Our brain is being continuously bombarded by different thoughts and ideas, about 6 000 thoughts a day. And due to this continuous thought processing our brain stays in that agitated, in that hot mode. So, the fundamental idea of meditation is to find a way to protect the brain from processing those thoughts. In this video, we talk about the 2 options for how to make it happen
0:00 – Introduction
0:43 – The fundamental idea of meditation
1:20 – Concentration meditation – blocking those thoughts from entering our brain
1:51 – Mindfulness meditation – letting those thoughts get through without sticking to the brain
2:25 – Comparing these two meditation categories
4:28 – Form vs formless meditation
5:05 – Examples
5:48 – Meditation health benefits
6:55 – Summary
You might be quite surprised to learn that all available, all-known meditation practices can be placed in just these 2 categories – concentration meditation and mindfulness meditation. That’s it!
If you want to learn more about meditation health benefits, take a look at the previous video on our channel
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The mission of the Practical Health channel is to share scientific knowledge and personal experience related to a healthy lifestyle. So, everyone will live a healthy and productive life!
In this channel, Andrey Titov, PhD shares his personal experience and provides practical steps on health and performance optimization. The key focus is to use a data-driven approach (a lot of actual body tests) in optimizing the 4 key pillars of wellbeing
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