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SCOTTSDALE, AZ, February 23, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Mindfulness meditation has moved from the mountains of eastern Asia to the modern computer monitor in everyone's home. MindfulnessMeditation.org has recently launched semi-weekly online meditation sessions, letting people from all over the globe participate in a meditation community online. Mindfulness meditation, the art and science of paying attention to the moment, is a set of meditation techniques that have been applied not only to spiritual growth but also to medical recovery, healthy emotional development and even corporate performance. Online group meditations have just been launched this week and are offered each Sunday and Tuesday night at 10:00 pm Central Time. Recorded meditation sessions are posted each day.
Richard Nongard, a marriage and family therapist, says, "Mindfulness meditation is the daily practice of living in the present. It keeps people from ruminating on the pains and problems of the past, and prevents them from fearing the future." He notes that by learning simple mindfulness meditation techniques, many people find it easier to respond to stress and life's difficulties. "Doctors have been telling heart patients for years to learn meditation," Nongard says, "because they know that mindfulness meditation has the capacity to change not only the mind but the body as well."
Nongard has also created a Facebook group, integrating it into the MindfulnessMeditation.org portal to create a sense of community. According to Nongard, "In today's busy world, people often feel a sense of disconnect. By creating an interactive experience, people can learn together and share in the lives of others who are important to them." A mindfulness meditation forum can create that sense of community.
Mindfulness meditation is unlike other forms of meditation in that there is no requirement for specific poses or time periods. In fact, the goal of mindfulness meditation is to learn how to practice meditation in every aspect of life, with no formal processes required. Nongard points out that while Buddhist meditation may have been the forerunner of modern mindfulness meditation practices, his background comes from his experiences as a Christian minister and psychotherapist. "Most people have learned to separate religion from meditation, and mindfulness meditation techniques easily transcend every belief system and even are applied by those who practice no religious tradition."
MindfulnessMeditation.org offers a new meditation video and blog each day and online real-time group meditations Sunday and Tuesday evenings at 10:00pm Central Time. Contact Richard Nongard at www.MindfulnessMeditation.org for more information.
www.MindfulnessMeditation.org is an Internet portal providing information, education and training in the practice of Mindfulness Meditation. For further information, contact us at (800) 390-9536.
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