Open Eyes Meditation Changed Their Lives

One of the surprising things I’ve learned about mindfulness over the years is that for many people, eyes-open meditation is a game changer. In fact, eye exercises in general, such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation And Reprocessing) and yogic drishti, can have a wonderful effect on our mental health. And it’s not just me. Indeed,… Continue reading Open Eyes Meditation Changed Their Lives

I Wasted Years Using Meditation As Escapism. Then I Learned To Engage

As a meditation teacher who has been meditating for more than twenty years, it’s fair to say that I’ve learned a great deal about the practice. I’ve learned what does and doesn’t work. I’ve learned the pitfalls that hold people back from progressing in meditation. And I’ve learned one of most fundamental mistakes people make.… Continue reading I Wasted Years Using Meditation As Escapism. Then I Learned To Engage

Imagine If Meditation Were Your Lifestyle

As a meditation teacher many people ask me how to make meditation a lifestyle. The allure of doing so is immediately apparent. Imagine spending your whole life with the same feeling of calm that you get when you meditate, no more stress or anxiety, just inner peace and serenity. Does it sound too good to… Continue reading Imagine If Meditation Were Your Lifestyle

Choosing A Meditation Technique? Think Again

As a meditation coach, I’ve come to learn many things about meditation that I never would have known had I not started teaching. For instance, that different people do better with different methods, that for some people its a really bad idea to meditate with the eyes closed, and finally, that when it comes to… Continue reading Choosing A Meditation Technique? Think Again

Is It Meditation?! 22 Activities You MIGHT Do Meditatively

Have you heard people saying that “absolutely anything can be meditation”? It’s a common misconception. While there are many activities that can be done mindfully, there are few exercises that genuinely constitute “meditation”. That’s why, in this article, I wanted to take a look at different activities, whether or not we can use them as… Continue reading Is It Meditation?! 22 Activities You MIGHT Do Meditatively

Meditation Gave Me Panic Attacks [Then Cured Them]

Today I was talking to a friend who is a non-meditator. I asked them why they didn’t meditate. Their response was that meditation gives them panic attacks and anxiety. They are not the first person to say this to me.  We all know that there are significant benefits of meditation for mental health. For instance,… Continue reading Meditation Gave Me Panic Attacks [Then Cured Them]

Try Active Imagination. It’s Meditation Done Jung Style

I first came across Carl Jung’s “Active Imagination Meditation” while I was discussing different psychotherapy practices with some friends. One of them had been reading Jung’s Red Book and stumbled upon the technique. I’m glad they did because it is quite fascinating. What first struck me about Active Imagination was how utterly unique it is.… Continue reading Try Active Imagination. It’s Meditation Done Jung Style

Experience Nada Yoga Meditation With This Guide

As both a musician and a meditation teacher, I’m naturally very interested in any spiritual technique involving sound and music. That could be anything from sound healing instruments such as singing bowls, to exercises like the one I’ll be discussing today: Nada Yoga.  Many people recognise the name Nada Yoga as a form of meditation… Continue reading Experience Nada Yoga Meditation With This Guide

Why You Should See Yourself In Third Person

There’s one little trick that I’ve learned that can immediately increase our levels of mindfulness while also reducing thoughts and emotions. That is: Seeing yourself and talking to yourself in third person. I am honestly quite astonished by how quickly and effectively this little change in perspective can alter my mindset. So, let’s investigate.    … Continue reading Why You Should See Yourself In Third Person

Meditation For Self Criticism To Stop Judging Yourself

Discover a wonderful meditation for self criticism to help you to accept yourself and to stop being judgmental. First, a question. Why are we humans so self critical? Why are we the first ones to comment on our own mistakes, and the last ones to shut up about them?  I remember one time when I… Continue reading Meditation For Self Criticism To Stop Judging Yourself

Somatic Meditation for Healing – A Guide

When we practice Somatic meditation we heal by tuning into the sensations and energy around the body, allowing our physical being to control the meditation rather than the mind. This can be very helpful for people who struggle to meditate properly via their thinking mind (via the left brain). Indeed, as a private meditation teacher,… Continue reading Somatic Meditation for Healing – A Guide

Guided Meditation For Fight-Or- Flight Response

You probably already know what Fight Or Flight feels like. It’s that stressed feeling when your sympathetic nervous system kicks in as an automatic physiological reaction. It feels like an intense reaction, like your blood is boiling. It’s also a core part of many types of anxiety disorders [Read: Meditation For Anxiety]. If you experience… Continue reading Guided Meditation For Fight-Or- Flight Response

Meditation For Borderline Personality Disorder

I’ve suffered from borderline personality disorder for many years, although I was only formally diagnosed a year ago. As you might know, it is a very hard condition to diagnose and often disguises itself as something else—my BPD had been disguising itself as anxiety. However, on closer inspection my therapist and I decided that the… Continue reading Meditation For Borderline Personality Disorder

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