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If youre wondering how to meditate, theres a good chance its because youve heard all sorts of things about how good it can be for you. People love to suggest meditation for a variety of reasons: to reduce stress and anxiety, to ease depression, to put you to sleep, to make you feel more present, to magically transform you into a better, more grounded human being. The claims go on and on. And while the benefits of meditation have been greatly exaggerated in a lot of ways, plenty of people find it to be a worthwhile practice and we agree. With everything going on in the world, its a solid time to explore meditation and whether it might be useful for you too.

Meditation may seem simpleand in many ways, it isbut people are often unsure where to start and whether theyre doing it correctly. To help you learn how to meditate and integrate it into your life, SELF asked meditation experts some of your most common meditation questions.

First things first, there are many different kinds of meditation. Meditation is generally used as a broad umbrella term that covers a wide array of contemplative practices, many of which are drawn from Buddhist traditions but have often been adapted and secularized for application in Western society, neuroscientist Wendy Hasenkamp, Ph.D., science director at the Mind & Life Institute and visiting professor of contemplative sciences at the University of Virginia, previously told SELF.

With that in mind, the questions of what meditation is and how to meditate arent exactly straightforward ones. Its kind of like asking how to play sports, Diana Winston, the director of mindfulness education at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center and the author of The Little Book of Being, tells SELF. Just like there are many types of sports, there are many types of meditation, she says. And just like different sports share important things in common (like competition and physical activity), meditation has core tenets too. I define meditation as any practice that cultivates inward investigation, says Winston.

For this article, were going to focus mostly on mindfulness meditation. Why? A few reasons. For one, mindfulness is at the heart of many different types of meditation. Plus, its very accessible to beginners and has the most convincing body of evidence regarding its mental health benefits (more on that later). Its also a very popular form of meditation, especially in recent years. Chances are, if youre interested in developing a meditation practice to support your mental health, the type of meditation youre thinking of is mindfulness meditation.

Like meditation, theres no single universal definition of mindfulness, but experts generally agree on the gist: focusing on the present moment with openness and without judgment. If you check in on your mind at any point during the day, youll probably notice you're thinking about the past or thinking about the future, or youre generally planning, obsessing, worrying, and catastrophizing, says Winston. Mindfulness is getting in the practice of pulling our minds away from these places to come back to the present moment. And so, mindfulness meditation is the formal practice of cultivating mindfulness.

If all that sounds like a little abstract for you, consider that youve probably meditatedor at least felt meditativeat some point in your life. In my classes, I always tell my skeptical beginners to share their favorite hobby, Laurasia Mattingly, a meditation and mindfulness teacher based in Los Angeles, tells SELF. Then I tell them that theyve meditated before. Any activity that allows you to be fully present without worrying about the future or the past is a doorway into meditation.

Heres where things get a little tricky. The proven scientific benefits of mindfulness meditation are hard to sum up (so much so that SELF has a whole separate explainer on it). The TL;DR is that there are three conditions with a strong and convincing body of evidence to support the effects of meditation: depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. Meaning, a not insignificant amount of meta-reviews and meta-analyses have found that mindfulness meditation can moderately help with symptoms associated with these conditions (or in the case of chronic pain, how people cope with symptoms, at least). For a full breakdown of what we do and dont know about the health benefits of mindfulness meditation, check out this article.

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Mindful Escapes: the Headspace meditation app, but on television – The Guardian

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By now we have all downloaded the mindfulness app Headspace, tried it four times, breathlessly told all our friends we are into meditation now and no, really, you should try it and I dont even need coffee in the mornings now! and then forgotten to do it one day when we were meant to be doing it because we had too many emails to answer, then turning our phone over when the little reminder notification came in, then, three months later, realising weve been paying 9.99 a month to not use an app and then, two more months after that, quietly deleting the whole thing and never meditating again and wondering distantly why our sleep has been so disordered for so long. By now we have all done that.

