Would you like to close your eyes for a few minutes and afterward
feel relaxed, alert, and able to think more clearly. There is
a lot of research which shows meditation can give you that and
more. Of course the benefits were already there before science
proved them. People's experiences showed the value of both the
simple and complex meditative practices. Well, now you can keep
up on the science and the experience. You'll find the
most important pages of the site listed below, along with an
opportunity to get a free e-book.
Some of the Benefits of Meditation
Less stress (actual lowering of cortisol and lactate
Slower aging (possibly due to higher DHEA levels)
Reduction in irritability and moodiness
Rest (lower metabolic and heart rate)
Feelings of vitality and rejuvenation
Better learning ability and memory
Higher blood oxygen levels
Lower cholesterol levels
Lower blood pressure
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The Best Meditation Music? - Which is the best
meditation music? Many say that baroque music has some meditative
effect on your brain, although it may be just particular pieces,
possibly according to the beats-per-minute in the tune. Several
compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach are commonly recommended,
Meditation at Work - Many people assume that
meditation at work is not an option. It seems that it would be
too noisy if you work in a factory, or that there is no place
to meditate in an office setting. But in almost any workplace
there are ways to find... Continue
How to Let Go - Have you ever seen an angry
child laugh, then hesitate and get angry again, as though trying
to cheer him up was some dirty trick? He clings to his anger,
even though objectively it is a more painful state than laughing.
Adults do this too, of course. We've just learned to hide our
feelings better. Perhaps if you are sad, for example, you secretly
fight against... Continue
Have A Slow Day - Choose to slow down for an entire
day once in a while. Become aware of your movements and what
is going on around you. You may find that it is difficult not
to fall back into the habit of rushing in certain circumstances.
This is a chance to learn about yourself. Notice the thoughts
which accompany this feeling, then take a deep breath and slow
Listening to your own mind give you
"good reasons" why you should be fearful over unexpected
events is just like being friends with someone who thinks it's
funny to find new ways to hurt you! - Guy Finley
A Meditation to Try Today
You can try this simple method to see the benefits of meditation
in just minutes: Sit comfortably, close your eyes, and tense
up your body for a moment. Now breathe deeply through your nose
as you release the tension from every muscle one by one. As you
feel each part relaxing, watch for parts that may escape notice,
like a tight jaw. If tension remains somewhere, tense up that
part again, then let it relax.
Let your breathing fall into a comfortable pattern, and pay
attention to it. Be aware of your breath as it passes in and
out of your nose. Though your mind will wander endlessly, all
you have to do is continually bring attention back to your breath.
Is your mind is still too busy? Try naming the distractions
as a way of setting them aside. Try, for example, saying in your
mind, "itchy leg," "worried about work,"
or "anger," and then immediately return attention to
Do this meditation for five or ten minutes, or for 100 breaths.
When you open your eyes, you'll feel relaxed, and your mind will
feel refreshed. You'll be better prepared for any mental challenges.
You can start experiencing the benefits of meditation today.
Why not try it now?