Alex Terrazas’ Extreme Yoga Nightmare A Horrific Wake-Up Call

Mexican Alex Terrazas was rushed to hospital when she fell 80 feet off her balcony in Mexico. 23 year-old yogi Alex Terrazas was trying an “Extreme Yoga Pose” in which she rested her entire bodyweight on the edge of her balcony when she lost control of the asana and fell 80 feet. A health and nutrition student, Terrazas was focused on helping other people live healthy lives, but following her yoga accident she has been left in near-fatal condition. Paramedics from the Red Cross and Nuevo Leon Civil Protection took Terrazas to hospital, where she underwent an eleven-hour surgery. Doctors…

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5 Lesser Known Facts About Meditation

Meditation has been around for centuries, but most people know very little about the benefits of this practice. That's partly because most of the major studies on meditation have been done in the 21st century. But also, there are always new and fascinating facts to discover about this ancient practice. Meditation has become more essential today due to our high-pressure lifestyle. As more studies are showing surprising facts about meditation, more and more people are opening their minds to confirm why meditation is a powerful practice, one that helps us to master states of the human mind. As we learn…

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How To Create A Yoga Room At Home [TUTORIAL]

One of the best things you can do for your yoga practice is to design a yoga room. One room of your entirely dedicate to that thing called yoga that we all know and love. Imagine it: Your own at-home yoga space. A divine abode where you can enjoy your yoga workouts with no distractions. Somewhere where you wont be reminded of those day to day things you have to do, where you’re not tripping up over the kid’s toys, somewhere just for you and yoga. Personally I need a space at home where I can do nothing but yoga…

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Top 5 Benefits of Practicing Sahaj Samadhi Meditation

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 everyday are suffering from stress related ailments.  Even with all the information available to us, we are struggling when it comes to mind and its processes. We have become victims of our own minds. Our inability to control our overactive mind gives rise to mental health problems such as stress, anxiety, and even depression.  Meditation has become a wildly popular practice in the west…

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Actually, THIS Is How To Become A Yoga Teacher In 2019

In this guide I’m going to show you how to become a yoga teacher and how to actually make money from it. There is a lot of potential in being a yoga teacher. If you love yoga you will get so much out of it, and you will have a blast doing it. But becoming a yoga teacher who actually makes money from it is the hard bit.  Newsflash: There are lots of yoga teachers, but the majority do not make a lot of money out of it, and most of them require second jobs to get by. I want…

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How To Find A Meditation Teacher You Will Love

You may have wondered how to find a meditation teacher. I mean, it’s not like you can  walk into your local shopping mall and ask for some mindfulness lessons.  Where do meditation teachers hang out? Where is your nearest meditation studio? And another question: How do you actually know that your meditation teacher is going to be right for you? Is there such a thing as a good meditation teacher and a bad one...? So confused...!  No sweat. Guys, I am about to answer all your questions. I know what it is like to need to find a meditation teacher.  Years…

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Mindful Eating Guide: Lose Weight With Your Mind

 There’s a mindful eating meme that shows the cookie monster and the quote. “Today me will live in the moment. Unless the moment is unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie!” It’s hilarious. I love that mindfulness meme. But it also makes a very important point. Because if we are honest about it, the majority of us do not practice mindful eating. We’re more likely to unconsciously down a tub of ice-cream than we are to mindfully eat a raisin. And it is a serious issue. Mindless eating causes serious health problems, from digestion problems to binge eating…

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How To Use Prayer Beads For Meditation Properly [TUTORIAL]

If you are new to meditation you might wonder how to use prayer beads in meditation the right way.  One of the most beautiful and most popular items worn for meditation and yoga are mala necklaces and bracelets, otherwise called prayer beads. These prayer beads are far more than just decorative. They are one of the most important tools used in meditation, and there is a right way how to use prayer beads for meditation, as well as a wrong way. The basics of prayer beads  So what is a prayer bead?  They're essentially an item of jewelry warn to…

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Completely Free Meditation Coach Training Course Online

Let me level with you: You do not need to pay for meditation teacher training course or certification if you do not want to.  Yes, there are lots of different meditation training certification programs online. And many of them will charge you thousands of dollars for the price of admission. But here is the truth of the matter: you can become a meditation teacher for free. Here’s why you don't need formal meditation coach training.  You do no legally require any certification to teach meditation. In fact, there are shockingly few prerequisites of becoming a meditation teacher. You simply need…

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4 Reasons Why Exercise Is Effective For Mind And Body

Every day you get exposed to harmful toxins in the environment that accumulate inside your body [1]. These can come from seemingly safe chemical products you use at home and pollution during your morning commute to work. The toxic buildup in your body can manifest in many unpleasant symptoms ranging from mild health conditions like headaches and low energy to more life-threatening ones like cancer and diabetes. Before you hit the panic button, though, know that your body is equipped with physiological functions that help it naturally detox and return to a healthy state, and that exercises like yoga and…

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8 Easy ways to relieve stress when life gets crazy

