Comments on: Meditation and health https://www.wildmind.org Explore Meditation Online Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:24:30 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bodhipaksa https://www.wildmind.org/applied/health/comment-page-1#comment-767720 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 16:17:06 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/applied/health/#comment-767720 Thank you, Johnny.

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By: Johnny Durán https://www.wildmind.org/applied/health/comment-page-1#comment-767710 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:39:11 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/applied/health/#comment-767710 Bodhipaksa, I warmly congratulate you for being such a caring and dedicated person. It is a blessing to have beings like you in a realm where darkness seems to prevail. Heartfelt thanks for your work!

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By: Bodhipaksa https://www.wildmind.org/applied/health/comment-page-1#comment-366044 Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:47:50 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/applied/health/#comment-366044 Hi, Cyrus.

Welcome! I’m afraid I can’t personally instruct you through the medium of these comments, but we have a large amount of meditation guidance on the pages of this site. If you look at the Meditation Guides link above you’ll find links to guides on a variety of meditation practices.

I wish you all the best with learning meditation!
Bodhipaksa

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By: Cyrus https://www.wildmind.org/applied/health/comment-page-1#comment-366016 Mon, 04 Mar 2013 23:35:09 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/applied/health/#comment-366016 Dear Bodhipaksa
Please sir I will like u to teache me how to meditate.and how to go about it Becos I will like meditate to be part of me,I once start it and on the way I stop but I need some one to help me to learn how to do it and to it well Becos I like meditation I went it to be part of me I know u can help me to do it I know so please I need ur guide to make it. Please help me Becos I need help

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By: Paulette https://www.wildmind.org/applied/health/comment-page-1#comment-221757 Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:20:32 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/applied/health/#comment-221757 Hi Bodhipaksa,

I would like to know.. if doing daily meditation can improve ovaries and uterus system.. I do have cysts in my ovaries and 2 small miomas in my uterus…. that cause some pain during my period days… also i do have Hypotyroidsm…for that im taking special medicino.. levotiroxine…….. im getting back to my meditation since sunday… I used to meditate before…. but left it..because lack of discipline……..

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By: Bodhipaksa https://www.wildmind.org/applied/health/comment-page-1#comment-207647 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 01:21:13 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/applied/health/#comment-207647 Hi, Mark.

What exercise works best with meditation seems to vary a lot from person to person. The two most common are hatha yoga and tai chi, but I know many people who meditate and also run. Many forms of exercise can be performed mindfully…

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By: Mark https://www.wildmind.org/applied/health/comment-page-1#comment-207186 Mon, 16 Jul 2012 07:53:15 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/applied/health/#comment-207186 Hello Bodhipaksa,
I’m interested in your view/experience regarding suggestions for effective practices for physical fitness which harmonise most effectively with the mental practices & benefits that long term meditation can offer? Or is a life with full mediation a better life than a mix of the 2? I guess it’s about balance, yet in a way, I wonder if mental practice is slightly more important than physical, given that the former nurtures awareness (amongst many other benefits), which nurtures self-control, and with that, the benefits of eating healthily…

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By: Breathing is, like, um, really healthy! | HappyGumbo https://www.wildmind.org/applied/health/comment-page-1#comment-183478 Thu, 31 May 2012 15:25:53 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/applied/health/#comment-183478 […] This author lists nine specific benefits of meditation taken from eight studies on the matter. Included are: reducing blood sugar, boosting the immune system, and enhancing memory. Nine More Benefits of Meditating […]

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By: Art Sands MD https://www.wildmind.org/applied/health/comment-page-1#comment-151578 Mon, 02 Jan 2012 05:10:12 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/applied/health/#comment-151578 There is a well researched breathing device called Respirate which was originally approved by the FDA for stress reduction – along with stress reduction it was noted to lower blood pressure if used at least 45 minutes a week. In a sense it is a guided breathing exercise – when your breathing rate drops below 4-6/ minute, it turns off the sympathetic (flight or fright) nervous system and increases parasympathetic activity.

Web site https://www.resperate.com/us/welcome/index.aspx

(I have no financial ties with the company)

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By: Bodhipaksa https://www.wildmind.org/applied/health/comment-page-1#comment-104695 Wed, 26 Jan 2011 02:20:13 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/applied/health/#comment-104695 Hi, Robert.

I’m not entirely sure why you’d experience fatigue after meditating. It’s certainly not a common experience, although it may possibly be related to something that often happens on a meditation retreat, which is that people may for the first few days feel unaccountably tired. I usually put that down to people “catching up with themselves.” They may have been tired before they arrived on retreat, but the busyness of their lives has prevented them from experiencing their tiredness. Whether or not that’s related, I just can’t say.

But it does also sound like you’re putting a lot of effort into your meditation (you talk about using “a large amount of energy” to deal with your hindrances) so perhaps it’s related to that. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it was. Not being gifted with psychic abilities, of course, I can’t peer inside your experience and say whether you’re working too hard (i.e. making unnecessary effort). You could play around with your level of effort, though, and see if it makes a difference. You might want, for example, to make a gentler, kinder effort and simply accept a bit more distraction, and see if you feel less tired afterwards.

Maybe you could tell me what kinds of hindrances you’re experiencing and what kinds of things you’re doing to remove them? That might give me more to work on so that I can suggest alternative approaches.

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