5 Easy Ways to Stop Unwanted Thoughts in Meditation in 5 Minutes or Less

A person with short hair and dangling earrings sits with eyes closed, thumb to forehead, fingers point upwards.The background appears to be a bedroom with white walls and soft sconce lighting.

When many people first begin a meditation practice, the biggest questions often circle around the logistics. How can I create a space of time to make a meditation practice? Do I have to do it every day? How long every day? How can I make it a regular habit? Will I be able to do it? These are all valid questions, and answering them becomes a highly individual experience. But there’s a bigger, more long-lasting challenge to growing your meditation practice. Nearly everyone grapples with this, not only in the early days of creating a practice but often during every…

8 Common Meditation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them, Part 2

A young man is seated, fingers interlaced in front of his face as if to meditate. His eyes are open and he seems caught in thought. There are cardboard boxes in the background.

In Part 1 of this 2-part series, we explored 4 of the 8 most common mistakes people feel they make in their meditation practice. In this second half, we’ll look at 4 more common mistakes and how to fix them or avoid them all together. Plus, be sure to read to the end to discover the secret bonus mistake that’s super common yet can be fixed in less than 30 seconds. Yeah, less than 30 seconds!  Okay, onto the next common misstep people make in meditation. 5. Meditating at the Wrong Time Finding time to meditate, let alone the best…

8 Common Meditation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them, Part 1

A young woman with long brown hair is seated outdoors at a peaceful riverbank, her hands folded as if to meditate, but her brow is furrowed.

There are many scientific benefits of meditation, including stress relief, increased self-awareness, and even a longer lifespan! However, without the proper meditation techniques, you may not be able to receive all of these benefits as you meditate. In part 1 of this 2-part series, get ready for a deep dive into just 4 common meditation mistakes and specific suggestions for how you can avoid them. 1. Holding onto Your Thoughts Meditation is a practice that allows you to clear your mind. Or, perhaps better said, it can allow you to allow your mind to clear.  Often, the chatty mind seems…

7 Important Meditation Tips for Beginners Plus a Free Visualization for Everyone

Are you looking to start meditating? If so, would you like some useful meditation tips to get the most from it?  Some of the earliest records of meditating stretch back to 3500 BC. Many human civilizations have realized the benefits of meditation for several millenniums. Although historically the practice was more popular in the East. But in recent years, it has seen a major increase in participation by Westerners. Not only have celebrities raved about it, but massive corporations have encouraged it in the workplace. This is due to its major benefits including, stress relief and better mental well-being. Plus,…

Practice Makes Imperfect in Meditation and I’m Okay with That

Practice has been given a bit of a bum rap. Whether it’s sports of some kind, one of the arts, or any other discipline of the mind or body, we often expect the impossible out of practice. That is, we expect to be made perfect at the pursuit. Or at least some aspect of the pursuit. And then we take it as a personal failure when that doesn’t happen. Does this sound familiar to you in your meditation practice? If so, would you like to change that? There is another way of looking at perfection and imperfection – in meditation…