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Meditation Boosts Mood, Eases Pain & Stress While most people associate meditation with religion, this simple and powerful practiced transcends religious beliefs. Meditation is like a short vacation away from the stresses of everyday life to allow you to center your mind and create a peaceful feeling. And, the research is showing that meditation is great for your health. In one study published in Health Behavior News Service, scientists found that brain scans and blood tests showed positive effects of meditation. In this study of 48 employees at a biotechnology company, half were trained in meditation and practiced it for one hour a day, six days a week using guided meditations that had been prerecorded.

La compile scientifique des musiques les plus relaxantes Un groupe de musicien britannique et de scientifiques, ont tenté de faire le morceau de musique le plus relaxant dans l’histoire de l’homme. Des thérapeutes en sonologie (thérapie par le son) et le groupe anglais de Manchester, Marconi Union, ont créé cette musique, Weightless (en écoute plus bas). Les scientifiques l’ont testé sur 40 femmes et ont trouvé qu’elle était la plus efficace pour se détendre. Meditation Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit[1] or as an end in itself.[2] The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices (much like the term sports) that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion,[3] love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration[4] single-pointed analysis,[5] meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity. Meditation may involve generating an emotional state for the purpose of analyzing that state—such as anger, hatred, etc.

Méditation Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Une posture du nom de Jie Yin, caractéristique de la méditation orientale (ici, la méditation du Falun Gong). La méditation est au cœur de la pratique du bouddhisme, de l'hindouisme, du jaïnisme, du sikhisme, du taoïsme, du yoga, de l'islam, de la chrétienté ainsi que d'autres formes plus récentes de spiritualité mais également médicale. C'est une pratique visant à produire la paix intérieure, la vacuité de l'esprit, des états de conscience modifiés ou l'apaisement progressif du mental voire une simple relaxation, obtenus en se « familiarisant » avec un objet d'observation : qu'il soit extérieur (comme un objet réel ou un symbole) ou intérieur (comme l'esprit ou un concept, voire l'absence de concept, ou bien les sensations).

Some Benefits of Meditation The aim of Yoga, of union, is to unite the thinking mind with its source in pure awareness. In modern terms, “pure awareness” means quantum space, the silent, empty void that is the womb of all matter and energy. Pure awareness exists in the gap between thoughts; it is the unchanging background against which all mental activity takes place. We would not ordinarily suspect that such a state exists because our minds are so preoccupied with the stream of thoughts, wishes, dreams, fantasies, and sensations that fill waking consciousness.

Basic Breathing Meditation Our minds are constantly active, always jumping from thought to thought, emotion to emotion. Getting in touch with the nonlocal intelligence, the universal soul that lies within us and is part of us all, requires finding a way past the fog of distracting thoughts that typically hide it from us. We cannot fight our way through a real fog. If we are quiet, we encounter moments of pure silence, and through these gaps we can glimpse the deeper level of the soul. 7 Yoga Poses to Help You Sleep It’s 12:00 midnight—you’ve put the finishing touches on tomorrow’s presentation, done some much-needed laundry, and put the kids to bed (though how long they’ll actually stay in bed is anyone’s guess). You retreat underneath the covers, eager to capture a few hours of shut-eye. The problem is, your eyes—and your brain—refuse to close. Sound familiar? The occasional sleepless night, while annoying, is no big deal.

The Effects of Compassionate Presence on People in Comas Have you ever wondered if someone in a near death state could hear your words or feel your presence? Clues to the mystery of transition from earthly life are offered in accounts by individuals who have survived coma and unconscious states and from the experiences of people who care for the dying. Numerous reports from both practitioners and patients suggest that the presence of others who are loving and caring is helpful and meaningful for those who lapse into unconscious or non-communicative states near death. There has been little research, however, on the non-communicative dying to determine whether there is in fact any communication or exchange with those in their presence.

Yoga Poses for Relaxation: The Moon Salutation Have you ever tried a moon salutation? If you’re looking for yoga for relaxation, this simple series of poses is just the thing! Whether you’re a yoga novice or an old pro, chances are you’ve run across the sun salutation in your practice. The sun salutation is one of my favorite yoga series. It’s invigorating, the flow is natural and smooth, and there are lots of fun ways to mix it up by throwing in extra poses. Related Reading: 12 Yoga Moves to Overcome Anxiety How to Cultivate Gratitude Through Yoga By Monique Minahan Our yoga practice is a multifaceted gem. It’s like a prism that reflects a different color depending on how the light hits it.