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Could you regress in vipassana meditation?

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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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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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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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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I want to try meditation.How can I start and what to do.What are the principles?

I want to try meditation.How can I start and what to do.What are the principles?

Mindfulness Course: One way is to take a mindfulness-based stress reduction class -- many communities have them, with trained instructors. Search on this site for your location: http://w3.Umassmed.Edu/mbsr/public/searchmember.Aspx also you can get cd's by jon kabat-zinn, jack kornfeld, sharon salzberg, etc. Many libraries have them; also sounds true is a great resource to buy them. ...Read more

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Are there benefits to meditation?

Are there benefits to meditation?

Yes!: Meditation is a great way to reduce stress, enhance concentration, control pain, and manage anger and negative feelings. Try to work it into your daily routine as you would brushing your teeth or combing your hair. ...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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