Ways to Meditate

Gardening is moving meditation, a meaningful way to be still and present in the moment. Learn how to incorporate this easy mindfulness technique into your life with these simple tips.
Gardening is moving meditation, a meaningful way to be still and present in the moment. Learn how to incorporate this easy mindfulness technique into your life with these simple tips.
Would it surprise you to know that there is a new form of meditation that is sweeping the world and it's a lot of fun to do?
It's time to ditch the illusion of perfection in meditation and allow your mind to rest instead (as well as being ok with when it doesn't.) Here are five things you should know about befriending the meditation process and ditching the perfectionism when it arises.
Growing up in a world with an ever-increasing number of influences, fast-paced changes and technological bombardment, even without our choosing sometimes, there is a critical need for us, as parents, to stay connected with our kids.
As a guiding principle, whatever happens during your meditation session is okay. Meet your experience with kindness and gratitude, and your meditation session will be well worth it, no matter what happens.
To the uninitiated, meditation appears mysterious and downright strange. To the well-practiced however, it's just a normal part of their daily routine. So how does meditation really work, and how are you supposed to do it?
10. It’s more mainstream than you might think. Think meditation is still a new-age concept? Think again. GQ magazine wrote
Over time, I noticed that when I turned my focus to my immediate sensations, my mind stopped worrying about the past or future, and I felt really present in the moment. The mind chatter went on hold when I deliberately approached with my sensory awareness practice with curiosity and wonder.
I've taught meditation classes for many years, and I think there are two main reasons why many people believe they can't do it: Either they don't understand the basic techniques, or they only try it a couple of times and give up.
There's no right or wrong way to meditate. Anything you do to help connect you to your inner self is a step in the right direction. Be gentle and loving to yourself and all will be revealed.
The mind is definitely a busy, wandering thing, and unless we reign it in occasionally, it can get in the way of our ability to focus and concentrate, which is what meditation does for us.
Training the mind, meditating, being mindful, or whatever else we choose to call it only works if we actively engage with it. More than that, it only works if we practice it regularly, preferably on a daily basis with a considered, gentle discipline.
There's something powerful about sitting meditation, but there are other ways to bring meditative moments into your day -- for example, use the time when you're walking to your car after work or sitting at a stoplight to check in with yourself and mindfully observe what's happening.
So many of my readers and viewers struggle with meditation. Whether you're a meditation newbie or have had a practice for years, the powerful act of tuning in can be challenging at times. To amp up your meditation practice and demystify the experience, I've created this video.
The real answer to living your life in balance and with a healthy sense of calm is not about spending more time on the mat or on a meditation pillow, but taking your practice off the pillow and bringing it into your everyday life.
Buddha's own simple truth was that nirvana is right here and now. It is within each of you. And it is up to you to uncover it and live it in the present moment, not through the layers and rituals that different men and women have added, but through what should be very simple teachings.
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Meditation is the first and the last freedom, because it gives you a gallery view of your own body and your own mind. There can be no suffering once this distance is established.