Understanding your pain during meditation

Interesting enough, some pain in meditation is actually what brings us personal development.
Some discomfort in the body, in the mind, is part of the practice. Something to undergo, and when able to do so in meditation, we will be more resilient in life. We learn to distance ourselves from discomfort, understanding it is not who we áre.
Still, discomfort, how beneficial it may be, can also distract you from growth, when the pain is unnecessary. Some of the discomfort can be dissolved easily, bringing you into deeper meditation, giving you more benefits from your practice. Some discomfort can be even unhealthy for the body.

Here are a few pains you might encounter that are worth looking at. Continue Reading →

Emotions during your meditation

Meditation brings you close to yourself, it takes a little courage, the encounter with yourself is not always comfortable and can even be very emotional.
Emotions that have been around for a long time are waiting for you, many people find it hard to seek silence. The confrontation with yourself is one for the brave among us.
It is therefore one of the reasons that people stop meditating. After all, you start meditation for growth, improvement and relaxation in your life. As soon as emotions come your way, which you didn’t expect and also bring you out of balance, you can get confused and wonder if meditation is really your thing.

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How high should my meditation cushion be?

meditation cushion height
The height of your meditation cushion can be a serious subject to consider, when purchasing your cushion. When your body isn’t properly supported, your posture can be misaligned causing all kinds of aches and discomfort.
A meditation cushion is designed to support you during your meditation sessions. Although you can meditate wherever you want, whenever you want, a well fitting meditation cushion holds your body in alignment, will bring you comfort and helps you to get the best out of your meditation practice.

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New to meditation? This is what you need to know!

Of course you know that meditation can have many benefits for you, you have read a lot about it, got a piece of it during yoga class, and science is now more and more in agreement on it. With meditation you find more peace, relaxation, your brain stays healthy and you become smarter!
You want these great benefits too!

And then you get stuck, with the large range of techniques you lose overview completely. What is meditation and which technique is the right one? Relax! Meditation isn’t that difficult, keep it close to who you are! Continue Reading →

5x small businesses to shop for Mother’s Day!

With Mother’s Day ahead for the UK and Europe and the US soon to follow, let’s bring some attention to small business, when it comes to awesome gifts?! It might not be something you thought about yet, but the thing I have learned, when it comes to Mother’s Day, is … this is thé moment to start searching for that one unique gift for her.!

So early? Yes, at least, if you like that special handmade gift, that’s really soul infused and will leave her in awe.  No stress, still the best gift for the sweetest of the sweetest!

I collected for you the loveliest addresses, mom entrepeneurs, small businesses and mindfull collections.

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Why visualization and meditation just aren’t the same

First and foremost … It’s superb. Both techniques are great, very good for body and soul and you’ll be reborn after the battle, at least struggle … Just kidding.. Well, for some it can be a struggle, but in general a moment for yourself is experienced as very welcome.

I often hear that people have signed up for a meditation course, but when I ask further, they will participate in mindfulness or guided visualisations. Meditation is not the same as visualization. They are two different techniques that actually make the body and mind react differently.

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The benefits of a lavender eye pillow

The benefits of an eye pillow
You have heard me raving about the lavender eye pillows by now, if you are a follower.. And of course I think you can imagine yourself what it all can do for you. But still, I think there’s more to meet the eye with these little healing pillows that aren’t so obvious and I’d like to go into detail today.
So what is an eye pillow?

An eye pillow is actually a little pillow filled with materials to place on your eyes and forehead. It helps to relax the eyes, make it dark for a little while.

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