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