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Develop Your Meditation Practice

Develop Your Meditation Practice

Increase your energy through awareness.

Imagine that you have a bank of energy each day. You get to choose how to spend it. Knowing that you had this reserve of your energy, think about how you would manage your energy each day. In meditation, we become naturally more aware of energy and how we expend our own energy. Through continued

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3 Ways to Create Balance through Energy Awareness

How to Create Balance with 3 Types of Boundaries & Energy Awareness Work-life balance is a hot topic. Some people say they don’t believe it even exists. So, is it really achievable? Creating work-life balance is more than an intellectual pursuit. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always look like a perfect pie chart or exact 50/50 percentages,

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Learn About the Different Types of Meditation

There are many different types of meditation you can learn and practice. In this article, we’ll review the general basic types of meditation. I’ll also talk about Flow Meditation, what we offer at Sura Flow.  If you’re someone who is just starting meditation, the one pressing question we receive most often is:  What is meditation? 

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How Yoga Teachers Can Benefit From Teaching Meditation

  Are you a yoga teacher interested in teaching meditation? Teaching meditation is not only a great way to expand your business, but it’s also a great way to expand your personal practice. If you are a yoga teacher and are looking to expand your practice, meditation may be an aligned segue for you. In

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The Many Benefits of Meditation

You may well know that meditation is a wonderful practice that’s good for you, but are you aware of the many benefits it has to offer you? In this video presentation, I share with you the countless benefits of meditation, plus some additional ones you might not have even heard of or considered. This simple

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Enjoy a guided walking meditation to awaken your senses

Meditation can be anything Meditation can take on any form. You can meditate sitting, standing, walking, making love, doing art, being with your kids, working – essentially any activity. It’s the state of consciousness that you bring to your active intention that matters most. We can drive our car on autopilot and forget how we

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How to Create Your Own Guided Meditations

Have you ever thought of what it’d be like to write and create your own meditations? Perhaps you know someone you can help through meditation, or you feel called to be of service to a community of people. When people start teaching meditation, it isn’t unusual to see them go back to some of their old

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When it comes to Meditation, ONE Size does NOT fit ALL.

Why we need to be creative when we’re learning and teaching meditation. ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WE RECEIVE MOST OFTEN IS “WHAT KIND OF MEDITATION DO YOU TEACH?” As you know, there are many different styles and techniques when it comes to meditation. We teach a variety of practices, but we break them down into 3 simple groups

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Meditation isn’t always Zen

Oftentimes people say they can’t meditate because they don’t see themselves as peaceful. Little do they know that meditation isn’t just about being peaceful. It is a dynamic practice that can often surprise us. Here I share a range of experiences one can have as a result of simply sitting. What have been your experiences

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Learn to Manage Your Energy through Meditation

Would you like to experience more energy in your daily life? Did you know that meditation can help you cultivate your life force and bolster your energy levels? The more you meditate, the more aware you will become of the energy in your life. Some people know this as qi or prana. It is the

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The Power of Mini-Steps in Creating a Daily Practice

It’s common that people make meditation part of their new year’s resolution. They know it’s beneficial. They know it will help them, but the biggest challenge is just doing it. How can you make intentions like a daily meditation practice a reality? Take a mini-step. If you want to practice meditation, start with one minute

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How Meditation can Help us with Difficult Thoughts & Emotions

Many people today are feeling the stress of the world. People are also experiencing the rise of “compassion fatigue,” known as secondary traumatic stress. 16%- 85% of health care workers suffer from burn-out, constant anxiety, and negative feelings associated to compassion fatigue. Being tuned into everything around you can weigh on your heart. It can

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7 Mindfulness Tools to Release Anxiety & Find Calm

Anxiety has become a common experience and can happen to the most centered of us. It often begins when we start overthinking. Our stomach tightens, our breath shortens and our mind goes spinning. It is natural to experience anxiety, but at constant levels, it can begin to re-wire our brain for fear and be detrimental

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How Meditation Can Foster Energy, Intuition, and Synchronicity

Meditation helps you “raise your energy” or “raise your consciousness.” When you raise your inner state through heightened awareness, you learn how to skillfully respond and navigate through life. Today there are many uncertain and worldly events that can cause us stress and anxiety. While we cannot control the exterior forces in life, through meditation,

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Meditation and “Being in the Zone”

