Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mindfulness Exercises – Soft Belly

The next time you are outside in a quiet beautiful place on a lovely day, try a simple meditation technique called "Soft Belly," involving slow deep breathing in through the nose, out through the mouth, with the belly soft and relaxed.  If thoughts come just let them come, and then ...

Meditation – How Many Types of Meditation Should We Practice?

There are many different types of meditation practices. Most familiar, perhaps, are mantra meditation, mindfulness of breathing, metta bhavana (development of loving kindness), and the candle meditation. Recently I was asked by a student if I thought she should add a third meditation practice to the two forms of meditation ...

How to Overcome Common Obstacles During Your Meditation Practice

Is your meditation practice turning into an obstacle course? Are you wondering whether you should even be having any thoughts at all? Are you feeling more stress now that you've started meditating? It's very likely that your original reason for seeking a meditation practice was to reduce stress, not to ...

A Material World?

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience. go to source

The Benefits of Meditation in Our Modern Society

The benefits of meditation are countless; physically, mentally and emotionally, including the regain of self-worth and self-esteem. Meditation is the art of stillness, awareness and the knowledge of the self. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of meditation and imagine it being practiced only by monks at the top of ...

Meditation Cushions and Practice Postures

To calm the activity of our thoughts it is important that we understand the benefits to the mind and body that an aligned posture brings. The body's role during our practice is to support our mind, freeing and positioning our body parts so we can maintain a single focal point. ...

Breathing Meditation – Three Benefits to This Simple Exercise

There are many schools of meditation that complicate this perfectly natural process which we should all be able to put into practice. But if we remove the dogma and take something as simple as breathing meditation and put it into practice the benefits that you will experience are life changing. Breathing ...

Learn How to Meditate Correctly

So you want to learn how to meditate but you don't know where to start from. Well if this is your purpose, you came to the right place, because in this article I will explain the most important things about meditation and what you need to know to start this ...