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How much do you know about gong meditation? Perhaps you have heard of how it helps people find healing, but it never really occurred that it could be something that could work for you. It was until you heard of yoga gong that you began to realize that its benefits might be real.
The practice is also known as the gong bath, mainly because the gong therapy participants are bathed in meditation sound waves produced when the practitioner hits the gong. It is a kind of sound therapy that is unique of its kind.
Its participants know the gong sound effect involves the soothing and often therapeutic gong vibrations, allowing the mind to focus on something. As the sound keeps the mind occupied, people are gently guided into the deep state of meditation.
As a person lays comfortably on meditation maps, gong healing begins its magic with every sound. With the right pillows and blankets, the participants...
Your life can be very hectic, not to mention really busy. Sometimes, it can be very overwhelming that you don’t know what to do anymore. While you can always try to decompress or unload some of your tasks, the stress of it all gets to you.
At one point in your life, you must have thought about living a zen life. You thought it would be nice to embrace the zen lifestyle, thinking about how it could bring back the balance of happiness and love in your life.
And yet, it always seems as if it is more like a wish than something you can truly accomplish. Every time you find yourself under a lot of stress, only one thought comes into mind: Should zen living be the solution to all your concerns?
When it comes to zen practice, the truth is straightforward—zen is not just a lifestyle. Zen is a state of mind. You cannot practice zen in your life if your thinking is not zen at all.
So if you want to bring about transformational change in your...
Written by Joe G. Santos
As we strive to live our soul's true purpose, we turn to the stars and the ethereal to find answers to the most abstract and challenging human existence inquiries. We spend a lot of time wondering and pondering solutions that we can occasionally find a lot closer to home than we think. As we seek to perfect our selves, one thing is essential to note: A clear mind needs a strong body. However, the word strong can mean many different things. The instinctual assumption would be that of an exuberant muscular body glistening in the sunlight. Yet, real strength is no mere aesthetic. A healthy body is durable and suitable for the needs of the soul that drives it around daily. Since different souls have different needs, then a strong body is relative to their usage. With the increased awareness of body image issues, several debates are challenging what it means to have a healthy body and a healthy relationship with it. Without...
What do you tell yourself when you fail at a task? Your private dialogue can make or break or break your being. This inner fighter may get even worse when nothing in your life is going right.
Your self-critic is like having your check and balance scheme within yourself. Most of the time, it means well whenever it reminds you of what you should be doing or how to improve.
However, the critical inner voice can also be an obstacle in reaching your goals. When you always tell yourself that you will mess things up or that you are not good enough, eventually, you're going to think that's true.
You need to conquer your critical inner voice to be able to see things through. After all, your thoughts affect how you feel and how you behave towards other people. The way you think has its way of acting like a prophecy telling you what could happen if you would.
When you tell yourself you can't do something, how...
How are you creating your dream life? Are you aware that what you are doing in real life may be how you are manifesting your dream life? Both your conscious and unconscious thoughts are revealing the kind of life that you want.
Every human being has the capacity to create the life that they desire. The power of their minds, using a type of manifest meditation, can attract the kind of life that they want for themselves. And the truth is that, whether you realize it or not, the Law of Attraction manifestation is something that you live by through your external reality.
Have you ever asked yourself, "How do I achieve my dreams in life?" Every thought, emotion, and intention releases a kind of energy vibration into the Universe. It does not matter whether it is positive or negative; the energy that your body produces essentially shapes the details of your life.
The power to create your dreams and...
If you've never had an astrology reading before, you may be wondering if your personal horoscope has anything to do with what is happening in your life. Does astrology affect your life? If it does, how can you make it work for you?
Many people are skeptical about astrology teaching because there is a lot about it that people have yet to understand. While the most popular knowledge about astrology is all about the stars and the signs, there is a lot more about astrology that people need to know something about.
Many people think that astrology is all about what the horoscope says, usually found at the back of a magazine. But there is so much more to learn. There are exciting astrology lessons that people are yet to discover for themselves.
If people did more research, perhaps, people would discover how astrology guides can be the only guide they need in life. So if you would like to learn more about astrology and how it can...
Would you consider spending an hour or two in silence? If you are used to living a fast-paced life, always busy doing something, sitting and not doing anything might be a daunting task. But then again, they say that meditation is a person's silent retreat. It might bring about something beneficial.
One of the first things that you will learn about meditation's power is its ability to improve your health and overall well-being. The practice of silent meditation is perfect for those who are suffering from burnout.
It will allow them to realize how much stress they have had to deal with and maybe reconsider the hectic lifestyle. Meditation enables you to better understand yourself by developing a relaxation strategy to manage your stress levels.
How can complete and absolute silence address your wellness needs? Silent meditation retreat comes with several benefits. It helps you improve yourself and...
How has meditation changed your life? Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind was how more focused you feel now compared to when you did not practice meditation. You may also speak of the clarity in your thoughts, allowing you to live in the moment.
There is no denying how concentration and meditation have helped a lot of people in so many ways. Research studies about the benefits of meditative practice have become far-reaching. Its benefits come in a long list, and you can't help but wonder: is memory improvement one of them?
Brain exercises for memory have long been part of the practice. Finding focus may be the ultimate goal, but in the process, meditation allows people to improve the way they remember things.
The eye is on the details. Several scientific studies have confirmed the link between meditation practice and enhanced memory. While some may say that perhaps the monks were the first to truly enjoy these benefits, practically anyone can...
Who doesn't want to have happiness in their life? If there is anything that people wish for in their life apart from love, it is to be truly happy. While your happiness journal may be a positive reminder for all the good things that happen to you, what other purpose does it serve?
It is a fact that everyone wants to be happy. But the real question to ask at this point is this: How do you become truly happy?
Everyone knows why happiness is important, but not everyone knows how to achieve it. For sure, there is always something that makes someone happy. For example, there are people who find happiness in shopping. When they buy things, the act of it makes them feel happy inside.
Others find happiness in creating art. They paint, sing, dance, film, and do many other things that make them feel pleasure. Creating your own source of happiness is the key to making it happen.
You may not have everything you could wish...
What are you worried about at the moment? If you think of the past and all the pain it has caused, you are not helping yourself. Holding on to the pain or nursing a grudge against what others have done to you isn't going to make anything better.
Set yourself free—this is what most people would tell you. But then, the truth is that the act of letting go is easier said than done. Don't you just wish things were different? When it comes to dealing with the past, there is nothing else you can do to help yourself but to let go of everything.
When you accept whatever it is that is holding you back, you will be able to process it, accept it, and eventually let go of it. That's how you bring about change in your life.
You are hurting now because you are thinking about what hurt you in the past. You are worried that it might happen again. You think that forgiving those who have hurt only allows them to hurt you again.