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Power of Deep Breathing

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A healthy bloodstream is key to a healthy body. It is responsible for transporting all of the oxygen and nutrients to all the cells in body. Having a fully functioning circulation system means a healthy body free from illness and disease. The captain of this system is breathing.

Let’s look a little closer at this.

If you’ve been meditating for any length of time, or even if you’re just making a start, you will know that the breath forms a cornerstone of many of an effective meditation practice. But it is also the way that you fully oxygenate the body and charge the electrical energy of every one of your cells.

Okay, nothing radical there, that’s covered in a basic elementary biology class. But one fact that is not so well known is how your breathing helps drive the function of the lymphatic system. This is a crucial network to consider when looking to achieve optimum health.

It is, for all intents and purposes, the body’s sewer system.

The Lymphatic

Glow of Self Awareness

A timeless concept

Meditation is said to have been first mentioned in the Vedas in 1500 BCE. It has been mentioned numerous times in great detail in all schools of philosophy – from Tao to African culture.

Why is this idea so important? Think of meditation as a cleaning process. By focusing and getting rid of mind clutter, you’re smoothening out your life force and creating a strong balance between all the energies. Alertness and self awareness will cause your body to grow without being stunted by external hurdles. Refined mental peace is the fundamental reason why positive, calm people are more likely to be healthy and successful than distressed people.

Of course, every mind is different and while everyone is capable of self alertness, a person should look for a technique that best suits their state of mind.

Point source meditation

This method involves focusing on a single point, single mantra, your own breath or single image. You must not allow your mind to think about anything except that point. If you’re focusing on a

Spiritual Meditation Can Improve LIfe

One of the major benefits of spiritual meditation is stress management. Not only does meditation release any stress that has accumulated over time, but it also helps prevent stress from entering the system in the first place. Both of these positive benefits are experienced simultaneously, resulting in a relaxed, joyful, and refreshed state. Many people are able to quickly return to a calm, peaceful state of mind when faced with a challenging situation by simply meditating for a few minutes.

During meditation, brainwave patterns are brought into an Alpha state, which naturally promotes healing. With regular sessions it is common to experience an increase in creativity, decreased anxiety, and improved emotional stability. Problems are dealt with easily and happiness increases.

In addition to the numerous mental benefits of spiritual meditation, people reap a wide variety of health benefits. Meditation helps lower blood pressure, improve the immune system, and decreases pain that is caused by tension. Some examples of tension related pain are insomnia, tension headaches, joint pain, muscle pain, and ulcers. Anxiety attacks are reduced because blood

Meditate for Improved Productivity

– Mindfulness meditation can improve your multitasking skills

– Learn to work fast without raising your stress levels

Most of us experience situations in our private or professional lives where the to-do-list seems to be overwhelming and almost never-ending. Finding a way to deal with all tasks effectively and preferably at the same time can be challenging and causes some of us to struggle more than others.

Meditation training can enable you to deal with those kinds of situations better in that they don’t represent as much of a strain anymore. It has been found in a study on multitasking that after an eight week long meditation training, the ability to stay on task for a long period of time had already improved and people were less easily distracted. Participants with meditation experience switched between the tasks less often, but completed the overall workload just as fast. This way of approaching multitasking led to reduced stress (relative to non-meditators) and also allowed participants to memorize the tasks they were performing better.

Mindfulness meditation is a tool that allows you to train your mind: Just like you go to the gym to exercise your body,

Daily Meditation Practice

  • Time. I used to feel like I didn’t have time for anything, like time was continually slipping away and I was running to keep up with all the items I had to check off my to-do list. I still have the same amount of responsibilities in my life, but now I experience a lot more space around these responsibilities. Time seems to be elastic, rather than fixed. And although I’m taking at least 10 minutes a day to sit in stillness, somehow I seem to have more time to do the things I need to do and, more importantly, the things I want to do.
  • Inner Peace. A funny thing started to happen after I’d been meditating for awhile. I started sweating the small stuff less. For example, I live in New Jersey and have struggled my entire adult life with road rage. The moment I get in the car I’m “horn happy.” I won’t claim to be a saint now, but I will say that my tolerance for sitting behind someone who has stopped at a green light has increased ten-fold. I no longer take their absent-mindedness as a personal affront, but recognize that they may

Luminosity Meditation

STEP ONE: Imagine yourself standing under a multihued glistening light shower and visualise your light body and let the rainbow light in. Take about five deep breaths, and draw from the large (imaginary) shower head, rays of light. As you inhale keep yourself in the centre of this circle of light. See magnificent rays of light coming from the top circle and entering your body at all points, centralising itself at your solar plexus. If comfortable you can hold your breath for a few moments, focusing at this central point of your body; the solar plexus- then slowly exhale. As you do this, mentally see imaginary rays, or sprays, of rainbow light going up through the body, and down and out through feet. Mentally spray your entire body with this imaginary multitude of colourful light.

