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[21 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

Throughout history, meditation has been an integral part of many cultures. Records indicate that meditation was practiced in ancient Greece and India more than 5,000 years ago. In the Buddhist religion, meditation is an important part of their spiritual practice. Different forms of meditation are practiced in China and Japan, and Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have traditions similar to meditation. The word meditation comes from the Latin ‘meditari’ which means: exercise, turn something over in one’s mind, think, consider. It is defined as ‘consciously directing your attention to alter your state of mind.’

Meditation is one of the proven alternative therapies that in recent years have been classified under the mind-body medicine therapies. It is continuing to gain popularity, as more and more health experts believe that there is more to the connection between mind and body than modern medicine can explain. Meditation has been shown to aid the immune system and improve brain activity, according to researchers.

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[15 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

Google Tech Talks February, 28 2008 ABSTRACT Mindfulness meditation, one type of meditation technique, has been shown to enhance emotional awareness and psychological flexibility as well as induce well-being and emotional balance. Scientists have also begun to examine how meditation may influence brain functions. This talk will examine the effect of mindfulness meditation practice on the brain systems in which psychological functions such as attention, emotional reactivity, emotion regulation, and self-view are instantiated. We will also discuss how different forms of meditation practices are being studied using neuroscientific technologies and are being integrated into clinical practice to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress. Speaker: Philippe Goldin Philippe is a research scientist and heads the Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience group in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. He spent 6 years in India and Nepal studying various languages, Buddhist philosophy and debate at Namgyal Monastery and the Dialectic Monastic Institute, and serving as an interpreter for various Tibetan Buddhist lamas. He then returned to the US to complete a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University. His NIH-funded clinical research focuses on (a) functional neuroimaging investigations of cognitive-affective mechanisms in adults with anxiety disorders, (b) comparing the effects of mindfulness meditation and cognitive-behavioral therapy on brain

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[7 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

a 9 Minute meditation visualising the colours of the chakras.

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[30 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

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Alternative Therapies, Meditation »

[26 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Many of us have assumed that our DNA is something that is fixed and that we do not have the power to change it in any way. But a recent study by the Institute of HeartMath* has revealed some astounding results that run counter to this assumption.

In the study, research subjects attempted to influence DNA from human placenta that had been isolated in sealed test tubes.** Their objective was to get the two strands that comprise human DNA to wind tighter or to unwind. Amazing as it sounds, in a statistically significant number of cases, the DNA did just what the research subjects wanted it to do.

How were these individuals able to successfully affect the behavior of DNA in a test tube? There were two necessary components:

The first was the presence of heart-centered feelings of love and appreciation on the part of the research subjects. When those feelings were absent, the DNA exhibited no apparent changes. But just TWO MINUTES of positive, heart-felt emotions directed towards the DNA was often enough to solicit the desired response.

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[23 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Insights into the benefits of meditation, visuals with music from inspiritualization.com. Meditation is part of the 8 point Luscious Lifestyles Program promoted by Jasmuheen and the Embassy of Peace. For more complex meditations with Jasmuheen you may wish to purchase her MEDITATION MAGIC book from stores.lulu.com ALSO to have a deeper experience of what Jasmuheen is sharing in her YouTube channel & websites, you may wish to join her in meditation on various subjects – go to her iTunes store at www.itunes.com where you can download these as MP3 files. Your financial support – via the purchase of the below meditations – will not only aid in the expansion of consciousness to higher levels, but will also help with the fulfillment of the projects of The Embassy of Peace and the agendas Jasmuheen promotes.

Alternative Therapies, Meditation, Sound Therapy »

[20 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

The theory and art of using bija mantras is taught in the Bija Mantras Of The Spinal Chakras instructional video and in the book Music And Sound In The Healing Arts.

Balancing Earth with Air (For Clarity of Thought)
Meditation:
a (ah) cham sha

Chant:
a (ah) cham sha ai ba jam jam sa (shaw) tham s (sh) va

Increasing Fire, Reducing Air, and Warming Water (For Digestion)
Meditation:
j tha ra

Chant:
c(ch) da(day) jam ta ta la pha s(ss) na(nay) r na ta na pa
ma jam pha ya

Expanding Ether (For Loss and Grieving)
Meditation for quality space
i e s (ss)

Meditation
e sa e sa m

Chant
ai ai u (uh) c(ch) a (ah)
ai ai u c a
ai ai u c a
na va na va m (om)
i j i j m (om)
e—————-m

Balancing Earth and Fire (For Inner Warmth and Calm)
Meditation
e da e da va sah

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[15 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

This simple meditation is a very effective way to create inner stillness, bringing the mind into peace and quiet. It’s a great tool for practising the art of concentration, and for stopping the endless chatter of the mind. We have received wonderful feedback from everyone who has tried it. Hope you enjoy the deep relaxation that comes as a result of concentrating the mind.

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[6 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

www.chakra-balance.com presents a complete chakra balancing & healing session. Working from the base chakra up to the crown chakra using unique sounds and colors. You are left feeling totally refreshed and energized! This featured meditation is one of the 29 free chakra balancing and healing mp3 audios available from this site

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[28 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

A guided meditation with Bridget Woods Kramer, a leading Anusara yoga teacher, filmed on the clifftops of Cornwall, England. Bridget is Anusara’s UK representative and main certified Anusara teacher having studied with John Friend, the founder of the Anusara school of Yoga since 1994. Bridget travels all over Europe giving Anusara immersion workshops, Teacher training’s, and in depth study courses. ‘Be Still’ Music by kind permission of Rafael Szaban Produced by Rafael Szaban (www.indigoseamusic.com). Music available to purchase at www.omshop.eu Yoga workshops with Bridget available from www.omshop.com

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