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Hmm, though: what if Headspace was on television? You just imagined Mindful Escapes: Breathe, Release, Restore (Monday to Thursday, 7pm, BBC Four), which is Headspace on television. Whats interesting about TV is it has the potential to be a near limitlessly creative format, and yet what we do with that is make five soaps, two reality shows and one hard drama every year then fill the rest of the time with Come Dine With Me repeats. How often do you sit down in front of the TV and go: Wow, this is different! This is unlike anything Ive ever, ever seen!? Exactly.

Mindful Escapes isnt going to make you do that, either, but its going to make you think about doing it. The show in brief: Headspace co-founder and business monk Andy Puddicombe soothingly narrates over the top of some leftover Attenborough nature footage, and that is meant to be relaxing. On the surface this is a completely new and innovative way of using the format of television, but the result is like a motivational quote that happens to move. Andy tells you the earth is a living, breathing object as a fern curls out of the soil. He tells you breath is an important facet of the mind as an eagle soars over an icy vista. Clouds part to reveal a river. You hear the sound of rain turning to snow, the sound of water lazily pooling. Andy Puddicombe says something about breathing again. The sun dapples gently through the canopy. You dont have to check your emails. Your emails can probably wait, most of them.

Does it work? Youre sort of asking the wrong person I once had to leave a session in a flotation tank 12 minutes into my allotted hour because the sensation of bobbing in the salted water and staring at a curved purple pod ceiling that looked like the inside of a testicle made me hysterical, so I towelled off and went to the pub instead but the short answer is no, not really. I mean, its recycled nature footage with the Headspace bloke occasionally saying breathe over the top of it. Its quite relaxing for a while, but you could make that argument for watching paint dry, and people are always ragging on that.

If you are really, really stressed, I would obviously prescribe you half an hour of BBC Four with some soothing cooing over the top of it and, fair play, it would absolutely blast if you put it on a projector at the winding down time of a house party but its not really an event to gather the family round for. Maybe we should just stick to the dull, familiar limits of TV. Theres a reason why the old classics still hit.

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Deepak Chopra meditation app takes on Headspace and Calm – Fast Company

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Deep breath: Deepak Choprathe meditation expert and authortoday brings us Chopra Meditation and Well-Being, a retreat-in-your-pocket app that features over 400 meditations and practices aimed at overall well-being.

Chopra Global (the company) says that Chopra (the app) differs from other meditation apps because of Chopra (the man), who has taught meditation and expanded consciousness since before the tech bros backing other mindfulness apps were born.

For more than 40 years I have been exploring meditation traditions from around the world, including the forest monasteries in Asia and the Himalayas, says Chopra (the man). I have had the privilege to learn directly from the brightest scholars and healers, and as a physician I have tested the integration of these ancient wisdom traditions with the best medical practices.

Chopra the app puts it all in your palm, in the form of a well-being guide that provides tailored exercises and information.

The luxurious retreats operated by Chopra (the company) will set you back over $1,000 per day, but Chopra (the app) delivers many of the same teachers and personal transformation practices for $69.99 per year.

Chopra (the company) is positioning the app as much broader than Calm and Headspace, the two meditation-focused apps that currently claim 70% of the mindfulness app market, which have received a coronavirus pandemic boost. The offerings of Chopra (the app) are broad, with whole-body options that dip into mood management, relationships, energy work, and life purpose, many rooted in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian health practice.

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There are several types of meditation and it is all about finding a method that works for you. Some of the methods often take a bit of practice and others require a bit of experience behind you as well. There will be a method that suits you and there are things you can do to boost your skills.

Here are just a few:

Ascension meditation,Apophatic meditation,Breathing meditation,Cleansing meditation,Contemplative inquiry meditation

Day dreaming,Gratitude meditation,Guided meditation,Heart meditation,Hedge riding,Intentionality meditation

Kasina meditation,Kinhin,Mantra meditation,Metta meditation or Loving Kindness meditation,Mindfulness meditation

Pathworking/journeying,Planetary meditation,Pranayama,Qiqong (Chi kung),Self Enquiry,Shamanic Journeying

Spiritual meditation,Tantra I know what you are thinkingbut most Tantra practices have nothing to do with hours of sex (sorry I know you are disappointed now).

