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    Meditation

    There are too many meditation techniques to mention from relaxation, mindful, energy raising/chakra working, pathworking to chi kung or other martial art types of meditations. For me, I primarily use mantra japa (repetition of mantras) and void meditation with the primary purpose of controlling the patterns of my mind by overriding it with a mantra of my choice.

    My full meditation routines is well over an hour which usually starts with bardon's pore breathing meditation to ground myself for up to 5 minutes, a void meditation for around another 5 minutes to further focus the mind, then I'll grab my rudraksha mala (prayer beads) and mentally chant the mantra "nama shiva ya" for one mala (108x), sometimes for 3 rounds. Then I'll do the mantra japa of a specific (and longer) mantra for 3 malas/3x108 (which takes about an hour to complete) and finally close again "nama shiva ya" mantra. Normally, these routines took me one and a half hour up to two hours which I do a few times a week. Half an hour the shortest when I'm not in the mood.

    At first, it is a challenge to just sit there with my asana since the pain and that barrages of irritating nudges of discomforts from my guts urging me to quit and go back to my comfort zone is overwhelming. With time and persistence, I managed to be able to make a little boxes/room/partitions in my mind where I can literally seal and contain these illusions of pains and discomfort there. It does seperates itself from me. There seemed to be two of me. The whining one and the wise ass chanting away single mindedly Does the pain really gone? Not quite and it will come back full force with only a slight thought of it, and all I did is to suppress it is with overriding/barraging it back with a single dominant - a more powerful and disciplined thought. That's the way you do it! I said to myself and I can imagine if I ever be in a torture camp, I already know and practice the pain management techniques.

    On mantra japa, in my experience - surface thoughts will naturally starts and persistently try to sidetrack me from "inflaming" myself with the mantra, but this will become less with persistent practices. By inflaming myself with the mantra I mean that I think nothing but the sound of the mantra. I hear it vibrating and expanding in my astral ears. I single-mindedly think nothing else but the sound of the mantra and the mala to keep track of the rounds. Keeping the tounge s t i l l from even moving a bit to recite it and solely hear and feel the thoughtforms of my mind work to weave the mantra thus building up in power.

    Once I did attempt to complete a 9pm-5am nonstop meditation but 3 hours which is the longest meditation I can withstand (the pains of the asana) before I have to stand up and relax the muscles and let the blood flows before continuing with it. I was 30 minutes short and finished at 4.30am with lots of muscle cramps and strains, mind farts (ie. oooh... what was the mantra? which part of the mantra was that again? how many beads did I missed while my mind wanders off?) and a variety of different asanas change to help ease the pain. In the end, it was truly like trying lifting a weight - literally a mind weight, I can no longer lift. My mind was really tired and exhausted for lack of meditation practice back then. A failure, but, for a full week afterward I did get the benefit of awakening a LOT more fresher, focused and awake! after for only 5 hours of healthy sleep, before my body and mind gradually reverting back to my lazy 7-8 hours of regular night sleep.

    How about sharing your own routines and your experiences?

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    Re: Meditation

    That's not a short post!!!!!!!

    I myself try and attmpt meditation, even though 'm really pathetic in it, it still helps you relax a bit. Now I don't know what moreto say your post says it all.

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    Re: Meditation

    is this like how i get myself to relax?
    uhm i think tea is a big part of it. and yoga, well lol not really i just stretch randomly. hey just sitting outside is good to take time stare at some ants wandering around and think about...sushi. yea sushi.
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    Re: Meditation

    I would like to know how much and in which areas meditation helped you Forgotten Soul.

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    Re: Meditation

    OMG that sounds hard! Btw afe there any easier ones for beginners?

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    Re: Meditation

    I meditade by simply begging, I think that meditation for buddhists is like begging for Christians... That's if you just want to relax...
    When I beg I seem to forget about the world, at first I needed darkness, quiet and repeating some words so I wouldn't have to think, now I sometimes beg even in school, even walking down the street... I just try to forget everything that's bad, give it to the cosmos, sometimes it goesaway just along with my thoughts, sometimes with my tears, but it always helps me...

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    Er. . . Can you do it with your eyes open? and what should i beg for?

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    Re: Meditation

    Yes, I do it with my eyes open, you just have to concentrate... But it's still a lot nicer with eyes closed and quiet around, then you don't have towory about people lookin at you like at acrazy idiot, when you're not answering..
    And usualy I just say thanks for all god has gave me and the world and ask for for givness for all I've done, but sometimes I just tell everything I feel, ask for help, for strengh...
    It's nice to walk down the street and think only about howbeautiful this world is... Even if you do not believe in god, you cansdo this and it's just like meditating... everyone has toforget about himselve for a moment andrelax... This is the way you can do it without getting drunk...

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