Should You Meditate While Lying Down? Here’s The Scoop

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If you take nothing else from this post, trust that it’s 100% okay to meditate while lying down.

And if that’s the only way you feel calm enough to meditate, you’re far better off lying down than giving up on meditation entirely. 

True, it has its downsides.

But, for many of us, so does the lotus position (even the half-lotus).

And while sitting up is generally the most popular position for meditation, it’s not the only one with both short-term and long-term benefits

Read on to see why. 

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When Is The Best Time To Meditate?

Do you want to become a regular meditator but don’t know the ideal time of day for your practice?

As long as you can spare a few minutes a day, you can maintain a daily meditation habit.

You’ll need to attach your practice to a daily trigger to cue you to meditate.

A trigger is an established habit like brushing your teeth in the morning or changing clothes at the end of the work day.

But how do you decide on a good time to meditate that fits with your trigger and your current routines?

Meditation during different times of the day have different benefits.

Let’s take a look so you can discover what works best for you.

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39 Of The Most Uplifting Meditation Quotes

Every day you read about something that’s supposed to change your life.

A new diet.

A revolutionary exercise program.

A killer productivity tool.

As soon as you adopt this latest new thing, another one comes along that undermines the one you’re focused on.

You’re doing it wrong. It’s outdated. The research was faulty. And you’re left frustrated and wondering what information you can trust.

Fortunately, there’s one positive habit that has stood the test of time — not just for a few years but for millenniums.

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15 Of The Best Guided Meditation Videos

I have always found meditation to be the most effective method of stress relief.

It’s great because you can practice it anywhere, anyone can do it, and it doesn’t involve prescription drugs with possibly unpleasant side effects.

While I love to meditate on my own, I have found that guided meditation videos are a great way to let go and relax into my meditation time.

Like most meditators, I find it difficult to keep my mind from wandering when I am meditating on my own.

When I use guided meditation videos, I can remain more attentive and engaged, while completely focusing on the words and sounds from the video.

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The 10 Best Meditation Practices To Overcome Anxiety And Bask in Inner Peace

Does it feel like we’re living in the age of anxiety?

It seems our lives are more demanding, stressful, and distracting than ever before.

The constant barrage of information flooding our digital devices, coupled with our on-going responsibilities and obligations as professionals, parents, and students can wreak havoc on our peace of mind.

Are you feeling it in your own life?

Do you ever wish there was a button you could push to escape the madness and find your center?

One of the best things you can do to improve your mental health and reclaim inner peace is to practice meditation.

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14 Best Meditation Books For A Mindful Life

The Best Meditation Books

What if you could lower your blood pressure, give your immune system a much-needed boost, and reduce the stress you constantly feel, without taking medication?

And what if you could lower your anxiety level, boost your self-confidence, and improve your focus and memory without going to a doctor or a series of doctors to identify the cause?

Impossible, you say? No way you yell? Au contraire mon frère.

There is a great way to pull yourself out of the blues, relieve your pain, and manage your emotions naturally. And you don’t need to do anything but be present in the moment.

Being present in the moment might sound easy, but our distracted and busy minds make it much harder than it appears. Trying to wrangle in your thoughts so you can find peace in the here and now is like trying to tame fleas.

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The Mind-Blowing Power Of Visualization Meditation

What do star soccer player Carli Lloyd, actor Jim Carey, Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey, gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn and award-winning TV and movie star Will Smith have in common?

Well, the commonality between these successful people has many names. Some people call it “the power of positive thinking.”

Other people like to say these people have an incredible sense of focus, or they pray to get the results they expect.

However you want to describe the abilities, these people are able to reach new heights, achieve incredible things, and bask in celebrity status.

But even though these and thousands of other people seem superhuman in their achievements, they are still like all of us in many ways.

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How To Practice A Centering Meditation To Overcome Overwhelm

Yesterday my head spun off, whirling away in a maelstrom of mental exhaustion and overwhelm.

It had had enough of my internal angst, so it disengaged and rolled into the corner in protest. It’s now patiently waiting for me to place it back on my shoulders and treat it more kindly. Give it some breathing room. Stop tormenting it.

Of course my head is still attached, but it certainly felt like it was spinning off. It felt like all of the coils and springs had popped out like a cartoon character who has finally reached the end of its tether.

After a stressful weekend driving through a snowstorm, dealing with some family drama, and replaying my worries and frustrations over and over in my mind, my mental state was scattered and frazzled to say the least.

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