 When life gets busy, it often becomes more stressful. All those everyday worries—making it to work on time, paying the bills, helping the kids with homework—can build up over time. Then there are the bigger worries, that may come on suddenly or are always in the back of your mind—unemployment, sorting life or funeral insurance, or paying your child’s university fees. It sometimes seems like there’s always something to stress about! You may already know the importance of managing stress and looking after yourself during particularly hectic times. But sometimes finding time to actively reduce stress is just another thing…

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Mindfulness and How It Enriched My Life

If you’re an adult, chances are that your schedule is probably crammed with a variety of obligations and challenges. From managing potentially multiple jobs to staying in touch with people and keeping other affairs in order, it can be hard to stay energized and calm. Stress and anxiety seem to affect everyone these days, and it’s only natural to seek out ways to get rid of such feelings. Today, I will share my story and explain how being mindful and aware has helped me improve many aspects of my life and sleep better. Hopefully, you will be able to take…

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8 Best Mindfulness Books Picked By Our Expert

What are  the best mindfulness books you have ever read? As a meditation teacher and author, I have read so many mindfulness books I've lost count.  In 2019, mindfulness books are all the rage.mom There are books that teach you how to do the proper mindfulness technique. And there are books that teach you how to generally how mindful (hint: use these 32 mindful habits). And when you don't want to read a book, there are mindfulness apps like calm and headspace. Today I'm going to share with you my absolute favorite mindfulness books. The best I have ever read. …

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7 Best Meditation Books For 2019 Picked By Our Expert

What is the best meditation book in 2019? As a meditation teacher, writer and avid reader, I have read all of the best meditation books out there. And some of them are truly sensational. But which are the absolute best? In this list I will share the absolute best meditation books for 2019. We’ll look at some classics and some new meditation books, and I will help you find the best meditation book for you based on your own personal needs. Plus, you will probably want to read my list of the best spiritual books too. So, let’s dip right…

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Guide To Sound Healing Meditation And Sound Healing Instruments

Have you ever tried sound healing meditation techniques? As a meditation teacher and lifelong musician, I love meditations that use sound [for instance, meditating on a singing bowl]. I have witnessed firsthand how sound healing can cure people. Yes, these methods truly ca heal you. There is even scientific research that shows that you can use sound healing for cancer [1]. Sound meditations are among the best meditations for healing.  But just how exactly do sound healing meditations work, and how do you do them? I'll answer those questions below.  What Instruments Are Used In Sound Healing? Sound healing instruments…

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Use These Meditations For Studying And Exams Will Be Easy

As a meditation teacher, many of my students are interested in using meditation for studying. They’ve heard that meditation makes studying easier, that it improves concentration, and that it can help to improve exam results. And all of that is one hundred percent true. Scientific research (see below) shows that there are many benefits of meditation for students.   So, should you try it? If you find it hard to focus when studying. Concentration is not 100%. Or you’re worried about exams. Then it is definitely a wise idea to start using meditation when studying.   Let’s take a look…

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Best Meditation Devices 2019

What is the best meditation device for 2019? There are lots of excellent new tools for meditators, including: Meditation apps Meditation head-bands (see below) Therapy systems Meditation pods Wearable tech with meditations Home décor devices like meditation lamps And of course the classics like Tibetan Singing Bowls As a meditation teacher, many people ask me about the efficacy of these meditation gadgets. So I will share my thoughts in this post. So, what are the very best meditation gadgets and devices for 2019? Let’s take a look. 7 Best Meditation Devices, Gadgets And Oddities  Shopping for another? See our choices…

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Quit Drinking With These Meditations For Alcoholism

Did you know you can use meditation for alcoholism?  As someone who used to suffer from numerous addictions, trust me when I tell you: You can definitely use meditation to quit drinking. There are some powerful meditations for alcoholism, and they have been proven to work.  Before I quit my every addiction simultaneously, I used to drink, smoke, watch adult videos, you name it. Life was a blur back then. I used to jump from one addiction to the next, drinking then smoking then binging on candy. Then one day I happened to read a book about mindfulness. Mindfulness is…

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Guide To The Best Crystals For Meditation In 2019

What are the best crystals for meditation? It depends on you as an individual. Just as different types of meditation are better for certain people, the best crystal for meditation is entirely dependent on who you are as a human-being. That said, everyone an benefits from meditating with crystals [read my beginners guide to meditating with crystals]. With the best crystals, your meditation practice will drastically improve. Crystals can help you to take your meditation practice further for a number of reasons. For starters, crystals have special properties that can help to boost your mind-state. These range from crystals that…

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5 Ideas For Deepening Your Spiritual Practice Every Day

Deepening your spiritual practice is a highly personal thing.  We are all at different stages in our spiritual development journey, and many of us will differ in the ways that we interpret and conduct our spiritual practice. Certain spiritual practices speak more to some than to others and we all have different lives, priorities and lifestyles. For instance, a busy new mom might have the desire to deepen her spiritual practice, but isn't able to spend hours in meditation, though she may have done that before her children arrived, for example. [one easy solution to this is to use an…

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