logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Meditation Site

BellaOnline's Meditation Editor

g

Moving From Activity to Quiet Meditation


If you have been moving through a set of poses or other physical activity and wish to quiet down, then gently fold into a sitting meditation.

Here is how I do this: Begin with your feet parallel and slightly apart, and arms stretched to sides. While maintaining your balance on one foot, lean body slightly forward and start to bend your knees while sliding one foot behind and under yourself, bending your knees more. Continue sliding down to the floor into a crossed-leg sitting position. That's it. You are now in a position to begin quiet meditation.

All of life alternates between periods of activity and stillness. Meditation is on the stillness end after active movement. Then, after meditation, stretch out and go on with an active part of your day.

The period of quiet meditation can begin with a deep inhalation and slow exhalation, then regulate into a pattern of even rhythmic breathing. For example, breathe in one count and breathe out one count. You need not say the counts to yourself, just keep up the rhythm till the end of your quiet meditation.

While breathing regularly and evenly pay attention to your breaths. This gives your mind something to do besides dwell on problems. It is a refreshing and relaxing break from your busy day.

You may find that after your meditation some thoughts come to you 'on your back burner' to resolve problems. If so, write them out in your meditation journal for review and action.

To summarize, meditation is complete stillness within, so is the opposite of action in the world. Use this quiet and peaceful time to wind down, refresh, recoup your energy. Then go out into the world again with a positive outlook, ready to be active once more.

I invite you to join me in a daily world peace cyber group meditation. Click the article here to read about it.

Meditation Lessons for Teens and Adults
More than 70 offerings, from guided meditation techniques to on-the-go stress relief and relationship meditations interspersed with verse, and a section of special occasion prayers. 114 pages. PDF Ebook | EPUB | Paperback | Mac Users | B&N NOOK eBook

Meditation for All Kids
Sitting, walking, dance and group circle meditations, along with positive affirmations, verses and benefits of meditation for kids of all ages and abilities in a 100 page book with illustrations. PDF Ebook | EPUB | Paperback | Mac Users | B&N NOOK eBook

Article by Susan Helene Kramer

NEWSLETTER: Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter of updates to the meditation site by filling in the blank below the article with your email address - which is never passed on beyond this site.

Add Moving+From+Activity+to+Quiet+Meditation to Twitter Add Moving+From+Activity+to+Quiet+Meditation to Facebook Add Moving+From+Activity+to+Quiet+Meditation to MySpace Add Moving+From+Activity+to+Quiet+Meditation to Del.icio.us Digg Moving+From+Activity+to+Quiet+Meditation Add Moving+From+Activity+to+Quiet+Meditation to Yahoo My Web Add Moving+From+Activity+to+Quiet+Meditation to Google Bookmarks Add Moving+From+Activity+to+Quiet+Meditation to Stumbleupon Add Moving+From+Activity+to+Quiet+Meditation to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Meditation Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Susan Helene Kramer. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Susan Helene Kramer. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Susan Helene Kramer for details.

g


g features
Meditation to Promote a Saintly Life

Interfaith Meditation Outline

Be an Example for Children in Meditation

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor