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Meditation: What’s The Point? Healthy Living or Spiritual Enlightenment? — MindTWEAKS. Is meditation a self help method? Is it about healthy living? Medical Treatments? An antidepressant? Spiritual growth and enlightenment? All of the above? In the past few years, meditation has been promoted as a cure-all for personal and world troubles, with studies suggesting that meditation can lower blood-pressure, lift depression, reduce cholesterol, combat the effects of aging, and make physical changes to the brain, among other things. These benefits have been so widely promoted that it’s starting to backlash – a recent review of the data concluded that were not enough solid clinical trials to prove the benefits enough for doctors to recommend meditation, which the media somehow twisted into ““Meditation Won’t Boost Health!”

The whole thing had me ready to rant about everyone’s prejudices, sloppy science and journalism, when along came a post from GNF Brainblogger to put it back in perspective, pointing to the traditional intent behind meditative practices. Here’s my take on it: LOOK: What Meditation Can Do For Your Mind, Body And Spirit. What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate (And How it Benefits You) Basic Meditations. The Different Types of Meditation - By Spiritual Now Editor. Meditation is almost indispensable in toady's world of strife and competition. Different meditation types are used in Yoga along with the practice of Asanas and Pranayamas. Whichever practice you choose from various meditation types, it is necessary to put it into a regular schedule. Success and bliss in spiritual field comes through practice and patience. Let's venture to peep into some aspects of meditation types that are prevalent in present scenario: Yoni Mudra Yoni Mudra is one of the meditation types and it includes following steps: This meditation type includes closing your ears with your thumbs.

Category Concentration Category concentration is another one among various meditation types. Simple Meditation It is one of the best meditation types that one can start with if one is not accustomed to sitting for long time period focusing on some particular object. Walking Meditation Walking Meditation is one of the meditation types, which involves your focusing the mind while walking. The Portal Of Meditation. The portal of meditation offers the ability of the conscious mind to explore the internal and external perspective within the vehicle of the perception of the self through the observer role. The ability of the conscious mind to position thought/focus into the seat of observation allows the conscious mind the opportunity to identify its current mental state. The ability of the conscious mind to identify its current mental/energy state within the observer role is issued through the perception which is governed in capacity through the current energetic patterns of the lower energy body.

The ability of the conscious mind to interpret its internal and external reality is dependent upon the desire/decision of the conscious mind which fuels the thought/focus towards conscious activities. The desire/decision of the conscious mind, supported from the free will choice, is heavily influenced from the current state of the lower energy body.

The Remote Influencing Ascension Guide homepage. How to Meditate - Meditation and Awareness: The Reluctant Messenger - Buddhism Buddha Tao Hindu Sihkism. How to Get Started With Meditation" Believe it or not, daily meditation can have a great impact on your sense of calm. Learning how to meditate for only 20 minutes a day can have significant health changes. Whether or not you have a daily meditation in mind or not, regular meditation can create sense out of our hectic lives. This meditation article addresses how to meditate, and how to choose your own daily meditation practices. Meditation: Practice the Art of Peace "Calmness is the ideal state in which we should receive all life's experiences," writes Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952), founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship, in the book Inner Peace.

Yogananda is regarded as one of the great spiritual teachers melding East and West. But to meditate, one must break away, however briefly, from the world. Meditation is the perfect antidote for the constant intrusion of technology in our lives. Can’t Get the Hang of Meditation? Try This Instead. 20th May 2014 By Deane Alban Contributing Writer for Wake Up World I’m sure you don’t need convincing that chronic stress is bad for your brain, and that if you are stressed out you need to relax.

But that’s easier said than done! One of the most widely heralded stress reduction techniques is mindfulness meditation. It’s not unusual for people to feel frustrated and disillusioned with their meditation practice. There are some excellent reasons to pursue meditation, even when it seems to be the problem and not the answer. Stress Destroys Brain Cells When a situation you perceive as stressful occurs, it initiates a launch of biochemicals such as adrenalin and cortisol.

Too much stress over prolonged periods actually changes the structure and function of the brain. Stress conversely causes the amygdala, your fear center, to grow, causing you to become more fearful and anxious. Benefits of Meditation for Stress Reduction It helps your brain by reducing stress, but meditation does a lot more too. Intent.

9 Ways To Meditate Anywhere And Anytime You Want. Meditation means more than sitting in a room and repeating “Om.” It’s easy to find yourself mindfully aware of the present, which is, in a sense, what meditation is. With these 9 tips you can meditate anywhere and anytime you want. 1. Meditate on your commute Sometimes the most banal parts of your day are best for meditation. This is when your mind normally drifts into daydreams, so refocus and use your attention for good. 2. Your body is a beautiful machine. 3. Hopefully you spend your days doing something that you love. 4. You don’t have to be looking at the sky to meditate on it. 5. To observers it will look like you’re daydreaming, but if you focus on a point on the wall, the table or the floor, and feel mindful of your body, that counts as meditation. 6.

