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    Does anyone meditate? Have you tried it before?

    If so, has it given you any sort of mental or physical benefits after a period of time? Has it done nothing for you at all?

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    I meditate alright, whether its the run of the mill normal kind of meditation in question, ha! Meditation has certainly expanded my awareness, much more pronounced during the group session I attend.

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    I've read a lot about it, although I've not been to any classes or anything like that.

    On my fitbit there's a two minute breathing exercise, which I have used once to date, I think its a little like a meditation app but it doesnt amount to much in the way of change or prove uplifting or beneficial.

    What I've read about breathing for exercise or during exercise has probably been as beneficial as anything, I'm interested in these sorts of things more than I've been in the past because I've begun to suspect I've got asthema.
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    Yes. Many benefits. Once you realize it was just thoughts that were fucking up your life or standing between you and anything you want...your golden. The sky is the limit then depending on how flexible you want to be and how willing you are to question your assumptions about life, yourself and the world.

    On a more superficial level, you'll have a new baseline of relaxation for your body and mind...you'll be able to take things less seriously, you'll feel better and have a sharper mind (since it's not longer polluted by all kinds of pointless thoughts). You also have high energy levels...you can do away with stimulants and you realized, when you are not bogged down by overthinking you are a natural powerhouse. Your nervous system improves dramatically.
    You are the only possible steward of what your soul deems as right and wrong...so you should always be on your own side before anyone else...alive or dead.

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    I use an app. There are several, I just like this one best.

    Meditation & Relaxation: Guided Meditation - Android Apps on Google Play

    I also do pilates and some yoga too. Yes they all work. Like anything else, you get out what you put into it.
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    Yes. I first started when I was in high school (more than 10 years ago!). I've had on and off periods of doing it ever since then. I've been doing it daily for about five to six months, now. I seem to be constantly getting better.
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    Yes and no. The wrong time of day, setting and attitude can lead to little benefit. After waking and with a pre-sitting relaxation spell is best for me; "set and setting".

    Better sleep efficiency, less anxiety, better reading concentration, better posture, increased compassion. More self-containment, more contentment with your life situation. Sitting becomes less of a chore with time. If you induce emotions such as rage during a sitting you'll see them clearly, like concentric rings of energy pulsing outwards with overwhelming force, yet you can still observe them from a detached vantage point.

    A really good sitting is so physically relaxing you'll feel like you just smoked a big fat one (I've found introductory yoga sessions to be similar).

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    Meditation has been part of religion for millennia. So many forms of meditation come with a particular religious element.

    In meditation our critical mind goes to sleep, we relax, and we become suggestible, and at this point religions teach their dogma because they know it won't be open to question.

    It seems to me one of the great advantages of meditation is creating a new base line for relaxation, as much social control is maintained by personal tension.

    So it might be better to go straight to relaxation such as Relief Without Drugs​ by Ainslie Mears.

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