Tagged: Meditation HRV Temperature
July 31, 2013 at 2:03 pm #10623nuregParticipant
I wanted to share an experience. It would be nice if anybody could benefit from it.
Last week I went to a metta bhavana retreat in belgium.
Basically it is a buddhist meditation to feel love/kindness towards everything.
Just to not scare away anyone with buddhism:
The equivalent in christianity would probably be the centering prayer or The Practice of the Presence of God from Brother Lawrence.
In Islam it might be sufism, but I have no experience with that.
I suppose HRV biofeedback is similar in the outcome, so just pick what you like :)
My body temperature got really high after the first day (subjectively) and my appetite went down, even though I did not eat after noon. Sleep was around 7 hours per night plus 20 minutes at noon. There were around 9 hours of meditation practice per day.
I was smil?ng most of the time and felt great. I don’t know if it was healthy, but I felt great and I wanted to share it with you guys.
Maybe it will be beneficial to anyone.
JohnJuly 31, 2013 at 6:26 pm #10631FinngarianParticipant
It sounds like a fantastic way to relieve stress!July 31, 2013 at 7:54 pm #10635mighty mParticipant
That’s so cool! This post makes me think I should try meditating again. I am very fidgety and it’s hard. Even though I’m not religious, I’m more interested in it as a spiritual practice than as a wellness one. I mean, “sensing the divinity of the universe” is a little more impressive-sounding than merely “relieving stress,” right?
Someone once gave me a Jon Cabot Zinn sp? CD. But, I didn’t like it. His voice, unfortunately, was too much like this guy’s who perv-called me in junior high! Who knows, maybe it actually was him? KIDDING. :)
Joking aside, that is a wonderful and fascinating story, Nureg.July 31, 2013 at 9:10 pm #10636JdubsParticipant
Nureg, if you felt great then I’d feel like it would be safe to say it was healthy.;)
I love the philosophy of Buddhism. I personally feel like it’s completely compatible with Christianity. The core belief of Buddhism is actually non-religious, although its hard to convince some people of that. When I read the core teachings of Jesus I see so many similarities that it’s hard to deny that these two men were tapping into some form of universal truth. I always have felt that a lot of Christians would do well for themselves learning some Buddhist meditation techniques and incorporating them into their worship.
One of the big teachings of both men is to ” chill out it’ll all be good “. I am of course paraphrasing :)
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