Meditation - Easy Tools for Success

Written by GiGi Konwin

Do you want to learn how to meditate? Have you tried to meditate but you keep falling asleep? Or you're not sure you are doing it right? Do you keep thinking about other things while you are trying to "clear your mind"?

First you need to decide what type of meditation you want to do. There are basically two types of meditation - active and passive. Passive meditation is clearingrepparttar mind of all thoughts. You can then allow your "inner voice" or "minds eye" to speak to you. Passive meditation is good for reducing stress, increasing creativity, or just getting in some quiet time.

Active meditation is when you keep your mind active by working on a particular problem in your life or focusing on accomplishing certain goals you have set. Using affirmations while meditating are particularly helpful in this area.

There are many simple techniques to help you meditate. You may have read about them already. They include breathing techniques, repeating mantras, sitting up so you don't fall asleep and visualizing certain objects. These are all good techniques and will help you accomplish reaching that alpha brain wave level necessary for meditation.

However, for a beginner, it can be frustrating, especially if you are not sure that you are reachingrepparttar 150100 alpha level. There are tools available that can help you. The easiest way to get started is with guided meditation cds. These recordings may have background music or binaural beats designed to help your brain get torepparttar 150101 alpha level. Most of them will have a relaxation exercise. These are useful for passive meditation.

Insomnia: How to End the Frustration

Written by Michael Lee

Insomnia is a common sleep sickness that has bothered many people aroundrepparttar world. Butrepparttar 150057 consequences brought about by this disorder may not be as ordinary as it may seem. It can be downright punishing.

You knowrepparttar 150058 frustration of looking repeatedly at your clock while endlessly moving around in your bed. It's mental and emotional agony to sayrepparttar 150059 least. The tension builds up to its peak when you seerepparttar 150060 sunrise, and you have to go torepparttar 150061 office lacking so much energy after spending a sleepless night.

You don't have to suffer anymore. Here are some tips to help you snooze faster than you could ever expect.

1) Wake up and go to bed atrepparttar 150062 same time everyday, even duringrepparttar 150063 weekends. Some insomniacs tend to sleep at any time ofrepparttar 150064 day to catch up on some sleep they lose duringrepparttar 150065 night. Now this isrepparttar 150066 biggest mistake you can make. It ruins your body clock and will only worsen your insomnia. If you can't sleep one night, get uprepparttar 150067 usual timerepparttar 150068 next morning. You'll be sleeping soundly like a babyrepparttar 150069 next night.

2) Don't eat within 4 hours before you go to bed. If in case you went hungry, try some crackers or light snack. But don't indulge in an "eat-all-you-can" feast right before bedtime. Your food won't be digested well, resulting in poor and uncomfortable sleep.

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