Yt Meditation Workshop

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  • 1. Meditation Workshop Projectline Services
  • 2.
    • Definitions and Types
      • A state of concentrated attention on some object
      • Musing/contemplation
        • Mindfulness (Vipassana)
        • Single Pointed Focus
          • (Concentration, or Dharana - Dhyana)
        • Movement
        • Chanting/Sound-driven
    • Origins
      • Eastern religions (>5K years)
      • India, China, Japan
      • Buddhism, Yoga, Tantra
  • 3.
    • Increase
    • Relaxation
    • Mental potential
      • Concentration, creativity, clear thinking
    • Physical well-being
    • Self-observation
      • Breath Awareness and Conscious Control
    Doctors estimate that 80 to 90 percent of all health problems are caused or aggravated by stress.
  • 4.
    • Decrease
    • Action/karma
        • Benefit others
        • The teachers of the Tradition live for others only : that the suffering of many may be alleviated.
    • Heart rate
    • Respiratory rate
    • Blood pressure
    • Oxygen consumption
    • Muscle tension
    • Logical thought
  • 5.
    • Stretch and Breathe
      • Loosens the muscles and tendons allowing you to sit (or lie) more comfortably.
      • Starts the process of “going inward” and brings added attention to the body
      • Breathing deep slows the heart rate, relaxes the muscles, focuses the mind and is an ideal way to begin practice.
    • Remember the purpose and method
      • Single-pointed focus on some object/word
    • Start Small
      • Same bat-time, Same bat-channel
      • Many times a day
    • Be okay with frustration
  • 6.
    • Preparation
      • Diaphragmatic Breathing
        • (Makrasana = “sleeping crocodile” or Savasana = “corpse pose”)
    • Correct Vertical Posture – S curve, not straight
    • Systematic Relaxation
    • Awareness of Breathing
      • Exhalation 2:1 (twice as long as inhale)
    • Focus (mantra, breath)
  • 7.
    • Repetition - at least once a day
    • Can’t ever hurt you
    • It is not in the length of the period of sitting that success lies, bit in intensifying the awareness, which comes gradually. 
    • The greatest tool for relaxation and stress reduction lies within you!!
  • 8.
    • http://zenhabits.net/2007/11/meditation-for-beginners-20-practical-tips-for-quieting-the-mind/
    • http://www.learningmeditation.com/
    • http://www.meditationcenter.com/
    • http://www.1stholistic.com/Meditation/hol_meditation.htm
    • http://www.how-to-meditate.org/
    • http://www.bindu.org/writings.asp
  • 9.