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PROBLEM FOR SELF IMPROVEMENT


Have you ever felt like the worst person in the world.? Sometime you think that you have so many problems that you can't solve. If yes, don't believe your mind.! Why? because there is no problem that can't solve. You may can't solve that problem by your self, but there is always any help to someone who deserve it. *You may think that I watch Harry Potter too much (actually I have heard this sentence from Dombledore and it's true).

Sometime we forget that all problem is for our self improvement. Almost of us think that problem is something which inhibit the success. But if you change your to positive thinking, it will different. The problem is very troublesome, of course! But this thing can make you stronger and better. Remember your childhood, what thing you can do?? and remember your self now, how is your hair now? how many thing you can do now?, compare it! If you have experienced many problem you must be very different. Someone who have experienced many problem is different to someone who never faced problem. Someone who have experienced very hard problem, he/she will be very strong.

That's all, so, don't be desperate!!!

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BEAUTIFULL MIND (HARMONY BETWEEN BODY AND MIND)

The body is a dancer's instrument, but is it attuned to the mind? A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that professional ballet and modern dancers are not as emotionally in sync with their bodies as are people who regularly practice meditation.

UC Berkeley researchers tracked how closely the emotions of seasoned meditators and professional dancers followed bodily changes such as breathing and heart rates.

They found that dancers who devote enormous time and effort to developing awareness of and precise control over their muscles -- a theme coincidentally raised in the new ballet movie "Black Swan" -- do not have a stronger mind-body connection than do most other people.

By contrast, veteran practitioners of Vipassana or mindfulness meditation -- a technique focused on observing breathing, heartbeat, thoughts and feelings without judgment -- showed the closest mind-body bond, according to the study recently published in the journal Emotion.

"We all talk about our emotions as if they are intimately connected to our bodies -- such as the 'heartache of sadness' and 'bursting a blood vessel' in anger," said Robert Levenson, a UC Berkeley psychology professor and senior author of the study. "We sought to precisely measure how close that connection was, and found it was stronger for meditators."

The results offer new clues in the mystery of the mind-body connection. Previous studies have linked the dissociation of mind and body to various medical and psychiatric diseases.

"Ever have the experience of getting home from work and realizing you have a blistering headache?" said Jocelyn Sze, a doctoral student in clinical science at UC Berkeley and the lead author of the study. "The headache probably built up throughout the day, but you might have been intentionally ignoring it and convincing yourself that you felt fine so that you could get through the demands of the day."

Increasingly, mindfulness meditation is being used to treat physical and psychological problems, researchers point out. "We believe that some of these health benefits derive from meditation's capacity to increase the association between mind and body in emotion," Levenson said.

For the experiment, the researchers recruited volunteers from meditation and dance centers around the San Francisco Bay Area and via Craigslist. The study sample consisted of 21 dancers with at least two years of training in modern dance or ballet and 21 seasoned meditators with at least two years of Vipassana practice. A third "control group" was made up of 21 moderately active adults with no training in dance, meditation, Pilates or professional sports.

Participants, who ranged in age from 18 to 40, were wired with electrodes to measure their bodily responses while they watched emotionally charged scenes from movies and used a rating dial to indicate how they were feeling.

Although all participants reported similar emotional reactions to the film clips, meditators showed stronger correlations between the emotions they reported feeling and the speed of their heartbeats. Surprisingly, the differences between dancers and the control group were minimal.

Researchers theorize that dancers learn to shift focus between time, music, space, and muscles and achieve heightened awareness of their muscle tone, body alignment and posture.

"These are all very helpful for becoming a better dancer, but they do not tighten the links between mind and body in emotion," Levenson said.

By contrast, meditators practice attending to "visceral" body sensations, which makes them more attuned to internal organs such as the heart. "These types of visceral sensations are a primary focus of Vipassana meditation, which is typically done sitting still and paying attention to internal sensations," Sze said.

