Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Meditation Teachers Reveal Their Favorite Ways To Meditate

Research suggests that meditation offers many benefits for our health and happiness. And we may even enjoy these benefits when we’re not meditating.
But meditation can seem like a confusing concept or a daunting task. Maybe you’re not sure where to start. Or maybe you’d like to adjust your current practice.
We asked several meditation teachers to share their favorite ways to meditate. Perhaps their practices will inspire you, too.
You may not realize it, but meditation has many health — and mental health — benefits.1
Mary NurrieStearns, a counselor, yoga teacher and retreat leader, meditates in the mornings for 20 to 30 minutes. She sits comfortably and silently whispers the Latin word “Abba,” which means Father and represents the sacred to her.
“Doing mantra recitation focuses my attention, quiets my mind and touches holiness,” said NurrieStearns, also co-author with her husband, Rick NurrieStearns, of Yoga for Anxiety and Yoga for Emotional Trauma. (MORE)

Source: Psych Central

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