I am not talking to you as a mentor, but rather as a person who has been there and done that. I tried autogenic training techniques while trying to fall asleep on a very uncomfortable hospital bed, and it worked. First group are those people who either don’t believe in meditation at all or just don’t like it or won’t do it for any reason.
It is also quite important to remember that your destination, in my hypothetical example above, may not be San Diego. I drove so many times between San Diego and Phoenix, so I feel like I know every cactus along the way. So if you tried meditation and it did not work for you, find a teacher you like and you can trust to guide you. In my episode #3, I was talking about Autogenic Training, I did at the very beginning of my holistic path. The next available tool, of course, is to see the holistic practitioner for a healing session and to discuss at-home meditation practice. And finally, when nothing works, or if you feel really helpless, then you need to see a specialist. If you found something useful in my podcast, or if you have suggestions how I can improve, please drop me a liner too. I am NOT planning to give you any psychological advice, nor will I try to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. I will share my thoughts about what to do if meditation does not help you to eliminate the stress from your life. However, many other things in life work exactly same way, with the exception that you don’t have physical freeway in whatever you are doing, and you don’t have a GPS to show your exact location on the map. Instead, I will make several points to keep in mind if you are beginning your meditation journey. I’ve seen quite a few people who pictured meditation as sitting down with legs crossed, eyes rolled up, arms holding some kind of awkward uncomfortable position, and the person making some humming sound. One person with good experience is facilitating the meditation and leading the rest of the group.
At that time we also used recordings of suggestions along with some nice music, on the tape or even vinyl records.
My teacher told me years ago, if you are so angry that fireball inside of you is ready to explode, then that is not a good time to sit down and meditate. Now I can make some recommendations in San Diego and Phoenix, but I am planning to make a database, a registry of holistic practitioners, meditation studios etc., in various cities, and I’d like to interview every person I am referring to.
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Each of which is similar to a vortex of energy can control and manipulate various parts of the body.
You may listen to my episode about what meditation really is in case you got misled by somebody.
They get excited that it worked for them without even realizing that it was just another form of meditation.
From my experience, these are areas where people often have misconceptions about how to meditate.
Well, this is just fine if you are trying to have some fun, or to make fun of your friend, but this is not quite what meditation really is. Even Yoga has variety of schools, and they all have somewhat different meditation techniques.

Guided meditation can use verbal suggestions, mantras, various types of music, gongs, singing bowls, Nature sounds, etc., in different combinations.
Like I said before, I don’t give any medical advices, and I don’t want my podcast stories be used as medical advices. As an example someone may say, you use your third eye Chakra too much and so you are imbalanced, you need to focus more on the heart.
I’ve been asked so many times, if meditation is such a great tool, why is it so useless?
I may not worry about some things other people do, but I have to deal with my own issues just like everybody else.
But if you are happy with where you are and what you do, then you may not really wanna change anything.
You just did not take a short route to switch to interstate 8, which is kinda counterintuitive, because you have to change direction and drive South through the desert for half an hour. That’s the reason we suggest everybody to find a meditation teacher to guide them, or at least to check periodically where students are in their progress. In fact, even seasoned meditators need a teacher’s advice periodically to keep them on track, just like professional athletes need a coach. I have not tried to do this myself, but I am almost certain that if you try every meditation group around you, 2-3 times a week, you will have enough for the whole year, and they all will be different.
The purpose of that is to get people’s attention off whatever they are thinking about and direct them towards present moment. The best thing, as my teacher suggested, is to find a punching bag and let the steam out first.
The question people ask, what can I do if I cannot get myself out of stressful environment?
This is one example of balancing.Each Chakra is said to be a force center consisting or whirlpool whorls permeating form a point on the human body, each whorl different to the next in color and balance. Really think about what your feet feel like right now – their heaviness.If you’ve never heard of mindfulness meditation, congratulations, you’ve just done a few moments of it.
And if I didn’t, if I have never had a chance to experience the practical effect from techniques I am talking about, would you really take me seriously? Not much I can offer you other then my perspective on how I can help other people to avoid stress. The basic wish comes to this: “I don’t like where I am, but I have no idea where it is, how to get out of here and what is out there where I may end up”.
I will not give you any specific techniques how to meditate, but I will try to point in a right direction where to go to find more information and how to get involved. Well, maybe not all, of course, but you will have an idea what’s out there and choose the group and the teacher you like. Just like if you need to use a physical strength for anything, maybe move something heavy or get yourself out of trouble, you may realize that you should’ve started weight lifting several years ago. I want everybody to be clear on that, since I am holding a medical degree, so I won’t get in trouble with medical community. By the common belief of Chakras, each vortex or whorl of energy, each Chakra is a transmitter of energy to different parts of the body. So they gave me a generic diagnosis of neuro-vascular disorder, and the best treatment I could receive was a headache pill.