STEP TWO: Practice the multi-coloured light waves spreading from the being and extending all the way to the front and touching the souls all around, Let the consciousness elevate their sadness and bring them to joy, help dissipate worry into relaxation, create relief and contentment.

STEP THREE: When ever we feel stressed, let go of all the negative feeling in the

Meditation Techniques

It is not easy for any beginner to perform advance techniques, as advanced meditation is quite complicated and long. It requires people who are having superior meditation abilities to be able to attain a unification with the universal energy and the powerful spiritual bliss, which begins to flow from them and spread onto the other people.

Meditation practices meant for beginners help you to clear your mind of thoughts. It also helps you to get rid of the stress and woes of your day to day life. As you move ahead towards the advanced meditation stages you will have to use your experience to resolve any stresses and issues in an active manner. The advanced techniques train you in setting aside the conscious mind and move ahead.

Deep meditation creates the route for the internal subconscious mind to get ahead and the brainwaves are restricted to less than the normal sleeping limits. This process is not at all easy and you should be prepared mentally to begin implementing these advanced techniques.

It is very important to be able to remain focused and prepared for a long session where you are not allowed to dose off.

Relaxation Response

To bring out the physiological benefit of your own response, follow these two easy steps:

  1. Concentrate on a word or group of words that matters to you and has a positive effect such as love, hope and peace.
  2. When negative thoughts start to enter your mind, disregard then and then continue to concentrate as what you are doing in step 1.

It is very normal that some thoughts will just enter your mind which will make you wander. Allow those unnecessary thought which brings you to step number 2 – letting go. You will need to let go of those thoughts as with letting go of worries and doubts. This is actually a healing effect of relaxation – surrendering your negative feelings like worries, doubts and tensions to get the healing benefit of your own response.

Practicing relaxation response daily will provide best results. A 10 to 15-minute session for once or twice daily will already provide the maximum benefit.

There are some techniques that we may consider in doing finding our response such as:

  • Focusing – A word, phrase or a prayer.
  • Sitting quietly and comfortably
  • Closing your eyes
  • Relaxing your muscles, and feel the progress

Meditation Tips for Beginners

For a long time now, meditation has been used by many for a variety of reasons. In the old times, meditation was a way of communicating with the Buddha or achieve a higher level of consciousness because the practice of meditation first started with the ancient Buddhists. Meditation was not just a way of relieving oneself from stress but more of actually being able to keep the balance in one’s self and exercising the mind to concentrate and focus. For beginners who do not know what to do when meditating there are a few tips they can make use of.

Learn about the Breathing Techniques. In meditation, one of the first few things that is needs to be learned is proper breathing techniques. To do this, you must first sit comfortably (either on a chair or on the floor) with legs crossed or the Indian sit. Place your palms on each leg with palms facing up. Close your eyes and start to listen to the things happening around you. Start paying close attention to your breathing making sure to slowly inhale and breathe out through your lips. Do this in a slow manner until you are able

All about Mindfulness and Me

Another friend said mindfulness teaches you how to listen fully to others when they are talking. “Well,” he said, “Now that I’ve learned to listen to people I forget what I was going to say.”

If I thought too much about it, though, I would not have signed up for the classes. Meditation was never something I practiced. Too deep for me. I could never sit still that long without jumping up to do something. There is always something.

However, at the orientation, the practice, as they call it, sounded as though it could help me to focus better as a writer. I wanted to see if I can slow down the chatter in my head and think more clearly of the task at hand.

The formal definition, as described by Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts, said mindfulness is a way of bringing meditation into the medical mainstream. He describes it as a basic human quality, a way of learning to pay attention to whatever is happening in your life that allows you a greater sense of connection to your life inwardly and outwardly.

Kabat-Zinn earned

Unknown Facts About Meditation

1) Mediation can be done!

The term meditation relates to the term “Dhyana” in Sanskrit. “Dhyana” is the seventh stage of the “Patanjali Yoga Sutra”.[1]

Patanjali Yoga Sutra is the most ancient and vivid documentation depicting elaborately about the psycho-physiological connections and analyses the minute strata’s of mind and intellect.

