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Finding Balance During the Pandemic Pandamonium

Finding Balance During the Pandemic Pandamonium

Last week I found myself lost mid-sentence several times. I noticed my breathing was shallow. I have committed to meditating 20 minutes each morning and it has been helping to relieve the my stress and fears about the future. Even as recently as yesterday, I felt too agitated to do sitting meditation and did walking meditation instead. As a long time meditator, I’ve been surprised by my own lack of balance.

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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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Meditation Basics: The Art Of Natural Sitting

Meditation Basics: The Art Of Natural Sitting

The iconic “Meditation Posture” seen in many publications is often misleading as a guide to real-life sitting for meditation. In advertising photographs the head is thrown back with neck jutting forward. The spine is sometimes shown as rigid. This position is neither healthy, nor sustainable. Sitting this way…

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