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This gives you a very general outline of the principles of what this Website contains.
Gives an Introduction to who I am, and how I came to write this website, it also gives an index of the different schools and teachers of meditation that I have studied with in the past.
An easily understandable answer to the question – ‘What is Meditation ?’ – with mental exercises to demonstrate exactly.
Alternative meditation name suggestions. What is meant by ‘Here and Now’ and ‘In the Present,’ as used in the context of meditation.
With 4 sub-pages, linked from that page, each looking at a different aspect of meditation, as in this page contents list below;-
The connections for Christians through the Bible, with Scripture Meditation references.
Modern applications and techniques.
Benefits of Meditation Lists the various ways that people can be helped by meditation – physically, mentally, psychologically and in the areas of spirituality and religions.
Other positive effects of meditation.
The page also shows how it can help with the learning and practice of Martial Arts.
A contents list of the health benefits of meditation, including pain control, to reduce stress, insomnia, high blood pressure and so on.
A caution about the very rare non-beneficial effects.
Emphasis on the respect and care that must be shown towards meditation.
Uses of Meditation A comparison and contrast with Benefits.
Uses as a relaxation technique. Uses for stress management, self development, to improve self awareness and mental discipline.
The use as a tool for treatment of drug and alcohol abuse.
Used in order to better understand religions or other philosophical or spiritual disciplines.
As a tool to improve the power of martial arts.
A comparison between prayer and meditation.
Chakras and Chi Energy An explanation of these two important terms – and their relevance to meditation.
A list with traditional graphics and details about each Chakra.
Explaining what is meant by ‘Kundalini Energy,’ and the Dantien (or Hara), (which is the physical ‘Centre of Gravity’ Point).
Recent studies using modern medical technology, (like the EEG, PET and MRI machines), allow us to get a clearer idea of how Meditation works –
… what is going on in the brain when we meditate –
… and also includes a complete comparison with Hypnosis.
This gives an overview of the contents of different kinds of meditation.
It talks about ‘Mindfulness Meditation’ versus ‘Concentration Meditation.’
It divides meditation into 4 major groups, and gives a contents list of each group.
The 4 groups are;-
…In Between Active and Passive
…Sounds and Meditation….
The following list will tell you what is in each page that is linked from the ‘TYPES of MEDITATION’ main page;-
HOWEVER PLEASE NOTE: –
THEY ALL MAY ONLY BE ACCESSED FROM THE TYPES OF MEDITATION MAIN PAGE ITSELF
Active meditation 1 – YOGA AND MEDITATION
Looks at Yoga as an overview, with an index of the different types of Yoga schools.
With greater detail about the more common ones – Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga, Naked yoga and Raja yoga.
Discussion about the philosophy of yoga, and its connections to Buddhism.
Online instruction in breathing meditation taken from the yoga discipline.
Active meditation 2 – MARTIAL ARTS AND MEDITATION
Starts with a contents/index of the different martial arts, and talks about their connections with meditation.
History of the martial arts.
An online meditation class based on an Aikido meditation form.
Active meditation 3 – DANCE AND MEDITATION
Talks mainly about the Sufis, with sections about the history and philosophy of Sufism – with a great Sufi story !
A look at other systems that use dance as part of their rituals.
Active meditation 4 – PAIN AND MEDITATION
The use of meditation to control pain,
– both for use in rituals, such as the North American Indian Sundance, the Hindu body piercing and Firewalking,
– but also from a medical point of view to control pain after operations and other situations.
A personal example of meditation controlling pain.
Passive meditation 1 – BUDDHISM AND MEDITATION
A look at the philosophy and history of Buddhism, with a contents/index of the different kinds, or schools, of Buddhism.
Discussion of Vipassana and Samatha Buddhist meditations.
Passive meditation 2 – ZEN MEDITATION
The concepts of Koans, Shibumi (or Shibui), Zazen and Boddhisattwas.
Index of the different types of Zen meditation, with information about Zafus and Seiza benches.
Use of Buddhist meditation bells.
Free guided meditation script online – for a typical Buddhist Zazen meditation
Passive meditation 3 – JAINISM AND MEDITATION
An overview of the Jain philosophy – which above all preaches Ahimsa – the principle that all life – both human and non-human is sacred, and non-violence is the guiding principle.
The smallest of the major religions, but with a large influence on the rest of the Indian sub-continent.
Passive meditation 4 – OTHER RELIGIONS AND MEDITATION
An overview of other religions that use some form of meditation as part of their teachings.
Information about Christian meditation, in the form of Bible Meditation and also the use of Christian Meditation Music.
A study of the Sikh religion, its history and its use of meditation.
Passive meditation 5 – MANTRAS FOR MEDITATION
Explanation of what a Mantra is, and the theory behind the use of Mantras for meditation.
How Transcendental Meditation fits in.
History of the mantra ‘AUM’ and free class on learning how to meditate with mantras.
Importance of a good meditation clock or meditation timer.
Passive meditation 6 – MANDALAS AND YANTRAS FOR MEDITATION
What are Mandalas, Tankas and Yantras ?
An explanation with examples of each type, indexed as to their origins.
Example of Tibetan art in the form of a Tanka.
Free guided meditation online on how to meditate using all three kinds of meditation images – with content of several good graphics as examples of each.
In Between meditation 1 – TAI CHI AND CHI GUNG AND MEDITATION
History and use of Tai Chi and Chi Gung (Qigong), with examples of benefits and uses.
