Category: How to Meditate

7 Ways to Wake Up and Start your Morning Happily

Getting up early can make you more productive, focused and motivated. Wake up early in the morning will give you plenty of time to complete all of your daily tasks.  Here are seven ways to start your morning fresh and better. Read more….

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Meditation for Beginners

Welcome to the meditation for beginners Quick-Start Series. In this first series of lessons we are going to help you learn meditation. If you already have experience with meditation this series will help you to go into deeper aspect of meditation. Read more….

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Impact of Meditation on Brain Structure

Effect of meditation on the brain structure can be broken up into two categories: short-term changes and long-term changes. In this article we focused our attention both on short term and the long term impact of meditation on brain structure. Read more….

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Mindfulness meditation- observing the beauty of nature

Today is the autumn equinox – which means different things to different people. The word equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night.” It is one of two days in the year when there is 12 hours of day Read more….

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Empathy, Meditation and Loving Kindness

Empathy, meditation and loving kindness are intimately interconnected. What is empathy? The love of Mother Teresa, the love of Dalia Lama are the examples of empathy. Empathy is that aspect of human quality, which makes people to be kind towards other. Empathy is the mental capacity to experience the emotions, thoughts, feelings, or state of another person. It is the capacity to truly understand another person’s point of view. There are two major elements to empathy. The first is the cognitive component: Understanding the others feelings and the ability to take their perspective and the second element to empathy is the affective component. This is an observer’s appropriate emotional response to another person’s emotional state. Empathy are influenced by the environment, hormones and the genes. People with the “GG” gene displayed more caring and trusting nonverbal behaviors, like smiles, love, head nods, and eye contact, while listening to a loved one describe a time of suffering. Vipassana meditation loving kindness and yoga meditation all are interlinked. If one is missing, one can not complete the other. Although genes and environments are related to empathy, positive empathy and loving kindness meditation is a good way to expand the consciousness. Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation and Brainwaves

The objective of chakra meditation is to attain liberation while living (jivanmukta). This is the state where mind is full of bliss and free from all fluctuations and negativity. The mind abides in its pure state of consciousness. In this state mind is free from all attachments to persons, ideas, opinions, ideology and worldly things. In this state people often exhibits a high level of holistic functioning full of love and wisdom that unites multiple senses and perceptions. It is a state of completely synchronized neural activity in the brain. Continue reading

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Meditation and Metacognition: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Research

Cognition is the ability to retrieve knowledge from memory. Self-monitoring of knowledge is subject of research for modern neuro-scientists. It was also the topic of meditation in ancient eastern traditions. What is Metacognition? Metacognition is your knowledge about what you know. It Read more….

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Nine Friends of Meditation: How to Meditate? Part- III

How to Meditate? Meditation is to conquer the inner enemies.  Negative emotions like anger, hatred, fear, jealousy are these enemies. To conquer the enemies, you need friends. The nine friends of meditation are the subject of this article. Meditation is to experience Read more….

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Overcoming the Nine Obstacles of Meditation

In the beginning of meditation, mind is not stable. Generally, mind always looks for some external support. Often mind is under the influence of emotions. Meditation improves little by little as we progress forward on the path.  The Buddha taught Read more….

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How to Meditate: 12 Simple Steps

How to Meditate? There are numerous ways you can meditate. But here I am giving below just twelve simple steps for deep meditation. As you practice meditation, you will move into deeper realities of tranquility and calmness of life. 1.Time for Meditation Ideally Read more….

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