This is a more advanced technique. 7. Sit erect and breathe in through your mouth and out through your nose. 8. In a quiet place it’s easy to think about your body and awareness. 9. Time is like a river, except it can’t be dammed. Guide: Everything you need to start meditating. Takeaway: You will become more productive if you meditate, and this comprehensive guide will teach you how. Estimated Reading Time: 11 minutes, 16s. My goal with this guide is to give you everything you need to start a meditation practice to become more productive. Meditation is a simple practice, but it’s one that seems intimidating on the surface. This article focuses on meditation as it relates to productivity, and reduces meditation to its most basic elements. My goal with it is to provide a simple, secular overview of everything you need to start meditating. Meditation will make you more productive. I’ve combined benefits observed by neurological research with my own personal observations over the three years I’ve been meditating (which are slightly less scientific).

Needless to say, there are a ton of benefits to adopting a regular meditation practice, and these are just a few of them. Meditation is a very simple practice that people overcomplicate. Something to sit on. 1. 2. Relaxation Music - 1 Hour Meditation Candle. How to Practice Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta), When All You Want to Do Is Knock Them Out. 18EmailShare “Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” - Joseph Campbell Have you ever been so mad at someone you just wanted to knock them out? You wanted to go off on them for how they were mis-treating you. You wanted to hurt them as badly as they were hurting you. This is the final article in the 7-part series on forgiveness–something many people, including myself struggle with. If you have been following the blog for the past two years or have delved into the archives, you may have come across the mental, emotional and psychological struggle I faced while working with a difficult person.

There are only two emotions First, there are only two emotions; love and fear. You either feel one or the other. We are all products of our environments, beliefs and thinking processes and experience love and fear accordingly. Loving kindness equals liberation Loving kindness meditation is one of the most popular mediation techniques in the world. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A Guide to Meditation for the Rest of Us. A Layman’s Guide to Mindful Meditation. “Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings.” ~ Rumi Here’s the thing: we all know we should meditate, right? Even conventional doctors are informing us about the huge benefits of meditation.

But how do we go about doing it exactly? When it comes down to it, meditation can be as simple, or as complex, as we want it to be. All of life is a moving meditation. So if our goal is to achieve presence with the vibration of the universe, and presence is about being in the moment and familiarizing ourselves with the current state of our mind-body-soul, then how do we actually do it? We do it by finding a sacred “place” to “perform” our meditation. The main purpose for resonating with this sacred vibration is to nix the overreach of the Ego. Resources: Samadhi.

Merkabah. Merkabah Merkabah, also spelled Merkaba, is the divine light vehicle allegedly used by ascended masters to connect with and reach those in tune with the higher realms. "Mer" means Light. "Ka" means Spirit. "Ba" means Body. Mer-Ka-Ba means the spirit/body surrounded by counter-rotating fields of light, (wheels within wheels), spirals of energy as in DNA, which transports spirit/body from one dimension to another.

Sacred Geometry Consciousness Masterfully Crafted by the Known Artist - David Weitzman The Merkabah is a UFO Chariot of the Gods (See below) Flower of Life The Flower of Life is a geometrical figure composed of multiple evenly-spaced, overlapping circles, that are arranged so that they form a flower-like pattern with a six-fold symmetry like a hexagon. Other examples can be found in Phoenician, Assyrian, Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, and medieval art. Mer-Ka-Ba Meditation Depending on the height of the person doing the exercise, this field is about 55 feet across. FIRST BREATH: Inhale. Nadis, the Channels of Life force Energy. A couple of years ago I use to visit a homeopath to treat a recurring hair fall problem, she would diagnose the cause by checking my pulse also known as Nadi Pariksha (pulse examination). Surprisingly, she would point out the right causes, simply by examining the energy flow in the nadis.

In ancient Indian medicine, Nadis are the channels or energy pathways that carry Prana or life force throughout the body and they connect at special energy points called chakras. The Sanskrit term ‘Nadi’ comes from the root ‘Nad,’ which means motion, flow, or vibration. Just how veins and arteries are important for the healthy functioning of our physical body, Nadis weave through our physical nerves as well as the subtle circuitry (yoga nadis) of the mind, of the self, of the consciousness matrix that supports our physical presence from invisible dimensions of existence.

Illustration showing the nadis and major and minor chakras The body is filled with innumerable Nadis that cannot be counted. Sushumna. The Seven Major Chakras. Chakra. Chakra system chart - by astrology - chakra chart/chakras charts - Planetary influences on chakra system. Planetary influences on chakra system Introduction to the chakra system The human energetic system is mainly composed of a vertical energetic axis which runs through our spine from the perineum (the region between the genitals and the anus), up to the top of our head.

This is our main energetic channel and it is called in India the Sushumna Nadi. On this channel, at different levels there are seven energetic centers (named chakras) that represent our link to the "reality" and the universe(s). They are located as shown in the image on the right. Chakra system chart by astrology One can identify the nodal axis with Sushumna Nadi, the energetic central channel that runs through our spine. The other six chakras will be projected on the nodes' axis as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Planets that are in the projection area of one chakra will influence that chakra according to their nature and the side of the nodal axis where they are located. The Seven chakras system Ideal chakra chart And so on.

