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The Complete Guide to Active Meditation Techniques for People Who Can’t Sit Still

Brad Buzzard
Aug 22, 2017 · 24 min read
Photo: Unsplash
Table of Contents
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Why Active Meditation?Part I: Breathing
Yoga Method to Breathe Deeply
POWERbreathe and Similar Gadgets for Deep Breathing
Sandbag Breathing
Pranayama Exercise for Energy: Fire Breath
Pranayama Exercise for Calming: Bee Breathing
Pranayama Exercise for Centering: Hissing Breath
Part II: Stream of Consciousness
Stream-of-Consciousness Reading
Morning Pages Stream-of-Consciousness Writing
“I Am Aware” Partner Exercise
Part III: Other Exercises
Stargazing
Coloring
Osho Dynamic Meditation
Conclusion

Why Active Meditation?

Part I: Breathing

Yoga Method to Breathe Deeply

POWERbreathe and Similar Tools for Deep Breathing

POWERbreathe Plus, medium-resistance model.
Place this side of your fist up to your mouth.

Sandbag Breathing

Pranayama Exercise for Energy : Kapalabhati (Breath of Fire)

Pranayama Exercise for Calming: Bhramari (Bee Breathing)

She plugs her ears with her fingers, but that is optional.

Pranayama Exercise for Centering: Sitali (Hissing Breath)

A Final Word on Breathing

Part II: Stream of Consciousness

Stream-of-Consciousness Reading

Morning Pages Stream-of-Consciousness Writing

“I Am Aware” Partner Exercise

Part III: Other Exercises

Stargazing

Coloring

Osho Dynamic Meditation

The five stages according to ActiveMeditation.com.

Conclusions and Next Steps

Better Humans

Better Humans is a collection of the world's most trustworthy writing on human potential and self improvement by coaches, academics, and aggressive self-experimenters. Articles are based on deep personal experience, science, and research. No fluff, book reports, or listicles.

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Better Humans

Better Humans is a collection of the world's most trustworthy writing on human potential and self improvement by coaches, academics, and aggressive self-experimenters. Articles are based on deep personal experience, science, and research. No fluff, book reports, or listicles.

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