What an encouraging thought! If you can breathe, you can meditate.
That is what meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg says to Marilynn Preston in this interview with The San Fernando Valley Sun.
WHAT MEDITATION IS NOT.
Meditation isn’t a religion. You don’t have to be Buddhist or Hindu or a yogi to practice. The techniques Sharon teaches can be done within any faith tradition or be done in an entirely secular way. You don’t need special skills or a huge chunk of time every day. (She recommends 20 minutes, but if you’ve only got five, start there.) Meditation is not an attempt to stop thinking, she writes. It’s “a way to recognize our thoughts, to observe and understand them, and relate to them more skillfully.”
WHY PRACTICE MEDITATION?
Meditation is a medical miracle. Clinical studies show it promotes wellness, reduces stress, boosts learning and memory, improves sleep and depression, lowers blood pressure and much more. Sharon focuses more on the emotional and psychological benefits: learning how to stay in the moment; letting go of judgments; becoming aware of a calm and stable center that gets us through tough times. Meditation isn’t passive, she says. “Deepening our concentration brings us power and energy and healing.” read the original story here
My guess is ….. if you are reading this page, then you are breathing … (grin). And according to Sharon Salzberg, if you can breathe, you can meditate.
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