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Meditation
« on: July 10, 2019, 10:37:26 AM »
Is there anybody on the forum who practices meditation or mindfulness?

Been thinking about starting it myself and have downloaded and began guided meditation courses on Headspace.

People who do it do you see the benefit?

I know it's not a short-term gain and is definitely long-term
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Re: Meditation
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 03:02:03 PM »
Mindfulness. Keeping one's sanity in a kaleidoscopic world... letting go of the past and trying to not spend too much time on the unknowable "what-if"s....

I would say it's a healthy thing to practice, yes. :)


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Re: Meditation
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 05:39:27 PM »
I practice Transendental Meditation. Have a certificate from a guru! Very helpful.
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Re: Meditation
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 10:40:25 PM »
I do mindfulness meditation and sometimes guided ones. I do it for pain management, it takes the level down a few notches and helps quite a bit. It is only short term, since the pain is always there, but its one tool of many.

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Re: Meditation
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 03:14:47 PM »
I'm not familiar with Transendental Meditation. What is that exactly sonofasailor?
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Re: Meditation
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 08:17:56 AM »
I'm not familiar with Transendental Meditation. What is that exactly sonofasailor?

It is the one the Beatles practised (well mostly George Harrison). Taken from larger eastern ideas, it is a twenty minute distillation used for stress and anxiety. So you don't have to sit under a tree for 40 hours. 
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Re: Meditation
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2019, 09:07:22 PM »
Is there anybody on the forum who practices meditation or mindfulness?

Been thinking about starting it myself and have downloaded and began guided meditation courses on Headspace.

People who do it do you see the benefit?

I know it's not a short-term gain and is definitely long-term

I use Headspace on a relatively regular basis. For me, it's really helpful for times of stress when I struggle to fall asleep & I tend to use it mostly in the evenings to wind down.

Tbh what I found even more helpful than Headspace was going the Headspace guided runs on my Nike Running Club app. I just started running last autumn and those guided runs have been sooo beneficial for my mental (and physical!) health.
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Re: Meditation
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2019, 10:06:34 PM »
I use Headspace on a relatively regular basis. For me, it's really helpful for times of stress when I struggle to fall asleep & I tend to use it mostly in the evenings to wind down.

Tbh what I found even more helpful than Headspace was going the Headspace guided runs on my Nike Running Club app. I just started running last autumn and those guided runs have been sooo beneficial for my mental (and physical!) health.
I hadn't heard of that! I can't run, but will suggest that to a friend of mine going through a recovery program right now who just started running to help channel the former drinking energy into positive things.

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Re: Meditation
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2019, 11:09:01 PM »
I hadn't heard of that! I can't run, but will suggest that to a friend of mine going through a recovery program right now who just started running to help channel the former drinking energy into positive things.

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Would highly recommend it! The Nike app is free and has loads of guided runs (not just meditative ones) that I find really helpful and encouraging. I’m not speedy but I enjoy going out and plodding along at my own pace. It’s also satisfying because you get wee badges for beating your fastest times and running a certain number of weeks/months in a row, which help me stay motivated.
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Re: Meditation
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2019, 12:39:18 PM »
we use meditation and 15 different poses for it in my Kuk Sool Won martial arts class, very beneficial! The first time you manage to transcend your body with proper breathing is a mind opening experience!  ;D
It all comes down to focusing only on your breathing, very hard to learn at first.


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Re: Meditation
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2019, 11:38:37 AM »
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It all comes down to focusing only on your breathing, very hard to learn at first.
An extremely simple thing, but difficult to do
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Re: Meditation
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2019, 12:07:13 PM »
I like meditation and am currently sitting in a coffee shop now with my wife after doing our tai chi-yoga class which ends with 10 minutes of meditation. I have an app on my watch that reminds me to do meditation each day and guys me through the breathing with vibrations and a little visual display.

I am a believer that it is a good thing to do.
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Re: Meditation
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2019, 12:15:44 PM »
I like meditation and am currently sitting in a coffee shop now with my wife after doing our tai chi-yoga class which ends with 10 minutes of meditation. I have an app on my watch that reminds me to do meditation each day and guys me through the breathing with vibrations and a little visual display.

I am a believer that it is a good thing to do.

There are peer-reviewed articles that back up your belief that meditation is a good thing to do (as is tai chi and yoga).
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Re: Meditation
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2019, 12:27:23 PM »
A bit rough around the edges but worth a watch

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Re: Meditation
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2019, 02:21:52 PM »
There are peer-reviewed articles that back up your belief that meditation is a good thing to do (as is tai chi and yoga).

We've being doing these classes ever since we retired, going on 10 years now, and love them.  While working we bought various yoga DVDs and would do them at home but I do like a group setting. About 3/4's of the folks leave the class at the end of the yoga and don't stay for the 10 minutes meditation which we think is what nicely rounds off the whole thing.
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