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  • How to Meditate While Working: Cleaning, Gardening, Housework, Etc

    You can meditate anywhere! I want to share with you how to meditate while you’re working: Around the houseAround the yardAt a construction siteIn a warehouseIn the kitchenWhere-the-hell-ever you happen to be working! You have lots of choices when it comes to where, when, and how to meditate. We’ll focus on how to meditate during

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  • Meditation Aids & Herbs for Deep Meditation I Use Myself

    I’ve had quite a journey for the past few years. I was spread thin and couldn’t work on this project. During the journey, I accidentally discovered some amazing meditation aids in the forms of herbs, herb extracts, foods, and beverages.  Whatever floats your fancy boat.  I never seem to get that phrase right. Oh well. 

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  • Meditation in Schools – An Inner City San Francisco Experiment

    An inner city San Francisco middle school has reduced suspensions by 45% and increased attendance rates to 98%. Academic performance skyrocketed to unprecedented levels, as did admissions to a very prestigious high school in the area. This trend started after implementing an in class meditation program called Quiet Time that had students meditating for two

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  • Ujjayi Breath – The COMPLETE Ujjayi Breathing Technique (Pranayama)

    Learn the complete Ujjayi breathing technique from the ridiculous video and the less ridiculous article below. Think of it as Ujjayi 2.0. The Ujjayi Pranayama breath is also known as the Ocean Breath. This was part of an old series of videos which I mostly deleted because people were groaning too much. You will probably

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  • Mindfulness Research – 8 Weeks of Meditation Alters Brain Structure

    Meditation Alters Brain Structure

    Since the invention of functional MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technology, scientific meditation studies have been focusing on changes in the brain structure of meditation practitioners. One of the latest was a Harvard connected study at Massachusetts General Hospital that was published in Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging on January 30th, 2011. Long term meditation practitioners have, for a

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  • Office Stretches – Stretching at Work for Inner Peace

    Here, you’ll learn six simple office stretches that you can do in or near your chair at work. Take anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes of stretch breaks at work per hour, and you will accumulate a lot more peace and “here and now” body awareness. A stretch break is one way to make meditation easier, as

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  • Concentrative Meditation Techniques

    In this article and video, you’re going to learn about the art of concentrative meditation, its benefits and how to do it. Concentrative meditation is not one meditation technique. It is a whole class of meditation techniques that utilize the practice of focused concentration on one object. Meditation techniques can roughly be classed into three

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  • Guided Grounding Meditation Exercise

    In this article and video, you will learn a powerful guided meditation for grounding and centering yourself. Grounding exercises and techniques take on many forms. This exercise is a visualization that will anchor you in your body and in the here and now. Groundedness is a very helpful quality to embody before a formal meditation session. If

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  • Meditation at Work – Meditation Rooms and Wellness Hours

    With the effects of stress costing USA workplaces an estimated $300 Billion per year (up to $2,000 per employee), many companies are creating programs and policies that reduce these costs and assist employees in their journeys toward wellness. Some workplaces hire massage therapists, or bring in speakers that remind employees not to sweat the small

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  • How to Meditate Deeply in the Most Hectic Times

    In this video and article, you’re going to learn how to meditate deeply regardless of hectic circumstances. These meditation tips are both for beginners and advanced practitioners. Stick around for the secrets of bulletproof meditation. I’ve been in a very busy period of life. It’s sometimes more difficult than ever to enter a state of

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  • How to Reach a Theta State of Mind Without Machines

    It is easy to reach a Theta state of mind without binaural beats, metronomes or other knickknacks. Here you will learn how to enter a Theta state with a quick visualization exercise PLUS how to use it to skyrocket your intuition. The boost that a Theta mind state gives to your intuition is surprisingly powerful. 

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  • Running Meditation – Build Stamina and Increase Runner’s High

    In this video and article, you’re going to learn how to practice running meditation. You’ll also learn how to build stamina for running. Most people don’t think of running as meditation. One’s active and strenuous, and the other’s often thought of as a passive activity. Runner’s high, stamina, mental toughness and your mental and physical

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  • Guided Zazen Meditation – Zen Techniques

    You’re going to learn how to do Zazen meditation. Zazen is the main meditation technique practiced in Zen Buddhism. It’s essentially a mindfulness meditation that emphasizes harmonizing the body, mind and breath. … and enjoy! Zen has so many different lineages, so there are tons of variations of Zen techniques. However, Zazen does have a

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  • What is Bhakti Yoga? Definition, Meaning and History

    What is Bhakti Yoga? In this video and article, we’ll explore the meaning of Bhakti and look at its history of “egalitarian” spirituality plus the history of the Bhakti movement in general. A simple definition of Bhakti Yoga floating around is “the yoga of devotion”.  It is the practice of having a personal relationship with

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  • Smite Your Enemies with Mindfulness

    Birds forming a heart shape

    This article originally appeared in Elephant Journal. Yes, I wrote it. Full article. People who develop mindfulness are pretty tough to mess with. Maybe you’ve discovered this before, after messing with the wrong person one time and learning a painful and heart opening lesson. Maybe it was the other way around. Mindfulness is a powerful

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  • Moon Gazing Meditation – Trataka Technique

    In this video and article, you’re going to learn how to perform a moon gazing meditation technique in the Trataka (pr. trah’-tah-kah) tradition. Trataka, also known as Tratak (pr. trah’-tahk), was a pillar of Hatha Yoga before postures and breathing exercises began to dominate that system. Trataka means fixed gazing. You can watch and listen

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  • 5 Meditation Myths and 5 Meditation Facts

    In the video and article below, you’re going to learn about five meditation myths and receive five meditation facts, just as the title suggests. There are lots of myths and misconceptions about meditation because the practice has been a prominent feature in some of our societies for a very short time. There are also dogmas

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  • Simple Concentration Meditation Technique: Breath Counting

    In the video and article below, you’re going to learn a simple concentration meditation technique called breath counting. Here, we’ll do a basic breath counting meditation and an advanced method. Breath counting meditation is considered a concentration meditation because it does not incorporate the element of mindfulness. It is a simple meditation technique for training

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  • Secular Atheist Spirituality without God or Religion

    Atheist spirituality is not an oxymoron. In the video and article below, we’re going to cover some spiritual paths and practices that many secular Atheists adopt because they don’t require God or any religious belief. Let’s rock! Let’s start with Buddhism and go from there to Atheist meditation techniques and more. Gautama Buddha once warned

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  • How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation

    In this video and article, you are going to learn how to practice mindfulness meditation using a couple of different approaches. You will also learn what mindfulness is, or at least you’ll get a new perspective on it if you already have knowledge of the subject. Either way, you will understand all the little nuts

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