Article Archive: Meditation 101

Train Your Mind to Obey

I’ve been teaching meditation and mindfulness techniques since 2001. In this article I’m going to show you a really effective technique that will help you to train your mind to obey… …and I learned it from Cesar Milan, the “Dog Whisperer.”   I don’t have a dog, but I started watching Cesar Milan when my […]

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08.25.2013

How Much Meditation Do You Really Need?

How Much Meditation Do You Really Need? Most people start a meditation practice because their blood pressure is high, their wife told them too, or they heard that it could get them enlightened. So, when people wonder how often and how long they should meditate, what they are often asking is “How long will it […]

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03.08.2013

The “Goal” of Meditation

Most people believe meditation means that they have to train themselves to stop thinking.  But there isn’t anything wrong with thinking.  The problem is the unconscious actions that arise from your unconscious thinking (and feeling). The goal of meditation is to develop the skill of watching. Watching your thinking and your emotions creates a space […]

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08.13.2012
Do We Really Need Religion

Meditation 101: The 3 Benefits of Deep Breathing

The foundation of any meditation practice is breathing.  Unfortunately, most of us breathe incorrectly and miss out on the physical, emotional, and psychological benefits of breathing. The vast majority of people are shallow breathers; meaning they breathe into the top third of their lungs rather than using their full lung capacity. You know you are […]

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08.09.2012
What is meditation

Meditation 101, #1

What is Meditation? Meditation is the practice of sitting, breathing, and watching (being). That’s it. IT IS NOT, I REPEAT, IT IS NOT THE CESSATION OF THINKING! Knowing this will make your practice more enjoyable and you will be more likely to continue practicing. So, if meditation isn’t about stopping your thoughts then what’s the […]

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08.07.2012

Meditation Is…

Meditation is art and your tools are the breath and your intention to create yourself in the image of Soul. Meditation is adventurous! It takes you on a heroic exploration where you will confront the Light and Shadow within your own mind. Meditation is power. It is through the practice of meditation where you learn […]

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09.06.2011

Mudras, Yoga in your Hands by Gertrud Hirschi

Energize your meditation practice with the use of mudras. Mudra means hand gesture, and the best known mudra is the Jnana Mudra where the thumb and the index finger touch. This mudra or gesture represents, “the oneness of humanity with cosmic consciousness.” If you try this mudra while in meditation, you may feel the sensation […]

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11.19.2007
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