Category: Meditation

Yoga Nidra Meditation ~The Doorway to the Subconscious

Yoga Nidra Meditation ~The Doorway to the Subconscious

~ What is Yoga Nidra? Yoga Nidra, the name meaning “Sleep of the Yogi” or “Psychic Sleep,” produces a highly relaxed and profoundly deep state of meditation that progresses through the many stages of the mind. It is a journey through stillness and mindfulness which bestows great clarity, calmness, and serenity to the practitioner. This […]

Waves of Healing ~ Ocean Meditation

Waves of Healing ~ Ocean Meditation

 ~ by Madisyn Taylor There is much we can learn from the ocean as we have a similar inner landscape within us as well.  Like us, the sea is ever-changing. And, like us, the earth’s vast oceans appear at a distance to be stable and homogenous. But beneath the mask of solidity that both we […]

Meditation to Invoke Joy ~

Meditation to Invoke Joy ~

~   Path to Happiness Chances are, you ponder who you are and where you are in life, accept the current realities as best you can, and yet still plan a path toward your ideal. Your yoga practice undoubtedly helps you on this journey. And the yoga tradition suggests more than just postures to aid […]

Walking Meditation ~ Walk In Beauty

Walking Meditation ~ Walk In Beauty

  One of the best things about walking meditation is that you can practice it almost any time you are on your feet. It’s quite a simple meditation method…one that most people can get a grip on without too much trouble. But this meditation method does have one downside. You are probably going to be […]

Practicing with Birth and Death ~ Are We Anchored To Our Stories?‏

Practicing with Birth and Death ~ Are We Anchored To Our Stories?‏

  ~ I was reading this article by Will Kabat-Zinn about the mini-and-continual-births-and-deaths we have in our experience of life every day… not the kind of “death or birth” that are the spectacular events the punctuate our seeming existence, but the more immediate ones… everything from happiness and freedom in one moment to fear or […]

Weekend Meditation ~ Achieving Regular Practice

Weekend Meditation ~ Achieving Regular Practice

~ The recipe is very simple. It takes time, patience, effort, and joy. by Katy Brennan Why do we meditate? Most of us engage in meditation — or intend to — in order to cultivate inner peace, train in concentration, and as one reader of my previous column on meditation pointed out, to simply appreciate […]

Wabi Sabi ~ Find Peace by Embracing Flaws and Releasing Judgment

Wabi Sabi ~ Find Peace by Embracing Flaws and Releasing Judgment

~   “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~Dalai Lama By Barbara Scoville Several years ago, a colleague and I were invited to give a presentation on mindfulness at our State Mental Health Conference. I was a novice and flattered to be asked. Singing bowls, which are […]

5 Meditation Tips for People Who Don’t (Yet) Like to Meditate

5 Meditation Tips for People Who Don’t (Yet) Like to Meditate

~ By Sarah Rudell Beach   “Don’t wait for your feelings to change to take the action. Take the action and your feelings will change.” ~Barbara Baron I own a series of CDs called “Classical Music for People Who Hate Classical Music.”  We know we should like and listen to classical music—they’re the classics, after […]

Centering Practices ~ 112 Ways to A Deeper Meditation

Centering Practices ~ 112 Ways to A Deeper Meditation

  ~ The Path To Peace 112 Ways to Open The Invisible Door of Consciousness.   Recently, I have been reaching deeper into my mediation practice.  This text was introduced to me in my Diamond Heart Mediation Group.  The idea behind the practice, is read through the 112 listed meditations.  They are each one or […]

Weekend Meditation ~ On Cherishing Others

Weekend Meditation ~ On Cherishing Others

~ When we shift our focus away from ourselves, we can experience a sense of liberation and peace. by Katy Brennan I recently wrote about meditating on the kindness of others and how it helps develop a deep sense of appreciation and gratitude. While we are considering how completely we depend upon others for our […]

