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Co-Meditation Sharing Of Breaths

Olivia Miller

by Olivia H. Miller.

Co-meditation is based on the principle that a certain mode of respiration evokes a particular state of mind and vice-versa. The power of the breath and the breath-mind relationship has been recognized for centuries by many cultures and religious traditions. Like other forms of meditation, the deep abdominal breathing produced by co-meditation affects the...

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Breathing Exercise

by Catherine Sutton.

Breathing is synonymous with being alive. If we stop breathing we stop living, and if we breathe well we can increase our vitality and stability. Most meditation practices, yoga, and the martial arts encourage breathing from the...

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How Do You Breathe?

by Lillian Too.

Our breath determines the state of our bodies and our minds. It is even more vital for our well being than food. The way we breathe determines how healthy and balanced we are. Once we know how to progressively improve the way we breathe, we can harness an incredible and powerful life force and ensure a healthy chi flow within the body. This, in turn, will affect the way we feel, giving us full authority over the state of our minds, our hearts, and even our bodies.

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Attaining Samadhi through Zazen

by Katsuki Sekida.

To enter the silence of absolute samadhi is to shake off what we call the habitual way of consciousness -- in an old phrase, 'topsy-turvy delusive thought.' By doing so we purify body and mind. Then, going out (or coming back) into the world of actual life and of the ordinary activity of consciousness, we enjoy...

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Breathing Technique for Relaxation

Breathing Technique for Relaxationby Dagsay Tulku Rinpoche. A peaceful and relaxed mind is a prerequisite to meaningful meditation. Breathing techniques as they are taught in Tibetan tradition are millennia-old methods with great contemporary appeal because they harmonize body and soul quickly and effectively. Breathing brings about life!

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