Month: April 2020

Focused Attention / Meditation

Meditation began in Vedanta. Buddhism and Hinduism adopted meditation. Today mindful meditation is recognized as a form of cognitive therapy. Mindful meditation focuses the attention on breathing, bodily sensations, and mental relaxation. Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from meditation?” He replied “Nothing! However, let me tell you what I have lost: Anger, anxiety, …

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Breathing

The components of Yoga affect different systems: physical postures (Asanas) affect the musculoskeletal system, breathing affects the heart and lung functioning, and meditation affects cognitive and emotional functioning. Yoga is the union of all three: physical, breathing, and meditation. Breathing techniques are a starting point to achieve focused attention: Focus at the moment right now …

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