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  Meditation Handbook
Meditating with eyes fully closed is fine as long as the room remains brightly lit, so that enough light passes through the eyelids to keep your brain alert.
Meditation must not be thought of as something that is only done in a physically rigid state, far removed from the world of work and play.
Meditation should be a form of cosmic hedonism, not a penance one must perform as an obligation.
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 Sivananda Om Site
Meditation is not something that a Yogi has to teach you; you already have the ability to shut out thoughts.
Meditation is an experience that cannot be described, just as colors cannot be described to a blind man. All ordinary experience is limited by Time, Space and Causation.
If it is not feasible to sit for meditation at these times, choose an hour when you are not involved with daily activities, and a time when the mind is apt to be calm.
www.sivananda.org /teachings/meditation/meditation.html   (1159 words)

 Osho World: Meditation Zone
Ultimately, meditation is an experience which is not easily described, like the taste of cheese or falling in love -- you have to try it to find out.
But for sure anyone interested in meditation will find something in what Osho has to say about this topic that "clicks" for them, just like a "knack" -- including his insistence that he can be helpful to you, but ultimately each individual has to create his path by walking it.
Meditate every day in the same place, at the same time, and you will create a hunger for meditation within your body and mind.
www.oshoworld.com /meditation/meditations.asp?news_id=about   (1590 words)

  Meditate Now: Learn Meditation, Meditation Therapy
Meditation is an ancient practice used by people of many faiths, including Christian, Jewish, Moslem, Hindu, Buddhist, Ba'hai and agnostic.
Meditation helps you to see your own mind, thoughts and feelings in a more tranquil way.
Our work is called "Meditation Therapy" because of our concern with both meditation and therapy.
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  Meditation: Encyclopedia of Medicine
Meditative practices are increasingly offered in medical clinics and hospitals as a tool for improving health and quality of life.
Meditation has been used as the primary therapy for treating certain diseases; as an additional therapy in a comprehensive treatment plan; and as a means of improving the quality of life of people with debilitating, chronic, or terminal illnesses.
Depending on the type of meditation, the meditator may be concentrating on the sensation of the movement of the breath, counting the breath, silently repeating a sound, chanting, visualizing an image, focusing awareness on the center of the body, opening to all sensory experiences including thoughts, or performing stylized ritual movements with the hands.
health.enotes.com /medicine-encyclopedia/meditation   (2151 words)

 Meditation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Meditation may be for a religious purpose, but even before being brought to the West it was used in secular contexts, such as the martial arts.
Meditation may serve simply as a means of relaxation from a busy daily routine; as a technique for cultivating mental discipline; or as a means of gaining insight into the nature of reality, or of communing with one's God.
For example, in an early study in 1972, transcendental meditation was shown to affect the human metabolism by lowering the biochemical byproducts of stress, such as lactate, decreasing heart rate and blood pressure and inducing favorable brain waves.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Meditation   (4800 words)

 Meditation - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Meditation usually refers to a state of extreme relaxation and concentration, in which the body is generally at rest and the mind quieted of surface thoughts.
Meditation can be done with the eyes closed (as long as one does not fall asleep), or with the eyes open: focusing the eyes on a certain point of an object or image, and keeping the eyes constantly looking at that point.
For example, in an early study in 1972, transcendental meditation was shown to affect the human metabolism by lowering the biochemical byproducts of stress, such as lactate (lactic acid), and by decreasing heart rate and blood pressure and inducing favorable brain waves.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Meditation   (2033 words)

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Meditation is a way to slow down, chill out, and get in touch with the eternal side of your being.
During chakra meditation, the kundalini energy is pulled from the first chakra up through the sushumna to the third eye in the area of the forehead where the sushumna ends.
In very advanced meditation practice, when a great deal of energy is generated and held in the third eye, the energy can "jump" from the third eye to the seventh chakra.
www.zenmind.com /meditation.html   (1724 words)

