Deep Meditation

Deep Meditation Meditation is the primary means of cultivating the inner peace and happiness that we all long for. Inner peace and happiness are found to be resident parts of our inner nature when we are able to take away the barriers in our nervous system from the purifying influences of yoga practices. Inner stillness is the essence of enlightenment, and how do we nurture this in ourselves? – Through deep meditation. Samyama is a deep meditation practice that takes advantage of resident inner stillness (silence). The practice of Samyama develops in us that sense of “seeing stillness in action and action in stillness.” In this state, our desires become expressions of our inner silence and find fulfillment in ways …

Yoga Meditation

Yoga Meditation There are so many forms and systems of yoga meditation that are being popularized in many parts of the world today, many of which have been developed based on experience, scientific research and study, others from mental speculation. Some may see some results and experience some benefits, yet others may end up frustrated. Learning the real meaning of Yoga Meditation and tracing its authoritative source is deemed to guide yoga meditation practitioners from being misled and help them attain the real benefits and goals of yoga meditation. Yoga Meditation means controlling the mind and material senses by focusing on the energy within the body. As such, it can be understood that controlling the mind is very difficult as …

The Bliss of Martial Arts

The Bliss of Martial Arts If you want something unique to add to your exercise regimen, martial arts may be the very thing you are looking for. Martial arts has the benefit of exercising both your mind and body. Through martial arts training, you get a complete workout that aerobics or weight lifting just can’t match. Martial arts have never been more popular as it is today. Recent Hollywood action blockbusters that feature acrobatic fight scenes like “The Matrix” and “Charlie’s Angels” have been hugely successful. But long before Keannu Reeves and Drew Barrymore sported their chops and kicks on the widescreen, the martial arts were already widely used in Asian movies. Chinese martial arts gave birth to a popular …

The Essence of Breathing in Zen Meditation

The Essence of Breathing in Zen Meditation In layman’s term, Zen meditation is letting go of pessimistic thoughts and simply relaxing. In Buddhism, it is a contemplative discipline performed to achieve calmness in the mind and body. Most importantly, it aims for a practitioner to understand the nature of life to obtain enlightenment. To fully experience positive results of Zen meditation, there are three general methods to consider such as (1) Concentration; (2) Koan Introspection; and (3) Shikantaza. Concentration is the main emphasis to start Zen meditation. You need to focus on your breathing which is commonly ministered by counting. Let breathing be your shield to any distraction. On the other hand, Koan Introspection focuses on “koan.” Koan is an …

Learn Yoga’s Relaxation Technique: A long lost art for rejuvenation

Learn Yoga’s Relaxation Technique: A long lost art for rejuvenation We all know that one of the necessary things needed to keep an automobile in good condition is cooling the engine when it gets hot. Well the same principle applies to the human body. When the body and mind are constantly overworked, their efficiency in performing their duties diminishes. Modern social life, food, work and even play make it difficult for the modern man to use a proper relaxation technique for rejuvenation. An observance of nature will show us that animals love relaxation and sleep. They get as much sleep as they want. Rest and sleep are essential to recharge our nervous energy as our physical, emotional and mental balance …

Coping Strategies For Back Pain

Coping Strategies For Back Pain One coping strategy becoming more recognised by the medical profession in Back Pain Sufferers are Relaxation Techniques The importance of relaxation in controlling and treating disease as well as back pain is now starting to be recognized by the general public as well as the medical profession though to be honest the public don’t always understand its effectiveness. Relaxation techniques, especially if they involve meditation, has often been seen as “mumbo jumbo” However within recent years scientists and doctors have discovered immense benefits to meditation in the relief of pain and illness. Relaxation techniques have a definite place in the healing process of the body, With certain types of back pain the importance of relaxation …

Meditation 101: Pillow, Pillow which is the Softest of Them All

Customary pillows are usually utilized as head or neck support. Normally, the said pillows are used when sleeping or resting. These days however, pillows are also used to support one’s buttocks and back while seating and meditating. The said pillows are termed as a meditation pillow. A pillow is a necessity while doing meditation since it aids you to maintain proper posture all throughout the session. In general, there are two types of pillow suitable for meditation use. 1. Donut Pillows – donut is the shape of this type of pillow. The space in the center provides relief while sitting on the tailbone area. 2. Lumbar Pillows – this is used to maintain and support the lower back. Donut and …

Yoga For Relaxation

Yoga For Relaxation People practice yoga for a variety of reasons. Many yoga practitioners are interested in the health benefits that come from regularly performing the routines. Others want a state of harmony between inner and outer self. Still others practice yoga primarily to relax. A State of Harmony The profound relaxation available through yoga includes a state of clarity of mind, and of harmony with and understanding of the world. If such a state of relaxation is your goal, you will need to use most of the yoga techniques available. Pay special attention to breathing, diet, correctly performing the exercises, and meditating. The deep, prolonged breath one learns through yoga helps the brain stay oxygenated, which contributes to mental …

