The Honest Guys Meditation

Honest Guys Meditation

Some of our readers asked us about where to find great free YouTube Meditations. We actually found The Honest Guys Meditation series pretty interesting. Started since 2009, these Honest Guys Meditation has a great balance on the variety and quality.

Honest Guys Meditation

So who are ‘The Honest Guys’? They are Rick, Kevin, Sian. The team actually started The Honest Guy’s YouTube Channel quite some years ago, originally intended to be a channel for giving honest opinions and reviews on different self-improvement practices, systems, and methods. And then, the YouTube Channel evolves into focusing on giving free great quality free guided meditation contents with the aim of helping their audiences.

The Honest Guys Meditation is about making meditation extremely easy and approachable. In their words, meditation is not about sitting on the floor all day or associated with the ‘woo-woo’ stereotype.

We definitely agree with them. Meditation, at the most basic level, is about allowing the body to enter the deep state of relaxation, and allowing the mind to enter the deep state of presence and focus.

These Honest Guys Meditation videos cover a large variety of topics, mainly includes total relaxation, reducing stress, sleep, and affirmations.  These meditation videos come in great relaxing music and guided English voices, with duration vary , from 8 min to 4 hours. Their main mission is to help everyone.

One of our favorite Honest Guys Meditations is the Chakra Balancing Meditation – which is a 30 min refreshing and re-balancing meditation.

Here is The Honest Guys Meditation Youtube Channel

They also have albums in iTunes.

Really grateful and thankful for the good-hearted Honest Guys. Please do support them.

Mindful Food That Makes You Better

Mindful Food Meditation

Mindful Food Meditation

You are what you eat. We all went through these experience: Sometimes our body and mind feels very heavy and tired even after a ‘good’ meal of heavy food, and sometimes our body and mind feels very delighted and uplifting after certain meal of mindful food.

To keep your mind and body healthy and energetic, we really have to pay attention to the diet, as food directly impact our mindfulness and vibration energy. The habit of eating Mindful Food is a very important source of good vibrational energy, which transcends our life into much better shape.

Here are the top high vibration mind food that will definitely make you feel better, more awaken, and more focused:

Organic fruits and berries

Fresh Organic Fruits – Fresh organic fruits are a very awesome category of mind food, as it contains lots of energy from the sun and surroundings. The best time to eat the fruits is when these fruit are ripped and fresh from the plant. Among all fruits, the red and purple berries have the highest vibration energy. Also the awesome level of antioxidants in the berries and fruits help to keep your body young and healthy

Kale mindful food

Vegetables: Among all vegetables, Kale, Lettuce, Rocket leaf, Sprouts, Beans, and Olives are the ones with the top vibration energy. Again, make sure you pick and eat the organic ones, as this mindful food and vegetable contain an awesome amount of energy from the sun and field.

Mindful snack

Raw Seeds and Nuts : Almond, Sunflower seeds, Hazelnuts are among the best seeds which serve as mindful food. These seeds are high in protein and omega-3s that your body and brain needs for daily functioning. Raw seeds and nuts are actually the perfect snacks between meals

delicious Algae

Algae: The algae (or seaweed), especially the blue /blue-green ones have very high vibration . They are very mineral rich and at the same time contains rich omega-3 fatty acid.

Organic Honey

Maple Syrup or Raw Honey: Instead of consuming processed sugar, we should consume the natural sweetener including maple syrup, honey or agave. These natural sweetener can reduce your body sugar crave, which is usually caused by processed sugar

Start having the above mindful food, and you will see the transformation of your vibration energy level, meditation, and body.

These Successful People Meditate Everyday

Hugh Jackman meditation

In an earlier article, we talked about the benefits of meditation. A lot of people asked us: Are these benefit proven? Well, don’t take it from us, just look at the successful people. These successful people meditate everyday:

Steve Jobs Meditation

Steve Jobs – successful people meditate everyday:

Steve Jobs actually went on long meditation retreats to Tassajara, the first Zen monastery in US. Jobs meditate everyday, and meditation empowers Jobs with laser focus, crystal vision on product, and tranquility.

Steve Jobs’ quote on meditation:

If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is.

If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things — that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more.

Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before.

Marc Benioff Meditation

Marc Benioff – successful people meditate everyday:

Marc Benioff is the legendary founder and CEO of Salesforce, an USD 10 Billion annual revenue company. Meditation is his secret mental weapon in keeping him focused and grounded everyday. Marc actually embraces the meditation culture so deep in his company that now every floor in the new Salesforce HQ tower includes a ‘mindfulness zone’, where Salesforce’s employees can meditate in these dedicated zones.

russell simmons meditation

Russell Simmons – successful people meditate everyday:

Russell Simmons is the world’s famous music produce and  co-founder of the most successful hip-hop music label in the history: Def Jam Recordings. Actually both founders of Def Jam Recordings: Russel Simmons and Rick Rubin are wildly successful and famous for their daily meditation practice. Russel literally said that meditation can reintroduce you to the part that’s been missing. In fact, Russell wrote a book about meditation called ‘Success Through Stillness‘, dedicated in bring people success via meditation

Lebron James Meditation

Lebron James – successful people meditate everyday:

Three times NBA Champions and four times NBA Most Valuable Player, Lebron James is an amazingly calm person. Lebron is definitely one of the very successful NBA athletes who meditate everyday. During the 2012 NBA playoffs, Lebron even meditated publicly on camera at the basketball court during timeout to re-focus. In addition to Lebron, other famous NBA players including Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and others also meditate.

