To study the way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things of the universe.
Dogen

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Meditation

 

Meditation has been proven beneficial to alleviate stress, anxiety and intrusive thoughts and and greatly increases self knowledge. Studies have concluded that mindfulness meditation reduces high blood pressure, fatigue, chronic pain, sleeplessness as well as stress and anxiety.

 

What is Meditation?

 

Meditation is not about “not thinking”. It’s about increased awareness and a better understanding of the self which enables us to gain more insight into our relationships. Through meditation we gradually become more aware of our needs and behaviors. Meditation reinforces the effort of getting out of one´s own head and instead paying attention to the world around us: we learn how to live in the moment and be less distracted by our thoughts, feelings and worries.

 

In order to download the following meditation onto your iphone, open your browser in gertischoen.net/Meditation.aspx. Click on the right pointing arrow on the bottom of the screen and click Add to Home Screen.


 

  • Meditation exercises:


    Body scan/guided meditation for anxiety, depression and sleeplessness (10:51)