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Re: Meditation
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2019, 11:26:39 AM »
During my last back episode when I had searing nerve pain one saturday night I was able to meditate into a mental space away from all of it, just by focusing on my breathing. I haven't been able to do it again since, but I was using a guided meditation app at the time to help pain management.

I would be interested in TM classes though, but it seems expensive. Is it necessary to see a guru?

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Re: Meditation
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2019, 08:29:58 AM »
You can find mindfulness classes for ~£60 for a 8 week course? Have a look in your area.
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Re: Meditation
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2019, 09:27:19 AM »
I would be interested in TM classes though, but it seems expensive. Is it necessary to see a guru?

They are expensive. I actually think the value of TM probably lies in just taking the 20 minutes out every morning and evening to quieten down the mind. The structure of the programme, I think, just helps to get the "habit" started. Similar to exercise, if you can get somebody to incorporate it fully into their lives it has a better chance of "sticking". A warm bath and an Enya CD might be just as useful, but are you going to do that every morning and every evening?

Moreover, I don't know if TM would be much help in acute scenarios like pain or something; If the pilot screams over the loudspeaker "We're going down!" I don't know that TM would be useful. Again, the idea being that if you calm the mind twice a day, and you keep it up for a year, overall anxiety should smooth out a bit. But no, if the neighbour is playing loud techno, you can't meditate through it.
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