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Meditation, in small doses can it have large effect? your thoughts on this article
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RE: Meditation, in small doses can it have large effect? your thoughts on this article
I haven't tried tantra yet, I am always open to trying things though before assuming they won't work for me. I used to only ever be able to get focused when i was either doing exercise or doing art or making music, but i tried yoga then, just to see what all the fuss was about, and it opened up a whole new avenue of relaxation and focus for me.

Nowadays whenever I ever find myself assuming or tending to think something wouldn't suit or work for me, no matter what it is, I always now ask myself why I feel that way and if i don't have a valid reason or experience with said practice, I will make myself try it, at least a few times, just to see. (obviously this excludes all dogmatic religious practices, and any new age pseudoscientifical or therapeutical practices or remedies..and homosexuality LOL.. but everything else, everything else gets a fair trial Big Grin)
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#22
RE: Meditation, in small doses can it have large effect? your thoughts on this article
It was a joke J, it's all good, I'm not that funny.
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RE: Meditation, in small doses can it have large effect? your thoughts on this article
(October 15, 2011 at 8:10 pm)Rhythm Wrote: It was a joke J, it's all good, I'm not that funny.

My apologies, I didn't realise you were joking, I'm still very new here, I guess it will take some time before I am accustomed enough with everyone to get their jokes when they are being humourous.

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#24
RE: Meditation, in small doses can it have large effect? your thoughts on this article
You're doing fine, J. He's a tough bugger, that Rhythm. Heart of gold, though.



Helluva fro, too.
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Rhythm's not happy unless he's picking at something on you - when you don't get his notice, then you know something's wrong.
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#26
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Namely, he didn't get laid the night before.
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(October 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm)thesummerqueen Wrote: My mind has always been quieter after beating myself up physically. I don't think Tai Chi would do it. Physical labor, or real exercise like running or weight lifting, do much more for me. I think more clearly when I keep up with that.

I can understand that. Though I'm taking an extended break due to a knee injury, I used to train in Tae Kwon Do three nights a week. Kicking the crap out of the training bag (or a sparring partner) was quite cathartic. Forms and calisthenics were also mind clearing.

I miss it, but every time my knee pops when I'm executing a spinning kick, it reminds me I'm getting too old for it.


(October 15, 2011 at 6:54 pm)Phaedra Wrote: I meditate. I have an anxiety disorder and ADHD. Meditation helps with both. I don't believe it helps me connect to any higher power or opens my third eye, but it does have psychological benefits for me.

Although what I do would not be strictly considered meditation, there are meditative aspects to some of the therapeutic techniques that I have learned in therapy. When I'm having a panic attack or am in emotional distress, I find those techniques very helpful in finding internal balance and mental well being. I also don't hold any belief in the woo aspects of it, but it is good for my mental health.

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#28
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I use marijuana for anxiety. It helps, and it's all natural.

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(October 16, 2011 at 2:54 pm)aleialoura Wrote: I use marijuana for anxiety. It helps, and it's all natural.

True, but I can't be stoned all the time. Big Grin

Interesting in that while my therapist supports marijuana for treatment of anxiety, my prescriber is absolutely opposed.
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(October 16, 2011 at 2:39 pm)I_Blaspheme Wrote: Although what I do would not be strictly considered meditation, there are meditative aspects to some of the therapeutic techniques that I have learned in therapy. When I'm having a panic attack or am in emotional distress, I find those techniques very helpful in finding internal balance and mental well being. I also don't hold any belief in the woo aspects of it, but it is good for my mental health.

I have noticed that the techniques used to handle a panic attack are very similar to meditation.
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