Meditation and Mindfulness
There are numerous ways to work with the mind. One of the most effective is through the tool of meditation. There are many practical benefits of meditation. It reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, and is effective in working with depression, anxiety, and anger.
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Counting Breaths in Meditation
Breath counting is a deceptively simple breathing technique much used in meditation practice. Sit in a comfortable position with the spine straight and head inclined slightly forward. Gently close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Then let the breath come naturally without trying to influence it. Ideally it will be quiet and slow, but depth and rhythm may vary. Here are insights on counting breaths from Thich Nhat Hanh, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Josho Pat Phelan, Pema Chodron, Deepak Chopra, and Dr. Andrew Weil.
On Meditation Practice
Posture, breathing, and attitude are the entryways into meditation and mindfulness. Learning how to meditate often involves finding your own way by listening to others. Here are some insights and instructions from spiritual leaders Thich Nhat Hanh, Sunryu Suzuki, Jules Shuzen Harris, and Sharon Salzberg.
10 Tips for Finding the Right Position
Meditation practice has distinctive health benefits. Most people, by far, use a sitting or kneeling position while meditating. There are other ways to meditate—walking, standing, and even lying down all can be useful in meditation practice. For beginners in meditation, the sitting position is probably the best way to start.... Read More -->
10 Simple Steps to Breathe Slow and Meditate
Meditation practice is about slowing down. It is about letting your body relax and letting your mind become clear. Meditation breathing is an important part of that. Breathing IS meditation practice, though there are also many different approaches to meditation. A good start is to follow these basic steps to learn how to breathe and meditate. Read More ->