The act of meditating; close or continued thought; the turning or revolving of a subject in the mind; serious contemplation; reflection; musing.
Thought; -- without regard to kind.
a practice of deep concentration of the mind
The practice of inner focus which renders the state of Awareness of Awareness. A sustained personal or group focus for the purpose of rendering specific effects in the self or in the environment.
a contemplation of some physical object as a way of reflecting upon some larger truth, often (but not necessarily) a spiritual one.
A general term for a technnique in which a person empties his mind of extraneous thought, with the intent of elevating the mind to a different level.
The state of consciousness characterized by mental stillness and inner calm coupled with an intense awareness. The goal is to free the mind from the stream of thoughts that usually inhabit it and the attainment of supreme spiritual peace.
The act of turning the mind inward with focused attention. There are many forms of meditation which are distinguished by the immediate object the mind focuses itself upon. Meditation upon silence seeks stillness of the mind, whereas meditation upon a specific idea or problem necessitates mental activity.
Mental or physical-mental techniques which aim to produce spiritually desirable states of consciousness.
A range of practices that involve training oneâ€(tm)s attention or awareness so that body and mind can be brought into greater harmony. The stilling of oneâ€(tm)s thoughts in a variety of practices such as sitting or walking mindfully, which stimulates the â€œrelaxation responseâ€ and supports healing. Goals range from reducing stress or lowering blood pressure to achieving a mystical sense of oneness with a higher power.
A method of observing the mind through relaxation and sometimes specific breathing or other focusing exercises.
the act or process of contemplation
In addition to promoting relaxation and enabling a person to transcend their day-to-day anxieties, meditation is thought to have beneficial physical effects on the body especially, regarding high blood pressure and heart disease. Many methods, techniques and teachers are available with similiar outcomes.
meditation: Prayer is talking to God. Meditation is being silent and listening to God. Various kinds of meditation techniques can be used to deepen one's attunement to the Divine to more deeply experience God
A state of spontaneous self-transcendence; experience of inner pure consciousness.
A state in which to place the body and mind, the physiological and psy- chological selfs, in preparation for the occurrence of relaxation and psi. The person is in a relaxed physical and mental state, where strain is replaced by passivity.
ancient Eastern technique, similar to self-hypnosis, in that it relaxes the mind and the body.
Technique of inward attention, characterized by stillness coupled with an intense awareness, whose ultimate goal is the attainment of supreme spiritual peace by freeing the mind from the stream of thoughts that usually inhabit it.
a state of calmness brought about by listening to music or in a guided mediation whereby the person listens to a tape and follows what is being said, in order to achieve a more relaxed state of mind.
Meditation can be considerd a technique or practice to focus one's attention from the external humdrum to one's internal peace, awareness and joy. What is generally considered important in meditation is that one is regular with their meditation every day and that one makes a reasonable effort, but not strain, to make slow and steady progress till it becomes natural to go within and become one with the Self that we are (i.e. Sat-Chit-Anand).
From the Indian Sanskrit word medha, which can be translated as "doing the wisdom" and from the Latin root meditari, which means to muse or ponder, meditation can refer to many different techniques meant to tone and/or relax the mind. BBC News: Meditation - Presenting results of a small-scale study about the biological effect of meditation on the brain and immune system.
Mental, stress-relieving exercise used to draw body, mind, and spirit into one.
persistent egoless neurospiritual or transphenomenal attunement with egoless pure consciousness, unconditioned pure energy, uncreated absolute pure being.
to "chew on," to say or roll over and over in one's mind; think; ponder; reflect; contemplate; listen quietly.
mental control and the development of concentration, leading to calmness.
The act of quieting the small voice of the conscious so that you can commune with your Higher Self and the universe.
The prayerful act of bringing one's spiritual intellect (one's faculty to understand spiritual truths) into the presence of Truth itself. The ultimate purpose of meditation is that one might understand Truth in an inward way through the spiritual intellect.
