Monthly Archives: June 2011

Floor Pillows (Zafu or Zabuton) Make or Break Your Meditation

Popular holistic fitness routines such as pilates, yoga and meditation address mental health, physical health, emotional health and spirituality. Most people partake in these programs to improve their physical state with only later realizing the benefits that come with the programs themselves. Appropriate tools are necessary to achieve the best ...

Why Is Holistic Meditation Best?

Meditation research and practice is going mainstream. Almost daily I discover new studies citing the wide-ranging benefits of this ancient practice. Meditation has become associated with the alternative medicine and holistic lifestyle movement. So, the title of this article may seem confusing. After all, isn't all meditation holistic? If by "holistic" ...

The Art of Visualization in Meditation Practice

In Yogic circles, Yantra meditation is a well known technique for using visualization of a geometric painting or diagram. Yantra is a Sanskrit word, which means: "instrument." The Yantra is an instrument (tool), which is used for restraining the wandering mind (monkey mind). The Sri Yantra is just one example ...

Inner Focus – The Difference Between Meditation and Concentration

To understand the difference between meditation and concentration, it is necessary to know what both words mean. The normal state of the mind is one of fast-paced, fragmented thoughts, feelings, and actions. With constant stimulation from a diverse array of sources, it bounces from one idea, or reaction to another, ...

How to Do Meditation Properly

It's always a worry with any new hobby - or sometimes even with one that you've been doing for some time - and meditation is no exception. Most beginners will question themselves and ask if the meditation technique they're using is really the one that will allow them to do ...

Generating Positive Energy From Chi To Grow Taller

One of the most effective ways to prevent stress in your life is to build up your internal energy system to such a degree that it is difficult for the physiological stress response to even occur. Although engaging in traditional Western exercises such as running or weight lifting can build internal ...

Read My Lips: Politispeak

Demonstrating assertiveness means there's no question where you stand, no matter the topic. Cognitively, to be assertive implies a lack of anxious thoughts in light of stress. Behaviorally, assertiveness is all about asking for what you want in a manner that respects others. Assertive people don't shy away from defending ...

Medical Uses for Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy has been put to a number of medical uses since the Victorian era when it was popular to treat people using hypnotherapy, especially people who were diagnosed as suffering with hysteria. Nowadays there are a number of well-accepted conditions for which hypnotherapy is considered a perfectly acceptable practice. Patients can ...