all about meditation
Society’s love affair with left-brain logic can lead to an overdeveloped Mental Self. The Emotional Self is denied unbridled joy and enthusiasm, while the Physical Self may suffer pain from neglect. Mastering Alchemy teaches you how to embrace the strengths of all three Selves and so much more.
Hugging helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. It’s invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects.
Being in love is like being on… crack? Head-over-heels love and Mother Theresa-style love look very different in the brain. ‘Agape’, or selfless love, has its own rewards. This Valentines Day, try a loving kindness (metta) meditation. Our world needs it.
The traditional practice of Martial Arts is now experiencing a renaissance of sorts, and this is largely due to the fact many people are realising the existence of the esoteric spiritual components behind widely known styles. The Arts are no longer considered remnants of old cultures, but valid and effective methods of achieving spiritual growth. The Martial Arts were actually formulated for this purpose all along.
Twice daily, a gong sounds in the classroom and rowdy adolescents, who normally can’t sit still for 10 seconds, shut their eyes and try to clear their minds.
You can check in on your breathing any time at all, since you are always being breathed now, and ponder for a moment this essential miracle of yourself, the miracle of being itself breathing.
This exercise will help increase concentration by using the breath as a focal point for meditation. It should take between 10-15 minutes depending on your natural pace of breathing. This is a great technique to use in the morning before you start your day, or during a break at work.