 Meditation FAQ
What is generally considered important in meditation is that one is regular with their meditation -every day- and that one make a reasonable effort, but not strain, to remain with the object of concentration during the practice.
For some people, meditation is primarily a spiritual practice, and in some cases the meditation practice may be closely tied to the practice of a religion such as, for example, Hinduism or Buddhism.
Meditation allows the body to relax and can offset the effects of stress both mentally and physically to a potentially much greater degree than passive relaxation.
www.faqs.org /faqs/meditation/faq   (2001 words)

 Yoga Meditation
Meditations on attitudes of friendliness or lovingness, compassion or mercy, gladness or goodwill, and acceptance or neutrality are most important, and are seen as preliminary practices to stabilize the mind in preparation for the subtler meditations (Yoga Sutras 1.33-1.39).
Yoga Meditation is the art and science of systematically observing, accepting, understanding, and training each of the levels of our being, such that we may coordinate and integrate those aspects of ourselves, and dwell in the direct experience of the center of consciousness.
Yoga Meditation of the Himalayan tradition is holistic in that it not only systematically deals with all levels individually, and then integrates them with one another, it also involves a broad range of practices, including meditation, contemplation, prayer, and mantra, as well as the preparatory practices leading up to these.
www.swamij.com /index.htm   (2538 words)

 Arthritis Today: Meditation
Meditation is a way of becoming more awake, more deliberate about what you are doing, and to learn how to respond rather than react to situations in your daily life.
Meditation has also been shown to slow heart and breathing rates, lower blood pressure and cortisol levels, and increase alpha brain wave activity.
Meditation may affect the nervous and vascular systems, as well as the immune system, which in turn would affect joint function and inflammation.
www.arthritis.org /resources/arthritistoday/2001_archives/2001_01_02_meditation.asp   (1898 words)

 Jack Li-Zen Meditation جک لي-ذن
Meditation is a vast subject and there are many different forms of meditation.
Essentially meditation is a religious practice, yet the process is not necessarily confined to the religious circles.
In Zen meditation one must be alert all the time and laying down or sleeping during the meditation are strictly forbidden.
iranscope.ghandchi.com /Anthology/Jack_Li-Zen.htm   (1605 words)

 ACS :: Meditation
Meditation is a mind-body process that uses concentration or reflection to relax the body and calm the mind in order to create a sense of well being.
Meditation is one of several relaxation methods approved by an independent panel, convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as a useful complementary therapy for treating chronic pain and insomnia.
Meditation may be done by choosing a quiet place free from distraction, sitting or resting quietly with eyes closed, noticing breathing and physical sensations, noticing and then letting go of all intruding thoughts.
www.cancer.org /docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Meditation.asp?sitearea=ETO   (1124 words)

 Meditation General Information, Worldwide Online Meditation Center
Meditation is only difficult if we become too concerned with doing it correctly or incorrectly.
Although staying focussed in meditation does become easier with time and practice, it is definitely not a requirement for beginning to meditate.
When beginning your meditation practice, the most important thing to remember, is to approach meditation with "relaxed effort," and not to be concerned about doing it right, or about what is supposed to happen when you meditate.
www.meditationcenter.com /info/index.html   (791 words)

Meditation is generally seen as a practice of the New Age movement.
One form of meditation that has been used by Christians since at least the 4th century is the lectio divina.
The subject of a person's meditation, and the purpose of the meditation, is what differentiates one kind of meditation from another.
www.allaboutspirituality.org /meditation.htm   (537 words)

Meditation claims to work by quieting the mind; the meditator is supposedly able to perceive the "true" reality which lies within his or her own nature, thereby achieving spiritual "enlightenment." The ultimate level of the transcendental state is "pure awareness."
Meditation is clearly a form of self-hypnosis as the participant repeats the phrases over and over again concentrating on the sound not the meaning.
He explains "My acquaintance with eastern methods of meditation has convinced me that there is…there are ways of calming the mind in the spiritual disciplines of both the east and the west…many serious seekers of truth study the eastern religions…" What he is promoting is the concept of God permeating the air as prana.
www.letusreason.org /NAM27.htm   (4278 words)

