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Slideshows - Bedtime Yoga. Yoga For Bedtime Whether you are a night owl who would rather be a morning bird, have trouble falling asleep at night, or just need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep, doing a little yoga before bedtime can help.

Slideshows - Bedtime Yoga

This routine—which you can do in bed—will put your body and mind to rest, helping you to sleep soundly through the night so you can wake up rested and fresh for the morning. No sleeping pills required! First things first. Get ready for bed. Short Meditation Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Seated Twists Stay in your seated position and twist around to the back of your bed. Easy Forward Bend Keep your seated position and gently bend forward at your hips and let your hands stretch out straight in front of you on the bed. Legs Extended Forward Bend Flat Back. A humble attempt to define choiceless awareness « on the precipice. What do we mean by the word ‘to be aware’ ?

A humble attempt to define choiceless awareness « on the precipice

Is the mind aware, cognizant, knowing, conscious of what is going on within the sphere of the mind? Are you aware of your thoughts, of your feelings? Are you aware that you are fidgeting, scratching, yawning, pushing your hair back? Are you aware of all that – as you are doing it, not after? So what does awareness mean? This is a long time coming. Let’s see if it is possible to behold judging without judging. So what is choiceless awareness anyway? The Bahiya Sutta (Ud 1.10) is a great place to go to “the source” to find out about choiceless awareness.

Herein, Bahiya, you should train yourself thus: ‘In the seen will be merely what is seen; in the heard will be merely what is heard; in the sensed will be merely what is sensed; in the cognized will be merely what is cognized.’ These words may be familiar to you, maybe not. And to do this without judgment? I’ve been hesitating to write this post because it seems so essential, and needed.

Behavior is Based on Beliefs & Memories. {*style:<b> We always act out of the messages held in our inner consciousness; it is crucial to understand this. We move through our daily activities in terms of our past experiences, which are the building blocks of our personal belief systems. Our belief systems are the glasses through which we each view the world and anticipate what is likely to unfold.

Our behavior is always loyal with our beliefs. Everyone has had the experience of learning something, but acting to the contrary—thinking one thing yet doing another—and then later hitting oneself over the head saying, "How could I? Beliefs are the way we organize our memories into our personal definitions of how the world ticks; they are the assumptions out of which we operate. Putting New Behavior Into Practice You needn't wait months or years before you get the new behavior down.

Your inner consciousness is not, by nature, inaccessible or far away. Three Ways to Take Control Knowledge Comes When You Ask Questions <b>Working Inside Out. Do Nothing for 2 Minutes. Lojong. Lojong (Tib.

Lojong

བློ་སྦྱོང་,Wylie: blo sbyong) is a mind training practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition based on a set of aphorisms formulated in Tibet in the 12th century by Geshe Chekhawa. The practice involves refining and purifying one's motivations and attitudes. The fifty-nine or so slogans that form the root text of the mind training practice are designed as a set of antidotes to undesired mental habits that cause suffering. They contain both methods to expand one's viewpoint towards absolute bodhicitta, such as "Find the consciousness you had before you were born" and "Treat everything you perceive as a dream", and methods for relating to the world in a more constructive way with relative bodhicitta, such as "Be grateful to everyone" and "When everything goes wrong, treat disaster as a way to wake up.

" History of the practice[edit] Atiśa journeyed to Sumatra and studied with Dharmarakṣita for twelve years. Geshe Chekhawa is claimed to have cured leprosy with mind training. 1. 2.