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« on: February 13, 2015, 08:25:04 am »
Wasn't sure where to post this, but anybody into meditation?

I dabbled in the past and knew it helped. I'm generally quite a nervous person so I decided to really try and stick with it and have experienced great effects so far!

I'm using the headspace system, actually bought the paid version after the first 10 free days. find it's a really good way to get started if you don't know where to begin and also paying for it makes me much more consistent with my practice!

and of course the evidence is just awesome..for something that takes so little time and is free


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Re: Meditation/Headspace?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015, 12:45:54 pm »
i started going to buddhist sunday school when i was seven and went weekly for 7 years. my own choice, parents were supportive but nonreligious. so i learned a particular way of meditating very young. even did a few weekend-long meditation retreats when i was 13-14. it was wonderful, i only stopped because i started getting back issues during puberty that made it hard to sit straight for extended periods. posture is very important in shambhala buddhist meditation so i drifted away.

a few years ago i went to a manual therapist who had me do yogic breathing, which was intense as fuck and very different but also a form of meditation. i would literally be vibrating and unable to open my mouth beyond a little "o" by the end. crazy stuff.

don't know anything about headspace but stick with it i say.
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