Buddhism / Buddhist Meditation / Meditation / Relaxation Techniques

Everyday Meditation: Blue Sky Mind

Meditation is becoming aware of the vital stillness and hearing within that stillness. It is the stillness that’s naturally present before you become attached to thoughts and things; before you identify with thought-feeling-reaction. In this meditation you will be using the visualization of a blue sky with clouds passing through it as the “virtuous” object … Continue reading

Children / Creative Visualization / Imagery / Meditation / Music / Relaxation Techniques

Golden Apples Guided Meditation for Children

The Greeks original paradise was called the Garden of the Hesperides, and they associated it with Zeus and Hera and with a serpent-entwined apple tree. Dryads were nymphs associated with trees and water. In Greek mythology, the three nymphs The “Hesperides” were daughters of either Nyx (Night) or the heaven-bearing Titan Atlas. Continue reading

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day and night

Our memories, worries and fears exist in images and we can use images to manage our moods. It’s an age-old method of meditation. With practice, anyone can learn a guided imagery routine that will take then to a safe place of deep relaxation where they can heal and rest.  Click images to view larger versions. Continue reading

Conscious living / Health and Wellness / Meditation / Personal Development / Relaxation Techniques

Exploring Spaciousness: Experiencing Peace

In Are You Afraid of Stillness and Space? Part 1, Sandra Pawula suggests nourishing yourself with space. She explains how space is a vital element that brings balance into our lives, helping to keep stress, distress, and illness at bay. In Are You Afraid of Stillness and Space? Part 2   Sandra’s  advice is to  slowly … Continue reading

Buddhism / Buddhist Meditation / Meditation / Relaxation Techniques

Meditation Practice: Preparation for Beginners

No one wants to feel: anxious, sad, angry or fearful. Yet, that is exactly what we have all experienced. So why not learn how to do something about it? Why not learn how to meditate? Meditation involves focusing the mind in order to increase awareness of the present moment. It  promotes relaxation, reduces stress , … Continue reading

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Meditation CDs and audio downloads

These files are very large, as much as 20 MB, high speed internet connection is recommended Free Audio Meditation Mp3 Downloads Deepening The Silence (CD 1, Meditation 2 from Meditation Skills course) 15 minutes Following The Breath & Observing The Body (CD 1, Meditation 3 from Meditation Skills course) 30 minutes Related blog post: Ten … Continue reading

Creative Visualization / Emotional healing / Emotional intelligence / Imagery / Mind body connection / Mindfulness / Relaxation Techniques / Timeless topics

Visualizing the Life You Desire

If you affirm your positive thoughts, you will encourage yourself to focus on the good in your life. However, the opposite is also true. If you affirm self doubt and worry, you will multiply these pessimistic affirmations and become focused on the negativity in your life. Continue reading