Taoist meditation,Breathing meditation (Zhuanqi),Neiguan,Tai Chi meditation,Transcendental meditation ,Vipassana meditation

Visualisation,Yoga meditation,Third eye meditation,Chakra meditation,Gazing meditation (Trataka),Kundalini meditation,Sound meditation (Nada yoga)

Zen meditation

Sometimes called journeying, inner plane work or vision questing pathworking is a form of meditation used a lot in the Shamanic practice. It is a structured meditation with a purpose to it, a guided journey into our inner world or onto other planes or other worlds such as the Otherworld or into the land of Fae. It is a practice that should only be undertaken by those more experienced in meditation skills. This type of journeying allows us to stretch ourselves, to dip into our inner power, to connect with divinity, to aid us in decision making, to seek out past lives and to connect with messengers and guides. Pathworking allows us to go beyond our conscious and even our universe because it creates a link between our conscious and sub conscious minds allowing us to access memories and psychic skills we may not usually reach.

Decide what you need from this trip, why are you journeying? What path will you take? What is your destination? What or who would you like to encounter? Obviously you will probably encounter some things you didnt plan for but that makes it even more worthwhile! What image do you want to use to take you from this world onto your journey? (I.e. a gate, a knothole in a tree, a doorway etc).

When you have decided upon those details you need a frame work starting with an induction, this is where you enter the pathworking, the trance like state. Then the body, this is whatever you need to do whilst in your pathworking, the reason you are there. And then the closure, where you leave the pathworking and come back to reality. The induction and the closure will be pretty close to your script but the body may take different twists and turns other than those you expected.

It helps to write down your framework. I prefer to then record it to my phone or laptop so that I can listen to it, but go with what works for you.

A Hedge witch has one foot in this world and the other in the Underworld, hedge riding is the term used to describe the journeys that a Hedge witch makes, very similar in fact to the Underworld/Otherworld journeys that a Shamanic practitioner makes. Again I wont go into too much detail on this as there are some good books out there that will help you further if you are interested but it is another meditation practice that requires some experience.

The hedge is the symbolic boundary between the worlds. Hedge riding is the journey your spirit takes into the Otherworld or Underworld realms, sometimes called the upper and lower realms. The middle realm being our everyday world that we live in.

Hedge riding is not something to be taken lightly, it definitely isnt somewhere to just visit because you are bored, it is something to be taken very seriously and journeys should be taken with a particular question or mission in mind. It might be a journey undertaken for the purposes of healing, seeking an answer to a question, for spell work or to find spiritual enlightenment.

Personally I would advise becoming experienced in pathworking, shape shifting and astral travel before attempting to hedge ride not purely for safety but also because it will help you with the journey. This is not something to be attempted by those just stepping onto the meditation ladder. Hedge riding should also be avoided if you are feeling unwell or if you have any kind of mental illness.

Hedge riding is very similar to shamanic journeys and also incorporates the art of Seidh or seer work in that you will communicate with the spirits.

During a journey your spirit, your conscious will travel to the otherworld and whilst there you will need to take note of any symbols or signs that you see and any sounds you hear or scents you smell they may all be important.

A hedge witch will enter the otherworld via a trance state, an altered state of conscious when your mind and spirit work separately from your physical body. You are not fully conscious but you are not unconscious, you are in that wonderful state in between, but you are always fully aware of what you are doing. You are lucid and in control but dont fall asleep.

Altered states of conscious can be induced via means of drugs but I would wholeheartedly NOT advise this route. You will need to go past the state of meditation and on to pathworking to achieve hedge riding, I find drumming helps, but chanting can also be very useful. Shamanic music with drums and rattles is also good; any rhythmic beat will work well.

Many hedge witches (and shamans) have a medicine bag that they use to keep magical items in to aid in journeying. Each bag will be personal and specific to each individual, it might contain beads, shells, feathers, pebbles, herbs and crystals if you decide to make your own bag be guided by your intuition and add whatever you feel is necessary to help you on your hedge riding.

An animal spirit guide is extremely useful to journey to the other side of the hedge with. In my experience you dont choose your animal guide, it chooses you, dont be surprised if your hedge riding guide is a different one from your usual power animal and you may also find that your guide to the different worlds will be different in each one and they might even be different for each journey you take or you may have the same guide every timebe open to whatever you meet.

You might find that it takes a few hedge riding journeys before you meet any spirit guides and you may find different guides in each world. They may be there to guide you, they may be there to give you a message, but it wont always be via spoken word, look out for signs and symbols.

So lets talk about the three realms that a hedge witch can enterand I am going to describe the general ideas, butyour experience may be different.

Generally (not always) a hedge witch will access the worlds via a tree, often it is seen as the Tree of Life and it is a portal to the otherworld. You might see an entrance between the roots which takes you to the lower world, there might be an entrance halfway up the trunk to the middle world and an entrance in the upper branches to the upper world what you see might be different. There is also another level accessed via the lower world, this takes you down another level to the underworld.

The Underworld or the Lower World as it is sometimes called is not a deep, dark fiery hell pitreally it isnt. It can however be seen as darker than the middle world. It may often appear as a cave or a very primordial jungle. You can find dangers in the underworld but you can also meet them in the middle and upper world too. The Underworld is earthy, stable and grounding, it is the base from which the world grows. The Underworld deals with emotions, our intuition and our very basic needs. You may meet ancestors here, animal guides, guardians, plant spirits and the Underworld Kings and Queens along with the faerie realm are found here.

The middle world is often used as a place for time travel (you are thinking Doctor Who now and his tardis arent you?). The middle world is very much like our own and you can find yourself in any familiar type of structure, building or landscape. This world is as much full of bad spirits as it is good, so be wary. You will find earth and fertility deities here along with the Elementals, land guardian spirits, messenger deities, nature spirits and the Wild Hunt.

This world is beeeeautiful. Spirits live here and it shows. Think beautiful landscapes, dreamy clouds, sparkling streams and all that is amazing. This is the place to meet and greet spirit guides, Angels, Ascended Masters, Devas, Deity and animal guides. It is the upper astral, the spiritual plane and a place of enlightenment. This world will show you knowledge, inspiration, ideas and wisdom (hopefully) and also provide healing. The Upper World can also help you remove yourself from your ego and see things as they really are.

Dont forget it is very wise to ground and centre before AND after any journeying.

Before you start your hedge ride make sure you have an idea of what your purpose and intent is whether it is a question you need an answer to, advice on a situation or healing and throughout your journey keep focused on your intent.

If you are looking for answers take note of any symbols you see, objects you find, people or animals you meet, you may also come across pools of water that can be used for scrying.

Healing can be achieved by bathing in oceans, streams or pools or you can use the energy from your animal guides to help the healing process. Your guides can also help with protection requirements.

Your spirit guides in the upper world can help you out if you are seeking knowledge.

Please remember to always be polite and courteous to any animal or being that you meet in any of the worlds treat them with respect at all times.

If you should meet any spirit that you dont like, politely but firmly ask them to leave you have the power to make it leaveyou are in control at all times.

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An introduction to the beautiful world of meditation This book will take you on a journey giving hints and tips on how to meditate succesfully, breathing exercises, chants and visualisation tips. Also included are lovely meditation tea and incense blends, how to meditate with crystals, make meditation beads and a whole host of guided meditations for you to experience. Together with introducing you to other meditation skills such as pathworking, shape shifting, astral travel and working with meditation to cleanse your chakras.

