The ancient eastern tradition of contemplation has slowly but steadily infiltrated the western world. But what is it all about and why are so many people taking it up? There are quite a few ways to meditate. Some of them, e.g. yogic meditation called Kirtan Kriya, involve chanting of mantras: first aloud, then in a whisper, and then silently. This is sometimes followed by breathing and relaxing visualizations, e.g. forming mental images of light. Another popular type of meditation is mindfulness. Mindfulness means paying attention to the immediate experience with curiosity and acceptance. Do you know the feeling when you arrived home with no recollection of the route you have just driven because you have been thinking about the past or worrying about future? Mindful presence in the moment aims to teach us more conscious ways of living, as opposed to being on the ‘auto pilot’. Read More...
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Articles on mindfulness meditation.