Welcome to the Power of Meditation

Meditation Resource

 

Meditation trains the mind to be more balanced and peaceful. It will transform your life. It requires patience and practice.

Still Mind Training is solely concerned with the mind.

The mind is very powerful and kind when used in the right way.

We suffer if we allow negative and fearful thoughts to repeat in our awareness . These thoughts lead to depression and anxiety.

We need to learn to give the mind a break.

There are many different types of meditations and they all improve the state of mind through calmness, focus and attention.

 

Let's learn the power of the mind and channel it in the right direction, this leads to a loving, kind and happy state of mind.

Enjoy

Paul

Open Monitoring Meditation

Introduction

Open monitoring is a wonderful mediation for beginners.

It focuses the mind and increases awareness of thoughts and feelings.

All mediation has a big on impact on mental health and physical health too.

When the mind is trained to focus on one thing at a time such as the breath the body and mind become relaxed and calm.

Mindful breathing which is used in open monitoring has many benefits and will improve the state of mind. If you suffer from any mental anguish such as depression, anxiety or anger then your state of mind is unbalanced and not at peace.

Meditation teaches the mind calmness and relaxation and has the opposite affect on the body than stress, depression, anxiety or anger.  

Open monitoring opens the mind and increases acceptance.

Please click here for a free in-depth explanation and video lesson on how to carry out this meditation.

Open Monitoring Meditation

 

 

 

 

Anapanasati (Mindfulness of Breathing)

Introduction

This meditation is one of the most powerful mediations as it focuses completely on the breath.

It is a closed mediation because it focuses on one thing.

The breath is something we need to use in every moment and when we practice Anapanasati for a period of time the mind associates the breath with relaxation and calmness.

It is perhaps not the best meditation for a complete beginner, but is perfect if practiced with another meditation such as open monitoring.

Meditation actually means “the act of giving your attention to only one thing”

You may well ask how this is helpful?

When we focus the mind on something simple like the breath the body and mind become calm and relaxed. 

Oppositely if we are stressed or anxious the thoughts in the mind can cause high blood pressure, elevated heart beat, fast shallow breaths and a tightening in the chest and muscles.

Stress is one of the biggest causes of heart attacks and strokes.

Meditation helps alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, anger and any mental anguish. 

How does it achieve this?

Mental suffering comes from the mind. 

Meditation trains the mind to be calm and this in turn relaxes the body.

Please click here for a free in-depth explanation and video lesson on how to carry out this meditation.

Anapanasati Mindful of Breathing

Metta Meditation (Loving Kindness)

Introduction

Metta Meditation or loving kindness integrates an affirmation with meditation.

This meditation increases compassion for our self and others.

When you first start this meditation you might not completely believe the script or affirmation you use. But after practicing for a while the belief increases as we get to experience more love for our self and others.

 

Please click here for a free in-depth explanation and video lesson on how to carry out this meditation.

Metta Meditation Loving Kindness

 

Samatha Meditation

 

Introduction

 

This Meditation is used in Still Mind Trainings 6 step model

 

Samatha is Pali for ‘calm’ and can also be expressed through the Tibetan term Shyine which means peace and purification.

This meditation is all about calmness which leads to focus and concentration.

Calmness is the pre-requisite to gaining a more balanced and peaceful state of mind.

Please click here for a free in-depth explanation and video lesson on how to carry out this meditation.

Samatha Meditation

Vipassana Meditation

Introduction

Vipassana literally means insight into true reality.

Vipassana leads us to the right mind and thus right actions. It helps us see into the true nature of the mind.

Vipassana is more of a style of meditation and less of a technique.

 

It can be practiced when carrying out other meditations such as body scan, Anapanasati or breathing meditations.

It can actually be practiced any time of the day as certain thoughts or feelings arise in the mind and body.

Vipassana is observation based self inquiry. It focuses on the deep inter connection between the mind and body.

For example if we say “I feel sad” we can use Vipassana and meditate on what it feels like to be sad. You become the observer of the sad feeling. 

This will give you an insight into where the sad feeling originated.

I suggest you try other meditation first before embarking on Vipassana. 

Vipassana is one of the quickest ways to improve the state of mind and gain true insight, but a good grounding in focus and attention is needed first.

Please click here for a free in-depth explanation and video lesson on how to carry out this meditation.

Vipassana Meditation