Meditation For A Tired Body & Mind

A meditation for when you are feeling lazy, tired, frazzled or worn out. (Also a good way to fall asleep). With thanks to Liu Ponomarew who came up with the original idea during Meditation Teacher Training.

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Feeling stressed? Here’s a two-minute guided meditation you can use to take the edge off a trying situation or anxious moment. Need more time to relax? Or a guided meditation to help you get to sleep, or to work through some troubling issue or emotion? I have...
Guided Meditation: Exploring the Senses

Guided Meditation: Exploring the Senses

In really simple terms, you can do one of two things with your brain. You can think, or you can sense. When you think, your body usually responds by preparing for action. In other words, it assumes that because you are thinking, you need to be prepared (for a meeting,...

Guaranteed Calm

When it comes to meditation, I don’t like to overstate the benefits, and I don’t like to offer false hope about what’s achievable. However, I do like catchy headlines. That’s why I’ve titled this post (and the associated guided...
Mindfulness of Emotions

Mindfulness of Emotions

Can you remember the subject Emotional Literacy, from either primary or high school? Probably not, because no such subject exists. Our education systems are largely places for developing the intellect — the thinking mind — often at the expense of the body, the...
Meditation on Thoughts

Meditation on Thoughts

A while back I wrote a post describing a dozen or so reasons why it may be a good idea to let yourself think in meditation. I’ve come up with several more reasons since then, and heard from more and more people who have come to the realization that trying to...