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Common Meditation Myths: What are the Benefits of Meditation?
This is the final part of a 3-part series on common meditation myths. The first part discussed the myths about What is Meditation and the second looked at myths about How to Meditate. It seems like everyone is enamored with meditation. Every day articles come out touting new benefits, new uses, and new scientific discoveries
Planning Your Own Meditation Home Retreat
by Jack Walker In nearly every tradition of meditation, periods of retreat are a key component of training. Retreat lets you invest the bandwidth of your attention into meditation practice, free from the distractions of daily life. Residential retreats (i.e. at a retreat facility) can be expensive and logistically challenging. Other complicating factors include how to choose a retreat you
The Benefits of Meditation and Guided Meditation
A spirit-inspired guest post by Brad Austen. Meditation is an old-age practice, existing for eons in many cultures. There are many different forms and sub-types of meditation. One form, which has now become very popular in the west, is guided meditation. Guided meditation is great for beginners, or seekers wanting some guidance and direction during
7 Common Meditation Myths: Just What is Meditation?
Meditation is a hot subject these days. You hear about it everywhere. And like any subject that is popular in Facebook feeds and new shows, there can be a number of myths and misunderstandings about it. 7 Meditation Myths In this first part of a 3-part series on “Common Meditation Myths”, we’ll look at what
[Audio] How To Practice Free & Focused Awareness Meditation
Did you know that every meditation technique falls into one of two camps? Whatever meditation you practice, it’s either a focused awareness meditation or a free awareness meditation. Focused Awareness Meditation vs Free Awareness Meditation Traditionally, focused awareness meditation is called “meditation with seed.” That means that you are focusing your mind on something like a
Tea Time Meditation
How to Transform Your Tea Time Into A Meditation Practice by Billabong Retreat Basia Nowacki. Basia is a yoga and meditation teacher, known for her down to earth kindness, warm and calming spirit. She teachers and inspires acceptance of what is, living in the present moment, connecting to your essence and higher self and integration
5 Reasons to be Addicted to Meditation
Meditation is in practice since ancient times and it is used to enhance relaxation, spiritual connection and enlightenment. It has many different kind of forms but the most common meditation involves sitting in a peaceful and calm place then concentrating on a single idea or place. Some like to do meditation alone and some in
The Benefits of Meditation in Addiction Recovery
Meditation carries numerous mental and physical benefits for those in addiction recovery. Pompano Banyan Treatment Center shares with you these benefits.
How to Start A Meditation Practice
Interested in picking up meditation but not sure where to start? We'll show you how to start a meditation practice of your own in just 5 simple steps. A few weeks ago, I sent an email out talking about meditation and mindfulness. I got so many responses from people who have been wanting to start
Go Deeper Using the Meditation Induction
by Michael W. Taft Mindfulness is awesome because it features a few simple rules that can be recombined to create thousands of different meditation techniques. You could practice a different meditation every day for the next ten years, never repeat yourself, and continuously make progress. With all that variety, however, it helps your meditation practice if you begin each session
Memory Mondays: Cognitive Benefits of Meditation
Study after study indicates the cognitive benefits of meditation, from mental clarity and stability to creativity and focus. New research endorsed by the Dalai Lama himself concludes that there are additional cognitive benefits of meditation, including protection against age-related cognitive issues. Scientists at the University of California, Davis Center for Mind and Brain followed 60
How To Develop And Maintain A Meditation Practice
Learning to maintain a meditation practice takes dedication. I remember the moment when the process clicked. I was rushing out the door to go teach an early morning yoga class, feeling frazzled and late. It was mid-winter in Paris and I had overslept. I was about to walk out the door without doing any practice
Mindful Sex: Transforming Intimate Relationships Through Meditation
As a practice, meditation can open up a whole realm of possibility. We derive many different benefits from cultivating greater mindfulness in our daily lives. Don’t worry; this is not going to be another article touting the many benefits of meditation. This article is going to explore how meditation and mindfulness can transform our relationship
Meditation 101: A Beginners Guide With The Tips, Benefits, & Techniques You Need To Know
Meditation is a big topic. There are countless approaches, benefits, techniques, and schools of practice. And if you’re like most people, you’re probably looking for a simple and comprehensive overview. Where should you start? What are the different approaches? When should you meditate and for how long? Finally, what are the benefits of meditation and
[Video] The Scientific Power of Meditation