Controlled contemplation of a specific thought our idea
A spiritual or devotional exercise of contemplation usually concerning a philosophical or religious subject. A planning or intending of the mind to fill oneself with positive energies.
Focusing upon the positive Teacher feelings of a general theory that is rooted in Mercy identification. If Mercy thought identifies with some experience, person, or object, this will fool Perceiver strategy into 'believing' the 'fact' that these things belong together. If this 'belief' is accepted as an 'absolute,' then Perceiver mode will 'believe' the universal 'truth' that all specific items belong together. Teacher thought will then notice this system of 'belief' and view it as a description of order within complexity. The result will be positive Teacher emotion, rooted in Mercy-driven delusion.
has many forms such as walking, sitting and breathing. The purpose is to quiet the third dimensional self and allow more or your Highself (some say the soul or the heart) to be present. The sensation is a deep calm, centeredness, knowingness, at oneness and joy.
continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature; "the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge"
(religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
an effective way of counteracting stress and increasing the sense of well being
The practice of sitting or resting quietly and performing mental exercises designed to relax the body and focus concentration.
Meditation is a see and simple way to balance a person's physical, emotional, and mental states. It is easily learned and has been used as an aid in treating stress and pain management. It has also been employed as part of an overall treatment for other conditions, including hypertension and heart disease.
A more â€œactiveâ€ form of mental prayer, often used with Scripture, where one imagines oneself as part of the â€œsceneâ€ and interacts with Jesus, then brings the insight and experience to their current life.
Close or continued thought. The act of meditating can result in an altered state of conscious where the subject feels deeply relaxed, loses self-awareness, feels separated from the outside world, and feels connected to an inner world or higher conscious.
Concentration to achieve "higher consciousness" and reflection. Hugely helpful in stress management and overcoming psychological crises. When practiced regularly it is described as a very helpful tool to assist in improving your life and relationships.
A practice through which, generally, the body is in a relaxed state and the mind is encouraged to enter a state of relaxation, calmness, and focus. Meditation is, in itself, not a religion, but has been incorporated into spiritual and religious practices throughout the world.
a technique of mind control with the goals of feeling an inner calm and peacefulness, profound experiences of self-realization and transcendental awareness. Meditation is a discipline found in many of the worldâ€™s religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity, but it is also advocated by many practitioners of holistic health for its impact on stress-related disease.
A mental technique, meditation helps to focus and calm the mind, creating a restful state of physical being.
The science of transforming an individual's consciousness and energy. It is the science of the inner experience, of understanding how our subjectivity forms our experience of the world. "Remember, meditation will bring you more and more intelligence, infinite intelligence, a radiant intelligence. Meditation will make you more and more alive and sensitive. Your life will become richer." - Osho Osho ... A genius in combining Eastern meditation methods with Western therapy techniques in working with Westerners seeking to learn about themselves and raise their consciousness. He spoke daily for almost 30 years on an enormous range of subjects including Tantra, love, politics, health, education, meditation and the nature of spiritual growth in the 21st century. His international commune in Poona, India, is still today, the largest therapy and meditation center in the world, seeing thousands of visitors each month. The Osho Commune website is located at www.osho.org. The books of His discourses can be ordered on-line from our PPDnet store
Focused concentration and emptying of the mind. A tool for understanding the true nature of reality.
mental activity, to reflect on
A disciplined mind technique for a set time to achieve a high state of consciousness.
Achieving pure consciousness through awareness and mind control
Any number of focusing, breathing, or contemplative methods designed to bring about a heightened state of consciousness and/or enlightenment. In Usui Reiki Ryoho the most important and prominant is the Hatsurei ho. Various other western systems have added Reiki Meditations.
Increasing awareness, reducing stress, and develop spiritual growth by concentrating on a mantra (special word), a subject, or breathing.
Focusing attention to develop the spiritual capabilities of the mind.