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By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 4, 2020 10:59:46 am Follow these simple tips to see more results. (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock)

Life is a continuous flow of energy, and any form of stagnation is bound to cause decay. This law applies to our mental energies too, and if our thoughts get stuck in the past or the illusionary future, our mental energies start to denigrate. In fact, an untrained mind is relentlessly boomeranging between cravings and aversions. In scientific terms, this is called the Default Mode Network (DMN) of the brain, which mentally keeps us in a loop of repetitive thoughts and situations. This state of overthinking is extremely exhaustive and erodes not only our aptitude, IQ and abilities but also our emotional intelligence, said social activist and spiritual trainer Manu Singh, chief mentor, Varenyum. This, eventually, leads to stress, frustration, depression and negativity.

This is why it is essential to train our minds through practices of meditation and mindfulness. But, we live in an age of information overload. In these challenging times, the practitioners commit a grave error of reducing these practices to mundane acts or habits, like everything else they engage in.

This can be extremely counterproductive. Such practitioners are catapulted into a dual existence, where, during practice their minds can be peaceful, joyful and full of insight, but the moment they walk into the real world, face real situations, the DMN takes over. The cycle of thoughts pivoting around like and dislike, pleasure and pain, love and hate, starts to generate echoes of confusion and tumult. Slowly, negativism and hopelessness cloud judgments and they start questioning the practice itself, eventually losing interest and giving up.

How to do it right?

Meditation must be taken as a way of life and should never be a prisoner of the mat and the stopwatch. It should be like an ally that walks by your side, continuously bridging the gap between the conscious and the subconscious mind. The tranquillity of the meditative state should transcend the Adhishthan (sitting session) and synchronise with all the activities and situations of our daily lives. This is known as meditative living and is imperative in transforming an individuals reactive reptilian mind into a responsive, insightful and conscious ecosystem, says Singh.

To achieve this state, the seeker must religiously adopt the following principles

*Regularity of the practice shouldnt be broken, especially in the initial stages. Consistency is the only key to success. *The seeker should prefer insight or awareness-based techniques over concentration-based techniques of meditation. One of the simplest techniques is consciously bringing awareness to your natural breathing. *Acknowledge all the sensations and thoughts through detached and non-judgmental observation. This greatly influences our minds by reducing value-judgements in life as per our concepts of good and bad, and right and wrong, which, in turn, reduces the tiring cycle of cravings and aversions. *Be generous towards yourself. *Realise the law of impermanence.

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These principles will help a seeker to ensure that his/her practice is not limited to time and space but transforms into an operating system of tranquillity, focus, and consciousness. The positive effects of such an existence will be immense and not be limited to enhancing cognitive ability, improving focus and attention, peaceful and uncluttered mind.

However, since conceptually there is no difference between mind and body (holistically known as body-mind) in the world of meditation, the positive effects are also palpable in the physical realm in the form of improved immunity, augmented agility, as stress and tension free spine and muscles, and a powerful sexual and reproductive life.

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Its hard to know if the ballot measure to undo Proposition 13 will have its intended effect

Zocalo commentator Joe Mathews wants to believe in Proposition 15, the November ballot measure that would get rid of limits on taxing commercial properties. Those limits were set by Proposition 13 more than 40 years ago, and Mathews has long argued that the historic measure decimated California schools and has hamstrung state government in all sorts of ways. But after a visit to Jarviss old house - now a Buddhist center - Mathews says hes feeling better about his uncertainty.

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Howard Jarvis and the Dharmapala

Want to stop worrying about Californias future? Go say a prayer at Howard Jarvis house.

No historic plaques mark the five-bedroom home at 515 N. Crescent Heights Boulevard in L.A. But this is where the famed anti-tax activist Jarvis lived, and organized Proposition 13, the 1978 tax-limiting initiative that still dominates California politics.

