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SmartMat : un tapis de yoga connecté qui vous guide dans vos séances de méditation. Cooling the Raging Fires of Anger. Recently I found myself in an intensive care unit at the bedside of a loved one.

Cooling the Raging Fires of Anger

Of course, I was filled with strong feelings of shock, fear, and worry. But I also noticed how easily those feelings, and the thoughts accompanying them, shifted into anger. It projected itself onto anything in my field of awareness, from the staff, to the machines, to myself. I was even angry at the person in front of me who was in need of critical care. Fortunately my loved one survived the health crisis, and in the days that followed, my experience in the ICU caused me to reflect once again on the nature of anger—to become more keenly aware of anger in myself and in others. How Sound Affects You: Gongs in Sound Therapy. When most people think about Gongs, The Gong Show from the 1980s comes to mind.

How Sound Affects You: Gongs in Sound Therapy

We also see them as part of a symphonic percussionist’s arsenal or with the occasional rock kit. Gongs are also used in meditation and sound therapy centers around the world. This lesser known use is gaining popularity in meditation and sound healing circles, inspiring a new generation of players for this ancient instrument. In this article, I will explore a bit about how and why they are used in this way and hear from two Gong facilitators based in the Los Angeles Area. Paiste Symphonic Gong. An Experience in Complex Sound Guy Douglas, a successful sound healing facilitator in Los Angeles, who calls himself, The Gong Guy (, uses Gongs in his sound healing practice in addition to crystal bowls and other sound healing instruments.

Guy Douglas, The ‘Gong Guy’ ‘The gong is one of the oldest sound healing instruments. Sound Therapy Playing Style Gong Anatomy ( How do you find stillness? We asked TED speakers—and you. We all lead lives that move 1,000 miles per minute.

How do you find stillness? We asked TED speakers—and you

In his TED Book, The Art of Stillness, Pico Iyer posits a bold idea: that in our chaotic time, the greatest luxury is actually the ability to go nowhere and do nothing. To Iyer, it’s this time for quiet, inward, still reflection that snaps all of our experiences into focus. This got us curious: how do members of the TED community find time for stillness and reflection? Turns out that people had very different answers. “I hike,” said our curator Chris Anderson.

Brené Brown (watch her TED Talk on the power of vulnerability) has a similar approach. For Dilip Ratha (watch his TED Talk which stole our hearts at TEDGlobal), it’s listening to music. And for Kelly McGonigal (watch her TED Talk on making stress your friend), yoga and meditation help, but she has another strategy too. 10 citations inspirantes d'Alan Watts qui donnent à réfléchir. What Does Mindfulness Really Mean Anyway? There is no doubt that “mindfulness” is having a moment in the spotlight.

What Does Mindfulness Really Mean Anyway?

Back in November 2013, David Hochman wrote a New York Times feature titled “Mindfulness: Getting Its Share of Attention,” indicating the initial surge in the mindfulness “trend.” In his article’s first sentence, Hochman invites readers to consider the funny question, “What is the sound of one hand texting?” I find that funny because the question is both earnest and ironic. Mindfulness — an expansive term that refers most generally to the state of “being present” — includes the practice of tuning into our sensory experience with more presence, too. In other words, it allows us to listen to “the sound of one hand texting” as opposed to just hearing it.

But the question is ironic because of Hochman’s focus: how mindfulness is finding its way into our increasingly digital culture. Anagarika Shri Munindra (Munindraji) at the Insight Meditation Society in 1978 with Sharon Salzberg. I think this is a good thing. "Kumbh Mela, sur les rives du fleuve sacré" l'Inde folle de sa spiritualité.

Il y a dans la Kumbh Mela une dimension qui échappera toujours à un regard occidental.

"Kumbh Mela, sur les rives du fleuve sacré" l'Inde folle de sa spiritualité

Imaginez, au confluent de trois cours d'eau sacrés, dont le Gange, plusieurs dizaines de millions de pélerins venus de toute l'Inde prendre un bain rituel et s'installant là pour plusieurs semaines. Cela dure cinquante-cinq jours et se reproduit tous les douze ans. Pour qui tomberait dans ce capharnaüm sans être prévenu, le spectacle tient de l'enfer et du cauchemar. Pour qui s'intéresse à l'indhouisme, ce moment est une sorte d'immense orgasme spirituel collectif.Les Sadhus Au coeur de l'évènement, comme au coeur du film de Pan Nalin, il y a les Sadhus.

Ces hommes de tous âges ont décidé d'abandonner le monde matériel et ses artifices pour se consacrer à une vie strictement spirituelle. Méditation. André Comte-Sponville “Je m’offre 12 minutes 30 d’éternité” Philippe Jost. Depuis combien de temps méditez-vous ?

André Comte-Sponville “Je m’offre 12 minutes 30 d’éternité” Philippe Jost

Six ou sept ans. J’ai commencé au centre Dürckheim, à Mirmande, dans la Drôme, chez mon ami Jacques Castermane. Il m’invitait régulièrement à donner des conférences de philosophie. Mais son « cœur de métier », c’est la méditation assise, silencieuse et sans objet – dans la tradition du zazen, comme on dit en ­japonais (ce qui signifie simplement le zen assis), mais quelque peu occidentalisée. A force d’entendre Jacques en parler, j’ai eu envie d’essayer. Pratiquez-vous chaque jour ? La question du lieu commande, pour moi, celle du rythme. Que vous a apporté la méditation ? C’est difficile à dire. SmartMat : un tapis de yoga connecté qui vous guide dans vos séances de méditation.