If you are in San Diego or Phoenix area, send me a message or email, and I will recommend some nice places where you can learn to meditate.
Also, in the episode #21, I was talking about specific exercises that involve visualization and physical movement. And if the admonition is to live more simply, why in many cases is the verbiage used to explain what this means and how to accomplish it so convoluted, esoteric, and hard to follow?A With Life Lived Simply, Ronald Hays has written an invitingly simple, yet engaging and practical, blueprint for helping you to simplify your life.

It’s being explored by schools, pro sports teams and military units to enhance performance, and is showing promise as a way of helping sufferers of chronic pain, addiction and tinnitus, too. You may do a decent job, but your arm will be sore for a few days after that, especially if you don’t practice every day. Guided meditation approach also helps to avoid forcing yourself, which happens in case of active meditation in the beginners, quite often. Right from the start, his casual, everyday language defines what Simple is and how to Simplify in a way that allows each to be clearly understood by everyone.
There is even some evidence that mindfulness can help with the symptoms of certain physical conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, cancer, and HIV.Yet until recently little was known about how a few hours of quiet reflection each week could lead to such an intriguing range of mental and physical effects.
If you need to get from Phoenix to San Diego, for example, and somebody, a friend perhaps, tells you just to go West, then you take interstate 10 and keep going West.
In case you don’t have access to the group, you can find various CD’s and DVD’s online, so you can practice it at home. By keeping the Chakras in balance with meditation it is said to help keep the body in spiritual shape as well as the organs each one governs.Each Chakra can be used in forms of meditation techniques to heal certain parts of the body as well as heal others by focusing on there energy centers.
From there, he shares how to meditate, use positive thinking, and connect consciously with a Higher Power in order to create simplicity in the three core areas of life: Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Now, as the popularity of mindfulness grows, brain imaging techniques are revealing that this ancient practice can profoundly change the way different regions of the brain communicate with each other – and therefore how we think – permanently.
It is part meditation book, part positive thinking book, and part spiritual book all rolled into one.A Ronald explains that the keys to living a simple life are implementing common sense and having a conscious relationship with the Divine.
It is also believed Chakras help the body go deeper in meditation attaining more levels of enlightenment or meditation bliss in another word.All in all there are said to be 21 minor chakra excluding the common 7 as seen above, which are all more reflected points of the major chakras.
The challenge in this world of bigger and better and flashier is that common sense has trouble keeping its appeal.
They need to grow up a little bit, and then they need a teacher, who is often their father, to teach how to use a hammer. The word CHAKRA itself commonly translates to mean  wheel and therefore suggests to be a spinning sphere of bio-energetic activity that runs along the spinal cord of the body.
And once they learn how to use the hammer, then in order to build anything they need directions, plans, blueprints, guidance or even ideas regarding what they can build. Generally, six to seven of these wheels are described, stacked in like a column like style of energy that moves from the base Chakra of the spine to the middle of the forehead (Third Eye Chakra), the seventh Chakra lying beyond the physical world (astral body influence). Once your simple life is created, like a house, it will need maintenance and periodic modifications to ensure that it continues to remain simplified and provides you with the benefits of living simply.A Through analogy, fascinating and fun exercises, and easily applied tools, Life Lived Simply provides you with deeper understandings of your mind, body, and spirit, and the practices to apply these in your everyday life. Each person is different in this balancing as you can imagine by the way we are all different in how we feel and how are Chakras are aligned.To do this one must learn the right form of meditation that can tune each one in the right way.
Markers like C-reactive proteins, interleukin 6 and cortisol – all of which are associated with disease.” Feel the painThings get even more interesting when researchers study mindfulness experts experiencing pain.
Yet scans of their brains show slightly more activity in areas associated with pain than the non-meditators.“It doesn’t fit any of the classic models of pain relief, including drugs, where we see less activity in these areas,” says Joshua Grant, a postdoc at the Max Plank Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.
I am very interested in the chakra system and perform chakra meditation once in a while, though I tend to focus on the third eye chakra and Swadhisthana the most, as these are the chakras I find the most fascinating and mysterious.
Being able to take time out and focus our mind is increasingly important.”Perhaps it is the new age, quasi-spiritual connotations of meditation that have so far prevented mindfulness from being hailed as an antidote to our increasingly frantic world. Research is helping overcome this perception, and ten minutes of mindfulness could soon become an accepted, stress-busting part of our daily health regimen, just like going to the gym or brushing our teeth.The views expressed are those of the author(s) and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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