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Meditation - does it work?
October 28, 2001
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Does anyone know anything about transcendal meditation? Does it help you to see more clearly and think more positively? Does anyone know how to do it?

October 28, 2001
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Yes, I've been meditating since I 23 (I won't go into how old I am now) but let's just say it's been a long damn time.
My experiences tell me that you get out of it what you put into it. It is a way of plugging in to the alpha state(not awake but not asleep either).
It is very restful and restorative.
You are given a mantra and you focus your mind on that mantra to still your mind and allow yourself to be drawn into the alpha state. The more consistently you practice(once or twice a day --every day for 15-20 minute sessions ) the deeper and more restful your meditation sessions become. If you know of an organization that will give you a mantra--great--go for it. If not, I will suggest looking for a book(it's very old--you might find it still in print or you might try a used book store) called the Silva Mind Control Method by Jose Silva. It was believed at the time the book was written that meditation could not just be passive(stress release, etc.) but active(problem solving by visualization). In any case, it's worth reading if you can find it.

To answer your question more directly, yes, meditation can work wonders.

October 29, 2001
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I've been an exercise nut for several years and I just rediscovered yoga. It uses focusing on the breath to release stress and carry you through the postures. Yoga breathing is different from regular breathing. First it is all through the nose. Focusing on the breath--breathing deeply and fully and is very calming. I am new at the yoga thing and I just started using focus on the breath in stressful day to day situations and it does help. I was standing in the grocery store 2 days ago and there was a problem in the line I was standing in and people were losing there tempers. I tried focusing on my breath and I instantly felt calm--as if the turmoil around me couldn't touch me. It was great.
Anyway, thought I'd share.
Your sacred cocoon and surrounding habitat sound great, Blondie.
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October 29, 2001
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I don't have any cool stuff in my bed room. Hell I have what you call laundry mountain all around my bed. I guess thats why I don't bring anyone home, anyway what works for me is to ride my bike. I need that adrenaline ruch. Going 35+mph on a down hill is so good for the heart, and the wondering if your going to crash and burn is also part of the excitement. That is my kind of meditation. I can't set long enough for music tapes and stuff like that.

October 30, 2001
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Damaged--you must be still young. Good for you. My philosophy is "whatever blows up your pant leg and you enjoy is good for you".
I am truly wacko when it comes to exercise. I have the early morning hours to myself so I do my routine an then go jogging/walking with my dogs followed by a half hour of yoga then off to work(that part sucks but it keeps me eating and the critters fed so I shouldn't complain but I bitch therefore I am--I'm sure someone out there knows how that is.)
It's quiet in the morning here where I live(Houston, Tx.). Sorry that I live so far away, Blondie or I would come knocking at your door. Thanks for the invite.
I celebrate the differences in us--it keeps life interesting and worth living. Later. Artist

October 30, 2001
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Artist LOL do I still sound young because I have laundry mountain in my bed room or because I am a adrenaline freak? You say you work to feed the critters, I know that also so well. People at the grocery store tell me if I didn't have animals I would be rich. I am your neighbor I live in New Mexico, but still to far from Houston to go out for a jog. Have a good day! Damaged

October 30, 2001
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Yes, oh, yes! I'm on the path--not sure where it's going--but I'm on the path. Gets kinda spooky sometimes. It has NOTHING to do with the fact that tomorrow is Halloween.
I understand about cabin fever, Blondie. I was born in upstate N.Y.--only been down here for 6 years.
Keep decorating the world--God knows--it REALLY needs it.
I thought you were young , Damaged because of your energy not your laundry habits. If I had more clothes, I'd have piles of clothes on the floor, too.
By the way were is wallace who started this thread?
Yoo,hoo--you out there--did your question get answered?
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October 30, 2001
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Hey... all these artists chattin, am I' missing out! I wanna share...

