What Is Vipassana Meditation and How Can You Practice It?

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You might have ever heard of vipassana meditation. It’s a kind of meditation practice that’s often talked about amongst meditation practitioners and gaining popularity in the world. More and more people are interested in vipassana meditation and eager to learn and try it out. That’s one of the reasons for its gaining popularity. Nowadays, vipassana retreats are …

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How to Take Advantage of Your Pessimistic Thoughts and Beware of Your Optimistic Thoughts

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So, do you consider yourself pessimistic or optimistic? Do you tend to have the thoughts that all bad and undesirable things are always destined to happen? Do you tend to see bad events as permanent and good events as temporary? Those are pessimistic thoughts. Pessimistic thinkers always find the bad in any situation. They always …

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How to Take Advantage of Your Negative Emotions and Make Peace with Them

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How to take advantage of your negative emotions and make peace with them Emotions play a big part in our lives. Whether we are aware or not, they influence everything: our thoughts and feelings, our attitudes, and decisions, our moods, and mental states, etc. Often, they make or break our days. In everyday life, we …

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15 Actual Benefits of Meditation Based on Personal Experience

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The actual benefits of meditation based on personal experience Meditation is a word you’ve probably heard a lot and a thing advised by a lot of people. But, is meditation overrated? Or, does it have actual benefits? I’m aware that there have been tons of studies that showed the science-backed real benefits of meditation practice. …

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5 Easy Hacks to Maintain Mindfulness, Stay Focused, and Avoid Mind-Wandering During Meditation

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How to maintain mindfulness, stay focused and avoid mind-wandering during meditation? That is the question I get asked a lot. Most beginners or aspiring meditators will agree that maintaining mindfulness and staying focused during meditation practice, especially in the sitting posture is a great challenge. Even if you’re an advanced practitioner, I bet you faced …

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9 Most Practical Sitting Meditation Preparation Exercises to Eliminate Pains and Aches for Lazy People

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Any seasoned meditator knows that the best meditation posture to achieve a deeper level of meditative states is the sitting posture. You can do that in the lotus position, half-lotus, or even on a chair without leaning back, of course. But, in doing so, you need to keep your body straight and motionless. Because, if …

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16 Most Shocking Meditation Myths and Misconceptions (What Meditation Is NOT)

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Meditation myths and misconceptions With 5,000+ years in its history, meditation comes in many forms. Many cultures, traditions, and religions have come up with different styles and techniques. Additionally, the diversity of people in characters, personalities, psychological makeup, and upbringings, etc. also play a role in adding to the varieties. Therefore, we know there are …

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18 Practical Reasons to Meditate for Lazy People in 2020

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18 practical reasons to meditate for lazy people Although meditation is deeply rooted in Hinduism and Buddhism, with its religious elements stripped off, practically, it’s actually a non-sectarian, universal and spiritual practice that can greatly benefit anyone regardless of their religious and or spiritual background. In my meditative journey, I came to realize that meditation is …

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During the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic, What’s the Best Thing Meditators Can Do?

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The best thing meditators can do during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic The world is in panic. A new virus is here, the coronavirus or COVID-19 and it is spreading like wildfire. Many people get sick. Sadly, some even lost their lives. This brings a wave of chaos in many places around the world. And, the …

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The Most Effective Hack for Letting Go in 2020 (A Meditative Approach to Natural Acceptance)

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed by repetitive feelings of regret, guilt, anger, resentment, sadness or frustration? Are you feeling trapped in this constant loop of sticky thoughts, feelings, and memories? They’re annoying, frustrating and sometimes even painful, aren’t they? You’d rather not have to deal with them.  Why? Because, they just slow you down, making you …

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