With another fight over Prop 13 underwayNovembers Prop 15 would lift Prop 13 limits on taxing commercial propertiesI decided to drop by the houseand got an unexpected lesson in how California always changes, even if its ballot initiatives never do.

Jarvis gray house is now Nechung Dharmapala, L.A.s Tibetan Buddhist Center. The home, is painted orange, and has a wheel representing the Dharma over the front windows, and a stupa outside the front door. Inside, bedrooms are occupied by two monks. And the high-ceilinged living room where Jarvis conducted angry politics has become a sanctuary for lessons on the renunciation of ego and the possibility of enlightenment.

The homes political past and religious present might seem discordant, but the more I contemplated the place, the more I saw continuities. Indeed, 515 N. Crescent Heights is a double-monument to the perils of revolutions and the paradoxes of protection.

Prop 13 was the product of a conservative political revolution promising protectionagainst rising taxes, and housing prices. The paradox is that Prop 13 hasnt protected us from Californias high taxes or extortionate housing prices.

Nechung Dharmapalas is associated with Tibets Nechung monastery, headquarters of the State Oracle of Tibet, who embodies the deity Pehar, The Protector of Religion. Pehar couldnt stop Chinese communists from destroying Nechung after the 1949 revolution. But therein lies the paradox. The communist attacks actually spread the faith. Tibetan Buddhists fled, taking their teachings worldwide, and all the way to Jarvis door.

Jarvis bought the 1925 house in 1941 for $8,000 and stayed through three marriages. During the Prop 13-era, Jarvis smoked cigars in a big chair, with visitors like Jerry Brown on sofas. There were some curses, but no prayers, recalls his aide Joel Fox.

When Prop 13 passed, capping property tax increases at 1970s assessment, the 2005 tax bill was below $1,000, on an assessment of $75,854. In 2006, after his wife died (Jarvis passed in 1986), it was reassessed at $1.25 million.

The house sold in 2008, and was for sale again in 2013as Tibetan Buddhists were searching for an L.A. sanctuary. Nechung bought the house in 2013 for $1.38 million. In Jarvis living room, resident teacher Geshe Wangchuk, expert in Buddhist philosophy, sand mandalas and butter sculptures, now presides. During the pandemic, Geshe Wangchuk shifted weekly teachings online. This summers lessons leaned on The Three Principal Aspects of the Path by 14th century teacher Je Tsongkhapa. One passage intrigued me:

When appearance dispels the extreme of existence,

And when emptiness dispels the extreme of non-existence,

And if you understand how emptiness arises as cause and effect,

You will never be captivated by views grasping at extremes.

I wondered: Can minds really be that open? Does avoiding extremes require uncertainty about you own existence? And could such enlightenment apply to Californias contemporary extremes?

The Nechung L.A. team knew nothing of Jarvis. Talking with Nechungs board secretary, I tried explaining Prop 13, and Prop 15. But my explanations were just questions. Might Prop 15 produce billions for schools, or will its exemptions be exploited by wealthy property owners? Might this measure make a symbolic strike against Prop 13or will Prop 15 just reinforce Prop 13s power?

But if I understood Geshe Wangchuk, having more questions than answers is OK. Because uncertainty about the futurefor a person, a proposition or a homemight be the best attainable answer. As Je Tsongkhapa taught 600 years ago: If the entire object of grasping at certitude is dismantled, at that point your analysis of the view has culminated.

Joe Mathews writes the Connecting California column forZcalo Public Square.

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Meditation is recommended by nearly every medical professional when it comes to calming anxiety, an affliction that effects millions of Americans, especially now with so many having quarantine fatigue thanks to the extended nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But if you havent meditated, you may not know where to start. Luxor Nursing and Rehab at Sayville has this guide to help newbies become seasoned meditation pros!

What is Meditation?

