Free yourself from any anxiety you may be holding on to with this 10 minute guided meditation. Calm any nervous or anxious feelings you may be having and just breath into the present moment. Enjoy.
Three Ways To Learn Meditation
Meditation is an ancient art which has been carried on to our modern generations because numerous studies have shown that there are many great health benefits to meditating regularly. We know that the ancient sages and gurus had mainly one way of meditating: to sit quietly in a secluded place for a long time until they attained what is called ‘enlightenment’.Meditation and Your Health: How to Reduce Stress With Meditation
Imagine for a moment that you are holding your arm out to the side and you just hold it there. No big deal, right? But keep holding it there, and keep holding it there, and keep holding it there. With time your arm will begin to ache and become painful. Unless you do something, you will have to put your arm down because the pain will be too intense. Stress is very much like this.Burning Incense As A Way Of Enhancing Meditation
Burning incense is a great way of preparing yourself and the space you are going to use for meditation. It is a practice that has been used since ancient times throughout many ancient cultures. Frankincense is a favorite for meditation practitioners and is also known as one of the gifts that Jesus received upon his birth from the three wise men from the East.Let the Way of Zen Teach You How to Relax
The way of Zen shows you how to relax. We are living in a stressful world because our minds are preoccupied with thoughts of the past, such as memories of good and bad experiences, as well as thoughts of the future, such as worries. Zen living is to embrace all that life offers, whether they are good or bad experiences, and live in the present to the fullest, doing your very best without anticipating the outcome.Understanding the Ordinary Mind
The Ordinary Mind is a chaotic jumble of fragmented thoughts, emotions, regrets, desires, and memories of past experiences, which are only occasionally recognized for the mishmash of half-conceived ideas, undeveloped thoughts, and unconscious ramblings they are. Fleeting, unsubstantial, and very difficult to sort through, they compete for your attention and drain your energy when you attempt to focus on a specific thought or idea. Trying to concentrate is an effort in futility as your stream of consciousness generates more and more thoughts, each one competing for your attention. Often when you do manage to focus on a certain idea or thought your feelings, emotions, or desires get in the way.