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Panic over breath stopping

A commonly asked question about meditation Q: As I practice Hong-Sau, my breath slows down, and sometimes it seems it’s going to stop completely. That’s when I start to get more and more anxious. I feel like I’m going to … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Meditation

The practice of Meditation brings many benefits. One important benefit is healing of the nervous system. Meditation gives peace. Inner peace is like a lubricating oil that enables the machinery of our lives to function smoothly. Without mental peace, our … Continue reading

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Reaching the Mountaintop in Meditation

On a recent vacation, my husband and I were hiking near Calistoga, California. When we started our hike, we were in a valley: thick forest, many trees, but little sunlight. We kept putting out energy to climb, and as we … Continue reading

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I am afraid to go breathless in meditation

The Essence of Self-Realization “Master,” said a disciple, “I am afraid to go breathless in meditation. What can I do to overcome this limitation?” “What you are facing is a normal obstacle on the path,” replied Yogananda. “’False notion,’ it … Continue reading

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How Meditation Changes Your Brain

by Laurie Wolfe People often ask me, “So, what’s with this meditation thing? What does meditating do for you?” People who meditate regularly have experienced the positive effects that mediation can have. Most meditators report feeling an increase in positive … Continue reading

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The Divine Power of God

Meditating on the divine aspect of God as power can be experienced while we are near the ocean. In the past ten years, whenever I’ve been near the ocean, I have made a conscious effort to meditate there and tune … Continue reading

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Tips for Dealing with Mental Restlessness

A successful practice of meditation requires diligence, perseverance, and constant creativity in keeping the practice joyful and uplifting—and sometimes the mind simply doesn’t want to be still enough for that. Here are some suggestions for dealing with mental restlessness: Choose … Continue reading

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Even a little practice of meditation…

Anandmayi Ma was a great woman saint of India who lived in the last century. Once a disciple told her that she sometimes practiced meditation only superficially. Anandamayi Ma’s response was: “Even that is beneficial.” This is a good reminder … Continue reading

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Developing a Habit of Meditation

I had a funny experience has helped me in my work as a meditation teacher. My chiropractor gave me an exercise to relieve some neck pain. I was to hold a certain position for about 3 seconds, and repeat this … Continue reading

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Concentration and Purification of the Mind

December 2012: Eight-hour Christmas meditation at Ananda Village. After 4 hours of meditation, I was inspired to recite mentally the Gayatri mantra. The Gayatri mantra is considered to be the most sacred mantra of the Vedas. It is chanted as … Continue reading

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