Meditation

Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

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Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

Test subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University.  The study was led by a Harvard-affiliated team of researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the team’s MRI scans documented for the very first time in medical history how meditation produced
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Meditation – Types & Techniques

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Meditation – Types & Techniques

Meditation. We all know what this is, right? Ha, think again. There may be some surprises for you. Meditation, a very generic term for sure, encompasses a host of different activities. When most of us first think of it, we probably picture a guru sitting in a cave or on top of a mountain somewhere on his sheepskin blanket in full lotus position, either chanting, repeating his manta over and over, singing OM, or quietly contemplating his navel. And all the while, trying to empty his mind of anything, only existing in the nothingness of the moment while searching for union with the oneness of the cosmic forces of the universe.



Meditation – Is it for you?

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Meditation – Is it for you?

Meditation. Yes, a very generic concept, but one practiced for a very long time by quite a number of people. Originally an ancient practice related to religious or spiritual activities, today it has grown into different health-related programs that integrate mind-body-soul. A way to tune us up, so to speak, and manage the modern stressful world. It is also used to expand our consciousness to perceive and understand reality, and to explore the inner landscape in pursuit of our true nature in relation to these higher consciousness states.



Meditation Technique – A Preflight Checklist

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Meditation Technique – A Preflight Checklist

The most important thing in meditation is to be able to relax, especially to quiet the mind. So if you know any other relaxation techniques, besides your meditation, that would help you relax before you start, then make them a part of your routine. Exercising, hatha yoga or a few minutes in a hot tub are a couple ideas. If you’re not in the best frame of mind, try remembering a happy event, or think of a favorite joke. It’s best to get yourself into an upbeat attitude to help the meditation process kick in right, allowing the focus to be on getting in touch with the highest parts of your being.