Meditation Pays Dividends By Following 5 Easy Steps

Meditation | A Meditation Practice Can Greatly Affect Your Health And Well Being

We all know that meditation can greatly affect our overall health and well being. And while for many, finding the time to actually sit down for 15 to 20 minutes of purposeful inward reflection can be challenging, when it comes to an alternative healing practice that can categorically positively influence both your relationship with self as well as others, meditation is one such practice. In this latest Branford Patch post, Deborah […] Read more »

Using Meditation To Experience A New Normal

Meditation | Use Meditation To Learn How To Better Communicate

The words ouch or ouching are terms I use to describe the pain we experience when our feelings are hurt or our boundaries violated by another person. Usually, our normal response to when we are ouched depends upon what we learn from our friends, or by observing others, or by what we were told at home and at school was the right way to do it; our responses are normally […] Read more »

How To Meditate In 5 Easy Steps

Meditation | Practice Meditation Uninterrupted

Although it can be a challenging prospect for anyone to sit for any length of time, much less quietly and with one’s attention focused inward, hopefully by now you are beginning to understand the profound effect that meditation can have on your overall health and well being. Not only can a meditation practice help you with physical issues like high blood pressure and anxiety, but also emotional ones like depression. […] Read more »

7 Essentials To A Stellar Meditation Practice

Meditation | There Is No Rulebook When It Comes To Meditation

When it comes to meditation, although there’s no rulebook on how to practice meditation perfectly, there are some things for you to consider so as to maximize your meditation practice. Of course the space where you choose to meditate is important. Where you sit should be quiet enough to allow you the least amount of distraction. Ideally, you should sit for at least 20 minutes or more. And then there’s […] Read more »

The Yin And Yang Of Meditation

Two concepts that get thrown around a lot in meditation are mindfulness and concentration. And while these two Buddhist meditation beliefs might seem similar to a beginning meditator, they are vastly different and help you to grow in very specific ways. Will Meecham explains the difference between mindfulness and concentration in this latest Psych Central post. According to Meecham, mindfulness is the practice of becoming aware of one’s thoughts, feelings, and […] Read more »

A Trip To The Desert + Meditation = Bliss

The good news is when it comes to meditation you can practice it anywhere. That said, if you are a beginning meditator you will more than likely want to find a space that allows you to dedicate yourself to an internal frame of focus. Meaning, somewhere quiet! And while your living room might be one such place, consider a trip to the desert where nature can help gently and powerfully […] Read more »

Using Meditation To Become Fully Alive

If you are just beginning your meditation practice, you’ve probably picked out your favorite meditation pillow, your best candle, and the quietest place in your house or apartment in which to sit uninterrupted for 20 to 30 minutes. So now what? Well, meditate of course! Kristin Shepherd pens this recent Yoga Journal post, the second in her series, on beginning meditation. According to Shepherd, everyone must find a reason to […] Read more »

3 Common Meditation Myths Debunked

Let’s face it, it’s hard to do meditation wrong. The reason? Because there are as many ways to practice as there are meditators practicing. That said, when it comes to meditation for beginners, there are several myths that unless addressed might just hold you up from starting a practice. In this recent Whole Living post from Kate Hanley, 3 leading meditation myths are debunked. Top on the list is the […] Read more »

4 Stellar Tips For A Beginning Meditator

Checkout these 4 quick tips to help you focus your meditation and ensure a stellar practice. 1. Release those expectations…they take you out of the moment! As a beginning meditator, keep in mind that you are just starting to learn a practice. It would be unrealistic to expect that you are going to be a meditation master within a couple of months. Luckily, when it comes to meditation, the only […] Read more »