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  • Zen meditation in the pagoda 2

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    Zen meditation in the pagoda 2

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    A young monk meditating

  • Meditation – Reflection & Relaxation, Raise Your Vibrations

    Experience a flow of positive energy with this meditation. Music; Hanshan Temple Please relax now. Take a deep luxurious breath in and slowly let it out. Take another deep wonderful breath in and exhale it out slowly. One more deep breath. Exhale out. The breath is your conscious union with the Divine Force. As you do this meditation, allow yourself to love. Visualize in the area of your heart, a white light, first just twinkling, sparkling, then becoming larger and more radiant. Enlarge this light until you can feel the light throughout your whole body. Now make that light larger than your body, expand it outward. Stay there for a moment and feel the warmth and bliss from this expanded light. Feel peaceful and safe. Visualize this light turning to pink, like a pink mist, pink, the vibration of love. Allow this vibration to pulsate through you, renewing your awareness that all things are possible with love. Accept this feeling of love. Allow yourself to feel this love expanding your heart. Permit yourself to love more and more – feeling more and more love. Feel the light throughout your entire body and expanding outward even more. As you sit there, visualize sparks of light going on around the planet. See others awakening, their lights coming on, first white then pink. These light waves now touch one another, like stars lighting up the earth. See them becoming intense energy centers of love, charging each person to grow, to become, to love more and be loved more. See
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  • The Real You Meditation

    This is based on a guided visualisation that I did with my therapist – who is fantastic with these.  This meditation is one that I use at many times, particularly when I am confused or lacking direction.


    Close your eyes, and breathe in gently through your nose, filling up your lungs, and then exhale through your mouth, expelling all the breath in your body.  Take a few deep breaths and then continue, more gently, in through the nose and out through the mouth.


    Focus on your breath, letting go of other thoughts.


    Imagine a beautiful garden.  This is your garden so it can take any shape you like, perhaps there are lawns, perhaps there are flowers, trees to relax under, perhaps a lake or waterfall.  The garden is whatever you want it to be depending on your mood.


    As you walk through the garden relax, breathe in the soothing air, enjoy the flowers, feel at peace.


    Whenever and wherever you decide to stop and sit, or lie down in your garden, imagine a person beside you.

    This person is you.  They are you exactly as you would choose to be, this is your perfect self, kind, patient, understanding, loving.


    Relax and enjoy the company of this self.


    When you are ready, talk to this person.  You can ask them anything you like, understanding that they know you and want only good things for you.


    I really hope that this particular meditation helps you as much as it has helped me.  What I have found more often than not, with this meditation, is that the advice I receive is very often to stop trying so hard and just relax and enjoy myself – but whatever answers come from this, it is wonderfully reassuring to learn that all of the answers were inside of you already.

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    Pearl Howie ( runs Pearl Escapes a website devoted to finding safe, easy and affordable escapes – holidays, spa treatments, days out, etc. and providing great advice at every step of your journey.


    In order to give the best possible information Pearl only includes things that she has actually tried – whether it is a spa, hotel or flight.


    For more about meditation visit her meditation section and read the original article in context


  • Nature’s Lullaby – Peaceful Ocean Sounds – Relaxation – Meditation

    Sounds of the ocean with a relaxing focal point.
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    The Third Eye Chakra is located in the center of the head behind your eyebrows. This Chakra is related to our ability to perceive clearly. Intuition, insight, and imagination are also associated with this Chakra. Tighter – shorter – better. Picture: Ted Chambers Audio: Douglas Pieper/Ted Chambers Audio Engineering/Mix: Douglas Pieper These mediation pieces are an attempt to clear your mind by grabbing your attention. I hope they act as a conduit from our fast paced media saturated lives to an inner center where one can then sit and relax and meditate properly.
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  • Meditation and Breath

    Sraddhalu Ranade explains that the breath is the only function that bridges the conscious surface awareness and the subliminal inner awareness. He asserts that it can be used as a “lever” to modify your physical and mental state. This excerpt is from the Global Spirit program “Exploring Consciousness: East and West.” Watch more at
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  • New American Meditation Institute Study Reports Wide-Ranging Health Benefits from Meditation and Yoga

    Averill Park, NY (PRWEB) December 1, 2009 ??

    A new retrospective, interview-based, case study found that meditation and yoga practices learned by students who attended The American Meditation Institute?s Heart and Science of Yoga course led to the following reproducible, long-term, health-promoting benefits: lowered blood pressure, lowered heart rate, reduced cholesterol levels, decreased chest pain, diminished or extinguished acute and chronic pain, weight loss, increased breathing capacity, increased exercise capacity, improved quality and quantity of sleep, improved energy levels, increased creative capacity, diminishment of migraines, significant reductions in stress and fear, elimination of irritable bowel syndrome and a general sense of happiness and optimism in all facets of life for every participant.


    The course curriculum, which was the basis of the study, was developed and taught by Leonard Perlmutter, founder and director of the American Meditation Institute and award-winning author of ?The Heart and Science of Yoga: A Blueprint for Peace, Happiness and Freedom from Fear?. Noted physicians Mehmet Oz, Dean Ornish and Larry Dossey have endorsed Mr. Perlmutter?s book, which serves as the curriculum for his annual mind-body medicine CME course for physicians.


    The AMI study was developed as part of the accreditation process for physicians? continuing medical education through the Albany Medical College. The study was conducted by Beth Netter, MD, an holistic physician practicing mind-body medicine in Delmar, New York and chair of AMI?s Continuing Medical Education Committee.


    The following are a few statements obtained from the AMI health study:


    Participant #2: ?Before the course I was out of shape physically and mentally. Physically I had high cholesterol around 230, was out of shape and had poor eating habits. I had been an athlete. I went to the hospital thinking I was having a heart attack but it was indigestion. It was the wake-up call that helped me start the meditation course. I was resisting the cholesterol-lowering medication my doctor wanted me to take. Mentally I was mildly depressed. After the course my cholesterol went from 230 to 160s, my heart rate went down from 80s to 50s, and my blood pressure went from 140/90 to 110/70.?


    Participant # 13: ?My symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and panic attacks decreased after the course. I went through menopause without any issues.?


    Participant #14: ?My migraines diminished, my cholesterol went down, and I significantly reduced my blood pressure medication.?


    The next six-week Heart and Science of Yoga course, which formed the basis of the American Meditation Institute health study, will begin on Tuesday evening, December 8 in Averill Park, New York. The class, conducted by AMI founder Leonard Perlmutter, will present a comprehensive training in Yoga Science as holistic mind-body medicine.


    For more information, call 800.234.5115 or subscribe to ?Transformation,? our FREE journal of Yoga Science as holistic mind-body medicine.


    About the American Meditation Institute

    The American Meditation Institute for Yoga Science & Philosophy is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization devoted to the teaching and practice of meditation and its allied disciplines. In its holistic approach to wellness, the Institute combines the healing arts of the East with the practicality of modern Western science. AMI offers a wide variety of classes, retreats, and teacher training programs.


    AMI Meditation teaches people of all levels of experience to control, conserve and transform their greatest natural resource — the power of the mind — into thoughts, words and actions, which can enhance their physical, mental and emotional well being


    In contemporary terms, AMI Meditation provides the technology for creating new mental software that empowers each individual to make conscious, discriminating and reliable choices—choices that translate into peace of mind, physical balance and emotional healing.


    Media Contact:

    Mary Helen Holloway

    60 Garner Road, Averill Park, NY 12018

    Tel: 800-234-5115

    Fax: 518-674-8714



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