Category Archives: Meditation

What is Mindfulness: The Concept and Practice

What is Mindfulness: The Concept and Practice   Mindfulness refers to the ability of complete and continuous awareness and consciousness. This state is especially helpful during emotional turmoil. Mindfulness is a skill derived from Buddhist psychology that has been practiced … Continue reading

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Stress Responses and Meditation

The fight-or-flight reaction is the body’s response to mental stress including job deadlines and major life changes. During this response, the stress hormones including adrenaline and cortisol are produced to promote your response capability. Your heart rate is faster to … Continue reading

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Lucid Dreaming and Meditation

Lucid dreaming is having the awareness consciously when you are dreaming. Only about 20% of people have reported to have lucid dreams frequently. Having lucid dreams is a skill that can be trained and learned. It can also be considered … Continue reading

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The Sleep Cycles, Meditation, and Brain Wave Patterns

We exist in our own subjective minds that cannot be separated from our personal perspective, which make it impossible to reach real objectivity. The brain waves during dream sleep are not much different from those during awake. Dream sleep is … Continue reading

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Meditation, Brain Waves, and Brain Activities

Electroencephalogram (EEG) is an important method measuring the brain waves and the electrical activities of the brain. The slowest waves (about 0.5-2 cycles/second) are called delta waves. Those that cycle about 8-12 times/second are alpha waves. Those that cycle about … Continue reading

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Meditation, the Brain, Neurons, and Neurotransmitters

Meditation can help promote health in various dimensions, including physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and social. The scientific studies and the scans of the meditating brain found that the blood flow condition may be improved in the brain, with improved … Continue reading

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Breathing Exercises, Concentration, and Meditation

Breathing exercises can be the beginning step of meditation. Breath control is called “pranayama” in Sanskrit. Here “prana” refers to the life force in the universe (in yoga philosophy). Breathing can infuse this life force into your body, while giving … Continue reading

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Meditation and the Yin-Yang Harmony

If you feel that it is hard to achieve your life goals, you may need to be more focused, being more self-disciplined, being more visionary, with a better self-esteem. Meditation is a method that may help you build these inside. … Continue reading

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Practicing Mindfulness: A Mind-Body Scan Meditation

It may not be easy to practice meditation and mindfulness. However, this can be done step-by-step. You can begin with a mind-body scan. To do this, you can lie down comfortably and relax. You can close your eyes and have … Continue reading

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Meditation while Living: A Mindfulness Way for Prevention of Illnesses

We have learned to pay attention since childhood. However, most of us hardly pay attention to our mind-body connection. Mindfulness, a form of meditation that helps you become aware of each moment, can be achieved by paying attention to your … Continue reading

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Enlightenment and Buddhism Meditation

What is enlightenment? In Hinduism, the word “enlightenment” is “Samadhi.” In Buddhism, it is called “nirvana.” It refers to the perfect condition that the self is completely integrated into “a sense of oneness with the universe.” It is a state … Continue reading

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Meditation as a Path toward Homeostasis and Happiness

As a useful tool for promoting the mind-body fitness, meditation can be integrated into your fitness program to train your mind and body concurrently just the same way as you train your muscles. While improving the connections between the mind … Continue reading

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Meditation for Stress Reduction and Healing Diseases

Although stress response is an adaptive reaction, long-term and chronic stress is harmful to health. Different people may have different symptoms and signs caused by stress. Adrenal glands are usually involved in stress responses and generate hormones including adrenaline and … Continue reading

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Meditation Techniques and the Power of Meditation

What is the power of meditation? Meditation can boost the power of your mind, the power of your fitness and health, and the power for stress reduction. Meditation is not just sitting there and doing nothing, it is not a … Continue reading

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