Please, help me to choose the right meditation against my depression...

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Sweptaway
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   Posted 9/23/2011 3:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys and girls,

I'm new to this forum, and just would like to ask you if you think that meditation helps when you are depressed? I got a DVD from a friend, Meditation from the perspective of science, health and spirituality (Meditactics), and I would like to try some of the meditations on the DVD.
But I don't really know where to start, it is like a whole bunch of stuff there.. Maybe you can help me to choose the appropriate place to start? The contents on the DVD is found at www.meditactics.com/content.html.

about my condition, well.. I was raised to never fail, always be on top, always have an answer to a question. I have a period of over activity, followed by a deep "can't lift a finger"-state (like almost being dead). And I don't have any idea how to avoid this...
Yeah, so I thought maybe there is a meditation that could suit me.
Would be grateful for you advise.

Kind regards
Sharon

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   Posted 9/23/2011 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow,

There are so many to choose from. That would be hard. I learned from a book that I bought years ago. Cant even remember the title anymore.

Anything that mentions minfulness would be good for you. But I would like to see you find one for beginners. And it is all basically focussing on your breathing and clearing the mind. I have been doing a simple version of it for years. It helps me fall to sleep at night. Or relax during the day. It is all within you. You have the power.

I really would suggest one on mindful ness. If you can find a basic one that starts you our from the beginning, I think that would be cool. Maybe google "the art of simple meditation" or something like that. These seem very advanced, and it is so simple.

I am really glad that you are looking into it. It gives us a lot of self control and peacefullness. Best wishes for finding the right one. You may even want to get a book on it. It is easy to comprehend with a book. Either way, I wish you luck with this. Hopefully some other members will come on with their suggestions.

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   Posted 9/23/2011 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
mindfulness is cool. so is the art of simple visualisation. wishing you well. and welcome to the forum. jamie.
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   Posted 9/24/2011 1:16 AM (GMT -6)   
IMHO, meditation is very personal thing and finding the right one or ones is a matter of trial and error.

It is not uncommon for people to sample several "styles" and take a little from this one and a little for that and maybe something from a few others and combine them into something unique.

I would view any book, DVD, tape, etc as a starting point and go from there. Take what works for you and leave the rest behind.
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sore42long
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   Posted 9/24/2011 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
yes ,it can be helpful but somepeople needs meds aswell,seems different things work for some.All in all meditation can't hurt you and for me is very peaceful and relaxing .takecare
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