The study was published in the December 2010 issue of Emotion. In addition to Sze and Levenson, coauthors are UC Berkeley psychologists Joyce W. Yuan and Anett Gyurak, who is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.
(http://mind-brain.science.org/Meditation-Beats-Dance-for-Harmonizing-Body-and-Mind.html)

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MEDITATION FOR HAPPIER LIFE (NEW DIARY IN 2011)

I have doing meditation since I was a very young girl in elementary school, but I really get the benefits of this recently. It's difficult enough to do this well. Why? because very difficult to control your mind. We want to close our mind and concentrate, but everything ruined very quickly before we conscious about that. But, that what happens first, finally i know the method how to meditate quick, cheap, and easy. I will tell you later.  

Firstly, we have to know what is meditation. Meditation refers to any of a family of practices in which the practitioner trains his or her mind or self-induces a mode of consciousness in order to realize some benefit (wikipedia.org). Actually there is so many people know about meditation benefits. You can find all of those by searching in search engine. But i will tell you 3 kinds of benefits that we will get. there is Health benefits, emotional benefits, and transcendental benefits.

MEDITATION BENEFITS

1. Health Benefits
meditation can give you health body and more power to do any kind of work. for detail, I will give you information from other site. here it is:

-It lowers oxygen consumption.
-It decreases respiratory rate.
-It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
-Increases exercise tolerance in heart patients.
-Leads to a deeper level of relaxation.
-Good for people with high blood pressure as it brings the B.P. to normal.
-Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
-Decreases muscle tension (any pain due to tension) and headaches.
-Builds self-confidence.
-It increases serotonin production which influences mood and behaviour. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, obesity, insomnia and headaches.
-Helps in chronic diseases like allergies , arthritis etc.
-Reduces Pre- menstrual Syndrome.
-Helps in post-operative healing.
-Enhances the immune system. Research has revealed that meditation increases activity of 'natural-killer cells', which kill bacteria and cancer cells.
-Also reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress. (www.healthandyoga.com)

2. Emotional Benefits
Like a common humans, we have many emotion. One emotion give you positive energy, so you fell good. But, the other one give you negative energy so you you feel bad. Some People think that emotion cause is heart, but the truth is : emotion cause is from your mind. When you get some thing, your mind will drive your emotion to common sense that you formed before. For example, your friend give you cobra, you may scream because you afraid, other person may be happy if give that. This is one that show that our emotion is relative. we can drive this ourselves to be good feel or bad feel.

Meditation
give us the way how to erase many bad emotions and get more good emotion in any occasion. We can control our emotion easier by drive our mind to positive thinking. that's why people who do meditation can avoid stress easily. Emotion control is important for your life too. You can solve your problem better with controlled emotion than uncontrolled emotion.

Meditation give us harmony in our mind. Without stress.

3.Transcendental(Spiritual) Benefits

You will find the true you. Your mind will wider, you can accept many knowledge from nature unconsciousness. In religion, your progress is increase quickly. You can see how God make this world, how He drive your life, and how He make you conscious about Him.

HOW CAN MEDITATION CAN BE QUICK, CHEAP, AND EASY?


The main principle of meditation is how to control your mind and make it concentrate to one object without considering disturbance. The biggest problem is your mind can't live without think many thing. You can't empty your mind, it's impossible. So how to do this???

1. Feel Your Breath
firstly, sit in comfortable position. Look at your nose tip. Take a deep breath in and out. Feel the wind that into your nose, than go to your trachea, and finally in lungs. Go more deep. Feel your breath until you can feel the wind into your body (hands, feet, head, and other), this air entry your cell and you can feel a  please warm. After that, feel how the air out from your body. When you feel harmony, it's the clue that your meditation success.

2. Chant Mantra
The best Mantra to chant is :

Gayatry Mantra :
Om bhoor-bhuvah-svah
tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yo nah prachodayat.


Mahamantra :
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare

And The Most Simple is "OM"

You can choose one of that mantra. Chant and Hear it carefully.Try sounds out from the base of the neck, so you can feel the vibrations.When you feel harmony, you have got the benefits.

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