Imagine closing your eyes for a few minutes and afterward
feeling relaxed, alert - able to think clearly and concentrate.
The research shows that meditation can give you that and more,
but the benefits were there before science proved them. Now you
can keep up on the science and the experience with the
Meditation Newsletter. Your first name and e-mail address
- that's all it takes.
Thank you Steve - some good
stuff here. - Roy
Your newsletter really helps me a lot. - Toufiq A
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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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
Spring Meditation - If you live in a northern climate
this is a great time to meditate on the changing seasons and
the return of life. Sit somewhere outside where you can see the
leaves opening or flowers blooming. Note the dead stalks or leaves
of the previous winter and the new life emerging. See the process
of renewal and meditate on this without intellectualizing it.
Watch your thoughts, for they become
words. Choose your words, for they become your actions. Understand
your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, for
they will become your character. Develop your character, for
it becomes your destiny. - Author unknown
Mental Slavery reveals mental processes that limit our
thoughts. This book is a how-to guide for clearer, more powerful,
and more useful thinking. (It's also my newest book. - Steve)
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 breath 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?