Kundalinirb.jpg (409×600) Chakras. Chakras Chakra means Wheel in Sanskrit. Consciousness and energy move from one frequency to another in spiraling fashion. The body has energy centers that look like spinning wheels and are called Chakras. They allow energy to flow from one part of the body to another. As with all things in our reality, they are linked to sound, light and color. To heal, is to bring the chakras into alignment and balance then understand the nature of creation and your purpose in it.

It's all in motion in the alchemy of time. Kundalini The Flow of Energy The Chakra Wheels Crown Chakra Brow Chakra Throat Chakra Heart Chakra Solar Plexus Spleen Chakra Root Chakra Chakras above the head bring one into higher frequency. They range from 4 fingers to one foot above the crown chakra. Chakras as Spiral Cones Third Eye Pineal Gland 12 Around 1 Spiraling Cones of Creation Chakra and Color Frequencies RED 1st Chakra: Base or Root Chakra: Kundalini: Root Chakra: Located at the base of the spine. Crystals are used with chakras 12 Around 1. Chakra Frequencies Chart.

3 Types of Bodies: Gross-Sthula, Astral-Linga & Causal-Karan body. Subtle or astral body (Linga Sharira) is where lives mind and intellect. Manomaya and Gyanamaya Kosh and part of pranamaya kosha resides in Astral or Subtle body. Linga Sharira contains pranamaya kosha, movement of the pranic force directing our physical and mental activities. This movement happens through nadis or channels, conductors of energy which are controlled by the six chakras. Vital sheath is a subtler sheath when compared to annamaya kosha.

This is composed of vital energy. As long as this vital energy exists in the organisms, life continues. The Linga sharira (subtle body) surrounds the Sthula Sharira (physical body) as an aura of energy. When a person dies, his or her gross body (sthula sharira) is burnt. The Upanishadic texts reiterate the existence of a purusha (being) of the size of the thumb (angustha matram) enshrined in the interiors of the heart - "The self (purusha), that is of the size of a thumb (angustha), resides in the cave of the heart. Kundalini-yoga.jpg (JPEG Image, 1500 × 1507 pixels) - Scaled (52%) True Health: How to Tap Into the Healing Abilities of Your Chakras. This is a wonderful article detailing how the Chakra system works. It goes very well with the Emotional Guidance Scale Explained and Chakras, Endocrine Glands & Organs: Explained by Ra in the Law of One.

Our Chakra system helps us understand how we relate to ourselves and our outer world experiences. - Justin Source - Waking Times The human energetic body, also referred to as the pranic sheath or astral body, is an intricate network of 72,000 nadis that facilitate the movement of prana, the vital energy of the human body. Tapping into the healing abilities of your chakras can be achieved through various means, such as changing your lifestyle and diet, establishing a meditation practice, taking time for personal exploration, and integrating physical practices such as yoga into your daily life. Root Chakra – Muladhara – I am Location: The base of the spine in the tailbone area.

Purpose: Keeps you grounded and centered. Mantra: Lam Sacral Chakra – Swadhishtana – I feel Mantra: Vam Mantra: Ram. Masculine Intuition : A Very Mormon Meditation. Meditation for the 7 Chakras. Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine - epub, mobi | Auro e-Books. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga: A Practical Guide to Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit by Deepak Chopra - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra | Laws Of Vibrational Energy. How to Access Superconsciousness full. 8 Basic Kinds of Meditation.

Meditation/Chi Energy/Spiritulizm. Meditations. Yoga/Meditation. Men's Health - Yoga - Get Started Guide. SunSalutation.jpg (JPEG Image, 694 × 537 pixels) Yoga. Yoga. Capsule outil : Expérience mystique et méditation : les corrélats neurobiologiques. Ancient Hand Gesture (Mudra) for Receiving Intuitive Guidance. Praxis. Sound. Serenity. Yoga. 1Series_150dpi.jpg (JPEG Image, 2699 × 1801 pixels) - Scaled (44%) Yoga & Meditation. Spiritual Reality Power Of Meditation. The Synthesis of Yoga by Sri Aurobindo - epub, mobi | Auro e-Books.

Simple Chakra Meditations, Deep Chakra Healing and Chakra Balancing. Chakra ૐ Balancing | Divine ∞ Matrix ∞ SOULutionsDivine ∞ Matrix ∞ SOULutions. 3 Bodies of the Human Being - Ultimate Truth Of Self. Chakra Chart. Chakras. Advanced Meditation Guide. Meditation Music Playlist. How to Meditate (with Sample Meditation Techniques) Quesak - Quesak Home Page. Guided Meditations. Does meditation make you SMART? Letting your mind wander lets the brain process MORE thoughts than when concentrating.