Meditation For Difficult Times To Help You Through Today

There are so many reasons to use meditation for difficult times of your life. Meditation can help us to remain positive during the worst of moments:  Dealing with times of grief and sorrow Losing a job. Witnessing a seemingly impossible event. Finding out someone has been disloyal. Having to suddenly move to a new city. All these life experiences can shake our stability, make us doubt our strength, and sometimes even make us question our own sanity. Many studies have shown the positive effects of using meditation for difficult times in life Studies have proven the positive effects of using…

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5 Positive Thinking Meditations For Positive Thoughts All Day

If you want to start a habit of positive thinking, meditation is an absolute must. You can use meditation for positive thoughts all day long.  And it works significantly better than other positive thinking exercises.  I’m sure you know what it’s like. You try to think positive all the time, yet you still experience negative and painful thoughts. [Here are some ways to stop negative thoughts] The good news is this: The more you practice positive thinking exercises, the more your mind will produce positive thoughts, and the less you will experience negative thoughts. There are many different types of…

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Best Zen Books For Beginners To Read In 2019

 In this guide I'll be sharing with you all the best Zen books for beginners to read in 2019. Zen has become highly popular in the past 50 years. Today, there are hundreds of books about Zen Buddhism and the Zen mindset. Picking the best Zen book is not an easy feat. As a meditation teacher and author, I am often reading books about Zen Buddhism. Some suck. Some are okay. And then there are the absolute best Zen books in the world. This list of Zen books shares all the very best Zen books that I have personally read.…

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How To Use Yoga For Back Pain Relief [TUTORIAL]

Many people are successfully using yoga for back pain relief.  Yoga offers many benefits to the body in a variety of ways. A few minutes of practising can make you aware of tension and imbalance in your body. You will begin to align your body and bring back balance. Just as there are specific ways to use meditation for back pain, there are specific ways to use yoga for back pain relief too.  There are poses that you can learn over time that will help to alleviate back pain. Science shows that there are lots of reasons to use yoga…

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Yoga, Meditation & Massage: 3 Gems That Could Change Your Life!

“What is it I want in my life?” Have you ever stopped to think about this? Or are you satisfied with the predictable hamster-wheel your life has become? Or maybe you’re a conformist and breaking out from the status quo is a little too much for you to handle. Well I’ve got news for you! The biggest tragedy of your life is......that you’re not life! In your quest to survive, you’ve forgotten the very basis of who you really are. Instead, you’ve chosen to glorify survival by making your life’s purpose all about one thing: money. A day will come…

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Meditation: How It Helps Your Spine

In this article, doctor Brent Wells explains how to use meditation for spinal health... Meditation is better than medication, according to recent studies. Meditation, which is the art of training your attention and awareness, could change your spinal health for the better. It’s a practice that has numerous benefits for your mind and body, including your spinal health.  Meditation is the practice of becoming aware of your body and mind during restful poses. The idea is to observe in the moment, in order to understand your mind and find positive states of being. It comes from the Buddhist tradition of…

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Pre-Yoga Habits: How to Get the Most from Your Sessions

Yoga, a fantastic workout for the mind, and the body is rooted in Eastern cultures from long ago. As Western culture adopts the practice, more and more, we want to know how to get the most out of our yoga sessions.  Research Yoga Instructors Not all yoga instructors and studios are the same. Different people match different personalities. Some studios pride themselves on hot yoga, others have prenatal, and some can be more hardcore than what you are looking for. It’s great to try different places out, especially when you are new to yoga, to get a feel of the…

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Taking CBD Gummies as A Supplemental Relaxer for Meditation

If you've ever had CBD gummies before, then you know they are amazing. They can help with everything - from nausea and stress to making chemotherapy easier, managing pain, and even anxiety. They come highly recommended from anyone who has ever used them. However, even though they are amazing, there are situations where it’s not advisable to use CBD. It’s not that they are dangerous, but that it might be better for you to find alternatives. Here are some of those situations. You're pregnant. A recent study from the American Academy of Pediatrics showed that taking CBD gummies and other…

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CBD For Mental Health

We are very much in new territory when it comes to fully understanding the benefits of CBD and how it might help in the control of various mental health issues that affect people, but that it does have benefits is not in doubt. There is enough documented evidence of people feeling better after taking it to see that it offers relief to those who use it. The health benefits in regards to cancer and pain management have been known for awhile, and CBD has been known about since 1940, when it was discovered. Its entrance into the field of mental…

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How To Find The Perfect Meditation Retreat For You

Life is like walking on the egg shells with a smile on the face. You cannot back off from the stressful moments and the curve balls thrown at you. Responsibilities, forced choices, and relationships are some of the areas of your life that constantly needs assurance, attention, and admiration. Seems hectic right? We all live different lives - some people live for themselves and some immolate for the needs of others, but that does not guarantee reduced expectations and problems. What stresses you out and what you do to keep that anxiety at bay? We all know that tripping over…

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3 Dental Benefits From Yoga You Need To Know

