Posted by JLx on May 11, 2005, at 16:58:05
In reply to RE: Meditation, acupressure » KaraS, posted by tealady on May 10, 2005, at 3:28:20
> I havn't tried to meditate by myself..but always thought it would be a great idea. I just know I need,at least begin with, to be in a group or something. I've done a little of that in a group, and scared myself a little too..so I prefer to be in a group, or with an expert. I think I'm one of those people who pick up things..
> So far I haven't found anything close by.
Hmm...never have done it in a group. It was in the news recently that Transcendental Meditation can help you live longer: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1474535,00.html I wish I could psych myself up to do it.
> I read Mercola's accupressure articles but never got around to trying. I used to try it for migraines, but only had a little relief maybe.
I like the idea. THe book I mentioned was quite interesting. Mercola's EFT is easier than the book I have. I think, if nothing else, the affirmations that you do with the tapping are helpful.
> "One "how to" book I have talked about different forms of meditation and suggested simply dropping your gaze downward while keeping your head normally upright. The effect, which I find fascinating, is an automatic deep breath"
> That works!..and it must fit in with our instinctive sign language as well. You know how they talk about looking someone in the eye..guess when your anxious about something maybe you instinctively drop your eyes. That said, anyone can overcome that one :-)
Hmmm....interesting observation. I think it's amazing how that deep breath is just automatic. That makes it seem more relaxing to me than if I set out to think first "deep breath".
> I won't be around much for a while..2nd last week or uni, so I have to start studying I guess.
> Didn't go today..been getting a bit stressed lately.
I admire your willingness to study this stuff. :)
> Twas nice to "hear" from you again and know your still hanging in there, hoping and trying :-)
I ordered some stuff from iherb on Monday and got it yesterday! I'm going to be taking a new fish oil, this one high EPA to DHA ratio, of 5:1. I have some high DHA and when I found myself reluctant to take it, concluded that it didn't feel as good as the regular. That's what prompted me to try this. Not sure how much to take though.
I also am going to try NADH as I haven't yet. Very few things rev me up, so this will be interesting too.
I'm fooling with amino acids again, as well as TMG, MSM and increasing folic acid, and remembering to take B12. I'd slacked off on those things but reading back some of my own posts on that old thread motivated me.
I also read with great interest ElaineP's story on the Vit D thread. I didn't stick with my Vit D supplementation then as I intended, but now am more inspired. I've been getting some sun and taking 2,000 IU of Vit D as well. But I ordered the Bio-whatsit brand with the 1000 IU drops, rec'd it today, and will increase to 4,000/day I think.
Yes, as you say, hoping and trying. :) Actually, I think if I could just find a decent job, have that routine and could start to address my financial woes, I might have the potential not to be depressed at all.