Category: Meditation

How I dream up new ideas

How I dream up new ideas

Some people have accused me of being creative. It’s a charge I won’t bother to deny. After all, I write every day. You need a high volume of ideas to feel comfortable doing that. But it’s an awkward moment when someone asks how I…

Your body’s mechanism for enhancing your health

Your body’s mechanism for enhancing your health

There’s a principle in medicine that applies to everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you’re healthy or not. It doesn’t matter whether you have a genetic condition, an old injury, a nasty infection… or if you’re in the prime of your life. This principle underlies…

Meditation and Mental Health

Meditation and Mental Health

If you want to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life, it pays to strengthen your mental health. The stronger the pillars of your mind are, the better able you are to live the life you truly want. A healthy mind takes action, unhindered…

Breathing Under Pressure

Breathing Under Pressure

What’s the opposite of choking under pressure? Breathing through it. ‘Choking’ is a metaphor, of course. When you get nervous or flustered, it’s not like your airways close. But they sometimes tighten a little… In the moment, it can feel like you can’t breathe….

Applied Neuroscience Secrets of Ancient Mystics

Applied Neuroscience Secrets of Ancient Mystics

The power of meditation is the power of your mind. It trains useful mental skills that lie at the heart of everything you do. For example, focus. Learn to do that and nothing won’t become easier. For example… If you want techniques that improve…

How genius is like stupidity

How Genius is Like Stupidity

As you learn a skill and develop your abilities, there comes a middle point. From this point, the road before you looks an awful lot like the road behind you. In a way, mastery is a regression back to your baseline… Novices see the…

3 Types of People Who Can’t Meditate (and How They Can Learn)

3 Types of People Who Can’t Meditate (and How They Can Learn)

When you spend time on personal development forums, talking with curious people or hanging out with open-minded folk, the topic eventually turns to meditation. And this conversation splits itself into two main camps: those who swear by it; and those who tried it and…

Align Your Body to Align Your Mind

Align Your Body to Align Your Mind

Meditation involves being still and quiet, both in your body and mind. The problem with a still body and a quiet mind is that it draws your attention to any discomfort. If you plan to meditate for long periods, you need to get your…

The Simple Exercise That Fixes Your Breathing and Posture

The Simple Exercise That Fixes Your Breathing and Posture

A key element in almost all meditation is your breathing. Another key element is your posture, although that’s mostly because it affects your breathing. Getting these right goes a long way towards making your experiences comfortable and effective. They are also great for the…

Meditate the Way You Enter a Hot Bath

Meditate the Way You Enter a Hot Bath

Some days, meditating is easy. Other days is seems impossible. If you’re starting out, maybe every day feels like one over the other. As you become more familiar with the techniques, there are more of the good days. It helps to know what to…

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