Tag: meditation tools

  • How To Use Mala Beads

    How To Use Mala Beads

      Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Bahá’í, and now Mindfulness. What do they all have in common? Prayer beads! The most commonly used term for prayer beads, at least when it comes to mindfulness and the recent meditation revival, is “mala beads”. This is a Buddhist term, but has also been adopted by all types […]

  • What Book About Meditation Should Everyone In The World Read?

    What Book About Meditation Should Everyone In The World Read?

    Have you ever read a great meditation book? A book that made you think, “if everyone in the world read this the world would be a better place”. Just imagine everyone learning how to become calmer, more peaceful and happier… … by chanting “OM” in a wiggly lotus position. Or just sitting quietly in a chair. I prefer […]

  • 5 Ways To Make Time For Meditation

    5 Ways To Make Time For Meditation

    Time is the world’s most valuable commodity, they say. Yet we seem to “spend” more and more of it, with very little time left to take care of our own well-being and health. Which is where meditation comes in with it’s ever increasing number of benefits. Meditation can help treat anxiety, depression and adhd, plus help […]

  • The Pebble Meditation Technique

    The Pebble Meditation Technique

    Ever held a pebble in your hand? I bet you have, at least as a child. A child examines everything it comes across. Feel, taste, touch, play! So with that in mind, what better way to introduce children (and everyone else) to meditation than with the help of a pebble.. ..or 4 pebbles! That is exactly what Thich Nhat […]

  • The Bell Of Mindfulness

    The Bell Of Mindfulness

    The sweet sound of ding! Doorbell? No, not ding-dong doorbell, but the ding from a mindfulness bell. Before we talk about the mindfulness bell, let’s remind ourselves of what mindfulness is: “mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness is about allowing […]

  • Zazn Meditation App

    Zazn Meditation App

    Does your meditation timer have guided meditations, adjustable settings and numerous sound effects? I used to simply use the alarm on my smartphone as a meditation timer. It works ok, but the alarm can be a bit startling, and does not have anything extra. Just the alarm sound going off at the set time. It […]

  • 3 Quick Meditation Pillow Facts

    3 Quick Meditation Pillow Facts

    My first encounter with a meditation pillow was in a spiritual shop in Paris where the clerk told me that “this one is very good for levitation”. I tried to keep a serious face, but my friend giggled in disbelief. About a decade later I still haven’t been able to levitate on my pillow. Whether it […]

  • Sex, Drugs and Meditation

    Sex, Drugs and Meditation

    There was a time I never thought I’d make it. The Criminal Investigation Bureau finger printed my apartment and took my sheets away as evidence. I couldn’t remember what had happened and they assumed the worst. What I could remember, and wasn’t going to tell them, was that I had shot up some heroin that […]