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Where do you Meditate?

Is meditation a right brain function or a left brain function? Let’s explore this question. The left brain is the center of specific detailed linear thinking. Its focus is the parts or details of things. Using the left brain one builds parts into a whole. Mathematics is a function of the left brain. Speech and … Read more

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Choosing the Best Meditation Cushion for You

When it comes to meditating, one thing that many people do not realize is that a meditation cushion is a very essential item. In fact, for many people who meditate, they can not meditate with a meditation cushion. When it comes to choosing meditation cushion, there are many things that you should take into consideration … Read more

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Meditation Music to Relax and Take the Stress Out

Meditation is a form of relaxation where one sits (or stands and sits) quietly with their thoughts focused on one object or thought. It has been used for thousands of years as a means of relaxation and gaining inner peace and tranquility. What started as a religious ritual for Buddhist and other religions has turned … Read more

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Surviving Stress

It’s one of the greatest killers in our society today. More illnesses are attributed to stress than anything else. It’s purported to contribute to the cause of cancer, high blood pressure and heart disease as well as many other physical maladies. And, it’s all around us in the form of pressure to get out of … Read more

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The Many Faces of Meditation

Meditation used to be the purview of the Hindu, Buddhist and other Eastern Religions. In the last several decades meditation has made a journey to front and center in the Western world. Whatever one’s religions orientation, meditation in one of its many forms is likely to play a part in our lives. Do you take … Read more

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Free Form Writing as an Active Meditation

Meditation is a way to access those places in our consciousness that allow us to make intuitive leaps, and find creative, out-of-the box solutions. Sitting quietly and focusing on the breath is a familiar and popular form of meditation. So, too, are gazing quietly at an object or listening to a guided mediation. Active meditative … Read more

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Opening your Door to a New World

New to meditation? Not sure where to start? Have trouble just sitting and “doing nothing”? Guided meditation is a great place to begin. Often accompanied by music, guided meditation takes you on a journey. Those journeys will differ widely. It might be a journey of breath, where you are directed when and how to breathe … Read more

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Is Dance Meditation?

Mention the word meditation and the first thing that comes to mind is sitting quietly and focusing on breath or a candle flame. Expand your thoughts a bit and you may include guided meditation or guided imagery tapes, relaxing music or chanting a mantra. But dance? Can dance be considered meditation? The idea of meditation … Read more

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Meditation: The Now Is all there Is

The past is gone forever except in our memories. Tomorrow is ever elusive – always just on the horizon. More and more we are being exhorted to come present, come to right now, this moment. Joy, happiness, relaxation, ease are all to be found in being present, right now. But how? In direct opposition, on … Read more

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Meditation and Alpha, Theta, and Gamma Brain Waves

There are five different brain waves – beta which we operate in most of the time, alpha which is a much more relaxed state, theta which is an even slower state that is often a product of REM sleep but can also be entered into through tasks that are so automatic they don’t engage our … Read more