According to this 8-fold system, meditation (Dhyana) is the stillness of mind with an active consciousness. So, the “I” awareness slowly dissolute into the consciousness and merges into one (The last step: Samadhi). So meditation couldn’t be done. We go into it or rather slip into meditation. What we consider as meditation is actually the practice of concentration with an active mind. The state of meditation can be achieved but cannot be practiced. So; to earn the desired level, start practicing concentration religiously.

2) It can be practiced solely!

It was well understood that without having a sound body; it is not recommended to practice meditation (read concentration) because it may lead to mental numbness.

This dormancy can provide a blankness inside which is basically due to the inactivity of mental conditions. It can be compared to a self-hypnotic condition which eventually

Value of Meditation

During meditation, unusual amount of brain activity in the left side of the pre-frontal cortex is going on. It was confirmed that experienced practitioners eventually have an average 5 % thicker cortex. This part of the brain is associated with positive emotions. You will therefore be more alert and happier than the others.

The mental images you see when your eyes are closed are your own creation. They can be anything a person may imagine. These are called Nimittas. For most people, they are beautiful lights of various colors, e.g. while, blue, purple, grey, yellow, orange etc. Sometimes they are bright and unstable, vibrating or flashing and changing shapes, like the clouds.

Some people also see eyes or faces when their eyes are closed. These are very normal and we should not be attached to them for our own safety. If they are too fearful, just open your eyes and they will be gone. Do not be attached to whatever you see. If a certain thing appears in front of you every time you meditate, just have a paint brush ready, dip it in ink and hold it while you meditate. When that thing appears, gently

Reduce Stress With Music

Music Therapy with Biofeedback

Today, many people are making use of music therapy in combination with biofeedback techniques to relieve stress. Music has the ability to reduce tension as well as facilitate the relaxation response. With this, music can help identify and express those feelings which are associated with their stress.

During the music therapy session, the client is able to express those emotions. As a result, it provides an important cathartic release. But music can also have dramatic effects and thus, a trained and knowledgeable music therapist is required during the session. Also, producing music in an improvisational way and discussing pieces of music in a group is also one way to help us become more aware of our emotional reactions and share them constructively with the group.

Playing Appropriate Music While Meditating

Music also plays an important role for some meditation practitioners. By playing an appropriate music during meditation, it can help the mind slow down and gets you into the relaxation stage. But be aware that not all peaceful music will work for everyone. It can be irritating for some if the music being played has no structure. The ideal one

Meditation Bowls

Imagine what comes to mind when you hear the word gong. Most people automatically think of a large hanging piece of metal that is struck with a mallet to make a loud sound. This is one type, but many people are unaware that there is another type known as a singing bowl. They are also known as Tibetan bowls, meditation bowls, or singing crystal bowls. Each bowl plays a different musical note that is said to promote physical and emotional healing.

Singing bowls have been used for meditation for centuries by monks and other spiritual gurus. Originally meditation was considered something that is just not meant for modern people, but today, it is becoming more and more popular with people everywhere. Now, there are even Doctors who choose to treat their patients’ physical ailments with musical notes.

Each of these notes correspond energy fields in the body known as chakras. Singing bowls are used to clear out blockages in the energy flow, leaving you in a more calm and peaceful state.

The bowls that plays the musical note “C” heals the root chakra. On a physical level this can help people who have problems with

About Beach Walk Meditate

Meditation seems to help us mentally and physically. Meditating for 20 minutes twice a day seems to help reduce stress. Since stress may contribute to a myriad of physical problems, meditating makes sense. You can meditate anywhere that is quiet and private. You can either open or close your eyes. It may be easier to do this with your eyes open in order to avoid falling asleep. Focus on your breathing. Breathe in and out slowly with your mouth slightly open and empty your mind. When you begin your meditation session exhale in a robust manner to clear your system before settling into a gentle, steady breathing pattern. One helpful tool is to focus your mind on a lotus blossom opening and closing. Inhale, open. Exhale, close.

There are other methods that can be used in meditation. A fun way to incorporate meditation into our summer fun is to take a mindful walk on the beach. Stroll down the beach, pay attention to the water, sand, sounds and smells. Focus and live in the moment. Allow no distractions. Feel the sand under your feet and be aware of your body as you walk down the beach. Breathe,

Nature of Meditation

Explanation: Here lord Krishna is teaching Arjuna that a Yogi’s mind must be standing still to practice meditation on God just like a lamp in a windless place where the flame does not flitter and enlightens that place.