Explanation of the Yin/Yang (Tai Chi Tu) symbol.
Online meditation examples of both Tai Chi and Chi Gung.
In Between meditation 2 – TAOISM AND MEDITATION
Origins of Taoism – Lao Tzu, Confucius and Buddha.
About the Dao (Tao), and the I Ching.
The ‘Tao of Pooh.’
SOUNDS AND MEDITATION
Here we look at the different ways that sounds can be used in Meditation – including examples from many countries.
Also information for a Music Meditation that you can do yourself, with effective contents.
Health is obviously Supremely Important for us.
…This page traces the traditional connections between Meditation and Health
…and the important relevance in this present day and age.
How Meditation can improve your Health.
With the way that the world seems to be going at this present time – with huge international financial crises, mortgage problems, terrorism, wars, natural disasters and so on – it is not surprising that many of you are noticeably suffering from the effects of anxiety.
Meditation can be very useful in combating Anxiety – here’s how !
You all want to improve your sex-life, this is a completely normal basic wish that is shared by everyone.
This usually involves also improving your sexual communication with your lover, and getting to know their sensual likes and dislikes in a more complete way.
These three free meditation exercises given here will go a long way to greatly improve this highly important part of your life.
How to love and be loved more effectively – something you all want, on a very deep down level – whoever you are.
See how these three specific and powerful free meditation exercises that I have attached can make this a new reality for you.
Walking is an important part of your daily life – you all spend large amounts of time doing it.
Here I teach you four progressive Walking Meditations, that will make all your walking into a meditation automatically.
Probably one of the most useful pages in the whole Website – this gives general information about Guided Meditations in general
– then gives several Free Online Scripts of Guided Meditations available for you to copy and start to use immediately, on different content topics such as–
Relaxation — Stress — Pain Relief — Color Meditation — Insomnia – and so on – with new ones being added regularly.
In addition I have several CDs and MP3 recordings of Guided Meditations that I have produced – some of which are FREE – see more details in the relevant page contents headings below.
I have made this Free Guided Meditation for you for two reasons -firstly, so that can have an idea of what meditation is like, if you have never experienced it before,
And secondly, to give you a simple example of what MY particular Guided Meditations are like, so that you will have a better idea when you are considering my other Guided Meditation recordings that I have for sale on my website.
With a direct link so that you can download it immediately !
As with most of my other Guided Meditations, this one also has Entrainment added to the background music to make it very much more effective, and the amount of relaxation even greater.
FREE Meditation Music MP3s
Here are three completely FREE Meditation Music MP3s for you to download.
They may be used as Meditations in their own right, or else are very useful as background music for Massage or Yoga or whatever.
In addition to a description of the contents of each, there are also Direct Download Links there so you can immediately take advantage of these “Freebies !”
Learn about this Important New Technique – that can Easily and Immediately make Meditations dramatically more Powerful for you
It is Important for You to understand about Entrainment before looking at the next two sections of the website.
These Recordings enable you to meditate as deeply as an experienced Buddhist Monk within minutes !
They all use Entrainment to make them Much more Powerful for You, and are offered at bargain prices !
An excellent variety of different Pre-Recorded Guided Meditations for you to enjoy.
Decide which one(s) you would like to have !
These are an Exclusive Addition to my Pre-Recorded Guided Meditations.
They use very Powerful New Entrainment Technology Techniques to give You an Amazingly Realistic “Out-of-Body” type of Visualization Experience.
Completely Unique and Totally Relaxing.
Don’t miss these Exceptional New Additions !
Contains Highest Quality E-Books to improve your knowledge and understanding about certain aspects of Meditations –
… (and also an extra Crucial one to Help you tremendously if you have an Overweight Child).
Order Now !
Manifestation Technique is the current “buzzword” in the Meditation and mind Improvement community worldwide.
Here I explain what it is all about – and also give a UNIQUE idea to create your own Individual and Personalized Manifestation Technique –
… that will make this technique enormously more powerful for you.
… and that can make a huge difference in your life.
… Like Magic !
Complete information about how Subliminal Messaging was introduced – its History.
And whether it is as effective as originally thought.
Can it Help You – or Hinder You ?
…You judge !
What it is,
…What it isn’t,
…..And how it can help you.
Various Tools and Accessories that can help you with Meditation,
… including links to the best sources.
The contents include such as;- Clothing, meditation pads and cushions, Seiza benches – (including full instructions how to build your own Seiza bench), Zafus, Zabutons, Malas and many other useful and unique resources.
(Don’t forget – complete instructions for How to Make Your Very Own Seiza Bench !
This page gives interesting and informative links to other websites, all of which have some information content that I found particularly unusual – and wished to share with you.
Do You have a special Memorable Meditation Story ?
… Did you Experience anything outstanding or unusual or funny while meditating ?
..Please share it with us.
The interesting (and very personal) story of how I created and put together this Website !
This information could also be very helpful for you as well !
I feel that this Contents Index page gives you a satisfactory overview, and it will be useful for you to refer back to it often.
…………. There will also be more and more places in the website for you to interact and add your own contributions, comments, feedback, photos, interesting experiences and so on.
I have done this to make it much more interesting for you – so that YOU all can feel that YOU individually have a part in this constantly growing website.
You will see places where you are invited to contribute, on certain selected pages.
Get involved – and make a difference !
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