Meditation

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The Surprising Benefits of Lying Down Meditation

By providing you with the ability to relax and re-energize, meditation is a powerful way to get in sync with your body.  The practice of being still and allowing your mind to settle into a state of awareness can take many forms. One technique that is not often talked about is lying down meditation. This simple way to meditate can work very efficiently to accommodate specific situations where other forms of meditation cannot. Lying down has proven to be much more of a meditation technique than most people would believe it to be, and the benefits are highly revitalizing for the energy flow of the … Read More

Meditation and the Power of Brain Plasticity

Meditation and the Power of Brain Plasticity

The human brain is extremely dynamic by nature — seemingly built to be resilient and adaptable. As we unravel many more of the mysteries associated with this complex neural netowork, a growing body of research has indicated that the brain can be influenced in a way that can alter its performance in almost miraculous ways. The repetitive influence of certain thoughts and behaviors, for instance, has been found to change the actual structure of the brain and the cognitive function of the individual experiencing them. This phenomenon, now widely known as neuroplasticity, is a revolutionary discovery that is changing our … Read More

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Meditative Martial Arts Techniques

Martial arts are a system of combat exercises that have been practiced for centuries as a way to develop one’s physical, mental, and spiritual aptitude. In martial arts philosophy, training begins with the mind. When the mind is calm and flexible, the body can maneuver effectively with grace and precision. In conflict, the warrior has no time to hesitate or contemplate distraction. Energy must be preserved and each move must be intentional. If the mind is too active, the body is tense and the ability to act with swiftness is compromised. Awareness and focus are considered the most crucial aspects … Read More

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The Tibetan Art of Calm Abiding Meditation

Imagine being able to gain full control of your entire mind. Being able to choose with razor-sharp precision which thoughts you invest your attention in, and which thoughts can be completely released without a trace. What would it be like to reflect on an inspired idea, and be able to follow it through to reach a stable conclusion without wavering? This can only be achieved with a calm mind, and once a conclusion is reached, you are able to observe and accept the implication of this experience without deviation. You are then able to integrate this observation into a more enhanced world view. With … Read More

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The Benefits of Meditation for Energy Enhancement

Meditation has become a little-known secret for the modern-day practitioner. You may have heard about how this mysterious ritual can be used as an effective relaxation technique or even a powerful way to get in touch with a deeper part of yourself. But did you know that meditation can also increase your energy? That may seem counterintuitive, but the concept of slowing down your mind to establish a balance between your mind and body is the exact reason why meditation is such a powerful way to stay energized. Why Do We Feel So Tired? Low energy can be a vicious … Read More

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The Practice Of Stillness | Fascinating Meditation Facts

Meditation is still a very unusual and even mysterious concept that remains difficult for most people to wrap their heads around. Growing in popularity, meditation has become a little-known secret of our modern world. Something special that has influenced the lives of many in remarkable ways. With increased awareness shedding light on the many life-enhancing benefits, science and research has also been able to play an important role in uncovering some of the mysteries that meditation contains beneath the surface. Aside from being an effective way to find peace and inner stability, there are many more facts about meditation that … Read More

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Introduction to Chi Energy Meditation Techniques

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla Quantum Energy and the Building Blocks of Nature One of the most fascinating and mysterious revelations of science, and more recently quantum physics, is that everything in the universe is made up of energy. This energy is at the core of nature and the building blocks of all matter. What we have been learning from the work of Nobel physicists (among many other scientists around the world) such as Niels Bohr — Danish physicist who contributed significantly to understanding atomic structure and … Read More

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Open Monitoring Meditation & Focused Attention Technique

Meditation is the silent art of awareness and observation. By bringing the activity of your mind into alignment, meditation helps reduce mental and physical stress by cleansing your mind into a natural process of release. When it comes to meditation, there are two main techniques that correspond with different aspects of this alert focus. Open Monitoring Meditation When you are awake and conscious, your mind is constantly flowing with activity. The thoughts that occupy your mind are like a stream of energy that moves in frequencies of slow and fast. In open-monitoring meditation, you are open to anything that is taking place in your thoughts, or that enters … Read More

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Positive Affirmation Meditation – The What, Why and How

The words we use each day are far more powerful than we usually notice. The power of language has a huge impact on the energy that you are contributing to your surroundings and the quality of interaction in your everyday relationships. Each word contains a specific frequency, and the words you use act as signals that trigger meaning, emotion, and reaction. But what carries even more power than the words you speak with others are the words you use with yourself. The Space of Meditation to Communicate With Self When practising meditation, we are learning how to transcend the ordinary … Read More

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Why I Meditate – A 2 Minute Meditation

I woke up this morning, got out of bed, and walked over to the comfortable chair in the corner of my room. I sit down, close my eyes and let my thoughts swirl around. It only takes a couple of minutes before my mind settles and the urge to go back to sleep or turn on the TV turns into a wave of quiet energy. I sit there for fifteen minutes and when I open my eyes I am left with nothing. No obligations, no sense of urgency, no racing thoughts. Just appreciation and a fresh point of view where … Read More