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Exploring Meditation Practices and Techniques

Vippassana Breath Meditation

This is one of many ways to practice meditation. This is particularly effective in quietening the mind and grounding the body. Once you have assumed a comfortable sitting position, take the first few moments to sweep through the body with the intention to relax. Soften and let go around areas of tightness and contraction. Let all the senses be awake…aware of physical sensations, mood, sounds and space in all directions. Then, become aware in a very soft yet clear way of the movement of…

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Which Meditation Cushion Is For You? How To Choose A Meditation Cushion Or Bench

A meditation cushion or bench puts you in a relaxed but alert position where breathing, circulation, and life energy (a.k.a chi, prana, shakti or kundalini) flow optimally. We recommend three basic positions: 1–Sukhasana (a.k.a Easy Pose and Perching)–usually using a Sky Bench™ or Tilt Seat™– is an asana similar to sitting in a simple cross-legged position.  While opening the hips and lengthening the spine, the posture’s relative ease on the knees makes it easier than Siddhasana or…

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