better writers. Writing makes us better meditators. And it's not just meditation either. Recently, lots of famous writers have opened up about using yoga for creativity. Somehow, exercises like yoga and meditation make us much better writers. So let me share with you my favorite mindful writing…

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We Reveal How To Become Enlightened [TUTORIAL]
Spiritual enlightenment can be achieved through meditation. But how enlightered are you. And how do you become more enlightened? Read on.

We Reveal How To Become Enlightened [TUTORIAL]

Want to know how to become enlightened? Ever wondered what spiritual enlightenment feels like?  Spiritual enlightenment is the highest state a person can achieve. Spiritual enlightenment is the divine moment when you become one with the world. (Read: guide to oneness) What It Feel Like To Reach Spiritual Enlightenment What is enlightenment, really? Spiritual enlightenment is the magical moment when you connect with your higher self and realise your true potential.  In Emptiness Dancing, Adyashanti compares spiritual enlightenment to waking from a dream. When you’re asleep you absolutely believe in the reality of the dream. If you think you are…

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How To Use Yoga For Panic Attacks (Meditation Techniques + Poses)

When you have a panic attack meditation techniques and yoga poses can help.   Meditation and yoga are healthy ways to take control of your anxiety. As a meditation teacher, lots of people ask for my advice on using meditation for panic attacks. So here is some good news: you can use both yoga and meditation for panic attacks. Science proves it.  Yoga and meditation help to:  stop panic attacks when they happen prevent panic attacks from happening. Help you take control of your emotions As well as yoga and meditation there are also mudras for panic attacks, which I will…

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8 Taoist Meditation Techniques Bruce Lee Used [TUTORIAL]

There are 8 major types of Taoist meditation techniques. They're famous today mostly because they're the Bruce Lee meditation techniques that he spoke about in his movies and interviews.  Lot's of people ask me did Bruce Lee meditate. The answer is a resounding Yes. Bruce Lee did Taoist meditations. Along with some powerful movement meditations, Bruce Lee used Taoist techniques. The Taoist meditation techniques Bruce Lee did are seriously good for you. They offer huge benefits. When we learn how to do Taoist meditation techniques, we take control of Qi in the body and mind. The result is improved mental…

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How To Practice Bhakti Yoga Meditation Properly In 2019

In this article I'll be looking at how to practice Bhakti yoga meditation properly.   But first: What is Bhakti yoga? Bhakti yoga is an ancient meditation technique  that stems from Hinduism and Buddhism. In my guide to the most important 31 meditation techniques I shared many of the best yoga meditations. In Bhakti meditation, the aim is to make the mind one with a deity, object or person.  For instance, Buddhists would use Bhakti meditation to become one with Buddha (you can do this by meditating on a Buddha statue). This is similar to the Buddhist idea of oneness and is…

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5 Dangerous Side Effects Of Meditation You Need To Be Clued In On

Did you know: there are serious health risks of meditation. Side effects of meditation are many. And you seriously need to be clued in on them.  Some of the heath risks of meditation are not so bad (like the fact that meditation can make you cry a lot). But some are quite gruesome. Listen: So many people think that there are no negative effects of meditation.  You might know that there are 100 benefits of meditation. Side effects are plentiful too, though. The side effects of  meditation include: headaches, seizures, anxiety , mental illness, panic attacks, weight loss, insomnia, psychosis…

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