The Meditation Blog

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Acem Meditation is a non-religious mindful technique for relaxation and personal growth. Developed by psychologists and medical doctors. Acem is a non-profit organisation, founded in Norway in 1966, working to bring people in contact with their potential for relaxation, recovery and growth.

The art of small adjustments

2019-07-05T11:56:48+02:00May 19th, 2015|

You may know the phrase "can’t see the forest for the trees”. It applies to meditation as well. You may be in the middle of something important, but can’t see the big picture, and wish things were different. We’ve all got some inner rationales that control how we experience our meditation. It can make you somewhat blind. It’s then easy to devaluate both your meditation and its results. Letting yourself into the meditation process is to see that “what happened" is full of inner life and quite OK. That may, over time with regular meditation, expand your horizon and give you new perspectives.

Slimming with yoga?

2019-07-05T14:36:01+02:00May 19th, 2015|

According to recent studies, yoga and meditation practices may help us to lose weight, reduce our blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and slow down our pulse. Both psychological and physical quality of life seems to improve.

Close your eyes and you will see

2015-05-19T09:46:39+02:00May 19th, 2015|

Even with a conventional mindset you can appreciate what an Acem retreat has to offer: a swim in the lake, a walk in the woods, a room with a view, and interesting conversations with people from various parts of the world. The benefits of spending a week of your summer holiday sitting alone in your room with closed eyes for several hours a day may be less obvious. In fact, however, long meditations are where you pave the way for more fundamental changes in your life.

Flow and friction in dance and meditation

2014-05-21T00:31:33+02:00May 21st, 2014|

It feels good to be in a free flow. When we dance, we let rhythm find expression through the body. In synchrony with the movements of our partner, we let the impulses and improvisation be expressed during the dance. In meditation, being present in the repetition of the sound, softly and lightly, with a minimum of mental activity, is sufficient to give our attention a focus, without stopping the spontaneous flow of thoughts in our mind.

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