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  1. Be careful with your meditation. I personally became very interested in Buddhism at one point, read several books, was very inspired by the basics, and, of course, I wanted to try meditation. I also read that when the brain can't concentrate on something for a long time (for example, it was difficult for me to listen to a lecture for a long time, I was distracted), this is a direct way to start meditating.

    As a result, I found very inexpensive courses in Moscow, where one foreigner conducted classes. And as far as I understood, it was all very traditional, without any sects. We just came and studied for about an hour, he calmly told us how to meditate, there were even no mantras, etc.

    But then I got acquainted with one very interesting article fornit.ru where meditation, depersonalization and the concept of “enlightenment” in general were considered. And, perhaps, this article was a kind of enlightenment for me. I just started to follow my schedule, sleep normally and follow the daily routine, and as a result, all these problems with concentration and other things were removed instantly.

    The fact that our brain is always thinking about something can not be in the void for a long time, this is normal. Read the details if you can spare the time. For me, it changed the whole attitude to these things.

  2. I will say right away that I will not” throw up ” the equipment. If you want to master such techniques, you need a serious approach, and not a couple of meditations” thrown ” in q. Don't take it personally, but these are mental exercises that can be dangerous for someone with a damaged mind.

    They can be used and are used in spiritual and religious practices, often in health-improving practices.

    As for meditative technologies, meditations help a person to get away from the flow of thoughts and tune in to something. Therefore, they are successfully used in martial arts, psychologists – when working with people, those who are engaged in auto-training. Read more here.

    Often, the concept of “meditation” is mixed with auto-training, hypnosis, and some other psychotechnics. Meditatio — “reflection”. Meditation is sometimes called a special mental state that is achieved as a result of meditative techniques.

  3. I recently investigated this issue and found a good hundred studies of various types that confirm this assumption.

    To begin with, let me clarify that meditation is both preparatory practices and meditation itself. It just so happens in a world where they don't ship terminology.

    There is not much evidence to show exactly how meditation itself affects the nervous system, because it is more difficult to gather people for such a study.

    However, the practices that are called meditation, namely attention training, concentration, deep relaxation, stopping internal dialogue – these practices are studied in some detail..

    First, about your health. Mindfulness practice and deep relaxation(yoga nidra) allow you to relieve accumulated stress, which is the basis of all body disorders. Also, it allows you to unlearn the habit of constantly acting, acting on inertia, which allows you to act more meaningfully and saves energy.

    For mindfulness, the most studied practice to date, you need to sit in a comfortable position with a straight spine, something like this: themindfulnessclinic.ca

    A comfortable position is necessary so that the clamps and tension do not distract constantly..

    Next, attention is directed to breathing, namely the process of inhaling and exhaling and sensations under the nostrils. The breath is the point of return if the mind is distracted. The main skill that is practiced is the ability to return the mind to the point of return. I work with distractions in the following way: they are all divided into sensations, feelings, or thoughts.

    If it is a sound, for example, then we silently notice the “sound”, “feeling”, “thought” and return our attention to the breath.

    This practice, among other things, improves neuroplasticity, that is, the brain's ability to learn new things.

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