Energized Meditation Re: Improving Concentration

Paul Hughes (planetp@aci.net)
Mon, 18 May 1998 13:31:49 -0700

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> Remi Sussan <sremi@compuserve.com> writes:
> Contrary to relaxation (which often occurs while
> > sitted on an armchair, laying on a bed eyes closed, or even on the floor
> > as in the yogic savasana posture), meditation includes some tension
> > which have to be maintained during the whole session : the back
> > straight, eyes open, hands or whole body in strange and hard to maintain
> > postures, etc.

This is by no means the only method of meditation!

About 3 months ago I gave people instructions on the extro list on how to do
Energized Meditation (EM), which not only allows you to become very focused
and aware, but intensely relaxed in deep areas of the body. The purpose of EM
is to relax areas of the body that have been locked in tension for years.
Anders, did you ever try EM after I published the instructions?

> I wonder if we could develop a form of meditation for studying?

Yes! There have been several methods developed for learning meditation. The
key is RELAXATION. Studies have show that the more relaxed you are, the more
your capacity for learning (most types) is.