So Hum: Contemplation Meditation

  This contemplation meditation is an opportunity to focus "thinking mind" on the mystery of being. The yogic mantra "so hum" is not only a reflection of the sound of the breath but also carries a contemplative meaning: "I am that" (so = "I am" and hum = "that")....

Cultivate a Metta Mind: Lovingkindness Meditation

  Lovingkindness meditation (metta) challenges us to send love and compassion to the difficult people in our lives, —including ourselves. Lovingkindness, listed ninth in the traditional list of the 10 Perfections of the Heart (also known as the paramitas) is described as the heart fully awake...

Feeling Stuck? Try Self-Inquiry for Resistance

  When you notice yourself feeling constricted, or stagnant, or stuck—all words to describe the same phenomenon—ask yourself what you are resisting. When you notice yourself feeling constricted, or stagnant, or stuck—all words to describe the same phenomenon—ask yourself what you are resisting. You'll probably know...

A Meditation Journey with Bridget Woods Kramer

https://youtu.be/Tu-qZugHXfc A Meditation Journey with Bridget Woods Kramer Learn from An Expert: Bridget Woods Kramer    This beautiful guided meditation by Bridget Woods Kramer was filmed on the cliff tops of Cornwall, England. Kramer provides detailed instructions on how to prepare for a meditation session. She walks you through the steps...

Try Eraser Visualization to Clear Your Mind

Here’s a simple way to clear your mind, and help you become more centered and mindful. Our brains are constantly receiving images from external input. And we also produce internal images that can be interpreted by our minds just as clearly as outside influences. Take a quick...

Let the Music Move You: Types of Meditation Music

It’s not surprising there are nearly as many types of meditation music used for the journey as there are meditation techniques. The point of meditation is to go to that place of stillness and silence within – and sometimes a little music can help you get there. In...

Communicating with your Subconscious Mind

Communicate with your subconscious mind, your higher self, spirit guides, higher power, etc. with this visualization exercise. You may adapt it to fit into your current belief system. It is brought to us by personal development coach, Steve Pavlina. Go To Your Room Wouldn’t it be great...

2 Ways to Meditate Anytime, Anywhere

You may meditate regularly and have found the profound benefits of relaxation and stress reduction associated with meditation practice. But there might be times when stress still gets the best of you and you just wish you could get back to your cushion to...

Visualization: How to Ground & Center

Some people seem to have a stability or peace to them that keeps them from getting out of control, or carried away. There are a variety of ways to reach that state, and this is one of them. “Grounding and centering” is a visualization and meditation...

Who Am I? The Key to Discovering Your Deepest Sense of Self

You’ve probably heard about the common benefits of meditation, like gaining clarity, reducing stress, or calming an agitated mind.  But throughout history, spiritual practitioners, both East and West, have also practiced meditation for another reason: awakening to one’s deepest sense of self. Your Deepest Sense...