“The zone is a state of mind which is marked by a sense of calmness. In addition, there is a heightened sense of awareness and focus. Actions seem effortless and there is an increased belief that your dreams or goals can become achievable and real. In addition, there is also a sense of deep enjoyment

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A Relaxing Guided Evening Meditation for Deep Sleep

We’re often surrounded by stimulating material before we attempt to lie down and go to sleep. Whether it’s our phones, TVs, or work — all of it spurs our brains to keep working when it’s time for a restful, deep sleep. When getting good zzz’s, it’s important to be proactive and make the necessary shifts needed to

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Meditation + the Law of Attraction

Meditation and the Law of Attraction can be applied to anything in your life. Whether it’s work, an accomplishment, a future endeavor, or a personal relationship with another person, the law of attraction is based on the premise that like attracts like. If you think positive thoughts, you’re likely to attract positive experiences. If you

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A Family Meditation

A family meditation right before slumber contributes to an incredibly restful, refreshing night of sleep for everyone. It’s beneficial for both adults and kids. A whole family meditation at night can actually be a fulfilling and bonding experience for everyone. You can listen this guided video meditation for the whole family. It will help you

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3 Tips to Stay Motivated in Meditation

Meditation enables us to center ourselves internally amidst the chaos, the negativity, and the turbulent, difficult times. It’s a spiritual tool that our society needs today, now more than ever, to persist positively even with the negative rhetoric clogging many of our news feeds. Like anything, meditation is a practice, and we can all use

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Meditation and Prayer

Contrary to popular belief, meditation is a wonderful way to complement prayer, regardless of one’s religion, belief or faith. Both practices leaves individuals better able to identify their thoughts, dreams, and desires in a clarified manner. Meditation helps us “weed” out the garden – the garden being our minds – and leaves us clearer, more

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How to Meditate with Distractions

People often don’t know how to meditate with distractions present because they believe they don’t have the time, but the truth is, meditation is a practice that can accommodate any kind of schedule and busy lifestyle. While we can benefit more from a consistent, daily sitting practice, it’s possible to meditate in our home, in

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7 Ways Meditation Can Tap Into Your Intuitive Guidance

Meditation is a powerful practice that helps us get in touch with our intuitive guidance. You could call this your higher-wisdom, divine intelligence – it’s your inner-compass that keeps you inwardly aligned. You can tap into this guidance through intention or prayer. When you’re centered and calm, you have greater access to the inner-knowing of

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How Meditation Helps With Emotional Reactions to Negativity

One of the most important aspects of meditation is the development of constant self-awareness from a calm and collected standpoint. It is easy to forget the here and the now, and allow our minds to wander and entertain negative thoughts. When we’re triggered from external events, we contract inside. We fight, defend, justify, argue and

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How to Combine Meditation with Any Health Practice

Meditation perfectly complements an array of health practices, meetings, and yoga sessions. Whether it’s for a tense work environment, or an individual with his or her own spiritual practice every morning or night, meditation can serve and enhance any situation. Meditation promotes health and reduces stress, but it also offers so much more than maintaining

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How Can Meditation Help With Feelings of “Not Enough?”

Everyone has that feeling of “not enough” money, resources, sleep, and energy throughout a typical day. Perhaps you feel that who you are is not enough. We may feel that in order to be “enough,” we have to do more, create more, be more. We buy into a way of living that thwarts us out

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5 Ways Meditation Improves the Quality of Your Life

If you had two hours to watch a movie, would you want to see it on an old TV or a new high-definition TV with surround sound? Obviously you’d choose the HD TV. Just as technology can enhance our experience, so can the practice of meditation. From improving our senses, our intuition, our creativity, meditation

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A Meditation Technique to Shift Unwanted Thoughts

Our thoughts can cause us undue suffering. Have you ever stopped to consider how many of them are actually true? If you find your thoughts are too loudly in the foreground, overly negative, or incredibly unproductive, you can try this simple meditation technique. This approach takes about 2-3 seconds and is gleaned from metta meditation,

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Meditation as a Practice of Self-Love

We tend to look for energy, look for love, and look for compassion outside of ourselves. The source of true love and true joy, however, resides inside all of us. It is completely accessible and always present for us to tap into. Too often it’s easy to blame external factors and get caught up in

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How to Apply Meditation to Your Daily Commute