Part of the first stage of the after-life, following the preliminary Vision of the Blood Kindred, marking the transition of the consciousness from the Faculty Will to the Principle Spirit, and corresponding to the Spirit's passage through the sign of Aries.
Many forms of meditation are practiced. The meditator focuses on the breath, or on a particular thought, sound, or image, for a period of time. The practice of regular meditation increases energy, overall health, and concentration while reducing stress and anxiety. Moor Peat Baths A natural peat preparation that is rich in organic matter, proteins, vitamins, and trace minerals, used to ease aches and pains.
A mental technique for deep relaxation, meditation helps to focus and calm the mind. It may be used to heal the body, quiet the mind, and provide a sense of inner balance.
Although meditation is most often associated with Eastern practices such as Buddhism, every spiritual practice, including Christianity, has similar techniques for the purpose of gaining insight, assessing and managing life processes (physiological, mental, emotional, spiritual), enhancing performance or to just plain relax. These techniques include specific postures and/or activities such as sitting or walking, conscious breathing, observing thoughts and emotions, in order to attain calm, contentment, resolution or realization.
A state of focused attention through which one emerges into an ever-increasing clear awareness of reality.
is silencing, this is silencing the body, mind and intellect. The word Dhyana was coined by the Rishis (sages) a long time ago. They called the intellect, mind and body as the Adi (first), Madhya (middle) and Antya (last) Koshas (sheaths or bodies). From these words they picked up Dh, Ya and Aa and joined them as Dhya. Dhya represents the body, mind and intellect. They added Na which means 'No'. So, Dhyana means no body, no mind and no intellect. It's purpose is to make them silent.
Meditation is an easy and simple way to balance a person's physical, emotional, and mental states. It is easily learned and has been used as an aid in treating stress, anxiety, pain management, and as part of an overall treatment for other conditions including hypertension and heart disease. Research shows that meditation decreases the heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen consumption, and even decreases blood pressure.
Meditation focuses on quietening the busy mind. The intention is not to remove stimulation but rather to direct concentration to one healing element - one sound, one word, one image or breath. Broadly defined, meditation could mean any activity that keeps attention pleasantly anchored in the present moment, without intrusion from memories of the past or plans for the future.
An altered state of consciousness that allows a person to go beyond the physical and mental state to achieve spiritual enlightenment. The difference between Christian meditation and Eastern meditation is that Eastern meditation has you empty yourself so that you can be controlled by your own mental will, or a spirit. Bible meditation has you f i ll yourself with God's Word, and calm yourself with God's promises.
Reflection, contemplation, turning inward toward the self or outward toward Deity or nature. A quiet time in which the practitioner may dwell upon particular thoughts or symbols.
Fixing your mind on one object for enlightenment by spirits.
Stilling the mind to rest. Can be in many forms, most often practiced in full lotus with attention to the breath to still the wandering mind and enter the unconscious.
Form of focusing on a specific thought, memory, and breathing which encourages the body to relax and achieve a greater sense of inner peace.
Discipline in which the mind is focused on a single point of reference. Employed since ancient times in various forms by all religions, the practice gained greater notice in the postwar U.S. as interest in Zen Buddhism rose. Meditation is now used by many nonreligious adherents as a method of stress reduction; known to lower levels of cortisol, a hormone released in response to stress. Enhances recuperation and improves the body's resistance to disease.
Meditation takes many forms including prayer, TM (Transcendental Meditation), mindfulness meditation, and from the Eastern tradition, Zen meditation, Buddhist meditation, and Taoist meditation. The main focus of meditation techniques is to quieten the busy mind. The intention is not to remove stimulation but rather to direct concentration to one healing element - one sound, one word, one image, or one's breath. When the mind is "filled" with the feeling of calm and peace, it is less likely to take off on its own and worry, stress out, or get depressed. Meditation encompasses diverse methods including: Formal sitting in which the body is held immobile and the attention controlled, expressive practices in which the body is let free, and the practice of going about one's daily round of activities mindfully. Use the Natural Health Directory to find a Meditation Practioner Read an article on meditation
calming the mind and body to connect more with the inner self
All too often, meditatioin puts you in religious worlds of structure and form. Relaxation is preferable and permits direct communication with the Living Spirit that lies within you.
