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What You *Really* Need To Know About Meditation

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The main purpose of meditation isn't just to relax. If you want to do that, best have a beer and put your feet up or have a hot bath. Meditation is about cultivating present-moment awareness and
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#guidetomeditation #aboutmeditation #mentaltraining  Not every article about meditation has be to a guide to meditation.   This article states that relaxation and peace is not the main purpose of why we meditate.   It goes on to state that meditation is mental training.   It helps us not react to daily life.   It helps with our body's natural healing powers and helps us make more conscious choices throughout the day.  

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Information and curations on Meditation including; practices, types, instructions, benefits, and how to practice meditation.
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20 mins of meditation twice a day can cut PTSD symptoms in older adults

20 mins of meditation twice a day can cut PTSD symptoms in older adults | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
The reduction was so great that 37 participants (80 percent) had their symptoms reduced to below the clinical level.
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Travis Lemon: Meditation may slow brain aging

Travis Lemon: Meditation may slow brain aging | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Meditation is usually depicted as a calming and peaceful practice, which isn't necessarily always the case. Ongoing research into what measurable scientific results meditation can produce is suggesting it could
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New book takes a fun approach to learning and understanding meditation

New book takes a fun approach to learning and understanding meditation | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Like millions of women worldwide, I wanted to meditate more after watching Julia Roberts find her Zen in the 2010 blockbuster movie "Eat, Pray, Love." I began making mental plans of how to sell off my belongings so I could jet off to Bali and sit still in the jungle, as she did. It never happened. Instead, I ended up on the side of my bed one morning trying to force my brain to stop thinking. I told myself, "If I just sit and be quiet. I will meditate." Then, my dog started licking my toes, and I gave up. For many, like me, meditation can be a daunting exercise; something only to be mastered from a mountaintop in Tibet.
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Meditation helps struggling students get back on track

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Ohio State neuroscience student Prasad Thakkar couldn’t get out of bed. He was experiencing debilitating depression and felt like he was going to vomit.

As the day would progress, he would have a few panic attacks, wouldn’t be able to keep food down and would be exhausted as a result. That’s what felt normal for Thakkar.

Thakkar was experiencing prolonged withdrawal from pain medication, but one day last year, he went to a retreat hosted by a meditation club on campus called YesPlus. It helped him take back control of his life.

Kaitlin Acton, vice president of the YesPlus Club at OSU, said she has seen many students benefit from the breathing-based meditation technique that the club teaches.

“The benefits I’ve gained from taking this course — not just once but several times — is profound. I’ve seen so many people get so many benefits from it as well,” said Acton, a third-year in international studies.

The course Acton referred to is YesPlus’s primary activity — a weekend retreat the club hosts two to three times each semester.

In recent years, the scientific community has took notice of both meditation and the specific technique taught by YesPlus. According to a report on the website for YesPlus’s parent organization, The Art of Living, more than 60 independent studies published in peer review journals have shown that the technique provides a “comprehensive range of benefits.”

For Thakkar, reaching these benefits was a long time coming.

When he was younger, he had some depression and anxiety. It then returned his first year of college when his doctor abruptly took him off a pain medication he had been prescribed after a serious rugby injury in high school led to nerve damage. After that, the depression and anxiety were much worse, and they were joined by several other withdrawal symptoms.

His grades were suffering, and many days he couldn’t make it to class. In fact, with only a few weeks remaining in the semester during fall 2015, Thakkar withdrew from his classes.

Multiple doctors he went to see were at a loss for how to help him, Thakkar said.

“So at that point when you’re going to doctors and even they can’t tell you what’s wrong, it gets hard to hold onto hope that everything’s going to get better,” he said.

It wouldn’t be until fall of 2016 when he would take the advice of an acquaintance to attend a YesPlus retreat. Almost immediately, Thakkar said he felt better mentally and physically.

“Literally after the first day, I started experiencing change,” he said. “It wasn’t like anything outwardly had changed, but your viewpoint on everything had changed.”

Prior to attending, Thakkar said exams were some of the biggest causes of his anxiety. Since attending the YesPlus retreat, he said he hasn’t had test anxiety. No more vomiting, either.

“The shift in mental health was so great that it also instantaneously made a difference in my physical health,” he said.

Any Ohio State student who would like to learn about this technique is welcome to attend a YesPlus retreat, Acton said. Additionally, she said the club’s activities include regular meetings and meditation sessions, events to have fun and service activities.

“Our mission is to see every Buckeye smile,” she said.

Thakkar spends more of his time smiling now. He feels good when he wakes up and is excited for the day to come. He can go to the gym, play tennis and has enough energy to finish the last year of his bachelor’s degree.

“The day feels like it’s under my control,” he said.

