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What do I meditate on?
What do I meditate on?

Meditation needs to be approached in a positive and systematic way. We should make an outline of our meditation before we even sit down to meditate. If we don’t do this we’ll be running around in mental and subconscious circles.

So, what do we actually do when we sit down to meditate?
We taught a simple meditation of sitting with the spine straight and why this is important. Then becoming aware of the physical body, the energy within it and the nervous system. We taught a simple breathing technique that helps to keep awareness concentrated on one thing at a time. Then how to draw the energy in the body into the nervous system and direct it into the spine. We explained why we do this and how to release the energy back into the body again after having held it in the spine for a while.

The group at the meditation retreat conducted by Vedic Odyssey in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

The group at the meditation retreat conducted by Vedic Odyssey in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

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Hiking in St John & working with our inner psychic currents
Hiking in St John & working with our inner psychic currents

This morning we took a ferry to the neighbouring island of St. John about 20 mins away. We then hiked to Solomons Beach. White sand with coconut trees on the beach, turquoise waters and only a handful of people there it was the perfect beach. We enjoyed our time here before hiking further to Hone...

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Encountering the Subconscious
Encountering the Subconscious

In this evening’s class we covered the first thing that a serious meditator will encounter as he begins his journey within and that is the subconscious mind. To put it very simply. One could look at the mind as layers. You have the conscious mind then above it the subconscious and above tha...

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Developing Willpower and Concentration
Developing Willpower and Concentration

Our day started with a morning group Hatha Yoga practice on the balcony over looking the Caribbean sea. A sweet spot to practice yoga as we watched the sun rise. After breakfast we dived into our morning class. We studied how to develop two qualities, willpower and concentration, and use that to ...

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Learning to Meditate
Learning to Meditate

Our meditation retreat is off to a wonderful start. A brief light shower that came in from the south cooled the island after what had been a pretty hot day. [youtube]3j-DgzBT3QM[/youtube] In our first class today we learned one of the most important concepts in the process of learning how to medi...

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Day 1 of Meditation Retreat, Virgin Islands
Day 1 of Meditation Retreat, Virgin Islands

It’s another gorgeous day here in St. Thomas. The ocean is calm, turquoise and inviting. The sun is out. The private villa is surrounded with beautiful flowers. It’s the first day of our meditation retreat and our participants are arriving early this afternoon. Sharing a photo of the ...

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Visiting St. John, US Virgin Islands
Visiting St. John, US Virgin Islands

A few helpful bits of information for visiting the islands of St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Inter-Island Boat Service 340-776-6597 Tortola (every day) Depart St, John/ Departs West End, Tortola 0830 Mon thru Sun 0915 1130 Mon thru Sun 1215 1530 Mon thru Thurs, & Sat 1615 1630 Sun only (n...

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