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Dose anybody know any meditation technique to keep the mind and health in good shape?

HI guys!
Can anybody help me in finding a right meditation practice, which can help me to keep the stress away…because of these hectic life schedule and job pressure its really difficult to maintain stress free mind…please let me know if you know such meditation practice or any meditation centre where i can go for such help…thanks

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  1. Start with finding a quiet place in your home where you won’t be disturbed for at least 15 minutes. (more time is good if you can get it, but I know its hard with today’s schedules.)
    Then get into a comfortable position – either sitting or lying down. Keep your arms and legs uncrossed.
    Next slowly breath in to the count of 4. Hold for a count of 4, release for a count of 4 and hold for a count of 4. Repeat over and over for the whole meditation.
    As thoughts come into your mind, gently push them aside and continue to focus on your breathing.
    You could also do a simpler version to start – on the in-breath say to yourself “Re” and on the exhale say “lax”
    There are also some great guided visualizations you may like to get started with. Check out the Inner Alchemy series. Its quite good and they have a big variety.
    I hope that helps. 🙂

  2. I started meditation around 6 months ago with the help of a guru, and it helped me a lot i feel much more cool,calm,composed and confident i would say it has changed my life to a great extent, thanks to Swamiji…if you want you can visit there website and seek there help…its http://www.spiritualvidya.com

  3. hmmmm………
    try breathing in & out everyday for half an hour…also, try mantra chanting “OM”…
    by the way, PLEASE do not start or continue any meditation routine without taking help of a Guru or spiritually acknowledged authority…
    it could make you crazy!
    while browsing online for “meditation”, i came across some really useful blogs…but the best one was spiritualvidya.com
    go to thier FAQ section and Enlightened section…you will get tones of information…
    my frend has taken a consultation with them already & he vows by it!
    consultation or no consultation…there is no harm in reading the useful articles :-))
    also, try looking for useful books @ amazon….thats another cool place for knowledge!

  4. What is Mindfulness Meditation? Mindfulness is a type of meditation that essentially involves focusing your mind on the present moment. To be mindful is to be aware of your thoughts and actions in the present moment-without judging yourself. Research has proven that mindfulness meditation improves mood, decreases stress/anxiety, boosts immune function; and helps one to cultivate patience, compassion and loving-kindness.
    How to practice ‘basic’ Mindfulness Meditation: Find a quiet and comfortable place. Sit in a chair or on the floor with your head, neck and back straight but not stiff. Put aside all thoughts of the past and the future and stay in the present moment. Become aware of your breathing, focusing on the sensation of air moving in and out of your body as you breathe. Feel your belly rise and fall, the air enter your nostrils and leave your mouth. Pay attention to the way each breath changes and is different. Watch every thought come and go, whether it be a worry, fear, anxiety or hope. When thoughts come up in your mind, don’t ignore or suppress them but simply note them, remain calm and use your breathing as an anchor. When you find yourself getting carried away in your thoughts, observe where your mind went off to, without judging, and simply return to your breathing. Remember not to be hard on yourself when this happens. Practicing for ten to fifteen minutes-twice a day-for starters is sufficient. Daily, consistent practice of Mindfulness Meditation is what’s most important.
    Jon Kabat-Zinn – a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, is internationally known as a meditation teacher, author, researcher, and clinician in the fields of mind/body medicine, integrative medicine, lifestyle change, and self-healing. He is an expert in stress reduction, relaxation, and the applications of mindfulness meditation in everyday living to optimize one’s capacity to face stress, anxiety, pain, illness – across the lifespan. Jon Kabat-Zinn has some excellent books/cd’s on cultivating mindfulness to greatly reduce pain, stress, and anxiety – such as “Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and The World Through Mindfulness” and “Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life.”
    *”Beginning Mindfulness: Learning The Way of Awareness.” By: Andrew Weiss – teaches Mindfulness of Breathing, Mindfulness Meditation, Walking Meditation, Tonglin: The Art of Compassion, Loving-kindness Meditation and Mindfulness in Everyday Life; it’s quite excellent for anyone who would like to incorporate mindfulness as a way of life.

  5. Any meditation or relaxation exercises will help. Try diaphragmatic breathing for one. When we are stressed or feel endangered, we tend to breathe up into our chests and this pumps extra oxygen into the blood and triggers adrenaline, but at rest we should learn to breathe from our diaphragms, like sleeping babies do. It brings down the blood pressure, calms the mind and body, and when coupled with meditation and sending loving kindness to our bodies, it is very effective.
    Diaphragmatic breathing exercise is done by sitting or lying down; I like to do it in the bathtub or swimming pool as it helps me feel how I’m breathing by the way I float. Breathe down deeply through your nose so that your belly expands, not your chest. Exhale through your nose as well. Breathe in for a count of 5-7, whatever is comfortable for you, but exhale for a count of about 2 more than what you breathed in. It also helps if you put your left hand on your belly; it helps monitor whether you are doing it correctly or not. Do this for about 5 minutes two or three times each day. You can increase it if you like for a stress reducer, but practicing it will help you to do it in those times when you feel extra stressed.
    Loving kindness meditation is when you sit or recline in a comfortable position, focusing again on the breath. Don’t alter your breath, just focus and notice it for 2 or 3 minutes. Then, focus on your right big toe. Notice it, notice how it feels. Find a spot within the toe and send it love, warmth, words of relaxation, whatever you like. Work like this up your right leg in sections; choose how many spots you want to do. Then do it with your left leg, working up until you get to your abdomen. Then do your right arm and shoulder, then left arm and shoulder, then go to your torso. Start at the abdomen and work your way up to your center, in your solar plexus. By the time you’re finished, you will be relaxed, refreshed, and content.

  6. WOW!!! I didnt know that Meditation is such a powerful technique. Well… i can not meditate myself. I have been unable to concentrate. I have tried many times.
    But it was interesting to read all the answers. A lot of information was shared here. I checked the websites given here…. i specially liked spiritualvidya FAQs and Enlightened sections. I am not sure how much of it is correct. Can Meditation really do so much to your personality??? Anyways, I am not the right person to answer your question – but it helped me to discover the power of meditation and understand something more about it. so, i thank you for posting this question and to all the people who answered. It sure helped me….

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