4 Scientifically Proven Techniques to Amplify Your Meditation Practice

4 Scientifically Proven Techniques to Amplify Your Meditation Practice

Are You Getting What You Want Out Of Your Meditation Practice?

I once told a Zen Philosophy PHD student about my meditation practice. He told me it was cheating. 

According to him “real” meditation means you need to sit for 12 hours each day, for 50 years, in the Himalayas, in complete silence, with your legs crossed, while saying “ohm”, give away all of your worldly possessions, eat nothing but rice and boiled vegetables and drink 35 cups of green tea each day… in order to achieve enlightenment. Or something like that.

In any case, everyone has heard about the importance of mediation and yet very few people are actually making progress in their meditation practice. They learn how to do it and then never improve. It's like the guy who’s been typing with two index fingers for 30 years and never learned how to use both hands on a keyboard. 

If you want to get more out of your meditation practice, this article is for you. 

You'll learn:

  • Why most spiritual teachers have absolutely no idea how to teach meditation. 
  • 4 methods to amplify your meditation practice and take it to the next level (backed by real science).
  • How to meditate like a monk in the Himalayas without leaving your house.
  • One very effective (and expensive) way to teach your brain to monitor itself. 
  • A method you can use each morning to stop your brain from procrastinating. 

How To 10x Your Productivity Before 8am

How To 10x Your Productivity Before 8am

Another day dawns. Typically, it goes something like this…

The alarm sounds on your smartphone. Ugh. You grab it, hit snooze, and… You awake to look at the clock and it’s been well over an hour. “WTF just happened!?” The day is now well underway. The detour has left you scrambling for time and running late for your work, without achieving anything you intended.

A wonderfully unproductive start.

The day then continues on a sidewards course. You still feel half asleep, you’re angry that you didn’t get to eat and exercise like you wanted, and you just can’t seem to get on top of things. It’s like you’re always one step behind...

Does this sound familiar? Sadly, it’s an all too regular occurrence, especially as your workload increases, your commitments heighten, and you try to cram more into each and every day. You seem to have more to do, and less time to do it.

How do you break this destructive cycle? What if there was a way to put yourself on the right foot as soon as the alarm sounds? What if, when you wake up, you’re able to create your most productive day ever and really kickstart your life into gear instead?

Csikszentmihalyi's Flow State Triggers and The Power of Habit

Csikszentmihalyi's Flow State Triggers and The Power of Habit

The first time I saw Laird Hamilton. I knew this guy was a badass. He was jacked, tall, had blond hair, and was a big wave surfer. Hamilton had calm confidence about him that came through even while watching him on TV. For some reason I was really impressed by the guy.

He was like a mutant king from another planet. The things he was doing were so beyond anything I could ever dream of doing. He was achieving the impossible and with ease. His laser like focus, calm presence under chaos, and ability to slow down time were like nothing I had ever seen. It was like he was able to see the codes of the Matrix and knew what was coming before anyone else.

In other words, he had abilities that I would never have.