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Prelude to Meditation
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<u>''''Prelude to Meditation''''</u> (c/p from elsewhere)
 
   
 
When you settle down to meditate, does your mind settle down with you? If the answer is a resounding “No,�? the culprit is probably tension. As long as your nervous system is revved up and your body charged with tension, your mind will bounce from one thought to another. But when you calm your body, the mind follows suit, becoming relaxed and inward. Then you are ready to meditate. This is why experienced teachers advise their students to preface meditation with a systematic relaxation practice.
 
When you settle down to meditate, does your mind settle down with you? If the answer is a resounding “No,�? the culprit is probably tension. As long as your nervous system is revved up and your body charged with tension, your mind will bounce from one thought to another. But when you calm your body, the mind follows suit, becoming relaxed and inward. Then you are ready to meditate. This is why experienced teachers advise their students to preface meditation with a systematic relaxation practice.
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* feet
 
* feet
 
* and toes.
 
* and toes.
Then exhale as though your whole body is exhaling, and inhale as though your whole body is inhaling. Exhale tension, worries, and anxieties; inhale vital energy, tranquility, and relaxation. Exhale and inhale completely four times. Now relax from the toes back to the crown of the head. <br>
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Then exhale as though your whole body is exhaling, and inhale as though your whole body is inhaling. Exhale tension, worries, and anxieties; inhale vital energy, tranquility, and relaxation. Exhale and inhale completely four times.<br>
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Now relax from the toes back to the crown of the head. Relax the toes, feet, ankles, calves, thighs, hips, knees, lower back, abdomen, stomach, and chest. Relax the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, lower arms, wrists, hands, fingers, and fingertips. Then exhale and inhale completely four times.
Relax the:
 
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* toes
 
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Relax the fingertips, fingers, hands, wrists, lower arms, upper arms, shoulders, neck, chin, jaw, mouth, and nostrils. Then exhale and inhale completely four times. Relax the cheeks, eyelids, eyes, eyebrows, space between the eyebrows, forehead, and top of the head.
* feet
 
* ankles
 
* calves
 
* thighs
 
* hips
 
* knees
 
* lower back
 
* abdomen
 
* stomach
 
* and chest.
 
Relax the:
 
* upper back
 
* shoulders
 
* upper arms
 
* lower arms
 
* wrists
 
* hands
 
* fingers
 
* and fingertips.
 
Then exhale and inhale completely four times.<br>
 
Relax the
 
* fingertips
 
* fingers
 
* hands
 
* wrists
 
* lower arms
 
* upper arms
 
* shoulders
 
* neck
 
* chin
 
* jaw
 
* mouth
 
* and nostrils.
 
Then exhale and inhale completely four times.
 
Relax the:
 
* cheeks
 
* eyelids
 
* eyes
 
* eyebrows
 
* space between the eyebrows
 
* forehead
 
* and top of the head.
 
   
 
Now let your mind rest in the calm and serene flow of the breath. After a minute or two, slowly and gently open your eyes. Disturbing yourself as little as possible, sit up and begin your meditation practice.•
 
Now let your mind rest in the calm and serene flow of the breath. After a minute or two, slowly and gently open your eyes. Disturbing yourself as little as possible, sit up and begin your meditation practice.•
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* http://www.scand-yoga.org/english/bindu/bindu11/index.html
 
* http://www.scand-yoga.org/english/bindu/bindu11/index.html
 
* http://www.myslt.net/article/yi/asana_test.asp?ID=862&Size=2&PassParameterLength=&slength=&Column=
 
* http://www.myslt.net/article/yi/asana_test.asp?ID=862&Size=2&PassParameterLength=&slength=&Column=
* [http://forum.yogateaching.com/forum/Yoga_Teaching_Subjects/Topics_C7/Relaxation_F13/reference_to_a_research_study_that_demonstrates_the_effects_of_relaxation_P478/ Reference to a research study] that demonstrates the effects of Relaxation + refferences to Research studies on relaxation and meditation
 
   
 
[[Category:Yoga]]
 
[[Category:Yoga]]

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