Right Brain Meditation

As many people know, your brain is made up of two hemispheres; your right and left hemisphere. Your left hemisphere controls the right side of your body, and your right hemisphere controls the left side of your body. The left hemisphere deals with logic, thinking in words, … Continue reading

Lightheadedness during meditation

Recently on our (Old) forums, a user who was new to meditation complained that they were feeling lightheaded and dizzy during meditation and had to stop. They then asked whether or not they were doing something wrong.

First, we need to understand what causes lightheadedness. According to Wikipedia, light-headedness … Continue reading

Tips for an in-home meditation retreat

Recently, I mentioned that I was going to do a week long meditation “retreat” at home. I also invited others to join in at some point. If you want to do a meditation “retreat” at home, then here are a few tips:
1. Decide how serious the retreat will … Continue reading

What you can expect from meditation?

You want to start meditation, but are unsure what to expect from it. The truth is, everyone experiences meditation differently. Your experience will differ from someone else. So what can you experience? Read on.

Pain/discomfort

“Pain first?” you may ask yourself, “are you trying to scare me?” No, just being … Continue reading

The best yoga pose for medtation

Can’t sit for long periods of time cross legged while meditating? If you can’t consider the following:

Meditation and Yoga go together like peanut butter and jelly (lame metaphor, but you get the point). They compliment each other, as one deals with the body, and the other the mind. Although … Continue reading

Tips to Meditate Regularly

Generally, when a meditator gets more into their meditation practice, they want to meditate everyday! Easier said than done, as life gets in the way, or you feel like you need to do other, more important things than meditate. So how can we become more motivated to meditate more often?

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The “Right Way” to Meditate

Online, you will see websites and youtube videos that say “Meditate the right way” or “The right way to meditate.” They usually then give you a technique and instructions. Is this, however, the right way to meditate?

The way I see it is this. There is no universal “right way” … Continue reading

Meditation Vs. Sleep

When a meditator asks a non-meditator whether or not they meditate, they will occasionally joke by saying “Yes, every night, I zone out for about 8 hours.” In other words, they say that meditation is simply a form of sleep. Although they both recharge and relax the body, sleep and … Continue reading

What you can sit on for meditation?

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Generally when someone sits and meditates, they sit on something soft. This something can be an old pillow, or a folded up blanket. Now these can work fine for a meditator-as long as he or she is comfortable. … Continue reading

Tips for High School

My last post, before my vacation, about whether or not schools should introduce meditation into their curriculum made me think “Schools are probably not going to introduce meditation within the next month, so how can high school less stressful than it needs to be?” I’ve been through high school, and … Continue reading