Health

Do you Meditate??

Intel uRock
Nov 15

I do and i can see it helps. I am surprised that at work it is not as popular as other health activities. Do you guys meditate? If yes, what methods do you use? And do you agree it should be encouraged at work?

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  • Intel nervuswrek
    I mediate when my manager starts talking
    Nov 150
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  • Microsoft PMM’d
    1. I try to find time for that. I’ve been doing it 3x week. It feels good
    2. Headspace is nice. I also have a MUSE band that sometimes I use.
    3. Yes should TOTALLY be encouraged.
    Nov 150
  • Google / Engky
    I do 2 hrs daily. I practice Vipasana. Completely transformed my life. Definitely should be promoted at work.
    Nov 151
  • eBay eyxitsjtj
    10 mins daily. Calm app. Yes everyone should live in the now.
    Nov 150
  • Intel / Otherquittin
    I am trying it out on the headspace app but I'm falling asleep even while sitting
    Nov 151
    • Intel UGeJ58
      Change your timing. Do it after your shower/ready in the morning or in your car before you walk into your house
      Nov 16
  • Intel uRock
    OP
    I wish companies had special rooms for it. I would do it in office
    Nov 151
    • Intel Telus
      There were in some buildings...just cant remember where. I go to my car or use a lounge or massage chair FWIW
      Nov 15
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    I’ve practiced meditation (formless or following breath) since I was a teenager. Sometimes combined with yoga. Tend to do it multiple times a day for a minute or two at a time. Just a short opportunity to turn within and experience silence makes a huge difference.
    Nov 150
  • Intel Telus
    Yes. I learned about it at Intel during a really stressful high anxiety time a few years back. Being the skeptic, I dismissed. Then I was at a conference 5 years ago and met the CTO at Cisco and he swore by it to be mindful, calm, creative and innovative. He taught me how and now I do 2x per day. Swear by it. Strongly encourage it at work. Teach your kids too. Wish my parents had. It would have saved some needless suffering.... try Awake@Intel on Circuit.
    Nov 150
  • Facebook AVCq23Bb
    I have tried meditation. It never really did anything for me. I think most people who claim they are getting some benefit from it are just riding the bandwagon. It's just a popular thing to do right now.
    Nov 166
    • Microsoft Blkman
      U have to practice it consistently for long duration to get benefits.
      Nov 16
    • Facebook AVCq23Bb
      You just need to have more faith to get benefits from religion.
      Nov 16
    • Microsoft Blkman
      Practicing meditation != practicing religion
      Nov 16
    • Facebook AVCq23Bb
      My point is he is suggesting the reason I didn't get the benefits of meditation was because I didn't do it consistent "enough", or I didn't do it for a long "enough" duration. This is consistent with how when people don't see the benefits of miracles people say, oh its because you didn't go to church "enough" or you didn't believe hard "enough".

      My meditation practice was very consistent and I tried various durations. From very 5-10 minutes twice a day, or long 30 minutes to an hour once a day. It never did much for me. I'd rather go relax or get work done.

      People claim the benefit from meditation for the same reason people see Jesus on toast. They don't want to be the "unenlightened one". This is probably mostly a subconscious lie we tell ourselves, but it's crappy because people try to sell poor people meditation books/swag/courses because they want people to believe it's a path to success. But it's just another scam to swindle you out of your time and money like religion, or 1000 other "self help" systems.

      Don't meditate. Manage your time. Work hard. Relax by doing something you enjoy, not torturing yourself staring at the back of your eyelids.
      Nov 16
    • Microsoft Blkman
      You came to the above conclusions with sample size of 1?
      Nov 16
    • Facebook AVCq23Bb
      I don't need to do a statistical experiment to determine wearing a tin foil hat will not reduce your chances of being abducted by aliens.
      Nov 16
  • Google / Engteme
    I tried, but feel bored one minute in..
    Nov 155
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Give it time then you will know it’s power
      Nov 15
    • Google / Engteme
      How is it different than taking a nap?
      Nov 16
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Meditation is something like mind relaxing exercise. Clear out your thoughts and gives you more calming experience. Nap doesn’t do that. Also now there are scientific explanations as well. It produces some kind of waves in you which are good for you.
      Also meditation is all about being aware about yourself whereas nap is totally opposite
      Nov 16
    • Intel UGeJ58
      I definitely recommend a guided meditation for newbies. You need to anchor your focus to something when you start. A breath cycle is easy. Also, you can passively notice all types of sounds around you (fans, clicks, coughs, groans, water) without getting sucked into listening to the meaning of a conversation.
      Nov 16
    • Google / Engjwjshvyrja
      Is there any ASMR guided meditation?
      Nov 16
  • Oracle pdke8
    Tried but didn't find it helpful, didn't get it I guess.
    Nov 161
    • Intel UGeJ58
      The goal of meditation is to willfully reach a state of calm. The first few times, you may not even be able to focus. Eventually, I got to a point where I just needed to sit down and could willfully reach my calm immediately. The idea is that you can become super chill 1-2x a day to reset yourself
      Nov 16

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