25: Yogic Meditation Adventures
Forrest Knutson is an expert teacher (and still a student) of yogic meditation. He left the safety of the ashram to pursue a self-reliant life as a yogi householder.
Through a lifetime of meditation and study Forrest observed key elements of meditation and simplified them so that anyone who applied themselves could learn and achieve a successful meditative state.
Today Forrest teaches through his books and online through video training available in the Learn True Health’s membership.
Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content, or as an end in itself.
The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity.
The word meditation carries different meanings in different contexts. Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a component of numerous religious traditions and beliefs. Meditation often involves an internal effort to self-regulate the mind in some way. Meditation is often used to clear the mind and ease many health concerns, such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. It may be done sitting, or in an active way—for instance, Buddhist monks involve awareness in their day-to-day activities as a form of mind-training.
Here’s What You’ll Discover:
The #1 most important thing to do in life.
Understanding how we think and how we can change our behaviors
Prayer before and after meditation is a form of protection
Prayer and meditation are related
Holy saints would meditate
Health AH-HA Moment:
Four days of practicing decreases our stress hormones by 25%!
Every day find time to practice your double breathing. At a stoplight, at work, before bed, are all good times to remember to double breathe.
Adventures in Meditation:
Hacking the Universe:
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Ashley James is a Holistic Health Coach, Podcaster, Rapid Anxiety Cessation Expert, and avid Whole Food Plant-Based Home Chef. Since 2005 Ashley has worked with clients to transform their lives as a Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro-linguistic Programming.
Her health struggles led her to study under the world’s top holistic doctors, where she reversed her type 2 diabetes, PCOS, infertility, chronic infections, and debilitating adrenal fatigue.
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