Tips for Mindful Meditation

 

 

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Tips for Mindful Meditation

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Q. Lewis, what is a mantra and how can we use it in meditation?

A. Often, when I have stress, I will take a few minutes before I begin working to meditate.

When I meditate I usually choose a mantra to focus on. A mantra in most spiritual traditions is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words. In many different cultures, it is believed that these words have sacred, religious, magical, or spiritual powers.

The most basic mantra is Om, and this is the mantra used by many secular beginner students, especially secular hatha yoga classes. In Hinduism, from which the word originates, it is known as the “Pranava mantra,” the source of all mantras.

 

 

 

East Asia

In Buddhism in China and Vietnam, ten small mantras were finalized by the monk Yulin (玉琳國師), a teacher of the Shunzhi Emperor for monks, nuns, and laity to chant in the morning.

Along with the ten mantras, the Great Compassion Mantra, the Shurangama Mantra of the Shurangama, Heart Sutra, and various forms of nianfo is also chanted. The Shurangama Mantra may be the longest mantra. There are Thai Buddhist amulet katha: that is, mantras to be recited while holding an amulet.

Very often mantra practice is combined with breathing meditation so that an individual recites a mantra simultaneously with in-breath and out-breath. This helps to help develop concentration and tranquility. Mantra meditation is especially popular among westerners who take yoga classes as well as I fitness facilities. Like other basic concentration exercises, a mantra can be used as the basis for an insight practice where the mantra becomes the focus of observation of how life. It can also be used to simplify the mind, or as an aid in mindfulness and in surrendering and letting go.

When I do my morning meditation I use three different Mantras

  1. A Hebrew phrase to celebrate my roots
  2. The words “Love, kindness, compassion, empathy, wisdom, goods, beauty, and grace”. This I do from the concept of as you think so you are.
  3. A series of Punjabi words I was given by a Guru I had fifty years ago. He said they were sacred. I say them whether they are or aren’t!

The Takeaway

Mantra-based meditation can help your mind to become more focused and can reduce stress. It really has a unique effect.

The key thing is that saying mantras, in mindful meditation while taking long, slow, deep breaths is a powerful tool for mental health

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5 Tips for Healing Your Depression

 

 

Q, How do I deal with the symptoms of depression?

A.  If you suffer from depression you are not alone, and there is hope. This short article is written for you, as well as for physicians and mental health professionals who sincerely want to help their patients and clients to truly heal from depression in ways that transcend simply prescribing or taking anti-depressant medication.

 

I have personally experienced a deep, seemingly never-ending depression — fatigue daily sadness, misery, and hopelessness. In the winter of 1984/’85, I experienced no pleasure and doubted that I ever would again. My depression was precipitated by a crisis in my business and by a betrayal by someone I cared for deeply. This, combined with a predisposition towards hypoglycemia and a history of extreme attention deficit, kept me rolled up in bed much of the time. Though I was able to take care of my fundamental needs, I did so as if trapped in a dark tunnel. This book is not specifically born out of that experience. Yet the opportunity to write this book brought forward in my mind my experience with depression — an experience I had almost forgotten about.

 

 

Depression is not a selective disease. This awful disease can affect an individual of any race, religion, nation, economic class, and political persuasion. Composer Cole Porter fell into a deep depression in the late 1940s that plagued him to his death in 1964. Winston Churchill suffered through most of his life in a struggle with depression that he came to call “the black dog.” Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, began suffering from a type of depression he called “the melancholy of things done.” The great writer and storyteller Mark Twain suffered from a period of great depression towards the end of his life; Abraham Lincoln, considered by many to be the greatest of all American presidents, suffered from what was then called melancholy throughout his life; and poet Emily Dickinson wrote a poem about an emotional breakdown she experienced, saying, “I felt a funeral in my brain.”

 

Depression often seems to have a life of its own. Like some creature from one of those “Alien” movies, it grows inside of you and begins to consume you. Friends and family want to help, offer support, but what they say just doesn’t get in.  When you are depressed, you feel completely isolated. Depressed individuals sincerely want help and yet they often seem paralyzed in acting on that desire.

 

The Takeaway

People with the best of intentions will tell you to “get on with your life,” “snap out of it,” “think positive,” and “exercise!” It isn’t as easy as that. Depression, and the treatment of its symptoms, are both basic and highly complex at the same time.

Begin by applying these 4 steps.

  1. Do ½ an hour of yoga and/or Tai Chi.
  2. Watch 15 minutes of comedy in the morning and evening.
  3. So something creative daily – singing, dancing, painting.
  4. Cut out sugar and junk food and create a whole food natural food diet.
  5. Get an Ott Light – This is a special full-spectrum light that can positively affect your brain function

 

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Why You Are Depressed?

What does your brain function have to do with your depression?

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Researchers know that changes in brain function are more likely to result in depressive episodes than other factors.

A stable, highly functional individual with what would be considered a normal personality may experience a crisis or other triggering event that may result in depression, simply because there have been subtle changes in the brain.

The human brain, at about three pounds of tissue, is the most complex of our organs, playing a key role in the health of all other organs, glands, and bodily functions. The brain is the physical foundation from which thoughts, emotions, and feelings emanate, and a healthy brain creates the foundation for physical and emotional health.

One definition of emotional health is a person’s ability to communicate effectively. In addition to communication between people, there is also biological communication — the communication that takes place between different parts of your body. Your body is made up of millions of cells, and they have to be able to communicate with each other effectively. Part of how this takes place is through receptors.

 

A receptor essentially is a cellular tool whose purpose is to receive biological signals. Part of how each cell functions is that it has a receptor that receives specific signals and produces an appropriate response. Effective biological communication depends on various substances including nutritional factors, immunotransmitters, peptides, and neurotransmitters. These substances influence the brain and the body on a cellular level. When the brain receives unbalanced levels of essential nutrients or toxic, heavy metals, serious problems can arise concerning neurotransmitter levels. This is especially so since heavy metals can replace essential nutrients (particularly minerals), fooling the brain and causing deficiencies. A neurotransmitter may even bind to a receptor in certain cells and set into action a complex series of events at a molecular level. These events may influence various brain functions including memory, mood, and behavior.

Through the years, doctors have attempted to manipulate brain function in those who are tortured by the symptoms of depression or who have exhibited extreme anti-social behavior. Early in the twentieth century, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) used electricity to affect the same transmitter chemicals in the brain that are affected by nutraceuticals, color, light, sound, and medications. Although the use of ECT has decreased in the last two decades, physicians will still use it sometimes for treating patients who are unable to take medications due to other medical problems or who are unresponsive to medication. Many of these individuals can be helped through other, less extreme therapies once the specific causes of depression are isolated.

Takeaway

Remember, certain types of depression can be helped by nutrition therapy, herbs, amino acid supplementation, hands-on healing, exercise, specialized counseling, light therapy, and, and other approaches either alone or, when necessary, in combination with medication. Whatever form of depression you, or someone you care about, reach out to others, use online resources, have a Zoom Party, and take long walks.

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