Quiet, relaxing time to dwell upon particular thoughts or symbols.
Any practice that works to quiet the mind, focus attention and increase awareness.
The process of becoming deeply acquainted with one's own mind. see Bhavana.
1. The process of quieting one's mind to the point of calmness or silence, in order to listen for and hear God or our Higher Power as we may understand Him. 2. Silently listening for God's directions. 3. Quiet, focused, positive thought or contemplation.
A general term for a wide range of practices that involve training one's attention or awareness so that body and mind can be brought into greater harmony. While some meditators may seek a mystical sense of oneness with a higher power or with the universe, others may seek to reduce stress or alleviate stress-related ailments such as anxiety or high blood pressure.
A method for working on the mind. First we learn how to identify our different positive and negative mental states, and then we apply methods for eliminating negative states and cultivating positive ones.
Scientific means of contacting ones soul and of eventually becoming at-one with the soul. Also the process of being open to spiritual impression and thus to co-operation with the Spiritual Hierarchy.
It is a Buddhist practice that involves emptying the mind, used for relaxation or religious contemplation.
The deep relaxation of breathing, mental concentration and contemplation heals the body, quiets the mind, and stimulates creativity and efficiency, thereby providing a sense of inner balance and peace.
the fifth Paramitas. There are numerous methods and subjects of meditation. See also Contemplation.
A self-directed practice for relaxing the body and calming the mind. Most meditative techniques have come to the West from Eastern religious practices, particularly India, China, and Japan, but can be found in all cultures of the world. Until recently, the primary purpose of meditation has been religious, although its health benefits have long been recognized. It is now being further explored as a way of reducing stress on both mind and body. See the entire definition of Meditation
The deliberate attempt to psychologically escape from environmental stimulus and elaborate thought
One of the oldest self-help techniques know to mankind. "Mindful" meditation is highly visual, while "mindless" meditation entails letting go of worries and cares.
Meditation is practiced by all major world religions and is often described as an essential discipline for spiritual growth. Yet, like mysticism, there is great diversity in the practice of meditation. While some see meditation as simply spending time thinking quietly about life or about God, others use meditation techniques to experience altered states of consciousness that allow them to have esoteric experiences. In addition, meditation is promoted in secular society for the personal benefits of health, relaxation and improved productivity.
An exercise where one focuses one's attention, releving stress, allowing contemplation.
A form of prayer. A means of quieting the mind, balancing ones energies and raising the conscious mind to a higher plane of Divine existence.
is the process of quieting our Conscious Mind so that we can experience the presence of God.
meditation Thought, reflection, and contemplation in order to train the mind and cultivate the spirit.
A relaxation technique that achieves a state of profound relaxation, inner harmony, and increased mental awareness through focsing on the breath, a word, an object, a silent prayer, etc.
a procedure that uses mental exercises to achieve a highly focused state of consciousness. (217)
Any form of focusing on a specific thought, memory, breathing, etc. which encourages one to relax and achieve a greater sense of inner-self; to connect and balance the internal with the external-self.
Concentration on breathing, or on a particular thought, sound or image for a length of time. Regular meditation is believed to increase energy, well-being, and powers of concentration to reduce stress and anxiety.
Emphasis on the 'higher consciousness', whilst discovering the inner self. Helpful in stress management.
A form of relaxation achieved by deep thinking and visualising, in the mind, a nice relaxing scene. You can take it much further by allowing yourself to become part of the scene and letting your subconscious control what happens next.
practice that concentrates and clarifies the mind
A state in which the body is consciously relaxed and the mind is allowed to become calm and focused.
