meditating is great , and medication is sometimes needed in order to free the brain from pain enough to get into a meditative state . Just be watchful though , there are some medicines that will either increase your appetite or decrease your motivation or both , so you might want to plan exercise around that possibility .
AMT: I've found everything but what I'm looking for so far. That's the trouble with clutter everywhere. My poor mother is probably spinning in her grave. She was a neatnick. I'm still rebelling--which isn't very healthy.
I'll let you know if I do run across them somewhere. I don't even know if you can still get subliminal tapes any more.
How about meditation and medication? I do both because my pain killer isn't working as well as it should so I incorporate meditation(loving kindness meditation) and I take the pain killers two hours after I take the medication. It works very well for me. I can cover up the pain with the two medications. I always thought medication was a Meditation in a round about sort of way. John PS, I'll be doing my second meditation/medication in an hour, . Once every four hours because that is how long the pain killers are supposed to last,they don't. I try to keep my mind busy until it is "time again" John PS I try the mindfullness medication once in a while too.
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Take care and be well. John/New York
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Deepak Chopra is a medical doctor, and Vedic expert. You will find the meditations all give introduction to ancient Eastern Indian beliefs and spiritual traditions. As a Christian, I have allowed to look beyond any "religious doctrine" and center myself on the commonality between our truths.
At the end of the 21 Day Challenge, you can purchase the series of meditations (I believe in the range of $30.00). And in the past I have been able to download onto MP3 for bedside listening. I'll go to bed with intent of listening to three or four introductions and meditations. I rarely make it through...and my peace of mind, rest, and intentions are so much more positive and less stressful than I've experienced.
"How can I ask someone else to do "it", if I cannot do "it" myself?
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How weird is that - I went to a yoga nidra session today and found it quite an interesting experience. So here I'm looking around for a CD or MP3 and you're posting this link! I know it's not the same but I'll give it a try anyway. What do I have to lose other than sleepless nights and about 10 more pounds?
It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first. -Miyamoto Musashi
Laughing 100 times is the equivalent to 10 minutes on the rowing machine or 15 minutes on an exercise bike! http://library.thinkquest.org/25500/in dex2.htm
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Although I am a Family nurse Practitioner, I try to use self-help and natural remedies before medicating. In some cases, medication is the only thing that helps some people...whether that is 5-HTP, melatonin, herbal valerian or lavender, or the prescription meds like Ambien, Lunesta, Trazadone...
For some of us brain chemistry is to blame, others it's shift work, still others pain, and of course, some of us have just "adopted poor sleep habits."
I believe that stress (relationship issues, financial concerns, pain, poor dietary habits ..all contribute to our stress from time to time. I only recently started meditation again as a means of stopping the brain chatter, going over and over and over the concerns and details clogging my brain and robbing me of sleep.
Meditation is a means of stopping, observing, through relaxation, and focusing on the connection of our respiration and flow of energies through the body. It takes practice. I am a beginner....and we all can begin somewhere, sometime.
If you are interested, go to this link: It is a guided synchronistic meditation practice for 21 Days. Offered for free through Deepak Chopra's University Program, you can enroll and receive a daily meditation. It started on April 13th -- and continues to May 3rd. I have found it well worth my time.
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