Do you want to learn about the scientific power of meditation? Check out this delightful video from the folks over at AsapSCIENCE. In a simple but power packed 3-minutes, they give you a boatload of digestible data on the science of meditation. If you’ve been looking for a simple way to learn about the latest
Three Classic Yoga Meditation Types
There are numerous different yogic family trees, which result in a range of Yoga meditation strategies. Meditation strategies, are commonly combined with pranayama and yoga asanas, assistance bring the mind to states of harmony. Mindfulness (Awareness) Meditation Among the classic types of Yoga meditation is the practice of mindfulness meditation. This kind of meditation rests
Indian Flute Meditation Music
A Very Pure and Amazingly Beautiful, Indian Flute Music, featuring Raag Ahir Bhairav. Pure Positive Vibes. This Raaga is a Morning Meditation Raag and thus apt to be used as background for your early morning meditation and Yoga Practice. Indian Flute Meditation Music was last modified: October 18th, 2017 by Sean Fargo
Mahamudra The Ultimate Buddhist Meditation
Mahamudra Mahamudra is the ultimate Buddhist meditation which started in India and flourished in Tibet which teaches to rest naturally in the essence of your own mind. Mahamudra is the highest form of meditation in Tibet, it’s an advanced meditation practice from the Tibetan Buddhist School of Kagyu. It came into Tibet via the Mahasidhi
What Is Walking Meditation? (and How to Build This Mindfulness Habit)
We have all heard about the benefits of mindfulness, and how practicing this form of meditation has many health benefits. However, have you heard about the benefits of a habit called “walking meditation?”Both walking and meditation are great for your health, but when they are put together, they offer benefits that are greater than either
Meditation Without Practice & The Mystery Of Awakening
Commonly we refer to meditation as a practice. I think this is a bad idea. Practice is something you do now so that you will be able to perform better in the future when it counts. I practice piano so that I will be great during my recital. I practice football so that I will
3 Herbs for Kids with Anxiety (and their parents)
3 Herbs for Kids with Anxiety (and their parents) Our modern life is so stressful, isn’t it? It’s no wonder that our sweet and sensitive kids
Effort vs. Effortlessness in Meditation Practice
by Michael W. Taft started out trying way too hard in meditation practice, and continued to practice like that for a very long time. Waking up was serious business, the most important thing in life, and I threw myself into practice with almost comedic fervor and dedication. The Indian scriptures I was reading at the time tended to reinforce that
How to Practice Mindfulness Beyond Meditation
Mindfulness. It’s synonymous with meditation. But it certainly isn’t the only way to practice it. Mindfulness is less about the process of getting rid of your thoughts and more about focusing on the now. Living in the present. It’s about being aware of your feelings and learning to accept them as they come and seeing
5 Reasons You Might Fail At Meditation
Meditation isn’t about what’s happening; it’s about how you relate to what’s happening. ~Sharon Salzberg Do you struggle to get your meditation practice off the ground? If you’re like many people, meditation can be hard to start. And even when you do get started, it’s often difficult to find a groove or sweet spot. When
How to Discover Deep Trust in Meditation
Many of my most profound spiritual awakenings have come to me through the practice of meditation. I see it as a spiritual discipline that is central to philosophy in that at its core the practice of meditation involves making direct contact with reality. Meditation is a time-honored spiritual discipline practiced in both the Judeo-Christian traditions
What Is The Difference Between Meditation and Mindfulness?
What is the difference between meditation and mindfulness. Recently I joined fellow meditator and Showrunner Harry Duran, the host of Podcast Junkies, to discuss this question and much more. We explore the importance of meditation teachers and mentors, the power of going on silent retreat, the difference between mindfulness and meditation, the incredibly short time we have
Galactic Heart Meditation
This 13 minute meditation connects your breath through the 3 Hearts of Creation – Earths Heart, your own Heart and the Galaxy’s Heart – to support your awakening, attunement and conscious evolutionary journey into the Golden Age.  OmAhOm. You may listen/watch to the video above, or you may wish to download the mp3 audio such
Monkey Go Happy 3
Play Monkey Go Happy 3 Unblocked Game 3 Monkey are sitting sad and crying. Your Job is to make them happy if you can. So play Monkey Go Happy 3 and make all of them laugh.
The Complete Beginners Guide To Vipassana Meditation
Discover the numerous benefits of Vispanna Meditation. A meditation that belongs to no religion or sect Vipassana meditation is one of India’s most ancient meditation techniques. At one stage it was thought to have been a lost art, but was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha over 2500 years ago. Vipassana means ‘seeing things as they really are’
A Simple Introduction To Sitting Meditation
Sitting meditation is a simple and effective tool to settle the mind in a state of spaciousness. While it is simple, it is not necessarily easy. So I’ve created a simple introduction to sitting meditation + guided meditation, that is yours for free below. This is an excerpt from my practice book, Ashtanga Yoga For

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