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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
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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?

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Part I: Breathing

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Yoga Method to Breathe Deeply

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POWERbreathe and Similar Tools for Deep Breathing

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

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Pranayama Exercise for Energy : Kapalabhati (Breath of Fire)

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Pranayama Exercise for Calming: Bhramari (Bee Breathing)

She plugs her ears with her fingers, but that is optional.
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Pranayama Exercise for Centering: Sitali (Hissing Breath)

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A Final Word on Breathing

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Part II: Stream of Consciousness

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Stream-of-Consciousness Reading

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Morning Pages Stream-of-Consciousness Writing

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“I Am Aware” Partner Exercise

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Part III: Other Exercises

Stargazing

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Coloring

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Osho Dynamic Meditation

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The five stages according to ActiveMeditation.com.
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Conclusions and Next Steps

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Brad Buzzard

Written by

Exploring the funky side of self-evolution.

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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