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  • What are alternatives to mindfulness of breathing meditation?

    Question by M: What are alternatives to mindfulness of breathing meditation?
    I have been practicing meditation sporadically for several years, and in recent months have been motivated to practice more deeply and consistently. However, when I try to observe the breath – I find I stop breathing! I can’t simply be with the breath without exerting control, and I inevitably experience sensations of claustrophobia/suffocation. Could someone suggest an alternative method? Thanks.

    Best answer:

    Answer by Lisa
    What you are experiencing is not unusual, and there is no reason to try and avoid it. If you can’t be with the breath without exerting control, then notice you are exerting control at that very second, do your best to let it release, and go back to the breath. If you again notice you are exerting control, again, try to release and go back to the breath. If you experience sensations of claustrophobia or suffocation, then notice them, and go back to the breath. If you experience extremely negative emotional states based on this sense of claustrophobia or suffocation, then notice that. None of these things will last forever. If you try to avoid them, all that will happen is they will find other ways to come back again and again.

    In other words, the alternative method is to go right into the experience you are really having.

    The other thing I would highly recommend, if you have not already done so, is to go on a meditation retreat (ten days or longer if you can) with an experienced teacher in the type of mediation you are most interested in. It is very wise to have someone to guide you when you experience very unpleasant mindstates. Everyone experiences such things, of course, but the mind can get very tricky with them, so it is excellent, if you can, to have a guide.

    I hope this helps!

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  • How can i keep my skin beautiful?is there anyway to keep it healthy without any acne on it?

    Question by my sacred self: How can i keep my skin beautiful?is there anyway to keep it healthy without any acne on it?
    I’ve visited a doctor too she gave me some cream and capsule..but it doesn’t work completely …..i wanna keep my skin beautiful naturally without any make up or drug…is there any special mask or plant drug ?or any other way ?
    do u have any suggestion about it?
    tell me please

    Best answer:

    Answer by daniel doll face
    use spot cream, drink plenty of water, don’t do solvents, excercise, don’t drink alcohol, don’t eat things like chocolate in excess, don’t use makeup, wash face regularly.

    Give your answer to this question below!

  • Reiki campanillas 3 minutos

    Esperanza REIKI Concepción.
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  • How to Use Writing as a Meditation Practice

    How to Use Writing as a Meditation Practice
    Writing can be a powerful meditation practice, helping us to integrate our active mind with the mind of meditation. By using it as a process of inquiry, it can help us track our progress in loosening attachments and habitual states of mind even as it …
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    Meditation Moments: Benefits of day-to-day mantram repetition
    The second point in the eight point program of “Passage Meditation” is the repetition of a mantram practiced whenever possible throughout the day or night. In the eight point program of “Passage Meditation,” the use of a mantram is distinct from …
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    Loving-Kindness Meditation and Change
    One increasingly popular form of meditation is loving-kindness meditation (LKM), the practice of wishing oneself and others to be happy, content and at ease. In the yoga tradition, loving-kindness is seen as an opportunity to “cultivate the opposite.”.
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  • Horses as Healers through Hippotherapy – A Powerful Alternative Therapy for Disabled Children

    This is for my English 104-515 Final Project. Enjoy! (I don’t own the copyright of any audios and video clips in the video.)
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  • Invisible Healing – Reiki

    Invisible Healing - Reiki

    Here is the download link http://bit.ly/RxeOCE Namaste.
    Video Rating: 4 / 5

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