This is a practical and easy-to-follow meditation guide for beginners. It covers the basic points you need to know in order to start practicing meditation, and to start benefiting from its effects. To learn even more, visit Brainwave entrainment and meditation
Meditation Techniques for Beginners
An Easy and Practical Guide on How To Meditate
How to meditate?
I would like to concentrate on a few practical points regarding the techniques and stages of meditation. They are designed especially for beginners, but advanced meditators can also benefit from them and even learn something new about meditation.
1. Be consistent in the time and place of your meditation practice.
This helps the mind to more easily fall into the state of concentration and relaxation. When you are a beginner in meditation, it may be especially hard to focus your mind immediately. There is something called conditioned reflex, which is a reaction to a specific external stimulus – therefore, you will be able to ‘tame’ your mind and emotions more quickly if the time and place are permanent.
2.Set out a different room for your meditation
In case this is not possible, take part of the room by a curtain and keep this corner exclusively to yourself. Do not allow external influences enter this corner of yours; incense can help with that. It is preferable to ‘purify’ the space by burning incense two times a day. You can also place a picture of an inspirational figure in there.
3. During your meditation practice, it is good to be facing north or east
Take this into consideration when choosing your special corner/room. Sit in a comfortable position, with your back and neck straight but relaxed. A good posture during meditation calms the mind and helps concentration.
4. In the beginning of your meditation, let the mind wander for a while.
Gradually, prana will become more concentrated, and you will be able to focus.
5.You should choose an ‘object’ of concentration,
which actually acts as a resting point for your mind – like a bird seeking a branch to land on. If you are primarily intellectual, you should visualize the object of focus in the eyebrows. If you are more emotional – use the cardiac plexus. Do not change the point of concentration you have initially chosen.
If you wonder what that object should be,it can be something symbolic that gives light and joy to your soul, like the sun for example. You can imagine a shining sun in-between your eyebrows, and at the same time keep repeating a mantra in your mind.
6. When using such meditation techniques on a regular basis,
you will be able to reach Samadhi, which is known to be a state of superconsciousness, where duality disappears. You should be equipped with patience if using ‘regular’ meditation techniques, as reaching this state usually takes years.
Start practicing meditation for 20 minutes and slowly build up to an hour.
In case your body starts trembling, master it and hold the energy inside.
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