Meditation for Flight

Meditation for Flight Meditation is an effective way of relaxing the body and reducing stress, creating a more worry-free mind. The popularity of meditation and its practice have helped a lot of people deal with their inner most fears and anxieties and have helped them cope up with a lot of their unresolved self. One common fear of most people all over the globe is the fear of flying. People who fear flying tends to become very paranoid during a flight and may cause them to have uncomfortable feelings, elevated anxieties, panic attacks, and even sleepless nights before the flight. Because of the growing awareness for the need to solve this fear, many ways of how to overcome fear of …

Meditation 101: Pillow

Meditation 101: Pillow Customary pillows are usually utilized as head or neck support. Normally, the said pillows are used when sleeping or resting. These days however, pillows are also used to support one’s buttocks and back while seating and meditating. The said pillows are termed as a meditation pillow. A pillow is a necessity while doing meditation since it aids you to maintain proper posture all throughout the session. In general, there are two types of pillow suitable for meditation use. 1. Donut Pillows – donut is the shape of this type of pillow. The space in the center provides relief while sitting on the tailbone area. 2. Lumbar Pillows – this is used to maintain and support the lower …

Yoga Certification Videos

Yoga Certification Videos The popularity of yoga has been unstoppable in so many parts of the world, and with the help of the modern-day Internet technology, as well as DVD systems, has made yoga distance learning, yoga home study programs, and yoga certification videos possible. One can conveniently learn yoga, and even be a certified yoga instructor at the comfort of their own homes and the expediency of their own time. The importance of being a certified yoga teacher has been deemed significant nowadays as yoga has increasingly become one of the most sought after classes for people who want to balance their physical and mental health; the undeniable benefits of yoga has made it a very famous form of …

Why Relax?

Why Relax? Experts have determined that heart disease is connected to anger and. Too much stress can lead to or cause a heart attack. Relaxation takes on extra meaning in light of this matter. Managing your anger and attitude is important to heart health, and relaxation can help you manage stress. We will examine some ways that relaxation can be effectively achieved. Hopefully one will appeal to you. One method of relaxation is transcendental meditation. Studies have shown that this method may lessen artery blockage, which is a major cause for heart attack and stroke. The researchers found that practitioners of transcendental meditation radically reduced the thickness of their arterial wall. Another manner of relaxation, acupuncture, seems to reduce high …

Your Basic Yoga Equipment

Your Basic Yoga Equipment One good thing about yoga is that it can be practiced almost anywhere, without all those yoga equipments, and by all people of all ages. When doing yoga it is best to wear loose and comfortable clothing. Yoga is traditionally done and practiced barefoot, but if this does not suit you, you can just wear socks or soft-shoes. It is also best to practice yoga on an empty stomach. Empty your stomach, clean your nostril and throat, and consume a glass of warm water 15 minutes before you start. You may drill on energy bars, fruits or drink a glass of water an hour before class to avoid getting hungry or dehydrated during yoga sessions. It …

Learning To Meditate

Learning To Meditate Learning to meditate can help you reduce stress and rejuvenate your soul. Science has proven that reducing the ill effects of stress can increase the quality of your life. It can also help prevent heart attacks and even cancer. In reality, meditation is simply learning techniques that help you to relax. Unfortunately, many people associate meditation with religious beliefs. Although some religions do use meditation, the use of these techniques may be implemented without any religious connotations. Getting Started Learning to meditate requires that you understand three separate principles. These steps of meditation are posture, breathing, and attitude. All of these concepts must be used together in order to achieve the maximum effects. Posture is a fundamental …

Daily Meditation – Spiritual Support For Today’s World

Daily Meditation – Spiritual Support For Today’s World In days of old, spiritual life was separate from “regular life”. People went to church or temple once a week, and then got on with the rest of their lives. Daily meditation was something that only nuns, priests, rabbis or monks did. In today’s world, our understanding of spiritual life is changing. More and more we are understanding that all of life is sacred, and at the same time, there seems to be less and less time available for us to slow down and connect with our innermost spiritual center. With the advent of global communication, there are now many options available to us for spiritual and religious expression. At the same …

Understanding The Different Types Of Yoga

Understanding The Different Types Of Yoga Yoga is becoming a more and more popular activity in the Western world today. The number of places holding Yoga classes is on the increase and there is a plethora of different types of Yoga. With a choice of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Power Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and many more it can be easy to get confused The article will help you to understand the difference between the most popular types of Yoga so you can choose which type is right for you. Hatha Yoga – in Sanskrit (an ancient classical language of India) “Ha” means “sun” and “tha” means “moon”. This type of Yoga is relatively slow paced, gentle …