(Texas, December 2015) – Guided Meditation Treks, a spoken word meditation sound healing project created by Russell Eric Dobda, has released a new iOS App and mp3 collection entitled “Sleep” to help listeners fall asleep quickly, enjoy a power nap, or induce a lucid dream.
The app and album are built on a foundation of several looped nature sounds such as rain, waterfalls, drone noises, birds, and other sonic soundscapes to wash over a cluttered mind and put it into a relaxed state. Binaural beats and isochronic pulses, sound healing technologies scientifically shown to alter brainwave patterns, are mixed atop the nature sounds to induce the brain into the frequencies of sleep. To top it off, the soothing and almost drowsy soft voice of Russell leads you through mindfulness practices that will have you out cold in no time or flying through the air in a vivid lucid dream if you choose.
The idea of sitting in lotus pose even for 20 minutes can feel overwhelming…or boring. Even if you’re interested in achieving flow state, if you’re a typical high-achiever Type A personality, then you might think that sitting cross-legged and breathing deeply is a waste of precious time.If you’re nodding your head in agreement, there are two things you should know. First, if you think you’re too busy to meditate, you probably need meditation more than anyone! Secondly, meditation takes many forms—it isn’t all chanting and hanging out in rock gardens. Check out four ways you can reap the benefits of meditating even if it’s not your thing. Read More...
I just did an interview today with Lewis Harrison from "That was Zen This is Tao" radio show broadcast on WIOX 91.3 FM Roxbury NY. Sorry for the sound quality, I didn't get the recording setup in time, as I just got back from Alaska and was still on Alaska time! 3 hours behind Austin! Anyway, it's still clear enough to get the points! Check out the interview below or you can find it on SoundCloud.
I recently wrote a travel book on how to use Technology and Mindfulness to go deeper on your travels while you simultaneously make it cheaper. It not only outlines how to make a smartphone into your personal travel agent, it covers how you can use a mindfulness practice to get the most out of your travel experience. The book starts by outlining the concepts of manifestation: dream and opportunity. It discusses how to formulate your travel dreams, then find the opportunity from the universe to seize your dream.
The middle part of the book covers all of the technology around travel. From the airline websites for travel hacking, such as skyscanner.com and kayak.com to the social networks such as couchsurfing.org and Facebook.com that will help you to stay for free with locals while they show you their culture as you live with them.
The final part of the book wraps up with more details about mindful travel. This covers everything from having an attitude of gratitude to attract more things about which to be grateful, to learning lessons and seeing the positive in things when the itinerary doesn't come through as planned. There's an entire section on solo female travel to help women to understand that they too can travel the world solo. The final section of the book talks about journaling, and how you can use journaling as part of your mindfulness practice as you travel.
Recently, I also posted an article on selfgrowth.com that outlines the concepts one level deeper than this blog post. So, check them out, and check out my book too so you can also travel around the world!
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Articles on mindfulness meditation.