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Rudolf Steiner gave an extensive set of exercises for spiritual development.<ref name=RAMcD>Robert A. McDermott, "Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy", in Faivre and Needleman, Modern Esoteric Spirituality, ISBN 0-8245-1444-0, pp. 303ff</ref> Some of these were intended for general use, while others were for certain professions, including teachers, doctors, and priests, or were given to private individuals.<ref>Rudolf Steiner, Verses and Meditations, Rudolf Steiner Press 2005 ISBN 1855841975</ref>

Martial arts

Some martial arts, like T'ai chi ch'uan, Aikido,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=thesis }}</ref> and Jujutsu, are considered spiritual practices by some of their practitioners.

New Age

Passage meditation was a practice recommended by Eknath Easwaran which involves the memorization and silent repetition of passages of scripture from the world's religions.

Adidam (the name of both the religion and practice) taught by Adi Da Samraj uses an extensive group of spiritual practices including ceremonial invocation (puja) and body disciplines such as exercise, a modified yoga, dietary restrictions and bodily service. These are all rooted in a fundamental devotional practice of Guru bhakti based in self-understanding rather than conventional religious seeking.

The term Neotantra refers to a modern collection of practices and schools in the West that integrates the sacred with the sexual, and de-emphasizes the reliance on Gurus.

Recent and evolving spiritual practices in the West have also explored the integration of aboriginal instruments such as the Didgeridoo, extended chanting as in Kirtan, or other breathwork taken outside of the context of Eastern lineages or spiritual beliefs, such as Quantum Light Breath.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>


Stoicism takes the view that philosophy is not just a set of beliefs or ethical claims, it is a way of life and discourse involving constant practice and training (e.g., asceticism). Stoic spiritual practices and exercises include contemplation of death and other events that are typically thought negative, training attention to remain in the present moment (similar to some forms of Eastern meditation), daily reflection on everyday problems and possible solutions, keeping a personal journal, and so on. Philosophy for a Stoic is an active process of constant practice and self-reminder.

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