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How to Use Cooking as a Form of Self-Care By Megan Darmody

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One of the goals of meditation is to achieve a state of mindfulness, where we are able to shed our minds of negative emotions and focus on the present. This allows a calm acknowledgement of emotions and thoughts to occur. Mindfulness can reduce stress and anxiety, help people to face and overcome fears, reduce impulses to react emotionally and help bolster our cognitive functions...Read more


Sri Chinmoy's Philosophy for the Inner Life By Floyd

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As a spiritual teacher, Sri Chinmoy had meditation centers running in different parts of the world. He believes that anyone who wants to know the truth spiritually is a beginner, and those who strive to progress continually in this bid are eternal beginners. For him, the beginner could be described as that person that is interested in understanding the deeper metaphysical realm in the bid to find fulfillment and enlightenment...Read more


Study Finds Transcendental Meditation Can Help Children Suffering From ADHD By sunny breeze

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Most people accept the fact that meditation can offer a plethora of rewards — serenity, health and more — to those who practice it. However, did you know that meditation could also be useful for children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? There are different types of meditation for children, but in this article we are talking about transcendental meditation (TM)...Read more


5 Steps Towards True Meditation By Elaine

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As a yogi, meditation has come up quite a bit in my practice over the years. My teacher has advocated for at least 1 hour of meditation time in a day, where in that hour I learn to still my mind, chant mantras and quiet the world outside so that the inner self will emerge...Read more


How to Meditate While Running By sunny breeze

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Running can be a very relaxing and meaningful experience for many people. That's why people love to go running. It is a great way to lose the daily stress and to stay centered, to be present in the here and now. Running is recommend to almost everyone. It is especially beneficial if you want to increase focus in your life and find peace. But, don't be alarmed at the thought of running...Read more


24 Powerful Inspirational Quotes You Can Use to Support Your Meditation Habit By sunny breeze

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You have tried meditation and given up? You are not alone. Many have done that. Maintaining meditation habit is tough. It takes a lot of strength, persistence, and iron will. You have to use every resource you can find to help yourself. Because, the reality is ... no one will help you in your practice if you don't help yourself. Our society is materialistic. People are pursuing materialistic goals. Everything works that way, and, more often than not, you have to swim against the stream...Read more


Signs of Progress in Meditation By sunny breeze

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In the following, I will talk about some of the most important signs that I believe are indicative of making progress in meditation. Since I started using the Sunnyray method of meditation, I noticed several improvements which I thought were important in my case. Hopefully, you will find them important in your case too. Please let me know what you think in the comments below. I would very much appreciate your input...Read more


How to Meditate Buddhist Loving-Kindness Meditation By sunny breeze

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Meditation is a practice that can bring a lot of peace and calm in your life. Just by meditating a couple of minutes every day, you can change the way you look at yourself, how you interact with other people and the way you look at life in general. Meditation can bring a lot of positive energy into your life. In the following we will describe the basics of the Buddhist "Loving Kindness meditation", a simple, yet powerful technique for giving and receiving positive energy...Read more


Three Different Types of Meditation Explained and Their Corresponding Brain Waves By Fred Travis

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When we say meditation, every one of us has their own notion about what meditation is. There are also many different schools of meditation. What do you mean when you say meditation within the context of neuroscience? -It is really a critical question. People are recognizing that they have to expand and explore their inner resources. And this is what meditation do...Read more


Neuroplasticity of the Brain, Stress and Meditation By Fred Travis

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Let us start by asking the question of how you are seeing me right now? Light is coming through your eyes, it goes through the brain and creates a ringing over the brain. It is that ringing over your brain, the communication among hundreds of billions of neurons that lets you create a picture of me...Read more


The Meaning of World's Most Popular Mantras By sunny breeze

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During my meditation practice I have used many mantras. For many of them I didn't even know their meaning. The point is, you can use a mantra that has originated in any spiritual tradition without even knowing its meaning. It will work. The vibrations of the mantra will be beneficial even if you have no clue what you are repeating. But, it is always good to know the symbolism and meaning of the mantras you are using in your meditation...Read more


The Ancient Art of Tai Chi By Laura Ginn

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The ancient art of Tai Chi has its origins in China, where it has been observed for hundreds of years as a form of exercise and as a method of improving the physical body’s internal energy paths.  The individual movements of Tai Chi emphasise correct form and feeling.  The deliberately slow and gentle style of Tai Chi further accentuates this point...Read more


How to Change Meditation Drudgery Into Joy By Richard

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This is the question every one of my meditation students asks me.

Then they wait apprehensively for me to impose the dreaded sentence. Ten minutes a day and they’re relieved, or even happy. Twenty minutes is acceptable. An hour is like a life sentence. Telling them to meditate twice a day is completely unacceptable. Excuses start pouring out.

Is meditation really that bad?

Yes, it is...Read more


Extreme Relaxation - Good Sense or a Step Too Far? By OliverM

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Relaxation techniques and practises have been around for centuries. Today, in the rush for the most extreme forms of relaxation and rejuvenation, there may be some startling side effects. Read more


Can you achieve a painless childbirth through meditation? By Olivia

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Many women – both those who have given birth and those who haven’t – think of “childbirth” as being synonymous with "excruciating pain”. Both those who sign up for pain relief at the earliest opportunity and those who want to do without expect labor and birth to hurt. Is it possible to achieve a painless birth through meditation alone, without additional pain relief techniques? Read more


Transcendental Meditation - Relieving Stress? By mikefifield

Meditation is one of the planet's most purely natural techniques for alleviating stress in our lives. Transcendental Meditation techniques are centered on the age-old Vedic custom of enlightenment in India. This expertise has long been passed down by Vedic masters from generation to generation for thousands and thousands of years. Around 50 years ago, Maharishi, the Vedic master in our age of the tradition, presented Transcendental Meditation to our world, reestablishing the awareness and practical knowledge of elevated states of consciousness at this crucial time in the history of the planet... Read more


Sleep is the Best Meditation By sunnypopali

"Sleep is the best meditation", as said or we are all aware. So it is essential for us all to have a high-quality sleep. If you are maintaining a normal routine and having enough sleep, then your body will wake up obviously on time... Read more