My bedroom is tiny... I have a red and gold sarong draped around open shelves, a straw hat with a batiked print scarf draped around it on top. On two walls hang rather fantistical landscapes - one is Maxfield Parrish-like, the other is photographic. Above the bed hangs a print of a winged nymph just taking off into the sky. Big fluffy comforter on the bed and -yes - drapes of discarded clothing hang everywhere.

Yoga and meditation are good for getting grounded, for seeing clearly with out fear.

October 30, 2001
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Blondie I like what you have done to my room. You have a great imagination. I also love what you did in your yard in the snow. That is just way to cool. You say that you are old!!!! Then you say you are fourty seven. To me now days that isn't so old. Glad to know I am also not the only person with the perfect house.

October 31, 2001
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I(unfortunately) am at my day job now but am early so I get to chat a bit before starting another funfilled action packed day(that's irony)
We are all only a keyboard away, Blondie, damaged and pill--not perfect but sure is damn good. I wish I could say that my home was half as creatively decorated but I can say that my body is since I switched my artistic focus from decorating the world around me to decorating individuals--wearable art. I love thrift stores and I haunt the ones in Houston endlessly and then go home and make jewelry to match these outfits. Some day I thought it would be cool to open a resale shop dedicated to selling outfits complete with jewelry specially made for the outfit--kind of used , trendy boutique.
Blondie, I was thinking about what you said about yoga and I remembered something that I heard an instructor say--that the breathing is yoga. So, you are practicing whether or not you do any of the postures--focusing on the breathing is the key.
I agree that a pajama party with ya'll would be great and everyone is invited, of course.
I by the way have ya'll beat, I'm 51--do I get a gold star or something???:)

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October 31, 2001
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artist -

I started yoga going on 3 months ago, and there is an absolutely fabulous video set you can get from Yoga Journal (it's a 6 video set, but you can buy them individually at yoga.com). I do Iyengar and Hatha, and the videos are pure Iyengar, but it's a wonderful way to extend your practice to a daily habit. I've been practicing every day since I got the set. Another great book is B.K.S. Iyengar's "The Path to Holistic Health" - it's like a yoga textbook, with tips and great pictures and stuff.

I'm acutally taking Buddhist Meditation at school this semester, but we're learning mainly about Vipassana and Samatha meditation. Vipassana is what the historical Buddha practiced to achieve enlightenment, actually. It involves concentrating on breath, too, but instead of learning to control the breath you simply learn to observe the breath. Still, Patanjali did write the Yoga Sutra...

November 1, 2001
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CiCi, Hi!
I'm new to yoga myself --it all started for me when we got digital and started getting the health network. I've been exercising for several years but releasing stress has always been hard for me.
Well, I got hooked on the "Yoga Zone"
and from what I understand from the web site--www.yogazone.com--what is practiced on the program and on the yoga zone videos is a mixture of Hatha and some other type whose name I can't remember --I'll have to log in on the site and get the exact style practiced and get back to you--I am really ignorant when it comes to all this. You are far ahead of me. I hit bookstores about as often as I hit thrift stores--almost every weekend--so I will look for that book to add to my library and bone up so that we can chat more about it. I do know that my life has changed for the better since I, too started practicing everyday. I'm more relaxed and I see things more clearly. I feel more focused. Life is good.
Later.
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November 1, 2001
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Ah, artist, this is what makes online shopping so convenient. I can sit at work and covertly order a book or two during my break, ha ha ha.

I ordered the videos on a whim because I have had a chronic illness for 3 years, and I was tired of being so exhausted and depressed all the time. My illness involves digestion - I can't eat solid foods well and I have a lot of nausea and cramping in my stomach.

Yoga has become pretty much the only thing I can do to relieve the discomfort so I've become obsessed.

See, BlondieNYC mentioned she doesn't like exercise, but that's what was so great about yoga - it doesn't feel like exercise. My older sister got into yoga about the same time via - you guessed it - YogaZone!!! ha ha ha. Small world.

November 8, 2001
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Blondie , can we listed to Enigma together. I also find it extremly sensual and relaxing. I also use it as a form of meditation.

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