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876: How to Meditate: Listen to a complete Guided Meditation

We have been preparing for this day since Monday. Today I share with you a guided meditation that you can begin practicing with. I have even uploaded the file itself. Enjoy. What you will Learn in this episode: Why meditation is important to meHow mediation helps the planetHow personal transformation leads to global transformation Links from the Episode: Basic Meditation with music Sponsors: ONNIT - Fitness and supplements for human optimization Meditation in Minutes Meditation...

Duration: 00:13:47

875: Learn How to Meditate: Observing Your Thoughts

One of the biggest challenges for new meditators is not becoming embroiled in their thoughts. They become frustrated needing to redirect their thoughts back to their breath. Today I talk about two ways to become an observer, so you don't add fire to your frequent thoughts.

Duration: 00:20:36

874: How to Meditate: The Beginner's Posture

You don't need to sit in the traditional Lotus position to meditate. There is a posture that needs to be maintained, but it can be performed in a regular chair with a supported back. To hear how to sit to meditate, simply tune in today. What you will Learn in this episode: What a Zafu isThe beginners position for meditatingIf it is okay to lay down to meditate Links from the Episode: Everything you need to Know For Meditation Posture How Anyone can Sit to Meditate Sponsors: Amazon -...

Duration: 00:12:43

873: How to Meditate: The Basics of Breathing (Part 2)

Proper breathing technique is pivotal for meditating "successfully". Today I discuss how breathing properly enacts the parasympathetic nervous system to make you calmer What you will Learn in this episode: The difference between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systemsWhat a Vagus Nerve doesThe role of the diaphragm Sponsors: Sunbasket - The only meal delivery system that is ecologically friendly Spire Giveaway - Enter to win a Spire breath and activity tracker Meditation in...

Duration: 00:14:57

872: How to Meditate: The Basics of Breathing (Part 1)

Today starts a week long class in the basics of meditation. For an extensive course, i recommend my "http://www.meditationinminutescourse.com">Meditation in Minutes course. However, this week will give you the basics for starting a meditation practice. What you will Learn in this episode: The difference between chest and diaphragm breathingHow to breath using your diaphramThe importance of tempo Sponsors: Arbonne Essentials - Nutritional supplements that contain no chemicals Spire...

Duration: 00:15:15

871: I Give Up! 6 Reasons People Quit Meditation and How to Stick to It

In the event you decide to make meditation a daily habit, it's probably a good idea to have an idea about why some people give up. Today I will talk about 6 of those reasons, and ways to get over them. What you will Learn in this episode: Links from the Episode: 5 Steps to Making Meditation a Daily habit Sponsors: Better World Books - Classics, new releases and text books at a discount Thrive Market - Healthy food delivered right to your door at 25 to 50% off THANKS FOR...

Duration: 00:22:50

870: Is Yoga Meditation?

There is one last distinction to make when it comes to meditation; how does it differ from yoga? For years I have heard them uttered in the same sentences at various times, and I never knew what the link was. Today I find out for the both of us. What you will Learn in this episode: The difference between Eastern and Western yogaHow meditation and Yoga are connectedThe eight limbs of yoga Sponsors: The Great Courses - Finally, college learning without the college tuition...and no...

Duration: 00:19:23

869: Understanding the Difference Between Meditation, Visualization and Guided Imagery

There seems to be some confusion around what meditation is, in relation to visualization and guided imagery. This confusion can be why some beginners don't truly understand what meditation actually is. Today I clear that up so you can begin your practice with a full understanding. What you will Learn in this episode: How guided imagery differs from visualizationWhat meditation isThe difference between visualization and meditation Sponsors: Love with Food - Get your first box of healthy...

Duration: 00:15:42

868: Learn How to Meditate: The Absolute First Step

Meditation is very popular right now and many people want to learn how to practice it. However, because of its popularity, there is a glut of information. This week I am going to focus on the absolute necessities for learning how to meditate. What you will Learn in this episode: The Importance of knowing why you want to meditateWhat meditation isFinding resources for your practice Links from the episode: The Real Meaning of Meditation Sign up for a chance to win a Spire Breath and...

Duration: 00:28:00

867: Ten Reasons Why You Don't Meditate

You would think that with the myriad benefits of meditation, everyone would be practicing it. Even with its unprecedented popularity, there are still many who doubt its benefits. On today's show I will share 10 reasons why you are not meditating, and how it can benefit you if you do. What you will Learn in this episode: Links from the episode: 10 Reasons Why People Don't Meditate Sign up for a chance to win a Spire Breath and Activity Tracker Sponsors: Sun Basket - The Meal Delivery...

