The course is well structured and the advice is pragmatic, straight forward and easy to understand. I really liked the
fact that Susann made meditation fun. I feel like I have started on a journey of discovery, I’m just sorry I
didn’t start it earlier.
Yvonne Roach, HR Manager
Live with a meditative attitude
If you live with clarity, meditation will awaken. Meditation is an attitude.
You are always with yourself, meaning that you are expressing your true self.
When you are close to yourself, you are in meditation.
So anything which can bring you close to yourself is meditation.
If you are "doing" meditation, you will go farther away from yourself.
Source & Details: The Times of India
...as treatment for mental illness
After thousands of years Western medicine is finally recognising the benefits of meditation to treat diseases including mental illness.
Under the disguise of MBCT, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, meditation is being accepted as a way to treat various conditions in the field of mental illnesses.
Source & Details: http://www.naturalnews.com
The Dalai Lama on...
How Meditation Can Change Your Life
In his latest book, "Beyond Religion," his Holiness the Dalai Lama gives basic suggestions for the beginner meditation student, such as the option to sit in a Lotus or half Lotus position, and how one can position the eyes, chin and tongue.
He also discusses the benefits of practicing analytical meditation in combination with meditation that emphasizes shunyata, or emptiness.
Source & Details: The Wall Street Journal
In meditative mindfulness,
Rep. Tim Ryan sees a cure for many American ills
In "A Mindful Nation," published last week, the American Congressman Tim Ryan details his travels across the country, to schools and companies and research facilities, documenting how mindfulness is relieving stress, improving performance and showing potential to reduce health-care costs.
It is a prescription, he says, that can help the nation better deal with the constant barrage of information that the Internet age delivers.
Source & Details: The Washington Post
Mindfulness is the key to your health
How does one tame a wild horse? Well, you begin by nudging it.
Our job is to gently train the mind, not to gallivant all over but instead focus on the moment. Of course ... our minds naturally deviate, but with no judgment or punishment, we need to bring it back.
We are trained to disconnect from our bodies. We have to go into the mental process to understand and to analyze, but in school they teach us critical thinking but they do not teach us how to connect to our emotions and feelings.
At the end of the day, awareness is the basis of mindfulness.
Source & Details: http://www.montrealgazette.com
Mindful meditation may begin at any age
The importance of "mental fitness" – that is, keeping the brain healthy by new learning, reading, puzzles, memorization or other mental exercises – is well-known.
Research also clearly indicates that having a strong spiritual life and the support of community are valuable resources as we age. The contribution that mindfulness practices may play in aging is a new direction.
Practicing mindfulness has special benefits for seniors. Mindfulness may be defined as being fully aware of the present moment. It is easy to learn and to implement, and the changes in daily life functioning are plain to see and self-validating.
Mindfulness meditation and its applications in daily life may be begun at any age, and its benefits will extend to centenarians.
Source & Details: http://www.dailypilot.com
Jon Kabat-Zinn Talks
An Interview at the Time Magazine with Jon Kabat-Zinn, who has authored a new book, Mindfulness for Beginners that aims to introduce meditation to first-timers:
Meditation isn’t just for hippies any more. And it’s not all about saying ommmm...
Source & Details: The Time Magazine
Destress your life in 10 easy steps
By Mark Williams and Danny Penman, Special to CNN
- At this time of year, exhaustion, stress and unhappiness can dominate our lives
- When you eat without thinking, you miss out on wonderful flavours and aromas
- Think back to when things seemed less frantic and duplicate your activities
Source & Details: CNN
Scans show mindfulness meditation brain boost
The theory that meditation can reduce stress, depression and even chronic pain is one that has been gaining in momentum in recent years.
So the BBC’s David Sillito has been learning the art of mindfulness meditation in order to find out for himself.
After getting to grips with the activity, he joined some other devotees for an MRI scan to find out what impact the practice can have on brain activity.
Source & Details: http://www.bbc.co.uk
Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn:
Mindful of ways to get healthy
"... Mindfulness is awareness. It’s the awareness that arises by paying attention, on purpose in the present moment, non-judgmentally.
Mindfulness is not just a concept or a good idea, it’s a way of being ..."
Source & Details: The Boston Globe