Loving-kindness meditation can be brought in to support the practice of ‘bare attention’ to help keep the mind open and sweet. It provides the essential balance to support your insight meditation practice.
It is a fact of life that many people are troubled by difficult emotional states in the pressured societies we live in, but do little in terms of developing skills to deal with them. Yet even when the mind goes sour it is within most people’s capacity to arouse positive feelings to sweeten it. Loving-kindness is a meditation practice taught by the Buddha to develop the mental habit of selfless or altruistic love. In the Dhammapada can be found the saying: “Hatred cannot coexist with loving-kindness, and dissipates if supplanted with thoughts based on loving-kindness.”
We published an article on Loving Kindness meditation and the practical benefits of a routine practice on our sister website I Ching Guidance. Click on the button below to read this short article.
#20x20meditationchallenge is here❗️Check out our post on 1/7 for more details on how to join and win some Gaiam gear + check out our live stories for guided meditations.
#20x20meditationchallenge is here!
Excited to join and kick off the new year by joining this group of amazing Gaiam yogis on a New Year meditation challenge! The goal is to meditate for 20 minutes for 20 consecutive days! This is the best way to create a habit! We are kicking it off this Wednesday 9th with a live meditation at
The Benefits of Daily meditation
There is a certain mythology that seems to have attached itself to the practice of meditation. There are also a few myths that keep people from enjoying this ancient and life-enhancing daily ritual. Watkins will debunk the 5 most common myths and show you how you can benefit from very simple meditation in just 10 minutes a day. Light Watkins is one of the world’s leading experts in meditation and creator of The Inner Gym book series. He has taught meditation in several countries, festivals, corporations, community centers and schools. His diverse list of clients include everyone from Oscar-nominated actors to stand-up comedians, dentists and lawyers. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community
Rattan Meditation Chair
Focus on deep thoughts with ease in our best selling, new and improved, meditation chair. This chair now offers a taller back, a more generous seat, and a twice-as-thick cushion. Sit longer and more comfortably on an eco-friendly rattan base and cushion filled with sustainable kapok.
Tall back for ergonomic support
Designed to sit cross-legged
Machine washable cover
Made in Indonesia
Measurements: 34″W x 25.5″D x 19.5″H; 28lbs. Seat height is 8″.
Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
Material: Earth-friendly rattan base. Natural cotton cushion filled with sustainable kapok.
Gaiam Elevation Meditation Chair
At just 10 pounds, our Elevation Meditation Chair is our newest lightweight way to build proper meditation posture at home or on a retreat. The chair’s design—the result of years of research—lets you meditate comfortably for almost any length of time. A touch of low-back support built into the bentwood bamboo-and-rattan frame encourages upright sitting without impeding free movement of spinal energy. And the curved, cushioned shape for your seat and feet supports you in a cross-legged position, relieving weight on your ankles to prevent your legs from falling asleep.
Manufactured in Bali
Made of all-natural bentwood bamboo and rattan
100% cotton covers remove for washing
Soft, organic cushion filling from tropical kapok trees
Provides light back support and unique leg support
10-pound weight for easy mobility
12″ seat height, 19″ seat depth
Includes one-year warranty for materials, workmanship
Measurements: 29″W x 25″D x 22″H. 12″ seat height off the ground, 19″ seat depth from the front of the chair to the backrest.
Materials: All-natural bentwood bamboo and rattan. 100% cotton cover.
Weight Capacity: 300 lbs