Meditation

This is the path of first resort. It requires discipline and patience, but there is little if any doubt that meditation, in its multitude of forms, is of tremendous benefit to the mind and body (see "20 scientific reasons..." @psychologytoday). Meditation carries little risk and has more demonstrable cognitive benefit than any other path. Meditation methods differ about what you do with your body, mind and voice. Do you sit in a chair, walk through the woods, adopt the lotus or half-lotus position, stand? Do you push yourself to erase all thoughts or just observe them? Are you silent or repeating a mantra? Out loud or in your head?

Recommended resources: A leading practice today is Vipassana, a Buddhist tradition. Great how-to manual @vipassanadhura.com. For a more detailed introduction to what makes Vipassana special, see Henepola Gunaraana's article @tricycle.com. One major advantage over the (perhaps) better known Transcendental Meditation (TM) approach is that classes and retreats are free.

News


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Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain, Study Finds
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Daughter of NFL legend Ronnie Lott teaching meditation to Miami Heat's Tyler Johnson
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Practicing mindfulness through yoga and meditation
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The Ornithologist review – beautiful, erotic and baffling meditation on faith
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Pick your practice wisely — meditation's benefits depend on its style
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Anderson Cooper discusses his brother's suicide, meditation and 'fake news'
ABC NEWS | 2017-10-04 09:44
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Meditation may help prevent heart disease, doctors say
REUTERS | 2017-10-03 14:05
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Meditation: The Miracle Life Hack? - Forbes
FORBES | 2017-10-02 20:19
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Meditation For Creativity (Here's How To Do a Mantra Meditation)
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Discussion

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Severe social anxiety! Did anyone here overcome it?
Subreddit: MEDITATION | 2017-10-05 17:55
True Teacher
Subreddit: MEDITATION | 2017-10-05 17:43
Where/How do I start?
Subreddit: MEDITATION | 2017-10-05 17:29
Stillness
Subreddit: MEDITATION | 2017-10-05 17:24
I literally cannot focus on my breath
Subreddit: MEDITATION | 2017-10-05 15:41
Here why Vivekananda, A turning point in modern history
Subreddit: MEDITATION | 2017-10-05 15:20
Can Meditation help you reduce excessive self talk?
Subreddit: MEDITATION | 2017-10-05 13:37
Seeking donations of meditation cushons and/or benches
Subreddit: MEDITATION | 2017-10-05 13:16
Help: Mindfulness and intrusive thoughts
Subreddit: MEDITATION | 2017-10-05 12:58
Inner sound Meditation
Subreddit: MEDITATION | 2017-10-05 11:44