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if you are a meditator of any description, could you take 5 mins to complete this online survey to help a researcher from Swinburne University who is looking at the experiences and consequences of meditation? i just did it and the questions are quite interesting! :p
What method of meditation do you use? Just focusing on the breath, or do you have a mantra etc? I need a new method to focus on, my practise has lapsed so badly! The survey looks really interesting but I really must start meditating more regularly again before I feel qualified to answer the questions!
this link might help. it describes the five techniques used in zen meditation. i generally use the second and fourth ones (mantra and counting breaths) when i sit for shorter periods (at home) and the other ones on retreat.
hope it helps :p
Also, i usually sit cross-legged or in position #5 as I am not flexible enough to sit full-lotus :eek: though my 18-month old daughter can do it!!!!!!
I shall complete this survey now :)
that was one long survey :eek:
Towards the end it was asking questions like "have you felt angered in the last day", "Have you felt frustrated?", "have you felt restless or bored?"
I wanted to answer "Yes... Particularly in the last 10 minutes!" :eek: :o
my apologies for that!! :) that was a researcher's "5 minutes" (i know what it's like getting people to fill out your survey!)
thanks for your effort! :D
That was an interesting little survey and I'd be interested to hear the result's (if we can).
I missed my yoga/meditation class last night (had the IL's over for dinner instead), and I can definately notice a difference today.
I love to meditate, i go to spirital classes one a week for two hours, and 45 minutes of the class is meditation, and its fantastic, it helps me to unwind and relax although i think twice a week would be better;)
I am losing my meditative calm! This survey is loooooong!!! Am up to question 104, can anyone tell me how many there are in total?!! Teehee, I need to chill out and meditate more :p
lukael, lol, i think you had a way to go when you made that post. It was definately too long.
They needed a status bar with a percentage telling you how far you were through the survey at the very minimum.
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