Meditation overview

This is my fourth post on the subject of meditation, my last one for the night. This is just a quick overview.
How to meditate:
1. Find a comfortable place you can sit without distraction for at least 15 minutes. (from personal experience I have found that laying down works, but may not work for everyone because some people are prone to fall asleep)
2. Sit comfortably with your back upright and without back support, if physically possible
3. Close your eyes and focus within
4. Focus your attention on your breathing or an affirmation.
5. If you find your mind thinking, just bring your focus back to your technique
6. Give yourself a few minutes to acclimate slowly back into the activities of your day
Benefits of Meditation:
1. Physical- Stress reduction, lower blood pressure, immunity boost, pain relief, heart health
2. Emotional- Greater emotional balance, increased happiness, and sense of well being
3. Mental- Increased creative thinking, improved concentration, increased productivity.
4. Unified Consciousness- You feel a connection with everyone and everything in your life
5. Witness Consciousness- You are a detached observer- not as attached to things and outcomes
6. Wakefulness- You are more intimately present in the moment. You are more aware of yourself and your environment
Types of Meditation:
Traditional:
1. Mindfulness- Mindfulness meditation is about being aware of the sounds and activities around you
2. Movement- Movement meditation is about moving your body in a mindful way (yoga)
3. Mantra- Mantra meditation uses words spoken silently during meditation to focus the mind
Modern:
1. High-tech Meditation- To learn more forms of meditation and high-tech meditation try synchronicity.org
2. Research- High-tech meditation systems have been found to cause rapid and measurable changes in states of consciousness
3. Sound Technology- High-tech meditation utilizes sonic technology to deliver a precision meditation every time you meditate (binaural beats)


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