Duration: 00:24:59

866: Scott Stabile: Author of Big Love

About fifteen years ago, a friend asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I told him I wanted to spread as much love as possible. My answer’s still the same. I know life isn't always a party. It's often hard, sometimes brutal. My parents were shot to death when I was fourteen. My brother OD'd on heroin nine years later. I grew up around a lot of addiction, dysfunction and tragedy. And with too much shame over the fact that I was gay. I hid my pain, and I hid my truth. Not anymore. We...

Duration: 00:59:44

865: Stop Looking for a Guru: 3 Ways to Hear Your Own Truth

When My Mom was alive, earlier in my life, I remember her working at a spiritual book store. But here is the thing, The majority of people that she met, that came in to buy books, were not looking for ways to become spiritual. They were looking for the latest book to take away their problems. Of course, this wasn't everyone, but a majority. Today I talk about ways to help you find your own answers. What you will Learn in this episode: Links from the episode: 3 Ways to Access Your Inner...

Duration: 00:13:50

864: 3 Ways to Begin a Spiritual Practice

There are people who are satisfied to live an unexamined life. However, others seek to understand their existence; to understand the answers to the bigger questions. This desire to experience more is at the heart of spirituality. But many people don't want to be spiritual because they think the time commitment is too much or that they literally have to go on a pilgrimage. Both perceptions are inaccurate. Today I talk about 3 ways to begin a spiritual practice. What you will Learn in this...

Duration: 00:23:10

862: Mark Matousek: Helping Writers Find Their Voice and Their Path

Mark is a bestselling author, teacher, and speaker whose work focuses on personal awakening and creative excellence through transformational writing and self-inquiry. He brings over three decades of experience as a memoirist, editor, interviewer, survivor, activist, and spiritual seeker to his penetrating and thought provoking work with students. His workshops, classes, and mentoring have inspired thousands of people around the world to reach their artistic and personal goals. The essence...

Duration: 00:56:13

862: 7 Ways to Change Your Perspective (R)

When you think about it, you are on the ground for the majority of your life. You see things at eye level. You may look up occasionally, but you are still on the ground, seeing things from one perspective, and that's just a physical perspective. What about your mental outlook, how you see things as they relate to your values? Is it possible that by not looking at things differently, you will never grow? That is an interesting question. Today I encourage you to ask it and more so, follow...

Duration: 00:33:12

861: 5 Limiting Beliefs That Sabotage Your Dreams

I have to say that today's topic has been a long time in the making; roughly three years. I have hinted at it several times, in several episodes, but never came right out and talked about it. So today I will right that wrong. Today I talk about how some crazy beliefs in your head are really getting in the way of you living a fulfilling life. Things you will learn in this episode: Links from this episode: 5 Limiting Beliefs That Sabotage Your Dreams Sponsor: Love With Food - ZEN...

Duration: 00:17:20

860: Loneliness and Solitude: Understanding the Difference

For some people the words loneliness and alone are synonymous. However, anyone who is totally comfortable with their alone time clearly knows there is a difference. With the surfeit of messages all around us to be part of a couple it is no wonder many people will resort to anything to avoid being alone. But the difference between alone and lonely is much broader than that and accordingly the reason for this episode. Today I talk about the difference between alone and lonely. Should the...

Duration: 00:10:15

859: 5 Uncommon Ways to Experience Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a very trendy word. For some people it is a way of life, but for the majority of people, they either don't know what it is or how to attain it. It is not as elusive as you would think. In fact, Today I am going to talk about 5 simple ways to experience mindfulness. Things you will learn in this episode: Links from this episode: 6 Mindfulness Exercises you Can Try Today Sponsor: Thrive Market - Shop for national brands of healthy food at a discount THANKS FOR...

Duration: 00:22:39

858: 4 Ways to Nourish Your Soul for a Fuller Life (R)

People think that life is difficult, that only a few people truly find happiness. While I admit that there have been difficult times in my life I am more amazed at how effortless life is when you get out of your own way. One way to live a life of meaning and serenity is to live each day exercising your body, mind and soul. I talked about the first two all last week and yesterday. Today it seems only fitting to talk about ways to exercise your soul. There is nothing mystical or religious...

Duration: 00:18:40

857: Become Free By Accepting Who You Are (R)

This week I am practicing what I preach; balance. It's been been a while since I have taken an entire week off, so I am remedy that this week by taking the week to my self. Enjoy these 5 carefully selected rebroadcasts. Nothing will get better for you if you are unable to accept all that you are. However, acceptance isn't just about letting things stay stagnant. Acceptance comes from realizing who you are and looking to improve the things that are challenging. Today is all about...

Duration: 00:21:37

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