Maitreya Peace Meditation ~

Maitreya Peace Meditation ~

~ First of all, sit in a comfortable position, and take a few minutes to relax your body and mind. Have your back straight, let your eyes close gently, and let all the parts of your body, all the muscles in your body, be relaxed, light and open. And let your breathing be natural, let […]

Weekend Meditation ~ On the Kindness of Others

Weekend Meditation ~ On the Kindness of Others

~ In thinking about the opportunities people have offered us, we can develop happiness and wisdom. by Katy Brennan   Even when we’re alone, we are deeply connected to others, benefiting directly from their kindness. Thinking this way—and formally meditating on the kindness of others—can help us to feel not only less lonely, but more […]

Weekend Meditation ~ On Concentration

Weekend Meditation ~ On Concentration

~   The simple imperative to concentrate can make us tense. The key to meaningful focus is relaxation. How can you find a balance? by Katy Brennan In our multitasking world, our greatest perceived deficits may be in both attention and time. These are precisely the resources we need to tap for meditation. But the […]

Weekend Meditations ~ On Patience

Weekend Meditations ~ On Patience

  Patience doesn’t just come to us — we need to train to cultivate it. by Katy Brennan As passive as it seems, the practice of patience may be the most actively transformative effort we can make in our lives. In a sense, it’s the perfect response to whatever comes up. This somewhat radical idea […]

Weekend Meditations ~ On Meditation

Weekend Meditations ~ On Meditation

  By simply sitting and engaging in a single-pointed line of thought, we offer ourselves a refreshing break from our daily mental spin. by Katy Brennan Meditation teacher Katy Brennan offers three ways to focus our minds toward enlightenment.   When we meditate, what are we doing? By simply sitting and engaging in a single-pointed […]

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ April 7, 2013

ArtWay Visual Meditation ~ April 7, 2013

~ Sandra Bowden: Resurrection Book Cascading Light   by Sandra Bowden   But once inside, they couldn’t find the body of the Master Jesus. They were puzzled, wondering what to make of this. Then, out of nowhere it seemed, two men, light cascading over them, stood there. The women were awestruck and bowed down in […]

The Art of Self-Forgiveness ~ Buddhist Meditation

The Art of Self-Forgiveness ~ Buddhist Meditation

By Rick Hanson PhD Everyone messes up. Me, you, the neighbors, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, King David, the Buddha, everybody. It’s important to acknowledge mistakes, feel appropriate remorse, and learn from them so they don’t happen again. But most people keep beating themselves up way past the point of usefulness: they’re unfairly self-critical. Inside the […]

Weekend Meditations ~ On Acceptance

Weekend Meditations ~ On Acceptance

What if we stopped saying “no” to our lives and started actually living them?   by Katy Brennan “What if we were able to fully engage in our lives as they are, in all of their messy, insufficient, and far-behind-schedule glory, even with all of their losses and disappointments?” asks Katy Brennan.   “Be here […]

Find Harmony in Meditation ~ Back Pain

Find Harmony in Meditation ~ Back Pain

  It’s no wonder that when we begin to learn to meditate, most of us have trouble with back pain. We have developed poor sitting habits from years of sitting in improperly designed chairs. A quick look at the chairs that are offered to us in schools, cars, and airplanes reveals little understanding on the […]

Chakra Balancing Meditation ~

Chakra Balancing Meditation ~

  By Channa Serenity The Chakras act as a ladder to spirituality and healing, from the root chakra up to the crown chakra. The root chakra anchors us to life and the crown chakra connects us to the divine, it’s important to find balance in between. We are here to be happy and to fulfill […]

12-12-12 Global Group Meditations List & More

12-12-12 Global Group Meditations List & More

What are your plans for 12-12-12? I’m definitely having a Cleansing/Healing bath tonight, see recipe below!   I send you Love, Light & Peace, Joy~* ♥♥♥ The Pleiadians are saying there will be a series of Illumination Waves coming onto the planet on 12/12/12. They are asking you to open up to new alliances with pre-agreements that […]

12-12-12 ~ Global Meditation

12-12-12 ~ Global Meditation

  Prayers And Meditation for the December 12,2012, portal opening of energies pouring on to Earth.  Cleansing and Healing our oceans, rivers, lake,healing to planets and animals and human.  Visualize the light, transforming thought forms that cause disempowerment.  Creating thoughts of love blossom in the new world.

