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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 (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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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

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How does the vipassana meditation work to relieve stress?

How does the vipassana meditation work to relieve stress?

Mindfullness: Meditation changes brain physiology, increasing activity in regions associated with emotion, learning, memory, concentration, cardiovascular control. It reduces thought clutter/confusion to open the mind to improved introspection & review of life issues for better decision-making & coping. Combine with stress-reducing daily living habits (sleep, exercise, nutrition) & eliminate unnecessary stress. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to do back exercises during a vipassana meditation course?

Is it okay for me to do back exercises during a vipassana meditation course?

Mindful Yoga?: I don't know the specific back problem you have, or what type of back exercises you're considering. The vipassana retreat i just attended included some gentle, mindful yoga -- and people were of course free to amend postures according to any physical limitations they had (like back pain, etc). Please ask your doctor about any specific limitations s/he feels you need to observe with exercise. ...Read more

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Is vipassana meditation an effective way to reduce stress?

Is vipassana meditation an effective way to reduce stress?

Yes: Lots of research has shown that vipassana and other forms of meditation are effective ways to deal with stress and its effects on the body. ...Read more

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How can I overcome from insomnia occured after 10 days vipassana(mindfulness) meditation retreat?

Sleep ; meditation: It's possible for the extended silence of a 10 day vipassana retreat to allow many things to come up for review -- things that your normal day-to-day busyness might suppress. After all, mindfulness is about waking up -- rather than going through our lives asleep. A psychotherapist familiar with meditation may be helpful to you now, in exploring your own individual experience. Many do this work. ...Read more

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How do you do meditation?

How do you do meditation?

Conscious breathing: There are many different ways to meditate but the essence is taking slow deep breaths while focusing on the process & focusing your mind on a sound or image. One of my favorite techniques is to take a deep breath in & softly say "ommm" as you breathe out, focusing on how the sound vibrates you.See www.Alternative-medicine.Net/meditation/english.Html & http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=a8gruee0ehs. ...Read more

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What is benefit of meditation in wellness?

What is benefit of meditation in wellness?

Many useful benefits: The most common factor in poor health is stress & meditation is an incredible tool to reduce stress.It improves brain function & even changes brain structure beneficially, reduces anxiety, lifts mood, improves cognitive function, balances the autonomic nervous system, boosts immunity, prevents & reverses heart disease & more. See http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/articles/200105/the-science-meditation. ...Read more

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What is the value of the meditation you teach?

What is the value of the meditation you teach?

Lower stress.: Meditation, used regularly over a period of weeks or months, has been shown to help lower blood pressure and heart rate, improve breathing, relieve stress, and decrease the stress-produced chemicals (e.g., cortisol) in the body and brain. Anxiety and stress are counteracted and a generalized feeling of well-being is attained, along with a sense of deep spiritual attunement. ...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

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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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Can meditation help me lose weight?

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

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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

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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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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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Where can you learn more about meditation?

Where can you learn more about meditation?

Jon Kabat-Zinn: is a leading expert on meditation and health. Visit his web page and go from there. http://www.mindfulnesscds.com/ I practice mindfulness meditation and use it in my clinical practice. The key is not to give up when you realize you can't stop talking to yourself. Keep practicing and you'll start to realize the benefits! ...Read more

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