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July 18, 2018
finding the eye of the storm - episode 167

EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE #167 What’s this episode about? Meditation and how to calm stress in the short term. Can you tell me more now? Yup. I dive in to the reality of dealing with stress on the fly. Can you meditate and create stress reducing brain changes when you're in the middle of chaos? […]

July 11, 2018
how does meditation reduce stress? - episode 160

EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE #160 What’s this episode about? You've probably heard that meditation can reduce your stress. And, yes! It can! But in what way? And which kind of meditation? And how much do you need to do? Can you tell me more now? In today's podcast, I tackle the answers to these questions […]

July 4, 2018
why should you meditate? - episode 153

EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE #153 What’s this episode about? Today I'm talking about the question "why should you meditate?" -- a question I'll revisit often from various angles including those personal, scientific, anecdotal, and philosophical. Can you tell me more now? Sure thing. Here’s one key bit: There are so many reasons why you "should" […]

June 25, 2018
using mantra in everyday life - episode 147

EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE #147 What’s this episode about? Mantra, where it comes from and what you can use it for. Define that for me. The word mantra means "mind tool" or something that "expands the mind". You can use it to focus the mind in meditation and in everyday life. Can you tell me […]

June 18, 2018
how meditation is like morning - episode 145

EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE 145 What’s this episode about? How meditation is like morning. Plus how to practice a chakra kriya. What's "chakra kriya"? A specific meditation practice. I describe the steps of the technique in the episode. Can you tell me more now? Okey dokey! Here’s one key bit: The practice references the 7 […]

June 11, 2018
bring a little sat yam into your day - episode 142

EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE 142 What’s this episode about? The "sat yam" of sat yam kriya. What’s sat yam kriya again? A specific meditation practice. I describe the steps of the technique in the episode. Can you tell me more now? Okey dokey! Here’s one key bit: The practice uses the mantra "sat yam". And […]

April 10, 2018
What's this ISHTA meditation thing you do every day?

Let's talk about ISHTA meditation ISHTA Yoga is a tantric yoga school. ISHTA Meditation teaches kriya techniques. "Kriyas" move energy or awareness (probably both) through the subtle body, i.e. channels and centers of energy flow. They are powerful techniques that create strong shifts in consciousness. As far as I know, there are no studies that […]

February 5, 2018
do I need to prepare for meditation?

Just getting started with meditation? Check out my Everyday Meditation Comfort Guide for a bit of a introduction.   Today's Meditation Q: do I need to prepare for meditation? 5 min Q+A: do I need to prepare for meditation? and 5 min guided + un-guided breath observation music by hooksounds posted February 5, 2018

January 29, 2018
how do I get started with meditation?

Just getting started with meditation? Check out my Everyday Meditation Comfort Guide for a bit of a introduction.   Today's Meditation Q: How do I get started with meditation? Meditation Q #7 How do I get started with meditation? and 5 min guided + un-guided breath observation   Daily Practice 35 min guided ISHTA meditation: […]

January 28, 2018
what is meditation good for?

Just getting started with meditation? Check out my Everyday Meditation Comfort Guide for a bit of a introduction.   Today's Meditation Q: what is meditation good for? Mediation Podcast Track #7 5 min Q+A: what is meditation good for? and 5 min guided + un-guided breath observation.   Mediation Podcast Track #8 25 min guided […]

January 27, 2018
can you get better at meditating?

Just getting started with meditation? Check out my Everyday Meditation Comfort Guide for a bit of a introduction.   Today's Meditation Q: can you get better at meditating? music by hooksounds Meditation podcast includes (in order): 5 min Q+A: can you get better at meditating? 5 min breath observation 15 min guided meditation practice Got […]

January 25, 2018
when's the best time to meditate?

Just getting started with meditation? Check out my Everyday Meditation Comfort Guide for a bit of a introduction.   Today's Meditation Q: when's the best time to meditate? music by hooksounds Meditation podcast includes (in order): 5 min Q+A: when's the best time to meditate? 5 min breath observation 15 min guided meditation practice Got […]

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