Do You Feel Yoga And Meditation Should Be Combined?

Do you feel yoga and meditation should be combined? Yoga expert Scott Blossom discusses yoga and meditation. It's ideal to have them combined, but at the same time, I think that people should do what they...

It's ideal to have them combined, but at the same time, I think that people should do what they are excited to do. If they feel like they have to meditate but they don't really enjoy it, there is a very little chance they are going to stick with it or get much fruit out of it. Yes, it's ideal for people to combine both yoga and meditation, but yoga is actually a form of meditation, just being in your body and focusing on the body is a very good way to meditate. As time goes on you can incorporate more of the formal seated practice. There is one interesting thing to know - psychological development studies have shown that people who meditate develop psychologically much faster through the age range of 25-50 than people who don't. If you think about it, when you are 25-50 that's typically when you have your job and a family to support and people get very involved in their lives and don't have a lot of times for themselves. They discovered that people who incorporate meditation during that time continued to grow and transform mentally and emotionally much more rapidly than people who didn't. The other interesting thing is that they compared it to psychotherapy, Hatha Yoga, and tai chi - when they compared the biofeedback they found that meditation was most powerful for helping people to transform. I usually do about an hour and a half to two hours in the morning and then another half hour to an hour in the evening of combined postures and meditation.

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