Meditation is the state achieved from intense concentration on a single object until all other thoughts vanish and all that is left is an intense awareness of the object.
Meditation is one of the Eight Limbs of yoga outlined in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.
Called dhyana, meditation is considered the highest practice and is the final step before bliss.
www.yogasite.com /meditation.htm   (372 words)

 fwbo :: What is Meditation?
Meditation is a means of transforming the mind.
By engaging with a particular meditation practice one learns the patterns and habits of the mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being.
When you sit down to meditate you need to set up your meditation posture in a way that is relaxed but upright, usually sitting on a cushion and probably cross-legged.
www.fwbo.org /meditation.html   (460 words)

In contrast, meditation is an exercise, aiming to prevent thoughts in a natural way, by deeply relaxing the physical body and then trying to keep the mind completely "blank" with no thoughts whatsoever.
When we practice meditation regularly using the same mantra (whatever it is), soon we train our mind to associate the mantra with a calm meditative state.
Meditation is sometimes described as "listening to the silence between thoughts".
www.thiaoouba.com /medit.htm   (1266 words)

 Meditation is easy !- Learn meditation with effortless ease
As more and more people  recognize their true identity through meditation, there will be an increase in the awareness to recognize the presence of same supreme consciousness in everybody.
Besides the traditional meditation methods, read about a different approach to meditation where you will be presented with some intense ideas to meditate upon.
Meditation is a person's own journey to his inner self.
www.meditationiseasy.com   (935 words)

 Meditation Station - What is Meditation?
Meditation is a three step process that leads to a state of consciousness that brings serenity, clarity, and bliss.
The classic description of the difference between Concentration and Meditation is given in the example of pouring oil from a bottle into a bowl.
At this point, the unity of the object of your meditation and your mind, as illustrated in the fourth illustration, occurs.
www.meditationsociety.com /what.html   (822 words)

 Meditation - Siddha Yoga Meditation
Once this power is ignited through shaktipat, our meditation naturally deepens and draws us to the goal of Self-realization.
Meditation beckons us to unravel the greatest mystery of life -- that in this human form, we are also divine.
When we still the mind in meditation we are drawn, like bees to honey, to the presence of God within.
www.siddhayoga.org /practices/meditation/meditation.html   (221 words)

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Meditation, Home, what is meditation, types of meditation, meditation and alternative medicine, meditation as a complementary medicine, integrative medicine, mind-body medicine, holisticonline.com
More and more doctors are prescribing meditation as a way to lower blood pressure, improve exercise performance in people with angina, help people with asthma breathe easier, relieve insomnia and generally relax the everyday stresses of life.
Meditation is a safe and simple way to balance a person's physical, emotional, and mental states.
holisticonline.com /meditation/hol_meditation.htm   (176 words)

 Open Directory - Health: Alternative: Meditation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Holisticonline.com: Meditation - Meditation is covered in depth including relaxation response, postures for meditation, and meditation practices.
Meditation at BellaOnline - Articles on practical meditation techniques in a contemporary format for children, teens and adults, plus a forum.
The Society for Holistic Meditation - Founded in 2002 at the University of Hamburg (Germany) to investigate methods of meditation.
dmoz.org /Health/Alternative/Meditation   (624 words)

 Meditation techniques and guided lessons that teach you how to meditate
The more you practice meditation, the easier it will be to lower your stress levels, learn relaxation and achieve spiritual growth.
By using the 6M method that combines eastern meditation techniques with Western material accomplishments, you'll become able to manifest a new fate and fortune you didn't have in store for this life.
Learn to practice this very special Buddhist meditation technique that helps you reduce stress, eliminate attachment to your body, cultivate your chi (qi or prana) and open your chi channels, develop paranormal abilities and ultimately the first dhyana samadhi, which is the initial target of spiritual practice.
www.meditationexpert.com   (1077 words)

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