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This Natural Meditation Technique Is Perfect for Beginners

Body posture is an essential aspect of achieving a stable meditation. It is believed by the masters that by creating an auspicious condition in your body, and by cultivating a tranquil environment, the realization of higher consciousness will naturally arise. Contrary to popular belief, meditation is not passive. This is a practice; an action that must be intentionally placed. In meditation, the natural center of the mind is the desired destination. The posture and energy of the body is how we get there. The Nature of Stillness The complete stillness of the mind is our natural state. Underneath the aggressive waves … Read More

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The Brainwave Frequencies Behind Your Mood

The human brain is a constant process of billions of neurons sending and receiving signals of electrical impulse. This complex interaction is what drives your experience of life, right down to your mood, thoughts, and senses. A brainwave is how we can describe the various states of this electrical activity — known as a brainwave pattern. Depending on what you may be doing or experiencing, your brainwaves will vary. For example, these waves are different when you are awake compared to when you are sleeping. To measure brainwave activity, sensitive equipment called an EEG is used. Hz is the abbreviation for hertz. This is the … Read More

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How to Let Go of Negative Energy?

Do you ever feel like what you try to avoid most in life are the same things that seem to appear most frequently in your thoughts? The human mind is great at being drawn towards worry, fear, and disturbance. Before we can relax and be at peace, the mind must first make sure that there is no potential danger and that everything is okay. The problem, though, is that conflict can take on many forms, and distraction is everywhere. Conceptualization What’s interesting is that the doubts and worries that we cling to the most are created by the same mind that fears them … Read More

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Find Your Inner Harmony – The Ancient Discipline of Shaolin Meditation

Shaolin Kung-Fu is one of the oldest, largest, and most famous styles of Chinese martial arts — combining Zen, Buddhism, Tao philosophy, and martial arts. It originated and was developed in the Buddhist Shaolin temple in Henan province, China during its 1500-year history. Shaolin philosophy teaches us to harness the nature of our existence, banish negative thoughts, and cultivate a mind of strength. When it comes to meditation, these principles carry enormous value. By integrating the knowledge of ancient philosophy with the intentions of modern practice, Shaolin meditation presents us with a fascinating way to cultivate inner peace, emotional balance, and supreme … Read More

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Finding Solace in the Home

From the mother swallow building her nest, to the old dog contentedly curling up in a blanket near the heater, animals understand the importance of a resting place. The home is a place of safety and self-care. It is where we go to nurture ourselves and those we love, where we find privacy and comfort. In today’s world, there are so many resources, choices, and stimuli begging for our attention. So much so, that even when we are at home, we are not fully there — the mind is usually elsewhere. The digital screens that hold our attention have become … Read More

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The Science of a Calm Mind

With stress-related doctor visits on a steady rise, it has become more important than ever to reserve the necessary time to rejuvenate your senses and give your mind and body a rest. The ancient technique of meditation teaches us how to apply focus to our surroundings by bringing us closer to the sensations of our body. By observing the activity of your mind, the process of your breath, and the details of your present moment, you are tapping into a deeper connection. This is exactly when your mind can relax and be at peace. In ancient Buddhist and Tibetan meditation culture, these underlying currents of the present … Read More

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How The Subconscious Mind Works – A Vast Dimension

There is no single definition that can really exhaust the meaning of the subconscious mind. We can only try to uncover some of the vast dimensions through which this part of the mind operates and hopefully develop a better understanding. To paint a better picture, the subconscious mind can be seen as the warehouse that stores each and every single piece of information on our daily activities and experiences. This information helps us effectively navigate through our daily endeavors and also governs how we perceive reality through emotional response. Everything we do, see, experience, learn, as well as the judgments … Read More

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The Meaning of Prajna in Buddhism

The term Prajna originates from Sanskrit — the ancient language of Buddhism — and is composed of two terms. “Pra” refers to “before” and the “jna” means “knowledge”. Together, these two terms signify profound knowledge, before knowledge or root knowledge. The meaning of Prajna is translated as intuitive wisdom, perfect knowledge, intelligence, or deep understanding. Prajna is considered a kind of knowing that is beyond the intellect and comprehension of the human mind. In modern terms, Prajna can be described as letting things be as they are and accepting change in life without attachment. Practising prajna gives you the freedom to live stress-free and experience the … Read More

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8 Steps to Nirvana (According to Buddha)

The practice of Zen is to experience, without resistance, the nature and interconnected relationship between ourselves, the present moment, and the dynamics of our natural environment. Zen is an attitude of presence. With practice, this natural way of being can become the source from which your life can flow and evolve. According to Buddha, Zen meditation is a path of liberation and self-discovery. According to Buddha, awakening the mind is achieved through the experience of Zen meditation. On his journey to enlightenment, Buddha developed the Noble Eight-Fold Path to Nirvana as a guiding light towards happiness as a fulfilled human being. … Read More

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Developing Self Discipline: Make Stuff Happen!

Living a life that is governed by self-discipline is something that can reap many rewards. Although there is nothing easy about it, incorporating self-discipline into your daily mode of functioning is well worth the effort. In order to attain true freedom, discipline is something that must first be controlled and ultimately mastered. There is no shortcut! Simply put, self-discipline is your ability to do something that you know would benefit you in a positive way, regardless of whether or not you feel like doing it. Our culture is all about instant gratification and the concept of developing self-discipline can sometimes … Read More