There are countless ways to meditate, but what is it exactly? Most define it as a way to achieve mindfulness, which is focusing on the present moment. Experts say if you check in with your mind at any point during the day, youre likely to be thinking about something in the past or in the futureand then needless emotions that are the root of anxiety are likely to follow, which includes planning, obsessing, worrying, and catastrophizing. Mindfulness helps pull the mind away from those thoughts and into the present.

One expert likened mindfulness to the feeling that you have when you get lost in a hobby that you enjoy. It may not be traditional meditating, but its another way of achieving mindfulness.

How Do You Meditate?

This is another question that would yield you a different answer depending on who you asked. Many think that it requires a lot of time and that you must be sitting a certain way (your mind is probably picturing someone sitting cross-legged!), but thats not the case. You can meditate in a position thats comfortable for you sitting, lying down, etc. The key is to be in a quiet place where you can focus on your breath and body movements.

One easy way to start is by taking a full breath in through your nose by using your diaphragm (which means that your stomach will rise as you inhale). Hold it for three seconds, then slowly exhale through your mouth (and your stomach will return to the original starting position). Focus on the consistency of your breaths, your stomach moving up and down, or any other fixed point to relax your mind. If you can do that, youll remain in the present and achieve mindfulness.

If you do that for around four or five minutes for two to three times a day, youre off to a great start on your meditation journey!

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According to a new study, meditation and mindfulness, which are widely perceived as stress-reduction techniques, can also have adverse effects like anxiety, depression, and much less frequently, even suicidal behaviors.

Published this month in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, the study concluded that the overall prevalence of adverse events of meditation was 8.3 percent. Having performed a meta-analysis of 83 studies published between 1975 and 2019, with a total of 6,703 participants, the researchers found that 55 of these 83 studies included reports of at least one type meditation-related adverse effect. The most common adverse effects of meditation the researchers found were: anxiety, reported in 33 percent of the studies, depression in 27 percent, and cognitive anomalies in 25 percent. Gastrointestinal problems, and suicidal behaviors, were both found in 11 percent of the studies reviewed by the authors, and were the least frequent among the adverse effects.

For most people [meditation] works fine but it has undoubtedly been overhyped and its not universally benevolent People have experienced anything from an increase in anxiety up to panic attacks, Dr. Miguel Farias, who leads the Brain, Belief and Behaviour research group at Coventry University in the UK, and lead author of the study, told New Scientist. He also added that the figure of 8.3 percent could be an underestimate because a lot of studies either record only serious negative effects, or dont record adverse effects at all.

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The researchers noted that they could not ascertain whether individuals with a mental health history were more vulnerable to experiencing these adverse effects. But, in the course of the meta-analysis, they did find that people with no history of mental health disorders had experienced adverse effects of meditation either during, or following, their meditation practice. But, Katie Sparks, a chartered psychologist and a member of the British Psychological Society, who was not involved in the study, expressed concerns that the adverse effects could be attributed to people trying out meditation because of undiagnosed anxiety or depression. But, she added that sometimes, when people attempt to still their thoughts, the mind can rebel Its like a backlash to the attempt to control the mind, and this results in an episode of anxiety or depression, she said. However, she also opined that instead of being completely discouraged to try meditation, people can opt for guided meditation sessions.

A 2019 study of 1,232 people had found that over 25 percent of the participants reported experiencing particularly unpleasant emotions like anxiety, fear, distorted emotions or thoughts, which they believed may have been caused by their meditation practice. And even though existing research suggests that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can help withsleep disorders, reducing stress-symptoms, and even curtailing addiction, experts worry about the lack of rigorous evidence on the subject, alongside inconsistent definitions of mindfulness.

The study cites a 1977 recommendation by the American Psychiatric Association, which had stated that: research [must] be undertaken in the form of wellcontrolled studies to evaluate the possible specific usefulness, indication, contraindications, and dangers of meditative techniques. But now, in 2020, the researchers note how it has taken decades to even acknowledge that there might be a bias towards exaggerating the clinical benefits of meditation practice and dismissing its potential adverse effects.

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