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is a practice of . svadhyaya. (self knowledge). Mind. Breath. Body. (C) 2013 Inner Sanctum Yoga. (C) 2013 Inner Sanctum Yoga. Reasons to Meditate. What is your reason?. Accessing inner stillness. Calming the monkey mind. ID: 466484 Download Presentation

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Meditationis a practice of svadhyaya (self knowledge)

Mind

Breath

Body

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Reasons to Meditate

What is your reason?Accessing inner stillnessCalming the monkey mindReduce anxietyImprove focusImprove breathingCuriosityMental healingSeems like a good idea

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Physical preparation

Where? Find a good spot, light, uncluttered, sit in comfort, good posture.When? Regular time promotes good habits.What do I need?: Chair or cushion, music, blanket or shawl, guided tape, breath meditation.Note: Good food and exercise prepares the body for meditation. They contribute to good flow of prana (energy)

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Mental preparation

Thinking cannot be stopped! But not minding the mind is hard.There is no such thing as being a great or bad meditatorDon’t have any expectations to ‘get results’.Group meditations are good as we can ‘feed’ of each other’s energy.The body has needs that can be fulfilled like food, water and rest, but the mind has desires that can never be fulfilled.

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Where is our attention?What do we notice?

Awareness/mindfulness

2. Attention3. Focus4. Mind’s eye/ third eye

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The Breath

Awareness on the breath:Noticing the breath is a basic meditation techniqueborrowed from theBuddhist philosophy

Parasympathetic nervous system responds to the breath: relaxation

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The 5 SensesPratyahara = sense withdrawal

Note:

Acknowledgement is important

see

touch

hear

smell

taste

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Creating Inner Stillness

Being the witnessJust observeMindful No judgmentNo like or dislikeNo urges

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The chaotic mind (Monkey Mind)

Chaos

Future plans

Sensations of body

Memories

fantasies

processing

Ego – inner chatter

mood

Thoughts

Like/Dislike

knowledge

Reactive mind

Desires

Emotions

Witnessing the

mind

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Tendencies of the mind (1)

Demands constant entertainmentIs attached to sensory perception and gratification Is attracted to drama, habitually re-lives traumatic events from the past, causing us to re-experience pain, shame or guilt.Worries, has anxiety or fear for the future)

It constantly chatters/criticizes (committee of the mind – more later)

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Tendencies of the mind

The mind can create ‘untruths’ that we perceive as truths (think of unreasonable fears eg. of mice, flying, boats etc. We can also re-combine memories into events that may be remembered ‘wrongly’ .The mind is fluid and quick, subject to constant change. To live with harmoniously, we need practice to detach from its chaos.Like the body, the mind works habitually, repeating patterns that have been set in place. (Samskara) We need change these habits if they don’t serve us well.Our moods, which are created by the mind are always changing

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Qualities of awareness

What /Where is awareness?Awareness is like the witness, also mindfulnessAlways remains stableNon-judgmentalSometimes we confuse awareness with our ego or the chatter (the Committee of the Mind)Awareness is connected to the universal truthAwareness is closely connected to our intuition

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When meditation stills the mind

Chaos

All the components of chaos have been moved into the background of the mind

We are quietly witnessing, observing

Experiencing inner stillnessBliss

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