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Free Guided Meditations | Stop, Breathe & Think
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mindfulness  meditation 
yesterday by sekmo
Stop, Breathe & Think | Guided Meditations & Mindfulness
A friendly app to guide people through meditations for mindfulness & compassion. Download today on IOS, Android or Web!
mindfulness  meditation  personal_growth 
2 days ago by sekmo
Your Free Gift - Meditation Audio - Joan Borysenko
"Egg of Light" meditation from EMDR conference. From Mindy.
Mindfulness  meditation  trauma  EMDR 
2 days ago by emcclerren
The Age of the Bed Changed the Way We Sleep | JSTOR Daily
To post-industrial people, the weirdest part of early modern sleep might be the habit of waking in the middle of the night. Ekrich argues that Europeans in this era commonly divided the nights into “first sleep” and “second sleep.” Some people used the time of wakefulness in the night to do chores or commit petty theft. But many found it a good time for contemplation, quiet conversation, or sex.

Ekrich suggests that this general sleeping pattern wasn’t unique to one time and place. He writes that ancient Romans and twentieth-century Nigerians in villages without electricity slept in similar ways. Even modern westerners revert to a pattern including a few hours of nighttime wakefulness when deprived of artificial light for several weeks. A researcher studying this phenomenon found that people’s hormonal balance during that nighttime waking period produced “something approaching an altered state of consciousness not unlike meditation.”
sleep  health  meditation  history 
5 days ago by bradleyrturner

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