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Best Time to Meditate Is....

Choosing which time to meditate can definitely vary based on a number of factors.  Schedule, energy level, surrounding noise are a few of the factors that play into this decision. The fine crew over at UpJourney  did some nice homework and interviewed 12 experts, go check it out here.   If we were their 13th expert interview, our opinion would be this: there is no right time to meditate.  It's a trick question.  The right filter to put the answer through though is when is the time where you will most likely have a consistent and repeatable practice? For a number of people, that would be first thing in the morning. Make it a priority, rise and shine, and meditate....

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5 Recommended YouTube Videos on the Benefits of Meditation

YouTube is a great resource for hearing people's perspectives on the benefits of meditation, and how it relates back to them personally.  This is a diverse collection of 5 videos from YouTube that we think you'll find very helpful.    Debunking the 5 Most Common Meditation Myths – TEDxVeniceBeach This first video was taken at TEDxVeniceBeach features Light Watkins and talks about how the common myths associated with meditation and how you can benefit from a very simple meditation with just 10 minutes a day.  Light Watkins is one of the world’s experts on meditation and creator of The Inner Gym book series.  Length: 17 minutes 48 seconds Relevant Viewer Comment: “At the first 2-3 minutes of the video i thought...

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Difficulty Meditating? Try These Tips

Meditation is not easy for people to start. What's encouraging about that though? It's normal! We all hear the stories of people who see the light, get blissed out and achieve eternal happiness. It's not abnormal to find meditation unpleasant in the beginning.  People who are used to a busy environment find it to be a practice of doing nothing, pointless, the opposite of relaxing and frankly something that they're not good at.   This is all pretty normal though. With some practice and perseverance, it does become easier though, and you become more accepting that it isn't a win-lose exercise, but a journey. Knowing the process of meditation at a high level can help you manage your expectations and...

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One Minute Meditation

We’re going to do this in bullet form, because of the pace of how we want to convey this practice of a one minute meditation.  This is meant to give you an outline if you decide to do a one minute meditation throughout the day. Don’t be overly prescriptive with applying this; it’s meant as a guide and to give you some thoughts on how to structure a minute meditation.  Calm your mind and body over the next minute Soften your face Soften your neck Soften your shoulders Fully let go Breathe Turn your attention to your breath Calming breath, soothing breath Take long, deep breaths, slow and deep Breathing in, I am calm Breathing out, I am at peace...

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