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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Meditation Programs (Overview)

Meditation programs provide support to people who are seeking to balance their lives or overcome something through meditation.


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What do you think of meditation programs like holosync?

What do you think of meditation programs like holosync?

Holosynch: Multiple meditation programs like holosynch are available. Most seem to use what they call "binaural beat" technology, said to entrain brainwaves -- which supposedly leads to more calm and awareness in your thinking. They say they allow you to meditate "better" in less time. These are of varying prices and complexity. Holosynch is possibly the most expensive. Others: lifeflow, clear-mind, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
161 Doctors shared insights

Meditation Programs (Overview)

Meditation programs provide support to people who are seeking to balance their lives or overcome something through meditation.


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Are meditation programs useful at all, or only for those dedicated yoga types?

Are meditation programs useful at all, or only for those dedicated yoga types?

Very useful for all!: I recommend meditation to everyone!
research shows that meditation has a wide variety of health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure & improving immune function, and thus may prevent serious illnesses including heart disease & cancer. It is one of the best methods of stress reduction & I believe every illness is worsened by stress. See www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/meditation/hq01070 for more. ...Read more

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Meditation programs (Tip)

Meditation takes practice. Don't worry if it's not easy at first. ...See more

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What specific meditation or visualization programs do you recommend for self healing? #nqlu I'm specifically healing my cervical and lumbar spine injured in 2 car accidents. I have tried all the traditional medical protocols; acdf cervical fusion, epidural

What specific meditation or visualization programs do you recommend for self healing? #nqlu I'm specifically healing my cervical and lumbar spine injured in 2 car accidents. I have tried all the traditional medical protocols; acdf cervical fusion, epidural

No one best program: Meditation & visualization can promote healing & reduce pain. Consider brainwave biofeedback & tools like the insight cd: products. Mercola. Com/insight-focus/
there are many good visualization programs- try a few to see what resonates.
Consider acupuncture, frequency specific microcurrent, homeopathy, neural therapy, prolozone, see holistic doc re: herbs & nutrients to support healing, see comment:. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of mbsr programs and meditation on anxiety, stress and depression?

What are the long term effects of mbsr programs and meditation on anxiety, stress and depression?

Very helpful: Mbsr and meditation provide opportunity for us to be aware of inner experience, on purpose, and non-judgmentally. Being disconnected from ourselves can lead to stress, depression, and anxiety. A seminal book on this topic is "full catastrophe living" by jon kabat-zinn phd, who founded mbsr in the us over 30 years ago. Updated 2013 version describes the program ; contains new research! ...Read more

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Meditation programs (Tip)

It's more important to be able to learn to slow your mind to let your thoughts flow through, then to identify what you were thinking of. ...See more

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Can a meditation program be incorporated into a weight loss regimen?

Can a meditation program be incorporated into a weight loss regimen?

Definitely yes: Many people eat due to stress not because they're hungry, so learning stress management techniques such as meditation can be very helpful. Also, learning mindfulness techniques can help people distinguish between bodily hunger and emotional hunger. The important thing no matter what you choose is to practice -- twice a day -- and continue it even if you feel it's not yet helping. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Meditation programs (Tip)

Find five minutes in the day when you can rest your mind and not think of anything but peace and joy. ...See more

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What are the data around meditation?

Meditation Research: That's a huge subject. There are positive data for meditation for many conditions, including psoriasis, anxiety, depression, hypertension, angina, and other kinds of physical pain. Dr. Richard davidson is one of the most well-known researchers in this area. You can read an interview with him at: http://www. Healthy. Net/health/interview/meditation_positive_emotions_and_brain_science/306 ...Read more

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What's your experience with meditation?

What's your experience with meditation?

Incredibly valuable: I started to meditate the summer before I entered medical school (over 30 years ago) and have meditated virtually every day since. I credit meditation with my surviving the ordeal of medical education with some semblance of sanity. It reduces stress, lifts my spirits & improves ability to focus & concentrate. I believe mediation is an invaluable life skill & advise everyone to meditate regularly. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Meditation programs (Tip)

Don't meditate on a full stomach. ...See more

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Is meditation considered harmful in anyway?

No: I have never heard of any harmful effects of meditation, while a large body of research has demonstrated a wide range of benefits for physical and mental health. However, I have observed that if you meditate for too long seated in a lotus or semi-lotus position it can cause some temporary knee discomfort! ...Read more

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What exactly is guru meditation?

What exactly is guru meditation?