There is no doubt that practicing yoga delivers numerous health benefits to its practitioners. Some of those benefits are obvious; yoga helps to tone and shape our muscles and improve our posture. Yoga has been used for centuries and people today are becoming more aware of all the benefits that yoga provides. There are many varieties of yoga. However, all practices of yoga do have something in common. The practice of yoga focuses on using correct posture and breathing techniques. These aspects encourage practitioners to be mindful of their bodies, their breath and their stress levels. The more you practice…

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My Insight On Using CBD For Meditation And CBD For Yoga

Have you tried using CBD for meditation? How about using CBD before yoga class?  Now that hemp-derived products have been made legal around the country, many people are starting to combine yoga, CBD and meditation for a powerful anti-anxiety, anti-stress solution [and if that interests you, you will probably want to read my guide to stopping anxiety with meditation]. In this guide I will show you the benefits of CBD and how to combine yoga, CBD and meditation. Plus, I will give my opinion on whether it’s healthy and worthwhile using CBD [and please feel free to share your own…

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Meditation and CBD: What’s the Connection?

Long working hours, illnesses, deadlines, relationships, divorces, finances, politics…all these are part of the modern lifestyle. The number of people suffering from chronic stress and anxiety is constantly increasing. According to the American Institute of Stress, 73% of people regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress, and 33% of them feel they are living with extreme stress.  Stress isn't a medical condition, which means that there is no specific treatment for it. However, there are certain medications which can help to manage or reduce the symptoms of stress:   Antidepressants (if you're suffering from anxiety or depression) Minor tranquilizers or…

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Why CBD and Yoga Go Together

We’re all aware that yoga and meditation [1] are both excellent ways to keep us healthy. But most of us lack the discipline and motivation it takes to engage in those activities. Life gets in the way, and we tend to prioritize other important things over the things that should get done. There are so many factors contributing to this lack of motivation; our schedules are overloaded, we’re chasing career goals, juggling responsibilities, and squeezing in a little extra time to pursue our hustles and hobbies. Adding any additional activity to your lifestyle can be arduous and overwhelming, but if…

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Addiction Recovery and the Connection to Self

When you recover from addiction, there are fundamental needs that must be met in order for you to grow in recovery and as a person. The most important need that must be met is a connection with yourself. As human beings, we need to feel a sense of love and belonging to oneself and to others. When you are connected to a person, a hobby, a lifestyle or even a Higher Power, you are immersed in the present moment. When connected to the present moment, you create joy and passion for living. When you are connected to others, it fosters…

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Mindful Recovery Addiction To Rewire An Addicted Brain

It’s a well-known fact that substance abuse takes control over the brain's pleasure centers. It causes a shortcut to the brain’s reward system as a huge amount of dopamine is released. The brain needs to close off its dopamine receptors as it gets unnatural and dangerous amount of dopamine from outside. Unfortunately, over some time, it gets much more difficult to feel pleasure as the brain itself stops producing enough dopamine. It works this way because hippocampus creates memories of the immediate sense of pleasure, and the amygdala forms a conditioned response to such stimuli as drugs. Certain triggers, like…

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My 10 Best Morning Meditations To Wake Up Positive

The best morning meditations wake you up positive, energised, and ready for the day ahead.   There's nothing quite like a positive morning meditation to start the day happy and relaxed.  Every morning when I wake I want to feel refreshed, happy, and positive about the day ahead of me. The key is to prepare your mind early on, before you actually start doing those morning chores. I like to say that the body needs breakfast, and the mind does too. The breakfast the mind needs is morning meditation. But what type of meditation is best in the morning? While…

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Science Reveals Serious Anti-Aging Benefits Of Yoga For Over 60s

There are serious anti aging benefits of yoga for over 60s, according to new scientific research swinging by THE DAILY MEDITATION’s office today. The research is the latest in a long line of studies proving that yoga is anti-aging.  And the even better news? You can use the majority of the traditional yoga styles for youthfulness.   The University of Edinburgh reviewed 22 clinical trials that investigated the benefits of yoga. The researchers found that people over the age of 60 can significantly improve quality of life by practicing yoga daily. The researchers compared yoga to other exercises in the…

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She Used Yoga For Intuition To Literally Escape A Jungle. Here’s How

If you have ever wonder about the power of yoga for intuition, or if you’ve ever wanted to tap into your own intuition, the story of one yoga teacher's escape from a Hawaiian jungle will surely inspire you. It’s the story I woke up to this morning. Opening my mail at THE DAILY MEDITATION’s office today I was struck by the news of a yoga teacher who used her intuition to literally escape a Hawaiian Jungle. I wanted to know how [and I've answered that question below]. Yoga instructor Amanda Eller, 35, headed out for a nice hike on May…

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GSW Player Klay Thompson Using Meditation To Prepare For NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson is turning to meditation in his preparation for the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. He’s the latest of many athletes using meditation to improve their performances.  In a recent article published by the Associated Press, the Golden State Warriors’ shooting guard Klay Thompson stated that he “[aims to meditate] for 30 minutes. An hour would be nice, but you've got to work up to that." Mental preparation has long been considered one of the most important aspects of an athlete’s performance. [1] And many athletes know how easy it can be to let the…

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