Have difficulty meditating? Try this!

Have you attempted and failed at practicing meditation? You are not alone! All of us lead hectic lives and the whole idea of meditating, for the calmness that it is deemed to bring, sounds excellent. However when we sit down, the mind sound can be aggravating, disruptive and totally irritating. Some friends have reported that they have actually stopped meditating since increasing their upset rather than lowering it!

Here is an ancient route for you, practiced by ascetics the world over, it is known as the King of meditations in Sanskrit.

Mahamantra Meditation: Making a sound offers the mind something to concentrate on, so that it is not roaming everywhere. The sound literally muffles all thought! The vibrations of the sound resonate in the body, with the effect of quieting down the mind. This extremely rapidly results in an intense silence within. When you stop the noise, the body/mind/spirit connection as in suspended animation, and quite quiet

Use a location where you will not be disturbed, where you can make noise and not be sidetracked by others or yourself. Sit easily with your back straight either using a chair or, if you want, in the Classic Lotus position. Proceed to hum intensely by making the noise of the letter M – nearly like a bumble bee. Just Mmmmmmm. Make this sound long and loud. Technique making the noise as though you are working out. Do it with strength and concentration. If your mind wanders away, bring it back to the sound. This “exercise” approach keeps your interest engaged. If your consciousness disengages, hum louder! Muffle those thoughts with the sound!

Do the sound meditation for 5- 15 minutes, and then sit quietly with soft music playing in the background. Relax to the tunes.

This mind-calming exercise can cut through mind noise like a dagger through warm butter and render you peaceful, unwinded and in tranquility in an extremely short time. Variants on this meditation consist of changing the noise to a Huuu sound. The Huu sound resonates in a different way and many people report that the pitch changes automatically as they do it. This attunement to the sound/energy flow, provides a sensation of oneness with all. Enjoy!

Note: this is a guest post by Martyn Williams

Martyn Williams is a world record holding extreme explorer, whose life experiences include guiding on Mount Everest, creating the first airline in Antarctica, and teaching enlightenment to monks in India. A yogi, entrepreneur and life coach you can find out more at his web site www.Haritaki.org

How to Make the Best of Online Coupons & Discount Voucher

Lately, I feel online shopping has become increasingly convenient, as it’s easily accessible.  By opting to do so, I save time and energy rather than going out to a store or the mall. And so now you’ll get to find many different online stores to pick from and all with its own concept and flair. The only way to know which is better than the other is to compare reviews on how their service is handled by experienced customers which must be also proof-checked for phony ones that could be fake self-generated reviews.

I’m here to share with you how to cut corners and pay better prices whilst staying alert and cautious on detecting a fraud or mock discount/promotions online. Due to the escalating number of online retailers, the number of fake and swindling sites out there are increasing as well.

The first step in being a smart online shopper is to pick from a credible online retailer which has been used widely and is confirmed to be legit such as Zalora, Foxysales, Streetdeal, Valuebasket, SmartBuyGlasses, Expedia and Zuji which is among the few that have huge number of visitors  on a daily basis basis. It’s important that you pick a dependable and trustworthy online store so as not to be duped into using a fake discount coupon.

Secondly, you’ll need to browse through Google and search for the latest coupons or vouchers that can be used for the items that you’re planning to purchase; therefore you’ll need to spend some time on a search engine to look for the most trustworthy and valid one. Once you’re lucky enough to find the discount coupon you’re interested in and which is suitable to your purchase, you’ll have to check the integrity of the website’s coupon so that it isn’t an invalid code or offer given.

Thirdly, you must always remember to check on the coupon’s terms & conditions and the form of it as you need to either key in the coupon code upon checking out at the payment page if it’s a printable coupon, or a promotional page where you’ll have to use a specified link from the coupon site to open. By confirming all this is at par, you wouldn’t miss the attractive discount and promotion usable through the coupon!

Lastly, don’t forget that not all items can be purchased with the discount coupon. You should always double-check on whether the coupon/voucher you’re planning to use pairs accordingly with the items on your shopping cart. Usually these coupons are divided under categories of product type or online stores. So make sure you read the coupon information given clearly.

The above article is written by iPrice Coupons which offers an extensive collection of discount coupons, promos and vouchers.