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1. Your focus of attention is on the silent repetition of a mantra/sing word (twice a day for 20 minutes)

2. You are in the present. This is what the power of now is all about. Right here right now because it's exactly as it should be.

3. ey in terms of whether meditation is working or not. People who are satisfied are because their relationships are expanding. They are able to connect with other people.

4. A lot of native cultures do it; dance that generates a certain energy

5. 1. Longitudinal studies indicate significant reduction in cardiovascular mortality rate - cancer mortality rate - and overall mortality rate among meditators (Schneider et al - 2005) 2. Increased survival rate among elderly who were taught meditation

6. Kundalini meditation - Tai chi/qi gong - Hatha yoga - Chakra meditations - Shamanistic dance; whirling dervishes

7. Different mode of knowing - sense of natural perfection - dissolution of boundaries - sense of timelessness - spontaneous action

8. Meditation is associated with changes in brain _____ activity

9. To get what you're aiming for. If you aim to zone out because life is too crazy it will work. Meditation should be about connecting with your real self.

10. Increased gray matter in the prefrontal cortex and the right anterior insula - as well as the hippocampus (learning and memory) - the cingulate cortex (emotional regulation) - and the temporo-parietal junction (empathy); it is associated with reducti

11. Use visualization to recreate scenes from the Gospels in vivid sensory detail as if you were really there.

12. Heat energy to burn off incureties

13. 1. Meditation - like psychotherapy tends to release unconscious material 2. Reported adverse effects range from depression - anxiety - and dissociation to psychosis 3. There may be other psychological risks as well - such as increase in passivity

14. Meditation accesses deeper levels of awareness and transforms how you perceive the emotions naturally.

15. 1. Produces 'a wakeful - hypometabolic state of parasympathetic activity' and can thus be used to treat stress-related disorders - Large number of studies have indicated that meditation can reduce hypertension - insomnia - anxiety - asthma - and depr

16. Buddhist meditation for awakening love and compassion - you need to give to yourself before you can give to others - otherwise you are an empty cup - the heart is universally considered the source of love

17. You can only learn this from your teacher. It is advanced meditation technique. Manipulation of breath and energy

18. Things are naturally perfect as they are you don't need to change anything

19. Focused repetition of memorized passages from world scripture and the writings of great mystics; reading something like a script from the bible

20. Meditation that focuses on movements

21. Meditation teachers as people who approach everything in an open - friendly - appreciative way

22. Associated with enhanced attention - memory - and abstract reasoning ability

23. In meditation - the body can be experienced as patterns of energy that cannot be described neurophysiologically. Can't describe what's happening using Western physiologically

24. New age California. 'imagine these glow balls of energy moving down the center of your chest'

25. Tend to be happier - more optimistic

26. Dis-identifying from false self or ego; identifying with real Self - you are much more than you see here in this physical body - as you are sitting here in this physical body - you are also existing in an inner world. That inner you - that broader -

27. Not the same as analyzing something

28. Improvement in concentration - Enhanced ability to detect light flashes of short duration - Meditators show a pattern of greater initial arousal in response to aversive stimuli but faster recovery - Has been implemented in stress reduction and chro

29. Physical yoga

30. 1. Relief of depression and anxiety and prevention of relapse 2. Reduction of recidivism rates of prisoners 3. Improves attention

31. Take any position you want (sit - stand - lie down) - your back should be straight. Don't cross your arms or legs - try to be straight as possible. Take a few slow deep breaths and bring your eyes downward. If intention wanders (which it will) - just

32. Never work with a meditation teacher if you have any doubts about his or her integrity!

33. Focus of attention - but in non-analytical (narrow) way

34. Processes space and time; may be related to sense of dissolution of boundaries between self and non-self

35. Center all of your attention and desire on Him and make this the sole concern of your mind and heart; Focus on God and the center of your heart and make it soul object of attention and desire.

36. Who show increased neural synchrony and high levels of gamma wave activity (even when not meditating)?

37. Expanding awareness to a number of different physical or mental events that can theoretically be performed during any behavior - being with your experience ina fully participatory way.

38. Show unusually high degree of left frontal activity

39. Buddhist insight meditation (only do after you have done years of practice meditation)

40. Buddhist meditation involving focus on the breath for long periods of time (before vapissana)

41. Concentration increases...

42. Less emotional activity

43. Allah - Allaha - kyrie eleison - adonai