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How to Properly Meditate

How to Properly Meditate

How to Properly Meditate

 

Meditation enables you to fight anxiety, fosters physical health, helps with chronic pain, can make you sleep better, feel happier, be more peaceful, and be more present.

Therefore, if you’re getting started with meditation, make sure you don’t beat yourself up concerning your wild mind. It is a natural condition. Over time you will start to work nicely with the barrage of ideas and you will discover some clarity and calmness.

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Let us discuss some easy tips on how to meditate.

 

1 . Posture

Regardless of whether you sit on a chair or cross-legged on the floor, ensure that your spine is upright with head up. If you happen to be slumped your mind will drift. Mind and body are connected. If your body is well balanced and healthy, your mind will also be in balance. To straighten up, assume that your head is reaching the sky.

2 . Eyes

Try to keep your eyes open. Open eyes enable you to become more present. lower your eyes and stare softly. In case you close your eyes you can be very likely to drift away on imagination and stories. Nevertheless, it’s vital that you do what is comfortable for you. Many people find closing their eyes a lot more effective. It’s great to investigate and see exactly what seems best for you.

3 . Focus

In ordinary consciousness, we are barely present. For instance, sometimes we drive the car on autopilot while being caught up with thoughts. Suddenly we get our destination and don’t remember anything about the drive!

So, meditation is an excellent method of getting up to our life.

It had been like relaxing in a crazy cinema!

4 . The breath

Focusing on the breath is an excellent way to fasten yourself in the present moment. Notice your breath streaming in and out. There’s no need to manage the breath – just allow it to be natural.

5 . Embracing your breath

In case you are struggling settling, you can try monitoring the breath – which is an ancient meditation practice. On your outbreath, silently count “one”, then “two”, and up to “four”. Then go back to “one”. Whenever you pay attention to your ideas have strayed far away or you end up with counting “thirty-three”, simply return to “one”. In this way, “one” is like returning home to the present instance. It’s best to return without a backward glance.

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6 . Ideas

When you observe thoughts, smoothly allow them to go by returning your focus to the breath. Don’t attempt to stop thoughts; this will just make you feel alive. Assume that they are unwanted visitors at your door: recognize their presence and politely ask them to leave. Then shine the soft light of your thoughts on your breath.

7 . Emotions

It’s difficult to decide into meditation if you are having trouble strong emotions. This is because some emotions tend to breed stories in the mind. Specifically anger, shame and fear create stories that repeat over and over in the mind. Anger and shame allow us to keep searching for past events of history. Fear of observing the future with tales that begin with, “What if…”

The approach to handle strong feelings in meditation is to concentrate on the body feelings that go along with the emotion. For instance, this could be the tight band of fear around the upper body or the hot roiling of anger in the belly. Forget about the stories and refocus on your body. By doing this you are honouring your emotions and not getting entangled in stories.

8 . Quietness

Quietness is healing. I know there is a lot of ‘meditation music’ around, however, not a thing beats simple silence. Otherwise the music or sounds on the tape just thrown away the chatter in your mind. When we sit down in silence we actually able to feel what our mind is doing. There are stability and serenity which comes from relaxing in silence. Over time outer and inner silence meet and you come to rest in the moment.

9 . Length

Begin with 10 minutes and simply sit longer if you think the length is too short. Don’t force yourself to meditate for a long time when you are not ready to do that. At some point you may want to extend your meditation techniques for 25 minutes. That’s a period that permits you to settle your mind without creating too much pressure on your body. Most significantly, shrug off any ‘shoulds’. Many individuals enjoy sitting for an hour at a time. Some people discover that they can’t sit for a longer period than 10 minutes. Do what seems best for you!

10 . Place

It’s cool to create an exceptional place to sit. You can also make a shrine or an altar that you could face whenever you sit in meditating. You could place a candle on your altar and objects that have meaning to you. It’s beautiful to discover objects for the altar as you walk. Perhaps you find stones, or seashells, or flowers that speak to you.

11 . Enjoyment

Most importantly, it’s crucial that you enjoy meditation. You may want to try sitting with a hint of a smile. Be nice to yourself. Learn sitting just a bit each day.

The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you


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