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Makena2010-07-05 03:44:32 +0000 #1
I have tried to find a medition radio staiton but can't find one and I just gave up. Does anybody know of one or two?
Trinity2010-07-05 03:46:36 +0000 #2
Hi,

try

heartspring.net/meditation_music.html

www.live365.com/stations/energycentre

I searched on Google for 'meditation radio' and those were the top 2 links. There's many more for you to have a listen to and find something that you like.

Paul
Makena2010-07-05 04:23:50 +0000 #3
Thanks Tinity(paul) I am going to check it out as soon as possiable. This will be get for a great sub. when I can't do yoga or workout. Thank you for taking the time to find these for me.
Chandra2010-07-05 04:51:57 +0000 #4
Makena,

finding time to let go of input and tune inwardly is the direction you are "paddling" with your practices. try taking a 5 minute meditation to follow the flow of the breath, placing the noises and distractions of both the internal and external in the back ground. meditation music may be helpful to direct the mind in the beginning, but the development of focus within is where the meditation process begins. practice placing the attention on the breath, relaxing the body, and being...

Om Shanti,

Namaste,

Chandra
Makena2010-07-05 04:02:09 +0000 #5
I have a question about mediation lying down flat is not correct and to mediated is by sitting very straight is this correct. Oh can I mediate next to a heater even though it make sound?
Chandra2010-07-05 06:08:59 +0000 #6
Makena,

I think it is interesting that you are misspelling meditation as mediation. This is not an insult, but an observation of the similarity between meditation and mediation as concepts. But first, to answer your question...

Lying down is not recommended because of the tendency of the mind to drift into a sleep state. Sitting upright is recommended because the mind/body is linked through the spinal cord. This is true in an anatomical way (the nervous system) and in yogic terms in a subtle energy body way (the flow of life energy called Prana in Yoga and Chi or Qi in other cultures). Sitting at the edge of a chair or supported by a meditation stool or cushion is totally acceptable. The body should be relaxed, but erect. Indeed, asana practice is intended to relieve the body of discomfort so that the mind can be free to investigate within.

External sounds may (like physical discomfort) be a distraction to the mind. Of course, internal dialogue is as well. Whether the distraction to simply being aware is internal or external, practice stepping back from interaction with the object of distraction. Simply notice it, and return your awareness to the breath (or other object of meditative focus). Over time your ability to maintain your focus will improve.

As for the 2 words! We tend to identify ourselves with the mind. We think we ARE our thoughts or mental state or our job or our feelings.... and in meditation we may experience that the mind is in fact the MEDIATOR of the experience, that through which it is seen. Hmm....

Hope this is helpful, Be gentle, expect the mind to jump around like a monkey, but be patient and return to your breath again and again and again.

Namaste,

Chandra
Makena2010-07-05 06:24:35 +0000 #7
okay so I can sit on a pillow or just sit in Half lotus. Oh, will the sound of a heater distract my concentration
Chandra2010-07-05 05:38:56 +0000 #8
Makena,

"External sounds may (like physical discomfort) be a distraction to the mind. Of course, internal dialogue is as well. Whether the distraction to simply being aware is internal or external, practice stepping back from interaction with the object of distraction. Simply notice it, and return your awareness to the breath (or other object of meditative focus). Over time your ability to maintain your focus will improve."

Expect to be distracted. Practice letting go of engaging with the distraction and simply being without doing.

Namaste,

Chandra
Makena2010-07-05 06:43:02 +0000 #9
Chandra, I am a starting out doing mediation and I am going to be in idaho and then traveling south to Calfornia. Now it is very cold at night and I want to do it just before bed and I have a portable heater on. So you are saying I must learn to focus on the eye and to pretend that the heater sound is not there. So sitting crosslegging or half lotus is correct or whatever I like is correct? I am try to learn the Hung-sau technique for med. Its on the ananda web site.
Chandra2010-07-05 08:10:18 +0000 #10
Makena,

I did not actually reference placing the gaze on the eye or "third eye", nor to pretend that the heater sound is not there.

The basic practice of meditation is one of witness awareness. Various points of focus can be chosen, such as the third eye, the breath, a mantra, a point in the body etc. If you have instruction an personal training in a particular technique (Hung-sau), then best is to follow those directions and see. Suggestions from a teacher who is experienced in the practice you are following are immensely valuable.

A basic technique for meditation is to follow the flow of the breath. External sounds such as the heater, cars passing by etc. are certain to intrude upon the focus of your attention on the breath. Internal distractions such as thoughts, feelings, body sensations etc will also appear in the field of awareness. Over time you will develop the capacity to notice when distractions appear and then to refocus the mind on the chosen object. Relax the body, observe the mind's tendency to become distracted and simply return to your focus. If you chose to practice before bed, you are likely to be tired, and may lapse into daydream and/or a sleepy state.

You can search this web site for threads about "meditation" which might be helpful as you explore.

In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, meditation is the 7th limb, following one pointed concentration, pranayama, inward turning of the senses, asana and the yamas/niyamas. These preliminary practices are aimed at purifying the mind/body so that internal inquiry can more easily be experienced.

I would encourage you to continue to explore and inquire. Allow your meditation to unfold naturally and be patient.

Namaste,

Chandra

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