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Meditation To Quiet The Mind

 

This grounding, guided meditation is based on Zen sitting meditation, or Zazen. This method, practiced for more than 2,000 years, will help quiet and focus the mind, develop concentration, and increase your inner listening and intuition. In the beginning, you will notice the activity in your mind. You will learn ways to quiet the mind and remain present. Eventually, you will learn to integrate external sounds, noise, and uncomfortable body sensations. You will be able to observe pain, and your reaction to it, in the body, and anything else you normally consider a distraction, into your meditation. 

Everything is your experience. Nothing is excluded. This type of meditation is a practice of presence, staying in your body and observing your thoughts, as well as noticing both internal and external activity, and whatever else comes up. It is a mindful meditation of releasing resistance and allowing thoughts to come into your mind without attaching to them. With practice, your mind will become still and peaceful, and you will be able to "see" your thoughts and decide whether you want to think them or not. We do have a choice. Meditating every day with this method has numerous benefits, one being that it stimulates the pituitary and pineal glands.

 

This recording comes with two .pdf files: one demonstrating and explaining the body and hand postures. The other, explaining the praanayam (breathing exercises) that will energize, relax and balance the body and mind, and which will precede the meditation.

 

Please glance through these .pdf files before you listen to the Mp3 meditation recording.

 

The main purpose of Buddhist meditation is to train the mind to be present and to observe and become more mindful of our thoughts. For this reason, music is never used. Music can bring up memories, stimulate the imagination and become another distraction. However, since this is an introduction to quieting the mind, and not formal training, I have recorded music for your listening enjoyment.

Meditation To Quiet The Mind Mp3

Meditation To Increase Intuition 

 

In this video, I demonstrate a Kundalini Yoga praanayam (breathing meditation exercise) that develops the pituitary gland, stimulates the pineal gland and increases our intuition. Yogi Bhajan suggests we do this seven minutes a day for forty days. When an activity is repeated for forty consecutive days, new pathways are created in the brain.

 

This video comes with a .pdf file of a list of foods that help nourish and develop the pineal gland.