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doru
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Meditation—A Beginner’s Practical Guide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a5fO8jE7mc

1 hour.

who have time for that? :)

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ideastools
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Guys meditation will change your life forever :) ! you became so much centered in your body overtime. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KujmrcF0ZxU

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I’m not doing meditation yet but thinking about starting. My mom does it frequently, too. Do you guys think that the environment can affect the practice of meditation? I mean I think it’s not easy to get into meditation when I cannot seem to find a silent and peaceful space for that.

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I’m not doing meditation yet but thinking about starting. My mom does it frequently, too. Do you guys think that the environment can affect the practice of meditation? I mean I think it’s not easy to get into meditation when I cannot seem to find a silent and peaceful space for that.

I had a discussion about something like this recently with a friend of mine who’s a yoga teacher. She’s opening her own yoga studio and was a bit worried about the possible distracting noises of the environment. But then she noted “Then again, when I go to India to study, there’s all kinds of noises around us all the time. You’ll just have to learn how to focus amidst all of that.”

I think meditation is a life skill. When you need to be mindful or center yourself, you can’t just ask the environment to stop and give you peace so you can do that. You make your own peace! It’s a journey within, and it’s actually really nice to notice that you can find so much there that you’ve possibly been seeking from outside sources. It’s all there, including serenity and peace. You’ll just have to tap into it.

So my humble opinion is that it would be very useful to learn how to meditate regardless of the surroundings.

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I had a discussion about something like this recently with a friend of mine who’s a yoga teacher. She’s opening her own yoga studio and was a bit worried about the possible distracting noises of the environment. But then she noted “Then again, when I go to India to study, there’s all kinds of noises around us all the time. You’ll just have to learn how to focus amidst all of that.”

Meditation or even any kind of relaxness / freeness ‘deserves’ to be done without resistance and it supposed to not become a self challenge. Especially when the practice is new or started as an experiment, we obviously need no challenges. Noise is definitely a challenge and it is not natural even for routine-work life! (for biological reasons)

I do live in India and came across few different level of noise environments. Do not assume that people here are extra-ordinary enough (even the teachers) to overcome these challenges – infact people are victim of noise in many form! If the teacher never lived in noiseless environment – he/she may not arrange the same for practitioners! (horrible, I say from my own observation :D ) I would like to point that if it is possible to arrange an easy environment yourself, that is better!

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When i was 14 i was in china for 2 years,i learn there T’ai chi ch’uan by the Master Liu yong (back then he wasn’t a master yet) .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcleMpydJlw .

well i was a trouble kid ,didn’t like it so much at start ,but i got hook eventually, doing it now for almost 20 years ,that is my meditation.

But you know i still drink and smoke that is also some kind of meditation :P

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My definition of meditation is not thinking. This is actually a technique that you can use to enter a dream in a wake state also knows as lucid dreaming. I have been able to do this only one time in my life since success is so very difficult. This technique in lucid dreaming is known as a “WILD” Wake Induced Lucid Dream. What you do is when you go to bed, you lay very still in a comfortable position. You clear your mind of all though and just watch the darkness. YOU MUST NOT THINK OF ANYTHING. After a while if done correctly, you will begin to see shapes and colors. This is known as hypnagogic imagery. What ultimately ended up happening is I entered a dream completely awake and fully aware of everything yet fully asleep. It’s hard to do but if you succeed, it’s pretty awesome.

And you can easily fall into a sleep paralysis if you lose control, or what some call demonic visitation.

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I had a discussion about something like this recently with a friend of mine who’s a yoga teacher. She’s opening her own yoga studio and was a bit worried about the possible distracting noises of the environment. But then she noted “Then again, when I go to India to study, there’s all kinds of noises around us all the time. You’ll just have to learn how to focus amidst all of that.”

Meditation or even any kind of relaxness / freeness ‘deserves’ to be done without resistance and it supposed to not become a self challenge. Especially when the practice is new or started as an experiment, we obviously need no challenges. Noise is definitely a challenge and it is not natural even for routine-work life! (for biological reasons)

I do live in India and came across few different level of noise environments. Do not assume that people here are extra-ordinary enough (even the teachers) to overcome these challenges – infact people are victim of noise in many form! If the teacher never lived in noiseless environment – he/she may not arrange the same for practitioners! (horrible, I say from my own observation :D ) I would like to point that if it is possible to arrange an easy environment yourself, that is better!

Sure. I really don’t have any formal experience of any kind of “official methods”. I see meditation as turning the focus inwards instead of seeking the answers from outside. It seems as if some might see meditation as some magical thing that is done by monks on a mountain top and that would be the only way to enlightenment. It’s terribly disempowering. All you really need is yourself and you’re with yourself all the time, so get to it! :-)

But I think it again comes down to “what you think meditation is”. I’m a bit of a rascal, so I might define it with a rather broad view :-) Someone must be reading this and rolling their third eye at what I’m writing!

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Softwebmedia
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I like this simple meditation method (spiritual reality) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWttCv0p6WQ

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I don’t think you are trying to start an argument. It’s simply a discussion. I can assure you that lucid dreaming is very very real and very possible. When I achieved my WILD, I was very aware of what was going on. It was actually the second lucid dream I have had in my life. The first one is what made me seek out what had happened which is what led me to learning about wilds in the first place. When I had my wild dream, I found myself standing in a dark place. I clearly remember questioning how I had gotten there because I don’t remember the passage of time from when I was laying in bed with my cleared mind to the point I was standing in the dark. I am 100% clear that I was fully aware of what was happening and not just thinking that I was. I know I wasn’t just dreaming the illusion of control. I didn’t go flying around or do anything fantastic. Actually, it’s the opposite. When you have a lucid dream, flying becomes very hard because of the fact that you are aware. Even though you are dreaming, your brain still tells you that flying is impossible. When you achieve a WILD, you are not suppose to try and do anything. Simply follow the dream where it takes you. If you try to control things, you will lose the awareness and lose the dream. That is ultimately what happened to me.

Actually I believe it is called ASTRAL PROJECTION…. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astral_projection

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