YesPlus’s next retreat will take place from Feb. 2-4. Fees are $15 for Ohio State students and $250 for the general public. To sign up or for more information, visit www.yesplusosu.org.
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Meditation may help you lose weight

Meditation may help you lose weight | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Health News - When it comes to dropping the kilos, counting calories and working up a sweat usually come to mind. However, if your weight loss efforts have stalled in spite of your ardent commitment to salads and cardio, consider meditating. I know what you are thinking -... Read more at www.tnp.sg
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LCPS wellness program includes meditation training for teachers

LCPS wellness program includes meditation training for teachers | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
With the start of the spring semester looming, the Las Cruces Public Schools district is helping teachers remain calm, teaching them short meditation and breathing techniques to keep them stres
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Indispensable Meditation Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Indispensable Meditation Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Learn how to make meditation part of your daily routine.
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Indispensable Meditation Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore

 

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Dan Harris: How Meditation Helps Me Survive This Era of Angry Politics

Dan Harris: How Meditation Helps Me Survive This Era of Angry Politics | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Dan Harris writes about how a consistent meditation practice can help you know your biases when it comes to politics.
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Four Stages of Meditation Practice

Four Stages of Meditation Practice | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
My Japanese Zen meditation teachers emphasized the importance of not looking for results from meditation, but just continuing with it without evaluatin
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Evergreen Schools Practice Mindfulness And Meditation

Evergreen Schools Practice Mindfulness And Meditation | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
The goal for Evergreen Public Schools, is to get students conscious of their thinking and behavior, calm and focused, and less stressed in the classroom.
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A Meditation For Vacation And Holidays

A Meditation For Vacation And Holidays | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Holidays are supposed to be stress-free and relaxing, but it can mean a lot of decisions about what to do, where to eat and when to head out versus relax. Here's a meditation to help you enjoy your holidays a bit more and to live with less stress when you’re away from home.
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The 1 Thing You Can Do For Better Sleep Will Only Take You 5 Minutes Each Night

The 1 Thing You Can Do For Better Sleep Will Only Take You 5 Minutes Each Night | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Insomnia for me was never about anxiety, but more of a challenge for my mind to quit wandering and wondering long enough to lapse into a blissful sleep. Once I
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Meditation classes to bust stress for students

Meditation classes to bust stress for students | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Meditation is known to help reduce stress and improve concentration besides several other advantages.The Board of Intermediate Education has decided to engage trainers and volunteers from the Heartful
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5 Reasons You (And Everyone Else) Are Having a Hard Time Meditating

5 Reasons You (And Everyone Else) Are Having a Hard Time Meditating | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Dan Harris’s newest book, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, introduces us to the excuses that will likely sound familiar and offers practical solutions to overcome them.
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5 Reasons You (And Everyone Else) Are Having a Hard Time Meditating

 

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Meditation is taking over Wall Street and Silicon Valley — here's how to start a daily habit

Meditation is taking over Wall Street and Silicon Valley — here's how to start a daily habit | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Meditation may be trendy, but that may detract from the fact it's a scientifically proven healthy habit. Getting started is easier than you may think.
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If Meditation Apps Don’t Appeal to You, These Brain-Reading Sunglasses Just Might

If Meditation Apps Don’t Appeal to You, These Brain-Reading Sunglasses Just Might | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
They actually brought me to a chill space, a quiet mind.
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Mystic Mantra: Meditation as medication for stress

Mystic Mantra: Meditation as medication for stress | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
As we perfect our medications, we can maintain a calm state of mind in the midst of turmoil and strife.
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Jason Wachob: Companies Should Promote Mindfulness And Meditation

Jason Wachob: Companies Should Promote Mindfulness And Meditation | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
I spoke to Jason Wachob, the founder and CEO of mindbodygreen, about what inspired him to start the company, how people can account for all aspects of wellness, his recommendations to employers about their wellness programs, he we can find meaning and happiness and his best career advice.
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A 1-minute meditation to let go of your fear and choose love over judgment

A 1-minute meditation to let go of your fear and choose love over judgment | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein shares a simple prayer for letting love in and letting go of judgment.
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Dan Harris: How Meditation Can Make You Happier And More Successful

Dan Harris: How Meditation Can Make You Happier And More Successful | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
I spoke to Dan Harris about why he decided to write the book, how meditation has affected him personally and professionally, why companies have meditation rooms at their facilities, how technology can be a hindrance to meditation and his best career advice.
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10 Hot Mindfulness And Meditation Apps To Watch

10 Hot Mindfulness And Meditation Apps To Watch | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Here are 10 life-changing meditation apps that will serve as an athletics coach to your focus and mind.
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Dan Harris: How Meditation Can Make You Happier And More Successful

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The One Tool I Recommend To Anyone Who Has Anxiety About Becoming A Parent

The One Tool I Recommend To Anyone Who Has Anxiety About Becoming A Parent | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
How meditation prepared me for motherhood: When I was struggling with insomnia, I decided to give meditation a shot. What I found? It was tremendously helpful.
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This 5-Minute Meditation Will Give You Energy to Get Through the Day

This 5-Minute Meditation Will Give You Energy to Get Through the Day | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
From weight loss to better sleep, the benefits of meditation are undeniable. Experts have said that just a few minutes of meditation a day can reduce stress
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