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16-01-2011, 12:22 AM
 
Anyone into meditation?
I'm not a Buddist, or a Sam Harris fanboy (at least I don't want to admit it) Tongue But I'd be interested in trying out some form of TM or other meditation to relax and clear my mind.

Anyone have any good online resources or tips?
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16-01-2011, 12:43 AM
RE: Anyone into meditation?
I'm a Buddhist! *Waves hand everywhere*

Some resources:
http://www.buddhanet.net
I chat here also: (B5C is my username)
http://newbuddhist.com/categories/meditation

Also note take your time. Take 5 mins a day then slowly work your way up.

If you live near a Buddhist center. There are some classes (mostly for free) too teach you on meditation.

Remember you don't have to be Buddhist to meditate. I feel much more relaxed every day I try to practice.

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16-01-2011, 02:15 AM
RE: Anyone into meditation?
Meditation has been proven to work during clinical trials.
Google - "Wim Hoff"
Doctors have shown that meditation can lower metabolism up to 65%.

http://www.vivekanandayoga.com/research_...rftyrt.pdf
(this is an article I found just on the fly - but look into journals of medicine in the US - they provide a more credible source)
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16-01-2011, 02:21 PM
RE: Anyone into meditation?
Transendental Meditation. I learned it a number of years ago and found that it reduced stress quite well. It made my whole life better.

When I find myself in times of trouble, Richard Dawkins comes to me, speaking words of reason, now I see, now I see.
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17-01-2011, 07:36 PM
RE: Anyone into meditation?
(16-01-2011 02:15 AM)gaglamesh731 Wrote:  Doctors have shown that meditation can lower metabolism up to 65%.

Surely that's a bad thing in the long run?

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17-01-2011, 08:14 PM
RE: Anyone into meditation?
(17-01-2011 07:36 PM)Cetaceaphile Wrote:  
(16-01-2011 02:15 AM)gaglamesh731 Wrote:  Doctors have shown that meditation can lower metabolism up to 65%.

Surely that's a bad thing in the long run?

That is like sleeping is bad for the long run.

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22-01-2011, 02:49 AM
RE: Anyone into meditation?
Ya o-o


Any meditations to speed up metabolism? xD

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22-01-2011, 03:33 AM
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Quote:Any meditations to speed up metabolism? xD

I'm all in! xD
I guess that's what exercise is, though... shit. Tongue

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22-01-2011, 05:14 AM
RE: Anyone into meditation?
(17-01-2011 07:36 PM)Cetaceaphile Wrote:  
(16-01-2011 02:15 AM)gaglamesh731 Wrote:  Doctors have shown that meditation can lower metabolism up to 65%.

Surely that's a bad thing in the long run?

The lower the metabolic rate the longer the longevity of the animal in question.
So if you can lower your metabolism that is healthier for your body.
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22-01-2011, 05:33 PM
RE: Anyone into meditation?
A mouse has a metabolism rate that is many times higer than an elephant. A mouse can live a couple of years, elephants can live over 75 years.

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