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Meditation Techniques for Busy People

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Meditation Techniques for Busy People

By Jordan Laio, Hometalk

It’s a stressful world these days. Most people are working harder for less pay, or just trying to find work. It is already well verified that meditation is a very effective technique for reducing stress, anxiety, and depression.

Now, before you dismiss meditation by thinking it’s just not for you or you don’t have enough time, you should definitely reconsider, according to Jay Michaelson, a meditation instructor for the past five years and author of the recently released God in Your Body: Kabbalah, Mindfulness, and Embodied Spiritual Practice.

“The assumption that some people make that ‘I can’t meditate‘ is false. The reason they think that is a misconception about what the practice is; but, in fact, you don’t need to sit in posture, believe anything, or be spiritual,” Jay assures. He compares it to muscle-building at the gym – you can’t tell your muscles to grow, but if you do even a little work every week, its effect is cumulative and you see results. With meditation, a little bit regularly trains your mind.

“Like one of my teachers said, it’s like cleaning house. You can’t do it all in one day, but if you keep things tidy generally then when it’s time to do a deep clean, there’s not as much [mess] in the way.”

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5:27AM PDT on Mar 21, 2012

Life is good. Enjoy it while you can.

5:23AM PDT on Mar 21, 2012

Great article. Thanks.

8:00AM PST on Nov 25, 2011

Excellent Article. I enjoy participating in the art of Infinite Meditation and Chi Gung exercise, it helps Mind, Body and Soul.

2:31AM PDT on Oct 23, 2011

thanks for the article....one more technique of meditation called ONE MINUTE MEDITATION...

http://24x7meditation.blogspot.com/2011/09/one-minute-meditation-learn-to-meditate.html

8:58PM PDT on Oct 22, 2011

Selma, you are a precious darling person. I just felt like saying that. This does not come from my left-brain but rather from my heart.

8:56PM PDT on Oct 22, 2011

irene, just a little taste of yoga and you will become addicted. I do at least 1 hour a day, and I study as much.

5:32PM PDT on Oct 22, 2011

I've found that "mini-meditations" work best for me. I don't always think to thank my higher power at 6am when the alarm reminds me that I have a job. Sometimes I remember to thank when I see a homeless person, or an amputee, or when I walk into a grocery store and am overwhelmed by the amount of food we have available to us at all times. I believe that each person should find what works for them. Whatever it is, it can help us to slow down, if only for a moment, and realize how blessed we are.

4:34PM PDT on Oct 22, 2011

What helped me to begin is to not try and become a Yogi on the first day... just give it ten minutes a day and you will the the change

2:27PM PDT on Oct 22, 2011

good article!

7:50AM PDT on Oct 22, 2011

I said it before and I will say it again. The very best thing that busy people can do to advance their meditation is to stop being busy people. Slow down.

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