Can Meditation Cure Mental Health Issues?

By Gabriel Rocheleau | May 17, 2018

In an environment where meditation is being promoted for a whole range of mental health problems, a line should be drawn between the problems meditation can help with, and those it can’t. There’s a tendency in spiritual communities to infer spiritual causes to well-known and documented medical conditions. If you look for it, you’ll find…


Training as a meditation teacher with Culadasa

By Gabriel Rocheleau | February 28, 2018

As many of you know, I’ve always been more than happy to answer your meditation-related questions by email or directly here, in the comment section. Teaching meditation is something I find enjoyable and beneficial for others and myself. A few months ago, i read about an opportunity to apply for a teacher training course with…

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Meditation Positions – How to Sit for Meditation

By Gabriel Rocheleau | April 4, 2016

Readers have been asking me what meditation position they should adopt. However, the best way to learn how to sit for meditation is not by reading about it, so I recorded a video in which I demonstrate 4 basic meditation positions. Let me know what you think about this format. If you prefer, you can also read the content below.

How to meditate effectively

How to Meditate Effectively: 5 Signs You’re Doing it Wrong

By Gabriel Rocheleau | June 17, 2015

Practicing meditation can enrich your life. But to get benefits, you have to do it right. You need to know how to meditate effectively.

You might have heard that there’s no such thing as “bad meditation”. I disagree. If you just sit down and ruminate negative thoughts for 20 minutes, you might as well not meditate at all.

Here are 5 sure signs that you’re not approaching meditation properly. Keep an eye out for them!

Sleep Paralysis attack

What Is Sleep Paralysis and How to Deal With It

By Gabriel Rocheleau | May 27, 2013

What if you woke up paralyzed? A dark and spine-chilling entity approaches your bed, looking straight in your eyes and smiling threateningly ; it knows you can’t move. It slowly climbs your bed, staring at you malevolently. It moves over your chest and you feel its extreme weight preventing you from breathing. You desperately try shouting for help, but no sound comes out of your mouth. Sounds like a nightmare? No. This is a documented medical condition known as sleep paralysis … and it’ll happen at least once to most people!

How to Lucid Dream: Learn to Control your Dreams!

By Gabriel Rocheleau | April 12, 2013

What is a lucid dream? In a lucid dream, you are aware that you’re dreaming. This allows you to vividly experience and remember your dreams. But most importantly, you can control them. Although lucid dreams can occur spontaneously, lucid dreaming is a skill that can quickly be learned by anyone. Lucid dreams are similar to…