Top 10 Mantras For Meditation ~

Top 10 Mantras For Meditation ~

What is a mantra, you ask? A mantra is a word or phrase repeated over and over again during meditation. But using mantras for meditation involves a lot more than just sounding like a broken record. They’re generally sacred in nature – a name or sound that both uplifts you and helps you keep your […]

Meditation in Motion ~

Meditation in Motion ~

When you think of meditation, you may think of something very serious and focused, something performed on the floor without support, or something that’s physically challenging to do. But in fact, the practice of meditation includes a wide range of techniques you can practice anytime, in any way, including many that are appropriate for a […]

Energy Activations ~ Support for Lightworkers ~ November 2012

Energy Activations ~ Support for Lightworkers ~ November 2012

~ Connection You know more than you think, much more than you have ever read in books or experienced in practice. You possess a cosmic knowledge, which you can refer to if you make a connection with your Higher Self. This is your inner source where all the inspirations, dreams and spontaneous promptings come from. […]

Sit With Slience ~

Sit With Slience ~

“Every particle of your physical world has a Leading Edge Vibrational version that is calling it forward, and this Vibrational version of what you could call your physical future holds a steady rhythm of Well-Being for you in your Vortex. In the same way that the large and diverse variety of Vibrational components that make […]

Be In The Flow ~

Be In The Flow ~

  Posted By How to Raise Your Vibration   BE IN THE FLOW! It feels good! Once you begin to tap into it, you want more! The flow of Spirit is palpable, addictive and healing….it is the love, bliss, peace, comfort and spiritual connection we have all been looking for. A little effort on our […]

Centered Silliness ~ Laughing Meditation

Centered Silliness ~ Laughing Meditation

by Madisyn Taylor When we laugh, we give ourselves over to the immediacy of the present moment and transcend stress. Many people might be surprised to think of laughter as a form of meditation. Yet not only is laughing meditation one of the simplest forms of meditation, but also it is a very powerful one. […]

An Invitation to Love ~ Angel Meditation

An Invitation to Love ~ Angel Meditation

by Madisyn Taylor A meditation with your angels can provide a new gentleness into your normal meditation routine. Though your host of spirit guides encompasses many diverse beings, all of which willingly watch over you, meditating with angels can be a uniquely insightful experience. The angels stationed at your side are both powerful and knowledgeable—they […]

Searching for Nothing ~ Thoughts on Thinking

Searching for Nothing ~ Thoughts on Thinking

  Novice meditators often think the goal of their practice should be freeing their minds of all thoughts. Rather than eliminate thinking, you could say that one of the basic skills to develop in meditation is to be able to hold and sustain contradictory thoughts—calming the impulse to eliminate the opposition. One obvious example has […]

Just Say No to Suffering ~

Just Say No to Suffering ~

Aging, sickness, and moments of pain are intrinsic to the life of all of our bodies. Bodily pain comes in many guises—some of it is chronic, some temporary, some unavoidable. Our first response is to resist it. We have numerous strategies to ward pain off, to avoid it, or to camouflage it with distraction. Aversion, […]

Meditation to Invoke Joy ~

Meditation to Invoke Joy ~

Path to Happiness Chances are, you ponder who you are and where you are in life, accept the current realities as best you can, and yet still plan a path toward your ideal. Your yoga practice undoubtedly helps you on this journey. And the yoga tradition suggests more than just postures to aid your transformation. […]