Notes to Self

Physical Benefits of Meditation: Research

The practice of meditation is more than 3,000 years old and, incredibly, it’s only in recent years that we’re understanding the full power of this ancient exercise. Traditionally, meditation has been associated with certain eastern-world religions and spiritual customs. It…

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How to Improve Deep Sleep 

“A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.” 

-Charlotte Brontë 

After doing my research on sleep and longevity, the “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” mentality takes on a whole new level of irony -- mainly because sleep quality is perhaps the…

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How to get into Theta State

 

How to get into Theta State?

Sound therapy offers one possible solution for changing brainwave states.  Sound therapy uses repetitive oscillations, or rhythms to entrain (synchronize) brainwaves into the desired state.  Instruments such as Himalayan (Tibetan) singing bowls, and Crystal…

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Why is Meditation important in Buddhism?

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts; it is made up of our thoughts.” ─ from Buddhist scripture, Dhammapada Chapter 1:1-2 

It can be quite fascinating to explore the…

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How to Manage Stress Without Medication 

“The practice of meditation helps us to release the tension—within the body, within the mind, within the emotions—so that healing can take place.”

- Thich Nhat Hanh, “This Is the Buddha’s Love” 

Although “stress” itself isn’t a medical diagnosis, the…

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What Does Meditation Do to the Brain? 

Traditionally associated with Eastern ritual, religions and traditions, meditation and mindfulness practices are becoming more common and accessible in the West. Thanks to supportive research, meditative techniques have moved into popular habit among many Americans. You may wonder, however, what…

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Are Chakras Real or Conceptual?

Is there any scientific proof for the Chakras?  Are Chakras real of conceptual?  Chakras are not recognized by science.  However, the idea of the chakras serves as a framework from which we can describe the mind/body connection.  Chakras literally means…

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Healing Frequencies List

Can frequencies heal? 

In my view, there are two ways to approach, or interpret, the term "sound healing”.  In a broad sense “healing” might refer to any therapy that can help one to feel whole and complete again.  When one…

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