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Every day a mini holiday gives mental peace and balance

Experience what meditation can do for you

Podcast

My podcast is live since the middle of September 2019 and you can find all episodes here below, or at Apple Podcast, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

Twice a month a new episode will be published. Some will be in Dutch, others in English and below you will find the English ones (see the page in Dutch for also the Dutch ones).

Enjoy!

Episode 16: Corona extra: meditating when you are restless and stressed

The Corona virus has a big influence on the world and gives us more than enough to worry about. Your health and that of the ones close to you, your income and financial security, your job or business, what this all means for our future and so on. This leads to mental restlessness. Especially because there is all but certainty about how long this is gonna last.

This stress and restlessness is clearly present in our society and as contagious as the virus itself. We often also contribute to our own restlessness, mainly by media consumption. Keep yourself inform, but ask yourself if another hour of browsing the internet for new knowledge and insights to get more grip on the situation and more peace of mind, is really giving you more insight and calmness. In such a moment maybe it is a better choice to focus on working on your clarity and mental wellbeing.

About how to do that and deal with your restlessness better, listen to this episode.

Episode 15: Corona extra: how to handle (yourself during) social distancing and isolation

The governement emphasises the importance of social distancing and isolation right now and that can be very challenging. We are so used to being externally focused, that being confronted with your inner world, can be all but easy, especially in these times of restlesness.  

This episode and guided meditation is aimed to help you with that.

Episode 14: Corona extra: regulate your tension or stress and refind your inner balance

In this time where the COVID-19 virus is affecting our lives and state of mind, I want to contribute with some extra meditations to keep your system optimally calm, fitd and engaged. This episode of my regular meditation evening I recorded at home and want to share openly to anybody that might benefit from it.

I hope it helps you as well and wish you all the best.

Episode 13: How meditation can help you against (Corona) virus @ weekly meditation evening

There is a lot of info out there about the corona virus and I am not an expert, a medical specialist or scientist. As a meditation trainer I can add something useful to the topic that is covering the worldwide news right now though and hope to help in reducing the chances of having this, or any form of flu-ish diseases at all.

Meditation can not only help by reducing the stress and worries around the whole situation, it can inm opinion actually help to reduce the chance of being infected. If you want to find out how, check out this episode of my podcast!

The meditation in my podcasts are always directed towards the covered topic. This time it aims to calm the mind and body to reduce stress around the topic and to stimulate the immune system to do it’s job most optimally.

Episode 12: How to manage thoughts during your meditation @ weekly meditation evening

In this edition of my weekly meditation evening, we dove into the subject of the probably biggest distraction during your meditation session: thoughts.

What to do with them? Can we stop them? How do we make sure that they don’t ruin our practice?

The answer to these and more questions you will find in this episode, in which I also answer a question about what meditation can do for (social) anxiety. Also you will of course also find a guided meditation again.

Episode 11: Meditating on your energy level and the energy around you

No, it is not airy-fairy! 🙂 Of all the different ‘meditation objects’ or things you can focus on during your meditation, one of my favorites is energy. Something that we all work with on a daily basis and can’t see but can experience. Meditation is an ideal way to discover it.

In this episode you will learn how this is all but airy-fairy and energy is very concrete and recognisable. And of course there is a guided meditation that will help you to learn how to meditae on your own energy level and the energy of what is around you. Experience it yourself!

If you rather do this meditation in Dutch, you can find it under audio’s. Of course here is also the English vesion if you want to do it again in the future).

Episode 10: What to do with noise and sounds during your meditation session @ weekly meditation evening

Sounds and noise are one of the hardest things to deal with during your meditation. You can shut your eyes, but not your ears. In this live recording of my weekly meditation evening, I go deeper into how to deal with noise and unwanted sounds during your meditation. You will learn how they can be less of a distraction and even help during your session.

There is of course also a guided meditation that fits to the topic. Also on my website, you can find a meditation directly aimed at meditating under ‘non-quiet’ circumstances. You can find it in English as well as in Dutch.

Episode 9: Workshop ‘Meditation, your daily mini holiday’ @ Lululemon

This is a live recording of one of my workshops and here I go deeper into how meditation fits perfectly in our daily life and modern society and it helps to deal with stress and mental overstimulation. Meditation realy can become your daily mini holiday if you do it right and how that works, you can find out in this episode.

The sound quality is a bit less than I normally want to present my podcasts in because of the room I was in during the talk. Because of the requests, enthusiast reactions and feedback afterwards, I decided to post it for you anyways.

Enjoy!

Episode 8: Meditation and religion @ weekly meditation evening

Are meditation and religion linked? How do they go together? Find out in this episode. 
In this live recording of my meditation evening, you will of course also find a guided meditation again.

For more info about meditation and live training, go to https://meditatie.amsterdam/. Here you will also find the info about my weekly meditation evening if you would like to attend it.

Episode 7: Meditation on your bike

Meditation practice is most commonly done on a meditation pillow. It is not restricted to that though. In this episode of my podcast there is a meditation on the bike. Try it yourself!

Do you prefer this meditation in Dutch? Go to my website at https://meditatie.amsterdam/meditatie/audio-meditatie/. You will find the Dutch version here as well.

Enjoy!

Episode 5: Meditation & yoga, where is the overlap and difference?

Yoga and meditation came to the Western world from Asia. They are close connected in philosophy and goals, but both have a different approach. What the overlap and differences are in my vision, I got into at the workshop I gave for a nice group of people at Sento in Amsterdam at their venue for the international yoga day this year. 

As always, there wasn’t just a talk and there was a practical part as well. Enjoy!

Episode 2: Workshop meditation @ Lululemon Amsterdam

In this episode the recording of a workshop I gave about meditation where I cover topics like what meditation is and isn’t, how it helps with the challenges of this time and society, the meditation posture and of course, there is guided meditation as well.

Because it was recorded in a bigger group and different room, the sound quality isn”t what I like to offer normally, but because of the positive reactions afterwards, I turned it into a podcast episode. The workshop suits perfect if you want to get aquianted with meditation or deepen your already existing practice.

Episode 1 English: Discover what meditation and this podcast can do for you!

  • What’s this podcast going to do for you?
  • Why can meditation help you?
  • How does it fit perfectly in this time and society?
  • What is and isn’t meditation?

The answer to these questions and more you will find in this episode. 
 Of course there is also the practice itself so you can experience more mental calm and freedom straight away by the guided meditation.