Imagine you’re at a beach on a beautiful summer’s day, and you become aware of a child moping and whining, complete with the familiar ear-piercing tones. It’s easy to question the parenting present (or not present), yell at the kid in your own head, and get upset that he is ruining your day. Or, you […]
A few years ago, I adopted a small library of spiritual books from a friend of mine. When I asked him why he was getting rid of all these amazing tomes he told me that he didn’t feel that meditation and spiritual practice was relevant given the state of the world any longer. His attitude […]
One of the most common meditation instructions is to “focus on your breath.” Why? One way of breaking down meditation is into meditation with seed and meditation without seed. Let’s look at how the breath can play into both of these approaches. Meditation With Seed In this form of meditation, we give ourselves something to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Check out this ABC News clip and interview with two boys, Ryan and Jaden, ADHD diagnosed, who are now virtually off their medications after beginning a meditation practice. The meditation style presented in this video is called Sahaja Yoga meditation. The starting point of this meditation is getting to a point of thoughtless awareness or peace […]
In this meditation techniques video, Lisa Dawn Angerame demonstrates breathing exercises to help us prepare our bodies for meditation. “Most of the time we’re not paying attention to our breath. The diaphragm muscle separates the belly, our stomach cavity, from our upper body and it gets really shallow during the day. So we take the […]
Binaural beats use computer generated sound files to entrain both hemispheres of the brain which producers claim can result in everything from emotional stimulation to behavior modification. Listening with headphones builds confidence within about four weeks.