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littlebird

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Guided Meditations
« on: November 23, 2011, 04:11:26 AM »
I love guided meditations. There are lots of good ones (and bad ones) on Youtube. I mostly listen to the ones that guide your through an imaginary scene, like walking through a forest and seeing certain animals. They give me the same deep relaxation as mindful meditation, but I find it easier to concentrate.

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Re: Guided Meditations
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 06:13:34 PM »
When you said guided, I was picturing the rooms full of people, sitting in circles, with a leader doing a similar thing. That I don't like at all. It never fails that someone has the sniffles or a cold that causes them to cough. Or even just fidgeting around as they can't relax entirely.

I had honestly never thought about looking for videos online, though. That would make it a lot easier to clear the room of sounds, but still benefit from a guided visual.

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Re: Guided Meditations
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 02:34:49 AM »
I use guided meditations to take myself to an internal place of relaxation, very often some place in nature. But I also use them in conjunction with my goals. I visualize myself having already achieved my goals. This not only helps me have faith that they can become a reality, but it also helps me change my self-image in relation to my desired goal.
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Re: Guided Meditations
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012, 10:35:21 AM »
I've never considered this, as I usually find I can meditate perfectly well alone. However, I think I'm going to give it a try. When I attended belly dancing classes, the tutor always finished the session with something similar to guided meditation, and I did find it very refreshing. Are there any good videos you can recommend?

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Re: Guided Meditations
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 07:06:21 AM »
Guided meditation makes the possibility of internal relaxation and help to achieve the goal.  Having the guided meditation creates the connection between your health, self development and goal.

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Re: Guided Meditations
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012, 12:27:09 AM »

I never knew youtube had videos on guided meditation. I really shouldn't be surprised though. I prefer to meditate in a group. I have experienced some weird things lately and I prefer a group setting. Also, I find that meditating in a group pulls me deeper into meditation. Sometimes, I can really feel the connectedness or the oneness of the group. It's nothing like it. The coughing, sneezing and other noise doesn't really distract me, I use it as an invitation to go deeper into the meditation.
Whispering and ring cellphones do bother me!

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Re: Guided Meditations
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2012, 09:00:16 AM »
When you said guided, I was picturing the rooms full of people, sitting in circles, with a leader doing a similar thing. That I don't like at all. It never fails that someone has the sniffles or a cold that causes them to cough. Or even just fidgeting around as they can't relax entirely...
That was often a problem when I taught group meditation classes - there's always one person who can't "leave the world behind". Granted it isn't for everyone. Some start with guided visualizations and are happy to stay with them; others find a need to move on to private meditations.

Just once, in almost 30 years of teaching, did I have to throw a student out of meditation class. She shuffled, she snuffled, she talked and she grumbled. When I politely asked her to remain quiet and focus she went ballistic. Perhaps she had demons, who knows - but the class applauded when I finally escorted her out (physically, sad to say), so I know it wasn't just MY perception that was at fault.