Guru meditations: A guru is a person who is considered to have great knowledge, wisdom and authority. Meditations are thought process of the mind to bring about a relaxation response and deep thought. Usually quiet contemplation of the breathing or chanting of a mantra. The purpose is to achieve inner peace and tranquility. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
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Meditation programs (Tip)

Don't think your mind has to be completely blank. Don't judge yourself - it's not pass/fail. ...See more

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How to use meditation for stress?

How to use meditation for stress?

Combine with coping: Choosing a style you are willing to do, practice daily, employ ongoing adjustment to improve effect, & enjoy the process, especially with other people. Combine with stress-reducing daily living habits (sleep, exercise, nutrition) & eliminate unnecessary life stressors if possible. Meditation should help clear the mind & relax the body to be open to think more clearly & make decisions about life. ...Read more

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How can I do vipassana meditation?

How can I do vipassana meditation?

Vipassana: There are many good vipassana teachers, and you could attend one of their retreats to begin with. I suggest a day or weekend-long one to start with, because some last much longer. People like jack kornfeld, tara brach, and sharon salzberg are excellent. There are also recorded courses by these teachers via sounds true, and these provide instructions too. For ideas: http://tinyurl. Com/kdlb4pu. ...Read more

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Meditation programs (Tip)

“do your practice and all is coming.” ~ sri k patthabi jois -. ...See more

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Can meditation help me lose weight?

That depends: If you are a stress eater then reducing that tension may help with your food consumption. Meditation can reduce stress. Take care. ...Read more

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How long can zazen meditations last?

Zazen meditation: This is another term for "sitting" meditation, in zen buddhism. It can last for varying amounts of time. In many retreats and meditation centers the time is 30-45 minutes for each "sit." if practicing on your own, you can adjust the time to what you have available or working up to a longer practice time. The essence, though, is "practice.". ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Meditation programs (Tip)

When meditating it's often nice to be surrounded by gentle music, or natural outdoor sounds. ...See more

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How can I get euphoria from meditation?

How can I get euphoria from meditation?

That's not the goal: Meditation (mindfulness) aims the practitioner toward awareness and acceptance. The less we struggle against reality, the more calm and effective we can be. We have more energy for things that we want to do and to keep ourselves healthy. Some may find it easier to be happy more often, so in that way you might get to use that word - euphoria. But it is not the intended goal. Find a group. Try it. ...Read more

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What is the goal of buddhist meditation?

Presence: The goal of buddhist meditation is to be present to the current status. To be focused on the now-not tomorrow, not yesterday. To accept what has happened without judgement. This takes time and energy to learn how to do but can lead to internal calm and peace. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Meditation programs (Tip)

Easy to quiet the mind, hard to stop the number of thoughts. ...See more

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What are the best meditation techniques?

What are the best meditation techniques?

The ones best 4 you: This is like asking what's the best food or best exercise; there are many good options and what's best for one person may not work well for another, so try a few techniques to see what is best for you. Whichever technique that resonates most is the one to pursue. See http://www. Chopra. Com/ccl/5-types-of-meditation-decoded &
https://tinyurl. Com/84a8cad &
http://liveanddare. Com/types-of-meditation/ ...Read more

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Is meditation useful for personal health?

Is meditation useful for personal health?

Yes: Research studies have so far shown that meditation can be helpful in such conditions as chronic pain; anxiety & panic; sleep disturbance & insomnia; gastrointestinal distress; fatigue; headaches; skin disorders; hypertension; and with the stress factors in heart disease. For some mindfulness based stress reduction papers, see: http://www. Meditationforhealth. Com/mbsr-research. Php. ...Read more

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Meditation programs (Tip)

Don't try meditating when you're overtired, it may defeat your purpose. ...See more

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Best meditation technique for 30+ women?

Meditation Technique: I commend you for your desire to practice Meditation.
We are blessed with Breath of life every 4 seconds and with 3 million air sacs in our lungs to bring oxygen in the body and to remove carbon dioxide.
Chose quiet place and comfortable position, take deep breath and focus only on Blessing and Wonder of lungs.
No attention to any other thought
Exhale naturally
Repeat until you feel inner silence ...Read more

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Could you regress in vipassana meditation?

Perhaps: Vipassana retreats are silent for several days or more. Unless absolutely necessary, communicating through writing or eye contact is discouraged -- so that you can be with yourself during the meditation periods. Others usually provide food, but you might be assigned to some work duties. It's possible to regress during this time. Depending on your emotional health, you normalize afterwards. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Meditation programs (Tip)

Create a space in your home where you can meditate daily without distractions. ...See more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Meditation (Definition)

Meditation is a technique or practice in which an individual attempts to focus their attention to increase mindfulness, introspection, and relaxation. The practice of meditation has shown benefit in blood pressure control and reducing ...Read more


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