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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

I need to relieve some stress and have some quality rest and quiet time. what good meditation techniques can be restful, and relieving?

At it’s roots, meditation represents a different state of being than the usual choices of aware/thinking vs. unaware/unthinking.

In meditation, we are aware/unthinking. With practice, it’s benefits for both body and mind are truly impressive, but it’s not an easy state to reach. The simplest place to begin is with your breath: count your heartbeats as you inhale through your nose, exhale through your mouth. Keep it simple, use the silent counting to distract your thinking mind while your experiencing mind just feels breath. Release any muscle tension that makes itself known. Depending on your heart rate, a 6 count in each direction is a good starting point, adjust up or down if you feel rushed or starved for oxygen.

Do this in a comfortable position, but without resting your back against anything. That way, you’ll wake instantly if you start to doze. If you have a silent timer [no ticking sound, just a ‘ring’ at the end of the period], you can set it for 10 to 20 minutes, but be careful not to listen in anticipation of it ringing.

When thoughts come [and they will, don’t be bothered], acknowledge them but do not welcome them or let them dwell– dismiss them by silently asserting that these are things which can be dealt with when meditation time is over.

Try to get in no less than 10 minutes a day, everyday. You need that consistancy to begin feeling the effects and build the skill. As you get better at it, even 5 seconds on a noisy bus will rebuild your sense of calm, but if you ONLY do 5 seconds when you are particularly stressed, you won’t find it useful enough to continue.

Check your local library or book store for ‘The Mindful Way Through Depression’: it has a lot of more advanced techniques, as well as some very clear explanations of depression, anxiety, and stress.

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

I’m just a beginner with meditation. I know nothing about the subject and need a resource that speaks to a novice. I simply want to learn very easy meditation techniques for beginners like myself. Any help is appreciated.

Relaxation and meditation techniques and exercises for both beginners and … It’s almost too easy. Meditation Guru guides you to learn the Meditation Technique for beginners who are eager to learn the Meditation Techniques. To meditate is to familiarize our mind constantly offers easy to follow guided meditations to relax body and mind.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

I have a lot of stress and anxiety and I am looking for beginners meditation techniques to help me learn meditation and breathing. I need advice for a “beginner” as I have never meditated before. Is there some sort of controlled breathing exercise that someone starting out like me can practice?

Meditation gave me back control over my life so that no matter what was … great place where people can go to learn how to get into touch with themselves, But lots of everyday people just like you and me meditate for its many benefits, … As you begin to learn more about the art and science of meditation..

Monday, January 18th, 2010

What are some meditation techniques? What are the long and short term benefits of meditation? any useful advice or valid online sources for info on meditation would be appreciated.

Thank You!

Meditation is simply learning to live in the moment, when nothing distracts you and when you are not tied to the past or anxious about the future. In meditation you become peacefully aware of your real self. The more you use it, the more aware you become. When you learn to live life for each moment, to enjoy and appreciate life to the fullest at that moment, you suddenly become impervious to the myriad of doubts and fears that you’ve lived with all your life.

There are a couple of simple techniques for silent meditation as well. You do not have to sit on the floor. You can sit with erect back on a chair. Many people say try for 15 minutes twice a day. I say start with a simpler goal – 5 minutes twice per day. The benefits include stress management and relaxation which help the body, increased mindfulness and focus, and increased energy. The mindfulness can be a benefit to your spiritual life, but meditation also has “non-spiritual” physiological benefits. Here are two easy techniques:

Breathing meditation – 1) Check posture. 2) Close your eyes and relax. 3) Focus on your breath entering and leaving your body. 4) Count breaths mentally one to four. Repeat. 5) Don’t fight a wandering mind, but calmly direct it back to task. 6) Sit for a minute afterwards.

“Mantra” technique (choose a personal “calm” word or phrase that you will repeat in your meditation – I use the nonsectarian “Be One. Be Love. Be Peace.”) – 1) and 2) as above in the Breathing meditation. 3) Listen to your breathing and let it relax you with each breath. 4) Once you are relaxed, mentally “hear” your “calm” word or phrase in your mind. Let it repeat in your mind. 5) Don’t fight a wandering mind, but calmly direct it back to task. 6) Sit for a minute afterwards.

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

What are some meditation techniques? What are the long and short term benefits of meditation? any useful advice or valid online sources for info on meditation would be appreciated.

Thank You!

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Monday, January 11th, 2010

Theres so much out there- I need a good place to start- somwhere i can get good tips for techniques…

Thanks- Andrew

Zen/Chan Buddhist meditation ebooks in pdf


Friday, January 8th, 2010

Please be respectful, and kindly include your religious or spiritual belief, if you are not on my contact list. Thanks for answering! Blessings to all! )o(

Meditation comes from…..

The word “meditate” comes from an Indo-European root which means “measure”. We have five measuring sticks. The first of these is Honesty. The question that the old timers use for honesty: “Is it true or is it false?”. We need the guidance of our spiritual advisor or sponsor to measure our progress with ourselves and others. http://www.aroundthetables.com/ViewPage.php?pageID=285

Many people believe that it come from the word that means “to find the middle” Mediate come from this word not meditate.

Finding the middle or balance is part of the program but you asked about Meditation.

To meditate for most people is to contemplate. Keep this in mind:


I am as I think. I am very emotional and this affects my body, mind, and soul. It affects how I am viewing reality.

For example:
If I contemplate the wrongs others have done or only see negative outcomes all around me – I am feeding this “reality”.


I contemplate the change in season the beauty of nature at work – the sky as the clouds move through, the last time my ??? told me they loved me or made love then I am feeding a positive.

Meditations – Thoughts – prayer goes hand in hand with meditation.

It is good to begin a day with certain thoughts such as what can I do to help the next person, were can I contribute.

Asking for help to be the best I can be as a son or daughter, parent or friend, employee or empoyer.

Ask for help to be honest – Meditate on “Removing the excuses we make the little lies that taint our soul. The justifications we make that are empty and leave us guilty”.

Ask for help to be unselfish. Meditate on “That I can let another get what they want rather than impose my thinking and wants. That today I can give up my little something time or usual to be or do or give to another”.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Family law attorney Henry Gornbein and elementary school counselor Suzi Epstein discuss the effects of divorce on school age children and some programs and support groups to help them.

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010


Marriage is more than a long term relationship. And counseling for engaged couples is one of the places you first learn that. As long as you take responsibility for the effectiveness of the counseling, you may never find yourself ending this long term relationship called marriage. You can make pre-marital counseling more than something you check off your to do list, turning it into a rite of passage that helps you enter your new adult world of being married. And if this is your second or third time around the wedding vows, you can use pre-marital counseling to make this one last a lifetime!

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

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Advanced Meditation Techniques Microcosmic Orbit Meditation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN8iZLVETuE

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