Practice of using mental skills to perform such feats as focusing attention on a single object for a long period of time; cultivating compassion, which involves the transforming of negative events; and creating a state of pure awareness of thoughts, emotions, and sensations without reacting. Meditation is said to increase emotional well-being and is being studied for alleged benefits to physical health.
a devotional exercise of or leading to contemplation.
A way to enter a state of contemplation using an active mind, and engaging the metal senses through imagery, and imagination.
Meditation has been utilized for thousands of years to bring about integration of mind, body and spirit. Similar to guided imagery, meditation has shown beneficial results on a wide range of conditions, from hypertension and immune enhancement, to asthma and pain management. Mind, Body, Spirit & Emotions Mind/Body/Spirit/Emotions is an emerging field of health care that deals with the total effects of thought, physical body, emotional and spiritual aspects of humans and their effect on chronic conditions such as cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, AIDS and mental illness. This broadening field of “wholeness” includes a wide range of disciplines including biofeedback, guided imagery, meditation and others.
(Tib.: gom) Habituating, familiarising. Habituating ourselves to positive and realistic states of mind
A quieting exercise done with eyes closed and mind focused on the breath or a mantra. Meditation helps the body attain a deep state of rest and help the mind to become quiet. Meditation can be used as part of an overall treatment plan to manage chronic conditions, facilitate healing, reduce stress and provide overall mental and emotional clarity.
Familiarization of the mind with a virtuous object. There are two types, placement (absorptive) and analytic (insight).
The practices of mindfulness and awareness that form the core of spiritual development. See shamatha and vipashyana.
One's ability to look within oneself and concentrate wholly upon one thing, relieving your mind of the pains and stress of the outside. Often used by magic users.
a technique in which a relaxed state of mind and body is induced by focused breathing or the repetition of a mantra (a phrase or word selected by the person meditating).
A means of focusing the mind to reduce or eliminate conscious thought, to bring the mind to stillness or rest
To train, calm, or empty the mind, often by achieving an altered state, as by focusing on a single object. To engage in devotional contemplation, especially prayer.
relaxed state of mind produced by focusing the mind on internal images, sounds, or passing thoughts
Meditation is a spiritual practice and emotional-intellectual discipline thousands of years old.
A form of prayer, distinguished from contemplation, in which the mind uses images (such as those provided by Scripture) as a means for focussing on God.
Technique of inward attention. Psychologist Lawrence LeShan offers a down-to-earth definition: The goal of meditation is “to enable you to get more out of life and to move more completely in whatever directions you choose.” Those directions can range from moving toward inner peace and higher spirituality to losing five pounds before Christmas.
From the East, a relaxation method that produces an altered state of mind. Used to focus the mind and still the chatter. Linked to yoga, tai chi and many other Eastern therapies.
Prolonged contemplation of a word, image or sound as a means of clearing the mind and thereby reducing stress and anxiety.
Often used as part of a stress-reduction program, this state of focused attention provides a sense of inner balance and peace.
A general term that includes many specific techniques and practices designed to concentrate and focus the mind. See â€œ contemplation (bhavana),â€ â€œ dhyana,â€ â€œ samadhi,â€ â€œ shamatha,â€ â€œ vipasyana,â€ and â€œ visualization.â€ See DHARMA.
In this state the body consciously relaxes and the mind and becomes calm and focused. Meditation need not be a religious activity.
An altered state of consciousness in which the individual is extremely relaxed and feels divorced from the outside world; the individual loses self-awareness and gains a sense of being involved in a wider consciousness. This meditative state is achieved by performing certain rituals, including regulating breathing, sharply restricting one?s field of attention, and assuming yogic body positions. A commercialized form of meditation has been widely promoted under the name of transcendental meditation or TM.
Meditation describes a state of concentrated attention on some object of thought or awareness. It usually involves turning the attention inward to the mind itself. Meditation is often recognized as a component of Eastern religions, having originated in Vedic Hinduism.