This particular Shloka tells us about the balanced state of meditation as well as achieving one’s target. When we talk about meditation we think of sitting in the right posture, breathing slowly or chanting a mantra. This is in fact the first step to control your mind. Meditation however is to enable one’s mind to do something. Our mind receives energy from different sources and reacts promptly. When we sit to meditate, we close our eyes so that things can disappear but our subconscious mind gets active and things start dancing in front of us. Our guru teaches us to start it with some ‘Pranayama’ and it seems to be a little easy. If you ask people their experience about their meditation classes they say that it is difficult in the beginning but very soothing after some time. Meditating on god is in fact the seventh step towards the Moksha (the ultimate goal of life). According to the ‘Asthanga

Info of Weight Loss Medication or Meditation

Is it possible to lose weight with meditation? Is it possible to lose weight with meditation? This article is not in favor of medications or meditation. I have watched people losing weight with yoga and meditation. Yoga helps you get in shape and it burns 2 to 3 calories per minute.

The best yoga exercise is “Ashtanga vinyasa yoga” where there is never any separation between your breaths and movements. Every pose starts with inhales and ends on exhales. That is why yoga has good effects on n your metabolic rate. Yoga is also a good cardiovascular exercise.

Chinese traditions methods are also used to lose weight. Most people get good result with these methods and that is why Chinese tea, Chinese pills, and Chinese acupuncture are famous among people.

Meditation is not a method to lose weight but it is used to calm your mind and body. Meditation removes stress and it is a good way to release tension.

Medications are also successful for weight loss but there is a lot of discussion on this topic. It is always preferred to lose weight with diet and exercise. Medication cannot be a substitute for

About Meditation of Frustration

I would make an attempt but walk away restless, confused, agitated, and tense beyond belief! Now what usually happens when you attempt something and fail to meet any expectations you’ve laid out? Well you might push forward (spurred by your devotion to succeed), or you’ll more than likely step away before you embarrass yourself anymore than you already have.

It didn’t matter how many books, articles, podcasts, etc. I exposed myself to in order to find that “missing” piece to a puzzle that was driving me up a wall – I still seemed to run into the same issues. That is until a friend directed me to binaural beats. A series of tonal repetitions that cajole one’s mind noodle into a serene and relaxed state. I.e. one cannot help but meditate while listening to those rhythms.

Couple that with some headphones, a blindfold, a comfortable position (lying down or sitting), some privacy, and you’ll be off to the races before you know it. But why? Well one needs to remove themselves from their daily rituals (like attending a coffee shop filled with chattering people) in order to temporarily sever ties with this turd we call reality.

Indoor Fountains

Noises

After a hard day at work you just want to go home and relax. Even relaxing at home can be difficult without some type of aid. There are always those annoying background noises that keep irritating you. For example, constant humming noises form electronics, appliances, and central heat and air units just to name a few. These noises can make it hard to relax and even sleep. I have found that drowning out those background noises with something much more soothing helps me relax tremendously. Indoor fountains are perfect for drowning out these background noises, because they create a white noise effect. The sound of the water flowing through the fountain replaces those other noises, helps you relax, and assists in getting a deeper sleep. The sound of flowing water is used in other products used to aid in sleeping as well. Sound machines have recorded sounds like rain, babbling brooks, and ocean waves to aid in sleeping. They are using the same sound effects you can get from an indoor fountain.

Aesthetics

Sound machines are great, but they are not usually pleasing to the eye. Most sound machines look like clock radios. Indoor

Brain Science

Neurologists have said there are 2 orientation systems in our brain. The right one contains neurons that deal with sensory input about the directions and distance so we could move around safely. The system located on the left side connects us with different reality. The neurons in our body define the boundaries of each different system and our relation to the space around us.

Experiment showed that individuals who have gone through a meditation – after finding some quiet time and finding their inner spirituality – found an intense change in their posterior superior parietal lobe found in the left orientation area.

The brain is an electrochemical machine that uses electrochemical energy for it to function. Brainwaves display the electrical activity that emanates in the brain. It ranges from high amplitude, low frequency delta to the low amplitude, high frequency data. The brainwaves alter during meditation.

  • BETA. Normal alert consciousness, awake
  • ALPHA. Lucid, calm, not thinking, relaxed
  • THETA. Mental imagery, deep relaxation and meditation
  • DELTA. Deep and Dreamless sleep

Beta Waves. Also known as beta rhythm is used to designate the frequency range of brain activity between 12 and 30 Hz or 12 to 30 transitions per