5 Meditation Blogs
It seems like we can’t go anywhere on the Internet these days without running into a story about the benefits of meditation. And it’s 100% true—studies show that meditation can decrease stress, increase focus, and even provide relief for suffers of chronic pain and illness. But the fact remains that meditation isn’t easy, especially for those of us who struggle to turn off the mental chatter and the buzz of thoughts of work, bills, family, and all the other stresses of modern day life.
That buzzing is exactly why we need meditation now more than ever. With our busy lives and the often welcome (yet unfulfilling) distractions technology provides, it’s important to make time to simply sit with your thoughts.
These 10 meditation blogs will inspire you to break out your cushion and make meditation part of your daily routine. You just might find that meditation is exactly what was missing from your yoga practice!
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If you’re brand new to meditation, this is a great place to start. This blog addresses the struggles newbies face and provides tips and tricks to make it easier to keep practicing meditation, even when it’s hard. This whole website is a great resource for meditators. You can even download a mini-course on how to get started meditating, and the best part is, it’s totally free![/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.4.5″ type=”1_2″][et_pb_image src=”http://zengrooves.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/1.png” _builder_version=”4.4.5″ title_text=”1″ align=”center” hover_enabled=”0″][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.5″ column_structure=”1_2,1_2″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.4.5″ type=”1_2″][et_pb_image src=”http://zengrooves.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Capture.png” _builder_version=”4.4.5″ title_text=”Capture” align=”center” hover_enabled=”0″ force_fullwidth=”on”][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.4.5″ type=”1_2″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.5″ link_option_url=”http://meditation.com/” hover_enabled=”0″]
Meditation.com’s mission is to create connections between teachers, students, and writers in the meditation community. Whether you’re new to the practice of meditation or looking for resources to deepen your practice, this site has something for you. Check out their recurring “What We’re Reading” feature for excellent, spiritually focused book recommendations!
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As Wildmind’s founder writes on this blog, meditation is as much about simply noticing how chaotic the mind can be as it is about cultivating mental stillness—which is where the name “WildMind” comes from. Their guided meditations and essays from meditation experts will help you get in touch your own wild mind.
4. The Wheel Blog by Shambhala Publications
As one of the biggest publishers of Buddhist literature, you would expect the Shambhala blog to have great content—and they do not disappoint. In addition to their poignant Daily Wisdom posts, they also frequently post essays from big name author who publish with Shambhala, including my personal favorite Buddhist writer, Pema Chodron.
Mindful.org is the online branch of Mindful Magazine, and their website is brimming with fantastic articles about how to bring the benefits of mindfulness to everyday life. They host several blogs on their website, and their bloggers write about everything from mental health issues, to leadership, to education, all through the lens of mindfulness meditation.