Hugh Jackman meditation

Hugh Jackman – successful people meditate everyday:

Hugh Jackman, the world famous actor who is well known for his long running role as Wolverine, X-Men, Les Miserable, and Australia. Hugh also earned multiple Academy Award nomination, Tony Award, and Golden Globe Award. Hugh practices meditation everyday; he also revealed that meditation helped him on relieving from nervousness and keeping him focus and calm.  “In meditation, I can let go of everything. I’m not Hugh Jackman. I’m not a dad. I’m not a husband. I’m just dipping into that power source that create everything. I take a little bath in it. “

 

 

Which Meditation App is the best?

best meditation apps

Which Meditation App is the best?

For those who want to learn more on practicing mindfulness and meditation, meditation app can be an easy way to get started. Like having a mind personal trainer on your phone, the meditation app can be an easy way to establish the meditation habit and make it fun.

To use a meditation app or not is a very personal decision. Also, different meditation apps have different pros and cons. Choosing the most suitable meditation app is a journey; different meditation apps work for different people.

Here is the list of popular meditation apps that are interesting:

Headspace meditation app review

Headspace

Headspace is a guided meditation program which features an everyday 10-minute guided meditation session. The app comes with a free 10 lesson level one pack. If you want to continue after that, there is a monthly or yearly subscription plan which unlock further levels and focuses.

What’s special about Headspace: Very simple and easy to use and follow. The meditation and step-by-step progress tracking are quite suitable for beginners

Oprah meditation app review

Oprah Meditation App (21-DAY Meditation Experience with Oprah and Deepak Chopra)

This is the Oprah Meditation app, which features free 20 minutes sections of mindfulness insights. It’s almost like a mini class into Oprah and Deepak’s take into mindfulness. “The energy of attraction is about much more than getting the things you want. It’s about aligning in order to get the things you want,” said Winfrey,

What’s special about the Oprah Meditation App: It’s very much like a mini radio program, Oprah Winfrey style.

buddhify mindfulness app review

Buddhify

Buddhify is about incorporate meditation and mindfulness into your daily life. It features a big spinning wheel in the app that covers meditations for the moments all the way from Waking Up, Eating, Commuting, Feeling Stressed, Work Break, to Before Sleep. This app is USD 4.99 for iphone and USD 2.99 for Android

What’s special about the Oprah Meditation App: Very situational meditation. This app less about step-by-step, but more about incorporating meditation into different daily situations.

Omvana meditation app review

Omvana

Omvana gives you access to many great sounds, music, and guided session for meditation, you can choose the length of each meditation session which can go up to like an hour, which also include different focuses.

What’s special about the Omvana: This app features a pretty cool background music mixer feature, which let users mix their own meditation music and sounds

Insight Timer Review

Insight Timer

Definitely the popular app among serious meditators. The Insight Timer features a really useful meditation time with the capability of setting multiple intervals to time your meditation. It also provides great background ambient sound and meditation community functionality.

What’s special about Insight Timer: We like the timer functions and meditation community features. It’s handy if you are a regular meditator and already know what you are meditating without the need of much guidance.

Why Meditation? Meditation opens up for life possibilities

Meditate Happiness

Meditation Benefits

Meditation is a mind exercise, which trains our mind to be calmer and more focused. A lot of time many people feel overwhelmed and stressed by their daily life, meditation is the best way to re-charge your mind and body.It’s like re-charging your smartphone everyday, spending 10 minutes to meditate everyday actually makes your mind and life drastically better.

Meditation Focus

Focus

Meditation trains your mind on better attention and focus. Have you ever enjoyed a good movie or concert so much that you are being in-the-moment and not thinking about anything else? Meditation is like that, it empowers your mind to be in the 100% immersive focus state and efficiency not only when you meditate, but also throughout the day.

Meditate Creativity

Creativity

Meditation trains your mind to be more creative. Creativity is the most essential state of mind which generates new ideas for problem solving and improving our lives. We are know and talk about moments of inspirations. Meditation removes mind barriers and let creativity and inspiration flow. You will be amazed on the strong flux of new ideas once you start this new habit.

Meditate Happiness

Happiness

There are multiple scientific studies that shows a direct correlation between constant meditation practice and happiness. Remember people told you to take deep breathes before delivering a big speech? It’s the same mechanism, except meditation is 100 times more powerful. Regular meditating practice drastically reduces our anxiety through weakening our brain’s sensation on fear, anxiety, and worries. Our live become much happier and passionate which drives more positive results.

With all these benefits, we strongly encourage you to meditate everyday. The best way is to craft out 10 minute every morning to do it, like an exercise. It’s like going to a gym or doing morning run, it’s best to do it at the same time everyday to establish a habit.

For 10 minute everyday to get all these positive results, it’s definitely worthy!