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3 September 2012
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fabfouremily
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Anybody do it?

I got into it about four months ago, and the results so far have been pretty amazing. I feel more relaxed about everything, I get angry or up-tight a lot less than I used to. I can even breathe through my nose now, something I could not do before.

There is a certain Beatle person who really got into it too (no prizes for guessing whom). But what do you think??

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3 September 2012
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I've always liked the idea of meditation. Unfortunately for me, I'm too sarcastic of a person to take anything like that very seriously...I've tried multiple times, but I've always wound up snickering. Curse my sense of humor! a-hard-days-night-paul-3But I'm glad it's working out nicely for you, Emily. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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3 September 2012
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Dipsy said
I've always liked the idea of meditation. Unfortunately for me, I'm too sarcastic of a person to take anything like that very seriously...I've tried multiple times, but I've always wound up snickering. Curse my sense of humor! a-hard-days-night-paul-3But I'm glad it's working out nicely for you, Emily. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

Thanks, Dispsy! My sister is the same, I've tried to get her to do it but she can't.ahdn_george_05

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3 September 2012
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I would lose my ever-loving mind if I tried doing it everyday. I need a point to everything - I don't we how my life would be helped by meditating. I'm not someone who stresses a lot, so I don't do it. Glad it's working for you, tho!!

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3 September 2012
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I can't even take Yoga seriously...I share her pain. ahdn_george_05

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8That was directed towards Emily lol. ahdn_george_06

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3 September 2012
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It doesn't really work for me but I'd love to be able to- Paul's comment about his really great meditation session where he felt like "a feather suspended above a hot air pipe" made me really reconsider its merits. Although he was in India. I don't know if I could achieve such a spiritual state in a grimy borough of West Yorkshire.

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3 September 2012
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No. My mind would never settle and would only get annoyed. Seems to be too much effort to get in the mindset to do it.

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3 September 2012
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I tried meditating, but I found I wasn't *ready* for it mentally.  I did get into a bit of Buddhism, and that helped me understand the concept of the "monkey mind" that can't sit still.  From there I learned how to manage it a bit, and totally clear my head.

 

As of late though, I admit to cheating and using marijuana.  Calms me right out and makes me happy.

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4 September 2012
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Ben Ramon said
It doesn't really work for me but I'd love to be able to- Paul's comment about his really great meditation session where he felt like "a feather suspended above a hot air pipe" made me really reconsider its merits. Although he was in India. I don't know if I could achieve such a spiritual state in a grimy borough of West Yorkshire.

Oh you would be suprised. I somehow manage to do it (not in Yorkshire but in a ''grimy borough'&#39a-hard-days-night-george-10a-hard-days-night-george-10. I understand that some people just can't do it though.paul-mccartney

 

EDIT: I dunno why but the smileys are appearing by themselves!! Bit scary.

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4 September 2012
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Well, I've tried meditation.  It's great for my focus, but I don't know if I'd say it makes me any more or less calm than I usually am.  Then again, I'm a pretty calm, reserved person in the first place, so I may not be an entirely normal example...

 

Oh God!  neil-aspinall  I'm not normal!  Oh the horror!

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4 September 2012
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I wasn't really an angry type of person before but everyone says that they can tell the difference in me. My grandparents (who I have just got back from visiting) say that they miss my ''zen''. Which is nice to know.a-hard-days-night-george-9

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4 September 2012
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I'd rather just have a nice nap.

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5 September 2012
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I had some meditation lessons from a Buddhist monk in a coffee shop about a year ago (largely because of George's obsession with it). I practiced quite a lot around that period, but since then I've started only doing it when I need to.

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6 September 2012
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Emily - what sort of meditation do you do? I've always been fairly interested but never got round to investigating it properly. I don't get on with drugs nowadays and generally unwind with a glass of wine, but always thought I could do with learning some meditative techniques to calm down (anxiety rather than stress - I'm a bit of a worrier).

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6 September 2012
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There are ten or more different types. If you're going to get into it then I suggest you try a few to see which one works best for you. I do either Transcendental Mediation or Movement Meditation usually, it depends on what I feel like. You can read about some of the different types of meditation at http://www.spiritualnow.com. If you can find it then there's a very good article by the editor about the different types (published 10/19/2006).You should find anything you need to know there. I hope it works for you.

Here's the link to that article on the different types of meditation: http://www.spiritualnow.com/ar.....Page1.html

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9 September 2012
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Joe said
Emily - what sort of meditation do you do? I've always been fairly interested but never got round to investigating it properly. I don't get on with drugs nowadays and generally unwind with a glass of wine, but always thought I could do with learning some meditative techniques to calm down (anxiety rather than stress - I'm a bit of a worrier).

I have been encouraged to use Mindfulness to deal with my anxiety. Sit comfortably, close your eyes, gradually relax your body, and breathe deeply through your nose. Focus on your breath, first on the movement of your chest, and then once you have focused on that, switch to the slight cooling and warming sensation you get in your nostrils when you breathe in and out. If you notice your mind wandering, refocus on your breath.

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10 September 2012
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I often do that, it relaxes me so much I almost forget where I am once I finish. Have you found it works for you?

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10 September 2012
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I have always wanted to get into yoga or meditation, but I find that I'm just too high energy of a person. I de-stress with a nice long cardio workout or going for a walk. However, I think that meditation would be good for me cause like what Joe said, I worry and definitely become stressed and anxious. I definitely think I should try it!

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10 September 2012
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fabfouremily said
I often do that, it relaxes me so much I almost forget where I am once I finish. Have you found it works for you?

It has worked for me, like you say I have to get my bearings sometimes after meditating for a long time. I think I am more focused on the moment after meditating, and therefore less anxious, but I haven't checked.

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10 September 2012
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I used to try to meditate when I was younger, though I don't think I was doing it right, and I wasn't very good at keeping my mind from wandering anyways. One time I was in detention and started falling asleep while attempting to meditate, only I was sitting up, so I ended up falling out of my desk, and after that incident I just gave up trying.

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