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Meditation: For a Guru or You?

A Reminder at the American River


The mind and body practice that is known as meditation has evidence of improving psychological balance, increasing calmness and physical relaxation, healing the body, and enhancing overall health and well-being.


There are many types of meditation, but most have four elements in common: a quiet location with as few distractions as possible; a specific, comfortable posture (sitting, lying down, walking, or in other positions); a focus of attention (a specially chosen word or set of words, an object, or the sensations of the breath); and an open attitude (letting distractions come and go naturally without judging them).


𝟏𝟎 𝐁𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

  • Reduces Stress

  • Ease Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression

  • Promotes Emotional Health

  • Enhances Self-Awareness

  • Lengthens Attention Span 

  • May Reduce Age-Related Memory Loss

  • Can Generate Kindness and Improve Self-Compassion 

  • May Reduce Symptoms of IBS and Ulcerative Colitis

  • May Improve sleep

  • Can Reduce Blood Pressure

𝟏𝟎 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬

  • Breathing Meditation

  • Mindfulness Meditation

  • Focus Meditation

  • Movement Meditation or Walking Meditation

  • Mantra Meditation

  • Buddhist Meditation such as Loving Kindness

  • Christian Meditation or Spiritual Meditation

  • Guided Meditation (I love, love, love Joe Dispenza meditations)

  • Transcendental Meditation

  • Progressive Relaxation Meditation

Tony Robbins said: YOU are the Guru. So there you have it.

Lots of Love. xo -a

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Amy Van Linge, CPC
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