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Ultimate Guide to Candle Gazing Meditation (Trataka)

It’s hard to let-go sometimes, in the haze of life problems. Candle Gazing Meditation, or trataka, is a form of hatha yoga and aids in spiritual awakening. A trataka is one of the size purification methods, otherwise known as shatkarmas, of hatha yoga. As the name comes from the Sanskrit word meaning “to gaze,” this practice isn’t performed with eyes closed. Instead, this open-eyes meditation is...

Can You Meditate Lying Down?

This is something I get asked quite often and it’s also something I wondered about quite a bit when I first started out. Now we know that meditation in it’s most pure form is just being present with ourselves and nothing else around to distract us. When you think of it like this then of course you can meditate lying down because the position you are in doesn’t affect your...

Top 9 Benefits of Using Vanilla Essential Oil In Your Daily Life

There are so many great benefits of vanilla essential oil but unfortunately most people will only associate the essential oil of vanilla with its flavoring capabilities, whereby it’s used as a flavoring agent on beverages, particular organic foods, pharmaceutical industries, and in a host of culinary endeavors. However, it also has extensive benefits when used for healing and meditation...

Is Meditating After Eating A Bad Idea?

Just the other day I decided to meditate after having a big breakfast because I thought it would be a great way to relax while I digest my meal but that’s not exactly how it turned out. I decided to do some research after my bad experience and here’s what I found on why it’s such a bad idea to meditate after eating. After eating a meal we have to digest food which takes a lot of...

Guide To Using Tibetan Singing Bowls For Meditation

Just the other day I became fascinated with learning how to use a singing bowl for meditation as it looks so peaceful and relaxing, here’s what I found during my research. How to use Tibetan singing bowls for meditation? There are two different ways you can use a Tibetan singing bowl to produce soothing sounds for meditation. The first way is to firmly strike the bowl which will create a...

Intention Candles and Their Affirmation Magic

Intention candles are a great way to fragrance a room and bring positive energy into your home. They are similar to regular scented candles except each one is designed with a specific purpose in mind. Some of the candle intentions are: Positivity Motivation Healing Protection Relaxation Clarity Focus The intention candles help you to focus on what you want and help to bring inspiration and...

Best Scented Meditation Candles For Relaxation & Stress Relief

You meditate because you want to help clear your mind and increase focus. Something you can do to help this process is called candle meditation which is simply where you can either Have your eyes open and stare at the candle flame or; Light a candle with specific scents and fragrances that help you relax and achieve a state of zen. We like to use a great non-toxic, natural soy wax candle along...

How Do Backflow Incense Burners Work?

I absolutely love using backflow incense burners as they look incredible and offer the same amazing scents you can get from burning regular incense. How does a backflow incense burner work? The backflow burner uses a small backflow incense cone has a tiny hole drilled through it that allows the smoke to flow down the burner to create a beautiful visual effect. Different types of incense cones...

Top 12 Benefits of Meditating for Just 5 Minutes per Day

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If there’s one thing that’s common to us humans, it’s the overwhelming desire to find happiness and contentment out of life. Be it a crying child, a responsible family person, or a teenager battling insecurities, we all look for that one thing that offers us comfort. Trinlay Rinpoche, scholar, and meditator, once said real happiness comes to us when we have clarity of thought. The pleasures of...

Buckwheat Meditation Cushions – Our Top 3 Picks

This article will compare the different varieties of buckwheat meditation cushions so that you can choose the perfect one for you. While zafu cushions are amazing for meditation, sometimes you might need something that offers a little more support. If you have back problems a quality meditation chair or bench might be a better idea for you. 1. Peaceful Zafu Buckwheat Meditation Pillow The Zafu...

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