I love long road trips. I’ve come to fall in love with them. But before I started journeying in my prius cross country, I used to hate driving for long periods of time. It wasn’t until I started driving out of necessity, that I began to truly enjoy the solitary time alone in my car

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The Benefit of Practicing Awareness Meditation

Do you find yourself completely consumed with erratic, non-productive thoughts? Is your endless stream of worry and rapid-fire stress keeping you from achieving a sustainable, serene, mindset? Awareness Meditation was developed to help individuals slowly and calmly process thoughts through a state of complete and unadulterated awareness. Awareness Meditation helps individuals expand their understanding of

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Meditating with Intention

What do you really want? Many people don’t give themselves full permission to harness and own their true desires. Whether it’s fear of selfishness or egoism in pursuit of their innate passions, we tend to push our own pristine vision of what we truly want out of the way. Meditation is key for identifying, contemplating,

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How To Meditate At Work

Is it possible to meditate while you work? Is it possible to relax while you work? Yes and yes! Guided Meditation Video So how would you approach the practice of meditation towards work? In the following video, I share a few tips and tools on how to invoke a meditative state while you work. What

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How to Inspire Daily Meditation Practice

If you want to have a consistent practice, it’s important to create a meditation practice that inspires you to meditate every day. Each person is unique. To give one practice to everyone and expect it to work for them long-term seems impractical. The majority of folks cannot sit in cross-legged position on the floor. Many

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Slow Down With Meditation

Life today moves at a faster and faster pace. The rhythm at which we move, engage, and receive information can throw off our own internal sense of rhythm. We might find ourselves feeling caught up in the whirlwind of busyness, unable to slow down and catch up with ourselves. When we’re moving quickly, we might

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Meditation for Everyday Life

One of the things I often hear is, “I’m too busy to meditate!  I have to do my taxes, housework, and everyday responsibilities!”  Meditation for Daily Life What can you do instead?  Meditate while you do.  Here’s a 10 minute video guide on how you can meditate while you do anything, even washing your dishes! Learning

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When You Can’t Meditate

Meditation isn’t for everyone.  Many people are attracted to the idea of meditation, but inwardly cringe at the thought of sitting still for 5 to 10 minutes at a time.  Yet many people realize the need to quiet their mind. When I learned yoga in India, my teacher told me that people should learn relaxation

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Meditation for Tech Addiction

You’ve probably never heard someone say, “I just spent an hour on Facebook.  I feel great!!” It’s more like a conversation in your head, “I just spent an hour on Facebook,” coupled with an empty feeling of having achieved absolutely nothing.  Yet, you have to wonder why we spend hours on end in front of

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Start A Meditation Practice In 10 Breaths

If you’ve ever wanted to start meditation, but didn’t know where to begin, here’s a short video to get you started.  It can begin as simply as 10 breaths.  People come to meditation for a myriad of reasons.  The benefits are limitless and sometimes unexpected.  Whether you’re coming to meditation for inner peace or to

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Meditation for Peace

Today I logged into a free online meditation series that I’m hosting and NO ONE showed up. This is something I’ve been excited about so you can imagine the first sting of disappointment I felt.. but ironically enough, today’s meditation was about “unconditional peace,” experiencing peace no matter what. So I went along my merry

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Mindfulness Tools for Tech Addiction

Do you check FaceBook when you first wake up in the morning? Are you tempted to text while you drive? If so, you’re not alone. We all get unreasonable urges to check our smartphone! Since technology is socially acceptable, it’s easy to overuse it. Most people do not consider tech addiction as seriously as they

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Mindfulness & Technology

7 Ways To Practice Mindfulness in the Technology Age I think we’ve all experienced that awkward moment, when you’re speaking to someone – and the cell phone rings.  For a moment one person glances at their phone, while the other wonders if they’re about to be trumped by a phone call.  No one likes being

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Intro To Meditation

Did you make a new year’s resolution to start meditating?  Are you wondering how to start? Learning how to center yourself and slow down the mind is an invaluable aspect of health. Meditation is an excellent tool for learning how to be present. There are many benefits to learning how to meditate: It helps to

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Take A Deep Breath

There have been a few seconds I have experienced deep bliss in my life.  In 2005, while I was living in an ashram in the south of India, we had practiced a full hour of intense breathing techniques, and I nearly collapsed and lost consciousness.  Shortly after, I felt completely blissful and at one with

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