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10 Minute Stress Manager

Guided stress manager by Dr. Emmett Miller. Each of the two experiences here are ten minutes of guided meditation followed by ten minutes of ocean sounds and music. The full download is available at BetterListen.com www.betterlisten.com/products/ten-m…-emmett-miller  

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The Body Wheel with Joe Loizzo ( Part II )

Today we are pleased to bring you part two of our transcribed preview from Joe Loizzo, The Body Wheel.   These guided meditations recorded by Dr. Joe Loizzo are meant to support all four horizons of contemplative learning and meditative practice that make up the gradual path to freedom and happiness taught in the Nalanda tradition.

As we get into a kinder, gentler rhythm of breath and sort of often are usually centered at the heart, we can imagine riding the fresh air, the pulse of oxygen as it fills every tissue. And so riding that wave of refreshment with mindfulness and awareness so that our mindfulness and awareness are filling our whole breathing body. And our body itself, instead of being such a solid thing, shifts a breath at a time into being sort of more like a whole living, breathing bubble, like a person shaped long or person shaped bubble with this delicate rainbow tissue of life and awareness.

As we shift into that breath body, we sort of once again imagine tuning out our normal mental image or sense of our body as a solid particle of matter or heap of matter cut off from other things filled with flesh and bones and bodily fluids, bodily heat, and gases, breath gases. Instead we can tune into the more mental body or the sort of neuro-energy body that supports our awareness that's right next to our awareness, like a horse that we're riding.

As we tune into that body, of course, we find we feel lighter and clearer, and you can sort of imagine that it's as if you, your mind, was a PET scanner that could just focus on the wave of breath and awareness of life, energy, and awareness as it fills and empties you, like a rainbow wave filling and emptying the bubble, the person bubble of your body.


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The Body Wheel with Joe Loizzo

Today we are pleased to bring you another transcribed preview from Joe Loizzo, The Body Wheel (part I).  These guided meditations recorded by Dr. Joe Loizzo are meant to support all four horizons of contemplative learning and meditative practice that make up the gradual path to freedom and happiness taught in the Nalanda tradition.

Lie down. Just lie there. Just feel the ground, feel the mattress, feel the sofa supporting you. And we're going to do a body scan to deepen mindfulness on the body and on the breath. So begin by focusing on your left foot and your big toe, and just be aware of it. You can wiggle it. Be aware what's standing there powerfully, how much weight it supports guiding you through your paces in the day.

And be aware of the other toes, and how they line up there on the edge of your foot. Feel the sole of your foot, the balls of your foot, where you support so much weight and around the arch to the heel. Be aware of how much tension there can be stored in those little muscles that support your body through the day, and try and let it go.

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Basic Stress-Reduction and Self Healing with Joe Loizzo

We are pleased to bring you part one of the transcriptions for Basic Stress-Reduction and Self-Healing through Meditation, Insight, and Imagery with Joe Liozzo.  This beginning course teaches the theory and practice of stress-reduction and self healing based on the Indo-Tibetan tradition of mind/body medicine and positive psychology.

So the intention of the program is that you pick one meditation skill that you're gonna to try to get under your belt while you're here. And eight weeks, it's not that much time. And so there are 8 or 9 or maybe soon there will be 10 or whatever different audio tapes on the website. Most of those are what I call liberal arts, that is they shouldn't be your regular daily practice. And, in fact, they're quite optional. They're just there to help expand your sense of different possibilities of styles of meditating or aspects of meditation. 


So you need to pick. Part of the reason why I introduce the short mindfulness and the short visualization is that, in the Tibetan tradition, either one of those are considered introductory practices, mindfulness or visualization. So you can pick either one as your basic practice and if you don't know which one you want to pick, pick the mindfulness, simply because it's, again simpler, more generally usable. And so you wanna be trying to practice the mindfulness, either the short one or the long one, as much as you can. If you decide you're going to be a visualization meditator, you can work on the same things with the visualization. Right?

So the ability to have the experience, the complicated experience and feel like you savored it and you didn't rush past it, and to some extent depends on your ability to really be present with the experience in the moment. That's the way you're experiencing the evanescent inner nature of the mind. As time goes by, you become more able to actually have the sense this is really happening. Even if it's happening more quickly, it's more the feeling that it's happening that we're trying to focus on, the feeling that something real, that I'm having a real moment experience of presence.

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