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    If that fails - cow tipping might be a goer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    If that fails - cow tipping might be a goer
    PMSL! I do find taking the dogs for walks and runs in the park very relaxing, so maybe I should just start doing that before training. I've found my stress levels have gone way down since Charlie & Bells came along... although sometimes they are the cause!!

    It's funny, we leave classical music playing on the radio for them during they day when we're not home and even though I'm not a classical fan I find myself not turning it of when we get home...

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    Maybe you should take training less seriously?

    Just relax and enjoy

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    Well, there's cigarettes, booze, marijuana, antidepressants...hey, the list goes on that many ppl turn to in times of stress.

    My brother runs a martial arts school in NZ, and he has been into meditation and all that stuff for most of his life, but I just can't find the right...medium...for it to work for me.

    Instead, when I get stressed, I tell myself that I'm surrounded by turkeys, that one day I'll die and everything in between is simply irrelevant. I usually feel better after that!

    Or you could scream at the cows. Lol. Hey, it works for Di. *pokes tongues at Di*

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    *****Di takes the more mature stance and just ignores DA****

    *****bugga maturity***pokes tongue back, lol*****

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by di_dee1 View Post
    *****di takes the more mature stance and just ignores da****

    *****bugga maturity***pokes tongue back, lol*****
    pmsl

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    I guess there is always chocolate.

    we used to have a hammock rigged under the desks in the "tutorial" room. The trick was evicting the sleeping tutor from it so I could get some. Never had to worry about it being stolen, was always occupied. The tutors loved it, it made them very difficult for students out of the loop to find them.

    Most basic meditation - find a soothing word with lots of vibration in the feel of it, find a comfy place - and lie flat on your back with arms straight by your side (might have to shut the puppy out), and repeat the word slowly in your head (how the vibration works when you don't say it I don't know) and don't worry about the squillion thoughts that go screaming round your head, just sort of wave to them and get on with your word repeats. If you get distracted - as soon as you notice, go back to the word. Have a timer of some sort go on or turn the music off when you get to 20 minutes or so. If you happen to fall asleep - that's ok too - so long as you set an alarm if you think falling asleep is possible and you need to be doing other things.

    If you think you're going to empty your mind of thought when you mediate - you're wrong. And if you think having a squillion thoughts screaming round your head, or kiddies squealing outside is ruining the effect - you'd also be wrong. For me, it helps anyway, and I really ought to do it more often.

    Scuba diving is an interesting form of enforced mediation. You need to manage your breathing - no holding breath allowed (or you're dead) and you need to be in the here and right now as much as possible (or you can end up dead). I find I'm less frazzled for a quite a while afterwards - depending on how well the boat ride back goes or how cold I've gotten. A painful boat ride, too much heat or cold on the way to the dive site, kind of ruins the benefit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    You could try Tai Chi at home before you go to training with Charlie and Bella. It is all to do with centering your mind and let your mind work with the body as one. Breathing is an essential part, breathing calmly and steadly. The Australian Academy of Tai Chi is one place to learn. A lot of people have trouble with static meditation, but moving meditation seems to work well.
    Agree totally with the Tai-Chi - Check if there is a local group that you could join. The last form I completed was the Bejing 24 & its a wonderful way to not only take your mind off things, its good for the body and soul also.

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    i know how to meditate- I meditate and do yoga.
    Sit In a cross legged or lotus position( either one or both feet on thighs- you know the one), and concentrate on your breathing. try to float within your mind. Deep breaths through your nose. If any thoughts come into your mind, acknowledge them, but do not dwell on them.Same with sounds. sit in a quiet place. No thinking. hope this helps!

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